Posts with the category “around-the-chamber”

2020 Regional AAPI Health Summit
by Asian Chamber on September 10th, 2020
REGION VI ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER (AAPI) HEALTH SUMMIT is RESCHEDULED for OCTOBER 29-30, 2020, 12-4 PM CT AND is going VIRTUAL with NO REGISTRATION FEE! However, all participants must register at http://asianhealthhouston.org/registration/. “Policies, Programs and Promising Practices for AAPI Health in the Age of COVID 19”  Read More
Mulan and Courageous Women, Brave Families
by Asian Chamber on September 10th, 2020
Please join us this Friday, Sept. 11, for "Courageous Women, Brave Families," a very special conversation with five dynamic AAPI women leaders and members of their families. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. CST. Everyone is welcome to join us! This family-friendly event will focus on the importance of having strong women leaders, role models, mentors, and allies in all aspects of our lives. We'll also talk about the live-action movie, Mulan, that debuted on Disney+ on Sept. 4.  Read More
2020 National MED Week
by Asian Chamber on September 10th, 2020
MBDA has hosted the National MED Week observance honoring the outstanding achievements and leadership of minority-owned firms, organizations and advocates from across the Nation. This year, MBDA has transformed its traditional programming to fit the dynamic virtual conference environment. The virtual conference experience will host more than twenty unique forums featuring inspirational stories, industry insights, and networking connections. 2020 National MED Week is virtually unmissable!  Read More
ACC Chairman's Letter - ACC Business Conference and Expo 2020
by Asian Chamber on September 9th, 2020
Announcing our annual Business Conference and Expo, which this year will take place virtually over two weeks in October. Last year, the event was held at the Greater Houston Partnership for a sold out one-day event. This year, we have expanded the Business Conference to four days in October as we include engaging, interactive sessions to offer more resources in helping your business pivot into the new normal.  Read More
Small Business Economic Relief Program
by Asian Chamber on September 4th, 2020
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council approved $15 million for the City of Houston Small Business Economic Relief Program that will provide immediate and short-term grant assistance to small businesses impacted economically in Houston’s communities due to COVID-19. Funded through the Federal CARES ACT, the grant program is designed to help the most vulnerable small businesses with access...  Read More
BRINGING WOMEN OF COLOR TO THE TABLE WEBINAR
by Asian Chamber on August 24th, 2020
Women of color are increasingly reaching executive level positions, but work still needs to be done to bring more to the table. Discover how companies and institutions are prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusivity and reaping the benefits.  Read More
FEMA - Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit
by Asian Chamber on August 21st, 2020
WHY SHOULD ORGANIZATIONS CARE ABOUT HURRICANE RISK?Significant portions of the United States are at risk for the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes. It is important that organizations throughout the country, including associations, businesses, and community groups, understand the risks and potential impacts and prepare accordingly. The Ready Business Program for Hurricane and the Preparedne...  Read More
Minority Women Who Mean Business series
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
U.S. MBDA Enterprising Women of Color and Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship invite you to join the virtual conversation to celebrate women of color at the Minority Women Who Mean Business series. 'Register now at MinorityWomenLead.com for the August 21st session featuring White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Executive Director, Tina W...  Read More
Lift Fund - Serving Hope
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
The food services industry has been severely impacted this year, and foodpreneurs are pivoting to cope with the impact of the pandemic.Join us on Wednesday, August 26th at 11:00 AM for a live cooking demo and candid conversation with 2017 James Beard Foundation Award winner Chef Hugo Ortega and LiftFund client Chef Yolonda "Yo" Henry. You'll hear about the strategies these Chefs are implementing t...  Read More
GHBPF invites you to Doing Business With Harris County
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
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MBDA: Export Your Way to a Brighter Future - Online Export Academy
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
Exporting your way to a Brighter FutureAn Online Academy for Entrepreneurs. The academy is an opportunity for existing companies to develop practical, hands-on training in exporting.Fee to charge per course** = $20/course or $100.00 for all 7 courses!For more information, contact mbda@hccs.edu ...  Read More
Metro Online Certification Workshop
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
Join Metro's Online Certification Workshop to learn about the Importance of Certification! Completing Online Applications and Supporting Documentations.  Read More
Liu Distinguished Visitor Series - Announcing our next distinguished visitor, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
Dr. Kai-fu Lee, world-renowned expert on Artificial Intelligence, will be the featured speaker for the first Frank and Cindy Liu Distinguished Visitor's Series for the Fall of 2020. He will speak via Zoom on Sep. 1, at 7:30 pm CST. Dr. Lee is currently Chairman and CEO of Sinvation Ventures, formerly President of Google China, and the author of the New York Times bestseller, “AI Superpowers....  Read More
[FRAUD ALERT] Scams Targeting Texas Taxpayers
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
Scams Targeting TaxpayersWe recently became aware of a scam involving mailings falsely claiming to represent the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.If you receive one of these mailings, please do not provide your personal confidential credit card or bank information.If you suspect any correspondence from our agency is fraudulent, please notify us by emailing stop.spoofing@cpa.texas.gov.Learn mor...  Read More
Starting a Business in Texas
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:00 -2:00 PM Central TimeWhere: Online Webinar About the Webinar:Texas remains the best state in the U.S. to start a business. Join the Governor's Small Business Team and a panel of subject-matter experts as they discuss the initial steps for starting and operating a business in the state. The webinar will highlight key sources of information for entrepreneurs an...  Read More
Disaster Relief Videos
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
Preparing Your Business for a Natural DisasterIs your small business ready for the next natural disaster?  LiftFund can help you prepare!Access these free resources at LiftLearn.com...  Read More
HOPE Clinic's Restaurant Recovery Program
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
HOPE Clinic and BakerRipley are offering Food Industry Recovery Program to support restaurants. Applications for the third cohort of this program are now open. The program is virtual and is intended for business owners in the food industry who have been affected by COVID-19. With this training and access to coaching, businesses have the opportunity to connect with food experts, create a new strate...  Read More
2020 LiftOff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
Liftoff Houston Applications Now Open Until August 10, 2020 | 11:59 PMOrientation is REQUIRED for Everyone Liftoff Houston is the City of Houston's annual business plan competition. It is an entrepreneurial initiative that aims to empower Houstonians with business literacy education and mentorship to start their own businesses while contributing to the local growth and sustainability of the Housto...  Read More
HOPE Clinic Rapid COVID-19 Testing
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
HOPE Clinic now offers Rapid COVID-19 test for SAME DAY RESULT!  Rapid antigen tests are nasal swabs . Rapid test will detect viral protein in an actively infected person. HOPE Rapid Test will offer you immediate, same day result. Testing is $120 and is covered by major insurances. HOPE Clinic offers sliding fee assistance for individuals needing assistance. An appointment required to schedule you...  Read More
Second Open Meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
The August Open Meeting of the PAC-AAPI will discuss the ongoing work of advancing the economic and workforce development of AAPIs through the federal government. The public may attend virtually and provide comments during the open comment period.Date: Wednesday, August 5Time: 3:00 pm CST...  Read More
Deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. The deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020....  Read More
COVID-19 recovery resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
Join the SBA for a virtual town hall about COVID-19 recovery resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs on August 3.   Read More
SBA Houston Virtual Events - July 27-31
by Asian Chamber on July 27th, 2020
SBA Topics include: EIDL/PPP Program overview, PPP Loan Forgiveness, Q&A Sessions, Federal Contracting (WOSB, HUBZone, 8a), Access to capital, SBIR/STTR.   Read More
COVID-19 Test Sites (UPDATES) - Week of July 13
by Asian Chamber on July 19th, 2020
Current COVID-19 Testing Site (Updated) Resources in getting testing and list of sites.  Read More
Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund (UPDATED)
by Asian Chamber on July 19th, 2020
(UPDATED) The Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund program (SBRF) is a $30 million grant program designed to assist small businesses operating in Harris County that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses can now obtain grants up to $25,000 to support their ongoing operations and to help business owners stay afloat as Harris County continues to fight the coronaviru...  Read More
AR, FL, GA, MI, NM, OK, and TX Economic Census Update
by Asian Chamber on July 14th, 2020
This webinar will provide an update on the largest of the business programs conducted by the Census Bureau, the Economic Census. The status of the release of the data for AR, FL, GA, MI, NM, OK, and TX will be discussed, as will some key findings to date. Finally, the webinar will provide tips and tricks on how best to access these data on data.census.gov and how to use the materials on the Econom...  Read More
City of Houston calls local and Texas artists for $3 million public project
by Asian Chamber on July 13th, 2020
The City of Houston has a number of strategies it uses to invest in arts and culture for the benefit of the City’s residents and to attract visitors. One of those strategies is funding the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) and art grants to organizations with Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) dedicated to the arts. A complete description of the City’s current cultural strategies can be found begin...  Read More
How To Do Business with METRO - July Workshop
by Asian Chamber on July 13th, 2020
How To Do Business with METRO (Emphasis on Procurement #2) Wednesday July 15, 2020 10am — 11:30am Join us in this webinar/teleconference, we will discuss: Overview of Procurement & Small Business Program New Vendor Registration Process Overview of Procurement & Materials A Procurement Buyer's Role SB Program Procurement Requirements Certification Process Benefits of METRO's Procurement Website...  Read More
Activity Ranking for COVID-19 Risk
by Asian Chamber on July 13th, 2020
BE INFORMED: Know Your Risk During COVID-19The Texas Medical Association has published a chart informing the risk level of COVID-19On a scale of 1 to 10, how risky is...Ranked by physicians from the TMA COVID-19 Task Force and the TMA...  Read More
U.S. MBDA Celebrates MED Week 2020 - Deadline July 15
by Asian Chamber on July 10th, 2020
Celebrate the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, organizations and individuals that have demonstrated their commitment to advancing minority business enterprises by submitting a nomination, today! To nominate the businesses that have been pushing the needle of success forward, please visit the MED Week website (https://medweek.mbda.gov), no later than July 15, 2020....  Read More
Liftfund - Join us for a conversation with female entrepreneurs
by Asian Chamber on July 10th, 2020
Doors closed. Revenue lost. Layoffs. Outstanding debt. Global pandemic. Imposed restrictions. Demonstrations over racial injustice. Small business owners have experienced it all over the past three months.They have responded with resiliency, creativity, and purpose - but the road ahead is still uncertain.Join us Tuesday, July 14 at 12:00PM for a live virtual conversation with three minority women ...  Read More
MBDA - Webinar - Information about the HC Small Business Recovery Fund
by Asian Chamber on July 10th, 2020
The Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund Program is a $30 million grant program designed to assist small businesses operating in Harris County that have been negatively impacted by the Covid 19 Pandemic. Register to learn about about the Fund and how to qualify....  Read More
City of Houston: LiftOff Houston Business Plan Competition
by Asian Chamber on July 10th, 2020
We are so excited to announce that application is NOW OPEN for the 2020 LiftOff Houston Business Plan Competition. The Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition engages and empowers Houstonians to achieve their dream of owning a business. The competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with access to the essential tools, resources and support necessary to develop a sound business plan, as a first step towards this goal. The five month long competition consists of four stages: orientation, workshops, mentoring, and business pitching.   Read More
Elevate the sHERO in You! Workshops Announcement
by Asian Chamber on July 9th, 2020
OCA and the Center for Asian Pacific Women (CAPAW) will be hosting the annual AAPI Womxn's Summit: "Elevate the sHERO in You!" on July 13 to July 17, from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM ET.This year, our conference will be held digitally, and Monday through Friday evenings will consist of two sessions featuring a moderated panel of speakers and professional coaching and mentoring. Participants will be able to:Me...  Read More
ACC Webinar - Winning More Business for Your Business
by Asian Chamber on June 30th, 2020
Join us for a wonderful webinar give by Past President of Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, Richard A. Huenber on "Winning More Businesses For Your Business". Tuesday, June 30th at 2pm CST.  Read More
Reminder: 2019 Income tax and 2020 Estimated Tax by July 15
by Asian Chamber on June 30th, 2020
The July 15 #IRS tax filing and payment deadline is approaching. Some should plan on scheduling multiple payments now: https://go.usa.gov/xwMME #COVIDreliefIRS#IRS reminder for individuals and businesses: 2019 income tax liabilities and postponed April / June estimated tax payments are now due July 15, 2020. See how to schedule these at: https://go.usa.gov/xwMME #COVIDreliefIRSIf you owe #IRS 2019...  Read More
Philippine IT-Business Processing Outsourcing Opportunities
by Asian Chamber on June 29th, 2020
Philippine IT-Business Processing Outsourcing Opportunities: Global Business Processes Powered by the Philippines" on 01 July 2020, 6:00PM CST.The webinar will highlight how the industry made an easy transition to adapt to the evolving global situation and translate unpredictable challenges into robust industry. The discussion will be anchored in the industry's capacity to cope with the impact of ...  Read More
Small Business Resource Webinar
by Asian Chamber on June 29th, 2020
Access Granted: Small Business Resources Webinar Ep.4Access Granted! Join us for a webinar on how to access resources during COVID-19. Webinar panelists will give valuable tips on how to utilize social media to digitally market and grow your business and customer base as well as how to financially prepare your business to withstand uncertain economic times....  Read More
Federal Government Contracting
by Asian Chamber on June 26th, 2020
The government is approaching the 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year end. Most Federal spending takes place in the last 3 months of the fiscal year July to September. Methods to streamline/accelerate acquisitions are going to play a key role in enabling the government to reach their end of year procurement goals. Get the latest from key government experts on their requirements and gaps. ...  Read More
CDC - Is Your Business Prepared for Events and Gatherings?
by Asian Chamber on June 26th, 2020
Join us for updates from the CDC (Center for Disease and Prevention) on the COVID-19 response, including new resources for event planners and businesses.  Read More