About The Asian Chamber

The Asian Chamber of Commerce has been supporting the business community in Houston for over 34 years. We’re a diverse, multicultural group focused on increasing business with the Asian community locally and abroad for all Asian countries, as well as improving the overall economic prosperity of Houston. We host and support numerous activities around the city to encourage our members to develop lasting relationships.

A group of community leaders came together to form an Asian business association. These members include: Terry Cheng, Michael Chou, Donna Cole, Glen Gondo, Glenda Joe, John Kim, King-Fun Ho Lai, David Ng, Dan Nip, Gordon Quan, David Schein, and E. Allan Tiller. The Chamber was officially incorporated on June 20, 1990. The purpose and mission of the Chamber is “to promote the common business interests of its members, in particular the promotion and facilitation of commercial trade between Houston-area businesses and Asian businesses.” This mission is still alive and well today as we host approximately 40-45 events per year totaling more than 2,000 attendees and participants.

The Chamber is run by a board of directors and staff president. See the Board & Staff page for more details. The chamber is incorporated as a non-profit corporation and is qualified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(6) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

The Mission

The Asian Chamber of Commerce fosters economic and business development through civic advocacy, networking, collaboration and connections in the Houston Asian American communities and promotes trade between Houston and Asian countries.

The Vision

To be the premier resource and unifying voice guiding the business community to achieve economic success locally and globally.

Opportunities of Trade

The chamber’s purpose to help facilitate opportunities of trade and It is all bring likeminded businesses together to collaborate and create business practices.

Resource for Businesses

Through various programing, we provide resources for business owners to learn and be educated on pressing topics related to their businesses.  We provide a library of resources for our community.

Uplifting our Community

The Asian Chamber highlights and elevates those who have excelled in their business as well as be voice for the AAPI community we serve.

Business Match Making

We host match making opportunities for companies to meet other organizations as well as lenders who can provide funding.

Frequently asked questions

Who are the members of the Chamber?

The membership of the Chamber consists of both individuals and companies from many different sectors (Asian and non-Asian) who are involved or interested in doing business with Houston’s Asian-American communities or trade between Houston and Asian countries, as well as those who service such trade. The chamber also counts among its members representatives of local and federal government bodies as well as of consulates and other representative offices of Asian countries. By joining and supporting the ACC, you are immediately presented with opportunities to connect with businesses and public entities across the city.

Can members deduct dues paid to the Chamber?

Dues paid to the Chamber may not be deducted as charitable contributions on the member’s federal income tax return. However, the dues may be deductible as trade or business expenses if they are ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the member’s business.

Is the Chamber a Nonprofit?

The chamber is incorporated as a non-profit corporation and is qualified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(6) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. We work alongside of the Asian Chamber Foundation501(c)(3) in funding our Educational programing.