We help entrepreneurs grow with connections

The U.S Mid Atlantic U.S is the third largest economy in the United States and seventh largest in the world.  Our  diversity represents an unparalleled economic force.   Joined by a powerful business partner network of 5,000+ decision makers, Asian American Business Assistance Center – dba Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce – with the support of the iconic Virginia Asian Foundation, is the brand of choice for entrepreneurs to grow with our dynamic connections. We successfully advocate on behalf of AAPI business owners through our visibility at the General Assembly, on the Hill, and through our vast network of strategic Pan Asian community partnerships.


Our brand is “Partnership For Success”.  We continue to expand and grow because we have a culture that fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that inspires our staff and regional team to get things done.   Join us to meet how many small Asian businesses who, because of their membership and association with VACC, has been recognized by top global business accolades such as “Top Federal Contractors”, “Top Best Workplace”,  “Inc. 500″, ” Inc 50″ Lists.

It takes commitment for VACC to be successful in:

  1. Advancing Members Wealth By Brokering Powerful Connectivity For Members Success
  2. Achieving #1 National Ranking In Small Business Service Sector Since 2009
  3. Advancing Our Service Sustainability Goals Toward Help Members Increase Bottom Line
  4. Mastering the Art to Help Members Grow Through Innovation
  5. Won Grass Roots Support Throughout U.S Mid Atlantic to Maximize Members Connection
  6. Driving Member Profits with Powerful Connections
  7. Building Members capability Through Education
  8. Embracing Commitment to Community and Member Service Excellence


VACC Continues to Help Virginia with its Census 2020 Count 


Under the leadership of Mr Tinh Phan, VACC Chairman and Founder in following our tradition and record in helping the United States with its Census 2010 Count project by working with the Obama administration back in 2008 and 2009, VACC continues to help Virginia with its Census 2020 Count by championing the Complete count Commission created by Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia.  In the Commonwealth, VACC Executive Director My Lan Tran coordinated all VACC membership meetings attendance as invited by Virginia Secretary of Administration Kelly Thomasson and brought members and her team members in all meetings and Town Halls in Central Virginia and the Hampton Roads where VACC members connected with the Governor and the Complete Count Commission. We plan to have full participation in all corners of the Commonwealth.


Virginia Asian Foundation Offers Student Scholarships


Our next scholarship winners will be honored at The 11th Annual Asian Gala 2019, to be held on Wednesday December 4, 2019  at 5:30 pm at the Five Star Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia.

The Program Application is now on line at http://www.aabac.org  beginning July 2019.  The Application Receipt Deadline is: 5 pm Friday Oct 18, 2019.  The mission of the Virginia Asian Foundation’s  Asian Student Scholarship Award Program is to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in Asian Pacific American students from Virginia within the context of global business opportunities and challenges.

VACC Celebrates the Growth of the Mid Atlantic Capital Region


On June 27 in Arlington VACC Hosted a successful Mixer – THE BASH – at Procon Consulting, our member facility in Arlington in celebration of our continuous success in the Capital Region.

Our keynote speaker, Stephen Harrington of the Greater Washington Partnership with its extensive work in helping the Commonwealth land Amazon HQ2 to Virginia drew a great crowd. The event brought VACC together with more than 40 businesses and guests as well as county officials from Loudoun and Arlington Counties.


VACC and The US-ASEAN Business Council Celebrate Global Connectivity


On June 19, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC, VACC Executive Director My Lan Tran, representing 65,000 Asian American businesses, joined the US – ASEAN Business Council in celebrating the Council’s 35 years of elevating and improving the U.S.-ASEAN economic, trade and investment relationship and broadening U.S. support for Southeast Asia.

VACC leaders Mr Tinh Phan, VACC Chairman and Ms. Tran has represented Asin American businesses at the US-ASEAN Business Council since 2013. in support of the Council’s economic, trade and investment activities to support the U.S. support for Southeast Asia.


VACC at Our Trade Missions from India and to Namibia


VACC Trade Delegation members Johnson Thankachan and Chiran Nataraj participated in a Multi-Industry Trade Mission to Namibia from May 20-24, 2019.

VACC Trade Counselor prepared our members on export readiness to participate in this multi-sectoral event.  In July 2019, VACC Trade Representative Johnson Thankachan is returning to Winhoek to follow up with African trade leads and conduct market research for the Chamber.  As a result, Virginia companies are now winning million of dollars in direct global contract work.


The 15th Annual ProcureCon EXPO 2019 in Richmond:  Many have signed contracts!


At ProcureCon EXPO, VACC members and partners attended one full productive day filled with relationship building, match making, resources, and education opportunities.

The highly focused Reverse Trade Show engaged 30 powerful buyers from both the corporate and government sectors seeking subcontractors in all industries.

ProcureCon Hampton Roads 2019: A Dynamic Show and a  Great Success


The US South East Region’s highly popular VACC signature 3rd Annual ProcureCon Hampton Roads Buyer EXPO on March 7, 2019  (at the Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads Headquarters in Suffolk) was a great success.

More than 200 attendees and 25 primes and local, state. and federal buyers.   ProcureCon Hampton Roads EXPO 2020 will return in August 2020 in Hampton.


Buyers-Exhibitors Are Lining Up for ProcureCon Hampton Roads 2020


This 2020 iconic  Industry Day event will be held on August 26, 2020 in Hampton City!   We have outstanding  programming partnership, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities to accommodate our growing followers trusting on our brand.

We are honored to have already established a Waiting List for participating exhibiting Buyers.  If interested in being a Sponsor, please contact us at: aabac@aabac.org

Have you checked out our Event Calendars?


Our signature Industry Partnership Mixers,  Procurement BASH Networking events, Economic and Industry Summits, and B2B-B2G Forums bring together hundreds of small and large businesses for win-win partnerships.  Our signature conferences have helped dozens of of VACC members to become Top Asian Companies in the Nation.  Through direct counseling by top national multi-award winning counseling staff, we provide a range of powerful technical assistance services.


Bring your business to the NEXT level!


Ready to grow your business?  Staffed by  three times national award winning counselors from the SBA for Region 3 and the Commonwealth of Virginia , we are the organization you can turn to for:

  • Business  Development Plan redesign – Domestic and International
  • Marketing – Domestic and International
  • Selling to the government and large commercial companies

Interested in selling to the Government and large primes?  Year round VACC powerful network of procurement experts from both the public and private sectors advisors are ready to meet you at our three major regional conferences, ProcureCon Expos. 

Join VACC Business Ambassador Program! 


Interested in growing your own brand? Passionate about the VACC brand of service and focused small business assistance and mission?  VACC Champions promote the Asian Chamber mission with their own customers in the marketplace based on the business goals for their own brand.  Consider joining us as an Ambassador? Contact us  today at aabac@aabac.org and be ready to lead, shine, and grow your bottom line.


We are committed to our Members!  With thousands of powerful national, state, regional, and local decision makers connections, we are dedicated to be your source for everything Growth, Expansion, Development, and Connections!

A Multi National Award Winning Asian Chamber  – VACC Leaders together with over 500  years of business experience cordially invite you to join us today and enjoy high level of business development activities, one on one Buyer Referrals services, and coaching, plus:

  • Receive exclusive leads and opportunities 
  • Receive invitation to special In-Network free events by-invitation only
  • Tap into our CareerConnect network of young talents
  • Participate in our Industry Council meetings
  • Enjoy capacity building events, social networking events, match making, referrals, and brand promotion.
  • Gain direct access to career and job opportunities
  • Receive nomination for our annual Student Scholarships
  • Opportunities to be a Special Event Sponsors.





The 6th Annual ProcureCon NOVA Buyer EXPO 2019


November 7, 2019 in Fairfax  * Virginia

We will again bring together 250+ suppliers to meet with dozens of local, state, federal agencies, and prime contractor representatives for one full day filled with prospecting, match making, and business  development activities. 

This focused event has so far served more 2000 diverse suppliers and more than 250 decision makers seeking qualified vendors in the medical, technology, professional, architectural/ engineering, and construction trade sectors have participated in ProcureCon NOVA EXPO.

Registration coming soon in August 2019

Check back often for updates. Drop us a line to get exciting speaker and event updates at: aabac@aabac.org 









The 11th Annual Asian Chamber Gala 2019

December 4, 2019 at The Jefferson Hotel

This is a platform intended to foster conversation among our corporate sponsors and philanthropists on how service influence social change.

Annual Asian Student Scholarship 2019

Scholarships will be awarded to the  three (3) most deserved students.  The online Application form is now made public on July 15.  The Application deadline is: October 18, 2019.

International arts and culture exhibits 

Exhibits from exotic Asian nations are displayed by Asian Embassies. Participating country delegates so far include China, Thailand,  Indonesia, Vietnam, The Philippines, Mongolia, and Korea.  The Annual Night Walk In the Garden of Cultures, our new signature artistic program features traditional performances from regional and national artists by 40 artists.

Our Signature Global Connections Program

This focused program is customized specifically for the government and global diplomats and by invitation only.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now

Contact us at Email: aabac@aabac.org for details.

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    November 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at THE THREE FLINT HILL BUILDING
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    December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Jefferson Hotel
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About Us

We are the Asian American Business Assistance Center (AABAC), doing business as the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC), serving the domestic and international business development needs of the Mid Atlantic and Southern States business community in Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.

Fueled by the Virginia Asian Foundation (VAF), our C3 Charitable Sister Agency, and with more than 1,500 Network members in the U.S AAPI community, we are the public voice of Asian American Pacific Islanders businesses in the U.S. Mid Atlantic.

Our Mission

To promote and facilitate the success of our members through networking, outreach, business development, capacity building, advocacy, and connections.

Enter a Whole New World of Connectivity

AABAC/VACC membership is an investment in the Mid Atlantic region’s business community today and for the future.

Our membership offers you valuable access to a network of government and corporate decision makers and other  businesses through our regional conferences, Buyer Days, and matchmaking activities.

Each membership level offers an array of benefits and opportunities to help your company get connected.

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