THE NATION’S POWERFUL ASIAN BUSINESS ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
Covid-19 Crisis Alert
Asian American Business Assistance Center – AABAC – Counseling Operations Schedule Status:
The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce ‘s AABAC counseling and economic development specialist staff will be working remotely from March and May in a virtual capacity.
Multi-Lingual Counseling Service:
Our leadership, staff and and core business volunteers are professionals and seasoned entrepreneurs who are native Korean-Vietnamese-Chinese- Hindi-Arabic – Tagalog, and French and Spanish speakers.
Our mult-lingual counselors offer you coaching, mentorship, and procurement guidance and all professional counseling sessions are conducted via email, telephone, and group webinars or group telephone conferences.
During Covid-19 crisis: We are also planning on series of webinars throughout COVID-19 crisis through April, May, and June so far.
We will make all events announcements as they come via social media and at our website www.aabac.org through May. Please contact us at tel: 804 502 8081 or email us at email@example.com and we will return your call within 24 hours as during this crisis all our local offices are experiencing a higher volume of inquiries but we are here to fully serve all members’ needs.
SBA PPP Updates
Here are the latest updates: On Friday April 3, 2020 the US Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration announced a 31 page final rule called PPP (Paycheck Protection Plan which will be implemented after its way being legalized through the Federal Register shortly. Check for program details on a regular basis at: http://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection.
Support, Assistance & Guidance for Small Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus:
Counseling Support and Financial Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce is here to help all businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. We are compiling the most updated resources to help you maintain operations and access financial assistance and other support.
Help For Your Business: Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act
SBA Emergency Loans – Summary of Program description and eligibility requirements
US Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Administration
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Other CARES Act Resources
Small Business Resources
Virginia SBDC – COVID-19 resources for small businesses.
Small Business Administration
Other Business Support Assistance
National Retail Federation
Society of Human Resources Management
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity
Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
US Department of Labor
Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers
About the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC) was created in 2004 to promote, advance, and encourage both domestic and international commerce. Before we became incorporated, we worked for eight (8) years as an active volunteer community and business based entity serving small businesses since 1996.
With a membership of 2,000+ active firms in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, The Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama, and more than 2,000 associated members, employing over 200,000 Virginians alone, the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce is formally recognized as “The Voice of Asian Business” representing 76,000 Asian owned businesses , the premier Asian American business organization to enhance competitiveness and promote commerce among Asian American business communities.
The VACC brings together potential business partners through networking events, forums, personal one on one match making based on our network of more than 17 years, business conferences/ summits, round table discussion forums, and personal introductions and individual referrals.
The VACC keeps our membership abreast of Virginia and the nation’s most current procurement and industry information through weekly powerful one on one matchmaking, webinars, “Lunch and learns,” “BASH”, events, membership briefings, and specialized and targeted industry partnership committee meetings, while providing members with venues to contribute ideas and solutions to concerns that impact the VACC membership.
We also promote trade show exhibition of products and services and networking opportunities with prospective customers to help you grow international sales.
The Virginia Asian Chamber is the primary advocate for the interests of the Asian American business community. Since 2004, we develop solutions and opportunities for our membership and Asian communities. As a member, you benefit by having a voice in the organization that sets the course for the future of the Asian American entrepreneurial growth.
VACC is a non-profit C6 organizations and all donations are tax-deductible.
Covid-19 Disaster Relief Resources for Small Businesses and America’s Workforce
Whether you’re looking for economic or demographic data, let the US Department of Commerce Census Bureau train you how to get what you need for your various proposal development projects.
Wednesday April 8, 2020 * From 2 pm to 3 pm
REGISTER HERE: https://leveluptocovid19usingdataforgrowth.eventbrite.com
VACC Helps Members Grow International Sales
With a robust 20,000 members in various Asian community groups across Virginia, we play a leading role in complementing the Commonwealth’s commitment to help Virginia companies increase the volume of their international business. By referring members to export development resources, teaching members learn how to gain local knowledge and conduct market research and attending trade missions, engaging in face to face trade meetings, members learn how to pre-qualify buyers.
VACC Certified Trade Counselor also offers counseling to both new and experienced member exporters enter new global markets, help members find new markets, learn how to develop global market entry strategies, and find global contract work in defense via our robust referral system, state funding research, and export compliance resources.
VACC Hosts: A Forum on Doing Business in Namibia
Thursday June 30, 2020 * From 5 pm to 8 pm * Richmond Police Academy, Richmond, VA . Free Event. To reserve your seat, click: https://doingbusinesswithnamibia.eventbrite.com
Virginia Reaps the Return of Investment Benefits As a Result of VACC Advocacy Actions
Since 2004, the Virginia Asian Chamber’s public policy team actively advocates on behalf of our members for initiatives that help move Virginia forward, and stands up against legislation that will harm Virginia’s business climate.
Together with our partners, Virginia’s largest enterprises, policy experts, members of the Virginia Administration, and elected officials, the Chamber hosts a dozen of signature events to advance the Chamber’s business advocacy goals.
February 13 * April 2 * June 24, 2020: Asian Business Economic Policy Events Across Virginia
We do this by collaborating with regional district planning commissions, the state Virginia Chamber of Commerce, regional Chambers The Virginia Asian Chamber, and coalition of Northern Virginia Chambers of Commerce in supporting small business financing, venture capital formation, and tax incentives for small businesses. On Feb 13, 150 businesses and more than 30 members from the Virginia General Assembly and 6 top Cabinet members of the Administration attended the Richmond Summit and spoke at the Policy event. April 2 Post Session Reception in Arlington and June 24 Summit in Virginia Beach promise to be an outstanding opportunities for policy makers to offer post-session legislative briefings.
A New Voice of Diverse Businesses in the Mid Atlantic
VACC was declared the Voice of Minority Businesses by a robust network of government and service providers during the Commonwealth of Virginia ‘s Business Summit in Hampton, Virginia in September 2019. As the only minority business advocacy trade association in Virginia alone with 100 + years combined in economic development and hands-on international trade experience record, we promote equity for under-served small businesses in this emerging region. Members made the trip from as far as Alabama and New Jersey to join our many major events across Virginia. View our exciting Photo Gallery.
VACC Continues to Help Virginia with its Census 2020 Complete 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.
In 2019 and moving forward, VACC continues to play an active role in helping promote Virginia regions and Commonwealth of Virginia as a whole with its Census 2020 Count. The Complete count Commission was created by Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia.
Virginia Asian Foundation ‘s Workforce Development Program
Our 3 scholarship winners were honored at The 11th Annual Asian Gala 2019 at the Five Star Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia. The mission of the Virginia Asian Foundation’s Asian Student Scholarship program, as part of the organization powerful workforce Development program is to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in Asian American students within the context of global business opportunities and challenges.
To be eligible, applicants must be current college-bound senior high school students and Undergraduate (only) students who are enrolled in a Virginia institution of higher education (Colleges or universities undergraduates), during Spring 2019, from any majors, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.Generally, VAF award winners are selected based on a combination of academic performance, leadership character, and records of giving back to the community. Virginia Asian Foundation also offers other scholarships to promote Asian culture at diverse Virginia colleges and universities year round as needs arise.
VACC with Amazon and Other Tech Leaders
In 2019 VACC Hosted a successful statewide Business Mixer series- THE BASH – At various statewide locations in Virginia in celebration of our continuous success in the Capital Region. Among our BASH special guests were Director of Community Realtions Stephen Harrington of the Greater Washington Partnership, Garrett McGuire of AT&T, Joseph Anderson, VP of External Affairs of Alibaba, and Amazon’s Senior Legal Policy Director Brian Moore sharing technology, e-commerce success, and economic growth brought by Amazon HQ2 to close to 1,500 + attendants.
Coming to Virginia in Summer 2020: Global Economic Summit
In 2019, VACC Executive Director My Lan Tran, assisted the Embassy of India in the USA with several of its investment and trade projects/trade missions. The Embassy of India and VACC now have been connecting regularly via several meetings at the Embassy.
Both organizations have the vision to collaborate in a near future to promote India-Virginia trade.
During 2018 VACC leadership and its NOVA membership assisted the Embassy of the Philippines in the USA connect with members of the Virginia Commerce and Trade Secretariat.
The Embassy of the Philippines and VACC remain connected and we also plan on creating a Philippines-Virginia Global Economic Summit in 2020 or 2021. Details coming soon.
Both India and the Philippines are some of the top markets for Virginia exports of products and services specially in telecommunications, tourism, and energy.
Buyers Are Lining Up for 4th Annual ProcureCon Hampton Roads – August 26, 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 an Exhibitor and / or a Sponsor, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 7th Annual ProcureCon NOVA Buyer EXPO 2020
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL!
We will again bring together 25 buyers and 250 suppliers to meet with dozens of federal- state, local NOVA agencies, and prime contractor representatives for one full day filled with prospecting, face to face match making, and business development activities. This focused event has so far served more 4,000 diverse suppliers and more than 400 major organizations seeking qualified vendors in all business sectors.
Exhibitors package is now made available. Please contact Trade Show Manager at: email@example.com – Registration website: Open in June 2020.
Make Sure to Check out our 2020 Event Calendars
Virginia Asian Chamber, with the collaboration of our partners, the top executives from Virginia’s largest enterprises, policy experts, members of the Virginia Administration, and elected officials, will be hosting a dozen of signature events to advance the Chamber’s small business advocacy goals. VACC signature 2020 Bi Monthly -state wide Industry Partnership Mixers, Procurement BASH Networking events, Economic and Industry Summits, and Bi Annual B2B-B2G Forums bring together thousands of businesses for win-win partnerships. Our signature Regional match making events, Networking Mixers, and Conferences have helped hundreds of VACC members to become Top Asian Companies in the Nation.
Bring your enterprises to the NEXT level!
Ready to grow your business? Staffed by a (3) 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 business assistance, selling to the government and large commercial companies. Access our EVENTS PAGE to view details.
- Our BASH Networking Mixers and Referral Service connects professionals-businesses to one another in various regions (Total: 18 to 27 Bi-Monthly Networking-Small Business Development events per year in NOVA, Central Virginia, and the Hampton Roads))
- Our CareerConnect offers mentoring to young professionals and links them to human resources personnel
- Our 3 Annual Legislative Summits attract policy makers at the highest levels (3 Legislative Summit Receptions in Richmond -NOVA- The Hampton Roads )
- Our Statewide Annual Business Development Conferences (2-3 major business conferences on a bi-annual basis, in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and the Hampton Roads)
- Our influential Pan Asian Industry Councils give our statewide members a collective strength in all targeted industries (Construction-A/E industry- Meetings vary annually)
- Our Annual Awards for Community and Leadership Excellence (1 Business Gala Event annually)
Join VACC Business Ambassador Program!
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org and be ready to lead and grow your bottom line.