THE NATION’S ICONIC ASIAN CHAMBER & A NEW POWERFUL VOICE OF DIVERSE U.S BUSINESSES
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Virginia Reap 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.
As a result of this advocacy, Small Asian businesses have witnesses an enhanced business climate that allow them to conduct business with minimum government regulations burden.
According to the Virginia Chamber’s Policy Team state cost saving statistics, all Chambers through our year long advocacy efforts have have helped Virginia businesses save a total of 17.9 Billion dollars annually by helping to defeat bills that would have increased the cost to do business in Virginia and the cost of employment related expenditures.
Gateway Asia, VACC 11th Annual Asian Business Gala on December 4th at the Jefferson Hotel Was A Great Success with Special Visit from Minister of Commerce Manoj Kumar Mohapatras from India at Stately sh Banquet
VIP Reception is at the Rotunda with Cocktails (5:00 pm to 6:45 pm)
VACC ’s signature “Global Business Connections” is a Diplomatic Match Making program. Virginia Asian Foundation’s signature Annual “Night Walk in the Garden of Culture” by the Volunteers of the CCI (Cultural Center of India) in Chesterfield will follow.
Program 2: Gala Banquet – 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm
- Dr. Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University (Confirmed Keynote Speaker)
- Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, Minister of Commerce, Embassy of India (Confirmed Honorary Speaker)
- Cultural Expressions
- Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Service Award ( 4 Awards)
Four (4) distinguished Virginia leaders have been named by Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC) as winners of its Annual Service Excellence Awards category of 2019, honoring best-in-class business and community development, initiatives, and leadership excellence in Virginia.
- Ms. Candy Hennig, Small Business Coordinator of S. B. Ballard Construction, as Champion of Business Diversity of the Year 2019
- Mr. Yongshu “John” Li, Standing Vice Principal of the Central Virginia Chinese School, as the 2019 Asian Leadership Inspiration Award Winner
- Mr. Stephen Moret, President/CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, recognized as the Economic Visionary of 2019
- Ms. Nneka Chiazor, Regional Vice President of Government and Public Affairs of Cox Communications, recognized as Champion of Community Stewardship of 2019
VACC is getting ready for busy events across Virginia beginning January 2020
VACC will be hosting several signature events across Virginia. Check our Calendar of events for upcoming domestic and global business events in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and the Hampton Roads
VACC A Recognized 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 workforce development policies and hands-on international trade experience record, we promote equity for under-served small businesses in this emerging region.
With a combined 400 years in business, non-profit, and the public and private sector management experience, we assure that our members derive direct return in investment and value from their VACC membership. As a robust network of businesses, government agencies, and organizations, we offer our members the most appropriate advocacy and content that accelerates your ability to grow your business.
VACC strategically positions itself as a leader in business advocacy within the Mid Atlantic Region. We do this by continuously looking for new opportunities for growth for our members, the small, medium, and larger size businesses as well as a fast growing number of leading regional institutions, dynamic non-profits, and other diverse organizations from 60 targeted sectors throughput the Mid Atlantic.
We strongly encourage companies and business leaders to engage with us to experience the value that the VACC has to offer businesses, government, and organizations. Please attend an event, read our newsletters, volunteer, sponsor, or connect with us to get to know us and make the most of your membership. We look forward to working with you and your business to continue growing Virginia and our Mid Atlantic economy.
6th Annual ProcureCon NOVA Industry Day – November 7, 2019 in Fairfax Was a Huge Success
This iconic annual VACC’s Northern Virginia B2B Industry Day event was a great success thanks to an outstanding programming partnership, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities to accommodate our growing followers trusting on our brand. Members made the trip from as far as Alabama and New Jersey to join us. Virginia Governor Office Liaison Official came by to read the Governor’s Letter of Support. View our exciting Photo Gallery.
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 regions and Commonwealth of Virginia with its Census 2020 Count.
The Complete count Commission was created by Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia.
Virginia Asian Foundation Offers Student Scholarships
The mission of the Virginia Asian Foundation’s Asian Student Scholarship Program is to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in Asian American students within the context of global business opportunities and challenges. Since 2004, Virginia Asian Foundation has offered $55,000 so far in direct scholarship money to the most deserving students attending a Virginia school.
VACC Celebrates the Growth of Innovation with Amazon and Other Tech Leaders in 2019
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 them were Stephen Harrington of the Greater Washington Partnership, VP Joseph Anderson of Alibaba, and Amazon’s Senior Legal Policy Director Brian Moore sharing technology, e-commerce success, and economic growth brought by Amazon HQ2 to our events great crowds of close to 1,000 + attendants.
VACC and The Embassy of India Ministry of Commerce : The New Indo-Pacific/USA Connections
During the Spring and Summer, VACC Executive Director My Lan Tran, representing 65,000 Asian American businesses, assisted the Embassy of India 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. On December 4, the Embassy will be visiting Richmond at our 11th Annual Chamber Gala: Gateway to Asia. The Ministry of India will be well represented by several Economic Counselors and invited India Minister of Economics Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra.
VACC Now Has a Global Trade Representative
Johnson Thankachan now has been appointed Trade Representative for VACC. Due to market potentials, VACC is planning for a trade event on Doing Business in Africa targeted for Spring 2020. Meanwhile, VACC Trade Counselor prepares our members on export readiness to participate in this multi-sectoral events. In November 2019, VACC Trade Representative Johnson Thankachan is returning to Winhoek to follow up with African trade leads and conduct market research on behalf of the Chamber. As a result, Virginia member companies are now winning million of dollars in direct contract work.
The 15th Annual ProcureCon EXPO 2019 in Richmond: Many have signed multi-million $ 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. The next ProcureCon MatchMaker 2020 will be held May 2020.
ProcureCon Richmond in May 2020 will be a Match Making Event in Richmond
The highly popular VACC signature 16th Annual ProcureCon Buyer EXPO 2020 will again return to the Central Virginia region in May 2020. This year it will be highly focused on Match Making and Business Certifications. We expect this show to be another great success. In 2019, more than 200 attendees and 25 primes and local, state. and federal buyer took part in ProcureCon EXPO 2019 in May at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA. Website coming soon in January 2020.
Buyers-Exhibitors 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
Have you checked out our 2019-2020 Event Calendars?
Our signature 2019-2020 Bi Monthly -state wide Industry Partnership Mixers, Procurement BASH Networking events, Economic and Industry Summits, and B2B-B2G Forums bring together hundreds of businesses for win-win partnerships. Our signature Regional match making events, Networking Mixers, Forums, and Conferences have helped hundreds of VACC members to become Top Asian Companies in the Nation. Through direct counseling by top national multi-award winning business counselors, we provide a range of technical assistance services to entrepreneurs.
Bring your enterprises 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, and 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 in all major Virginia regions.
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 email@example.com and be ready to lead and grow your bottom line.