As an iconic Asian American Chamber of Commerce, we are committed to build an
innovative platform for empowering entrepreneurs and in doing so,
we are advancing the long term sustainability of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region.

View our activities in the U.S Mid Atlantic

 

 

THE NATION’S POWERFUL BUSINESS ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION

Covid-19 Global Crisis Alert

Important Updates!  VACC Business Counseling Schedule 

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce ‘s AABAC counseling and economic development specialist staff works remotely in a virtual capacity.

Our staff, native speakers in Korean-Vietnamese-Chinese-Hindi-Arabic-Tagalog, offers business counseling on demand  our diverse by our membership via email, telephone, and group webinars or group telephone conferences and webinars. Please contact us at aabac@aabac.org and we will return your message 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.

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.

As the Voice of Asian American businesses from Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, The Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama, the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce is the premier Asian Chamber of Commerce in the nation with a successful record in enhancing competitiveness of our growing membership in the Mid Atlantic and Southern U.S States.

Connection

The VACC brings together potential business partners through networking events, forums, business match making based on our network of more than 18 years through our business conferences/ summits, round table discussion forums, and personal introductions and individual referrals.

Resources

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 meetings, and industry partnership meetings, while providing members with venues to contribute new solutions to concerns that impact our membership.

We also promote trade show exhibition of products and services and networking opportunities with prospective customers to help you grow international sales.

Our global connection spreads in Embassies from countries such as: Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Mongolia, and Pakistan. 

We maintain close connections with cities from Japan, China, the United Kingdom, Mali, and Namibia through VACC leadership role since 2004 as Chairman of the City of Richmnond’s Sister Cities Commission.

Advocacy

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.

Virginia Asian Foundation ‘s Workforce Development Program

 

Our CareerConnect Fellowship scholarship winners are honored annually at our Annual Asian Gala 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 Asian American leadership initative 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 Springs.

Generally, VAF award winners are selected based on a combination of academic performance, leadership character, and records of giving back to the community.

 

VACC Iconic Annual ProcureCon Buyer EXPOs Throughout Virginia

 

Highlights:

EAch year we bring together 100 + buyers and 1,500 small business vendors and suppliers to meet with dozens of federal- state, local, state, and national 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 5,000 +diverse suppliers and more than 445 major organizations seeking qualified vendors in all business sectors. 

 

 

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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 Virtual Monthly program such as 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!

 

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.

Our  virtual monthly business development program connects top business experts to small businesses and professionals to get updated on the latest economic trends. We serve an average of more than 2,000 businesses ‘ development needs annually.

 

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 at aabac@aabac.org and be ready to lead and grow your bottom line.

WE ARE POWERFUL AND WE ARE CONNECTED!

 

As a Multi National Award Winning Asian Chamber ( U.S Small Business Administration’s Champions of Small and Minority Businesses of 2010 and 2011 for both Virginia and U.S Region 3,  VACC Leaders together with over 500  years of business experience cordially invite you to join us today and enjoy high level domestic and global business development activities and business coaching, plus:

  • Enjoy capacity building events, social networking events, match making, referrals, face to face match making, and brand promotion.
  • Gain direct access to career and job opportunities
  • Receive nomination for our Annual Asian American Student Scholarships
  • Opportunities to be our statewide Conferences and Event Sponsors.

VACC IS THE VOICE OF ASIAN BUSINESS

 

The 18th Annual ProcureCon EXPO 2021

November 4 2021  * Location: TBA in Virginia

We expect to bring together 400 small businesses to meet with dozens of local, state, federal agencies, and prime contractor representatives for one full day filled with prospecting, one on one match making, and business development activities.

Exhibitors package is now made available. Please contact Trade Show Manager at: aabac@aabac.org –  Registration website:  Open in Spring 2021.   Questions? Drop us a line at: aabac@aabac.org 

OUR ICONIC ANNUAL CELEBRATION 

 

Coming in December 2021: The 12th Annual Asian Chamber Gala 2021

December 1, 2021 * The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

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

Investing in Education * Youth Leadership * CareerConnect Fellowship

Scholarships will be awarded to graduates from our CareerConnect FEllowship Program * Details available online in the Summer of 2021.

Celebrating Global Cultures

Exhibits from exotic Asian nations are displayed by Asian Embassies. Participating country delegates so far include China, Thailand,  Indonesia, Vietnam, The Philippines, Mongolia, Japan, India, Mongolia, and Korea.

Our Annual Night Walk In the Garden of Cultures, our new signature artistic program features traditional performances from regional and national artists by 40 artists.

VACC Iconic Global Connections

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Gala Program Manager at : aabac@aabac.org for sponsorship details.