We help entrepreneurs grow their businesses with connections

Joined by a powerful network of 5,000+ decision makers and diverse suppliers across the Mid-Atlantic and South East U.S, we are committed to being the brand of choice for Small Business.  With a legacy of being a three time national award -winning Business Advocacy Agency by the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), we help entrepreneurs grow their businesses with dynamic connections via powerful networking events, procurement conferences, and match making activities.


Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce to Launch TV Variety Show 

Beginning February 2019, VACC will launch ASIA SPEAKS, its own Variety TV Show Programming via Cox Communications’ Yurview Virginia on the Yurview Network, available to Cox customers in all markets.

ASIA SPEAKS is part of a national lineup of Cox TV shows in local cable programming stations.

Yurview Virginia chose ASIA SPEAKS as its preferred Asian American Variety Show production partner with a rich lineup of diversity-focused content.  ASIA SPEAKS will offer local programming in Cox markets via a host of variety shows programs as well as digital exclusives on www.yurview.com with focus on Living, Business, Issues, and Community.  The show will be produced and hosted by VACC’s own Executive Director My Lan Tran and Hampton Roads Entrepreneur Co-Host Arnel Tanyag.

Our focus remains on telling local stories that help people connect to the things they love with focus on the Asian cultures and communities from across Virginia. We will produce focused content that resonates across the Asian American consumers markets based on our fast-growing population and those interested in serving the communities ‘s interests in a wide spectrum from technology, lifestyle, culture, to business ”  said Tinh Phan, VACC Chairman.

ASIA SPEAKS will run multiple times per week throughout the month.  The February 2019 show will highlight the traditions of the Lunar New Year with dance and Tai Chi performances, scroll writing, Chinese paper cutting techniques, and an exclusive interview with Chinese educators.

“Watch and learn more about the Asian cultures on ASIA SPEAKS to make your life and business more globally connected. Allow us to help you share your powerful and unique story whether to raise awareness, reach more peoples, or to empower, whatever your goals are, we are here to help”, said My Lan Tran, ASIA SPEAKS Host and Producer, and VACC Executive Director.

From Ashland, VACC Headquarters and through its seven regional offices in Chantilly, Vienna, Herndon, Richmond, Charlottesville, Newport News, and Virginia Beach, ASIA SPEAKS is pursuing additional partnerships and story-telling.  Show producers encourage the community and businesses to contact us for programming partnership, content development, and story-telling opportunities at Email: aabac@aabac.org  – Tel: 804 502 8081.

For details on ASIA SPEAKS programming, check local listings on your Cox guide or yurview.com

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Our Industry Partnership Mixers,  Procurement BASH Networking events, Economic and Industry Summits, and Procurement Conferences bring together hundreds of the Mid Atlantic Region’s businesses for one on one for win-win partnerships.

Our signature conferences have helped dozens of of VACC members to become Top Asian Companies in the Nation and some have consistently retained their leadership positions among Top 50 Inc companies for more than a decade.  Join us and benefit from endless business referrals through our Chamber Championship and Business Ambassador Programs!


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!

Our diverse business membership portfolio includes small and medium size businesses, large corporations, government agencies, health care facilities, and colleges/universities.

At its core, our brand platform reinforces the strong relationships we have with our diverse membership.  We thrive in developing new and innovative products and services to deliver on our vision to provide the world’s best customer experience across all the members we serve.

A Multiple National Award Winning Asian Chamber of Commerce

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 capacity building resources.
  • Gain direct access to career and job opportunities
  • Receive nomination for our annual Awards and Student Scholarships
  • Opportunities to promote your brand through Special Event Sponsorship


Conference #1: The 3rd Annual ProcureCon Hampton Roads Buyer EXPO in Suffolk


Wednesday March 7, 2019 at Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads Headquarters in Suffolk

We will bring together 300 contractors and dozens of local, state, federal agencies, and prime contractors for one full day filled with networking, relationship building, IMPACT Panel program, group match making, and education opportunities. 

This high level Reverse Trade Show engage top 30 decision makers in all spectrum of Hampton Roads industries.

Register now

Conference #2: The 15th Annual ProcureCon MatchMaking Conference 2019 in Richmond

Thursday May 16, 2019 at the Five Star Jefferson Hotel, in Richmond * Virginia

Meet hundreds of small business contractors and dozens of local, state, federal agencies, and prime contractor representatives at one full productive day filled with relationship building, match making, resources, and education opportunities .

This specialized, high level Reverse Trade Show engage top 30 powerful buyers from bothe the corporate and government sectors seeking subcontractors in the managerial/professional/business services, legal, finance, manufacturing, construction/building, medical, info-tech, education sectors. There are also a growing interest in the exports/imports sectors.

Registration opens in January 2019

Conference #3: The 9th Annual ProcureCon NOVA Buyer EXPO in Tysons 

Thursday October 24, 2019 at I-Global University Conference Center, in Tysons, Vienna * Virginia

We will again bring together 200+ 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 opens in July 2019


The 11th Annual Asian Chamber Gala

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 2018

Scholarships will be awarded to the  three (3) most deserved students.  The online Application form will be made public beginning June 2019.  The Application deadline is: October 31, 2019.

Annual Excellence in Service Awards 2019

Visit our Asian Gala page today to view all Honors and Awards categories.

Cultural 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.

Annual Night Walk In the Garden of Cultures

This new Signature artistic program features traditional performances from regional and national 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.

Please contact us at Email: aabac@aabac.org for details.

Registration opens in Summer 2019

  •       Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Mid Atlantic Office Hosts: January 2019  Procurement BASH MIXER HAMPTON ROADS  Thursday January 24, 2019  * From 5:30...

    January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Susan Kitchenette Filipino Restaurant
  • Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Hosts: The 10th Annual Asian Legislative Summit  2019 Theme: Leadership In Action Thursday January 31, 2019  * From 5:30 pm to...

    January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Jefferson Hotel
  •       Asian American Business Assistance Center Mid Atlantic Office Hosts: February 7,2019 - How To Do Business With Maryland Wednesday February 7 ,...

    February 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Insperity
  •   Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Hosts: February 2019 Tech Forum Mixer in Richmond ADOPTING AI FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING Thursday February 27, 2019  * From...

    February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Bawarchi Fine Indian Cusine
  • Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Hampton Roads Office and Partners: Virginia Department of Transportation * Virginia Dept of Small Business and Supplier...

    March 7 @ 8:30 am at VDOT
  • Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Mid Atlantic Office Hosts: March 2019 Tech Forum ADOPTING AI FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING  Thursday March 14, 2019  * From 11:30...

    March 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at I-Global University
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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.

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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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