THE NATION’S POWERFUL BUSINESS ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
About the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
Created in 2004, the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce, The Voice of Asian Business, is the only and largest Asian American business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with more than 5,000 network members.
The Chamber is a non-partisan small business advocacy organization that works in the business development and legislative arenas to act as the catalyst for competitiveness for our members in the Mid-Atlantic Region, resulting in helping the Commonwealth of Virginia regaining its position as top of our nation’s business climate rankings in 2019. Learn more at www.aabac.org
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 and March 26, 2020: Upcoming Asian Business Legislative 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.
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 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 forwrad, VACC continus 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 Offers Student Scholarships
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 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, extracurricular activities, leadership character, and records of giving back to the community.
Scholarship Applicants must submit: The one page Application form itself, A cover letter stating student interest, a teacher’s letter of recommendation if the student is a high school student, the unofficial transcript from the school portal, and a one page resume
VACC with Amazon and Other Tech Leaders
Among our BASH special guests 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 close to 1,000 + attendants.
Coming to Virginia in Summer 2020: The India-Virginia Global Economic Summit
During the Spring and Summer 2019, 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. the two organizations will work together on an India-Virginia Global Economic Summit in the Summer 2020. Details coming in March 2020.
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 Namibia, scheduled for March 11, 2020 in Richmond. 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. As a result, Virginia member companies are now winning million of dollars in direct contract work.
The 16th Annual ProcureCon EXPO on May 29, 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.
Registration website coming in mid January 2020.
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: email@example.com
Make Sure to Check out our 2020 Event Calendars
The 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 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!
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.
Our recent NEW Program Examples include: Access our EVENTS PAGE to view:
- Our Bi-Monthly Networking Mixer and Referral Service connects professionals-businesses to one another in various regions (Total: 18 to 24 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 (Year-Round with School Academic Calendar)
- Our Annual Legislative summits attract top law makers, governor’s office, and state government officials at the highest levels (1 Legislative Summit Reception event annually in Richmond and 1 in Northern Virginia- Total: 2 Legislative Summits Receptions )
- Our Statewide Annual Business Development Conferences (3 major business conferences in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and the Hampton Roads)
- Our influential Pan Asian Industry Councils- Women Business and Professional Councils give our statewide members a collective strength and a stronger presence in all targeted industries (Construction-A/E industry- Women Business Network)- Meetings vary pending on membership interest- 1-3 events 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.