We help entrepreneurs grow their businesses with connections

The U.S Mid Atlantic U.S is the third largest economy in the United States and seventh largest in the world.  Our  diversity represents an unparalleled economic force.

Joined by a powerful  business partner network of 5,000+ decision makers , Asian American Business Assistance Center (AABAC) dba Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC), with the support of the iconic Virginia Asian Foundation, is committed to being the brand of choice for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with dynamic connections with an active and diverse network members coming from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, The Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama.

Since 2004,  AABAC champions growth and transformation by advancing new ideas and solutions by helping our members be a step ahead of the competition and by facilitating changes in work process and paradigm.

As the official Voice for the AAPI business community throughout Virginia. we successfully advocate on behalf of AAPI business owners through its visibility at the General Assembly, on the Hill, and through our statewide network of strategic Pan Asian community partnerships.

THE NATION’S ICONIC ASIAN CHAMBER 

VACC Launched Its International Trade Activities via Inward Trade Mission participation at the Embassy of India

The VACC Trade Assistance Center participated in an extensive inward Trade Mission from India to the USA event in April 2019.

The Mission opened with a global business luncheon and one on one meetings with VACC Members at the Embassy of India.

VACC Trade Counselor prepared our US and Asian company members on trade event meeting assessment, readiness, and industry match making to participate in this multi-sectoral inward trade event to promote  Virginia and India tourism, energy, food, and electronics in collaboration with local and state government from Agriculture and Non Agriculture sectors. As a result of VACC Trade assistance program for the Embassy, Virginia companies anticipate receiving direct contract work from India in an immediate future.

 

VACC International Trade Representative Took Part in Trade Mission from Virginia to Namibia in May and July 2019

 

VACC Trade Delegation members Johnson Thankachan and Chiran Nataraj participated in a Multi-Industry Trade Mission to Namibia from May 20-24, 2019. 

The event hosted by H.E. Ambassador Monica Nashandi. The event opened with a forum and followed by engagements with the US Ambassador in Windhoek, economic Ministers, H.E Geingob at one on one meetings at the capital city. 

VACC Trade Counselor prepared our members on export readiness, market research and assessment to participate in this multi-sectoral event to promote Agribusiness; Infrastructure; Mining, Oil and Gas Exploration; Renewable Energy; Manufacturing; Hospitality; Telecommunications; Health & Medical Services, Fishing, Construction. In July 2019, VACC Trade Representative Johnson Thankachan is returning to Winhoek to follow up with African trade leads and conduct market research for VACC.

 

 

 

The 15th Annual ProcureCon MatchMaker EXPO 2019 in Richmond: A Standing -Room Only Conference Event

On May 16, 2019, VACC Members met 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 .  The highly focused Reverse Trade Show engaged 30 powerful buyers from both the corporate and government sectors seeking subcontractors in all industries.

ProcureCon Hampton Roads 2019: A Dynamic Show and a  Great Success

The US South East Region’s highly popular VACC signature 3rd Annual ProcureCon Hampton Roads Buyer EXPO on March 7, 2019  (at the Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads Headquarters in Suffolk) was a great success. More than 200 attendees and 25 primes and local, state. and federal buyers.

The dynamic event was one full day filled with networking, relationship building, IMPACT Panel program, group match making, and education opportunities. ProcureCon Hampton Roads EXPO 2020 will return in August 2020 in Hampton.

 

 

Buyers-Exhibitors Are Lining Up for ProcureCon Hampton Roads 2020

This 2020 iconic  Industry Day event will be held in  August 2020 in Hampton City!

We have outstanding  programming partnership, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities to accommodate our growing followers trusting on our brand ‘s unique small business development and capacity development accomplishments in the Hampton Roads region and throughout the South East U.S.  We are honorede to have already established a Waiting List for participating exhibiting Buyers.  If interested in being a Conference Sponsor, please contact us at: aabac@aabac.org

 

Have you checked out our Event Calendars?

Our Industry Partnership Mixers,  Procurement BASH Networking events, Economic and Industry Summits, and B2B-B2G summit bring together hundreds of small and large 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.  Through direct counseling by top national multi-award winning counseling staff, we provide a range of powerful management and technical assistance services.

 

Do you want to bring your business to the NEXT level? 

Ready to grow your business?  Staffed by  three times 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
  • Selling to the government and large commercial companies

 

Interested in selling to the Government and large primes?

VACC Members are offered direct assistance in selling to local, state and federal government organizations.

These services are provided at no charge.  We help you identify markets, providing group training, and offering access to local, state, and federal business connections.

Year round VACC  powerful network of procurement experts from both the public and private sectors  and advisors offer VACC powerful contacts. We refer you to: Procurement training –  Procurement agencies and larger corporations-Business certification process, and  lucrative contacts.

 

 

 

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?  Join our Ambassador program!

VACC  Brand Ambassadors are selected because they have a large following.  Our Ambassadors champion the 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  today at aabac@aabac.org and be ready to lead, shine, and grow your bottom line.

WE ARE CONNECTED  

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!
A Multi National Award Winning Asian Chamber  – 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 brand promotion.
  • Gain direct access to career and job opportunities
  • Receive nomination for our annual Student Scholarships
  • Opportunities to be a Special Event Sponsors.
MARK THE DATE! 

 

 

 

The 6th Annual ProcureCon NOVA Buyer EXPO 2019

Tuesday October 29, 2019 in Fairfax  * Virginia

We will again bring together 250+ 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 coming soon in June 2019

Check back often for updates. Drop us a line to get exciting speaker and event updates at: aabac@aabac.org 

OUR ICONIC CELEBRATION 

 

 

 

 

 

The 11th Annual Asian Chamber Gala 2019

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 2019

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.

International arts and culture 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.

The Annual Night Walk In the Garden of Cultures, our 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 Hosts: June BASH NOVA Mixer 2019 Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: Procon...

    June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at
  • VACC Hosts: August BASH Mixer Hampton Roads Thursday August 22 , 2019 * From 10 am to Noon Location: VDOT Headquarters Office...

    August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at VDOT
  • VACC Hosts: August BASH Mixer NOVA Wednesday 28, 2019 * From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: More details coming soon in ...

    August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at
  • Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Hosts: OCTOBER 2019  BASH RVA Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: RVA Area Event...

    October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at
  • Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Hosts: OCTOBER 2019 BASH MIXER   Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 10 am to Noon Location: More details coming...

    October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at
  • Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Hosts: 6th Annual ProcureCon NOVA Buyer EXPO 2019 Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Three...

    November 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at THE THREE FLINT HILL BUILDING
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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.

Enter a Whole New World of Connectivity

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.

Join us today!

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