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Our  diversity represents an unparalleled economic force.  Joined by a powerful network of 5,000 entrepreneurs+ decision makers, Asian American Business Assistance Center – dba Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce – with the support of the iconic Virginia Asian Foundation, is the brand of choice for entrepreneurs to grow with our dynamic connections and opportunity. We successfully advocate on behalf of our members through our visibility at the Virginia General Assembly, on the Hill, and through our vast network of strategic Pan Asian community partnerships.


VACC To Host the 11th Annual Asian Business Gala- December 4th at the Jefferson Hotel

 Global Business Connections & VIP Reception – At The Rotunda – 5:00 pm to 645 pm

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 is at the Dominion Room. Program Description: Virginia government and industry delegates will meet one on one or at one full group with Indian diplomats – commerce officers from 5:00 to 6 15 pm.  All will join the VIP Reception from 6:15 pm to 6 45 pm and all will be joining the Banquet on the Hotel 2nd Floor at 6:45 pm.

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 – At the Grand Ball Room, 2nd Floor –  6:45 pm to 8:00 pm

    1. Dr. Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University (Confirmed Keynote Speaker)  – 7:05 pm to 7:15 pm
    2. Embassy of India (Confirmed, Dignitary  Name TBD – Honorary Remarks) – 7:15 pm to 7:25 pm
    3. Cultural Expressions #1 (Traditional Dance) –  7:25 pm- 7:30 pm
    4. Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Service Award  ( 4 Awards) –  7:30 pm to 7:45 pm
VACC’s New Branded Accolade:  We are now THE Official Voice of Minority Businesses in the Hampton Roads Region! 


Hot From the Press!

On September 25, at the Hampton City Hall, VACC was formally recognized by the small, minority business community government and service providers as THE Voice of All Ethnic- Minority business in the Hampton Roads Region. 

We connect this diverse group with the Hampton Roads region’s service partners to help them start, operate, and expand their businesses whether they are in the start – up phase or as small businesses in a growth mode.  As the only minority business advocacy trade association in the Hampton Roads with 100 + years combined in economic development and workforce development policies and hands-on international trade experience record, we promote equality and equity for under-served small businesses in this emerging region.

6th Annual ProcureCon NOVA Industry Day – November 7, 2019 in Fairfax Was a Great 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. During our dynamic Morning Plenary Session panel, speakers addressed on how to build sustainable business relationship with the 16 participating event buyers. Several members made the trip from as far as Alabama and New Jersey to join us. We are all grateful for all our buyers and speakers dedicated service.   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.    We champion the Complete count Commission created by Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia and Northern Virginia Complete Count Commission (Business Committee).

Virginia Asian Foundation Offers Student Scholarships


Our next scholarship winners will be honored at The 11th Annual Asian Gala 2019, to be held on Wednesday December 4, 2019  at 5:30 pm at the Five Star Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia.

The Program Application is now on line at http://www.aabac.org .  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.

VACC Celebrates the Growth of E Commerce and Mid Atlantic Capital Region Throughout 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 Brian Moore sharing technology, e-commerce success, and economic / workforce development growth brought by Amazon HQ2 to our events great crowds.


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 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 for the Chamber.

As a result, Virginia companies are now winning million of dollars in direct global 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.

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: aabac@aabac.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 small and large businesses for win-win partnerships.

Our signature Regional Business 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 powerful technical assistance services.


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
  • 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! 


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 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.







The 6th Annual ProcureCon NOVA Buyer EXPO 2019

November 7, 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 3500 diverse suppliers and more than 250 decision makers seeking qualified vendors in all business sectors.


Register to join us and meet 20 major agency and prime buyers.

Questions? Drop us a line at: aabac@aabac.org 








The 11th Annual Asian Chamber Gala 2019

December 4 at The Jefferson Hotel

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

Annual Asian Student Scholarship 2019

Scholarships will be awarded to the  three (3) most deserved students.  The online Application form is now made public on July 15.  The Application Extended deadline is: November 1, 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 by 40 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

Contact us at Email: aabac@aabac.org for details.

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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.

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