Virginia Asian Chamber At the White House and US Department of Commerce
My Lan Tran (first row, far right, day 1) of Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC) ‘s Executive Director recently joined 30 other U.S state Asian American Chambers of Commerce leaders, top executives from the White House Asian Pacific American Initiative, US Commerce Department, Small Business Administration, the US Minority Business Development Agency, and other senior administration officials and select federal department and agency leaders and business leaders at the Asian Business Summit at a two day Summit to discuss participation of Asian business communities as key economic development aspects of the administration’s plans for continued national economic recovery.
The next day-long Summit was the first-of-its-kind, face-to-face exchange in which Asian Chambers across the nation as partners of the national Asian Chamber network discussed workforce development, foreign direct investment and export opportunities with the Obama administration.
“I was pleased by the reception we received from administration officials and encouraged by the White House, USDOC, SBA’s genuine interest in hearing from us the Asian business community leaders who are working every day to strengthen their Asian entrepreneurial communities” Mr. Tinh Phan, VACC Chairman said.
“We were honored to have the opportunity to share very honest feedback on federal policies with administration officials and federal agency representatives, such as federal export promotion efforts targeted to our Asian small businesses. ” The work of the federal representatives we met clearly have direct impact on these issues that are important to VACC, the official voice representatives of Virginia’s 47,500+ Asian American business owners”, he said.