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E-Newsletter | Mar 29, 2021


As we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, we want to highlight women who have made a difference in our community.
You are invited to join Asian Chamber of Commerce Houston (ACC)‘s board member, Dr. Dalia Sherif, in a discussion with two amazing pioneers of diversity and equality, Carlecia Wright and Dr. Jia Wang.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CST
Members: Complimentary
Nonmembers: $10.00
The FBI has developed this presentation based on current threats and trends seen throughout 2020 and 2021. The cyber landscape is constantly changing and offers criminals opportunities to exploit unsuspecting victims. The information discussed in this presentation will bring awareness to the threats to better defend against online cyber criminals.  
Speaker: FBI Special Agent with the Cyber Squad
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST
Members: Complimentary
Nonmembers: $10.00
Calling all Asian ERG Leaders in Houston!
We are having our first ERG Roundtable this year and we invite Asian Employee Resources Group Leaders from corporate organizations in Houston to dialog about the recent issues involved in the Asian Community. 
Please email Paul Gor, Asian Chamber Community Development Director, at [email protected] to be included in the conversation.
Please include the organization you represent.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm CST
By invitation only
Contact Paul Gor to be included in the conversation: [email protected]
Learn about the Chamber’s mission, values, structure, and our programs and events in 2021. We have exciting events and programs planned for the year!
A Step-by-Step guide to maximize your chamber membership and help use it to grow your business. Register Now!
Friday, April 9, 2021
10:00 am – 11:30am CST
Virtual Via ZOOM – registration required
ACC Supplier Diversity Academy 2021
The Asian Chamber of Commerce wants to help your business WIN BIDS by enrolling in our upcoming Supplier Diversity Academy. Join the program and learn how buyers look for diverse suppliers who represent women-owned and/or minority-owned businesses. Be coached by decision makers from major corporations and the public sector in researching bids, learning the application process, and how to knock out a winning presentation. Use this opportunity to network and be seen by potential buyers through the Academy!
Speakers from:
  • Shell, H-E-B, Chase, Port Houston, United Airlines and Lone Star College
Topics covered:
  • Certification
  • Where to Find bids/opportunities
  • How to Apply
  • How to Have a Winning Presentation
  • How to Negotiate

Business Resources and Partner Events

In partnership with The MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas (Houston), the Chamber invites you to join us for this virtual meeting with Bill Higgs
Co-Founder of Mustang Engineering, Bill Higgs, will discuss that with an intentional culture, companies do not have to go up and down with the industry. Mustang Engineering went from zero to $1 Billion in revenues and grew through 7 tough downturns… two that were similar in scope in Texas to the 2020 COVID economic downturn in the USA.
They started during a ten year downturn when the oil price went from $27 to $4 per barrel and found it to be a perfect time to build our culture…because everyone was listening intently. Now is the time for leaders to take action and create a “Cycle-Proof” company with a culture people want to join. The tasks are simple and inexpensive, but must come from the heart. You will positively change lives and easily double your bottom line… it doesn’t get any better! 
After Bill’s formal presentation, the audience can type in questions on the YouTube Live website and Bill will be answering the questions LIVE.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
11:30 am – 1:30 pm CST
Speaker: Bill Higgs, Co-Founder of Mustang Engineering
The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) in raising community awareness on cancer through a free webinar “MAKING CANCER HISTORY” presented by Dr. Peter W. T. Pister (President, MD Anderson Cancer Center) on Wednesday, March 31st at 8:30 AM. Honorable Aseem Mahajan, Consulate General of India (Houston) will be the special guest on this occasion. Dr. Asheesh Kamaat (MDACC) will moderate the session. Look forward to seeing you all at the webinar.
Wednesday, March 31st at 8:30 AM CST
To register for FREE, please use the following link:
For the Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum (GHBPF) Webinar Series from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as we continue to observe social distancing requirements of our Strategic Partner and Host – Houston Community College, West Loop Campus and be sensitive to the health and safety concerns of our Strategic and Community Partners, Participants and Attendees.
Keynote Presentation Theme: 
“Hot Off the Press – Real Time Engagements and Business Opportunities”
SUCCESS STORY : Impact Stone
CLICK HERE for dial in instructions and more
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal opens April 8th, SBA HQ is holding a national webinar on March 30th:
SBA has low-interest federal disaster loans available. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at
or at 800-659-2955. 

Request for Bilingual Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccination site at NRG Park

As you’ve read in the news, FEMA has set up a large COVID-19 Vaccination site at NRG Park, serving 6,000 people per day. Because of the large number of our community coming through, there’s a need for bilingual volunteers to help those whose first language may not be English.
There’s an urgent need for Vietnamese and Mandarin-speaking volunteers. Below are some of the highlights of the request:
  • The NRG Park CVC (Community Vaccination Center) runs 7 days a week, from 8am to 6pm (or until the last vaccine for the day is given)
  • There are 2 shifts each day: 7a-1pm and 1pm-7p
  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older
  • Volunteers need to have an advanced knowledge of both languages English-Mandarin/English-Vietnamese, as some of the translations are medical in nature
  • Volunteers MAY be eligible to receive a vaccine at the end of the day if there are doses left over that must be used. This will vary day to day and are not guaranteed.
  • This is an outdoor volunteer position and they will be on their feet most, if not all, of the day
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be served and snacks, coffee, and water are available throughout the day
  • You can sign up for as many shifts as you able to serve