E-Newsletter | May 26, 2021



ACC Business Conference and Asian Restaurant Month Announcement
Watch the video announcement about the Asian Restaurant Month in June and the ACC Business Conference and Expo on June 10th. Unfortunately we are pushing Day 2 of the conference to September and making the June event Free for All to virtually attend. GET YOUR FREE PASS and NETWORK INSIDE OUR CONFERENCE!
We invite you to attend our upcoming 2021 Asian Chamber Business Conference & Expo | RISING 10 Awards happening June 10-11. This year’s theme, “Rebound, Recover, Reengage”, will provide essential business tools and cover topics to help reengage customers as the country opens up businesses.
This year’s conference will be hybrid you can learn from industry leaders, government representatives with an option to attend in person events on Day 2 to interactively network with fellow attendees. We have over 12 breakout sessions covering essential business topics, 4 keynotes along and an award luncheon to honor 10 of the fastest growing Asian owned business in Houston. Each attendee will have an opportunity to visit over 60 exhibitors in showcasing their products and services and schedule 1 on 1 meetings with participants throughout the conference.
Register today to discover new ways of growing your business and driving new opportunities to meet other business owners and potential customers. With celebrating 30 years serving the community, The Asian Chamber stands behind your success of helping drive new business!
Date: Now Thursday, June 10 (ALL VIRTUAL)
Time: 9am to 4pm CT (Virtual)
Day 2 has been postponed to Sept 10th. Please register to attend FREE
Find out more about the conference at
The Asian Chamber of Commerce will be launching ASIAN RESTAURANT MONTH beginning Memorial Day Weekend through Sunday July 4th. We are creating an awareness of the Asian culture through Asian inspired cuisine that will be highlighted by the participating food establishments. 
Our goal is to show that there is a rich Asian Cuisine community in Houston, that extends beyond our cultural borders.
If you are a restaurant owner or have a favorite restaurant that you support we want invite you to get the word out and get them to become a participating food establishment. The Chamber is promoting this campaign to support our Asian community through the love of food. Participating restaurants, cafes, dessert place and food trucks don’t have to be Asian owned but ask you create an Asian inspired dish to help celebrate together.
With the recently developing situation in get critical supplies into India, The Asian Chamber of Commerce is helping collect financial support to procure the following needs:
• Oxygen Cylinders
• Oxygen Concentrators
• Oxygen Generators
• Ventilators
We are requesting those who are able and willing to make a contribution as we help our partner chamber (Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston) raise fund to provide the first shipment of necessary supplies in the coming weeks.
Please note, The Asian Chamber is a 501(c)6 organization and CANNOT provide a tax receipt toward this contribution. All proceeds will be forward on to our partners in the efforts to help bring much needed equipment to the region.
We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.
Business Resources and Partner Events
A cross-country series of events between SBA District Offices highlighting signature business sectors and exploring synergies
Join us for networking and an exchange of ideas, as we explore sister cities in the technology sector and highlight business expertise in both markets.
•Innovation resources and small business panels from Boston to Houston.
•Opportunities for high-growth, high-impact, and innovative small businesses.
•SBA program updates, including: Innovation & Investment, SBIR, and more. 
Date: Wednesday May 26 2021, 10am CST
Speakers include:
  • Jon M. Chu, Director of Crazy Rich Asians
  • Senator Mazie Hirono who introduced and helped pass the recent “Anti-Asian Hate Crimes” bill
  • Christina M Kim, Executive Producer of the hit show Kung Fu on CW
  • Patrick Lee (co-founder, Rotten Tomatoes)
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Immortal Studios and its partners, The Los Angeles Times and NextShark, are hosting a Free Virtual Summit on Wed, May 26 from 9:30am-3:00pm PST.
The “Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment & Media Summit” is a unique event that is bringing together high profile AAPI creatives, industry executives, tech innovators, elected officials, journalists and more. 
By creating conversations with this diverse group, together for the 1st time, we aim to share ideas, elevate awareness, and create a strategic network of people with the wherewithal, passion, power and skills to impact how entertainment, media, and pop culture is produced – resulting in AAPIs being properly represented at an unprecedented scale in America.
Sign up at
Do you want to find out more about Port Houston’s environmental initiatives and services needs? Port Houston’s Small Business / Education Outreach Department will be hosting a virtual workshop on “Doing Business with the Environmental Affairs Department” and procurement opportunities. Small Business will provide overview of new program M/WBE Initiative/Business Equity.
Join Port Houston for this workshop on Wednesday May 26, 11am to 12pm CT.
SBA World Trade Month
May is World Trade Month and the SBA has teamed up with partnering organizations to offer webinars all month to help small business owners gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. All webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
  • May 25 | Business Beyond Borders: Commemorating World Trade Month | Register here
  • May 27 | Logistics of Growing Global eCommerce | Register here
In Celebration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders invites you to a virtual Community Policy Briefing. In March, the Biden-Harris administration released an AAPI fact sheet and announced additional actions to respond to anti-Asian violence, xenophobia and bias. Senior administration officials and staff will be providing an overview and updates related to the actions with participation from AAPI community organizations.
The virtual event will be on Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m. ET. 
On Thursday, May 27th at 1PM EDT, join SBA for an online panel discussion with Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA’s economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. 

Live Webinar – Getting Ready For International Trade

DATESMay 6 | May 11 | May 13 | May 20 | May 27SERIES SESSIONS Session 1: Readiness to ExportWhat does it take for a company to be ready to export? This session will look at what needs to be in place before exporting.

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