E-Newsletter | July 12, 2021

Exclusive Webinar on Health

Being physically active can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your cancer risk. Our expert provides information on the benefits of physical activity, and how to get more activity into your day. Providing you or your employees with resources in having an active lifestyle.
Wednesday, July 14, 2:00-3:00pm CT
Cost: Free (Promotional Giveaways – First 30 Register and Attend)
A Virtual Event – Link will be sent after registering
Sponsored by: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Speaker: Patricia Priego, M.S.E.D., M.P.H.
Facilitator: Victoria Ralls, M. Ed

Business Resources and Partner Events

Advanced Manufacturing Coffee with Asia Series
Join us for a virtual coffee exploring trends and opportunities on the horizon for U.S. Advanced Manufacturing exporters in India. Speakers include India experts from the U.S. Commercial Service and from the Association for Manufacturing Technology – Technology Center in India.
DATE: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
TIME: 10 am CT
Learn about current trends and opportunities for advanced manufacturing exporters in India.
Event Information
  • Introduction: Thomas Meade, U.S. Commercial Service, Seattle with Moderator Malarvizhi Parimel, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, Chennai, India
  • The program will feature: Geoff Parish, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi
  • Association for Manufacturing Technology – Technology Center, India Arun Mahajan, General Manager India
  • An Introduction to the Desk Officer Erol Yesin, Desk Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
Building AAPI Inclusion in Federal Policy
July 14, 2021 at 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. CDT
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have long faced challenges to achieving belonging, safety, and equity in the US, but the intensification of anti-Asian sentiment in the US in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic calls for greater attention to this issue. As the nation reckons with systemic racism, a new window has opened to understand and meet the diverse needs of AAPI communities through federal policy. 
To mark the launch of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) and build on new Urban Institute research sponsored by TAAF on AAPI organizations, please join Sarah Rosen Wartell, president of the Urban Institute, for the next installment in Urban’s conversation series, Evidence to Action. Wartell will moderate a panel discussion about strategies for targeting federal programs to meet the needs of AAPI communities and increasing AAPI visibility in federal data.
  • Neel Kashkari, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis @neelkashkari
  • Sonal Shah, President, The Asian American Foundation @SonalRShah @taaforg
  • Maria Torres-Springer, Vice President, US Programs, Ford Foundation @MTorresSpringer
  • Paul Watanabe, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston @UMassBoston
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute @swartell
Join us for the Enterprising Women of Color (EWOC) Summer Forum featuring discussions on creating a financially fit business model and making self-care a priority for business success. The event will also feature a listening session about thriving in the Care Economy for businesses in daycare, home healthcare, elder care, and other care work services.
9th Annual Liftoff Houston

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Your Invitation to OCA’s Virtual Summit
OCA — Asian Pacific American Advocates is excited to invite you to our free virtual summit on July 15-17, 2021. “Building Hope Through Solidarity” is a three-day event filled with plenaries, workshops, and entertainment for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, community partners, and allies across the country.
This year’s summit includes advocacy and issue-based workshops, including:
  • A panel of rising AAPI elected officials speaking about the urgent need to pass significant voting rights and democracy reform
  • In-depth conversations around anti-Asian hate, digital access, and immigration featuring legal scholars and advocates
  • Trainings on how to be an effective bystander, run a successful political campaign, and more
  • Interactive sessions on setting healthy boundaries and practicing radical self care
Workshops are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Updates can be found on our Facebook event and @OCANational.
Trade Office -Consulate General of Vietnam in Houston-Texas (USA) would like to invite you and ACC members to join B2B meeting with us with following information (Invitation and Agenda attached)
                             Date                    : 15 & 16 July 2021
                             Venue   : Online (ZOOM, TENCENT)
                             Language           : Vietnamese, English, Chinese, Japanese
Organizers: Vietnam Trade Promotion Agencies, Vietnam Trade Offices in foreign countries and territories (Australia, USA, China, Japan, ASEAN…)
Moreover, Vietnamese Exporters offer seasonal fruits to export to US market, including
6 Vietnamese fresh fruits can go to USA treated by irradiation.
  • Fresh Dragon Fruit White Flesh (thanh long ruột trắng)/ box 4.5kg, count 7/8/9 fruits
  • Fresh Dragon Fruit Red Flesh (thanh long ruột đỏ)/ box 4.5kg, count 7/8/9 fruits.
  • Fresh Lychee (quả vải thiều)/ box 5kg.
  • Fresh Longan, box 5kg.
  • Fresh Rambutan/box 5kg.
  • Fresh Green mangoes (tượng)
  • Fesh Hoà Lộc mangoes/ box 5kg.
  • Fresh R2E2 mangoes/box 5kg.
  • Fresh Star apple (vú sữa)/box 4.0kg (gần vào mùa).
  • Frozen fruit and vegetables by boat/ sea CNF Los Angeles port . Frozen whole durian/kg.
  • Frozen durian pulp:/kg.
  • Frozen hot Chilli/kg.
  • Frozen Jack fruit/kg.
  • Frozen jack fruir fresh (no seed)/kg.
  • Frozen custard apple pulp/kg.
Those wishing to attend please contact the Asian Chamber for details at:
A Virtual Conversation with Jose A. Medrano, Director of Budget, Finance and Technology on Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 10 AM -11 AM CDT.
This event will focus on the specifics on how to become registered with Harris County, various resources and guidance for vendor opportunities and the process to do business with the County.
If you are a Minority, Women, Persons with Disabilities, Small or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWPDBE, SBE and DBE), then this event is for you!
To join us for this virtual conversation with Jose Medrano, RSVP here.
Don’t miss this opportunity and reserve your spot today!
Waste Management is launching Share the Green, an event designed to engage hundreds of women-owned businesses to advance female supplier diversity in the corporate supply chain. Selected women-owned businesses will be invited to participate in an educational incubator program with a potential opportunity to pitch their business ideas to corporations.