E-Newsletter | June 28, 2021

Support Asian Restaurants

The Asian Chamber of Commerce launched the 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.
Visit the online directory and we invite you to dine at the participating food establishment. The Chamber is promoting this campaign to support our Asian community through the love of food.
Visit the directory at

Business Resources and Partner Events

“Preserving Our Heritage and Building Legacy” Panel Discussion
We are pleased to welcome our new national sponsor into the CAPAW family, AARP! Together, we are cohosting with OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates and PBS – American Masters to bring you a special session around “Preserving Our Heritage and Building Legacy.” Michael Kantor, Executive Producer. American Masters at Thirteen/WNET will be giving opening remarks for this wonderful panel discussion.
  • Daphne Kwok, Vice President, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, AAPI Audience Strategy at AARP, APAWLI Fellow
  • Patrice Tanaka, Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet, LLC, APAWLI Fellow
  • Romana Lee-Akiyama, Deputy Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Philadelphia, APAWLI Fellow
  • Mary Hsieh, Managing Director of Medicare and Duals, Health Management Associates (Moderator)
  • Pamela Tom, Director/Producer/Writer, New Moon Pictures, LLC
Join us for this very special event on June 28th at 6-7 PM ET.
Starting a Small Business: Key Census Data and Tools for Entrepreneurs
Starting your own small business is one of the bravest things an entrepreneur can do, and Census data can be invaluable to help make this task an informed, data-driven decision. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to some key Census programs that can help businesses understand their markets as well as a demo of a key tool to make accessing these data easier, Census Business Builder. While we’ll focus on starting a new business, this information can also be important to owners of existing business too who need to take a fresh look at their customers after the pandemic.
  • Date: June 28
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Dial In: 888-957-9827 OR 415-228-4875
  • Passcode: 9047123
  • WebEx Event Number (if needed): 199 247 1582
  • Link: Log In Details
Event Password: Census#1 (If required, this password is only for users who join from a WebEx application or mobile app.)
Demystifying Exporting to Asia and the Pacific Rim
Tuesday, June 29 from 12–1 pm (Hawaii Standard Time) | 5-6pm CST
With 60% of the world’s consumers residing in the Asia-Pacific Rim, women and minority-owned businesses have many opportunities to be successful in expanding their business overseas. The MBDA Enterprising Women of Color (EWOC) Business Center at the YWCA O`ahu, Sacramento MBDA Export Center, and the U.S. Commercial Service Honolulu team up to teach you the basics of exporting and the steps you can take to begin your export journey.
The week of accepting applications for the MBDA Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Equity Multiplier Project is here! Be sure to complete and submit your application at your earliest convenience.
To get started with your MBDA MBE Equity Multiplier Project application:
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!