Upcoming ACC Events

Business Conference and Lenders Matchmaking

Aug 18th – FREE

The Asian Chamber will host our annual business conference in educating local business owners and entrepreneurs with resources in expanding capacity as well as growing their operations and footprint in Houston. We want this conference to provide essential business tools to help reengage customers through resiliency and the use of innovative technology. Come listen to various speakers share best practices on remaining competitive in today’s market
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Business Expo and Rising 10 Awards Luncheon

Aug 25th – Ticketed Event

Asian Chamber of Commerce will host our annual business expo with over 50+ exhibitors showcasing their products and services. Engage with attendees looking at opportunities of trade. Inclusive to our event will be our annual business luncheon and Rising 10 Awards where we will award the top 10 fastest growing Asian owned businesses around the region. Regional businesses are encourage to attend.
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ACC Membership Orientation

Aug 11

Learn about the 2023 Asian Chamber Membership Benefits. A Step-by-Step guide to maximize your chamber membership and help use it to grow your business.
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Executive Business Program

Sept 16 – Nov 18

For the 7th year, Asian Chamber will host an executive learning environment for participants to complete a 9-week intensive fast track program taught in English as well as Mandarin. Each student will be immerse with learning the essential business principles of growing your organization.
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Partner Events

City of Houston – LiftOff Houston Business Plan Competition

July 12 – Aug 14

Welcome to the 11th Annual Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition! Achieve your dream of owning and growing a successful business. Get access to the essential tools, resources, and support necessary to develop a sound business plan as the first step toward your dream.
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Early Film Screening: ‘Sight’ and Discussion with Dr. Ming Wang

Aug 17

The film Sight — starring Terry Chen (Almost Famous, Falling) and Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Greg Kinnear — is based on the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a poor Chinese immigrant who defied all odds by becoming a world-renowned eye surgeon in the United States. Sight will open nationally in theaters on October 27, 2023.
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Power Hour and Happy Hour

Aug 24

Come learn how the Employee Retention Credit can help your business, then join us for complimentary cocktails and heavy bites
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Anime Matsuri 2023

Aug 10-13

Anime Matsuri is an annual anime, Japanese culture, and related arts convention hosted at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Join thousands of fans and explore over 1,800,000 sq feet of anime, panels, workshops, Special Guests, celebrities, Vendor/Exhibitor area, Artist Alley/showcase, live concerts, Cosplay Contests, Gaming, and over 1000 hrs of programming including a Japanese car show!
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Houston Airport System – Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Day

In Person: Aug 29th

Virtual: Aug 30th

Expand your network and foster an inclusive business environment at our upcoming event. Don’t miss the chance to connect, learn, and grow alongside industry professionals, procurement officials, and fellow diverse suppliers.
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Walmart – Open Call pre-application Webinar


These webinars are designed and intended for businesses and entrepreneurs with shelf-ready products that are made, grown, or assembled in the U.S., to determine whether they are ready to apply to become a Walmart supplier.
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City of Houston: Pillars for Success

July 1 – Aug 18

Pillars for Success (Pillars) is the newest addition to the City of Houston’s business development programs. Open to all industries, Pillars is designed to impact diverse small to mid-sized Houston-area firms through business growth by assisting entrepreneurs to expand business scope and vision, access new business and markets, strengthen supply chains, increase visibility, recruit and hire qualified staff, and collaborate with key stakeholders. Built on the foundation of seven pillars, the program combines practical workshops, self-assessments, coaching services, industry experts, and business peers to deliver measurable outcomes for a transformational experience to the next level of business success.
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UH SURE Program Appreciation Day

Aug 12

Join the SURESM Program at the University of Houston! This award-winning program for local entrepreneurs offers:

  • Business education with no tuition or fees, just your hard work and total commitment.
  • Open enrollment to the public—you do not have to be a UH student.
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City of Houston Boards and Commissions Fair

Aug 29

Join us at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, August 29th in the Legacy Room at City Hall for the Boards and Commissions Fair. You can come and learn about different Boards and hear from current Board Members about their experiences serving on a City Board or Commission.
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2023 #AAPISTRONG Conference

Oct 12-14

Calling all AANHPI business owners and entrepreneurs! National ACE and ACE NextGen are hosting the #AAPISTRONG Conference in Las Vegas on October 12th and 13th. This will also be a great opportunity to network, learn, and meet with the larger AANHPI business community.
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Grants/Funding Resources and Notices

Keep It Local Business Fund

What would a $5,000 boost mean for your small business? That’s what we want to learn from anyone applying to the Keep It Local Business Fund, now accepting applications from small businesses owned by people of color devoted to making an impact in their communities until September 1, 2023
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EDA – 2023 Build to Scale Program

EDA’s Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is committed to furthering tech-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high-skill and high-wage job growth, create economic opportunity, and support the future of the next generation of industry leading companies. Funding is available for organizations that aid companies in developing the next generation of technologies.
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Etsy Disaster Relief Fund

Etsy is committed to helping our creative entrepreneurs recover when disasters disrupt their businesses. We’ve partnered with CERF+, a nonprofit organization focused on helping artists prepare for and recover from emergencies and disasters, to create a disaster relief fund just for Etsy sellers.
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HCC Business Continuity Planning – Preparing Your Business for the Unexpected

For eligible businesses, funding to cover the cost of training is available through a partnership between the Corporate College at Houston Community College and the Texas Workforce Commission.
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Early Reach Program

Applications are now open for the Early REACH program – a program that increases education access for the youngest children in Harris County. This program is the largest known investment of American Rescue Plan Act dollars by any county or city in the nation for early childhood education. Kids who participate in high-quality early childhood programs are more likely to graduate from high school, perform better in school, have higher rates of employment as adults, and are less likely to be involved in the criminal justice system.
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Patagonia Corporate Grant Program

Patagonia’s corporate grant program offers between $10,000 and $20,000 of funding to nonprofits with missions to protect and preserve the environment.
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Bid Opportunities and Resources
The Following Links are Bid Opportunities from our Partners

If you have bid opportunities and want to be included in our newsletter, please contact [email protected] with the direct link of your organization’s bid portal.