Upcoming ACC Events

ACC Trade Forum 2024 (Expo and Luncheon)

Feb 23rd - Ticketed Event

With Asia being the number one trade region to and from the City of Houston, the Asian Chamber will be hosting our annual Trade Forum where companies and individuals can learn about import/export trade and the opportunities/risks involved in moving to a global market, especially in Asia.

Come meet government representatives from the various trade regions across Asia and North America. Learn what the City of Houston is doing to expand support for international trade.

Asian Chamber Trade Forum (Expo and Luncheon) 2024

Date: Friday, Feb 23, 2024 | 10-1:30pm

Location: Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Trade Luncheon Panelist:

  • Greater Houston Partnership – John Cypher, VP, International Investment & Trade
  • City of Houston International Trade – Chris Olson, Director of Trade and International Affairs
  • Houston Airport System – Zeljka Momirovic, Director of Air Service Development
  • Port Houston – Dominic Sun, Director of Trade Development

Invited Exhibitors from the following:

  • Trade Regions: Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam
  • Government Agencies: Houston Airport System, Port Houston, City of Houston, MBDA Export Center, U.S. Commercial Services, Export-Import Bank of the United States

ACC Membership Info Session

Mar 8th - Free

Join our Monthly Meetup to learn about ACC Membership. This is a step-by-step guide to maximize your chamber membership and help use it to grow your business. Learn about the Chamber's mission, values, structure and our programs and events in 2024. This is free and open to members and non-members.

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Partner Events

NOTICE: Apply for SBA PPP Loan Direct Forgiveness Before March 3rd

Apply for SBA PPP Loan Direct Forgiveness for Loans Under $150,000 Before March 3, 2024. PLEASE NOTE: If your lender is not participating in direct forgiveness through SBA, you must contact your lender directly and follow the lender's forgiveness process

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National ACE's Capital Readiness Program

(Various Days) - Free

The Capital Readiness Program is an 8-week course that will help entrepreneurs and small business owners get connected to funding opportunities through our network of capital advocates. It starts Jan 23 and runs for 60 minutes from 2-3pm ET every Tuesday for 8 weeks.

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Score@HCC Workshop

Various Dates

Score at ACC we offer free and low-cost business workshops to help small business owners and entrepreneurs gain the skills they need to help their businesses thrive. The workshops are offered online and in person.

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AAPI Climate Justice Town Hall

Feb 22nd - Free

Air Alliance Houston in collaboration with Rise AAPI invites you to attend their very first AAPI Climate Justice Town Hall. The event will take place on February 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Chinese Community Center.

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Metro Business University - Feb Event

Feb 28th - Free

Join the Virtual Event. MBU - Prime Contractors: "Understanding Small Business Compliance Requirements" Wednesday - February 28, 2024 10:00am - 11:30am

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FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Bonding & Insurance Focus Group

Feb 28th - Free

On behalf of Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD), Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP), you are invited to FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Bonding & Insurance Focus Group at 2:00 PM, February 28, 2024 Virtual Zoom Meeting. This event will concentrate on Bonding & Insurance criteria for all vendors interested in doing business with Fort Bend ISD.

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Houston Business Matchmaker

Mar 1st - Free

Join us for the 5th annual Houston Business Matchmaker event on Friday, March 1, 2024. This virtual event will provide small business owners from all industries a great opportunity to connect with prime contractors, large businesses, and local, state, and federal agencies.

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Close the Deal with a Woman-Owned Small Business Certification

Mar 13th - Free

The Us Space is hosting a virtual event for Women's History Month, featuring a fireside chat with representatives from SBA Houston and City of Houston. The discussion will focus on the benefits of woman-owned business certifications and provide tips, resources, and a Q&A session to empower business growth.

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H-E-B Table Talks

Mar 20th - Free

On March 20, 2024, H-E-B Supplier Diversity Team proudly presents our FREE virtual Table Talks focused on haircare and business expansion. With a theme centered on The Moguls of Haircare: Community, Impact, and Business Expansion, this webinar will highlight business marketing and growth strategies, as well as the experience of being a supplier with H-E-B.

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SBA - Interested in Government Contracting

Various Dates

Interested in Government Contracting? There are various resources and events to attend to learn about how to do business with the Government. Register for one of these SBA events.

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Port Houston - Opportunity U

Various Dates

The Business Equity team here at Port Houston is excited to introduce you to our OpPORTunity U Cohort V. In the spirit of growth and collaboration, we invite you to apply. This unique opportunity is designed to empower small businesses like yours, fostering success in the coming year.

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H-E-B Quest for Texas Best

For the last ten years, H-E-B has set out on a quest to find the best in Texas - the best local products made by Texans! From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, from West Texas to Beaumont, the H-E-B "Quest for Texas Best" is an open call for locally owned, small food, beverage, and general merchandise suppliers to have their items considered for placement on H-E-B shelves and $25,000 in their pocket!

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City of Houston Disparity Study

The City of Houston (City) is conducting a comprehensive Disparity Study (Study), led by MGT Consulting Group (MGT). The overall purpose of the Disparity Study is to understand the effects of race, ethnicity, and gender on businesses' ability to do business in the city's marketplace - both public and private sectors, acquire capital, and win contracts or subcontracts in the markets in which the City of Houston does business.

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Grants/Funding Resources and Notices

Texas State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) (Open Now Until Feb 29)

The program’s objectives are to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting, and to increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting. The STEP program will provide financial assistance to small business to create or expand their expoart capacity.

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U.S. Department of Education Grants (Various)

The U.S. DOE has various grants available to small businesses in the education sector. Each grant has unique eligibility criteria, with some opportunities set aside for public schools, state agencies, or nonprofit organizations; however, others allow applications from for-profit private sector companies. Deadlines for currently available DOE grants run through March 26, 2024.

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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 info@asianchamber-hou.org with the direct link of your organization's bid portal.

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Houston, TX 77042

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