Upcoming Events

The Rising 10 Awards highlight the Top 10 fastest growing Asian-owned companies in the greater Houston area. This spotlights successful companies with 3+ years in operation. The Asian Chamber Foundation will recognize the Rising 10 recipients at our luncheon on Thursday, August 22nd along with our annual Asian Chamber Business Expo 2024.

Please submit your nominations if you meet the criteria below:

  • Annual revenue of $250,000+ in any of the following years 2021-2023
  • Business in operations for at least 3 years
  • Headquartered in U.S. and office in Houston
  • Company must be at least 50% Asian-owned
  • Applicant must be C-level or Founder & Chairman
  • 2 + employees in your company

Deadline to apply is Monday, July 7, 2024 at 11:59pm. All financial data will be submitted to a third party accounting firm.

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ACC 2024 Membership Info Session

June 14th - 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 and Community Events

SBA Disaster Assistance

Current Resources

SBA Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience (ODRR) is currently: Coordinating with FEMA on potential for opening several Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Coordinating with State, local, and resource partners on potential of opening Business Recovery Centers (BRCs). DRCs and BRCs are great resources to get help with Federal assistance applications for Businesses of all sizes, Homeowners, Renters, & Private nonprofit organizations.

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ULTRAMAN: RISING Houston Advance Screening

June 11th - Free

Register for an advance screening of Netflix's new film ULTRAMAN: RISING on Tuesday, June 11 at 7PM at Asia Society Texas, (1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004)

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APWC Procurement Forum

June 12th - Free

The Association of Professional Women in Construction’s Transportation Procurement Forum will feature key representatives from United Airlines, Metro, the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity.

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Business2gether in Harris County

June 12th - FREE

Commissioner Adrian Garcia invites Harris County business owners to attend an exclusive event to learn and explore contracting opportunities in Precinct 2.

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CDFI's Unlocked: Funding Available for Small Business Owners at a State Level

June 13th - Free

We're bringing in our small business funding expert Scott RogaIski to help you unlock funding for your business by activating your state's Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

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Empowered CEO - Financial Systems to Manage Profitability

Various Dates - Free

Understanding your financials, numbers, and reports is a game changer as a CEO and entrepreneur. There isn't a "typical day" in the life of a leader, but the most successful ones rely on routines, methods, and knowledge to consistently perform at an ultra-high level.

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Harris Health Contractor Diversity Program

June 17th - Free

Join Harris Health System for our "Coffee & Conversations" as we host the Small Business Administration. SBA will provide an overview of the 4 main areas of service provided to small businesses, including sources of capital, sources of counseling, developing businesses via federal contracts, and disaster assistance.

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Unlocking Free Health Insurance for You & Your Employees

June 18th - Free

National ACE's Capital Readiness Program Business Coach Allen Wu will explain this new initiative funded by the federal government to provide healthcare benefits to employees at no cost to the employer.

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Houston Airport System - Industry Day II - Capital Improvement Program

June 18th - Free

Learn about the information about the Capital Improvement Program contracts soon to be released by HAS. Take advantage of this time to network and collaborate with industry professionals, project stakeholders, and key decision-makers within Houston Airports. The presentation will highlight the objectives and timelines of each contract followed by Q&A to address any questions.

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Greater Houston Procurement Forum - Emergency Preparedness

June 18th - Free

The Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum Presents "Emergency Preparedness - Planning and Preparing for a Disaster" Join Us!

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Rise & Shine Morning Mixer - Breakfast Networking Event

June 20th - Free

Come enjoy a hearty & hot breakfast and get to know Southwest District board members, Public Officials, and Community & Business leaders.

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GSE, Catering Ops and DC - Matchmaking Event

June 20th - Free

Join us for an afternoon of matchmaking where City of Houston Certified diverse firms are invited to meet the primes. Please follow the QR to be entered in the United Airlines system.

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Port Houston - Inclusive Procurement Day

June 20th - Free

Are you a Small, Minority and/or Woman-Owned Business? Port Houston is hosting this event to learn more about your business and provide you with valuable information on how you can apply for procurement opportunities.

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MBDA Inaugural Gala Celebration

June 21st - Ticketed Event

Director Turner and the entire Houston MBDA Team thank you for your support of our 2024 Salute Inaugural Gala Celebration. Although this will be our 9th Annual Salute event, it will also be our first-ever Salute Gala Celebration and we couldn't be more honored to have you with us.

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Emancipation Ave. Main Street - Lunch and Learn

June 26th - Free

Join us for an informative Lunch & Learn session where experts from City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity will cover requirements for business certification.

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Liberty Fest 2024

June 30th - Free

Liberty Fest is a patriotic celebration of our Nation's founding. The event is hosted by the Southwest Management District in close co-operation with several generous sponsors.

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UH System - HUB Virtual Forum and Workshop

July 17th - Free

UH System Hub - Gather with us virtually to obtain detailed information about universities, state agencies, school districts, and government entities' procurement practices as well as current bid opportunities. Register in advance for the https://tinyurl.com/bdeckwwr

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Governor's Small Business Summit - Galveston/Gulf Coast

July 18th - Free

The Governor's Small Business Summit - Galveston/Gulf Coast aims to help Texas small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs reach new heights by connecting them with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen and grow a business. This event offers a variety of sessions bringing together local, state and federal resource partners to provide key insights on critical business topics.

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SBA - Houston Programs to Help Your Business Grow

July 30th and July 31st - Free

Looking to Grow YOUR Business? In breakout sessions, learn about various no-cost business development programs throughout Houston that are available to small businesses.

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Turner School Of Construction Management

July 31st - Free

For over 30 years the City of Houston has partnered with Turner Construction Company to offer Turner School of Construction Management. Participants accepted into the program who complete at least seven of the first eight classes will receive a certificate of completion. This training program is FREE of charge.

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Need funding for your small business? By SBA

Various Dates

Join the SBA Houston District Office an upcoming event to learn more about access to capital, SBA Lending Programs and meet SBA-approved lenders!

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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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Financing Tools

The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to cultivating an inclusive and competitive economic environment in the City of Houston by promoting the success of small businesses and developing Houston's workforce, with a special emphasis on historically underutilized businesses and disenfranchised individuals.

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Harris Hub – Small Business Technical Assistance Program

BakerRipley has partnered with Harris County to provide ARPA-funded technical assistance to Harris County small businesses impacted by COVID19! Our coaches can help you with:

• Marketing for your small business

• Accounting for your small business

• Payroll management for your small business

• Hiring for your small business

• Business Plan Creation

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Grants/Funding Resources and Notices

The 2024 AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund - $5,000 to $25,000

The AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund, made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund, is designed to benefit Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander-owned restaurants across the country. With the industry facing ongoing economic challenges, the AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund is available to help under-resourced restaurants respond to supply chain disruptions, increased inventory costs, workforce development, and safety for their employees. EXTENDED DEADLINE - JUNE 14

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Intuit QuickBooks Grant Program

Intuit QuickBooks is launching a grant program to support 20 business owners across the US. Enter for a chance to receive a $10,000 cash award and 3 months of business coaching. DEADLINE - JUNE 30

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ADP - Grit and Wisdom a small business contest

Share your best small business advice for a chance to win up to $5,000 in prize value - plus a year of free payroll.* But that's not all. Your wisdom may even be used to help inspire fellow small businesses. Details on how it works and contest rules.

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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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