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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Join our Monthly Orientation

July 12th - Free

Learn about the 2024 Asian Chamber Membership Benefits. A Step-by-Step guide to maximize your chamber membership and help use it to grow your business. We have exciting events and program planned for the year!

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Partner and Community Events

Walmart Open 2024 - Call Now Open


Walmart Launches Application Period for Open Call 2024, Celebrating Over a Decade of Investing in American Jobs Walmart invites entrepreneurs to apply to pitch their products made, grown or assembled in the U.S. for an opportunity to get on Walmart or Sam's Club shelves or online.

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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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SWMD Workshop Series: Federal Contracts

July 9th - Free

READY TO CONTRACT? The government spends billions every year on products and services. Join us and learn how to get into this marketplace with steps on getting started and certification programs.

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Investing in America

July 10th - Free

On behalf of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), we would like to invite you to attend the Investing in America: USDOT Wealth Creation Tour in Houston, Texas.

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People Source Speed Networking Event

July 12th - Free

A one-day event crafted for any business owner, especially those within their first five years of business. This speed networking style gathering goes beyond the ordinary, featuring targeted networking with key community partners.

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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 workshop 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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Inaugural AAPI National Convention Houston

July 27th - Ticketed Event

Join the City of Houston Mayor's Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Advisory Board in uplifting AAPI and uniting communities at the inaugural AAPI National Convention Houston. The AAPI National Convetion Houston will offer keynote addresses, panel discussions, networking opportunities, as well as access to the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) job fair and community market.

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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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ACE NextGen Pitch Competition

August 25th - Free

ACE NextGen, in collaboration with Macy's, is thrilled to announce a competition offering a total of $3,000 in cash prizes. We invite high school and college students to submit their best 30-second business pitch ideas. Winners will receive cash prizes from our sponsor and the opportunity for mentorship from our esteemed group of ACE NextGen entrepreneurs.

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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 Amber Grant | Grants for Women in Business | WomensNet

Take your woman-owned business to the next level with an Amber Grant. $2,000 grants are awarded monthly from WomensNet. Apply today!

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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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