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I trust this letter finds you well and thriving as we navigated through the first quarter of the year. Time truly has a habit of racing ahead, doesn't it?

I'm delighted to share some highlights from our recent programs. Last week, amidst the solar eclipse, we hosted our annual ACC Golf Tournament. It was not just a day of swings and putts but also a testament to our collective commitment to support the Asian Chamber Foundation. Thank you to our amazing committee: Ning Kang, Mike Pankratz and Daniel Yoo. Together, we raised vital funds that will directly benefit senior high school students across the Greater Houston area.

AANHPI (Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander) Month is just around the corner, and we have an exciting month of activities planned. Before May even begins, we are kicking off our Restaurant Series, comprising of three educational seminars designed to equip restaurateurs and their teams with the tools and information they need to excel and grow their businesses.

Our first event, hosted by Sysco on April 22, will explore the importance of vendor relations as well as competitive pricing. It promises to be an insightful session that will undoubtedly benefit all participants. See below for more information.

Furthermore, one of our favorite events from last year, the Have You Eaten Yet? luncheon, returns on May 2 at Ocean Palace. This luncheon is not only a celebration of AANHPI month but also serves as the kickoff to Asian Restaurant Month. During this special occasion, we will have the opportunity to listen to the journey to success of three James Beard Foundation recognized chefs: Kiran Verma, Tom Cunanan, and Vanarian Kuch. We invite you to join us for this fun celebratory luncheon. 

Lastly, if you are a food/drink establishment and are interested in being listed in Asian Restaurant Month presented by Sysco, be sure to check out the flyer below for more details. The listing is free of charge thanks to our sponsors and partners.

We have many more exciting programs planned for the upcoming months, so be sure to check our weekly newsletters for updates.

With warm regards,

Sydney Dao

Board Chair

Asian Chamber of Commerce

View Photos of the Golf Tournament


ACC would like to welcome Options 401K as one of its newest members. 

Chris Bui is the driving force behind Options 401K, a company dedicated to providing affordable retirement savings plans for small business owners. With Compliance 401K as its parent company, Options 401K stands out as one of only eight institutions approved in the US for such endeavors. Moreover, backed by Voya, a Fortune 500 company and a leader in retirement savings, the company boasts both credibility and reliability.

The team at Options 401K is motivated by a deep-seated desire to make a difference. With nearly 50% of Americans facing the prospect of inadequate retirement savings, they are determined to offer a solution. Their passion lies in helping small business owners provide essential savings benefits to their employees. By offering their services, they hope to alleviate financial stress and empower individuals to plan for a secure future.

As a member, he values the chance to support the ACC's initiatives and connect with fellow members. Through networking and collaboration, Chris believes in the power of collective action to foster mutual growth within the business community.

Asian Chamber AANHPI Luncheon - May 2

Join us in celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at our annual AANHPI Luncheon. This is a special luncheon featuring James Beard nominated chefs from Houston speak on their journey and Asian food. We also will kick off our Asian Restaurant Month which will happen throughout the month of May.

Thursday, May 2 | 11am-1pm

Ocean Palace

11215 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77072


  • Bao Ong, Houston Chronicle – Moderator
  • Kiran Verma – Kiran’s
  • Chef Tom Cunanan Soy Pinoy
  • Vanarian Kuch – Koffeteria

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Luncheon Table Sponsorship - Table of 10 with Name/Logo

Part of the Asian Restaurant Month Campaign

ACC Restaurant Series - First Session Apr 22

Attend the Asian Chamber 2024 Restaurant Series! We are providing FREE resources to help restaurant owners/operators survive and thrive in overcoming challenges and remaining open for business. Listen to industry experts and learn best practices in making your business profitable.


Session 1 – Current Trends on Competitive Pricing / Vendors Relationships

April 22, 2024 (Mon) – 2pm – 4pm – Sysco Global Support Center

With the challenges most restaurant owners are facing, learn best practices of how to deal with rising cost of supplies along with pricing correctly to retain profits. Also learn how to build long lasting relationships with your vendors that create win/win opportunities.

Session 2 – Growing Your Food Business through Marketing and Branding

June 10, 2024 (Mon) – 2pm – 4pm – TBA

Learn what it takes to build loyal customers and how to engage and communicate with them. Use customer’s feedback to development brand loyalty and how to improve their experience with your food establishment.



If you know any restaurants or food establishments that offer Asian cuisine, we invite them to participate in our upcoming Asian Restaurant Month throughout the month of May. Please see our website for more information:


Unlocking Opportunities in Federal Contracting

May 8th - Free

In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this event is a collaboration between SBA's Office of Government Contracting & Business Development (GCBD), the SBA Houston District Office, NASA JSC, Apex Accelerator, Asian Chamber of Commerce, and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce!

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Join our Monthly Orientation

May 10th - Free

Learn about the 2023-2024 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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Asian Chamber Foundation - Scholarships

The Asian Chamber Foundation provides opportunities of educational programming and funding support for the Asian community in economic growth and resiliency. We have a long standing impact since 1995 with scholarships and now expanded to empowering the entrepreneurs and businesses owners in the Greater Houston area.

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Welcome New Members


  • Lone Star Bank
  • American YouthWorks
  • Takeaway Tax Service
  • Tokyo Story


  • JBJ Management


  • Miniso Houston Chinatown
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Catapult Consulting Group
  • Gauntt Koen Binney & Kidd, LP
  • OneFlash36
  • Yuudachimax LLC
  • Zielger Cooper Architects

Thank you to our renewing members


  • Federal Reserve Bank Dallas
  • East West Bank
  • Harris County DEEO


  • Adobe
  • Armanda Romero
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