Upcoming Events


Month of May - Free

In celebration of AAPI Heritage month, join the Asian Chamber of Commerce Houston in supporting Asian restaurants in the Greater Houston area. Sign up for the free Asian Restaurant Month digital pass. The pass is a directory of participating restaurants and allows guests to explore restaurants by categories, cuisines and locations. The more restaurants passholders visit during May, AAPI Heritage Month, the more prizes they can unlock.

Visit the portal at:

Download a Poster to Display at your Establishment or Office


Asian Chamber Foundation Scholarship Awards

Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2024

The Foundation last year has awarded ten $2,000 student scholarships to deserving and academically oriented graduating High School Seniors in the Greater Houston area to aid in furthering their education. The 10 scholarship recipients were evaluated on their academics, GPA, community service or employment, school activities, and a written essay.

We invite graduating High School Seniors to apply for the scholarship in providing financial assistance towards their education.

Encourage High School Seniors to Apply

Join us in celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024 in Houston.

Let us celebrate our AANHPI Community together and mingle at our exclusive May Networking Night on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Land Rover Southwest Houston (10002 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074)

TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO SIGN UP SOON! (Note: 2 complimentary tickets are available per Corporate and Business Gold Members with special code/instructions provided through a special email)


Join us for our ERG Leadership Roundtable which is designed to provide a new opportunity to Connect, Network, Share Best Practices, & Learn with other Houston-area ERGs. We will be discussing, “How to Leverage ERGs for Professional Growth and Development.” 

When: Friday, June 7, 2024 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Where: Location will be shared with those leading ERG Groups around Houston

Have Questions? Please email

NOTE: This is an Invite-Only Event for our Corporate and Community Partners

ACC Restaurant Series 2024

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 2 – Growing Your Food Business through Marketing and Branding

June 10, 2024 (Mon) – 2pm – 4pm – Sunday Press

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.



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 Scholarship Awards Luncheon

June 7th - Ticketed Event

Join us in honoring our Scholarship Awards 2024 Recipients on June 7, 2024. This is our annual awards will provide financial scholarships deserving and academically oriented graduating High School Seniors in the Greater Houston area to aid in furthering their education.

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Partner and Community Events

Procurement Services Day - Doing Business with TSU

May 7th - Free

Are you looking to expand your business horizons and explore new growth opportunities? Join us on May 7, 2024, for an exclusive informational session on how to successfully do business with TSU and navigate the procurement services landscape.

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Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Day

May 7th - Free

Houston Airport System OBO will be hosting a national and local Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Event on May 07 beginning at 08:30am CDT. The outreach event is to identify and engage companies "ready willing and able" to fulfill goods/services needs of airport car rental concessionaires.

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VBI Global Conference and Expo 2024

May 9-10 - Ticketed Event

VBI GLOBAL Conference & Expo 2024 is organized by VBI GLOBAL with connections and media support from the Chamber of Commerce and Foreign Affairs under the Mayor's Office of Trade and International Affairs. Participating businesses will receive an invitation letter to make it easier to apply for a visa.

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Houston's 24th Annual Diversity Summit

May 10th - Ticketed Event

The 24th annual Diversity Summit will take place on May 10, 2024 at Marriott Sugar Land. Since 2001, the annual Diversity Summit brings together attendees from both public and private sectors to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace ​and use ​as a strategic tool to improve business performance.

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Lasting Legacies: A White House Celebration of AA & NHPI Heritage & History

May 13 - Free

Please join the White House and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) on Monday, May 13, 2024, for a historic, community-wide celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

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2024 National AANHPI Business Summit

May 15th - Free

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month by hosting the 2024 National AANHPI Business Summit on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm ET in Washington D.C. This business summit will commemorate the contributions and achievements of the AANHPI business community.

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Defining Courage - Screening

May 20th - Ticketed Event

Defining Courage is a journey into the legacy of the Nisei Soldier, Americans of Japanese ancestry who served in the segregated military units of the 100th IB, 442nd RCT, MIS, and 522nd FAB. Considered the greatest fighting units in American military history, most have never heard their extraordinary stories.

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SBA Lender Matchmaking Event - Pursue Funding to Start/Grow YOUR Business

May 21st - Free

Lending institutions that lend in the Houston District including traditional lenders, credit unions, microlenders, and certified minority development institutions will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding for small businesses.

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CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference

May 29-31 - Ticketed Event

CelebrASIAN is the country's largest B2B procurement conference convened by pan Asian American businesses to connect with small, medium and large enterprises. Every year, this event gathers together a veritable "who's who" in the business community across the country - representing diverse industries, top-notch speakers, industry leaders and visionaries, and high-performance business owners.

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Alabama Coushatta Powwow

May 31 / Jun 1- Ticketed Event

The Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas to invite you and your chamber members to our 54th Annual Alabama-Coushatta PowWow. We ask that you help spread the word of this wonderful event, so please feel free to invite all of your friends and family. The PowWow is an amazing celebration of tradition and custom filled with Native American Arts & Crafts, delicious food, and dancing. You will see the men performing Straight, Fancy, Grass, Prairie Chicken and Traditional dances while the females perform Fancy, Jingle, and Traditional dances. It is an experience like non other and we hope that you will be able to join us this year with your friends and family.

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MBDA Inaugural Gala Celebration

Jun 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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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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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


Amazon Business Small Business Grants - awarding over $250,000 in grants and prizes

Amazon Business will be awarding over $250,000 in grants and prizes, including $25,000 in grants to the grand prize winner, $20,000 to four finalists and $15,000 to 10 semifinalists. Applications close May 24.

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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.

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Comcast RISE Grant for Houston

Comcast RISE is returning to Houston! 100 small businesses in the Greater Houston area will be awarded business support grants. The program will provide a total of $500,000 in grants plus technology make-overs, marketing support, coaching and education resources. May 1-31

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Bid Opportunities and Resources

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

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