Ampcus Co-Chairs USPAACC’s 30th Anniversary & CelebrAsian Procurement Conference

Ampcus, Inc. – an award-winning certified minority- and women-owned professional services and technology consulting firm headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia – is the Asian American Business Co-Chair of USPAACC’s flagship national event: 30th Anniversary & CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, June 3 – 5, 2015 in Bethesda, Maryland. Anjali “Ann” Ramakumaran is Ampcus’ Founder and CEO. Ampcus is...

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USPAACC congratulates new UPS Supplier Diversity Director

USPAACC congratulates Estrella Cramer, Chair of the Board and Vice President of Financial Affairs for the USPAACC Southeast Regional Chapter (USPAACC-SE), on her recent promotion as Supplier Diversity Director at UPS. Cramer has been working with USPAACC since 2011 and her commitment to supplier diversity and Asian American inclusion has played...

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Sigma-Aldrich CEO Rakesh Sachdev Chairs USPAACC’s 30th Anniversary Procurement Conference

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, USPAACC is proud to announce Rakesh Sachdev, President and CEO of Sigma-Aldrich, as Chair of the CelebrAsian Procurement Conference 2015. CelebrAsian will be held June 3-5 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., and will focus on Asian American businesses...

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Call for Entries: Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is accepting applications/nominations to the Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards, which showcase the fastest-growing Asian American-owned companies, based on percentage revenue growth over the immediate past two years. Ernst & Young will independently review financial information provided by...

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Their Opinions Matter: Asian American Corporate Directors of Fortune 500 Companies at Special Forum

Four Asian American Corporate Directors from Fortune 500 powerhouses — Best Buy, Edison International, HP, and TJX — will share their journey to success at the Asian American Corporate Directors’ Forum on June 3rd, Wednesday, beginning at 3:15 PM. The Forum is part of the 30th Anniversary CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, the largest Pan Asian...

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Country’s Largest B2B Conference Convened by Asian Americans to be Held in Bethesda, Maryland

The country’s top Asian American suppliers, high-level procurement executives from Fortune powerhouses, buyers from government agencies and large non-profit organizations, industry visionaries and business leaders will gather for the 30th Anniversary of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC). This national flagship event, CelebrAsian Procurement...

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USPAACC and Wells Fargo Launch Micro-Grant Program to Help Expand Capacity of Chambers Nationwide

USPAACC and Wells Fargo are launching a micro-grant program that will award $50,000 in grants to local Chambers nationwide to build capacity. This partnership will help Chambers to expand their existing program that serves their members. To qualify, applicants should demonstrate overall chamber strength, community presence and membership growth. Program creativity...

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USPAACC holds networking event at the Capital One headquarters

USPAACC held a well-attended networking event on February 5, 2015 at the Capital One headquarters in McLean, Virginia. Featured speakers were Kathy Pionke, VP, Bank Risk Management and Executive Sponsor, Asian Network, and Jerry Miller, Director of Procurement, both from Capital One Bank; and Rajesh Natarajan, AVP, New Technology Product Development &...

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USPAACC Joins Wells Fargo-sponsored Chamber Training Institute

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) has joined the Chamber Training Institute (CTI), sponsored by Wells Fargo. The workshop started on January 13, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and will tour the country throughout the year. University of Notre Dame provided the training. Above photo: USPAACC National President ...

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USPAACC National President & CEO Reports Banner Year

USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen shared the highlights of the organization’s banner year in an annual report sent to USPAACC’s members across industries nationwide. “As we wrap up 2014 on a high note,” Allen wrote, “USPAACC thanks you for your continued support and commitment to our...

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USPAACC Holds Business Connection Program

USPAACC held a Business Connection Program on December 2nd, which featured Rajesh Natarajan, Assistant Vice President of New Technologies at AT&T System Integrator Group. Natarajan talked about AT&T’s future goals in working with small businesses; how they will build relationships with suppliers over the next...

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USPAACC Leads Successful 3-City Trade Mission to China

USPAACC concluded a successful 3-city Trade Mission to China – visiting the dynamic markets of Guangzhou, Dalian and Shanghai on October 15 - 25, 2014. The Asia Trade Mission (ATM), which has been held annually by USPAACC since 2005, paves the way for new business opportunities for its delegates and their China-based partners. Three U...

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USPAACC Western Region Presents Top 5 Asian American Business Awards

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) Western Region Chapter has announced the winners of the Top 5 Asian American Businesses Awards during a full-house Procurement Connections & Awards Reception hosted at the Wells Fargo Penthouse. Wells Fargo, PG&E, Wells & Bennett and The Coca-Cola...

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USPAACC National President & CEO Wins MBDA’s “Advocate of the Year” Award

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) honored USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen with the “Advocate of the Year” Award during the Awards Luncheon on August 1, 2014 at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC. (Top photo: USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au...

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Minority-owned businesses put on path to accelerated growth via Business Express: ReadySetGrow

Twenty-two business leaders from 20 minority-owned enterprises participated in USPAACC’s Business Express: ReadySetGrow, July 28-29 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in New Jersey. Business Express is an annual business executive coaching program, specifically created to help small- and medium-sized Asian and other minority businesses take their companies to the next...

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USPAACC National President & CEO Honored with “Woman of the Year” Award

USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen was honored with the “Woman of the Year” Award by the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council last June 18, 2014, during the Champions of Character Awards Reception and Dinner held at the Renaissance DC Hotel in Washington, DC. (Top photo: USPAACC...

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Procurement Officers Forum Highlight Domestic and Global Buying Trends for Minority Suppliers

Top Procurement Officers from leading Fortune 500 Corporations, such as AT&T, Caesars Entertainment, ConAgra Foods, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, PepsiCo, UPS, and non-profit organizations including AARP, gathered at the Procurement Officers Forum on June 2, 2014 to discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain, issues and challenges in the...

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Federal Contracting Opportunities for Minority Suppliers Explored at Government Town Hall Meeting

Federal contracting opportunities were presented and explored to benefit minority suppliers who wanted to get a piece of the multi-billion dollar federal government procurement pie, June 3, 2014 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Top-level speakers from Government Agencies and successful vendors shared information on where to find government contracting...

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Asian American Corporate Directors Honored at CelebrAsian Procurement Conference 2014

Asian American Corporate Directors of leading Fortune Corporations were honored at the Excellence Awards Gala, June 2, 2014 at Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia. United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, The Honorable Timothy Kaine, who delivered the welcome remark, helped present the Asian American Corporate Directors Awards before an...

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USPAACC National President Speaks on Small Business Ownership at Policy Summit in Washington, DC

USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen spoke at a panel on the diversification of small business ownership, in a Policy Summit presented by the National Journal on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Policy Summit convened the nation’s key opinion leaders for a robust discussion about minority empowerment,...

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