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

Washington, DC  |  May 25, 2016

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) and Wells Fargo are awarding 70,000 in grants to local Chambers nationwide to build capacity, as a continuation of the Microgrant Program launched last year. These grants help Chambers to expand their existing program that serves their members.

We are proud to announce the winners of 2016 Micro-Grant Program:
Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce; USPAACC-NE; Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City; USPAACC-SE; Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce and USPAACC-SW.

These winners went through a strict selection process, demonstrated outstanding overall chamber strength, community presence and membership growth.

The awardees will be officially announced during USPAACC 31st Anniversary & CelebrAsian Procurement Conference at the USPAACC/Wells Fargo Under 40 Millionaire Success Stories Luncheon on Thursday, June 2.

“We are pleased to once again join forces with Wells Fargo to provide yet another platform for business and job growth on the local, state, and regional levels,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “USPAACC and Wells Fargo have been longtime partners since 2002 and Wells Fargo’s support of and commitment to our mission, underscores the mutually beneficial relationship we have developed over these years. It has been a win-win-win situation for Wells Fargo, USPAACC and our constituents.”

“Wells Fargo has a rich history of supporting our diverse chambers of commerce, and we share their commitment to helping the small business owners they serve to succeed financially,” said Lisa Stevens, Regional Marketing, Small Business and Pacific Midwest Bank Executive. “Through this partnership with US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC), Wells Fargo is proud to provide funding that will support chamber-led entrepreneur training programs. This partnership allows Wells Fargo to provide dedicated resources for education, growth and advancement of diverse business owners in communities across America.”

To learn more, contact USPAACC at Tel (202) 296-5221 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

ABOUT USPAACC: Founded in 1984 as a national non-profit non-partisan organization, USPAACC has been the single, unified voice advocating for the preservation of equal opportunities for Asian Americans in the United States. We promote and propel economic growth by opening doors to business, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their business partners in corporate America, government at the federal, state, and local levels, and the small and minority community. For over 30 years, USPAACC has served and will continue to serve as the gateway to Asian American suppliers and information about Asian Americans and the dynamic Asia market.

ABOUT WELLS FARGO: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2013, the Company invested $275.5 million in grants to 18,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.69 million volunteer hours around the country. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com and wellsfargo.com/stories.

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The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the oldest and largest national, nonprofit, non partisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.