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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Dynamic Business Growth Recorded by USPAACC’s “Fast 50 Asian American Businesses”

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) officially unveiled its 2014 “Fast 50 Asian American Businesses” during the Excellence Awards Gala, at its 29th annual national flagship CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, June 2 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Founders, CEOs, COOs and Presidents flew...

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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi Delivers Bright Business Outlook at CelebrAsian 2014

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi was Conference Chair and Keynote Speaker at the Gala of the 29th Annual National CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, held June 2 – 4, 2014 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia. “The Asian American community is a driving force of the changing business landscape in this country,” Nooyi...

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Largest Pan Asian American Procurement Conference Held in the Commonwealth of Virginia

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation presented its 29th Annual National CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, the country’s largest B2B procurement conference convened by pan Asian American businesses to connect with small, medium and large enterprises. Held at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia on...

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia Welcomes Participants at CelebrAsian 2014 Procurement Conference

United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, The Honorable Timothy Kaine, welcomed the 600-plus Gala crowd of the 29th Annual National CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, held June 2 – 4, 2014 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia. “We are honored to have Senator Kaine welcome our Conference participants who came from all...

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President Obama Sends Greetings to CelebrAsian 2014 Conference Participants

President Barack Obama sent greetings to participants of USPAACC’s flagship event—the 29th Annual National CelebrAsian Procurement Conference 2014—the country’s largest B to B conference convened by Pan Asian American businesses to find partners in small, medium, and large enterprises, held June 2 - 4, 2014 at the Sheraton Premiere in...

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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi Sends Message to CelebrAsian 2014 Participants

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, also Conference Chair and Keynote Speaker, sent greetings to participants of USPAACC’s flagship event—the 29th Annual National CelebrAsian Procurement Conference 2014—the country’s largest B to B conference convened by Pan Asian American businesses to find partners in small, medium, and large...

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