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Streamlined Loan Forgiveness

More good news for our small and diverse business members.

More Funds for Minority Businesses

In unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances like the one we are in today, USPAACC is also here to provide good news such as this, the Open For Business Fund, and offer the resources and support to regroup and regain a foothold in business.

Innovations Meet the Market: Zachary Witman of GrowSquares

Zachary Witman founded Brooklyn-based GrowSquares to take the guesswork out of gardening. Zachary was the grand prize winner of USPAACC’s 2019 What’s Your Pitch: Innovations Meet the Market competition held in Houston, TX last June. We recently checked in with him to hear how the company has grown over the past year and what advice he has for future contestants.

Looking Back To Move Forward

Like most Americans, we all came from somewhere else, but our arrival was not met with open arms. In 1882, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act—the only U.S. Iaw to prevent immigration and naturalization on the basis of race.

COVID-19 + the George Floyd Killing Amplify Our Need to Come Together

COVID-19 has amplified the needs of so many for help and compassion, and the lack of Internet access in undeserved communities. The George Floyd killing further exacerbated the anguish over injustice in the Black community.

USPAACC LiveTALK Library

On March 30, three days after the President signed the CARES Act into law, we launched our LiveTALK online video broadcast series to inform our members, supporters, and the public about the PPP and EIDL. Watch our past videos here, giving the community valuable advice, opportunities, strategies, and more.

Challenges of Racism in America Today

As I write to you, I am worried for our country and with a very heavy heart. People are scared and angry. George Floyd’s death has sparked wide protests but these peaceful demonstrations have been mixed with violence, riots and clashes with the police.

Innovations Meet the Market: Smriti Zaneveld of Lazarus 3D

Smriti Zaneveld founded Houston-based Lazarus 3D to transform the way surgeons are trained. She was one of the winners of USPAACC’s 2019 What’s Your Pitch competition. We checked in with her to see how her company has grown and get her advice for future contestants.  This year’s pitch competition will be held online. Applications are open until June 15th.

MERCK: Virtual Business Opportunity Fair

USPAACC member Merck will be hosting a virtual business opportunity fair starting June 17, 2020, from 8 am - 4 pm EST. This fair will allow suppliers to meet with Merck's professional team. Check more details in our blog post!

USPAACC WebCAST Library

Watch USPAACC's series of WebCasts with experts from wide-ranging fields talk about topics that are critical to business owners.

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Together, Apart

A message from our National President and CEO in Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate that Asian Americans continue to make an indelible mark in nearly every corner of American life.

Stacy’s Rise Project

Stacey's Rise Project is expanding in the 2020 year to support 15 female business founders. Each finalist will receive mentoring and funding resources. Application due on June 1, 2020.