With Congress considering bipartisan bills targeting the technology industry, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC), add our voice to this important discussion.
As the most established and effective non-profit organization representing Asian American business owners, we recognize the major role that large technology companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have played in helping small businesses to grow and prosper.
In fact, it's safe to say that the services and platforms these companies provide helped many of our members survive during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn. It also allowed USPAACC to provide our members with access to our 36 live-video broadcast programs in 2020 alone.
At the same time, we also welcome efforts to reform this important sector of the American economy in a way that would benefit both businesses and consumers. To that end, we hope that Congress and the leaders of the technology companies would work together to advance that common goal; while preserving the original intent of the law for free political discussion passed 25 years ago.
USPAACC was founded in 1984, with a national office in Nation's Capital and regional chapters in CA, TX, GA, NY, IL, DC-MD-VA. We provide one unified voice for equal opportunity in business and procurement for Pan Asian Americans that include East, South, and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander. We open doors to business opportunities with Fortune corporations, governments at the federal, state, and local levels, large nonprofits, and the small, minority, and other diverse business communities. www.uspaacc.com
Founded in 1984 in the nation’s Capital, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the most established and effective national nonprofit nonpartisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. Our mission is to promote and propel economic growth and job creation by opening doors to business and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their partners in corporations, government at the federal, state and local levels, and the small, minority and diverse business communities. For 35 years, USPAACC has served and will continue to serve as the unified voice for equal opportunity in business for Asian Americans, as the gateway to corporate and government contracts, to Asian American suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets.
Our signature annual thought-leadership programs include: College Hallmark Scholarship Program that began in 1989, One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings in 1998, Supplier Diversity & Procurement Leadership Caucus in 2004, Federal Contracting Town Hall Meetings in 2005, Fast 100 Asian American Businesses in 2008, Business Executive Coaching: ReadySetGrow in 2011, Chief Procurement Officers Forum in 2011, What’s Your Pitch Innovation Competitions in 2015, Chief Technology & Information Officers Forum in 2017, and Corporate Employee Business Resource Group Leadership Caucus in 2017.
Headquartered in Washington DC, USPAACC reaches Asian American businesses nationwide through regional chapters in California, Texas, New York, Georgia, Illinois and the Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia National Capital Area.
Businesses can be nominated or apply for the innovative national award program that recognizes the robust growth of 100 leading Asian American-owned businesses“We celebrate the fastest-growing difference makers, risk takers, and boundary breakers powering America’s economy,” says USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen
SD Champions provides tools to nurture corporate, government, and large nonprofit supplier diversity programs, while also encouraging and supporting the certification and development of the small and diverse businesses that make these programs a reality.
The SD Champions program advanced by USPAACC represents a purposeful shift away from awards solely based on a corporation's ability to spend and moves toward a new emphasis that encourages transparency, innovation, inclusion, impact on the community, and integration in supplier diversity programs.