WASHINGTON— The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) announced it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National 8(a) Association. The MOU formalizes the relationship between the organizations and expands opportunities for additional collaboration. The MOU was signed ahead of USPAACC’s 37th annual CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference in May.
“I am pleased that USPAACC has formalized its partnership with the National 8(a) Association through the MOU. The National 8(a) Association has a long history of providing education and guidance for all aspiring, current and graduate 8(a) businesses. The Federal government procures about $650 billion in goods and services annually. The small business community and USPAACC want our constituents to be active contributors to this sector of federal contracts,” said USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen.
“This MOU opens up new opportunities for National 8(a) Association and USPAACC to further efforts to connect diverse businesses with corporate and government contracts. We look forward to continued collaboration,” said National 8(a) Association President Ron Perry.
With this MOU, USPAACC and National 8(a) Association will work together to develop and evaluate new approaches to support Pan Asian American businesses.
USPAACC is the most established and largest organization representing Pan Asian American businesses in the United States. Please visit www.uspaacc.com to learn more.
For information about upcoming business development events organized by USPAACC and the National 8(a) Association, go to: celebrasianconference.com and national8aassociation.org/2022-alaska-regional-conference.
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.
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Susan Au Allen, National President and CEO of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation (USPAACC) will speak at Truist Tier2 Supplier Diversity Business Summit taking place Wednesday, September 14, from 1-4 p.m.
Fast 50 Asian American Business awardees earned collective revenue of $1.6 billion last year, and comprise an expansive list of industries.