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Webinar - Understanding U.S. Role in WeChat, TikTok and Other Chinese Sanction Targets
Thursday, March 25, 2pm - 3pm CT | VIRTUAL
Join the Asian Chamber of Commerce Houston for an informative webinar on understanding the recent sanctions imposed by the U.S. Government on Chinese companies, and find out how these sanctions impact your businesses.
Find out more about The Asian Chamber at

Robert has over thirty-two years of experience as an international trade law attorney, having worked for three of the big four consulting firms as well as two Fortune 200 companies and a half dozen Fortune 500 companies.

He has served as Chief Compliance Officer for the world's largest maritime services company as well as for a globally deployed oil and gas telecommunications start-up company.  He is graduate of Notre Dame and of Tulane Law School along with an LL.M. from the UH Law Center.

In addition, Robert is a Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer as well as a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.
The FBI has developed this presentation based on current threats and trends seen throughout 2020 and 2021. The cyber landscape is constantly changing and offers criminals opportunities to exploit unsuspecting victims. The information discussed in this presentation will bring awareness to the threats to better defend against online cyber criminals.  

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 2pm-3pm CST

Members: Complimentary
Nonmembers: $10.00

Speaker: FBI Special Agent with the Cyber Squad
ACC Supplier Diversity Academy 2021

The Asian Chamber of Commerce wants to help your business WIN BIDS by enrolling in our upcoming Supplier Diversity Academy. Join the program and learn how buyers look for diverse suppliers who represent women-owned and/or minority-owned businesses. Be coached by decision makers from major corporations and the public sector in researching bids, learning the application process, and how to knock out a winning presentation. Use this opportunity to network and be seen by potential buyers through the Academy!

Speakers from:
  • Shell, H-E-B, Chase, Port Houston, United Airlines and Lone Star College

Topics covered:
  • Certification
  • Where to Find bids/opportunities
  • How to Apply
  • How to Have a Winning Presentation
  • How to Negotiate

Business Resources and Partner Events
National AAPI COVID-19 Vaccine Learning and Listening...

Date: Thursday, March 25, 7pm ET | 6pm CT | 5pm MT | 4pm PT | 1pm HT(90-minute)Overview:A learning session with national and regional AAPI community leaders from various disciplines sharing ways COVID-19 and the vaccine are impacting our...

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Appointments Available for Educators, School Staff, Licensed Child Care Providers!
Educators, teachers, school staff and licensed child care employees are available for vaccine appointments available this weekend and next at local Walmart pharmacies. Eligible persons can call 1-833-886-0023 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are also available to eligible household members.
What do I bring to my appointment?

On the day of your appointment please bring your ID, proof of vaccine eligibility if applicable, and insurance card (red, white, and blue card if over 65) if you have one. Please plan to stay on-site for at least 15 minutes after your shot while we monitor you for allergic reaction.
The Governor's Small Business Resource Portal

The Office of Small Business Assistance is excited to announce the official launch of the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal! Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help you find success. This important tool offers a customized list of useful business resources to assist in starting or growing a business in Texas.

The portal is easy to access and use—simply answer five short questions to generate your tailored resource list. For your convenience, you may print or email the results directly from the portal.

Types of information included in the portal:
  • Federal, State and Local Resources
  • Business Advice and Growth Assistance
  • Funding Sources
  • Additional Specific Resources
Request for Bilingual Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccination site at NRG Park
As you’ve read in the news, FEMA has set up a large COVID-19 Vaccination site at NRG Park, serving 6,000 people per day. Because of the large number of our community coming through, there’s a need for bilingual volunteers to help those whose first language may not be English.

There’s an urgent need for Vietnamese and Mandarin-speaking volunteers. Below are some of the highlights of the request:

  • The NRG Park CVC (Community Vaccination Center) runs 7 days a week, from 8am to 6pm (or until the last vaccine for the day is given)
  • There are 2 shifts each day: 7a-1pm and 1pm-7p
  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older
  • Volunteers need to have an advanced knowledge of both languages English-Mandarin/English-Vietnamese, as some of the translations are medical in nature
  • Volunteers MAY be eligible to receive a vaccine at the end of the day if there are doses left over that must be used. This will vary day to day and are not guaranteed.
  • This is an outdoor volunteer position and they will be on their feet most, if not all, of the day
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be served and snacks, coffee, and water are available throughout the day
  • You can sign up for as many shifts as you able to serve
Getting Ready For International E-Commerce

International e-commerce is here to stay and businesses that are fully engaged with this powerful sales medium are reaping the rewards. In order to get in the game and stay competitive you have to make sure your website is ready for international ...

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BlueCross BlueShield, China Star Restaurant Group, Foster LLP, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Jascole, Inc., K. Hovnanian Homes, Nguyen & Chen, LLP, Offshore Intel, Omni12, The Red Cardinal Group at Morgan Stanley, Sheraton Houston Brookhollow, Supporting Strategies - Southwest Houston, Truist Bank, University of Houston-Downtown, and Utegration

Kristopher Ahn, Yong J. An, Dr. Parvin Bagherpour, The Honorable Theresa Chang, The Honorable Alice Chen, Donna Cole, Lucy DeVilla, Trung Doan, Harry Gee, Jr., Glen Gondo, Shahid Javed, Shirley Kwan, Catherine A. Le, Stephen Le, Jr., C.C. Lee, Kenneth Li, Chris Nam, Gordon Quan, Randy Sim, Y. Ping Sun, E. Allan Tiller, Irsan Tisnabudi, Linda Toyota, Don Wang, Don Woo, Jason Yoo, and Austin Zhao