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The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber) is committed to supporting and providing resources for our small business and Asian Pacific Islander communities statewide through these unprecedented times. COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on our businesses, and the CalAsian Chamber is working hard to assess and support their needs. Below is how we've shifted our efforts to meet the needs of our small business community.

 

Additionally, the Chamber created a survey to determine how to best assist our small business statewide. Your input will better enable us to prioritize your business needs during these uncertain times. Please take this 5 minute survey.

Pathways to Prosperity

Our 8-point “Pathways to Prosperity” policy agenda will establish high-level policy objectives that the CalAsian Chamber will pursue in 2020 as priority items for economic recovery, while helping position the API business community  in the state of California for a stronger and more sustainable growth in the future.

Restrictions

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Small Business Engagement

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Advocating for Sustainable Growth

  • Small Business Technical Assistance: Actively supports the funding of the Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program (SB-TAEP).

    • Focuses on underserved business groups, including women, people of color, veterans and low-wealth, rural, and disaster impacted communities.

 

  • Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs): Through our advocacy and outreach with the Legislature, the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and the Governor's Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery, we have been tirelessly supporting policy and legislation that enable and uplift MBEs to be more broadly recognized as a key measurement of government success.

Re-Opening

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#IAmSmallBusiness The Movement

Advocating for Sustainable Growth

  • The CalAsian is actively advocating for your small business to re-open and championing for programs to accommodate your needs.  Please help us by completing our survey so we can continue to help rebuild California’s small business community.

  • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA): the CalAsian Chamber is the host of one of four (MBDA) Import/Export Centers in the country.

    • Assist minority business owners secure clients,

    • Gain access to supply chain

    • Import and export their products to the Pacific Rim. 

Rising

This section will be updated accordingly once California is approved to rise.​

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  • What products and services can help this “new way of doing business”

  • Helping businesses with digital solutions

  • Technical assistance to re-build and grow capacity

Small Business Engagement

#IAmSmallBusiness highlights – push for ALL to shop local 

Advocating for Sustainable Growth

  • Share data on issues facing API communities – discrimination, unemployment numbers, barriers to access

  • Reference 8-point strategy to our mission

  • Activate MOU partners to continue to help our minority owned businesses on our commercial corridors

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2020 CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE SPONSORS

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CalAsian Chamber of Commerce

2331 Alhambra Blvd, Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 95817

916.446.7883

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 5387

Sacramento, CA 95817

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