• APACC Connection

    APACC Connection is the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce newsletter for members, partners, and the Asian Pacific American business community.
    Friday, August 6, 2021
    Current COVID conditions in Michigan and recommendations

    Dr. Anne Chen, M.D., is Chief of Medicine, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. She is also Program Director of Infectious Disease Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen received her medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital, followed by an Infectious Disease fellowship at Wayne State University.

    Dr. Anne Chen, Chief of Medicine at HFWBH

    Monday, May 3, 2021
    From Embarrassment to Avoidance to Acceptance and Inclusion

    In honor of Diversity Month in April and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. I wanted to share a perspective on diversity and hope you find it valuable. I felt all these emotions as I reflect on my childhood. The son of Indian immigrants, I grew up in an area where I felt different - and was often made to feel different. A Hindu attending Catholic school in Michigan, I was different. Pre-teens can be ruthless and cruel, and I feared being on the receiving end of this - often hearing the

    Shilpan Amin, Vice President, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain at General Motors

    Monday, April 5, 2021
    Faurecia leading the way in Diversity & Inclusion

    The term Supplier Diversity refers to the proactive business practices that promote the purchasing of goods and services from underrepresented communities. The purpose of Supplier Diversity programs is to establish a diversified corporate supply chain that reflects the demographics of the community in which a company is located. The belief is that the more a corporation buys from a local diverse supply base, the more money is delivered into its local economy thus helping to increase employment and

    Raymond Boufford, VP Minority Supplier Development & Business Transformation, Faurecia - North America

    Monday, March 1, 2021
    Asian Targeted Hate Crimes

    Asian Pacific Americans across the United States are reporting a significant increase in hate crimes, inflammatory and xenophobic rhetoric, harassment, and discrimination tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. These acts damage our society and counter the values of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. APACC is made up of both Asian and U.S.-based members who are aligned around a foundation of diversity, inclusivity, and support. We believe it is important for everyone to consider the impact of their

    Duc Nguyen Abrahamson

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    DTE Small Business Program

    Save money and add value to your business. The DTE Energy Small Business Program is designed to help your business become more energy-efficient and save money. When you participate in this program, you’ll be eligible for increased incentives exclusive to small businesses.


    Monday, December 28, 2020
    The New Stimulus Act: 15 Big Changes That Will Impact Your Small Business

    The bill authorizes approximately $285 billion for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program that’s administered through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) network of lenders.

    Thursday, December 10, 2020
    Business Owners of Color and COVID-19

    Due to limited data available on the experience of small businesses, specifically, Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native owned small businesses, Reimagine Main Street, an initiative of Public Private Strategies, partnered with National ACE, USBC, and USHCC, to conduct the largest survey to date of business owners of color on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. Small businesses have been hard hit to date: 8 in 10 small business owners surveyed reported negative effects from the pandemic,

    Reimagine Main Street

    Thursday, December 10, 2020
    Racial Justice Resource Guide

    This guide was created to link together resources to help remove racial barriers and to spark conversation. Inside you will find relevant books, articles, and information on creating a deepened understanding.

    Material from MichBusiness

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    Letter from the Executive Director

    As we welcome in the new year of 2021 and say goodbye to 2020, I would like to thank all our Asian Pacific American Chamber members, strategic partners, sponsors, and friends for being a part of our vast network. Although 2020 was filled with lockdowns, cancelations, and uncertainty, it has also been filled with accomplishments, recognition, new opportunities, and new friends. Thank you for all you do in support of APACC and the Asian Pacific American business community.

    Duc Nguyen Abrahamson

    Monday, August 17, 2020
    Keep Export Sales Flowing While Protecting Your Business

    There are many financial issues to consider as you prepare for and negotiate an export sale. Did you know there are U.S. Government export financing programs that can help you achieve your sales goals and protect your assets?

    U.S. Commercial Service

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 PO Box 54, Clawson, MI 48017

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