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    APACC Connection is the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce blog post for members, partners, and the Asian American Pacific Islander business community.
    Tuesday, August 8, 2023
    Celebrate AAPI Diversity through Upcoming Holidays

    The Asia-Pacific region is a vibrant mosaic of cultures, each adorned with its own set of cherished celebrations. As we navigate through the calendar, let's explore the upcoming holidays that paint this region with a rich tapestry of traditions. 1. Mid-Autumn Festival – September 29th, 2023 The Mid-Autumn Festival casts a warm glow of unity and gratitude. Across nations like China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, families come together to share mooncakes and light lanterns, symbolizing togetherness in an

    Rachapa Lau

    Thursday, May 11, 2023
    How it started vs. How it's going

    For our executive director, Duc Abrahamson, how it started vs. how it's going. Happy Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month!

    Duc Nguyen Abrahamson

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023
    APACC's Small Business Action Committee Remains Committed

    2023 is well underway, and APACC's Small Business Action Committee (SBAC) remains committed to bringing forth relevant content and expertise to Asian-owned small businesses. By leveraging our access to resources and individual networks, our committee is determined to offer you learning moments in easily accessible formats!

    Laura Van Houtte, SBAC Chair

    Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    Turning Hiring Challenges into Business Upgrade Opportunity

    With low employment rates and global talent shortage issues, businesses find it difficult to recruit workers, which won’t get easier. Hiring and retaining talent, part-time or full-time, will only get more expensive. For small businesses to stay afloat, it’s time to embrace the hiring challenges and turn the situation into an opportunity. As major corporations are shifting in their digital transformation strategies, it’s also a great opportunity for small business owners to take advantage of technology

    Nannapat Sage, Principal Consultant, Potentia, LLC

    Thursday, May 26, 2022
    I am from here

    I was honored with the Game Changer Award from Ilitch Sports + Entertainment, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings & Comerica Bank, for my work at the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC). In a feature video for that award, I stated that I am a refugee, I am an immigrant, I am a minority, I am a child of entrepreneurs, and the work that I do for APACC is a personal journey for me. In the comments section, a poster wrote, “I am American was not said.” The comment was later deleted.

    Duc Nguyen Abrahamson

    Thursday, May 12, 2022
    7 Steps to Take your Business to the Next Level

    Thanh Ng, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual – Troy, is a small business owner with some words of wisdom for APACC members: Getting your company off the ground and running was your first huge accomplishment. Now, you’re focused on hiring more staff, boosting revenue, and growing your business all around. Keeping an eagle eye on everything from cash flow to supply chain management means there’s always something on your to-do list. But pausing from the daily hustle now and then to fine-tune your

    Thanh Ng, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    China COVID Update

    As you have seen from the news that due to the continuously increasing new COVID cases in Shanghai, China government announced to lock down Shanghai to control the spreading, the lockdown happened in two stages: lockdown Pudong side from 3/28 – 4/1 and lockdown of the Puxi side from 4/1 to 4/5. The transportation will be suspended and the firms and factories must halt operations, work in a full isolation environment inside the factories or work remotely. Up to now, the lockdown has not been released.

    Grace Zhu, PNC Shanghai Rep

    Monday, January 10, 2022
    Letter from Small Business Action Committee Chair

    I am writing to provide an update on APACC’s newly formed Small Business Action Committee (SBAC) and to request your assistance. The SBAC was formed to bring forth greater resources and education to Michigan’s Asian small business community. General Motors has provided APACC with a grant that absorbs the cost of APACC membership to Asian small businesses; thus, right now we must seize the opportunity for APACC to serve small businesses by increasing their knowledge, teaching them skills, and educating them

    Laura Van Houtte

    Friday, December 3, 2021
    2021 Recap and Looking Forward to 2022

    As we close out 2021 and prepare for 2022, I would like to thank all our Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce members, strategic partners, sponsors, and friends for being a part of our wide network. This year, APACC celebrated our 20 years of facilitating business relationships among Asian-owned and U.S.-based companies and promoting the economic advancement of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI). Businesses owned by Asian Americans from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, India among

    Duc Nguyen Abrahamson

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