• APACC Connection

    APACC Connection is the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce blog post for members, partners, and the Asian American Pacific Islander business community.
    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

    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

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