Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Applauds President Barack Obama’s Nomination of Jennifer Choe Groves to the U.S. Court of International Trade


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Ashland, VA, USA. – Today, the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC) commends U.S President Barack Obama’s nomination of Ms Jennifer Choe Groves to the U.S. Court of International Trade.

The U.S. Court of International Trade has nationwide jurisdiction over all civil actions arising out of U.S. customs and international trade laws.

“VACC applauds President Obama for his concrete action to bring diversity to the national judiciary system expressed by the latest presidential nomination,” said VACC Chairman Tinh D. Phan. “As leader in addressing business issues confronting Asian Pacific American businesses in the Commonwealth Virginia-DC Metro Area and in several other Southern States, we are encouraged to see an Asian American, if confirmed, to be the first Asian Pacific American judge to serve on this prestigious court,”  he added.

Ms. Groves is the CEO of Titanium Law Group PLLC and Choe Groves Consulting LLC. She was a partner at the law firms of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, and Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP. She was Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, in the Executive Office of the United States President.

Through statewide events and activities and advocacy work, VACC advocates for equal opportunity in the business economic and procurement place, works to eliminate crimes against Asian Americans and their workplaces, and promotes the business growth of our membership in the minority and other under-served communities.

To learn more about VACC, visit us at: and follow us on Twitter at: @VAAsianChamber

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Virginia Asian Foundation Helps Enhance International Cooperation and Cultural Understanding


Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 3.31.43 PMVirginia Asian Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Asian Foundation Helps enhance international cooperation and cultural understanding between the citizens and businesses of Asia and the communities of Virginia.

The Chamber (VACC) is a C6 non-profit, non-political, business networking association.

VACC’s Sister Agency, the Virginia Asian Foundation (VAF), is a C3 non – profit dedicated to promote business and cultural education, to increase the quality of life of Asian Americans, and to help enhance international cooperation, cultural understanding, and trade and investment between the citizens and businesses of the 37 countries of Asia and the Commonwealth’s businesses and communities.

Both the VACC and VAF ‘s programming are supported by a diverse membership of Virginian-Other American-Asian – owned companies in the U.S, educational institutions, business and trade associations, and professionals.

New members of the Asian Chamber are always welcome and if you or your organization have an interest in helping to sponsor one of our activities to bridge the Asian and Virginia communities, please contact Ms. My Lan Tran, VACC Executive Director at: concerning membership categories.

ProcureCon NOVA 2015 EXPO is October 1 in Fairfax


ProcureCon NOVA 2015
The 2nd Annual Regional Business To Business Procurement Conference, EXPO, and Match Making OPPORTUNITY + CONNECTIONS II8

Thursday Oct 1, 2015 – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
The Three Flint Hill Professional Building
Penthouse Conference Center – 3201 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Introducing Our First Keynote Speaker:
Shekar Narasimhan – Managing Partner at Beekman Advisers

About Shekar: The White House Adviser to President Obama
Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Adviser to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Board of Housing and Community Development – State of Virginia.

Register and enjoy early bird rates before September 6 at:

Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Helps Virginia Government and Businesses Understand The Asia Pacific Region

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 11.04.49 AMVirginia Asian Chamber of Commerce’s seasoned business counselors and leaders and business specialists have helped hundreds of Virginia businesses succeeding in the domestic market through our decade of business development and education activities.

With more then forty years of experience in international trade and investment our staff has also helped numerous Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 12.03.43 AMVirginia businesses understand global cultural nuances, create prospective markets, explore new opportunities, and establish productive operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Asian Chamber serves as a bridge between the West and East by offering cultural and business in-country information to help members gain commercial success in the Asian global markets. We do this by advancing Asia-Virginia business relationship and by addressing the challenges of doing business and international relations in the Asia- Pacific region. We help private businesses understand and manage issues related to the economic and cultural affairs in order to operate profitably in Asia’s region-specific markets.

We promote events that bring together stakeholders operating in or with vested interests in the region, creating a unique opportunity for business leaders, policy-makers, and academics to debate new ways of dealing with Asia’ emerging issues.

The Economist ‘s upcoming International A.S.E.A.N and other Asian Country events:
South-East Asia Summit 2015 – August 20 in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

India Forum – Sept 9 in New Delhi, India
Innovation Forum- Oct 14 in Hong Kong, China PRC
China Forum- Sept 11 in Shanghai, China PRC
Indonesia Forum,- Feb 25, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia

6,300 Federal Business Opportunities Totaling $505 Million – To Be Released by Year End 2015

Virginia Asian Chamber Of Commerce Bringing Business Opportunities and Resources to Small Businesses!


VACC announces thab-asia06_20091105-213204-2t a free webinar regarding 6,300 + federal opportunities to be likely to be released by year-end CY 2015, totaling approximately $505 million in business ready to be won will be held on August 27, 2015 at 2pm.

VACC encourages all small businesses to discover which opportunities to target ! Webinar highlights will also include:

• Analysis of fourth quarter calendar year 2015 federal opportunities by region and industry
• Competitive landscape review of top regions
• Detailed look at top regional opportunities to be released before the end of 2015

VACC Executive Director My Lan Tran Continues to Engage active dialogue with City of Zhengzhou-China on behalf of City of Richmond, Virginia


Dialogue between Virginia State Asian Chamber of Commerce – City of Richmond Economic Development Department and the City of Zhengzhou, of the Peoples Republic of China continue to yield positive results and progress.

Ms Tran successfully coordinates an engaging and active dialogue with the  City of  Zhengzhou, of the Peoples Republic of China on behalf of the City of Richmond Economic Development Department to help increase  business exchanges between the two sister cities. Exciting details will be announced at our VACC website in the months to come.

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Asian Chamber To Diversity Business Services For Small-Minority Businesses

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The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Program Committee with My Lan Tran, VACC Executive Director, David Liu of CDL Global Consulting Services, LLC,  and Vickie Quigg of Summitis LLC help VACC strategize to engage more diverse entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth of Virginia with new exciting VACC programs and activities  to further promote Asian American business entrepreneurship development at the state level.

The minority disadvantaged entrepreneurship initiative, led by Virginia Asian of Commerce, headed by key stakeholders, will identify various of resources from all aspects of business perspective: business planning, financial statement, cash flow requirement, business development, procurement, business strategies, logistics planning, supply chain management, human resources and customer services, legal and taxation, etc., to establish a one stop shopping resource for minority and disadvantaged business owners, by providing regular consulting services, business development services, etc., in order to assist them on day to day operations to fast grow companies and optimize daily business operations, to achieve higher revenue and net profit margin.