Asian Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership and Plans for 2013

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The Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) recently announced new leadership and 2013 programming highlights.

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are the third largest ethnic population in Central Texas. The new GAACC board promises to catalyze economic development in the region.

Rashed Islam was elected to be the new Chair of the Chamber and was approved by the General Membership at the annual meeting held on December 13, 2012. Mr. Islam will serve on this role for a two year term. The board members for the new term includes: Sam Bakir (Treasurer), Dan Warth, PE (Secretary), Ali Khataw, Jim Yatsu, Schiller Liao, Daniel Chi, Catherine Crago, Ge Chen, Peter Shen, Michelle Tran, Anurag Kumar, Deepak Burman, Ying McGuire, Laura Ohata and Al Nanji.


The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce 2013 programming slate includes:

• Supporting business development by connecting small businesses with corporate and government supplier diversity officials;

• Supporting job creation by engaging global and national site selection teams with both in-depth information on the Greater Austin Asian Pacific American demographic and collaborative forums;


• Recruitment of Asian firms to Austin through outreach, education, and connecting potential Asian investors to resources and decision makers in Austin; and


• Strengthening economic ties in the community-at-large through networking and other events.


About the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC):

The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) is a 501(c) 6, organization formulated to help people and businesses exchange goods, services, knowledge and ideas with the intention of building prosperity for all in Central Texas. GAACC works closely with the Multi-Ethnic Chamber Association to support the City of Austin. GAACC is a member of the Texas Federation of Asian American Chambers. GAACC partners include organizations such as the Austin Human Resources Management Association, the University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council.


GAACC is People + Business + Exchange = Prosperity for all.


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