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ACC Learning 2023 - What Happens During a Government Shutdown

September 29, 2023 • Tim Jeffcoat

Hear from a federal executive’s view on what happens during a government shutdown and how it would affect the local economy. Learn what businesses should prepare for by attending this informational webinar. Resources: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=quffluhqbgn1qwrlznzwt2ddwunfx1gwwwjtdnb1s3k5qxxbq3jtc0tsywzwamo3bxdvoe1xtxntznlwouzyrhrqb0u0ykz0cgfvujy5nfpuvgjxsgv1rffroetsvzcyewznmg01cfzmnutscjvvr0llak13dufarvittnrvbxzfsmzlwnrqlv81wdddr0zzwunsufm0znytma&q=https%3a%2f%2fwww.whitehouse.gov%2fomb%2finformation-for-agencies%2fagency-contingency-plans%2f&v=5xtf38oqieyhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inform... Asian Chamber Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards 2023: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=quffluhqa0pttvfzyv9zuuzvwwzpynjbefbuuejsudnjz3xbq3jtc0trynm2vzbltgxtankxms1rd3d6empndl9fwwn6d0rbowrtmkxcuzzct1zfdehtzetqtuhvqufut1nutu5joghkz25orknjv1dlumvfbwjcbxjrovrsbwzftdn1cuytuulgmmdzeklpnllzbl9lu2zpyw&q=https%3a%2f%2fasianchamber-hou.org%2fawards2023&v=5xtf38oqiey

ACC Restaurant Series 2023 - Session 3

April 24, 2023

Find out if partnering with a Franchise is for you. Learn what are the startup costs and how to get into the restaurant business quickly. If you already have a food establishment, explore ways to scale your business through building your own franchise and exponentially growing your business. Panelists: Dan Camp - McDonald's, Senior Director of Strategic Franchising Sarem Soudager - McDonald’s, Houston Owner Operator Kim Way - Small Business Development Center - Houston Office, Director (and Former Restaurant Franchisee) Thomas Nguyen - CBRE, Restaurant Practice Leader (and Co-founder of the Peli Peli South African restaurant chain)

ACC Restaurant Series 2023 - Session 2

April 17, 2023

With the challenges most restaurant owners are facing, learn best practices of how to deal with rising cost of supplies along with retaining your employees. How do you position your pricing to be profitable while maintaining your customers. Panelists provided from the Greater Houston Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association Speakers: Melissa Stewart – Greater Houston Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association, Executive Director  Ashley Rosenfeld - A’ La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group, Principal

ACC Restaurant Series 2023 - Session 1

April 11, 2023

Learn what it takes to build loyal customers and how to engage and communicate with them. Use customer's feedback to development brand loyalty and how to improve their experience with your food establishment. Hear from top restaurant owners in Houston and how they made it to the top 100 nationwide. Panelists:  Jando Shum – Yelp – Senior Community Director Houston Viet Tran – Vietwich – Owner (Yelp’s Top 100 US Restaurants 2023 Winner) Willet Feng – burger-chan – Owners (Yelp’s Top 100 US Restaurants 2023 Winner)

Restaurant Series - Best Practices on Concerning Issues Restaurant Owners Are Facing

May 9, 2022 • Alex Au-Yeung, Melissa Stewart

Hear panelists provide answers to questions related to supply chain issues and labor shortages as well as rising cost of goods. Each panelist will offer guidance on how to overcome the various challenges owners faces with operation and growing his/her business. Panelists provided from the Greater Houston Restaurant Association Panelists: - Melissa Stewart – Executive Director of the Greater Houston Restaurant Association - Alex Au-Yeung - Owner of Phat Eatery

2022 ACC Learning - Employer's Guideline in Managing Your Workforce Due to Rising COVID Numbers

January 26, 2022 • Earvin Chionglo

Learn about employer's responsibility and good practice in protecting your workforce and maintaining healthy productivity in your organization. Hear from our guest speaker Earvin Chionglo, Nguyen & Chen LLP, speak about legislation surrounding best practices and how to better assist your workforce.

ACC Learning - The Infrastructure Bill - Opportunities for Small Businesses

December 1, 2021 • Tim Jeffcoat

Learn about the newly passed Infrastructure Bill and how small businesses can benefit with projects and opportunities. Listen to Tim Jeffcoat, SBA District Director, give an overview about the Bill and resources for business to know.

ACC Restaurant Series - Understanding the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant

April 21, 2021 • Tim Jeffcoat and Mark Winchester

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is a $25 billion grant program for restaurants and other food service businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak-related shutdowns. Restaurants can apply for a total of $10 million - or $5 million per physical location - based on other review losses during the pandemic. This is part of the restaurant Series 2021. Sign up for the program: https://asianchamber-http://hou.org/restaurantseries

ACC Learning - Celebrating Great Women 2021

March 30, 2021 • Dr. Dalia Sherif, Dr. Jia Wang and Ms. Carlecia Wright

In celebrating Women's History Month in March, the Asian Chamber of Commerce is highlighting women who have made a difference in our community. Join ACC Board Member, Dr. Dalia Sherif, lead a discussion with two amazing pioneer of diversity and equality. Speakers: DR. JIA WANG Professor in the Adult Education and Human Resource Development Program at Texas A&M University - College Station CARLECIA WRIGHT Chief Diversity Officer at Lone Star College

ACC Learning - Understanding U.S. Role in WeChat, TikTok and Other Chinese Sanction Targets

March 25, 2021 • Robert Ward

Learn about recent U.S. Government action against WeChat and TikTok as well as other prominent Chinese companies, such as ZTE, Huawei, Hikvision and CNOOC. Discover why the U.S. executive, including the new Biden Administration, is resorting more and more frequently to sanctioning individuals and companies through blocking their access to the U.S. financial system and to U.S. customers and suppliers. This webinar will provide an overview of Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) as well as this agency's mission, all in the name of promoting U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. A review of recent enforcement actions will provide participants with lessons learned and strategies for avoiding draconian OFAC penalties (now more severe than penalties for bribery)! With the rise of domestic terrorism in addition to long-standing threats from abroad, knowing how to screen for bad-actors through free Government resources can help domestic as well as globally deployed businesses avoid having their accounts and assets frozen. Speaker: Robert has over thirty-two years of experience as an international trade law attorney, having worked for three of the big four consulting firms as well as two Fortune 200 companies and a half dozen Fortune 500 companies. He has served as Chief Compliance Officer for the world's largest maritime services company as well as for a globally deployed oil and gas telecommunications start-up company. He is graduate of Notre Dame and of Tulane Law School along with an LL.M. from the UH Law Center. In addition, Robert is a Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer as well as a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.

ACC Learning - Winning More Business For Your Business

June 30, 2020 • Richard A. Huebner

Today's marketplace is more challenging and competitive than ever before. COVID-19 has caused serious disruptions in the marketplace and has created new obstacles and opportunities for our businesses. This webinar will focus on the new opportunities and how to successfully pursue them. This webinar is a must for anyone wanting to grow or re-grow their business. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: • A Formula for Success • Changing Expectations in a Changing World Identifying & Creating Opportunities • 5 Steps to Winning Business • Understanding and Capitalizing on Your Competitive Advantage

ACC Learning - Actionable Supply Chain Data and Sourcing Opportunities from Thomas

June 23, 2020 • Cathy Ma

To understand how COVID-19 is impacting global supply chains, and be inspired by the coping strategies used by manufacturing companies to combat the pandemic, join us for a free webinar hosted by Thomas, North America’s number one industrial sourcing platform and marketing powerhouse. Cathy Ma, the Director of User Acquisition at Thomas, will cover: 1. COVID-19’s Impacts on North American Manufacturing 2. The Ultimate Digital Checklist to Power-Up Your Business in 2020 3. Unique Sourcing Tools From Thomas

ACC Learning - Loan Forgiveness in Chinese (Mandarin)

June 16, 2020 • Linan Zhang, CPA

With recent legislation on PPP Loan Forgiveness hear from Linan Zhang, CPA at Supporting Strategies - Southwest Houston provide guidance on how to maximize your forgiveness. The webinar will be presented in Chinese (Mandarin).

ACC Town Hall Meeting - Question and Answer with SBA Leadership

May 21, 2020 • Tim Jeffcoat

Get your questions answered by SBA Leadership. Get direct questions answered by SBA Houston Office Leadership Team in our exclusive ACC Town Hall Meeting with District Director Tim Jeffcoat.

ACC Learning - Establish a Digital Presence with LinkedIn

May 20, 2020 • Mitchell Kuy

Learn about LinkedIn and why it is important to create one as a Business owner. Participants will learn the concepts of digital presence, brand image, and how to connect with new customers and partners through an evolving digital landscape!

ACC Learning - Employer's Guide in Reopening the Economy

April 23, 2020 • Earvin Chionglo & Brian Gargano

Learn about the following and prepare as business begin to reopen: Current Updates on Relevant Regulations, Legislations, and Executive Orders Implications of Cutting Costs for Employers during COVID-19. (Furloughs, layoffs, pay reductions, hour reductions, unemployment insurance issues) Implications of Reopening the Economy and Potential Liabilities for Employers

2022 Restaurant Series - Maximizing Ecommerce Technology and Gain New Profits

May 3, 2022 • Nan Chan, Linh Nguyen

Looking at how technology helps streamline processes and attract more customers. Create automation and understand the importance of Ecommerce as well as marketing through social media integration to increase revenue and sales. Speaker: - Nan Chan - VP, Relationship Manager, Comerica Bank - Linh Nguyen - Relationship Manager, Comerica Bank

2022 Restaurant Series - Part 1 - Keeping Your Restaurants in Compliance - Health Department

April 11, 2022 • Evelin Pollock

Hear from Harris County Health Department and Fire Marshal on best practices and be in proper code to remain open. Speaker: - Chad Shaw, CFPS, FEMT, Deputy Chief, Operations, Harris County Fire Marshal's Office - Evelin Pollock, PHS Food Team Supervisor

ACC Learning - TAX Benefits and Implications

April 15, 2020 • Justin Lim

Hear about how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act: TAX Benefits & Implications helps with Tax filings and cost savings.

2022 Restaurant Series - Part 2 - Keeping Your Restaurants in Compliance - Fire Marshal

April 11, 2022 • Chad Shaw

Hear from Harris County Health Department and Fire Marshal on best practices and be in proper code to remain open. Speaker: - Chad Shaw, CFPS, FEMT, Deputy Chief, Operations, Harris County Fire Marshal's Office - Evelin Pollock, PHS Food Team Supervisor

ACC Executive Series - Coronavirus Response and the CARES Act, Explained

April 2, 2020 • Adam Laughton and Sai Pidatala

This presentation will discuss the CARES Act, the primary federal stimulus effort, as well as other federal coronavirus response efforts. Adam Laughton and Sai Pidatala from Seyfarth Shaw LLP will summarize the major provisions of the CARES Act, and explain how business owners can take advantage of the resources and funding made available through the legislation. There will be time for questions and answers. Download the Slides www.asianchamber-http://hou.org/caresact-slides Speaker Bios Adam Laughton is a partner in the corporate group at Seyfarth Shaw. Adam’s practice focuses on the health care industry. Adam has served many types of providers within the health care space, including facilities, physicians and other professionals, and ancillary service providers such as pharmacies and laboratories. He also works with startup ventures, entrepreneurial individuals and groups, and provider joint ventures. Adam has worked on a wide array of regulatory and compliance matters, including HIPAA, Stark/Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, and state law issues. In addition, he often helps clients with corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and developing complex organizational and contractual structures for innovative ventures. In the last 10 years, Adam has handled dozens of transactions in the health care space, ranging in size up to $1 billion. He has been a part of the defense of multiple False Claims Act investigations in almost every sector of the health care industry. Sai Pidatala is a Senior Counsel in the corporate group at Seyfarth Shaw. Sai is an international corporate and commercial lawyer with significant cross-border and technology transactional experience spanning industries, sectors, and continents. Sai is no stranger to leveraging technology in his own practice, using the firm's online suite of deal-monitoring tools to increase transparency with his clients and to make even the most complex or document-intensive transactions more accessible along each step of the way, up through and until closing. With more than a decade of experience practicing law, both on Wall Street and main street, and in the US and abroad, Sai is uniquely positioned to advise clients on domestic and cross-border corporate deals, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and technology transactions. In addition to counseling institutional investors and high net worth individuals throughout the US, the Middle East, and Asia, Sai's entrepreneurial experience as founder of a boutique law firm allows him to understand the needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises, and emerging growth companies.