The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Northeast Region’s Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and support students as they strive to achieve their academic goals. The scholarship is presented to an Asian American high school senior or college/university student who has been judged to have contributed substantially to the success of his/her school, fellow students and/or community.

USPAACC-NE is committed to investing in the next generation of leaders and we are looking forward to meeting students across the region that are pushing boundaries to harness their passions to become problem solvers, innovators and leaders within their communities and beyond. The Scholarship Selection Committee will select the applicant that has exhibited exceptional leadership abilities, excelled academically and participated in service projects to benefit his/her community.

The deadline to submit the completed application is October 4, 2019.

The scholarship will be presented on November 15, 2019 at the InspirAsian American Leadership Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson in Jersey City, NJ.

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Mentor-Protégé Program

As part of our commitment to growing Asian American business enterprises, USPAACC-NE has collaborated with Wells Fargo to establish the Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program, to encourage the development of Asian American and minority-owned businesses by pairing them with established mentor firms.  The program is guided by our mission to promote Asian American and minority-owned businesses by teaming them with strategic alliance partners for economic growth.  This is accomplished by enabling procurement contract opportunities with corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies.  The business relationships cultivated during the program will give the protégé participants access to industry opportunities, thought leadership, networking and strategic events to augment their professional development.

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CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference

CelebrAsian is the country’s largest B2B procurement conference convened by pan Asian American businesses to connect with small, medium and large enterprises.  Every year, this event gathers together a veritable "who's who" in the business community across the country – representing diverse industries, top-notch speakers, industry leaders and visionaries, and high-performance business owners.

USPAACC is excited to announce that the 34th Annual CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference will be held at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel in Houston, TX from June 5 – June 7, 2019.

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One-on-One Business Matchmaking

In 1999, USPAACC introduced the One-on-One Prescheduled Business Match-Making Program to bring together Asian American businesses, corporations and government agencies, in order to increase the success rate and opportunities for Asian Americans in the procurement market.

Since then, the program has successfully linked thousands of large, medium and small businesses to major corporations and federal, state, and local government agencies, leading to contract awards. This event was so innovative and unique to the market when first introduced that it has since been replicated by other national organizations of similar goals.

The One-on-One Prescheduled Business Match-making Meetings take place annually during the CelebrAsian Procurement Conference. The meetings are held on the 3rd day of the event, during the Guanxi Supplier Opportunity Fair, where approximately 600 meetings take place throughout the day.

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Procurement Connections & Contracts

CelebrAsian is the country’s largest B2B procurement conference convened by pan Asian American businesses to connect with small, medium and large enterprises.  Every year, this event gathers together a veritable "who's who" in the business community across the country – representing diverse industries, top-notch speakers, industry leaders and visionaries, and high-performance business owners.

USPAACC is excited to announce that the 34th Annual CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference will be held at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel in Houston, TX from June 5 – June 7, 2019.

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USPAACC’s certification is recognized by Fortune corporations, and is as thorough and complex as other well-known minority certification processes conducted by other national organizations, including NMSDC and WBENC.

Our certification increases business opportunities with Fortune companies and Government agencies. Since 1989, USPAACC’s Asian American Business Certification program has provided corporate and government supplier diversity and small business programs with qualified and quality suppliers they seek.

Certified members have the advantage of being selected for consideration for minority contract opportunities when they become available. Over the course of 30-years, USPAACC has leveraged its strong ties and relationships with prime contractors and Federal agencies to successfully match our supplier members with Fortune corporations and Government agencies.

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Asia Trade Mission

Since 2005, USPAACC has been leading successful Trade Missions to China, Taiwan and India—designed to extend friendship, establish strategic connections, strengthen existing relations, promote American products and services, explore opportunities for joint ventures, and source potential suppliers.

Our goal is to strengthen the “global guanxi*,” connecting people with common business interests to establish and reaffirm relationships in a part of the world where personal contacts are very important.

Our future Trade Missions to Asia will continue to provide American businesses new access and comprehensive insight into the dynamic Asian market—including its scale, diversity and potential. Asia is a vibrant gateway to tremendous investment and growth opportunities for American businesses. Consequently, Asia will be viewed as an essential gateway to lucrative opportunities—a portal to enhancing and expanding the reach of American businesses in their quest to compete effectively in today’s global marketplace.

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Fast 50/100 Asian American Businesses

USPAACC extended Fast 50 to Fast 100 for 2015 in alliance with our 30th Anniversary to celebrate the success of an even larger group of Asian American Businesses!

Our annual “Fast 50/100 Asian American Businesses” Program puts the spotlight on the outstanding achievements of Asian American-owned businesses.

We recognize the continued robust growth of Asian American-owned businesses—even during tough economic times—and regard this as a testament to the enduring quality of Asian Americans who, through innovation, hard work and ingenuity, remain at the forefront as engines of growth in our national economy.​

The Strategic Value of the Fast 50/100 Asian American Business Award

  • Receive attention from Fortune 500 Corporations’ procurement departments and government agencies
  • Nationwide recognition
  • Increased possibility for contract opportunities due to publicity
  • Media coverage by renowned regional and national newspapers and magazines


  • Ownership: At least 51% of the Business must be owned and managed by Asian Americans (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident)
  • Revenue: At least $1 million in annual revenue in the immediate past 3 fiscal years of operation
  • Personal Appearance: Company President/CEO must be able to receive the Award in person

Chief Procurement Officers Forum

USPAACC’s Chief Procurement Officer’s Forum (CPO Forum) brings together Fortune 500 & major nonprofit organizations’ procurement officers to discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain, issues and challenges facing the business community in the U.S, and the roles that small- and medium- size companies could play in this changing market for mutually beneficial outcomes.

First established in 2011, the CPO Forum has become one of the most anticipated programs at our annual national CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, and a talk-of-the-town in the Procurement and Supplier Diversity Community. To date, we engaged the wisdom and experience of the following esteemed executives:

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College Scholarships / Fellowships

USPAACC strongly believes in investing in our future leaders. Since 1989, over a million dollars in scholarship benefits have been awarded through USPAACC.

Major corporations have established their hallmark scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to endow their own-named scholarships. Today, approximately 15-20 scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each have been awarded every year to high school seniors nationwide for their post-secondary education. Over 3,000 applications are received annually.

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Business Leadership Series

USPAACC's Business Leadership Series (BLS), exclusively sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a unique educational opportunity for business people to engage in a meaningful discussion about business experiences in order to grow leadership skills and learn practical management tools for future success.

Over the course of sixteen (16) live webinar sessions, participants will explore current issues in the small and minority business community related to starting, managing and growing an entrepreneurial venture. Each webinar session will have a Guest Speaker and a topical focus. At the end of the webinar series, participants will have a better understanding of key management know-hows and ideas that will help them to grow their business, or new business idea, into the mainstream marketplace in the U.S., Asia, and/or the Indian Sub-continent.

Who should participate

Those just beginning or "starters"
Emerging leaders or "builders"
Reflective leaders or "thinkers"

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Business Express

Business Express is an annual business executive coaching program, specifically created to help small- and medium-sized Asian American and other minority businesses take their business to the next level of growth.

Inaugurated in 2011 by Wells Fargo, Business Express was created for companies with at least $1 million in annual sales and that have been in business for at least 3 years. In the two-day workshop, business owners get a clear perspective of their own business, the critical ingredients for efficient and effective operation, develop their own road map for growth and healthy bottom line and learn how to become a good leader their business needs to grow.

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Legislative Briefs and Advocacy

USPAACC is the oldest and largest national organization representing the Pan Asian American business and professional community in the United States.

Since its founding in the nation’s capital in 1984, USPAACC has developed connections and relationships with policy- and decision-makers in Congress, the Executive Branch, national trade associations, and think tanks. Our views on issues affecting the economy and international trade are often sought by legislators, researchers and representatives of the media.

USPAACC is just as strongly tied to the Asian American and minority business and professional communities throughout the nation; it has regional chapters in California, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, New York, and in Washington, DC-Maryland-Virginia in the National Capital area. Through this coast-to-coast network, the USPAACC team stays abreast of issues and opinions, both at the grassroots and national levels.

Meet and discuss with the nation’s lawmakers important and relevant issues that impact your business. Operating from our national headquarters in Washington, DC, USPAACC has easy access to Capitol Hill, where legislative briefings are held and our members’ concerns are regularly presented and discussed.

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Chamber Leadership Development Program

The Chamber Training Institute program, exclusively sponsored by Wells Fargo, and presented by four partners: USHCC, U.S. Black Chamber, NGLCC and USPAACC, offers chamber leaders and Board of Directors a free, two-day, world-class learning experience to develop business and managerial skills across a wide range of topics. Since 2010, over 700 chamber leaders from across the country have participated in the program, returning to their communities to foster the growth and prosperity of small businesses. Six training sessions are planned throughout 2015.

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