HOUSTON (Nov. 6, 2012) – The Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum (GHPBF) has selected the Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce (Asian Chamber) as Minority Chamber of the Year, in conjunction with an awards ceremony that was held on Tuesday, Oct. 30. During this event, the forum recognized eight outstanding minority entrepreneurs and advocates of minority businesses.
The ceremony was part of a U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency initiative known as MED Week (established in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan). The Minority Enterprise Development Week, as it is also known, celebrates the achievements of minority-owned businesses and advocates of minority businesses. “We’re very proud to recognize the Asian Chamber of Commerce as Minority Chamber of the Year for MED Week 2012,” says GHPBF President and MED Week Chairperson Milton Thibodeaux. “Their efforts to bring business to business opportunities to this community were unparalleled this past year.”
Since 1990, the Asian Chamber has promoted economic development for Houston Asian American businesses. The organization also helps Houstonians seek trade opportunities with Asia. In addition, the Asian Chamber regularly hosts networking events through activities including meetings, seminars and luncheons. Asian Chamber of Commerce President Linda Toyota was among the honored participants.
Two of the Asian Chamber’s member companies also received recognition. GHPBF named law firm FosterQuan as Service Firm of the Year and Pho Saigon Vietnamese Noodle House as Retailer of the Year. “We are pleased that our members are appreciated for their entrepreneurial abilities” says Toyota.
The ceremony took place at Houston Community College located at 5601 West Loop South, 1st Floor Auditorium, Houston, Texas 77081 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The theme for this year’s event was “Job Creation in America: Build it Here-Sell it Everywhere.” For more information, go to www.houstonbiz.org.
About the Asian Chamber of Commerce
The Asian Chamber was founded on June 20, 1990 as a Texas 501 (c)(6) non-profit corporation, and has become known for its ability to broaden business connections and opportunities, promote economic development for the Houston Asian American business community, enhance leadership and business skills of its members, and serve as a resource to the community. Visit http://asianchamber-hou.org to learn more.
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