ISM 2018 | Day One: Past, Present, and Future of Folsom

The leadership of Folsom showed us at #ISM2018 what they have in store for the future of Folsom! We learned about their marketing initiatives, commercial development projects, and more in our panel that took place at Palladio at Broadstone – Back Bistro.     Thank you Mary Ann McAlea, Senior...

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ISM 2018 | Day One: California ISO

Our delegation visited California ISO, a moderator of the energy grid across California, with little background as to their operation. Upon arrival, we were instantly astonished by the high level of security, design ingenuity, and technology throughout the campus. Here are 5 things to learn from California ISO. Demand Never...

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Transforming Our Commercial Corridors: Franklin Boulevard

SACRAMENTO – August 1st, 2018 marked a new chapter for the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC). In partnership with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SHCC), the SACC hosted their first ever “Transforming Our Commercial Corridors”, inaugurating a series of...

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The Asian Chamber Meets Councilman Jay Schenirer

On June 27th, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet & Greet with Councilman Jay Schenirer. This roundtable conversation brought together members of the local business community to discuss issues important to them and learn about what the Councilman is working on.   The event was sponsored by...

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Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber bets big on cannabis industry

Source: Sacramento Business Journal by Scott Rodd Staff Writer Sacramento Business Journal SUBSCRIBER CONTENT: Apr 26, 2018, 7:28am PDT With California’s legalization of recreational cannabis on Jan 1, Frank Louie didn’t see uncertainty — he saw opportunity. “The people voted — it was going to be a legal industry,” said...

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If Amazon gets Incentives, Why Not Local Businesses?

SOURCE: The Sacramento Bee BY AZIZZA DAVIS GOINES, PAT FONG KUSHIDA AND CATHY RODRIGUEZ Special to The Sacramento Bee April 30, 2018 12:00 PM Updated April 30, 2018 02:13 PM Sacramento is booming again. The region was among the top 10 in the U.S. for economic growth in 2015-16. Yet...

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Minority-owned Businesses Deserve a Shot at Pot Jackpot

Source: The Sacramento Bee BY PAT FONG-KUSHIDA SPECIAL TO THE BEE January 19, 2018 Not since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 has there been a business opportunity like the legalization of marijuana. To take advantage, the city of Sacramento is shaping a program to help disadvantaged communities participate in...

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After Hours: Internal Study Mission 2017

SOURCE: Sacramento Business Journal Local business leaders explored the Sacramento area during this year’s Internal Study Mission, held Oct. 19-20. The event, hosted by the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, included stops throughout the area. The 70 participants visited places ranging from Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento...

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The Foundation of the Next Generation: 5 Tips for the Future

60% of adults have not started estate planning. 40% of adults have. 100% of kids need everyone to start. Let’s get estate planning, Sacramento.   “Today’s young adults will find it harder to accumulate wealth of their own than previous generations did, due to the sharp fall in home ownership for...

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Meet and Greet Recap with Chief Hahn

Our quarterly Meet and Greets create opportunities for our board members and ambassadors to ask influential leaders questions on behalf of the members they represent. The SACC hosted Sacramento Police Department Chief Daniel Hahn at the chamber office to discuss important issues within Sacramento such as homelessness, community policing, immigration,...

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9th Annual Internal Study Mission – Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Internal Study Mission. October 19th, 2017 – October 20th, 2017   The Host Committee invites you to join us for the 9th Annual Internal Study Mission. We will be visiting prominent locations throughout Sacramento as we take an inside look at the...

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PRESS RELEASE: April 6, 2017

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce and California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce is Set to Celebrate and Recognize Asian Pacific Islander Heritage at the Sacramento International Airport SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) and California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian) is proud...

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Join Mayor Steinberg’s Thousand Strong

This month, the Mayor announced the official launch of Thousand Strong—a bold workforce development initiative creating year-round, paid internships for local youth while fostering a highly trained and diversified workforce for Sacramento businesses. Are you a Sacramento business interested in learning more? Join us for a 30-minute webinar where we’ll...

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Catalyst Leadership Program – Class X Graduation

The Catalyst Leadership Program celebrated Class X’s graduating class on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Governor’s Council Room at the California State Capitol. Welcome remarks were given by SACC Chief Operating Officer, Frank Louie, followed by remarks from Office of the Governor Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil. Mona shared “A...

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API Heritage Night with the Sacramento River Cats

Thank you to everyone who joined us for API Heritage Night! The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce was proud to partner with the Sacramento River Cats on May 20, 2017 to celebrate API Heritage Night. The SACC hosted a Membership Mixer from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the Solon Club...

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Cannabis Talks: The Evolution of Marijuana

Thank you to everyone who attended our first event in a series of Cannabis Talks! We were excited to see over 70 people attend the event on May 11, 2017 at the University of Pacific – Sacramento campus. The discussion was moderated by Rob Fong of RKF Consulting. Panelists for...

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Capital Region Executive Leadership Mission

On March 12-15, 2017 the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce partnered with Region Business led 86 of our regional leaders to Washington DC for the Capital Region Executive Leadership Mission.  Host Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, and Chair, Mayor Darrell Steinberg led our delegation in sharing our region’s priorities with...

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Upcoming Social Media Workshop

Did you know that over 3.4 billion people are internet users and about 2.3 billion of them use social media? According to Vinay Koshy, a social media savvy blogger for sproutworth, “There is no doubt that social media is changing our world and has turned traditional business models on its...

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First Friday: Oak Park

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is very excited about our move and will be joining our new community this evening for the grand opening of the inaugural First Friday in Oak Park, Sacramento. “First Friday is an exciting community-oriented event that celebrates all that Oak Park has to offer...

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Event Recap: From Cutting Board to Board Room

 From left to right:   -Nicole Rogers (Director, Farm-to-Fork at Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau) -Mark Derby (Director of Procurement of General Produce) -Shahriar Nejad (Director of Real Estate Development for Pizza Guys) -Patrick Mulvaney (Proprietor/Chef at Mulvaney’s Building and Loan)   Event Overview: The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of...

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Jan Ken Po Gakko Craft Fair

              Throughout the years, the JKP Gakko Arts & Crafts Fair’s promising success has been driven by the community’s response in maintaining and cultivating the youth of tomorrow. JKP Gakko believes the continuation of Japanese cultural heritage and traditions will bridge the youth of...

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Recap: Charity Poker Tournament

Event Overview Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce presented a Charity Poker Tournament at Stones Gambling Hall to help support St. John’s Program for Real Change. Participants enjoyed a pre-event mixer followed by an entertaining Poker Tournament. Players packed the tables of Stones Gambling Hall with the intent...

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A Taste of California

Sacramento’s Farm-To-Fork did not start off as a fad or a trend, but it has been a way of life in the Sacramento region, before the concept had a name. In the past, the only obstacle in the way of achieving today’s goal was the initiation. However, it wasn’t until...

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Event Recap: Financial Planning Workshop

Speakers and representatives of Principal Financial Group, Jeff McNaney and Charlie Harrison held a FREE financial planning workshop for business owners around Northern California who were interested in learning about: Business succession planning (Exit Strategy) Recruiting, retaining, rewarding and retiring key employees Converting profits to wealth Businesses from different agencies eager to...

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Event Recap: Meet and Greet with Mayor Candidate Darrell Steinberg

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Presents: Meet and Greet with Mayor Candidate Darrell Steinberg June 28, 2016   Event Summary Guest of Honor: Mayor Candidate Darrell Steinberg Event Sponsor: None Event Organizer/Host: SACC Event Date and Time: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Event Location:...

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California State Fair: The best in Northern California

The California State Fair, held at the CalExpo in Sacramento each July, is a multi-week event that has been taking place for over 150 years. It’s a non-stop exhibition of fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, with activities ranging from thoroughbred racing to corn dog and pie...

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Charity Poker Tournament: Put on your Poker Face

The Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a charity poker tournament on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The event will be held at the Saloon at the Stones Gambling Hall in Citrus Heights, CA. The charity of choice will be Saint John’s Program for Real Change: “Saint John’s is...

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Recap: Dodgeball Tournament

The Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce held its first dodgeball tournament at Sleep Train Arena. The event offered a great opportunity for team building and connecting with local organizations and businesses. We at SACC would love to thank everyone who was able to attend, and we hope that you will all...

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API Leadership Celebration

  API elected officials and appointees, as well as business and community leaders throughout the State had the opportunity to network with high-ranking officials throughout the State.  The SACC Team would love to congratulate our sister organization at CalAsian Chamber of Commerce for such a wonderful and successful event! In addition, we...

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Dodgeball 101

  Fact #1 – Dodgeball was discovered as early as the 1800s in both Africa and Asia.    Fact #2 – The original use of dodge ball was used for the purpose of strengthening the endurance of soldiers. However, unlike modern day soft balls, the soldiers in the past used rocks...

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Fraud, Bidding, and Estimation Workshop

The SACC team held its first fraud, bidding, and estimation workshop at California Bank and Trust in Sacramento, CA. Local small businesses from all over Northern California came through to be educated about the importance of security in the business world. In addition, small business owners had the opportunity to...

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Spotlight on Networking Nexus VIP Speakers

The SACC is pleased to announce six VIP speakers at Networking Nexus on Tuesday May 10th. Networking Nexus is an annual event focused on connecting professionals and introducing them to the diverse communities Sacramento has to offer. Participants of Networking Nexus will range from budding young professionals to entrepreneurs wishing to...

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