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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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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Gov. Brown Declares Proclamation for Asian Pacific Islander Month

SACRAMENTO – This morning Governor Jerry Brown declared May 2016 to be Asian Pacific Islander Month through a proclamation released by the State of California. Governor Brown recognized the struggles and hardships the Asian Pacific Islander community have suffered during their time in America. In his proclamation, Brown mentions that the month of May was...

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Twitter Recap: 23rd Annual Installation and Awards Dinner

Thank you to all who joined us for our 23rd Annual Installation and Awards Dinner held February 18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sacramento. Over 600 attendees, including business and community leaders representing a wide array of industries, came together to celebrate SACC’s success in 2015 and honor locally...

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The Sacramento Asian Chamber Unveils Sacramento International Airport Display Lounge, to Celebrate Regional APIs Contributions to our Community.

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is announcing the Grand Opening of our dedicated lounge area at the Sacramento International Airport. This area will celebrate the impact the Asian Pacific Islander (API) businesses and professionals have had in the Greater Sacramento Region. The ribbon-cutting event will...

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API Celebration Lounge Cleared for Take-Off

Each year over 5 million people travel through the Sacramento International Airport. We are proud to announce that visitors now have opportunity to enjoy a collection of interactive displays highlighting the API community and their contributions in the region. Sit back in the lounge area to enjoy video documentaries, and...

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Vote Now for Your API Hall of Fame Nominees

Each year, the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce proudly recognizes outstanding individuals in the Sacramento Region. These individuals are nominated by our members, the public, and our board for their outstanding service to the community, their accomplishments, and their commitment to making the Sacramento Region a great place to live...

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Share the Magic of Global Winter Wonderland

Greetings! Please help us share the magic of Global Winter Wonderland, which opened this past Saturday at Cal Expo. This nationally-renowned multicultural lantern festival celebrates the holiday season with magical lights, global entertainment, international cuisine, multicultural theme days, carnival rides and more! Returning to Sacramento for a second season, Global...

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Megami Bento-Ya Restaurant

The first time I stepped into Megami, it felt like home. I was able to have a conversation and appreciate the little things inside the restaurant. Little things such as the mounted samurai sword, lucky charm cat statue, and the warm greetings from the employee’s faces. Not only was this a...

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5 Reasons to Attend BizTalks Speaker Series with Jeff Savage

Our June 2nd BizTalks Series will give you the opportunity to hear from and meet Sacramento River Cats’ President Jeff Savage. Here are the reason’s why you should attend. Register here.   1. VIP Tour of Raley Field 2. Meet and participate in a Q&A Session with one of the region’s most...

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99 Ranch Market

  We are beyond excited to have Ranch 99 as a member of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce! Check out their new location in Folsom at 25000 Blue Ravine Road! “We are 99 Ranch Market was established in 1984, with its first store in Westminster (Little Saigon), California. With the...

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I am a Catalyst for…

I am a Catalyst for…mitigating risk and leading with others to establish direction and alignment.   Name: Amie Ichiho Catalyst Class: III (2009-2010) Current Position: Senior Human Resources Consultant for Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs. I regularly consult and work with regional and local Human Resources Leaders and Federal...

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Meet The Team: Maria K.

Name: Maria Kettle Title: Business Development Manager  What do you do at the chamber? I was hired to outreach to the community as an outsource person, to know our community and follow up on our membership and events. What has been your most memorable experience at the chamber? The success of Networking Nexus has...

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Call to Action: Support the Earthquake Relief Effort in Nepal

According to today’s Sacramento Bee report, the death toll resulting from the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal this past Saturday has topped 4,000. The American Red Cross is helping to provide emergency humanitarian assistance by mobilizing disaster specialists and funds. According to their website, efforts are part of a larger...

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I am a Catalyst for…

I am a catalyst for…my team at PRIDE and the organizations I serve. I am a SACC Catalyst for life!   Name: Jeff Dern Catalyst Class: III (2009-2010) Current Position: VP Finance & Accounting, PRIDE Industries. I oversee corporate finance and accounting operations, including treasury, lending relationships, planning & forecasting,...

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SACC 101: A Sneak Peek of the Swag

Why do we attend Chamber events? The networking opportunities? Yes! The invaluable insight to the best strategies in your industry? Absolutely! To meet good-natured, intelligent people that care about you and your long-term success? No doubt! But there’s another reason that we all go to Chamber events that’s often left...

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Join the Conversation: Tweet against the poaching of California businesses!

Barry Broome of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, known locally as Greater Sacramento, wrote a wonderful op-ed this week in the Sacramento Bee that showcased California’s economy versus Florida’s economy, in advance of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s visit to California. Greater Sacramento is taking a stand on behalf of California,...

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Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar

In 1976, the first Scott’s Seafood Grill and Bar opened at the corner of Scott and Lombard in San Francisco, hence the name. The tiny 40 seat restaurant was an immediate success, becoming one of the top ten restaurants in the United States in volume per seat in just a...

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Meet The Team: Krystal

Name: Krystal Inman Title: Events and Programs Coordinator What do you do at the chamber? I make sure the events run smoothly and since we have so many different events, it’s a lot of logistics! What has been your most memorable experience at the chamber? The 21st Annual SACC Dinner (2014) was the...

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I am a Catalyst for…

I am a Catalyst for… Exceptional patient care. Name: Darin Tankersley Catalyst Class: III ( 2009-2010) Current Position and Responsibilities: Assistant Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente-South Sacramento. Responsible for multiple departments, initiatives and organizational strategies for the medical group.

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