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 be held February 4, 2016 from 11 a.m. to Noon in Terminal B of the Sacramento International Airport.
The 600-square-foot display lounge is located on the 3rd Floor of Terminal B and will feature an entertainment center, API Global Presence Wall display, mobile phone charging center for traveler convenience, API Honoree Wall, Industry of Influence display highlighting key Sacramento firms and an Internet Access Station.
“Having a branded space promoting the excellence of our API community is an innovative approach to welcoming visitors to our region,” said SACC President and CEO Pat Fong Kushida. “We take great pride in the work we do for diverse, small businesses and we seize any opportunity to honor their contribution to our community.”
The space is funded through a community partnership with businesses throughout the region including American Furniture Galleries, AT&T, Bank of America, Classic Awards Promotions, KVIE, Paul Blanco’s Good Car Company, Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento Regional Transit, SMUD, UC Davis and Western Health Advantage.
“Bank of America recognizes the importance of spotlighting the impact API-owned businesses have in our region,” said Bank of America Market President Kathie Sowa. “To partner in bringing a dedicated space for that purpose at our international front door is a tremendous opportunity.”
SACC was established in 1993 with a mission to strengthen diverse small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through leadership, education, and workforce development programs. SACC impacts over 70,000 SMEs that reside in the Sacramento region. SACC is the largest and most influential ethnic chamber in Northern California and is open to all businesses and organizations, regardless of ethnicity.