Stimulating Change Roundtable in Washington DC June 25

AAPI Friends at the White House May 25th

NCAABA and the Black Economic Council in Partnership

Connecting Women to Power Business Conference

Join us on March 30 to learn about contracting opportunities, access to capital and other business opportunites with the CA Board of Equalization.  Hosted by Jerome E. Horton (Vice Chair, CA State Board of Equalization), California Educational Solutions and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA). Located at California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747. For more information call 888-847-9652 or register at

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - Summit on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders play a key role in driving entrepreneurship and small business growth in communities across the U.S.  President’s Advisory Commissioner Dilawar Syed will kick off the first in a series of White House Initiative Economic Summits in Silicon Valley. These events will raise awareness of the Administration’s efforts to incentivize entrepreneurs and small businesses to drive economic growth. The Summit is free of charge. Pre-event registration is required. Register here to reserve your spot.

Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
1065 La Avenida Street, Building 1
Mountain View, CA 94043

Friday, January 7, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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NCAABA in Southwest Publication - Mosaic

NCAABA's Supplier Academy Program is discussed in Southwest Airlines' Mosaic.  NCCABA thanks Southwest for providing travel scholarships for its Academies and national roundtable discussions throughout the country.  Read the Mosaic

Recruitment efforts for Industry Trade Committees (ITACs)

The Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) play a critical role as industry's voice in developing U.S. trade policy. Through the ITACs, business leaders have an opportunity to work side-by-side with U.S. Government officials and trade negotiators in advising the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on industry specific issues related to, among others: market access, customs matters, foreign investment and intellectual property protection. 

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Connecting Women to Power

Strategies for Competing in the Global Economy and International Market
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, CA 90077
Thursday, June 24, 2010
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Register at or phone at 888-847-9652.
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NCAABA WBENC Cocktail Reception Baltimore

Partnering for Success 2010 Reception
WBENC Cocktail Reception - Baltimore, June 21
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Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee

"The U.S. - China Economic Relationship: A New Approach for A New China"

Chairman Baucus, Ranking Member Grassley, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify about China. I want to talk today about the opportunities, and challenges, in this important relationship. Our policy is to expand the opportunities provided to Americans from a growing China.  Read more

2010 Advancing Justice Conference 6/23-25

Wednesday, June 23, Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25, 2010
Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-5700
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders United in Strength
Planned highlights include:
• Briefing with members of Congress, key policymakers and advocates to discuss legislative priorities and issues critical to Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
• Friday is Advocacy Day. Let your voice be heard! Attend meetings with key Congressional offices to discuss issues of importance to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
• Young leaders program

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Landrieu, Snowe Introduce Bill to Boost Small Business Contracts

PRESS RELEASE  Feb. 4, 2010

Legislation would help increase small business sales and create jobs.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair, Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, today introduced a bill to modernize and strengthen the Small Business Administration's government contracting programs to help increase small business sales and create American jobs.

"Government contracts are perhaps one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways the government can help immediately increase sales for America's entrepreneurs, giving them the tools they need to keep our economy strong and create jobs," Sen. Landrieu said. "These contracting opportunities represent job creation for small businesses in a way that is unique. When large businesses get new work they typically spread that work among existing employees. When small businesses get these contracts they must staff up to meet the increased demand. By increasing contracts to small businesses by just 1 percent, we can create more than 100,000 new jobs - and today, we need those jobs more than ever."

"Federal contracting opportunities have served as a vital tool for American small businesses, helping them to grow, expand, and hire," said Ranking Member Snowe. "Yet the ability of these companies to earn Federal contracts is frequently stunted by the egregious and repeated failure of Federal agencies to meet their statutory 23-percent small business 'goaling' requirements. Our bill, which is based on legislation I originally introduced as Chair of this Committee in the 109th Congress, will endow the SBA with additional and improved instruments to remedy this consistent underperformance and meet the myriad demands of an ever-changing 21st century contracting environment."

The Small Business Contracting Improvements Act of 2010 would:

  • Require agencies to consider small businesses when placing orders on large contracts;
  • Close many loopholes that give big businesses an unfair advantage;
  • Add protections for small firms and sub-contractors;
  • Reduce bundled contracts by reserving more contracts for small business concerns; and
  • Shine light on which agencies bundle and why.

To read Senator Landrieu's statement, please click here.
To read Senator Snowe's statement, please click here.

State of the AAPI Community - Congressman Mike Honda

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) issued the following statement on the State of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community:

"As people across the country reflect upon the President's State of the Union address delivered last week, Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities also are looking back at our accomplishments and ahead for what needs to still be done. At a time where we must put Americans back to work and fight to eliminate healthcare disparities, we must continue to work together to ensure that AAPIs are not left out of policy decisions.

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