GAACC Weekly Newsletter  |  February 25, 2023
WELCOME Mark Duval – GAACC Interim CEO
A hearty WELCOME to GAACC Interim CEO Mark Duval who joined our team this week. Mark’s impressive experience leading global business and major organizations in Asia, his leadership, and his passion for community make him perfectly positioned to lead our efforts to serve GAACC members and the Central Texas AAPI community. Welcome, Mark!

Read the press release HERE.
ANNOUNCING – Taiwan International Market Reception March 16
You are cordially invited to an intimate reception featuring representatives from five Taiwan-based startups and selected winners of the G Camp international innovation and entrepreneurship training program conducted by Taiwan's Small and Medium Enterprise Administration.

Meet and network with fascinating up-and-coming Taiwanese entrepreneurs and companies. Get to know GAACC’s regional partners and key players in the greater Austin area businesses ecosystem. Join us and hear from startups from one of Asia’s innovation hubs!

Golfinity's Grand Opening Last Weekend Was a BLAST!
We had a BLAST at Golfinity's Grand Opening celebration this past weekend. Ribbon cuttings are one of our favorite ways to connect with our member businesses and their communities. THANKS to everyone who came out and joined us at this awesome event and thanks to Golfinity for being a Professional Level member of our Chamber!

Learn about our member benefits HERE.
Apply to the #Catalyst2023 $200,000 Grant Competition by March 7
Catalyst is a $200K+ grant competition seeking emerging social entrepreneurs using the power of 5G and leading-edge wireless technologies to address challenges in American communities. Up to six applicants will receive financial and non-financial benefits, including a first-place award of $100,000!

Organizations whose leadership primarily comprises BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), women, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Submit your application HERE by March 7.
Creative Space Assistance Program Applications Are OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY
The City of Austin's Creative Space Assistance Program offers $5,000-$50,000 grants to organizations and artists facing displacement or new commercial leases at higher and unaffordable rates. Grant funds may be used for revenue-generating space improvements, lease payments, and gap financing for creative space purchases. Apply HERE by February 28.
TUESDAY – State of the Chamber Meeting and Reception
What's ahead in 2023 for the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, our Central Texas AAPI communities, and Austin's business economy? Join us on February 28 at Austin Energy Headquarters to find out while meeting with some of our region's brightest leaders and influencers. You do not need to be a GAACC member to attend.

Learn more and RSVP HERE.
March 14th – Hong Kong International Market Reception
The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce invites you to our International Market Reception, presented in partnership with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, on March 14th from 5 pm to 7 pm at The Long Center's AT&T Conference Room. With robust legal and financial systems, low and simple tax structure, and global connectivity, Hong Kong offers a dynamic and secure place to get business done. 

This FREE reception focuses on the "two-way highway" of rich opportunity for Austin businesses to connect with international delegates and features the latest economic and business updates from Hong Kong.

Register HERE

April 13 – GAACC Women's Club: How To Protect Yourself From a Skunk
Are you married? According to common law marriage rules in Texas, you might be married and not even know it. If the relationship sours, you could be eligible for spousal claims on assets. Laura Fowler's "How To Protect Yourself From A Skunk" explores your rights and the protections that may be available.

Learn more at the GAACC Women's Club April 13th at JOI Asian Bistro: RSVP.
March 9 – AAPI Collective Advocacy Day at the Texas State Capitol
The Texas Legislative Session only meets once every two years to decide the laws that will have significant impact on our AAPI community. Show strength in unity by coming to the first Texas AAPI Advocacy Collective day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 9. The Texas AAPI Advocacy Collective (TAAC) is a coalition of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) serving organizations across all corners of Texas, dedicated to seeking the full agency of all AAPI Texans. RSVP HERE.
March 1 – Austin Young Chamber/Austin Resource Recovery [RE]Verse Pitch Event
Entrepreneurs, are you looking for inspiration? Interested in creating a social impact company to help in Austin's efforts of reaching zero waste? Small business owners, are you looking to replace a virgin material input or interested in developing a new vertical? Compete in the [RE]verse Pitch Competition for a chance to win cash and in-kind prizes, including a four-month accelerator program to fine-tune your enterprise.
The Virtual Opening Night Event is March 1. Meet the material suppliers, learn about the products, and network with other entrepreneurs. Learn More and RSVP HERE.

1-800-JUNKPRO Austin offers two services; driveway-friendly dumpster rentals for the do-it-yourselfer and full-service junk removal for customers needing help loading and hauling away their items. Whether you have unwanted household items, a space that needs to be decluttered, or debris from a remodeling project that needs to be hauled off, 1-800-JUNKPRO Austin can help. 
Learn more HERE.

Listed here is a selection of current job postings from our members and partners.
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Employment postings are a free benefit for all Professional, Executive, and Premier-level members. Join us today and share your Jobs, Events, Hot Deals, and Company News/Updates with our community via the GAACC Member Portal.

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