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    Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    BY SAHAR CHMAIS ON MAY 24, 2021 From South Korea to Texas, Jimmy Ferguson has lived through war, segregation, Asian-American hate and peace. The Asian-American business man has truly lived the American Dream and found his home in Texas 30 years ago. “I did not speak any English,” Jimmy Ferguson recalled coming to the U.S. at about 8 years old. “My father was in the [U.S.] army. After the Korea ...read more
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    By BestColleges  Over the years, many Americans have succumbed to the model minority myth, which describes a group of people as an "ideal" racial or ethnic minority. Asian Americans in particular must battle this enduring stereotype, with many assuming that all Asian Americans work hard, do well in school, and go on to have successful careers.  But these stereotypes — while ostensibly ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    BY JAMIL DONITH AUSTINPUBLISHED 6:37 AM CT MAR. 24, 2021 on Spectrum News 1  AUSTIN, Texas — The Asian American community in Texas is demanding action from state and local leaders following a series of violent crimes against Asians across the country. While Asian Americans are the fastest-growing demographic in Texas, according to U.S. Census data, a national survey found Texas ranks fourth in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Media, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, March 22, 2021
    The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce sincerely appreciates our Chambers colleagues' support to our Asian community as the Anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes have been on the rise in the nation. If you are an Asian business, please sign up here, so our community can show their support! Here is the list of Asian businesses as they continue to sign up.
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Sunday, March 21, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2021  TEXAS ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES UNITE AGAINST HATEAsian-Americans were targeted in nearly 3,800 hate incidents in the past yearTexas was ranked #4 in the highest number of incidents with 103 cases (Austin, Texas) – For the first time in Texas history, top Asian American leaders from the state's largest cities join in standing against hate and demand ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    Resources for Fighting Anti-Asian Hate CrimesMarch 17, 2021 The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce strongly denounces any acts of violence against innocent people – be it racially motivated or otherwise. Although we are still waiting to learn more information as things unfold, this type of violence, as well as how it is portrayed in the media, can hurt Asian businesses. We believe in the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, March 05, 2021
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, March 04, 2021
    By Gloria Martinez | WomenLed   Small business owners and entrepreneurs have an avalanche of responsibilities. Learning to follow best practices can help point you toward success without having to learn everything the hard way. Effective small business practices are diverse and offer wisdom ranging from customer service to banking advice.   One best practice standard is to join your local ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Education
    Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    Civil Society: Asian American Business in Austin I am Barry Silverberg, Director of the Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College. Welcome to Civil Society where we explore issues affecting our communal well‐being through a nonprofit lens. We are a proud partner of ACC TV. Given Covid 19, we continue to operate virtually for our 5th season. This episode is part of our series on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Media, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, February 08, 2021
    By Joe Rocha | Austin PBS It's a quiet January morning at The Village in Northwest Austin. Before the pandemic, SuperStar Nail & Spa was jammed packed with nail technicians and clients. Today, owner Trung Le, his spouse, Khoung Kim Nguyen, and one other nail technician, Nga Tran, tend to just three clients. “At first, when we reopened in May, it was very busy because people were just anxious ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article
    Monday, December 14, 2020
    By Joe Rocha | Austin PBS It’s Friday, November 13th and Shion Aikawa, partner in the Tatsu-Ya local chain of restaurants, is overseeing the temporary closure of their East Austin ramen restaurant. One of their employees tested positive for Covid-19, so as a precautionary measure they have shut down for the weekend to allow other employees to get tested and to disinfect the restaurant. It’s one ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article