CalAsian Chamber Meets with API Legislative Caucus Members to Set Priorities and Goals for 2013
SACRAMENTO– Monday, the California Asian (CalAsian) Pacific Chamber of Commerce met with all eleven members of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus to discuss common goals and objectives for 2013 and concluded the day with meaningful dialogue at its 1st Annual API Caucus dinner.
The California Asian Pacific (CalAsian) Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to help grow and empower the Asian Pacific Islander (API) business community throughout California. Representing the interests of nearly 600,000 API businesses in the State, the CalAsian Chamber is working to ensure these businesses are equipped with tools necessary to be successful and connect them with all opportunities available to help their businesses thrive and to ensure their interests are expressed to the state’s lawmakers. Monday’s event is evidence of this commitment by the CalAsian Chamber, to share API business concerns with state leaders.
“This was an opportunity for us to get to know many of the new members in the API caucus and to also discuss with our elected officials the challenges facing the Asian business community in our state,” said Pat Fong Kushida, President and CEO of the CalAsian Chamber.
The CalAsian shared with the members its areas of focus for 2013 which include: working to promote job growth; supplier diversity; and increased international trade opportunities for California businesses to export their products, goods and services.
The CalAsian Chamber also shared recent results from its 1st Annual Legislative Report Card with members they met with earlier in the day at the California State Capitol.
“We plan to hold positive events like this on an annual basis, so we not only share what we are doing as a chamber but also to learn more about the legislative priorities of our API Caucus Members,” concluded Fong Kushida.
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