January 2017 – November 2017 [Monthly BOD Meeting]: Conducted meeting to discuss and set chamber goals
January 2017 – [Speaker Series]: Small Business Health Options (SHOP) | Guest Speaker: Michael Coulter, Outreach Health Insurance Specialist, Dallas Regional Office, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services | Discussion on providing quality, affordable health insurance for small business with 50 or less employees and determine if your business qualifies for a healthcare tax credit.
February 2017 – [Speaker Series]: LiftFund-Access to Capital | Guest Speakers: Dennis Silva and Darrell Pevoteaux | Non-profit organization that helps small business owners obtain millions of dollars in microloans and other small business loans to entrepreneurs.
March 2017 – [Speaker Series]: Federal Income Tax Update | Filipino-American Accountants of Texas presented a step-by-step guide to filling out IRS 1040 forms.
April 2017 – [Consular Outreach]: Coordinated with multiple organizations to conduct the Houston Consular Outreach.
April 2017 – [Speaker Series]: The Uncertain & Unpredictable Immigration Landscape for Employers and Employees | Guest Speaker: Attorney Gary Ilagan.
May 2017 – [Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Day]: Traveled to Austin, Texas and met with local House and State Representatives at the State Capitol.
July 2017 – [Consular Outreach]: Coordinated with multiple organizations to conduct the Houston Consular Outreach.
August 2017 – [Fiesta Ko Sa Texas]: Supported event by purchasing an exhibition table to distribute chamber membership forms, answered questions about the chamber and networked with attendees and business owners.
September 2017 – [Speaker Series]: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources | Panel discussion that included Joe Laud, Administration Managers, Houston Emergency Center, City of Houston; Jun Juguilon, Juguilon & Associates; US Small Business Administration.
October 2017 – [State Meeting]: Organized and hosted the state meeting and elections in Sugar Land, Texas.
October 2017 – [Speaker Series]: Discrimination in the Workplace | Guest Speaker: Joe Bontke | Discussion on what employers & employees need to know about Workplace Discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
November 2017 – [Consular Outreach]: Coordinated with multiple organizations to conduct the Houston Consular Outreach.