Paid Sick Leave Reimbursement and Office Hours

A study on paid sick leave shows “states are reducing infections by 400 cases per day in states that previously had no paid sick leave guarantee.” During the COVID-19 pandemic, certain employers are required by law to provide up to 80 hours of additional paid sick leave when eligible employees need to miss work for … Read more

AACCGP Seeking a President and CEO to Help Grow the Organization

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (AACCGP) is seeking a full-time, highly motivated and dynamic individual interested in growing a highly visible small organization. The President & CEO (“President”) will report to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the successful leadership, management and administration of the organization in accordance with … Read more

Statement on the Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

For immediate release: Philadelphia, PA, Wednesday, March 24 ­– The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (AACCGP) was established to promote and foster relationships between the Asian American and non-Asian communities. AACCGP is appalled and strongly condemns the recent increase in violence against Asians.  Racial discrimination and bigotry against Asians have existed in … Read more

Asian American Chamber of Commerce Opens Up New Satellite Office in South Philly

For Immediate Release: Philadelphia, PA, Monday, March 22 ­– The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with Customers Bank, will be opening a satellite office in South Philly at 1040 E. Passyunk Avenue to better serve small businesses. A formal opening ceremony is expected in mid-May. Asian businesses face unique barriers … Read more

Philadelphia COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program

The Pennsylvania COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) is the new $145 million Statewide fund created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to alleviate revenue losses and pay eligible operating expenses for certain businesses in the hospitality industry severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia County is receiving approximately $17 million in funding to provide grants … Read more

Diverse Chambers’ Creative Crunch

Thank you to everyone who attended our Creative Crunch webinar and networking event with the Diverse Chambers of Greater Philadelphia and ChatterBlast. If you missed the event, or would like the chance to watch it again, check out the YouTube video for a full recording:  https://youtu.be/X7NAhjNZniM

Comcast RISE Investment Fund Now Open

Recently, small businesses have been dealing with the ongoing impact of the pandemic, social unrest, and environmental events. Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small  businesses have been some of the hardest hit. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, between February and April 2020, the number of active Black-owned businesses declined by … Read more

Asian American Women Leading the Way

Missed our Women’s Empowerment event last week or want to rewatch a certain part? Watch the entire panel event below and learn more from these inspiring Asian women at the top of their respective fields. Panelists: Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal Dr. Reetika Kumar, MD, FACP, Vice President – Clinical Services, AmeriHealth PA … Read more

PPP Round 2 Presentation with Korean Translations

Thank you to everyone who attended our Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 Presentation with the U.S. Small Business Administration! We hope the presentation was helpful for when you’re applying for forgivable PPP loans.  Watch the full presentation below, with Korean translations provided, and view a PDF version of the slides for your reference.  Presentation PDF

Philadelphia Restaurant and Gym Relief Program Officially Open

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Restaurant and Gym Relief Program (RGRP) is designed to provide financial relief to small businesses located in Philadelphia that have been among the most adversely affected by the latest round of pandemic-related restrictions enacted in November 2020. Eligible businesses are limited to restaurants with indoor dining, gyms, and businesses whose primary activity … Read more