Virginia Asian Chamber Of Commerce Hosts NOVA AAPI Entrepreneurship Development Forum

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Virginia Asian Chamber Of Commerce Hosts NOVA AAPI Entrepreneurship Development Forum

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) or “Asian Heritage Month” for recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. 

VIRGINIA ASIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and its long time government partner LOUDOUN COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT celebrate Asian Heritage Month by hosting a special event on May 24 focusing on post COVID opportunities and  win – win communications skills.

This event is part of a series of three events organized by VIRGINIA ASIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE throughout three (3) major regions of Virginia, in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and Southside Virginia!

AAPI business community and friends network of Greater NORTHERN VIRGINIA-MID ATLANTIC REGION (VA-MD-DC) are invited to attend AAPI Entrepreneurship Development Forum NOVA to learn business strategy and opportunity surrounding the fast growing NOVA’s AAPI small business community.


AAPI Entrepreneurship Development Forum NOVA


TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

LOCATION: The Bungalow Lakehouse, 46116 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA, 20165



Up to $1,000!

You are cordially invited to attend this special AAPI Business Economic Development Networking Mixer Forum with a focus on learning best marketing and communicating strategies to help small businesses to sustain and thrive in the competitive post COVID marketplace.

How could these marketing and communications principles be used when doing business with and in Loudoun County, one of the top ranked business communities in the US with one of the most vibrant Asian communities? 

Learn directly from Mr. Rick Morris, Business Development Officer representing Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, the trends, opportunities, in sight business analytics and programs to support business owners doing business in Loundon County.

Hear about the Loundon county’s technology sector’s continuing growth and innovations and the government’s initiatives to help spur entrepreneurship that spawned the highest concentration of data centers in the world.

You will also learn the latest domestic and global business development opportunities in Asia and around the world.

The Forum speakers include the following:

My Lan Tran, Executive Director-VA Asian Chamber of Commerce will serve as the AAPI Business Forum Moderator. 

Mr. Rick Morris, Business Liaison Officer, Loudoun County Economic Development Authority, will present the region’s latest 

economic growth with a comprehensive update on the newest domestic and international export, investment projects, plans for the future and how entrepreneurs can tap into these opportunities. 

Ms. Rose Hong, President, Global Dragon TV, will lead a discussion with focus on the critical importance of branding and communications skills in winning business and maintaining relationships.

Exhibit Table Opportunity & Sponsorship program: 

Limited exhibit tables are available for supply diversity leaders and service providers (from all industry sectors) interested in outreaching to the Asian American business community.

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. Please contact Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce at [email protected] – Inquire about sponsorship opportunities for this forum and future events.


Virginia Asian Chamber Of Commerce Hosts NOVA AAPI Entrepreneurship Development Forum

Speaker Info:

Rick Morris, Business Development Officer

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

Mr. Rick Morris serves as a business development officer with the responsibility of leading our site selector liaison program, overseeing retail and leading strategic projects for one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S.

Mr. Morris has worked for technology-driven companies including Sprint, Cable & Wireless, Lockheed Martin and Motorola across market segments and industries. His background includes 23 years of extensive international experience working successfully across the globe in a variety of roles including global sales management and business development.

Mr. Morris has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in both Business Administration and Marketing and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.

Rose Hong, CEO, Global Dragon TV

Rose Hong is a published author, TV producer and host. She has a distinguished international business and federal government career spanning over 30 years.

She is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Dragon TV ( Hong has published numerous articles in major newspapers and magazines and has been the Executive Producer and TV Host for several hundred episodes of television programs in the US and China. She also served on a variety of civic and charitable boards including Montero Medical Mission, which conducted medical and education outreaches by sending US volunteer doctors worldwide; and Medical Music Symphonic Group, which services our nation’s veterans and international medical causes.

About Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC) was created in 2004  to promote, advance, and encourage both domestic and international commerce. 

As the Voice of Asian American businesses from Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, The Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama, the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce is the premier Asian Chamber of Commerce in the nation with a successful record in enhancing competitiveness of our growing membership in the Mid Atlantic and Southern U.S States.

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For media inquiries, please contact Media Department, Global Dragon TV at [email protected]

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Company Name: Global Dragon TV
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Phone: 1-703-901-6588
Address:10329 Democracy Lane
City: Fairfax
State: VA
Country: United States