Overview of the Asian Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of programs to fulfill their mission of promoting economic growth through advocacy for, connections to, and education of small businesses in the Asian Pacific American community in Central Texas. Marina Bhargava will give an overview of the chamber's activities and specific initiatives for minority business certification, starting a business, and international trade with Asia.
About our Speaker:
Marina Bhargava is the President and CEO of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC). She oversees the overall management of the Chamber with specific responsibilities over the Chamber’s grants, program and partnership development, events and execution of the Chamber’s goals and objectives. This includes supporting the City of Austin’s international economic relationships with Asia.
Marina currently serves on the board of Community Advancement Network as well as the Economic Prosperity Commission for the City of Austin, E3 Alliance’s Student Success Strike Force committee, and Austin Community College's Equity Leadership Advisory Team. She is a member of the Austin Area Research Organization’s McBee Fellows Class of 2015, and served on the Mayor's Task Force for Institutional Racism in 2017.
Marina earned her B.A. and M.A. in economics from Northwestern University. Her career has been in a variety of industries, ranging from benefits consulting at Hewitt Associates to family owned plastics manufacturing. Prior to joining the Chamber, she was the Language Access and Outreach Coordinator for Asian Family Support Services of Austin, a domestic violence agency where she created trainings for and built relationships with the various Asian communities in Austin, and recruited and managed 20 contract interpreter advocates.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Directions and Parking to UT Club
Breakfast Fees & Policy