File #: 220860    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/20/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Recognizing and commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Driscoll, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson
Attachments: 1. Signature22086000
Recognizing and commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia.

WHEREAS, The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (AACCGP) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by Narasimha "Nick" Shenoy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, Regarded as one of the most influential Asian Americans in Pennsylvania, Mr. Shenoy founded the Chamber with the very purpose of helping Asian Americans become financially and socially successful; and

WHEREAS, For the past decade, the Chamber under his leadership has been the voice representing 13,000 Asian-owned businesses in Philadelphia and has fostered many important relationships Asian Americans and Non-Asian communities; and

WHEREAS, The Chambers' main mission is to provide technical assistance and educational services to the start-ups, and advocate for the growth of Asian American businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals. The Asian business community in Philadelphia represents a great diversity of Afghan, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Burmese, Indonesian, Pakistani, Laotian businesses to name a few; and

WHEREAS, Over the years, the Chamber has served as the liaison between the Federal, State and local governments and other Chambers of Commerce, nonprofit organizations and promoted awareness of the challenges Asian American businesses have as well as wealth and opportunities they bring to the Greater Philadelphia area; and

WHEREAS, The Chamber's collaborative work and the tireless advocacy with the Diverse Chambers Coalition and the Inclusive Growth Coalition led to the passage of the Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT) and wage tax reduction bills in the Summer of 2022 which will greatly aid small businesses in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, AACCGP's motto is "Making Connections that Matter" which is reflected in all the programs and networking initiatives it offers...

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