Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Hosts NOVA AAPI Entrepreneurship Development Forum

May is American Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) or “Asian Heritage Month” to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history, culture and achievements of the states -United.

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

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

The AAPI Business Community and Friends Network of GREAT NORTH VIRGINIA-MID ATLANTIC REGION (VA-MD-DC) are invited to attend AAPI NOVA Entrepreneurship Development Forum to learn business strategy and opportunities surrounding NOVA’s rapidly growing AAPI small business community.


AAPI NOVA Entrepreneurship Development Forum


WEATHER: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The Lakehouse Bungalow, 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, focused on learning the best marketing and communications strategies to help small businesses sustain and thrive in the competitive post-COVID marketplace.

How could these marketing and communications principles be used to do business with and in Loudoun County, one of the top-ranked business communities in the United States with one of the most vibrant Asian communities ?

Learn directly from Mr. Rick Morris, Business Development Officer representing the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, about trends, opportunities, prominent business analysis and programs to help business owners do business in the Loundon County.

Learn about the continued growth and innovations of Loundon County’s technology sector and government initiatives to help spur the entrepreneurship that has spawned the highest concentration of data centers in the world.

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

The Forum speakers are:

My Lan Tranexecutive director of the VA Asian Chamber of Commerce will serve as moderator of the AAPI Business Forum.

Mr. Rick MorrisBusiness Liaison Officer, Loudoun County Economic Development Authority, will present the latest

economic growth with a comprehensive update on the latest national and international exports, investment projects, plans for the future and how entrepreneurs can exploit these opportunities.

Ms Rose HongPresident of Global Dragon TV, will lead a discussion focused on the critical importance of branding and communications skills to winning business and maintaining relationships.

Exhibit Table Opportunity and Sponsorship Program:

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

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


Speaker information:

Rick Morris, Business Development Officer

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

Mr. Rick Morris is a Business Development Officer with responsibility for leading our Site Selector Liaison Program, overseeing retail and leading strategic projects for one of the states fastest growing counties -United.

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

Mr. Morris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, in business administration and marketing, and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.

Rose Hong, CEO, Global Dragon TV

Rose Hong is a published author, television producer and host. She has a distinguished career in international affairs and in the federal government that spans more than 30 years.

She is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Dragon TV ( Hong has published numerous articles in major newspapers and magazines and served as an executive producer and television host for several hundred episodes of television programs in the United States and China. She has also served on various civic and charitable boards, including Montero Medical Mission, which conducted medical and educational campaigns by sending American volunteer doctors around the world; and Medical Music Symphonic Group, which serves our nation’s veterans and international medical causes.

About the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce

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

As the voice of Asian American businesses in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce is the nation’s premier Asian Chamber of Commerce with a successful track record in enhancing the competitiveness of our growing membership in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern United States.

For more information, please visit:

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

Media Contact
Company Name: World Dragon Television
Contact person: Media department
E-mail: Send an email
Call: 1-703-901-6588
Address:10329 Path of Democracy
City: Fairfax
State: Virginia
Country: United States

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