Represent Asian American Voice

Meetings with Government Officials and Congress Members 

CAABO has joined various meetings with key federal and local government officials as an official partner of the Asian/Pacific American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE).

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Ms. Chiling Tong and Mr. Shau-Wai Lam (far right), co-chairpersons of CAABO at the ACE – U.S. Small Business  Administration (SVA) MOU Ceremony in May 2013.

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 Meeting with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on July, 2013. (Photo from ACE:

10.9.2014 WHIAAPI ACE MOU Ceremony

On November 13, 2014, ACE signed a MOU with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) to collaboratively work on business and trade missions.


 Ms. Chiling Tong, Co-Chairperson of CAABO and Mr. Jimmy Ferguson, Chairman of ACE in a the meeting with Ms. Alejandra Castillo, National Director of the Minority Business Development (MBDA), and the agency’s key staff members.

January 29, 2014.

5.5. 2014 ACE MBDA Roundtable



At the business roundtable: hosted by MBDA, the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islander (WHIAAPI), and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Ms. Chiling Tong, co-Chairperson of CAABO, and Mr. David Ho at the reception at U.S. Department of Commerce after the roundtable.

May 5, 2014.


Photo Credit: China Millennium Council

ACE Hill Visit on May 13, 2015 to  to advocate for House & Senate passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP and renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority TPA legislation


ACE-Minority Business Development Agency at the U.S. Department of Commerce MOU Ceremony on May 19, 2016


MBDA’s first-ever National Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Business Summit co-hosted with WHIAAPI and sponsored by ACE on May 25, 2016.

Meetings with ACE & Networking with Asian American Business Leaders

CAABO Board of Directors and volunteer staffers represent CAABO at ACE Board meetings and networking events with Asian American business and community leaders from across the country. These meetings provide opportunities to exchange new ideas and innovative thinking and address the needs of Asian American businesses in the U.S. One of CAABO’s most important objectives is to maintain and develop its relationship with local business and community leaders.



Visiting the Toyota Museum in California



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Visiting Warner Brothers Studio

On February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles

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             ACE Meeting & Networking in Washington D.C.

Ms. Chiling Tong, co-Chairperson of CAABO and Policy Committee Chair of ACE, provides advice on policy priorities for Asian American businesses.

May 4, 2014 in Washington D.C.

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ACE Welcome Dinner & Meeting: Sponsored by State Farm & Accenture.

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CAABO co-Chairpersons visits the Accenture Headquarter Innovation Center in Chicago.

August 7, 2014 in Chicago


CAABO co-Chairpersons at ACE Welcome Dinner & Meeting in Los Angeles on March 19, 2016