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Asian Business Association & Mission Driven Finance Launch Region’s First Asian Pacific Islander Impact Fund Dedicated to Small Businesses

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 19, 2019) - Asian Business Association San Diego (ABASD) and locally-based impact investment firm Mission Driven Finance launch the region’s first Asian Pacific Islander (API) Impact Fund. The “AdvanceAPI Fund” will support economic security and advancement of San Diego’s API community through access to capital and workforce development for small businesses alongside Mission Driven Finance’s existing Advance strategy.

Asian Business Association Expands SBDC Partnership With $200,000 In Grant Funding

(October 28, 2019) - Through a renewed commitment of a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation, Asian Business Association San Diego (ABASD) has leveraged an additional $50,000 match from the US Small Business Administration, and an additional $100,000 match from the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program.

Asian Business Association, Black Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Form Strategic Alliance

SAN DIEGO (October 10, 2019) - San Diego County’s three largest ethnic chambers of commerce have formally agreed upon a partnership memorandum of understanding (MOU), forming a Strategic Alliance. Together, all three organizations represent the interests of tens-of-thousands of local businesses.