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Spotlight on Commerce: Joannie Chin, Deputy Director, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Ed. Note: This post if part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog by Joannie Chin, Deputy Director, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology I grew up in a suburb on the east side of Cleveland (which I feel compelled to...

Commerce Showcases Contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Businesses on the U.S. Economy

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with a day-long celebration Tuesday, May 15 featuring remarks from White House officials, panels focused on supplier partnerships and procurement, as well as discussions on the successes and challenges for millennial Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)....

Spotlight on Commerce: Jennifer Rimbach, Access to Capital Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Jennifer Rimbach, Access to Capital Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) I’ve never been a fan of labels. Perhaps that’s why it wasn’t...

Spotlight on Commerce: Laura Shin, Deputy Chief, Federal Assistance Law Division, Office of General Counsel

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Laura Shin, Deputy Chief, Federal Assistance Law Division, Office of General Counsel During this Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we recognize the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Melvin Tabilas Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Melvin Tabilas Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) As a Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs...

Spotlight on Commerce: George Mui, Senior Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by George Mui, Senior Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) As a Senior Business Development specialist and global strategist...

Spotlight on Commerce: Angela Nguyen, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Angela Nguyen, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As a Primary Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I am...

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency Hosts 2017 National AAPI Business Summit

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) hosted the National Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Summit at the Department of Commerce. The event recognized Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an annual...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Today marks the beginning of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month. In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to...