rey_andresThe Asian Business Association of Orange County has been for the past many years been at the  forefront  of educating its members on how to navigate the complex business environment of Orange County through its signature information-laden events where participants gain more in experience and strategies on how to navigate their businesses to a solid ground.

This year’s Business Matching and Procurement Conference on August 26 at the Wyndham Hotel in Garden Grove will be no different from the previous renditions where an avenue will made available to the attendees composed of Purchasing and Procurement Personnel, Supply and Chain Logistics and Contract Managers a once-a-year opportunity to be more effective at what they do.

Asian Business Association Mixer: A newly accepted member of the Asian Business Association of Orange County acknowledges his acceptance into one of Orange County’s most active associations of business entrepreneurs at a recent mixer of the group as Christine Tang, ABAOC Membership Chair and Tom Nguyen, current ABAOC president, second and third from left) listen.

Asian Business Association Mixer: A newly accepted member of the Asian Business Association of Orange County acknowledges his acceptance into one of Orange County’s most active associations of business entrepreneurs at a recent mixer of the group as Christine Tang, ABAOC Membership Chair and Tom Nguyen, current ABAOC president, second and third from left) listen.

Through this annual event, participants which organizers expect to reach the 300-mark  this year, will be an opportunity for them to have better tools for certification, provide them the  opportunity to team-up with right partners, develop the necessary skills to write award-winning proposals, gain a better understanding of the supply chain phenomenon and sharpen their sales pitches and get better feedbacks.

The trade exposition which has been part of the annual event, will give corporate buyers and small business owners an opportunity to make known the products and services they are offering. Similarly, primary and sub-contractors will be taught how to do business with large corporations and government agencies.

CCF Medical Mission: An eight-member mission team from Cornerstone Christian Fellowship of Orange County under the leadership of Senior Pastor Joan Martinez (second from left) and CCF Education Minister Gigi Cabrillos (fifth from left) visited Iloilo and Negros Occidental in June for the first time for medical mission and evangelism activities. They were assisted by their local counterparts,  some of whom joined them in this picture, from the Livingstone Dialysis Center and Livingstone Baptist Church.  The local Fil-Am church based in Fullerton plans a repeat of the mission in 2016.(photo grab from CCF Facebook page)

CCF Medical Mission: An eight-member mission team from Cornerstone Christian Fellowship of Orange County under the leadership of Senior Pastor Joan Martinez (second from left) and CCF Education Minister Gigi Cabrillos (fifth from left) visited Iloilo and Negros Occidental in June for the first time for medical mission and evangelism activities. They were assisted by their local counterparts, some of whom joined them in this picture, from the Livingstone Dialysis Center and Livingstone Baptist Church. The local Fil-Am church based in Fullerton plans a repeat of the mission in 2016.(photo grab from CCF Facebook page)

Organizers view the annual event as a way of promoting community diversity which the business environment of Orange County is known for and one of the many factors responsible for the successful economic rebound of the local economy.

The day-long event will also provide the opportunity for business relationships to grow which in the long term will benefit Orange County’s economic players as well as the county itself.

Close to a dozen local businesses many of which are bywords in the economic arena view the event as something worthy of  their support and that which also recognizes the efforts of ABAOC which is handling the conference under the leadership of Ms.Gloria Rull of New York Life and former president of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County and Ms. Lily Otieno of Infinity Business Solutions who serve as co-chairs of the event. Others in the team include Tom Nguyen of Wincorp Solution, Sun Hi Ahn, and Maria Dumatol.

Local businesses supporting the event as sponsors and partners include Disneyland Resort, The Walt Disney Company, Southern Airline, Verizon, Wells Fargo Bank, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, Metropolitan Water District, Orange County Transportation Authority and Walmart.

The ABAOC is a nonprofit organization established in 1992  which has since become California’s “most active Asian business association in terms of active membership and over-all reach to its member business-owners”.  The organization represents over 100,000 Asian businesses in Orange County.