YAPA

An organization dedicated to empowering Asian-Americans and serving the communities at large by promoting unity and cultural diversity through education, social networking, leadership development and community service.

YAPA's GOAL:
To serve as a bridge between Eastern and Western cultures, joining various ethnic communities together to share our resources inter-generationally, to create opportunities and effect positive change in the community at large.

AACC Breakfast

October 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

The AACC is hosting a breakfast seminar!  Please see details below.


October Breakfast Seminar

AACC is excited to present to you its October breakfast seminar to be held at 7:30am – 9:00am on October 31, 2014 located at the offices of Stinson Leonard Street at 7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1100 St. Louis, Missouri 63105.  This month, we will have an informative presentation by Ben Burke, of Arch Grants.

Ben Burke is the Director of Entrepreneurship at Arch Grants, a nonprofit, economic development organization fulfilling its mission through entrepreneurship. In 2010, Ben served as Vice President of the Midwest Division of Young Entrepreneurs Across America and led the organization into the Greater St. Louis Area. Previously, Ben served as a teaching assistant in the marketing department and as an Admissions and Student Affairs Representative for the Specialized Masters Programs at Washington University. Ben received his B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication from Illinois State University his M.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies from Olin School of Business at Washington University. Ben is also co-founded Underground Angels, a group whose mission is to connect business minded young professionals with early stage entrepreneurs for the purpose of providing hands-on support.

You won’t want to miss this event!  Should you wish to attend, please RSVP with the link below:


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August 26th, 2014 | No Comments »

A Message from the YAPA Leadership Team

Like many of you, we have been listening carefully and learning as much as we can about the recent events in Ferguson. First and foremost, our thoughts are with those who are grieving during this difficult time. This tragedy has renewed attention to the challenges in our region. We are hoping for a fair and expeditious path to justice and empathize with all who are affected. Meanwhile, we are partnering with local community organizations on ways we can best provide any resources we have to assist the residents and members of the business community. If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you at info@yapastl.org.

AACC St. Louis USA Mission to Hong Kong

August 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce St. Louis is scheduling a mission to Hong Kong’s World SME Expo!

The World SME Expo is a conference aimed to enhance small and medium sized business owners’ competitiveness in the global marketplace. The trip is December 1st to 6th, 2014. See attached fliers for more details.

AACCSTL 2014 December Business Mission to HK (July 24)

WSME 14 – Brochure (Bilingual version)

AACC 1st Annual Golf Gathering

August 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

The first annual AACC Golf Gathering is approaching. Join us for some fun under the sun.
Event includes an authentic Indian lunch, dinner, raffles, and tournament prices.

Time: September 3rd, 2014
Place: Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park
Sign Up: Contact Tanya Charumilind at Tanyac7@gmail.com

Want to be a sponsor? Contact Johnny Wang at Johnny.wang@stlsonleonard.com or 314-259-4531

Dillon BBQ 2014

August 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

We had a grand time at the Dillon BBQ! Checkout our pictures.

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August Events

August 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

Join us for two exciting events!

Repertory Theater Food Truck Event

Come for some delightful food, brought to you by the Repertory Theater.  Attending the event will be “Bombay Food Junkies”, “My Big Fat Greek Truck”, and “Pie O My!”

Also featuring music from WoolfPak.  Come and win tickets to the theater’s upcoming shows! Check out more at Repertory Theater’s website.

Location: 130 Edgar Road, St. Louis MO, 63119
Time: Thursday, August 21, 4 PM – 8 PM

 

Edward Jones Diversity Expo

Location: West Atrium 12555 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63131
Time: Wednesday, August 27th, 4:30 PM

 

 

Making Waves

June 1st, 2014 | No Comments »

We had a grand time at Hiro’s.  Check out our pictures below.

Special thanks to Thong from OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates for these pictures.

Models from our Fashion Show
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Nhi “Kate” showing her strut
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Susan holding a pose
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OCA St. Louis and sponsors
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YAPA Members
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YAPA Fund Raising

May 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

Join YAPA for our Annual Fund Raising Event!

Making Waves: An Evening of Food, Fashion, and FUN Raising

Make a wave of difference by networking with professionals in St. Louis who care about the community! Enjoy a 5-course dinner menu at Hiro Asian Kitchen on Washington Avenue and see what’s trending this summer in professional attire during the Fashion Show from some of the areas most recognized retailers. Following dinner is a Silent Auction that will have you capturing the spirit of St. Louis!

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Date: May 29, 2014
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM

Hiro Restaurant
1405 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Menu includes:
Pork bao,Taiwanese Wok-Stir Rice Noodles with shiitake and mock duck,
Pork belly & Leeks with wok-stir pickled tofu, Malaysian Curry Chicken,
Tofu & Seasonal Vegetables

Click to RSVP

Purchase your tickets no later than Monday, May 26th 2014!

Program:
Doors Open at 5:30PM
Dinner at 6:30PM
Fashion Show at 7PM
Silent Auction at 7:30PM

Pricing:

  • General Admission: $35/person
  • Gold Sponsorship Level: $100
    • VIP seating reservations
    • Individual or Business Name recognized in text on the program and a table card recognition privileges included.
    • This level allows only 1 guest to attend with proof of sponsorship.
  • Platinum Sponsorship Level: $200
    • Same as Gold Sponsorship privileges.
    • VIP seating reservations, a public “shout out” announcement, and 1 additional complimentary ticket.
    • The complimentary ticket requires a discount code entered in a separate transaction. When sponsorship is complete, a YAPA leadership member will contact you with a code to redeem the pass.

Note: This is a cash bar event. Please arrive early for best parking.

Purpose:
To support YAPA as a community resource for anyone interested in staying connected with other professionals, businesses, and community organizations for:

  • Clients who are new to St. Louis looking for a connection in St. Louis
  • For recruiters interested in adding to their talent pool of qualified candidates
  • To branch out to graduating students looking to stay and work in St. Louis.

If you have any questions, please contact YAPA President Thomas Chang at info@yapastl.org.

 

April 10th Networking Event

March 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Join us for our next social networking event!

Time: April 10th, 5 – 7 PM.
Location: Bar Italia in Central West End.
Address: 13 Maryland Plaza, St Louis, MO 63108

Vietnamese Family Dinner

September 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Come to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese family dinner and help out charities.