Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 marked one of this year’s biggest events, as the Asian Business Institute and Resource Center (ABIRC) and our partner organizations–Valley Small Business Development Corporation, Fresno Metro Black Chamber, Access Plus Capital, and Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation–were recognized during the “Open for Business” press conference held in downtown Fresno. Wells Fargo has been granted 3.25 million dollars to be used to stimulate the recovery of and sustain small business during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Our executive director, Blong Xiong, spoke at the conference, emphasizing the opportunities and benefits these dollars will bring to our underserved community. That is, individuals who have limited English proficiency and are socially disadvantaged will have a chance to access the financial resources they need to survive and thrive.
Our participation in this event was highlighted in several articles and on many news networks. To view them, click this link: https://linktr.ee/dannyabirc. How this link works is, you first click on it, and you’ll be taken to a page with several “buttons.” You’ll proceed by clicking on any button, and, from there, you’ll be taken to the respective news network cite or article.