• History


    Brown Palace Hotel 1892

    The Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC) was founded as a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization February of 1984 in Denver, Colorado, with the mission to promote awareness of and to assist in the economic development of the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) business community in Colorado. In 1990 the Asian Chamber of Commerce became a partner in the Minority and Women’s Chamber Coalition, which includes the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Hispanic Chamber, Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.  In 2019, ACC moved offices to its current site at the Diverse Business Center at the  American Red Cross Building on 444 Sherman St., Denver, along with the other Chambers in the Coalition.

    For over 40 years, the ACC has been a  visible and effective collaborative partner with many  Federal, State and Municipal economic development offices.  The ACC also maintains partnerships with national AANHPI groups (i.e., National Asian Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development), and the international offices of Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong. 

    The ACC has been a strong partner to our Corporate Members by providing support to employee resource groups or affinity groups and presenting AANHPI culturally relevant training.  Additionally, the ACC collaborates with corporate supplier diversity and procurement departments to ensure equitable opportunity for AANHPI contracts.  The ACC also acts as an important mutual source of connection – a link to the AANHPI Business and Cultural Communities. The Asian Chamber of Commerce aims to support the Colorado Asian American Pacific Islander community and demonstrate how we can collaborate to achieve a positive outcome for all. As the AANHPI community continues to grow in Colorado, so has the awareness for those to learn and understand this community’s vital impact on Colorado’s economy and cultural diversity.