As the American Arab Chamber of Commerce completes its 14th year, we see a growing and energized Arab American business community. The goals for which the Chamber was established in 1992 are as vital today as they were at the Chamber's founding: help Arab American businesses grow and flourish. The founders hoped to create an organization that would elevate the stature of Arab American businesses, build alliances with the larger corporations and provide products and services that help the Arab American business bottom line.
By extension, the work of advocating for Arab American businesses has had the effect of uplifting the Arab American community at large. The well being of the community has a direct impact of the financial health of the businesses that operate there.
We welcome your comments on our new website and on ways the Chamber can continue to serve the needs of the Arab American business community. Thank you for supporting the American Arab Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber promotes and assists member businesses, here and abroad. The Chamber provides referrals, minority business certification, Arab-American vendor invitations for lucrative public and private sector projects, networking opportunities, business and cultural training, import and export assistance, document certification, communications, group health insurance, and savings on common expenses.
In 1989, a core group of Arab-American business owners laid the groundwork for the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, formalized in 1992. The Chamber fosters trade between Michigan-based companies and businesses in the Middle East. The Chamber provides international referrals, market and trade know-how, trade and diplomatic missions, and complete spectrum advocacy for members locally, nationally and internationally.
With the AACC paving the way, Michigan's Arab-American business community is one of the nation's most economically and culturally affluent, setting a model precedent.