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About Us

Our vision for Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads (ABAHR) is to have integrated and successful Asian Businesses that enrich the lives of every person in Hampton Roads.

The mission of the Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads (ABAHR) is to strengthen the Asian Businesses of Hampton Roads by promoting Economic Growth, Development and Integration with Diversity and Inclusion while honoring our Cultures.

ABAHR was originally formed in 2010 as the Asian Association of Hampton Roads. In August 2012 it became the Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads to further define its role as a business organization.  Easily explained, ABAHR is a business network.  ABAHR's board of directors and general membership consist of business and community leaders of different backgrounds from all corners of the greater Hampton Roads region of Virginia. 

"Strength in Unity, Innovation through Diversity"is the motto of ABAHR, adopted at its founding in April 2010.

ABAHR's Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
ABAHR Board of Directors, Members, and Guests during 2018 Annual Meeting at NAWAB Indian Cuisine

ABAHR Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consist of business and community leaders from different backgrounds.  Meet our 2018-2019 Board of Directors.

ABAHR Vision 2020

Program Development:

  1. 1st Generation Business Owners
  2. Children of 1st Generation
  3. Seniors of 1st Generation
  4. Leadership Development of 1st and 2nd Generations
  5. Bridging and integration of Asian businesses and American businesses.
  6. Procurement Business Development
  7. Import/Export Business Development

Organization History

2012-2013 Mission Objectives

At the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Membership held at Aloft Hotel in Chesapeake, Virginia in May 2012, at the passing of the gavel from incumbent President Ron Suzuki (AAHR's 2nd President) to Tim Bradshaw, new directives were established for the Third Year of the Association.  Learn More >

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