May 14, 2020

Milwaukee, Wis., May 15, 2020 – To help ethnic minority-owned micro-businesses cope with the economic impact of COVID-19, the Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant Initiative is being launched with a total of $2 million to be made available to 1,000 Wisconsin micro-businesses by WEDC.

A business may apply for a one-time grant of $2,000 for short-term operations assistance through Wisconsin’s Collective E...

May 12, 2020

Milwaukee, Wis., May 12, 2020 – The Harbor District and the Hmong WI Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) are partnering to make available an Emergency Loan Fund (COVID-19) at a zero percent interest rate to small businesses located within the Harbor District BID 51. A loan can be in the amount of $5,000 - $10,000. All loans will be processed through HWCC.

These funds are intended only for small businesses n...

March 20, 2020

Milwaukee, Wis., March 20, 2020 – The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) has announced a new Emergency Loan Fund (COVID-19) in response to the negative impact that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on the Wisconsin business community.

“Small businesses all over Wisconsin are being impacted by the Coronavirus and the need for social distancing. Some of the businesses have already started closin...

February 12, 2020

Milwaukee, Wis., February 12, 2020 –  The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) is aware of growing concerns within the Hmong community and beyond regarding news of possible Hmong deportation to Laos by the United States government. The issue of deportation is complex and it is our hope that the U.S. government will consider the major sacrifices the Hmong made to support the U.S. government d...

December 16, 2019

Milwaukee, Wis., December 16, 2019 – The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Maysee Herr as its new Executive Director, effective December 16, 2019. Dr. Herr joins HWCC with a decade of experience with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as Associate Professor to Program Director, and extensive leadership positions serving as Board of Dire...

September 27, 2019

Milwaukee, Wis., September 27, 2019– The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) has named Zongcheng Moua to serve as interim executive director.

“Zongcheng has been a long time HWCC advocate. We are confident he will provide great leadership during this transition period as we seek to find a permanent replacement for May yer who accepted a position with WHEDA,” said Rebecca Yang, co-chair of th...

September 9, 2019

Milwaukee, Wis., September 9, 2019 – The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) announced today that May yer Thao has officially resigned as Executive Director, effective September 8, 2019. As a testament of her transformative work with HWCC, Thao has been selected by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to serve as Assistant Deputy Director for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authorit...

August 2, 2019

The National Chair of the DNC’s Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus, Bel Leong-Hong, met with Hmong business owners and Asian American community leaders in Milwaukee on July 19, to discuss ways to make sure they benefited from the economic impact of the convention next year and were not left behind as the city’s forgotten minority group.

The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) hos...

July 18, 2019

In 2018 Vanexa Yang and Martika Lee co-own and created a unique mobile cocktail catering, beverage & bartending service call Your Bar 2Go.  With their 20 years of collective experience in the wedding, food and beverage industry, they created Your Bar 2Go to fill in the gap to bring more options to personalize bar service to events such like weddings, graduations, reunions, anniversaries, birthdays...

March 1, 2019

Have you ever felt like you have so much more to offer the world- and you are stuck working back office, completing paper work week after week?  In the spring of 2017, I started day dreaming about doing something more….I took a leap of faith and did something for myself that changed my life.  I applied for a position with American Family Insurance, Mica Meunier Lawrence Agency. In my interview wit...

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