Hard works… Pay off!

Today, Zia picked up his first paycheck. After many months, ABIRC and the University of Cooperative California Extension, Fresno has helped Zia become an official vendor for the Fresno Unified School District. The first order of Thai chili was distributed at the Nutrition Center and will soon be cooked into sweet and chili sauce. In the[…]

Final Cohort Meeting (3)

Last Cohort Meeting

Asian Business Institue and Resource Center are proud of our first Hmong Leadership Cohort for their time and effort by attending all of the workshops provided by ABIRC. The final workshop of the first Hmong Leadership Cohort ended with councilmember Esmeralda Soria updating the cohort about the importance of the 2020 Census, more Asian businesses contracting[…]

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Meeting with Jim Costa

July 8, 2019, Asian Business Institute and Resource Center hosted a meeting with Congressmen Jim Costa. Attendees including members from Lao Veterans of America Institue, Greater Health Fresno, Valley Small Business Development Corporation, Asian Business Institute and Resource Center, and local Southeast Asian farmers and small business owners voiced their concerns and opinions about current[…]

Thai Chili Sauce

Fresno Unified School District Thai Chili Taste Test

July 9, 2019, ABIRC along with Zia Thae Farms and  University of California Cooperative Extension arrived at the Fresno Unified School District Nutrition Center to discuss with the representatives of The FUSD’s Purchasing and Food Program about a Thai Chili dish. Chef Eli at the Nutrition Center created two recipes with the Thai Chili consisting of[…]

Cohort Meeting

Cohort Meeting about Funding

June 25th, 2019, The sixth meeting of the first Hmong Cohort was held at Valley Small Business Development Corp. With three guest speakers who were Erica Cabrera from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Bryn Forhan from The Forhan Company who also represents Chevron, and Kee Xiong from Pacific Western Bank spoke about the process of[…]


Fresno Unified School District Tour

To further support the discussions of a Farm to School program between Fresno Unified School District and the South East Asian Farmers, Asian Business Institute and Resource Center took local South East Asian Farmers to tour FUSD Nutrition Center. The tour of FUSD Nutrition Center was to inform the local South East Asian Farmers on[…]


New Police Chief Search

  May 23, 2019, City of Fresno hosted a meeting at the Fresno Center to discuss with the Hmong community about selecting a new police chief. Many responses from the Hmong community consisted of hiring more Hmong staff and active community engagement. Over 50 attendants from different Hmong organizations including the Asian Business Institute and[…]

Farm Tour

Farm Tour with Fresno Unified School District

April 26, 2019, Representatives from Fresno Unified School District’s Purchasing and Food program and the University of California of Cooperative Extension toured Zia Thae Farms with the guidance of ABIRC. With the tour, ABIRC’s goal is to create a Farm to School program with local South East Asian Farmers. The goal is to create a[…]

Heart to Heart Family Care Center, LLC

Heart to Heart Family Care Center, LLC

May 2, 2019, Asian Business Institute and Resource Center (ABIRC) has successfully connected Heart to Heart Family Care Center, LLC. to Valley Small Business District Corporation (VSBDC). This opportunity allowed Heart to Heart Family Care Center, LLC. to receive the operating loan that they needed to open their business. ABIRC is excited and proud that[…]