FACCOC is a non-profit organization for Filipino-American entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals that are committed to promote domestic and international business interests for its members by providing a host of wide ranging benefits, services, programs, workshops, and training.
Our mission is four-fold and serves as the backbone for the growth of our members’ businesses and their respective communities by:
Being the voice of businesses in the Filipino-American community and promoting prosperity in the region.
Providing timely, relevant, and valuable training and networking opportunities that promote wellness, fellowship, teamwork, leadership development, and entrepreneurship.
Championing favorable economic environment and high quality of life through advocacy to foster a dynamic business climate in which our members can grow and prosper.
Promoting Orange County as the ideal destination for establishing and growing businesses.
The year 1994 marks a significant year for the Filipino-American business community in Orange County. A cohesive, united and vibrant Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (FACCOC) was formed. The necessity came about as business professionals sought opportunities to network, collaborate and build camaraderie with like-minded individuals.
As a realtor, mortgage broker and restaurant owner, Nolan Alejandro got invited and attended the Orange County Minority Business Council Meeting held on October 1994. To his surprise, the Filipino Entrepreneurs were the only ones not represented as a chamber. Upon much prodding and encouragement from all minority council members, the idea of a Fil Am Chamber of Commerce of Orange County was conceived. Nolan called on Dr. Carmelita Co-Casquejo and both started the ball rolling to establish the professional link of the Chamber.
The result – a diverse, talented, passionate and highly motivated group of professionals that contribute in adding value to the communities that they serve. The evolution came about immediately as the organization learned to collaborate its efforts with other Chambers, public officials, community leaders and selected sponsors to expand its efforts and reach.
Since then, the chamber has conducted educational business seminars, mixers as well as social and family affairs. It has also participated in community service activities benefiting our countrymen. Today, FACCOC continues its traditions of making positive contributions to the communities it serves.
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