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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