Astra’s Community Partner Organizations

To further its mission of championing growth-oriented women business enterprises, Astra works with businesses, government agencies and supporting organizations that share its commitment to helping women-owned businesses succeed.

Astra’s community partners are excellent local and national resources, and offer WBEs opportunities to expand their network of business connections.

If you are a business or government organization and would like to partner with Astra, please complete the Partnership Form.

Business Organizations

Astra’s community partners are working to increase support and education for women business enterprises, and provide access to procurement and networking opportunities for a wide variety of businesses.

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
aicccal.org
Asian Business Association of Los Angeles
aba-la.org
Asian, Inc.
asianinc.org
California Black Chamber of Commerce
calbcc.org
Disabled Veterans Business Alliance – California Chapters
cadvbe.org
California Economic Development Council
caled.org
Northern California Minority Business Enterprise Center
yanhuali [@] norcalmbec.com

Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
WRMSDC.org
Renaissance Center
rencenter.org
Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce
blackchamber.com
S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
www.uspaacc.com

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

WBENC and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in February of 2004, which states that WBENC is the certification of choice for all Latina women-owned businesses.

California

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (Sacramento)
www.cahcc.com
Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Fresno)
www.cchcc.net
Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation
www.fahcc.org
Greater Corona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Corona)
www.gchcc.com
Greater San José Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
www.gsjhcc.org
Guatemalan American Chamber of Commerce (San Francisco)
mayachb [@] yahoo.com
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-Alameda County (Oakland)
www.hccac.net
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County (Walnut Creek)
www.h5c.org
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin County (San Rafael)
www.hccmarin.com
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley (San José)
www.hccsv.org
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County (Santa Rosa)
www.hcc-sc.org/
Latin American & Caribbean Business Chamber of Commerce (Vallejo)
www.latcarbcc.com
Latin American Business Chamber of Commerce (San Francisco)
www.latcarbcc.com
Nicaraguan American Chamber of Commerce (San Francisco)
www.nicamerccnc.com
North Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Yuba City)
www.nvhcc.org
Northern Region Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Berkeley)
www.facebook.com/northernchcc
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
www.sachcc.org
San Mateo County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Millbrae)
www.smchcc.com
Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Fairfield)
www.solanohispanicchamber.com

Idaho

Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Boise)
www.idahohcc.org

Oregon

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (Portland)
www.hmccoregon.com
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Pasco)
www.tricitieshispanicchamber.com

Washington

North Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Wenatchee)
www.ncwhcc.org
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Yakima County (Yakima)
www.yakimahispanicchamber.com
Insight Center for Community Economic Development
insightcced.org

National Association For Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

NAWBO – California
www.nawbo.ca.org
NAWBO – Inland Northwest
http://www.nawbonw.org
NAWBO – Sacramento Valley
www.nawbo-sac.org
NAWBO – San Francisco Bay Area
www.nawbo-sfba.org
NAWBO – Silicon Valley
www.nawbo-sv.org

Government Agency Partners

Astra and its government agency partners share a common mission: to help start, maintain and expand women-owned businesses. Astra maintains relationships with the following government agencies, and are actively looking to build new alliances with state and local bodies within our territory. To join Astra as an Agency Partner, download and complete the Agency Member Application Form.

State Certification Agencies

Astra is actively seeking relationships with state agencies to create a fast track process for Astra-certified women-owned businesses applying for state certification.

Local Cities and Councils

Astra is actively seeking relationships with city and county agencies to create a fast track process for Astra-certified women-owned businesses applying for state certification.

Small Business Administration

Astra and the SBA have a formal commitment to support and advance the other’s mission and interests. SBA support of Astra includes organizing and sponsoring matchmaker events, and collaborating on programming and activities.

Women in Business Resources
www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness
Small Disadvantaged Business Information
www.sba.gov/sdb

International Partners

WBECanada
www.wbecanada.org
WEConnect International – Europe
weconnecteurope.org.
WEConnect – Canada
http://weconnectinternational.org/en/canada
WeConnect – India
www.weconnectinternational.org/india