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 Partner 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
  • California Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Alliance
    cadvbe.org
  • California Economic Development Council
    caled.org
  • Council of Asian American Business Associations
    caaba.org
  • Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

www.ushcc.com

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 Chamber of Commerce (Fresno)
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 of 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

Rogue Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Medford)
www.sohispanicyellowpages.com

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (Portland)
www.hmccoregon.com

Washington

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

North Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Wenatchee)
www.ncwhcc.org
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Yakima County (Yakima)
www.yakimahispanicchamber.com

 

  • National Association for Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

NAWBO – Boise

http://www.nawbo-boise.org

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

  • 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

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.

  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
    ebmud.com
  • S. Small Business Administration

www.sba.gov

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
Federal Agency Advocates for Women
www.sba.gov/gc/wobadvocates.html
Small Disadvantaged Business Information
www.sba.gov/sdb

  • 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 Counties

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.

International Partners

  • WBECanada

www.wbecanada.org

www.weconnectinternational.org/india