Rene Calandria

Rene Calandria

President's 2014 Welcome

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Metro DC (PACC-DC).

PACC-DC takes pride in its core mission of trying to promote the Filipino –American Small Business owners within the local community through Business Networking events and Community Outreach.

Last year, we celebrated the 20 years Anniversary of the Chamber.  Through the years, our commitment and dedication to our philosophy did not only strengthen our organization but made us proud of our values and business ethics.

Our Networking events and activities this year will not only reflect the dynamics and mission/vision of PACC-DC but we will try to expand our horizon by getting involved in community building.  As I said it during my inaugural message, “It is only by expanding the conceptual framework of our mission that we are able to sow the “seeds of awareness and trust” within the community. When trust has taken its roots within the locals then we start to build our database of future clients and loyal customers. It is by being actively and passionately involved in the community that we are able to give back to that same community that has given us so much and has inspired and encouraged us to aspire and realize our American dream.”

I believe that your presence and involvement in our organization will help us realize our target and projection for the year.  Your talent and expertise will not only shape our presence in the Filipino American community of Metro DC but you will become an active player in the business and local community.

Again, my warmest WELCOME!!!



President, PACC-DC