About Us

Who We Are

The CalAsian Chamber of Commerce operates the Sacramento Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center under a cooperative agreement with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) of the U.S Department of Commerce. The Sacramento MBDA Business Center provides minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and other small entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. 

Our Mission

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) mission is to foster the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority-owned. MBDA accomplishes its mission by facilitating transactions through referrals, business consulting, contract bid/proposal preparation, loan packaging, and/or matching contract opportunities and capital sources (i.e. loans, equity, bonding, etc.). In addition, MBDA helps clients to achieve their growth objectives by connecting them with prospective strategic partners through business-to-business matching, teaming arrangements, joint ventures, or other strategic advisory services.

Meet Our Team

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Maye Saephanh

Director
Maye is the Director for the Sacramento MBDA Business Center and the Vice President of Global & Domestic Programs at CalAsian Chamber of Commerce. Her role includes providing oversight, strategic planning and direction, and management of all projects implemented by the business center.
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Cassie Fortes

Program Development Officer
In her role as Program Development Officer, Cassie develops partnerships with organizations and subject matter experts to plan and execute activities to serve potential and existing clients.
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Mariana Guevara

Business Development Specialist
Mariana works as a Business Development Specialist providing personalized technical assistance, and supporting minority business enterprises (MBEs) to increase participation in opportunities.

Careers

We are looking for hard-working, community-minded people to help achieve our vision. Here are our current job openings:

Business Development Specialist
(MBDA Business Center)

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