The Chamber was founded in 2017, by five original members: Peter Pham, Kim Pham, Li Pham, Brad Hoang, and Hoai Hoang. The official goal and mission of the ACCA is "To educate and make recommendations and implementation regarding the business community and representing them in city, parish, and state legislative and political affairs, regarding resources and capacity issues, as well as develop a framework to build an advocacy network for the Asian community. Our mission is to provide business, social, and professional members of ACCA a voice in the community while maximizing business opportunities, professional services, and business development within the nine parishes of Acadiana."
The Asian Chamber of Commerce of Acadiana, Inc. (ACCA) is a diverse, multicultural group focused on increasing business with the Asian community locally, as well as providing the overall economic prosperity within the nine parishes of Acadiana; which are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion.
The ACCA has a volunteer board of directors who represent various Asian ethnicities, as well as those who are interested in Asian business and cultures. The Chamber is incorporated as a non-profit corporation and is qualified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(6) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.