The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO), a 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation founded in 1996, is organized exclusively to ease the burden of government, by assisting state agencies which are unfunded or under funded, and the Oregon Office of the Governor Advocate for Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business, to promote trade, tourism and other economic relations between Oregon and the Philippines. logo_paccoThe Chamber also aims to promote economic activities and goodwill among the Asian American communities here in Oregon as well as in the Pacific Northwest. PACCO serves as a clearing house for Philippine-American trade, tourism and economic information, as well as act as liaison for government agencies, providing PACCO members and the community with a direct link toward achieving their full business potential through networking opportunities, referrals, business resources, and business seminars . The Chamber sponsors programs and services designed to give vital information support necessary in the operation of a successful business. Aside from promoting entrepreneurship among the minority, PACCO also has civic activities and projects as well, such as giving away youth scholarships and other fundraising events for the community.