Afghan American Business alliance


Afghan American Business Alliance Membership

The Afghan American Business Alliance welcomes your participation in sharing your vision in business and community excellence.

We welcome membership from diverse audiences, including:

  • Companies interested in investing or doing business in the United States.
  • Companies interested in investing or doing business in Afghanistan.
  • S Businesses owned by Afghan Americans.
  • Organization, Institution interested in U.S Afghan economic relations and economic development.
  • Individuals Interested in learning and doing business in the U.S.

Membership Benefit

  1. Access to a growing network of companies and institutions that provides access to the resources needed to find partners, project financing, and services for business development.
  2. Guidance on financing and funding through agencies such as SBA, private investment corporations, and more.
  3. Introducing new business and investment opportunities in the United States, Afghanistan, and the Middle East.
  4. Opportunities to contribute ideas, concerns, experience, and knowledge by networking mixers and workshops.
  5. Opportunities to meet with influential and relevant Afghan US officials
  6. Participating in all AABA networking mixers, seminars, matchmaking conferences, and annual cultural events.
  7. Opportunities to meet with AABA partners and overseas members.
  8. Promote your business in AABA events, websites, and social media. And more

By being an AABA member, your business will be part of a premier organization that serves a diverse membership of businesses, industries, and communities. As a member, your business enterprise will have a perfect opportunity to showcase your products and expertise during various Afghan American Business Alliance events.

Business Membership Categories

  • GOLD  $299 (10- 50 EMPLOYEES)
  • SILVER $199 (1-10 EMPLOYEES)

Business Membership Categories

 Professionals Membership $150

The Afghan American Business Alliance tailor its services to meet the specific needs of its professional category members. Here are some services that may be particularly beneficial for professional category members:

  • Specialized networking events: Hosting events focused on the needs and interests of specific professional categories, such as legal, healthcare, or finance professionals.
  • Industry-specific resources: Providing access to industry-specific research, trends, and best practices to help members stay informed and competitive.
  • Continuing education: Offering professional development opportunities, such as workshops, webinars, and certification programs, tailored to the needs of different professional categories.
  • Referral networks: Facilitating referrals and business opportunities among members within the same professional category or related industries.
  • Mentorship programs: Establish mentorship programs where experienced professionals can guide and support newer members within the same field.
  • Recognition and awards: Recognizing outstanding achievements and contributions within each professional category through awards and recognition programs.
  • Specialized marketing and promotion: Offering targeted marketing and promotional opportunities to help professional category members reach their target audience.

Individuals $99

Individual members of the Afghan American Business Alliance are comprised of entrepreneurs, professionals without a formal business entity, retirees, and community members who support the Alliance’s mission and initiatives. Services provided to individual members:

  • networking opportunities.
  • educational workshops and seminars.
  • access to resources and information.
  • Advocacy on behalf of local businesses.
  • promotional and marketing assistance.
  • Discounts on various products and services through partnerships with local businesses.

Student $50

Afghan American Business Alliance provides services that cater to the student’s educational and professional development needs, such as:

  •  Mentorship Programs: Pair students with experienced professionals in their field of interest to provide guidance, advice, and support.
  • Internship Opportunities: Facilitate connections with local businesses and organizations to offer internship placements for students to gain practical experience in their chosen field.
  • Educational Workshops and Seminars: Organizing workshops and seminars on resume building, interview skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and career development.
  • Networking Events: Hosting networking events specifically tailored to students, where they can connect with professionals, potential employers, and peers.
  • Job Fairs and Career Expos: Organizing job fairs and career expos to connect students with local businesses and employers looking to hire interns or entry-level employees.
  • Access to Resources: Access to job listings, industry reports, business publications, and online learning platforms to help students further their education and career goals.
  • Community Engagement Opportunities: Offering opportunities for students to get involved in community service projects, volunteer initiatives, and civic engagement activities to develop leadership skills and give back to the community.

Nonprofit Organization $125

For nonprofit organizations that are members of AABA. We offer services that support their unique needs and goals. Here are some services that AABA provides:

  • Advocacy and Representation: Advocate on behalf of nonprofit members to local government bodies, policymakers, and other stakeholders to address issues affecting the nonprofit sector and promote their interests
  •  Networking and Collaboration Opportunities: Facilitate networking events, workshops, and forums where nonprofit members can connect, collaborate, and share best practices with each other and with other sectors of the business community.
  • Access to Resources: Provide access to grant opportunities, funding sources, technical assistance, toolkits, templates, and online resources to support nonprofit members in achieving their missions and goals.
  • Marketing and Promotion Support: Assist nonprofit members with marketing and promotion efforts by featuring their events, programs, and initiatives on the chamber’s website, social media channels, newsletters, and other communication platforms.
  • Collaboration with Business Members: Facilitate partnerships and collaborations between nonprofit and business members to support community development initiatives, corporate social responsibility programs, and joint projects that benefit the local community.
  • Recognition and Awards: Recognize and celebrate the contributions of nonprofit members through awards, honors, and recognition programs that highlight their impact and achievements in the community.
    By providing these services, the Afghan American Business Alliance can support the critical work of nonprofit organizations, strengthen their capacity to serve the community, and foster collaboration and partnerships that benefit the local economy and society
Membership Requirements

To become a member of the Afghan American Business Alliance, interested businesses must meet the following requirements:
1. Eligibility: AABA believes in diversity; any business owned by individuals of any ethnicity can obtain membership.
2. Legal Status: The business must be legally registered and in good standing with all relevant government authorities.
3. Business Type: The Alliance accepts membership from a diverse range of businesses including but not limited to: startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), corporations, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students and Professionals.
4. Commitment to Values: Members must align with the mission and values of the Afghan American Business Alliance, which may include fostering economic development, promoting entrepreneurship, and supporting the Afghan-American business community.
5. Membership Dues: Businesses are required to pay annual membership dues, the amount of which may vary depending on the size and type of the business.
6. Application Process: Prospective members must complete and submit a membership application form, providing relevant information about their business, ownership, and contact details.
7. Approval: Membership applications are subject to review and approval by the Afghan American Business Alliance.
8. Renewal: Membership is typically renewed annually, and members are expected to continue meeting the Alliance’s requirements and actively participating in its activities.
By fulfilling these requirements, businesses can become valued members of the Afghan American Business Alliance and contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Afghan-American
business community.
The Afghan American Business Alliance reserves the right to revoke membership privileges if members fail to comply with the above requirements

Membership Application