The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Lunar New Year Gala on from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Horseshoe Casino ballroom on Jan. 31. The chamber will celebrate the coming of the Year of the Horse with an auction, Asian cuisine and traditional performances. Also, former Toledo Mayor Michael P. Bell will speak on his story of bringing more than $10 million in Chinese investment to his city since 2011. The event will prove to be a grand display of Asian culture and tradition for the biggest holiday of the year in the Far East.
Attire is business or cocktail and the evening’s proceedings will go as such (subject to change):
- 5:30 to 6:10 pm: Registration, Networking, Auction and Lion Dance Prelude
- 6:15 to 8:00 pm: Dining on Asian Cuisine, Networking and Michael Bell Speech
- 8:05 to 9:00 pm: Beijing Storytelling (Kuai ban shu), Guzheng (Chinese Harp) and Sounds of Joy (choir) performances
If your’e a long-time confidant of the Chinese chamber, you may be saying to yourself, “What’s happening to the chamber’s web site?” And if you’re new to the chamber, then you might wonder why our web site is so sparse.
Allow me to answer that for you.
The Chinese chamber promotes trade between our region and China, strengthening exports and creating jobs. We also work to increase visibility of Asian professionals in the community.
According to the International Trade Association, the Cincinnati metropolitan area exported $20 billion in 2012, ranking 16th in the nation. China was a major recipient.