The Women’s Fund presents “A Conversation with Lisa Ling” on March 25, at Memorial Hall. Lisa, a groundbreaking journalist and human rights activist, is coming to Cincinnati. Tickets are available at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
On Friday Feb. 6, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce held its festive and successful annual Lunar New Year’s Gala at the Horseshoe Casino. More than two-hundred guests attended the event.
Our guests were greeted by the beautifully decorated Horseshoe Casino banquet hall and a warm reception by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, volunteers and staff. After a short networking cocktail hour, the guests were dazzled by the traditional lion dancers as they drummed to scare away evil spirits and kicked off the Gala for the New Year.
Michael Kou, Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, offered his opening remarks welcoming everyone to the Gala. Cincinnati City Councilwomen Amy Murray then presented the City’s Proclamation commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Chamber’s existence. This was followed by a speech of recognition and support by Dr. Santa J. Ono, the President of the University of Cincinnati—the only academic institution that is a diamond level member to the Chinese Chamber. Also in attendance to the Gala are honored guests such as Chief Michael Bell, former Toledo Mayor, and representatives from the Detroit Chinese Business Association.
While the guests enjoyed delicious Asian-inspired cuisines prepared by the Horseshoe Casino, Mr. Peter Landgren, Dean of College Conservatory of Music, introduced the evening’s featured performers, international award winning violinist Yang Liu and his pianist wife I-Hsuan Tsai (Olivia), to the stage. Yang and Olivia dazzled our guests with Polonaise in A Major by Wieniawski and Paganini’s Cantabile. They also performed a few emotional pieces written by a Chinese composer Sicong Ma including the “Nostalgia for Violin” and the “Xinjiang Spring” to the audience’s standing ovation.
Concluding the Gala, Michael Kou gave a remarkable speech about the journey of the Chinese Chamber through the past ten years and his vision of the Chamber’s future. Michael thanked all the Chamber members, sponsors, guests, and volunteers for their support through the last ten years and for their support given to make this year’s Gala an overwhelming success. Michael reminded us the continuing service of this Chamber to the greater Cincinnati region as a bridge to China and we believe this year’s Gala speak volumes as to the Chamber’s success in the future.
接下来，Michael Kou为来宾介绍了辛辛那提中国商会十年来的发展历程和对未来的展望。他还向商会成员，赞助者，所有来宾及志愿者们表示衷心的感谢；感谢在他们的大力支持下，庆典得以圆满成功。最后，Michael Kou表示辛辛那提中国商会将一如既往地为中国与辛辛那提的合作发展服务，建立纽带桥梁。
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An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends
Cost: No cost to attend, but registration is required.
China is a $10 trillion economy growing at 7 percent annually and is reshaping our global economy. Over the past 30 years, the Chinese government has at times opened the door wide for foreign companies to participate in its domestic economic growth. In fact, American exports to China have grown faster than to any other nation. Here is your chance to hear from the experts and gather facts to help with your decision.
This program will address trends shaping the next phase of China’s economic growth, which industries might benefit the most, and product localization tips.Doing Business in China: An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends program will explain and explore the following topics:
* Business culture & practices and what to expect
* Macro and segment market analysis
* Competition landscape
* Capital access strategies to fund export activities
* China FDA Regulatory Guidelines
* Key potential customer profiling
* Existing manufacturer and distributor mapping
* Product localization strategies
* Supply chain modeling
* Development of Government partnerships to support marketing strategies
* Comprehensive go-to-market proposals
* Sales, Marketing and distribution in preferred product categories
Development of economic development incentives to support company growth.
This program is for you, if you are considering or are actively exporting or importing from China and interested in protecting and maximizing your trade with China.
David J. Robinson provides business consulting services for capital access, infrastructure financing, business development, economic development and public affairs as Principal of the Montrose Group, LLC, and gained over $100M in funding for economic development projects.
Joe Dorrian specializes in China cross border initiatives such as market research, entry strategies,supply chain development and distribution consulting services as Principal for Transom Shields Group, LLC and lived in China from 2000-13 directing supply chain and commercial distribution for both General Electric Aircraft Engines and Thermo Fisher Scientific.The International Trade Assistance Center of Ohio (ITAC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The ITAC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
CLICK here to register.After you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Directions, parking instructions and other details will be sent before the program.
For questions or additional information, contact the ITAC at 937.775.3524 or email kathy.marshalek[at]wright.edu
Celebrate the Year of the Ram! Come and join us for an International Celebration of the Lunar New Year hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and their Young Professional Network (YPN.) Free food will be provided by Tiger Dumpling and Eli’s BBQ while it lasts along with cash bar and DJ.
Columbia Community Center
3900 Eastern Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST