Journalists have been following the work of the City of Toledo lately. They were particularly interested in the work of former Mayor Michael Bell. During his term he courted hundreds of Chinese investors, which so far has amounted in more than $10 million in investment. An elected official like Mr. Bell deserves to share his story. And he’ll be doing just that on Jan. 31 at the 2014 Lunar New Year Gala.
The Year of the Horse 2014 is fast approaching. Granted — now that it’s Dec. 17 — Christmas and New Year’s Day are even closer, but in about a month’s time, we will see the arrival of the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year. While the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky might have other smaller, more intimate Lunar New Year celebrations , our event should prove to be the biggest Lunar New Year bash around.
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.