A spectacular evening – Chinese Chamber’s 2015 Lunar New Year Gala 一个流光彩溢的夜晚 —- 2015农历新年庆典取得圆满成功

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.  Collage1

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.

2015年2月6日星期五,辛辛那提中国商会在马蹄铁赌场成功地举行了一年一度庆春节大典。

参加这次庆典的二百多名辛辛那提各界的来宾,在董事会及其工作人员的热情迎接下,走进了马蹄铁赌场美丽装饰的宴会大厅。在简短的鸡尾酒招待会后,来宾们被精彩的舞狮所吸引。舞狮是中国农历新年的一个传统节目,意在舞者用铿锵的鼓声驱邪除魔,渲染吉祥喜庆的气氛,为新的一年带来好运。

Collage2在商会董事会主席Michael Kou作了开幕词,欢迎宾客们的到来后,辛辛那提市议员Amy Murray 女士发表了纪念中国商会成立十周年城市公告。之后,辛辛那提大学校长Santa J. Ono发表了演讲,对商会进行了肯定与支持。辛辛那提大学是商会唯一一个钻石级的学术机构。

在来宾们享用马蹄铁赌场为他们准备的精美可口的亚洲风味晚餐时,辛辛那提音乐学院院长Perter Landgren向大家介绍了当晚的特邀嘉宾—国际小提琴比赛大奖得主,刘杨和他的太太,也是他的演奏伙伴,钢琴家蔡宜璇。他们为大家带来了维尼亚夫斯基的《A大调波洛奈兹舞曲》和帕格尼尼的《柔美如歌》。之后他们还为大家演奏了马思聪的《思乡曲》和《新疆之春》。这两首深情并极具中国特色的乐曲激起了在场中国观众对祖国的思念,也使其他观众领略到了中国音乐文化的魅力。全场观众为演奏家的精彩表演起立鼓掌。

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。

这样一个新老朋友相聚一堂,商业文化交流的盛会将是新的一年最良好的开端。它预示着2015将是吉祥喜庆,繁荣丰收的一年。

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Exporter Forum -Doing Business in China

An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends

When
   8:30 – 10:30 AM  March 6, 2015
Where
   020 Rike Hall, Wright State University
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.

The presenters:
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

International Celebration of the Lunar New Year

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.

Where:

Columbia Community Center
3900 Eastern Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226

When:

Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

 

 Click Here for Event Registration & Details

Jack Ma in running for Time magazine Person of Year

Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma (center) leaves after the Fifth Conference of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce in Beijing on Dec 6. Ma was awarded Honorary Chairman of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce during the conference.

Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma (center) leaves after the Fifth Conference of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce in Beijing on Dec 6. Ma was awarded Honorary Chairman of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce during the conference.

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has been nominated by the editors of Time magazine as one of eight finalists for the Person of the Year.

Other nominees include the Ferguson, Missouri, protesters, the Ebola caregivers, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Apple CEO Tim Cook, singer Taylor Swift, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani.

Since 1927, the magazine has chosen “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year”.

Ma is described by the magazine as “an English teacher-turned founder and CEO of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant which debuted a $25 billion IPO”. The winner will be announced on NBC’s Today show Wednesday, according to Radhika Jones, deputy managing editor of Time.

“This is the year of Alibaba’s IPO and the beginning of global expansion for Chinese Internet business models,” said Hans Tung, managing partner at GGV Capital and an early investor in Xiaomi. “It is very exciting,”

Ma grabbed global headlines in September with Alibaba’s record-breaking $25 billion IPO, which made him the richest man in China.

“E-commerce will disrupt physical retail worldwide especially in emerging markets like China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, etc,” said Tung.

Alibaba reported more than $9 billion in sales on China’s Singles’ Day shopping festival on Nov 11.

Ma plays a key role in shaping global e-commerce and making it borderless.

In November, a group of high-end US retailers teamed up with Alipay, which will enable online shoppers in China to purchase goods through Alipay’s ePass in yuan.

Electric carmaker Tesla and big-box retailer Costco opened flagship online stores on Tmall, one of Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms.

Ma also has invested ample cash in US startups.

The company 1stdibs, a New York-based marketplace for luxury goods, was the first investment announced by Alibaba in 2014.

In March, Alibaba invested $215 million in Tango, a California-based messaging and free-calling app company. Alibaba participated in a $250 million round of series D funding for Lyft, a transportation network company in San Francisco, in April.

In June, Alibaba helped finance Peel, a California-based, TV-control app maker.

Alibaba in July put $120 million into Kabam, a video-game startup that is now worth more than $1 billion.

In October, Alibaba Group partnered with Silicon Valley-based search engine Quixey to power app searches for its mobile operating system YunOS.

Reference – China Daily (click here for full article)

Lunar New Year Bash 辛辛那提2015 春节庆典

Don’t miss your last chance to be part of the biggest Chinese Lunar New Year bash around Greater Cincinnati Area.

Grab a ticket before the 2015 Lunar New Year Gala is sold out.

This year’s Gala will feature unique traditional Chinese cultural performances and dainty Asian inspired cuisine. It will be held in the beautiful venue at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati on Friday Feb. 6, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
Besides the fantastic food and entertainment, it is also a great opportunity to network and connecting with many local and international businesses.
We have more than 200 already registered to attend and we invite YOU to join us celebrating the upcoming of Year of Ram.

辛辛那提2015 春节庆典

舞狮,演出,美食,商机,交友尽在今晚。

在辞旧迎新羊年即将到来之际,由辛辛那提中国商会主办,一年一度的2015年庆新春大典将于2月6日在马蹄铁赌场(Horseshoe Casino)举行。届时,辛城各商界人士将集聚一堂,一起度过一个喜庆的夜晚。
庆典将以热闹的舞狮拉开序幕,辛辛那提大学音乐学院的学生及中国国际级演奏家将为我们带来精彩的现场表演。美食更是庆典不可或缺的一部分。马蹄铁赌场技艺娴熟的厨师们会为我们准备精美的亚洲风味美食。这更将是一个商界人士交流,拓展人脉商机的最佳时机。
我们盛情邀请您与我们共同迎接羊年的到来。

时间: 2015年2月6日 星期五 晚5点半至 8点。
地点:马蹄铁赌场(Horseshoe Casino)1000 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
入场费:
10人宾客预定一桌$1500
半页广告费$250
现会员:1月15日之前订购$100;1月15日之后订购$150
门口售票(只收支票),非会员(各界公众)$200
请在下面链接中网上购票。

Cincinnati 10th Best Metro Area for STEM Professionals

Greater Cincinnati was named the 10th Best Metro Area for STEM Professionals in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com.

On the heels of our earlier report on the Best & Worst Cities to Find a Job, WalletHub analyzed the 100 most populated metropolitan statistical areas across 11 key metrics to help STEM professionals find the best markets for their valuable occupations. Our data set ranges from job openings per capita for STEM graduates to annual median wage growth for STEM jobs.

STEM Job Market in Cincinnati (1=Best; 50=Avg.)

36th – STEM Employment Growth
24th – STEM High Schools Index
16th – Annual Median Wage for STEM Workers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
7th – Housing Affordability for STEM Professionals
22nd – Unemployment Rate for People with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

2015 Lunar New Year Gala

Come for the lion dance and live music, stay for the great food and good people.

Our annual Lunar New Year Gala will take place Friday, Feb. 6, from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati. The event is our opportunity to celebrate the most important holiday in Asian culture together. We want to bring the business community of Cincinnati (and beyond) together to mix, mingle and enjoy a fine evening of Chinese cultural celebration.

Our program includes a lion dance to start the proceedings, followed by plenty of time for networking and enjoying Asian-inspired cuisine by the Horseshoe’s highly trained chefs. We are lining up live performances by students from the UC’s College Conservatory of Music, as well as live solo performances by world class Chinese performers. The City of Cincinnati will present a proclamation in honor of harboring better China-Cincinnati relations. It is going to be a big event.

We want to garner improved relations between China and Cincinnati and we want to invite you to help us do it.

General Seating & Tickets Purchase

  • Guests also can purchase a full table of 10 seats at $1,500.
  • Half page advertisements can be purchased separately at $250.
  • All Active Members can purchase tickets individually before Jan. 15 at $100; after at $150
  • At-The-Door (check only), Non-members (general public) can purchase tickets individually at $200.

The Chinese Chamber holds this event each year to celebrate the community and raise funds for its operations throughout the rest of the year. Sponsorship is a great way to spread good will to a community that is growing quite quickly, especially with the massive influx of Chinese students attending local universities. We look to serve this new community and that of the export realm in the region too. We do this by collaborating with other movements to encourage immigration and diversity awareness. For example, our representatives play key roles in Mayor John Cranley’s Task Force on Immigration, Diverse by Design, UC’s China Initiative, and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Jade Sponsorship – $5,000

  • Name and logo recognition in web promotional materials
  • Full page advertisement in event’s program
  • Welcome remarks and introductions of key sponsor attendees
  • Recognition during the event
  • List of gala attendees
  • 2 seats at the head table
  • 2 full tables of 10 seats each at preferred location

Gold Sponsor – $3,500

  • Name and logo recognition in web promotional materials
  • Half-page advertisement in event’s program
  • Recognition during the event
  • List of gala attendees
  • 1 full table of 10 seats at preferred location

Silver Sponsor – $2,000

  • Name and logo recognition in web promotional materials
  • List of gala attendees
  • Recognition during the event
  • 1 full table of 10 seats