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

Welcoming University of Cincinnati’s New Chinese Students

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Greetings and welcome to Cincinnati.

Or in other words:

同学们,欢迎!

University of Cincinnati welcomed nearly 1,000 new international students to its ranks this week. They landed at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (more colloquially known as CVG) early this week and received simple toiletries — how nice — and a free ride to their new homes.

Oh yeah and one third (about 250 students) are from China. The other large groups come from India and Saudi Arabia mostly, but our sources; i.e. the international office, say the largest group is the Chinese students.

We’re throwing a party for them tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 15) from 2 to 5 pm at the 86 Club on Short Vine. If you have the time, come join us. We’ll have food, music, games and prizes. A panel of Chinese professionals who live in Cincinnati will also join us to talk about life in the Queen City.

Our goal is to engage this community and help to thrive in Cincinnati. We hope they study hard, graduate fast and get jobs locally. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce has found that 72 percent of international students want to stay in Cincinnati. It makes sense to help them gain the best opportunities possible.