LUNAR NEW YEAR GALA & EVENT
The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce held this major event to welcome the coming of the Lunar New Year at Kingsgate Marriott at University of Cincinnati. It was a wonderful opportunity to observe one of the most important holidays in the Asian culture. We celebrated along with our chamber members and representatives from all over the Greater Cincinnati business community.
Keynote Address by Mr. Reuben M. Shaffer
Chief Diversity Officer @ Kroger Co.
World-class performances by:
Soprano Ms. Ruixin Deng, Owner of Joy Flower Music Center
Bing Yang Chinese Performing Arts Center Dance Team
Bing Yang Chinese Performing Arts Center Drums Team
Traditional Chinese Instruments performances by:
Renowned musicians Ms. Ming Ke, Mr. Zhenggang Xie and his wife Ms. Mei Hu
Special guest appearance by:
Mr. Yijia Fang, Cello Principal at UC’s
College-Conservatory of Music Philharmonic Orchestra
Gold Prize – Singapore Music Competition 2012
1st Place – Great Wall Int’l Music Academy 2013
1st Place – Hong Kong Int’l String Competition 2014
1st Place – American Protege Int’l Competition 2015
Network with professionals from the European American Chamber, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber!
Thursday, March 26th from 6:00 – 8:00PM
Lindner College Hall 690
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati
2925 Campus Green Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Appetizers and drinks (non-alcoholic) will served and prizes will be given. Business Casual Attire Required.
The Franchise & Own Your Own Business Show is pleased to announce that Mark Mallory has signed on to become the spokesperson and face of this event. As former Mayor of Cincinnati, Mr. Mallory recognizes the significance of the Franchise community and the important role small business plays in the local economy.
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2015 Cincinnati Franchise Show Details
When: Saturday, Mar 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Mar 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
For more information on the show, click here.
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。
Written By Ye