Newsletter November 2014































































Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC





Miller Canfield, PLC


Baker Tilly 




Lucerne International


Cats Co




Eanst & Young


Hylant Group, Inc.


Mellen, Smith & Pivoz, PLC


Deloitte LLP


Clayton & McKervey, P.C.




Corrigan Air & Sea


DTE Energy


NAI Farbman


North Cal Wood Products Inc


Rudolph/Libbe Companies






Productive month for the Detroit Chinese Business Association

-DCBA host two Chinese delegations

Earlier this month, a follow up from DCBA trip to China, a Wuhan delegation came to town, with meetings and presentations with Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon, Senior Economic Advisor to Mayor Duggan David Woessner, new Detroit Economic Growth Corporation CEO Roderick Miller, MICH Auto’s Rob Luce, and Bruce Schwartz of Rock Ventures. Oakland County Economic Development Corporation hosted a reception for the delegation and DCBA Sponsors …  

Wuhan, the Capital of Hubei Province, is a dynamic city with over 14,000 major construction projects under development. France is currently their largest strategic partner. 

Matt Gibb Exchanging Gifts with Wuhan GuestMatt Gibb, Irene Spanos and Jerry Xu

Matt Gibb, Irene Spanos with Wuhan Guests

Later this month, The Detroit Chinese Business Association played host to a group of deputy directors from Shenzhen which many of you know was the first and most successful Special Economic Zones with a population of 15 million and becoming the Silicon Valley of Hardware … We all had the good fortune of being guests of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) 31st Annual AGLOW Gala, over 800 Detroit Business & Community Leaders enjoyed a wonderful table side turkey carving dinner. The DCBA would like to thank DDP CEO Eric Larson, and his team and organization for welcoming our guests from Shenzhen with open arms.

Newly Elected Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Mayor Mike Duggan also graciously and personally welcomed the 16 member delegation.

Bruce Schwartz & Taylor Hunter provided an inspiring Rock presentation at Compuware HQ, where Shenzhen officials were amazed and excited of what is happening in Downtown Detroit. Later that day, Shenzhen came to visit the DCBA Offices in Troy, shopping at Somerset Collection and a warm and wonderful 1st annual DCBA Thanksgiving Sponsorship Appreciation Dinner at Somerset Inn. 

Special guests joining DCBA Sponsors and Shenzhen guests included, out of town executives from Ford, Delta Air Lines, Auto Industry Maestro George Perry, Tom Watkins, Troy Mayor Dane Slater, Glenn Lapin, Doug Smith SVP of Governmental Affairs and Strategic Partnerships for MEDC and many others… 

Jerry Xu, Dean Slater with Guests from Shenzhen

The Audience 

Tom Watkins

DCBA in the Media

DCBA Chinese New Year Gala was featured in a documentary which aired on National German Television along with DDI Group… (First 7 minutes)

DCBA thanks Chris Holman and The Michigan Business Network for the DCBA interview…

Governor Snyder in China 

DCBA Sponsors Corrigan Air and Sea Moving Systems and Oakland County Economic Development Corporation joined Governor Richard D. Snyder, The MEDC International Team & 9 Michigan companies on a trade mission to China. DCBA was happy to learn that Secretary General Dong Yang whom was DCBA guest of honor at our annual USA China Forum sponsored by the Third Wave Group this past June at Petruzzello’s in Troy, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Michigan Automotive Office which formally deepens collaborations. 

DCBA Chinese New Year Gala 2015 (Year of the Sheep)

 DCBA is looking forward to continue the momentum from our Year of the Horse Gala at the beautiful Grand Riverview Ballroom Cobo Center, featuring Governor Snyder, Jacques Panis President of Shinola, Ken Barrett Chief Diversity Officer of General Motors, DDI Group Vice Chairman Eddie Yang, Mayor of Hai’an, ZYNP and 440 special guests.

Please contact DCBA to join us as Event Sponsors for Chinese New Year Gala 2015 … Jerry : Milan :

Welcome New Sponsors

New Silver Sponsor-Ernst & Young, LLP (known as EY) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2012 and is one of the "Big Four" audit firms.

At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration.

Sincere appreciation to our wonderful sponsors, without whom our fruitful year would not be possible.