Newsletter December 2013

































Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC




Miller Canfield, PLC




Cats Co


Hylant Group, Inc.


Deloitte LLP


Fleishman Hillard


Mellen, Smith & Pivoz, PLC


Clayton & McKervey, P.C.




Corrigan Air & Sea


DTE Energy


Fidelity National Title


NAI Farbman


North Cal Wood Products Inc


Rudolph/Libbe Companies




Young Basile











On the evening of Thursday, February 27th, 2014, DCBA is hosting a Chinese New Year Gala at the beautiful new Riverview Ballroom at Cobo Center.

By the time of gala, we will have Governor Snyder and hundreds of leading political, business, community leaders as well as dozens of out of town Chinese guests in the audience.

This is a most significant opportunity for Detroit Chinese Business Association Sponsors, Members, Friends and Supporters to step up to the plate. Governor Snyder and his International Team have been working relentlessly to build ties with Chinese Officials and Business Leaders. China is not only our fastest growing trading partner; China is Michigan’s largest trading partner outside of NAFTA.

Let us return the favor to Governor Snyder and his team, and participate and share the Gala. And invite all of your friends, family, business associates locally and internationally to attend this important gala at a very important time for Detroit, and for Michigan.

The world is watching Detroit, so let’s show the world that the Motor Metropolis is alive and kicking, we are moving forward, we are united, and we welcome International Officials, Businesses, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Students and their Families with open arms.

5 PM Begins the VIP Reception for 100 persons maximum, limited to DCBA & Gala Sponsors, select government officials and international guests. (If you are not a current DCBA Sponsor, this is a good time to become one)

6 PM Reception, Dinner, Entertainment & Networking, Etc. (Chinese and Western) to 11 PM EST

On February 26th and 28th Opportunities for matchmaking, presentations, opportunities, tours, (TBD) for out of town / international guests …

Seating will strictly be limited to 500. (Full Page Gala Ads in X-OLOGY, The Detroiter, Corp! and Crain’s Auto Show Supplement coming in Jan 2014, this event will sell out, thus book your tickets today to get best seating!)

Regular price tickets are $250 per person.

Friends of the DCBA can purchase tickets for $200 and tables of 10 for little as $2K (limited time only)

Make an online registration here, or email for reservation.

  • Table Sponsors $2.5K (9 available)
  • Envoy Sponsors $5K (5 available) 
  • Diplomat $12.5K (2 available) 
  • Ambassador $25K (1 available)

For more sponsorship information, please email: Milan Stevanovich, or call 248.719.9100


Overflow Crowed for Chinese American Real Estate Event at DTE Energy Headquarter

“Detroit Chinese Business Association Holds First Event of its kind: On Dec 6, a beautifully appointed room at DTE downtown headquarters was the scene for a couple hundred guests who came together to network, listen and learn about the current economic climate and key real estate indicators in Michigan. Investors, financial advisors, real estate professionals and others assembled to hear from DTE and The Farbman Group on the roles Detroit and Michigan will play in not only becoming relevant in our national economy, but actually leading the way on several economic fronts, including: automotive, IT, health services, defense and others.”

“DTE Executive VP Ron May led off the event with a brief description on how DTE has been working with both government and the private sector to mitigate economic barriers and open up opportunities for all businesses interested investing in Detroit and Michigan…..”

“Mr. Andy Gutman, President of Farbman Group provided statistics and important data describing Detroit and Michigan’s economic comeback”, which shows we are on the way to say goodbye to the “Rustbelt Economy”.

David Farbman, the Principal in NAI Farbman Group and author of “The Hunt”, cast the audience as a “Group of Hunters”.

Mark King, DTE’s Economic Development Manager provided answers and incentives to provide economic opportunities.

 Read more (Article provided by RobertE Mattler, Associate Broker, Attorney and LEED AP BD+C of Armada Real Estate.  248.855.1221, Email: )

Looking back in 2013, DCBA hosted 8 public and semi private events and 2 private events for our sponsors. Looking forward we will focus on increasing amount of Chinese delegations, and promote new industry sectors, such as health care, medical, clean tech, sustainability, IT, agriculture, tourism, as well as automotive and real estate, and work closely with Michigans University System.

By the time of the Gala, we will be fully moved into our new 1700 Sq. Ft. Space which will co-exist as our new offices and an international business center.

Please join us as one of the greatest stories developing in the 21st Century is Detroit/Michigan + China moving the world forward


New Silver Sponsor: Mellen Smith & Pivoz PLCis a full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals become your business partner. We are entrepreneurs and that is who we service best.Our firm services clients in many industries, from the local business to international enterprises.

New Bronze Sponsor: Corrigan Air & Sea has been in business for over 40 years and is part of the Corrigan Family of Companies; who celebrates their 85th year in business this year. Corrigan Air & Sea is an industry leader specializing in:

  • Project Cargo Shipping all over the world
  • Export Packaging and Crating for heavy lift machinery, and equipment of all shapes and sizes
  • Cross Trade Logistics with quality partners all around the world

Corrigan Air & Sea has a special focus on China, with Corrigan employees currently stationed there.

This spring, Corrigan Air & Sea will be expanding their existing Detroit area facility with a large addition housing two 40 ton overhead cranes!

For generations, Corrigan has operated on family values, with integrity, and a work ethic that is second to none. This philosophy continues to transcend through the entire staff of Corrigan Air & Sea Cargo where they continue to be laser-focused on providing premium customer service.

New Bronze Sponsor: North Cal Wood products Inc is an integrated reclaimed wood products company catering to high-end commercial and residential clients worldwide.  Our products include solid hardwood flooring, custom siding, decking, specialty lumber, timbers and beams, slabs and millwork. North Cal reclaims virtually all of the materials that we sell. We offer our clients a full-service lumber mill backed by a dedicated staff of professionals.  We work closely with our clients to provide products that perfectly match their design needs.  Our reputation as the nation's premier reclaimed woods company is why fortune 500 companies, like Whole Foods Markets, Facebook, and Google, spec North Cal materials into their green building projects. Founded in 1985, North Cal is based in Ukiah, California

New Bronze Sponsor: Rudolph/Libbe Companies (RLC) serves as the holding company for Rudolph/Libbe Inc., and GEM Inc., who together, offer a comprehensive suite of construction, and facility-related services.   鲁道夫利比总公司是鲁道夫利比有限公司与GEM有限公司的控股公司,后两者相辅相成,组成了一套综合、全面的建筑与设备服务体系。

Thank you all for your continued support!


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