DCBA February Newsletter 2016

DCBA February Newsletter 2016
DCBA 2016 Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 22
at the 

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

On Monday, February 22nd, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in collaboration with China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra helped the DCBA celebrate 2016 Lunar New Year of Monkey at the internationally acclaimed DSO Orchestra Hall and Max M and Marjorie S Fisher Music Center. 
Jerry Xu, DCBA President welcomed all the guests, acknowledged the DCBA team and introduced government officials and business leaders. The keynote speaker, Lt. Governor Mr. Brian Calley spoke highly of the gala. 


He said it was a first that Michigan had a such successful Chinese and Western classical symphony collaboration. Not only is the DCBA a mainstay of China-Michigan business and economic cooperation, but also serves as a bridge of art and culture  between the two countries. 


Deputy Consul General of China in Chicago, Mr. Wang Yong delivered new year greetings to all the guests as well.

 At the dinner banquet, Commercial Counselor of China in Chicago, Mr. Zou Xiaoming congratulated Jerry and the DCBA on the success achieved and the potential business opportunities that the DCBA is bringing. 

The CEO of Key Safety Systems, Mr. Jason Luo and Jerry had a wonderful conversation on business development and the benefits it can bring to the community, and invited fellow business leaders to join the platform. 
Deputy Mayor of Detroit, Mr. Ike McKinnon promoted the city of Detroit and its on-going vibrant revitalization, and welcomed guests from China to his home - Detroit. 
For the charity donation, Mr. Gil Buitrago represented Delta Air Lines to donate three flight tickets.The DCBA along with the three ticket buyers, 


Mr. Jim Cambridge of Kerr Russell, Mr. Daniel Hoppe of Specialize Global Logistics Services and Ms. Jessica Xie of Hylant Group purchases contributed $6,000 to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the America Chinese School of Greater Detroit. 
ZYNP INCODL as one of the most supportive business for the DCBA provided gift cards for all the lucky monkeys in the audience. The DCBA also raffled of five specially made ice wine from Canada.
The hosts of the gala are the Emmy Award winner Mr. Andrew Humphery from Channel 4 and Ms. Michelle Ma from the DCBA. 


Mr. Humphery shared a touching personal story about his Grandparents escaping Nazi Germany to China during the World War II.


 Ms. Michelle Ma also gave a beautiful vocal performance to thank all the support from the guests. Special thanks to 27 DCBA volunteers,  the phenomenal live band recommended by our sponsors from Toledo, Ohio, the Jay Ronquillo Quartet.
Click the links below for Gala Photos. 
Reception & Networking Gallery - 
Programs in Orchestra Hall Gallery - 
Programs in Music Box Gallery - 
Mr. Zou Xiaoming Visited DCBA Office
Jerry Xu with Mr. Zou Xiaoming
DCBA Boards with Mr. Zou and his team
On the morning of February 23, Mr. Zou Xiaoming, the Commercial Counselor of China in Chicago and his colleague visited the DCBA office. Jerry Xu, the president with DCBA and board members joined this conversation with Mr. Zou. Zou said that the commerce department looks forward in working with the Detroit Chinese Business Association to create new business opportunities in Michigan. 


Event Compilation in February
The Detroit Chinese Business Association was quite busy in February outside of our two events China Sponge City and The Annual Chinese New Year Gala.
Below are photos from events with Detroit Convention Visitors Bureau also at the Max Marjorie Fisher Music Center, APACC Lunar Luncheon at Joe Louis Arena, Ford Chinese Association New Year Dinner Dearborn Inn, General Motors New Year Gala at Shriners. University of Michigan Ross Business School event at Birmingham Community House and Cranbrook Educational Community Chinese New Year Party. Mexico Yucatan Delegation at Detroit Regional Chamber, United Nations & India Delegation with International Visitors Council at Dept. of Commerce.
February in Detroit is one of the best months of the year to meet new friends, associates and attend cultural events.
Welcome to new members of the DCBA Advisory Board
DCBA is proud to acknowledge two new members have joined the DCBA Advisory Boardsince February 2016 with two-year service term. They are Mary Buchzeiger, CEO at Sure Solutions; and Daniel Kelly, Partner at Ernst & Young. Welcome aboard!
The DCBA Advisory Board was founded in May 2015. Jason Luo is the first Chairman of the DCBA Advisory Board. Board members use their unique insights and expertise to serve the purpose of fostering the business development between China and the United States. We are delighted to welcome all members of the DCBA Advisory Board and thank you for your continued support of DCBA.    
Jason Luo
Key Safety Systems
Mary Buchzeiger
Sure Solutions
Daniel Kelley
Ernst & Young
Laurent Bresson
President, Global COO
Nexteer Automotive
Jason Forcier
A123 Systems
Alan Whitman
Baker Tilly
James Cambridge
Kerr Russell
Matthew Gibb
Deputy Oakland County Executive
Shusheng Wang
Miller Canfield
Frank Yang
Detroit gathering seeks to help China deal with flooding 
by Associated Press - February 22, 2016
DETROIT (AP) - A gathering in Detroit seeks to examine ways to help China deal with flooding and stormwater management issues in its cities.  View full article
Local Chinese Association Tries to Lure China's Alibaba to Detroit
by Deadline Detroit Business - February 1, 2016
Troy-based Detroit Chinese Business Association is trying to sell China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.  on Detroit. View full article


Partner Highlight - 2016 Chinese New Year Gala February 22
by Michigan Office for New Americans - February 2016
The gala is just one example of how the DCBA plays a big part in welcoming the world to Detroit and to Michigan. Since 1995, the DCBA has hosted high level Chinese officials, hosted more than 100 events and assisted in securing the first $2 billion foreign direct investment from China to Michigan, according to the DCBA. View full article
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