Newsletter February 2015
































































Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC



Miller Canfield, PLC


Baker Tilly 




Lucerne International



Eanst & Young


Hylant Group, Inc.

Mellen, Smith & Pivoz, PLC

Deloitte LLP



Bromberg Associates


Clayton & McKervey, P.C.



Corrigan Air & Sea


DTE Energy


NAI Farbman


Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutons


Title Connect,LLC










The Detroit Chinese Business Association Hosts Spectacular Chinese New Year Gala

Annual Event Featured Notable Speakers, Entertainment and Sponsors

The Annual Chinese New Year Gala, hosted by the Detroit Chinese Business Association, welcomed the Year of the Sheep, as well as a delegation of governmental and business leaders from China to Michigan for networking and building business partnerships. The Motor City Casino Soundboard venue was lit with red and gold décor on Feb. 27 as a sold-out crowd of more than 450 attendees celebrated unity and luck for a prosperous year of the Sheep.

A special keynote address by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley highlighted the evening, while the celebration also included remarks from Fred Schell, vice president at DTE Energy; David Wang, president of Yanfeng USA; Ken Barrett, chief diversity officer for GM; and Mary Buchzeiger, CEO of Sure Solutions. Jerry Xu, president of DCBA emceed the evening’s festivities.... More Please click here

The DCBA Annual Chinese New Year celebration couldn’t be possible without its sponsors, including:

  • Diplomat sponsors: Delta Air Lines, DTE Energy, QAD Enterprise Solutions and Sure Solutions Inc.
  • Envoy sponsors: General Motors, MEDC, Yanfeng USA and ZYNP Incodel
  • Gold sponsors: Baker Tilley, Kerr Russell, Lucerne International, Miller Canfield, Rehmann and Wayne County
  • Silver sponsors: Airfoil, Cats Co., Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Hylant Insurance and Mellen Smith & Pivoz PLC
  • Bronze sponsors: Bromberg Associates, Clayton McKervey, Comerica Bank, Corrigan air & sea Cargo, DTE Energy, Friedman Realty Group, GEM Rudolph Libbe, NAI Farbman, Title Connect and Message Makers.
  • Media partners: Ambassador Magazine, CBS 62 TV, Corp! Magazine, Crain’s Detroit Business, Michigan Business Network and X-OLOGY
                                                         2015 DCBA Event Sponsors

DCBA Celebrates the 2015 Chinese New Year at Motor City Casino

By Catherine HJ Li

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and other prominent figures attended Detroit Chinese Business Association’s (DCBA) Chinese New Year Gala at Motor City Casino, Soundboard Room February 27th.  The Gala brought together influential individuals and business leaders from Delta Air Lines, GM, ZYNP International, MEDC, Yanfeng USA and many more prestigious companies to celebrate “The Year of Sheep”, which holds promise for a year of peace and positive business relationships... More Please click here

Keynote Speaker:  Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

Guest Speaker, Fred Shell, VP of Government Affairs, DTE

Guest Speaker, Mary Buchzeiger, CEO, Sure Solution

Delta Air Lines Presents Charity Auction

Recognition of the "Sheepers" by ZYNP INCODEL

QAD Presents Award to Performers with Lt. Governor

For more Gala photos, please click here

Bridging The Great Wall

By Matthew Totsky 

Accounting firm works with Chinese companies to help grow the local economy.

For more than 40 years, Bingham Farms-based accounting firm Mellen, Smith & Pivoz has provided high-quality and personalized service to a broad range of clients.

"We work to know their business and their goals and tailor our services to fit those needs," says Mark Smith, a managing member and CPA at the firm. "We understanding that every company is different and every business has different needs. Our goal is to offer specialized services to fit those needs."... More please click here.

Welcome New Members

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