Newsletter October 2014
































































Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC





Miller Canfield, PLC


Baker Tilly




Lucerne International


Cats Co




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






  Detroit Chinese Business Association Honors China’s Commerce Ministry at Annual Golf Outing

Written by Cathleen Francois, Greening

The Detroit Chinese Business Association returned to the fabulous TPC Michigan at 1 Nicklaus Drive in Dearborn, MI hosted their 19th Annual golf outing on September 18. They welcomed China’s Commerce Ministry who is aggregating a trade mission of companies seeking collaborations and investments into green energy for automotive, mobility and transportation industries here in Michigan.Read More

More Pictures can be found here. 

The presentations are available to download here

Detroit Chinese Business Association in China

Detroit Chinese Business Association President Jerry Xu and VP Milan Stevanovich travelled to China during National Holiday week with former US Ambassador Michael Michalak & Co Chairman of the Ambassador Woodcock Legacy Center Melvin Gilroy and several local business leaders.

DCBA were hosted by the Foreign Affairs Office of Hubei Province where we were guests of honor at Official 65th anniversary dinner receptions, award ceremonies and cultural performances, dining alongside with the Governor, vice Governors of Hubei province, Mayor of Wuhan, etc.

Being chaperoned by family of former Chinese Ambassador to United States, Jerry and Milan partook in wonderful cultural and diplomatic activities in Wuhan, Wuxi, Haian, Nantong, Shanghai. Jerry had additional meetings with Ministry of Commerce office in Beijing nurturing current relations and creating new ones

DCBA looks to possibility of taking quarterly trips to China with local business, community and diplomatic leaders to get a better understanding and experience of what is happening in China.

DCBA Will be hosting a private event for Sponsors only with delegation from Wuhan next week. Sponsors please contact us with your availability. If we have room we will open this meeting up to DCBA corporate members as well.

DCBA will be hosting a business delegation from Shenzhen later in November. We will update newsletter subscribers with pertinent details as they develop.

Community News and Events

  • DETROIT (September 30, 2014) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) announced today that David Tang, CPA, MSA, has joined their office as China practice director. Tang will spearhead the firm’s client services and business development for China, using his cross-cultural business experience and education to help clients identify and successfully leverage international opportunities locally and globally. He was previously with The Rehmann Group in Troy, Michigan. More
  • Crandemonium: A Benefit for Cranbrook Art Museum-CRANDEMONIUM is a night of clandestine surprises.  Join fellow art patrons behind-the-scenes for a night of celebration on Saturday November 1, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Cranbrook Art Museum.  More Information

  • Thursday, October 30, Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China Exhibition Opening at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. 
    Over the past three decades China has experienced profound socioeconomic changes that have prompted calls to revisit, reconsider, and redefine the nation’s identity. Learn more about the exhibition here. For Sponsorship opportunities and Event flyer, please click HERE.

Welcome New Sponsors

New Gold Sponsor-Baker Tilly Virchow Krause,LLP is a full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. The firm originated in 1931 with a commitment to deliver innovative financial solutions and solid business strategies to our clients. It has grown significantly over the years with revenue for the 2014 fiscal year reaching $327 million. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, the world’s 8th largest network made up of 161 high quality, independent accounting and business services firms in 137 countries, with 27,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.

New Silver Sponsor-Airfoil is an independent integrated marketing communications firm for innovative companies. Airfoil drives technology communications for a growing client roster across consumer, enterprise, healthcare and automotive segments. The agency provides services to measure, inform and accelerate clients’ marketing communications, digital, social media and brand strategy programs. Airfoil has been honored with numerous industry awards, named Technology Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report and recognized as a top firm in numerous industry rankings.  Airfoil has offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Detroit and operates a global network of like-minded affiliates.  

Welcome New Corporate Members

Ray Law International (RLI) is a law firm that specializes in representing clients throughout the immigration process. We successfully serve corporate clients, professional individuals, and families around the world in understanding the immigration process and achieving immigration goals. At Ray Law International, we collaborate with clients to develop clear-cut, comprehensive plans to fulfilling immigration needs. Our clients are well informed and continually updated on their case status throughout the process. We specialize in all immigration matters and visa types, including H-1B visas, E visas, and L visas.

Amerris is a Michigan-based limited liability company dedicated to helping clients set up operations in Mexico and supporting their ongoing needs. Our primary location in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, México, is ideally located near the growing industrial centers of Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí, Puebla and Querétaro, among many others. Our years of experience can be of great value to clients in understanding key elements of doing business in Mexico, such as legal, accounting, human resources, logistics and the impressive, and often complex, Mexican culture. We believe that the better these key elements are understood at the beginning of the process, the more likely it is that our clients will benefit from a smooth start-up and in laying a solid foundation for future success. Furthermore, by choosing Amerris, clients get the added benefit of a full-time presence in Mexico, not just phone support from some
faraway place. We live here, we work here, and we welcome you to join us in this bountiful “land of opportunity.”

PNC Bank

Cranbrook Art Museum is located at 39221 Woodward Avenue, on the campus of Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills. It is an integral part of Cranbrook Academy of Art, a community of Artists-in-Residence and graduate-level students of art, design, and architecture. The Art Museum, which was established in 1930 and opened in its current building in 1942, is Eliel Saarinen’s final masterwork at Cranbrook. Today, the Art Museum presents original exhibitions and educational programming on modern and contemporary architecture, art, crafts, and design, as well as traveling exhibitions, films, workshops, travel tours, and lectures by renowned artists, designers, artists, and critics throughout the year.  For more information, visit

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is committed to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking facade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s dynamic vision. More than 70 percent of the 46,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to exhibition space. The museum is named for Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of MSU, who provided the lead gift for the museum. The Broad MSU is the art museum of Michigan State University. Also an engaged public institution, the Broad MSU is a contemporary museum devoted to the art of our time. Expressly dedicated to exploring contemporary culture and ideas through the probing gaze of artists, the Broad MSU is a place where artists’ ideas, words, and actions create a vibrant center for questioning and understanding the modern world. Dedicated to experimentation and study, the Broad MSU is a laboratory for the new, grounded in a deep appreciation for the historical. With a collection containing objects from the Greek and Roman periods, through the Renaissance and on to the Modern, the BroadMSU is unique among contemporary art museums in its ability to frame the broad range of contemporary art practices within a firm historical context.

We are now planning DCBA Chinese New Year Gala 2015 <> Those interested as event sponsors/partners should contact us now to discuss …