THE 4TH ANNUAL ASIAN CHAMBER GALA
MONDAY DECEMBER 10, 2012 FROM 5:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
THE JEFFERSON HOTEL, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Buy Gala tickets at: http://asianchambergala2012.eventbrite.com/
MISTER AND MISTRESS OF CEREMONY:
Mr. Wayne Waldrop, Director, Business Information Services, Virginia Department of Business Assistance, Winner of the VACC Champion of Asian Pacific American Business Award of 2012.
Ms. Dona Pablo Storey, President, Govtips Biz
Join VACC and Governor Bob McDonnell’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade Senior Executive staff, elected officials, business community, academia, the arts, corporate, and industry leaders.
The event features a special evening celebrating Asian business success, students’ achievements, and individuals from the public and private service sectors who have made significant contributions to the growth of Asian American entrepreneurship in Virginia. The black-tie affair, “Dynamic Asia” is shaping up to be Virginia’s premier Asian business advocacy organization’s most popular Asian gala yet among the US Southern States.
Advance ticket sales have been booming, which the organization attributes to the event’s impressive cadre of corporate leaders, prominent national and statewide political figures, and international diplomat guests from India have been invited and plan to attend the gala.
The Chamber’s focus in the coming years is to continue to help boost small business growth among Asian Pacific American businesses as well as provide a platform for increased interaction between Asian businesses and the mainstream Virginia by expanding our activities across the Commonwealth”, Tinh Phan, VACC Chairman said.
The VACC hosts programs and events for members and strives to serve as a networking tool for Virginia’s growing Asian community, which includes 37 diverse ethnic groups. The Gala is open to the public. Individual tickets for Members are $100 and Non Members are $125.
Schedule of Events:
5:30- 7 p.m.: Reception and Drawing at the Rotunda.
7:00-9:00 p.m.: Evening Gala program at the Grand Ballroom. Banquet dinner – Business awards and community service recognition ceremony – Student scholarship – Traditional cultural performance from Vietnam.
9:00 pm: Program ends
2012 Asian Business Award Program
The Asian Chamber will bestow “Crystal Awards” and plaques of Community Service recognition.
Join us to know who are the top Asian entrepreneurs of Virginia, economic visionary award winner of 2012, and all other top community service awards of 2012.
Category One: Business Excellence Award
- Business of the Year
- Vanguard Award
- Emerging Business of the Year
Category Two: Honorary Awards
- Economic Visionary Award
- Champion of Business Diversity Award
- Champion of Community Stewardship Award
- Champion of Business Journalism Award
- Asian Leadership Inspirational Award
2012 Student Scholarship Program
Bright and ambitious students from 8 Asian countries and 13 statewide schools and universities compete for 3 scholarships offered by the Virginia Asian Foundation.
We would like to thank this year’s Gala Sponsors