08/30: ACP & GDAACC will co-host a seminar on international trade and related topics

What: Eye on the World, Seminar - How to Import and Export, co-hosted by ACP & GDAACC
When: Saturday, August 30th, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Where: Plano Haggard Library 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 (972) 769-4250
Contact: Ms. Vera Wang (, event manager. To early register and reserve a seat, please send an email to event registrars Helen Du (, Sindy Kong (, or Liping Yao (
Suggested Donation: $5 (for people who register at least one day early),$8 (for people who don't register early),$3 (for ACP and GDAACC members)


When: Saturday, August 23rd, 11 am - 1 pm
Where: Blue Mesa Grill
5100 Belt Line Rd Ste 500
Dallas, TX 75254-7579
Phone: 972-934-0165
Costs: $10 for brunch
RSVP: Justin Hung, 214-507-0615

The APEX Dallas Professional Development Committee brings to you its first ever event-the APEX Leadership Brunch-on Saturday, August 23rd at 11 am at the Blue Mesa Grill on Belt Line. The APEX Leadership Brunch will be an ongoing series devoted to networking and inviting prominent Asian Americans leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to speak on various topics regarding leadership. This will be an important opportunity for professional networking and education.

We are proud to have as our kick-off speaker, Dallas Morning News Columnist Esther Wu. Ms. Wu writes a weekly column about Asian American issues that appear Thursdays in The Dallas Morning News. In addition, she has held various leadership positions in groups such as UNITY: Journalists of Color and the Asian American Journalists Association. The topic of her speech will be: "The Impact of Cultural Values on our Roles as Leaders."

Please join us for a special Saturday brunch with Esther Wu.
**There is a limited amount of space for this event so please contact Justin Hung if you are interested**
Attachment: Esther Wu Bio



What: Bowling Nite
When: Friday, August 22, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Where: Plano Super Bowl
2521 K Avenue, Plano, TX 75074
(972) 578-9052
Cost: $8/person (members) and $12/person (nonmembers)

It's time for another membership mixer. Let's get in from the summer heat and have a great time bowling with fellow APEX members and friends. We'll have a block of lanes sectioned off all to ourselves for the evening. Everyone will bowl 3 games and we'll even pay for your shoes too! RSVP's are strongly recommended. Please let Shirley know by Thursday, August 21 so that we can reserve enough lanes.


Date: Wednesday, August 13
Time: Reception at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel

300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, TX 5207


The Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce announces the 2003 Awards Banquet honoring notable accomplishments by Asian American entrepreneurs and businesses, community volunteers and educators, as well outstanding contributions by Dallas companies to the Asian American community. Vanessa Castagna, Chairman & CEO of J.C. Penney Stores, Catalog and Internet will deliver the keynote address. Ms. Castagna was recently named as one of the Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune magazine. Castagna is key to one of the biggest transformations in retail. She cut costs by centralizing buying operations for the company's 1,068 stores. Net income is expected to more than double this year, to $255 million, on revenues of $33 billion (a quote from Fortune Magazine).

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at the Landmark Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75207. The banquet will start with a reception at 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and will be followed with dinner and an awards program from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

"Asian Americans make a significant contribution to the Dallas economy and community. We want to support their continued success and recognize their accomplishments, says Sun Kwon Lee, Chairman of the Greater Dallas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce.

The 2003 Awards Banquet recognizes outstanding Asian American individuals the following categories; Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Culture, Music, Journalism, Science, Education, Technology, Community Service, and Medicine. Nominators must be a member of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, but nominees need not be a member. Previous awardees have included Lawrence Loh, Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Masashi Yanagisawa, a professor from UT Southwestern Medical Center who recently discovered the first human gene that controls sleep and waking; and Dr. Yoshio Nishi, Senior Vice President of Texas Instruments who has been awarded more than 50 patents in the US and Japan.

For additional information regarding sponsorship, tickets, and nominations, please contact Irma Kusuma, Event Coordinator, at 972-241-8250 or e-mail at Tickets are available for $125 corporate seat or $1000 for a table of ten. This year's sponsors include; J. C. Penney, Texas Health Resources, and United Central Bank.

About the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAAC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 by the Asian American business community of Dallas. The organization seeks to develop leaders, promote community awareness and develop business opportunities for its members. The GDAACC assists and promotes Asian American businesses and helps broaden cultural awareness



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