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Diversity Visionary Awards at South Coast Plaza
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, diverse community organizations and partners come together to present their respective role models who will be recognized for their contributions and achievements to the community. Cultural presentations will add to the festivities.
For the first time, the Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, the Friends of Thailand International Network, Hong Kong Association of Southern California, National Association of Asian American Professionals, the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County and the Asian Business Association of Orange County have combined efforts to organize their first Diversity Visionary Awards, a highly anticipated event within the Asian American Community.
The Diversity Visionary Awards event will celebrate business, culture, music and dance. A selective group of 300+ business professionals, corporate executives and dignitaries will be in attendance, and South Coast Plaza, an international destination, is this year’s title sponsor and host for this event. We want to extend the opportunity for you to reach out to the Asian American community by being supporters of community outreach and diversity.
Special entertainment will be performed by Alewa Island Inspirations, the Joo Myung Sook by the Korean Dance Institute, a presentation of Srivichai and Pan Din Thong by the UCI Thai Club, an Ao Dai Trong Dance by Lien Orchids and a Fashion Ao Dai Show by Christine Designs.
The honorees to be recognized:
Young Man Lee, CEO of East West, Inc.
Thang Hoang, Founder and CEO of BTouch Marketing Solutions
Darnai Ngawjeenanand, Owner of Thai Pan Cuisine
Raymond Cheng, AIA, Associate Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Werner Escher, Executive Director of Domestic and International Markets of South Coast Plaza
Toyota Financial Services, for their Community Partnership
Mistress of Ceremonies is three time Emmy Award winning Journalist Leyna Nguyen, KCAL-TV anchor and CBS Affiiliate together with co-emcee Derrick Hoang Nguyen, APLC., of Hon Viet-TV's Nguyen Hoang Dung and the New Saigon Radio and formerly with the White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
LOCATION, DATE and TIME
South Coast Plaza
Carousel Court, Level 1
May 11, Saturday, 11:00am to 2:00pm
San Diego Freeway (405) at Bristol Street
3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa CA
Refreshments will be served
This event is under the direction of:
Honorary Chairman: J.J. Kim, Esq., (President of KACC-OC)
Event Chair: Ngoc Tinh Nguyen
Co-Chair: Dr. Joseph Kim
Cost to attend is complimentary
LIMITED SEATING - RSVP REQUIRED
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(Other guests are always welcome to RSVP and attend too!)
(Other sponsorship opportunities are also available.)
For other inquiries, please send an email to: 2013DVA@gmail.com
or call Tel: 714-638-1440
(Korean Chamber of Commerce of Orange County)
When & Where
Contact: Ngoc Tinh Nguyen
Phone: (714) 548-2762
Fax: (714) 530-4333
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Local Organizations and Partners to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May at South Coast Plaza
Community Role Models to be recognized at Diversity Visionary Awards in Orange County
Costa Mesa, CA, Wedneday, May 1, 2013: In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month which is dedicated in the month of May, diverse organizations will recognize and present role models for their achievements and contributions to the community. This will be a first for the collaboration with the theme of the “Diversity Visionary Awards.”
This event has already captured an overwhelming response from the Asian American community, business leaders, dignitaries and government representatives, professionals and many students. In an effort to accommodate many of those who have RSVP'd, it is encouraged to arrive as early as 10:00am for registration and networking opportunities.
The following organizations and community partners have joined forces to create this affair: the Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, the Friends of Thailand International Network, the Hong Kong Association of Southern California, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (OC), Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, and the Asian Business Association of Orange County.
To date the following role models have been identified as honorees: Young Man Lee, CEO of East-West, Inc., Thang Hoang, Founder and CEO of Btouch Marketing Solutions, Darnai Ngawjeenanand, Owner of Thai Pan Cuisine, Raymond Cheng, AIA, Associate Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ron Chu is the Executive Champion for TAASiA, the Asian/ Pacific American Business Partnering Group and VP of Accounting and Tax of Toyota Financial Services, and Werner Escher of South Coast Plaza.
South Coast Plaza, an international destination, is this year’s title sponsor and event host. South Coast Plaza is a strong supporter of community outreach and diversity, especially for the Asian American community. “All the involved organizations and event partners are excited that South Coast Plaza continues to support the Asian community through this event,” said Ngoc Tinh Nguyen, this year’s Event Chair.
“The collaboration of diverse Asian community organizations in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a welcomed opportunity for South Coast Plaza to honor its commitment to recognizing achievement and the contributions of organizations and individuals. This being our fourth year of having been provided the opportunity to assume a sponsorship role, is all the more important because of this first presentation of the Diversity Visionary Awards in Orange County, “ said South Coast Plaza’s Werner Escher, Executive Director of Domestic and International Markets. “Congratulations to Chairman J.J. Kim, Event Chair, Ngoc Tinh Nguyen, and Co-Chair, Dr. Joseph Kim,” he added.
This event will be held on Saturday, May 11th, at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, at the Carousel Court, Level 1, with ceremonies starting at 11:00am to 2:00pm. Lively cultural entertainment will grace the festivities and refreshments will be served throughout the program. Though the event is complimentary, those interested in attending must RSVP at www.2013dva.eventbrite.com. For further inquiries, please call 714-638-1440 or send an email to email@example.com. You may also contact your respective chamber or organization for other details.
About South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza is the crown jewel of luxury shopping on the West Coast, and is recognized internationally for its unparalleled collection of over 250 boutiques, award-winning restaurants, spas and the adjacent world-renownedSegerstromCenterfor the Arts. Its stellar cast of diverse retailers — from Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, Hermès, Omega, and Harry Winston to Tory Burch, Barneys CO-OP, J. Crew, H&M and more — makes it Southern California's premier
shopping experience. Amenities include valet parking, currency exchange, foreign language assistance, personal stylist services and its acclaimed ACCESS Hospitality Suite which includes a dedicated Concierge, refreshments, WiFi and computer access, package check and more. SouthCoastPlazais located in Orange County, California, in the city of Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.southcoastplaza.com/ or call (800) 782-8888. South Coast Plaza is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/southcoastplaza.
About the Korean American Chamber of Orange County (KACCOC)
The mission of the KACCOC is to promote and support the developments and growth of Korean American businesses in Orange County as well as its surrounding counties. The KACCOC’s is able to carry out its mission through their participation with other chambers and organizations that share in many of the same values and goals through networking, special events and through other education and training seminars, business workshops, as well as cultural events they are able to partner in. The KACCOC seeks to embrace and bring all diverse communities together for the common goal of joining forces for the betterment and unity of the Asian community. For more information on the KACCOC, please call 714-638-1440. Other inquiries and information may also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.kaccoc.org for more information.
About the Vietnamese American Chamber of Orange County (VACOC)
The vision of VACOC is to provide leadership to the Vietnamese Pioneer Movement locally, nationally and internationally through commerce, education, cultural exchange and philanthropy. VACOC’s mission statement is to honor its responsibility of promoting and supporting chamber members, business, education, and community partners in order to benefit the chamber’s vision. Through the chamber’s values, VACOC will support and promote their mission by their following shared beliefs: 1) Small and medium size businesses are the backbone of their Pioneer Movement; 2) Education, training and shared resources as keys to business success; 3) Sharing and seeking “best practices” with other chambers, corporations and educational institutions both locally and globally which are important to growth; 4) Giving back to the community and becoming recognized philanthropists and; 5) To pursue the noble quest of becoming useful world citizens – wherever they can offer help and assistance. Their motto is “The voices of many businesses, spoken firmly through one organization.” For more information on the VACOC, please call (714) 775-6050 or send an email to email@example.com. You can also visit VACOC at www.vacoc.com.
About the Friends of Thailand International Network (FOTIN)
The Friends of Thailand international Network (FOTIN) is an inclusive group of volunteers who value the richness of Thai heritage and culture. We share the desire to create opportunities to enhance the value of our environment in Thailand, Americaand in any part of the world. FOTIN’smission is to encourage and expand relations between and among Thai and other international communities for their mutual enrichment. FOTIN will achieve this mission by providing information, support, expertise and forums for addressing issues and exchanging ideas. FOTIN’s general goals are; I.) To develop and maintain a large member pool of professional individuals and organizations as friends of Thailand, to act as a resource base of information, knowledge, and networks of international connections; II.) To promote a better understanding of Thai culture and heritage by overseas-born Thais, and by others in the U.S. and elsewhere to enhance the dignity and identity of Thai people outside Thailand and; III.) To develop partnership programs, build and maintain bridges with other professional individuals or organizations, both public and private, which share common goals with the FOTIN in enhancing value of our communities. For current information on FOTIN, please call 714-337-2220 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Hong Kong Association of Southern California (HKASC)
The mission of HKASC has main objectives, which are to facilitate and strengthen business and economic relationships between Hong Kong and Southern California. HKASC goals are to: 1) Promote the understanding of Hong Kong within the United States and throughout the international business community; 2) To also optimize networking opportunities among industry professionals who have a common interest in Hong Kong; 3) To promote programs of diverse interest and value for their association members and business partners to enhance a mutual understanding of developments in Hong Kong and Southern California; 4) To provide a clearinghouse for information on trade and investment opportunities between the two regions and; 5) To illustrate the new advantages the recently signed Closer Economic Partnership Agreement and Pan-PRD. HKASC is also one of the founding Member Organizations of the National
U.S. Hong Kong Business Association (NUSHKBA) providing stronger ties and more networking opportunities for its members with their counterparts located throughout the United States including Atlanta, Hawaii, the Midwest, New York, Northern California, Northern Texas, Philadelphia and Washington State. For more information on the HKASC, please call (213) 622-9446 or send an email to email@example.com. You can also visit HKASC at www.hkasc.org.
About the National Association of Asian American Professionals – Southern California (NAAAP SoCal)
The vision statement of NAAAP is “NAAAP is the premier organization for Asian professionals.” The mission of NAAAP is to 1) Cultivate and empower leaders for professional excellence; 2) Connect accomplished professionals for mutual success; 3) Engage and participate with the community-at-large and; 4) Inspire leader to make a meaningful difference in government, education, business, and society. Southern California, NAAAP SoCal serves the greater Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego communities, and localizes the NAAAP National mission on a regional level in the most concentrated Asian community in America. While the entire team collaborates on key signature events through the year such as the Regional Leadership Symposium or Annual Gala, each chapter does cultivate and sustain separate leadership committees and teams. Through these leadership and volunteer positions, all members are able to participate in many activities that join other Asian-American professionals in community service, professional development, and networking. While NAAAP focuses on promoting diversity in America with particular interest in Asian Americans, NAAAP welcomes people of all backgrounds who are motivated to work together on career advancement while making significant contributions to the community. You can visit NAAAP SoCal on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/naaapsocal. For more information on the NAAAP SoCal, please call their hotline at (949) 436-7662 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit NAAAP – Southern California at http://www.naaapsocal.org.
About the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (FACCOC)
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (www.faccoc.org http://www.faccoc.org, http://www.faccoc.org), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small to medium business organizations grow their companies through events such as workshops, procurement opportunities, mixers, mentorship, and other programs via networking and connecting their members with successful business professionals. Although FACCOC is a Filipino American based organization operating out of Orange County, their community membership reach consists of hundreds of business professionals from both domestic and international locations. For more information on the FACCOC, please call (877) 732-2262, or send your message via http://www.faccoc.org/index.php/contact-us. You can also visit the FACCOC’s website at http://www.faccoc.org. FACCOC is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FACCOC.
About the Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC)
Founded in 1992, is a non-profit organization serving the needs of the growing Asian American businesses in Orange County. ABAOC has organized many networking mixers, procurement events and outreach programs. ABAOC’s mission is to provide Asian Americans the opportunity to gain access to economic advancement through networking, education and community representation. For more information about ABAOC, please call the ABAOC office at (949) 222-2291 or visit their website at www.abaoc.org. Inquiries can also be emailed to email@example.com