June 30, 2018
Summer 2018 Newsletter
NAAAP News & Events

President's Message

It was great to see so many of you at our Inaugural Member Mixer event. I hope you all enjoyed the opportunity to meet new friends, reconnect with old friends and share great stories.

Coming up, there are a few exciting events you won't want to miss. On July 14 Creative Process Workshop will turn on your imagination and our National Convention is in Atlanta from August 23 - 25. See the bottom of this email for more information on these. Also coming up, we are planning a new signature annual event on entrepreneurial and emerging careers. Look out for more information on that soon.

NAAAP Detroit is an all volunteer organization. If you would like to work with us to help plan events, please contact me at: president@naaapdetroit.org . Please join us! We are here to root for you!


Taoqu Chen
President, NAAAP Detroit

Inaugural Member Mixer Held on May 10

The National Association of Asian American Professionals Detroit Chapter (NAAAP Detroit) held its Inaugural Member Mixer on May 10, 2018 at the Bloomfield Township Public Library.  At the mixer, Chapter President Taoqu Chen welcomed members and guests and thanked board members and advisors for their contributions, and the founding members, who generously provided the seed money for the formation of NAAAP Detroit. She also thanked the operational leadership team, for their exceptional services and dedication and the Member Mixer Planners Denise Grim, Daniela Buccaran, Anastasia Vang, and Sharon Dow for their hard work in making this enjoyable event a reality... Read more
What's Up, Membership ?!

We would like to encourage our community professionals to join and continue being the strength of NAAAP Detroit. The experience, expertise, and enthusiasm of our members make NAAAP Detroit the leading organization in our community of professionals. Visit NAAAP Detroit Membership and email membership@naaapdetroit.org for further information. Please also stay tuned for our upcoming Member Mixer event in September!
NAAAP Detroit Brings in Workshop to Explore Creative Process in Problem Solving on July 14

A Dynamic Learn & Grow Workshop

Learn about the creative process utilized by visual artists and its applications in everyday problem solving in a dynamic Learn & Grow workshop at the Office Coffee Shop, 402 S. Lafayette, at 10 a.m. on July 14th. Visit NAAAP Detroit and email info@naaapdetroit.org for further information.

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • The Office Coffee Shop
  • 402 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Lunch and refreshments will be served
  • Member Admission: $8
  • General Admission: $16
  • Register by July 12, 2018
  • Advance registration is required
Join NAAAP Detroit Leaders at the 2018 Leadership Convention (ATL) Arise to Lead on August 23-25

The Leadership Convention is the largest event of the year organized by the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). For 2018, The Leadership Convention is scheduled for Aug. 23-25 (Thursday-Saturday) at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta. “  A rise   T o   L ead” (ATL) is the theme of this year’s convention, and is our call to action to anyone who wishes take their career or business to the next level. Visit  NAAAP Leadership Convention  and email info@naaapdetroit.org for further information.

  • ERG Summit
  • Keynote Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Diversity Career Fair
  • The ATL Gala
Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) APA Community Dialogues
Three years ago, MAPAAC conducted 11 town hall meetings and a survey to access the needs of the APA community in Michigan. From the information we gathered, we produced 10 top themes of the issues and concerns, which we began addressing through workshops and communication of state programs throughout the years. We would like to access if these issues from three years ago are still relevant and if there are new concerns.  Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. Thank you for your participation to help MAPAAC serve the APA community.