March 2022 Newsletter
不要小看自己 因为人有无限的可能.
"Do not underestimate yourself; everyone has unlimited potential."

Newsletter Outline

  • Chinese Chamber Member Spotlight
  • DLZ

  • Chinese Chamber Member News
  • Office, retail space for rent in NW Columbus/UA
  • Online Mandarin classes
  • IMAGE grants for exporters

  • Upcoming events (Chinese Chamber events in bold; partner events in italics):
  • Midwest Manufacturing: Leveraging Online Tools to Grow Your Exports, Sales, Brand and Business
  • Huzhou Virtual Business Exhibition

  • Chinese Chamber News
  • Meet the new Executive Director
  • Former Executive Director Pat McAloon Spoke on Panel at OSU

  • Community News
  • Chamber Attends US-China Agricultural Roundtable
  • Columbus Council on World Affairs is Hiring
  • Hefei Science Team Develops New Strong Tungsten Material
  • Hubei Begins Test Running High-Speed Train

Member Spotlight

Renewable Energy is a major focus at DLZ. We actively promote renewable energy technology here and abroad, including research and development of minimum impact hydrokinetic technology. We also seek opportunities to restore our environment and create a new model of sustainable community development.

Daily lifestyle actions are implemented into our policies to conserve natural resources and to minimize the company’s environmental footprint. Our staff is fully engaged in building a sustainable future. We recycle in all our offices and promote a paperless business model. We also use energy and water-saving technologies and utilize LEED principles for all office renovations. In addition, at some of our offices, we utilize green infrastructure to reduce stormwater volumes and improve its discharge quality. We promote a “non-idling” practice for our large vehicle fleet.

Learn more about DLZ at their website.
Member News
Value Recovery Group has single offices for lease near the intersection of Kenny and Henderson, on the edge of Upper Arlington. Shorter term leases and gross leases for single office tenants are available. This is an ideal change of pace for the WFH professional.
Please feel free to share with anyone that you think would benefit from the space.
Three scenarios:
1. The majority of the west wing is available for a single user (office use)
2. Numerous users for individual offices (or a pair of offices) in west wing for lease (office use)
3. The entire depot building is available for rent for office or retail use.
See below link for listing description:
Interested parties please contact Stephen Renaker, VP Business Development, at [email protected], (614) 989-1256 (mobile) or (614) 324-5959, ext. 2070 (office)
The Ohio Department of Development offers grant programs to help Ohio companies export their goods and services, gain export knowledge, and participate in trade missions.

The IMAGE grant provides eligible companies a 50% reimbursement of up to $10,000 in grant funds (i.e., 50% of $20,000 in eligible expenses) to engage in activities to increase export sales.

The current application period will open March 1 and closes April 7, 2022. Funding for this round can be used for activities between April 1 and June 30, 2022. Additional IMAGE funding opportunities will be announced quarterly subject to funding availability.

Applications must be approved before starting grant activities. For more information and to apply, visit IMAGE.Development.Ohio.Gov, email [email protected], or contact an Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network director near you.
New Online Mandarin Class Starts March 14, 2022

CSC is excited to announce a new online Beginner class for adults meeting Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm, March 14 – May 16, 2022.

Online Course Features:

  • Live interaction with the instructor and fellow learners
  • Class recordings provided for review
  • Course book and audio included
  • Digital flashcards for practice anywhere, anytime
  • Time-tested curriculum designed for and by non-native learners
  • Lessons centered on targeted, practical interactions
  • Join class from anywhere with high speed internet

Course fee $210. Spots are limited. Join one of the largest communities of non-native Mandarin learners in the US!

Chinese Chamber Member Quote of the Month

"The most valuable part has been the events, establishing new relationships, and friendships."

Upcoming Chinese Chamber Events
Midwest Manufacturing: Leveraging Online Tools to Grow Your Exports, Sales, Brand and Business
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 10 AM ET
Join Midwest Manufacturers and IBT Online, to discuss tools, best practices, and strategies for successful B2B international online marketing, to grow your exports, sales, brand and business.
Join us as we share expertise and experience in delivering localized websites and online marketing.

 Insights and opportunities:
The benefits of best-practice, optimally localized business development websites
Be found, be understood, do business in your target markets
SEO, Social Media Marketing, Reporting, and Analytics
Grow traffic, engagement, and conversions
Connect with your customers, increase brand awareness
How to help your international distributors and in-market partners
Boost your leads and sales in your target markets
Sell online with ecommerce
Case studies - how companies are using online tools today

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Huzhou Virtual Business Exhibition
Thursday, April 21, 2022 8AM to 9:30 AM EST

On April 21st, 2022, eight companies in Huzhou, China will present in English their international cooperation interests in an online event co-hosted by the Greater Cleveland and Columbus Chinese Chambers of Commerce, the America-China Society of Indiana, City of Huzhou, and Huzhou Industry Investment Group.
Attending this event should be useful for American:

  • Home goods importers
  • Manufacturing/packaging equipment exporters
  • Construction materials importers
  • Raw materials exporters
  • Manufacturing safety systems exporters
  • Landscaping/gardening industry companies
  • Professional services companies
  • Pollution mitigation systems manufacturer
  • Any business that has a role to play in the manufacturing supply chain

Huzhou, known as the City of Silk, is located in northern Zhejiang Province. Zhejiang has the fourth highest GDP in China, roughly equivalent to the country of Indonesia, and is celebrating the 35th anniversary of sister state-province relations with Indiana this year.
Following the event, presenters and ticket holders will be sent each others' contact information and the organizers will help make sure that interested parties are able to connect.

Chinese Chamber News
Meet the new Executive Director: Kate Sullivan
A letter from Kate
Hi Everyone,

I have a background in logistics both domestic and international, but I currently work in IT as a Bilingual Technical Support Engineer working with major luxury retail brands.

I spent an exhilarating and fast-paced three years of my life in Tianjin, China studying Mandarin which provided endless opportunities for growth and a brand new mindset. I have now been back in the US for six years and began working as Executive Director on March 7, 2022. I could not be more honored to join such a wonderful Chamber of Commerce.

I look forward to interacting with all of you and can only hope to be half of the Executive Director that Pat McAloon was. Please do not hesitate to email me here or to

Looking forward to a great rest of 2022,

Kate Sullivan

Former Executive Director Pat McAloon Spoke on Panel at OSU
On March 28th, former Chinese Chamber executive director Pat McAloon was
honored to speak on a panel discussing career options for foreign
language majors in the Department of East Asian Languages and
Literatures at OSU. Also on the panel were Ben Pachter, executive
director of the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO), and
Richard Fajardo, career coach in the OSU College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Career and Professional Success.

Student attendees learned about how to achieve professional-level
ability in their respective languages, to develop that ability in a
professional domain, and to look for jobs by networking at events hosted
by organizations like the Chinese Chamber.
Community News
Chamber Attends US-China Agricultural Round Table
By Emma Hardy, Columbus Chinese Chamber Intern
On March 22, 2022, The Heartland of China Association held a roundtable discussion with some of America and China’s most prominent leaders. To name a few, Ambassador Qin Gang, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, Senator Blayne Arthur, and Congressman Darin Lahood all attended to give their respective remarks on the state of agriculture. Both countries expressed an enthusiastic agreement to keep their agricultural partnership, and urged each other to strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. 

The roundtable was very successful; Deputy Under Secretary Jason Hafmeister reported that America had exported “$33 billion dollars last year”. This is a great increase since during trade war conditions the US only exported about $10 billion dollars. Hafmeister also reported that if China lowered their high tariffs on agricultural products and lifted other restrictions, then the US could be seen exporting $50 billion dollars just in the short-term. Additionally, Erik Fyrwald who is the CEO of Syngenta Group shared his company’s findings of creating more sustainable and effective grain. Fyrwald stated that they have developed a new kind of cow feed called Anagen. Once fed, the cow emits 10% less methane and requires 5% less feed. This new discovery is just one of many that the company is working on to beat climate change to supply the world with food, since the world will need 50% more food by 2050. 

Stay tuned for next year’s roundtable discussion next March to hear about developments in this mutually beneficial agricultural relationship.
Columbus Council on World Affairs Hiring
Open Position: Administrative & Office Assistant
Date Posted: February 11, 2022
Start Date: As soon as possible
Reports To: President & CEO
Compensation: $20-22/hour, depending on experience
Status: Part-time position, approximately 20 hours/week
Location/Time: Columbus, Ohio/Flexible, primarily during regular business hours

Read more here.
Hefei Science Team Develops New Strong Tungsten Material
At the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Hefei, a science team produced a large piece of pure tungsten that is both more flexible and stronger than most other alloys used currently. This is key in developing stronger fusion reactors within China to enhance their production of electricity and to lead to further developments in other scientific fields.

Hubei Begins Test Running High-Speed Train
This newly constructed railway line stretches a whopping 818 kilometers connecting China's Henan province to Wanzhou and is expected to open in June. The 192-kilometer section in Hubei's province connects Xiangyang and Badong. The new railway will also be crucial as it allows people to travel from Wuhan to Shennongjia in 2 hours- twice as fast as other forms of travel.

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