December 2020 Newsletter
We Made It!
The year 2020 is over!!!

Is it time to take a breather? Sure!

Is there another Columbus Chinese Chamber event coming up soon? Of course!

In this issue of the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce newsletter, you will find the following:

  • Chinese Chamber Member Spotlight: Schneider Downs

  • Chinese Chamber Member News

  • Chinese Chamber News

  • Upcoming 2021 Chinese Chamber (in bold) and partner events (in italics):
  • Jan 12 Selling Online to China
  • Jan 18-19 Asian Financial Forum (HKTDC)
Interesting fact: On December 24, 759, the famed Tang poet/scholar/official, Du Fu, left Gansu for Chengdu, where he produced many famous poems and left behind a popular tourist site: Du Fu Thatched Cottage.
Member Spotlight
Since 1956, Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. has been providing accounting, tax and business advisory services through innovative thought leaders who deliver their expertise to meet the individual needs of each client.

If you are working internationally, Schneider Downs has the experience and expertise to support your international accounting needs.
Member News
JobsOhio Promotes Ohio in China, Welcomes Investors to Visit
Amy Lei, head of Asia business development for JobsOhio, speaking at the Chongqing event
JobsOhio shared Ohio's resources and business-friendly environment with Chinese audiences at events hosted by:

Participation in the Chongqing event was made possible by a connection through Sunny Yang of Chinese Chamber member Porter Wright.
As winter gears up, people are taking extra care to stay healthy. Morrison Medical has responded to that need by expanding PPE inventory to include face shields, face masks, gowns, gloves, disinfectant wipes and of course, their famous custom kits that combine specialty PPE into convenient single-use packs.

“In our 50 years in business, PPE has been a small part of our offerings, but due to high demand, we’ve expanded to provide more of the items people are looking for,” said Kevin Jeffers, managing partner of Morrison Medical.

In addition to the standard three-ply facial coverings, Morrison Medical has developed fog-free face shielding that can be worn with our without a mask, depending upon the need. The company also offers different types of disposable gowns for medical, first responder or other safety uses. They can also directly source other PPE items as needed using their established distribution channels.

“Part of the appeal of working with us is that you’re getting factory-direct pricing and the peace of mind that comes from a company with 50 years in business and an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau,” said Jeffers. “There are a lot of newcomers to the PPE market but none with the long-term legacy of Morrison Medical,” he said.

Morrison Medical expects to continue to stock PPE materials and add additional items throughout 2021 and beyond.
For more details about their PPE, please contact Morrison Medical.
Chinese Chamber News
On December 10th, the Columbus Chinese Chamber presented to over 400 audience members in a Chongqing Enterprise Go-Abroad webinar on investment opportunities in RCEP countries (the agreement that replaced the TPP, but without the US) and beyond.
Recent Chinese Chamber Events
This event, sponsored by Chinese Chamber member City of Dublin, was a joint effort of the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) and the Asian Indian American Business Group (AIABG).

Our expert panel shared information about the business environment in, and opportunities for, working with China, Japan, and India:

  • Vinita Mehra, Director, Chinese Chamber member Kegler Brown

  • Dave Cook, Partner, Chinese Chamber member Vorys

  • Diana Jia, Attorney, Chinese Chamber member Porter Wright, and Chinese Chamber board member

  • Michael Bowman, Senior Manager, Chinese Chamber member Schneider Downs

A link to a recording of the event can be found on our website.
Upcoming Chinese Chamber Events
January 12, 2021 Selling Online to China
“Selling Online to China: Tips from the Experts,” an online event 10-11am EST on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, will help you understand what it takes to succeed in Chinese e-tailing, as well as connect you with people who can help you through the process.
Our expert speakers are:
  • Tony Shan, Head of the Americas, TMall Global and Kaola
  • Fiona Chan, Marketing Manager, IBT Online
  • Andrew Lawler, Online Business Development Manager, IBT Online
Following the presentations and Q&A will be 30 minutes of virtual speed-networking for those who can remain.
  • Free for members* of the organizing organizations listed below
  • $12/person** for non-members

* If you would like to become a member, please contact the Columbus Chinese Chamber or your local chamber below.
** Eventbright will add a service fee of $2.36/person to non-member registrations.
Upcoming Partner Events
January 18-19, 2021 Asian Financial Forum
The AFF is Asia's premier platform for global leaders in government, finance and business to exchange insights, intelligence as well as business and investment opportunities. More than 3,500 C-suite financial and business leaders gathered at AFF 2020 for thought leadership and business networking, as well as to experience the latest fintech innovations and next-generation business ideas.
In the forum, the AFF Deal Flow Matchmaking Session connects sources of funds with sources of deals from around the world via one-to-one meetings based on their shared areas of interest. Over the years, 5,800+ meetings have been arranged for 3,500+ companies, including investment project owners, private equity firms, investors, high-net-worth individuals and senior professionals from intermediaries and professional services providers.
In addition, the Fintech Showcase, FintechHK Startup Salon and InnoVenture Salon, featuring a plethora of financial innovations, cutting-edge solutions and ground-breaking business ideas from financial institutions, technology firms and startups worldwide, are staged to empower entrepreneurs and connect them with potential investors and mentors.
Chinese Chamber Members
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Special thanks to Chinese Chamber charter members Huntington Bank and One Columbus.
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