December 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year!
In this last 2021 issue of the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce newsletter, you will find the following:

  • Chinese Chamber Member Spotlight: Denison University Global Commerce Program

  • Chinese Chamber Member News
  • D-Terra Solutions
  • Denison Edge

  • Community News
  • Passing of a beloved Central Ohio restaurateur

  • Chinese Chamber News
  • Recent event
  • Executive Director job announcement

  • Upcoming events:

  • February 11, 2022, 5pm, Chinese Chamber Chinese New Year Gala

Mark Your Calendar!
Member Spotlight:
Global Commerce Program at Denison University
Global Commerce majors are prepared to succeed in the constantly changing circumstances of the 21st century. They:

  • Investigate how and why goods, services, information, money and power are exchanged across the world. 
  • Ask questions and think critically about the risks and complex factors that shape the structures and practices of global trade, businesses, and organizations.
  • Create solutions to address the challenges, problems, and opportunities that businesses and organizations face in today’s global economy.

To learn more about the Global Commerce program, as well as their how to identify interns that can help your organization, visit their website or contact Jane Palmer.
Member News
If you know of, or are working with, any companies experiencing travel restrictions that are impeding overseas manufacturing and supply chain oversight, D-Terra Solutions can help.

During a time when many companies are facing travel restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic, D-Terra is well positioned to operate as an extension to our U.S. clients’ product and supply chain teams. 
From manufacturing start-up, steady state production and ongoing quality control and logistics support, D-Terra helps our customers greatly reduce or even eliminate their travel expenses and on-ground support costs to manage offshore supplier activity. 

Our team offers Process Audits, Quality Engineering Support and Ongoing Product Inspections. 

Additionally, customers can engage D-Terra and our Asia team for sourcing to help identify alternative suppliers or to help them mitigate supply chain risk and/or reduce cost.   
For inquiries, please contact Mike Billman at 614.940.2460 or

D-Terra Solutions recently had the honor of hosting 22 students from the Metro Early College High School for a tour at their onsite Innovation Center.

For more, read here.
Spectrum Reach is Hiring!
Spectrum Reach is hiring for the position of Field Marketing Specialist, Media. For details, click here or the logo above. 
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. For more detailed information, please visit the ODoD website.
New Online Mandarin Class Starts January 3, 2022

CSC is excited to announce a new online Beginner class for adults meeting Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm, January 3 – March 7, 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!

Denison Edge Grand Opening on 1/31/22

Denison Edge is now open in Downtown Columbus! Please join us to celebrate the grand opening.

You will have the opportunity to explore our state-of-the-art education-to-career space, network with attendees and enjoy some food and beverages.

Denison Edge provides a hands-on, high-touch learning environment where industry experts help liberal arts students and recent graduates acquire the skills and knowledge to launch into, pivot toward, or accelerate their preferred career.

Community News
A Columbus Icon has Passed
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Gary Shyu, the owner of China Bell Restaurant in Grove City, on December 25, 2021.

Gary was a fixture in the Central Ohio community, and he is greatly missed.

Arrangements are being made by Schroedinger Grove City.
Chinese Chamber Member Quote of the Month

"There is a lot of interaction between Central Ohio and the Chinese-speaking world that does not appear in local media; being a member of the Chinese Chamber plugs us into resources that we and our clients need to succeed." "

Monica Xia, SinoConnect
Chinese Chamber News
Recent event:
From Community Colleges to a 4-Year Degree: A Path with Many Benefits
On December 10, 2021, the Columbus Chinese Chamber supported the US Heartland China Association and Global School Access in holding an event to introduce the community college pathway to a US bachelor's degree to families in China.

Representatives from Columbus State Community College and the Ohio State University joined San Mateo College, UC Berkeley, UMass, Lone Star Community College, and the University of Houston in helping Chinese parents understand the financial and social benefits of their children beginning their bachelor's degree studies in the US at a two-year college.

Columbus Chinese Chamber chair Monica Xia shared her own experiences as a Chinese person who, when pursuing her US degree, began at Columbus State Community College, and, after earning a BSBA at the Ohio State University, went on to work in the auto industry and earn an MBA from UMich-Ann Arbor.

Increasing the number of Chinese-speaking visitors to Central Ohio - including students - is a win-win for the schools, as well as the community.
The Columbus Chinese Chamber is hiring!
Bonnie Hou
Zach Grammel
Alisa Zhan
Pat McAloon
In the almost seven years since its founding in April 2015, the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber has had four individuals managing its day-to-day affairs.

Bonnie, Alisa, Zach, and, most recently, Pat, have - while holding full-time occupations elsewhere - grown the Chamber, designed and delivered event programming, maintained its media presences, and, working with the board, developed relationships leveraged for the benefit of Chinese Chamber members.

With Pat's moving out of state, the Chamber is now inviting applications for the part-time job of Executive Director. For a job description and any questions, please contact Pat McAloon.
Upcoming Chinese Chamber Events
February 11, 2022 5pm ET

Columbus Chinese Chamber 2nd Annual Spring Festival Gala
Mark your calendar!

The Chinese Chamber's 2nd annual Spring Festival Gala will be held at Scioto Reserve from 5-7pm on February 11 and will include networking, dinner, and Chinese cultural performances.

Please join us in celebrating the hard work that the community has put into maintaining relationships and exchanging goods and services between Central Ohio and the Chinese-speaking world throughout the pandemic.

Organizations are encouraged to consider sponsoring a table and invite employees and clients to join this celebration of our community's diversity of cultures and relationships.

Details and registration coming soon in a separate announcement.
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