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 Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce (G4C) Chairman's Welcome

Jin Kong, Esq.
Board Chairman 2016-17

Dear G4C members,
            I am honored to serve as your Chairman during this 2016-17 year. I want to thank our immediate past Chair Michael Kou, of Growth by Export, for his dedication and service to the G4C. Under his leadership, this Chamber experienced a tremendous transformation. I look forward to continuing his hard work and I am committed to doing my best in executing the responsibilities charged to me. Michael will remain with the Board as Chair Emeritus and will continue to serve as our trusted advisor. Also I want to thank Catalin Macarie (UC), Kevin Kahn (K2 Industrial Controls International), and Louisa Luk (Green Energy Enterprises) for their hard work as part of the outgoing 2015-16 executive team. ... Click Here for the Full Welcome Letter


Introducing Our 5 Newest Board Members!

We are excited to announce that 5 individuals were recently approved to join the G4C Board of Directors!

These new Board Members come from a variety of backgrounds, with unique sets of knowledge and expertise, but all share a strong personal connection with our mission of building bridges between the Greater Cincinnati business community and Chinese businesses & individuals. We welcome their new leadership and feel extremely confident that they will help strengthen and diversify the impact of this organization.

Please join us in giving a very warm welcome to:
  • Marvin Cunningham | President, Long-Stanton Mfg.
  • Steve McMillen | Principal, SMC Leadership
  • Leo Whitt | Senior Investment Banker, Hilliard Lyons
  • Susanna Wong Burgess | Operations Manager, Oriental Wok Restaurants
  • Cheryl Young | Associate Provost for Global Initiatives, Miami University
Full List of G4C Board Members

Inaugural Dragon Boat Festival

RowAmerica Hamilton Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, August 20, 2016
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
RiversEdge Amphitheater at Marcum Park
116 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH

The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce is proudly partnering with the inaugural RowAmerica Hamilton Dragon Boat Festival!  Although brand new to the Greater Cincinnati area, Dragon Boating has a rich Chinese history dating back to 278 B.C.

This year's event supports the Sports Medicine Division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital AND the Boathouse Development Capital Campaign for the Great Miami Rowing Center.

Come be part of Cincinnati history on Saturday, August 20th! For sponsorship information, to register as an individual or team, learn about Dragon Boat racing and/or establish your individual or team fundraising page, please visit or contact Joy Nix at

Job Opportunities Available at Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third is hiring! Click on the following links for more information about the specific roles and how to apply:

Big Leadership Changes for University of Cincinnati and Miami University

G4C members Miami University and University of Cincinnati will both have new presidents soon, following David Hodge's retirement on June 30, and Santa Ono's recent decision to lead the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Miami will be welcoming Gregory Crawford of Notre Dame as its next president replacing Hodge, who served in the top position for 10 years. Meanwhile, UC Provost Beverly Davenport has officially been appointed interim president, until a search committee successfully identifies Ono's replacement.

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International Students Are U.S. Business’ Best Hope For Growth

According to the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network, there will be an estimated employment shortfall of 1.3 million STEM jobs by 2020! As a result, international students studying STEM at American universities could be one of the country's most valuable economic assets... Read WE Network's full post here.

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