Celebrating the Vibrant Fusion of Chinese and American Cultures

$15.7K

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LOCAL INITIATIVES FACILITATED

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COMMUNITY EVENTS HOSTED

Empowering Chinese Americans, Enriching the Community

The Chinese American Association in Cincinnati is dedicated to fostering understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture while empowering the local community. Through a range of cultural, educational, and social programs, we strive to bridge the gap between cultures, promote cultural exchange, and celebrate the rich heritage of Chinese Americans. Our mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive environment where individuals of all backgrounds can come together, learn from one another, and build a stronger, more connected community.

Our Services

HOW WE DO IT

Travel to China

We can help you arrange your trip to China, including air tickets, hotel, transportation between the airport and hotel, and more.

Visas and Immigration

We can help you immigrate from China to the United States, or apply for a passport or visa to China.

Filing Taxes

Every year, tax time means a lot of work (maybe a headache) for a person or a company. We can help you relieve that burden.

Financial Aid

If you need money for your college student, we can help you apply for certain financial aid. Please contact us for the details.

Purchasing Personal Insurance

Need life insurance? We can help.

Services for Retirees

If you would like to retire to China, including going through retirement procedures and going to a nursing home in China, we can help you.

Financial Services

  • Taking loans
  • Sending money to China
  • Investment in business or real estate

Education Services

  • Learning Chinese
  • Studying in China
  • Cultural exchange

Event Planning

  • Organizing cultural and sports activities in the Chinese community
  • Organizing Chinese New Year’s Banquet

Who We Are

Founded on March 15, 1971, CAAC has served the Greater Cincinnati area for more than 4 decades. 

The Chinese American Association of Cincinnati (CAAC) is a dynamic and inclusive organization dedicated to fostering cultural exchange, community support, and unity among Chinese Americans residing in the Cincinnati area. Established in 2005, the CAAC has been a cornerstone of the Chinese American community, providing a platform for individuals and families to connect, celebrate their heritage, and contribute to the rich multicultural fabric of Cincinnati.

Mission

Our mission is to promote and preserve Chinese culture, heritage, and traditions while nurturing a sense of community among Chinese Americans in Cincinnati. We strive to facilitate cultural exchange, provide educational opportunities, and empower individuals to succeed and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Objectives

Cultural Preservation

The CAAC aims to preserve and promote Chinese culture, language, and traditions. Through various events, workshops, and activities, we strive to create a space where Chinese Americans can connect with their roots and share their cultural heritage with the wider community.

Community Support

We are committed to providing support and resources to Chinese Americans in Cincinnati. Whether it is offering guidance to new immigrants, assisting with language barriers, or providing a network for social and professional connections, we strive to be a trusted resource and a pillar of support for our community.

 

Cultural Exchange

The CAAC believes in the power of cultural exchange and collaboration. We actively seek opportunities to engage with other cultural groups, organizations, and institutions to promote cross-cultural understanding, celebrate diversity, and foster a harmonious multicultural community.

 

Education and Awareness

We recognize the importance of education as a means to empower individuals and bridge cultural gaps. The CAAC organizes educational programs, language classes, seminars, and workshops to enrich the knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture among our members and the wider community.

 

Advocacy

The CAAC serves as a voice for the Chinese American community in Cincinnati. We advocate for the rights, interests, and well-being of Chinese Americans, promoting equality, inclusion, and cultural diversity in all aspects of life.

Activities and Programs

The CAAC offers a diverse range of activities and programs designed to engage, educate, and entertain our members and the community.

Cultural Celebrations

We organize vibrant festivals and events throughout the year, such as Chinese New Year celebrations, Lantern Festival gatherings, and Mid-Autumn Festival galas. These festivities showcase traditional performances, arts and crafts, culinary delights, and cultural exhibitions, allowing everyone to immerse themselves in the beauty of Chinese traditions.

Language and Cultural Classes

The CAAC provides language classes for both children and adults interested in learning Mandarin or Cantonese. Additionally, we offer cultural classes that explore various aspects of Chinese culture, such as calligraphy, painting, martial arts, and traditional music.

Community Outreach

The CAAC actively engages with the wider community through outreach initiatives. We participate in cultural festivals, collaborate with local organizations, and organize community service projects to promote cultural understanding and give back to the Cincinnati community.

Meet Our Team

Easton Wang

Chairman

Easton Wang is a business professional with training and experience in both the U.S. and China enabling him to create effective business, training, and consultation connections in companies, government, and Universities in both Asia and North America.

He has a broad range of experience during the past 20 years in acquisitions, sales, capital sourcing, turnaround management consulting, and Chinese American technology exchange programs.

He has extensive experience in success in the brokering of profitable growing businesses as well as market-challenged enterprises. Led acquisition search initiatives for middle-market, privately held clients, divisional searches for billion-dollar-plus publicly traded clients, and Chinese publicly traded and privately owned clients.

He started Chinese-American technology and academic scholar exchange programs which established long-term relationships and exchange programs with over 30 universities in China such as Peoples University, Beijing University, etc. This program has sent more than 100 American teachers to China to teach college students at locations such as Jilin University, Shijiazhuang University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing University, etc.

David A. Lane

Vice Chairman

David Lane was born in El Salvador to immigrant parents. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Finance and a Master’s degree in International Business with a minor in Information Systems. He also had the privilege of studying at Kings College in Cambridge, England. Fluent in English and Spanish, with intermediate proficiency in French and beginning proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, I specialize in international relationships mainly with Chinese, European, and Latin American clients. I bring a wealth of experience and strong negotiation skills to every transaction. My main priority is providing the highest quality of service. Licensed in Florida and California.

Real estate broker focused on large tract land sales, redevelopment opportunities, real estate portfolio sales, and institutional apartment dispositions and acquisitions in the US and Latin America.

I am a business adviser and provide transaction management services that are tailored to each client’s individual needs. My partners are investment bankers who work with companies, management teams, and entrepreneurs to maximize outcomes and add value. In each assignment, 21 CIG will provide you with in-depth analysis and creative deal structures that will optimize your investments. Our team of investment bankers has over 25 years of corporate and real estate finance experience.

We provide a range of services to investors and owners of real estate, including equity and debt investment opportunities, investment sales, debt and equity financing, renovations, remodeling, and brokerage.

Dr. Landon Lu

Chief Scientist

Dr. Landon Lu is currently a professor at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, and Director of The Center for Healthcare Big Data Research. Before joining Wuhan University, Dr. Lu was a tenured professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a top 3 children’s hospital in the US. Dr. Lu’s laboratory was continuously funded by grants from the US NIH (e.g., PI on R01 grants), the US NSF and private foundations (e.g., Gates Foundation) when he was with CCHMC for 10+ years.

Dr. Lu’s main research interests are in biomedical informatics and healthcare big data analysis and application. The algorithms and technologies developed in Dr. Lu’s laboratory have been successfully applied to infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases and children’s developmental disorders. They have become effective tools to assist doctors in diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Lu has published 80+ high-quality peer-reviewed papers including in Science and Information Sciences (H index 35, total citations >4000), and held 10+ domestic and foreign patents. His research work has attracted international attention, including US NPR News, The Scientist, Genomics and Proteomics, Yahoo News and Reuters news. He has been invited to serve as a grant reviewer for the US NIH, US NSF, Canadian NSERC, French ANR, Polish NCN and Hong Kong ITC.

Dr. Holly Yin

Vice Chairman

Dr. Yin graduated from Suzhou Medical College in 1982 with an MD degree. She completed her Post-Doctoral research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1998, where she earned a Certificate for Meritorious Work at the Department of Ophthalmology. In 1999, she came to the University of Cincinnati Medical School as a visiting scientist. Her various research projects included work in lung cancer, diabetes, and optic nerve development.

Since 2015, Dr. Yin advises and leads the Digital Health practice of China-US Business Development Corp., including market development within the Chinese medical segment. Dr. Yin has over 30 years of experience working for both Chinese and US hospitals and medical schools.

Dr. Yin is also a certified nutritional consultant helping clients live happier, healthier lives. Dr. Yin has clients around the world, including North America, Asia, and Oceania.
Currently, Dr. Yin serves as Vice President of EnviroTech International. Her main focus is to develop environmentally sustainable business practices and partnerships to help Chinese and American companies work together to build a greener world.

HK Hall

Vice Chairman

HK Hall is the CEO of World Merchants Inc. which is an international trade and marketing company that has dedicated itself to the development of trade and marketing for over 20 years and in over 20 different countries. In that period of time we have created numerous business opportunities for our own account as well as performing an essential and determinant role in increasing the marketing and sales worldwide for numerous companies in various parts of the world. No matter if your company is looking to expand into a new part of the world, and/or seeking key market intelligence, or your company desires to gain in depth analysis of a specific industry, then we offer a genuine, intelligent, and professionally executed analysis of any or all of your specific needs and requests. Above all, we work in joint partnership with you from the initial phase, until such time as we see quantifiable results, and can confidently claim mission accomplished.

Eric Siu

International Business Director

Eric Siu is a visionary leader and seasoned entrepreneur with a dynamic career spanning the medical device industry. As President and Founder of Com-Med International, he orchestrated over two decades of development, manufacturing, and distribution of top-tier disposable medical products, elevating the company as a global OEM leader. His strategic sourcing prowess streamlined operations, keeping a pulse on quality while ensuring market competitiveness.

In 2004, Eric co-founded Dragon Heart Medical, carving a niche in intravenous sets and blood collection devices. His knack for identifying market needs and executing solutions also led to SimplyGlobo Inc.’s inception, bridging personal electronics and e-commerce, a venture that capitalized on Asian manufacturing and US web development.

Eric’s acumen extends beyond entrepreneurship; he’s a catalyst for growth and innovation. At Advcare Medical, his involvement in pioneering patentable medical device technologies poised the company as a frontrunner in hazardous drug containment, fostering partnerships with institutions like the Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center.

His forte lies in forging strategic alliances, global project leadership, and comprehensive brand management. Eric’s track record showcases achievements like surpassing project goals within tight deadlines and securing significant revenue growth through key partnerships.

Eric Siu embodies a multifaceted leader, adept at driving visionary ventures, fostering innovation, and navigating the intricate landscape of the medical device industry with a forward-thinking approach.

Richard Wang

International Trade Director

Richard Wang is a Citizen of The People’s Republic of China and a permanent resident of Beijing City, Richard Wang holds University Bachelor’s degree in material science and engineering and completed his MBA from Beijing University of Technology, a Summer School program at The University of Manchester.

Richard Wang started his career in a Beijing local large nationally owned building materials manufacturing and real estate development enterprise in 1999, and then successively acted as a key product marketing supervisor in several multi-national corporations, which distribute and manufacture electrical and electric components. Richard is an expert on the spare parts of Electrical Vehicles, is very familiar with the China EV market, and has an in-depth and extensive relationship with most of the owners of the EV spare parts manufacturers in the China market, Richard Wang once founded four business in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Jiangsu Province, that gives Richard plenty of investment, PR and government resources.

Richard Wang has rich management experience in nationally state-owned enterprises and multi-international corporations, Is a product and marketing expert in new energy marketing, especially in solar, wind power, lithium battery, Electric Vehicles, energy storage, and energy management, and also has rich business travel experience word wide.

Michael Ulreich

International Education Director

Michael Ulreich is a former journalist, educator, facility manager, union president, and environmentalist who has long-standing ties to the Chinese community in Chicago through his vice-chairmanship of Ping Tom Park.

Mike was a newspaper reporter for 25 years and in 1999 became president of the Chicago Newspaper Guild, representing the Chicago Sun-Times and now the Chicago Tribune. In 2008 he left the union to work for a Chicago construction company as a project manager working in Chicago’s MCA and creating such exhibits at Chicago’s Field Museum as the new Revolving Planet dinosaur exhibit. He then studied Green Building Energy Technology at Wright College and took a job with Instituto del Progreso Latino as its first facility manager for two high schools and an office complex.

Mike still coaches track and soccer at Instituto Health Care Career Academy. He has degrees in journalism and elementary education from Southern Illinois University. In the Chicago community, he also started soccer and recreational programs for refugees from Afghanistan and Central America for the Heartland Alliance, has served as president of Chicago’s largest high school, Lane Tech, as well as Taft High School and Norwood Park School, and currently serves as president of the Chicago Track Association.

Mike has much experience in coordinating contacts with foreign countries especially China having traveled throughout China and Mongolia. His journalism experience enables him to both experiences and writes about events and people, his educational experience enables him to understand and assist students and athletes of many different nationalities and backgrounds and his experience in facility management enables him to consult with scientists and engineers on the best and most unmaintainable, methods of building science.

Michael has been a friend of China and the Chinese for many years, has traveled throughout China and Japan, and has relatives living in both Beijing and Tokyo.

Boris Chen

International Digital Marketing Director

Boris Chen is an accomplished Digital Marketing Director and high-performance leader who has completely transformed local Ohio-based Chinese small businesses through his data-driven and multi-channel marketing strategies.

With over 5 years of progressive experience in digital marketing analytics and technical implementations across various industries, Boris has consistently delivered high-value project outcomes while providing exceptional team leadership. He is known for his problem-solving abilities and innovative approach to technology solutions, making him a valuable asset at the intersection of technology, innovation, and development.

As a Senior Paid Search Campaign Manager at Jellyfish, an international digital advertising and performance marketing agency, Boris played a pivotal role in optimizing YouTube video ad campaigns for the November 8th election. Through his strategic optimizations of campaign budgets, bids, and creative elements, Boris achieved outstanding key performance indicator (KPI) results, increasing Brand Lift by an average of 48.4 million voters/candidates over a span of 6 months. His ability to effectively communicate results and provide optimization recommendations to key stakeholders led to a significant impact on campaign success.

During his tenure at Procter & Gamble (P&G), Boris excelled as a Paid Search Campaign Manager, overseeing digital media strategy and execution for 5 P&G retailers. Through his meticulous budget management and optimization efforts, he successfully managed multi-million-dollar budgets, achieving remarkable results in terms of return on ad spend (ROAS), click-through rate (CTR), and total sales. Boris’s expertise in media campaign optimization and his ability to develop effective marketing strategies resulted in a 200% increase in site visitors, a 74% increase in session duration, and a 32% decrease in bounce rate for over 40 branches nationwide.

Boris’s dedication to staying at the forefront of industry trends is evident through his certifications and technical skills. He is proficient in Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, Salesforce, and various marketing automation platforms. Boris’s ability to leverage his technical expertise, coupled with his strategic thinking and strong analytical skills, enables him to develop and execute highly effective international digital marketing strategies.

Boris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Accounting with a Minor in Computer Science from Ohio State University and has completed a Full Stack Development Technical Training Bootcamp. He is a results-oriented professional who combines technical expertise with leadership abilities to drive success in international digital marketing. With his strong track record of achieving measurable results and his passion for innovation, Boris is well-positioned to excel as an International Digital Marketing Director.

Resources

The Chinese American Association of Cincinnati (CAAC) is a vibrant organization that strives to promote cultural exchange, provide support, and foster a sense of community among Chinese Americans living in the Cincinnati area.

Community Centers and Facilities

The CAAC can collaborate with local community centers and facilities to host events, workshops, and cultural programs. These venues provide suitable spaces for gatherings, performances, and exhibitions. Some well-known community centers in Cincinnati include the Cincinnati Recreation Commission and the YMCA. By partnering with these institutions, the CAAC can access affordable or discounted spaces for its activities

Educational Institutions

Local schools, colleges, and universities can be valuable resources for the CAAC. These institutions may be interested in collaborating on cultural events, language classes, or seminars. Universities like the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University often have Asian cultural clubs or departments that could provide support and expertise to the CAAC.

Public Libraries

Cincinnati’s public library system offers a wealth of resources that can benefit the CAAC. Libraries can provide meeting rooms for events, offer language learning materials, and host cultural programs. The library staff may be able to assist with research, provide access to online resources, or recommend books on Chinese culture and history.

Business and Corporate Sponsorships

The CAAC can explore partnerships with local businesses and corporations. Many companies have corporate social responsibility programs that support community organizations. By engaging in sponsorship agreements, the CAAC can receive financial support, in-kind donations, or volunteer assistance for its initiatives.

Cultural and Artistic Institutions

Cincinnati is home to several cultural and artistic institutions that can offer support and collaboration opportunities to the CAAC. Museums, art galleries, and performance venues can provide spaces for showcasing Chinese art, hosting cultural performances, or organizing workshops. Institutions such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, and the Aronoff Center for the Arts are worth exploring for potential partnerships.

 

Events

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration - Cincinnati Museum Center

In a captivating showcase of talent and culture, a distinguished group of Chinese artists was invited to demonstrate their mastery of this ancient art form. Amidst the grandeur of the museum, guests were enthralled as they witnessed the graceful strokes and intricate techniques employed by these gifted individuals. Each brushstroke conveyed a story, evoking a sense of reverence for the rich heritage and traditions of China. The event was a celebration of artistic excellence, highlighting the profound beauty and depth found within the art of Chinese Calligraphy. Attendees left inspired, their hearts and minds enriched by this unique fusion of creativity and cultural heritage.

CAAC and Beijing People's Friendship Association Networking

The Cincinnati Museum Center was abuzz with excitement as the Cincinnati Chinese American Association hosted a captivating calligraphy demonstration event. The atmosphere was filled with anticipation as attendees eagerly gathered to witness the beauty and skill of the featured artists. With brushes in hand and focused expressions, the calligraphers gracefully brought the ancient art form to life on paper. Each stroke was meticulously crafted, showcasing the artists’ mastery of technique and their deep understanding of Chinese characters. The air was filled with the intoxicating scent of ink as the artists expertly mixed it to achieve the perfect consistency. As the demonstrations unfolded, attendees were transported into a world of elegance and tradition, learning about the rich cultural significance behind each stroke and character. The event provided a unique opportunity for the community to appreciate and engage with Chinese calligraphy, leaving everyone inspired by the beauty and grace of this timeless art form