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TAP-Chicago Goes to King of the Yees

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Join TAP as we go to the King of the Yees at the Goodman Theatre on April 29th (2pm Sat) ! Learn more about King of the Yees, please visit:https://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/1617-Season/King-of-the-Yees/

We have 15 seats reserved at a group discounted rate of $25 each for the main floor ($5 OFF the original ticket). You are welcome to join us for drinks/snacks after the show!

Please RSVP via eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-chicago-goes-to-king-of-the-yees-tickets-33740641166

Questions?
Contact Matt Maa at matt@tapchicago.org

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TAP-Chicago Networking Mixer at Patron’s Hacienda

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TAP (Taiwanese American Professionals), KACC (Korean American Coalition of Chicago), and TJCCC (Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Chicago) invites you to a joint networking mixer on Thursday, March 16th at Patron’s Chicago in River North. There will be a complimentary “make your own” tacos and nachos bar for attendees. Join us for a night of drinks and fun with TAP, KACC, and TJCCC!

Early bird (available until 3/15) – free
General admission (or at the door) – $5

Other specials during the happy hour event will include:
$6 Don Julio Blanco Luxury Margaritas
$6 Don Julio Anejo Manhattans
$6 Don Julio Blanco Mojitos
$50 Off Bottles
1/2 Price Appetizers

Patron’s Chicago is an authentic Mexican restaurant featuring traditional Mexican dishes, sports cantina showing all of the UFC and Boxing events, and nightclub nights on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The bar offers specialty cocktails, craft, domestic and imported beers along with hand-selected wines and over 56 varieties of tequila served individually in a flight, or by the bottle.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Chang (kchang511@gmail.com)
Tuyet Ngo (tuyet.t.ngo@gmail.com)

RSVP Here. Facebook event Here.

 

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TAP Chicago in collaboration with Lunar Ball presents Lunar Ball 2017!

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TAP-Chicago in collaboration with Lunar Ball cordially invites you to Lunar Ball 2017!

The 5th Annual Lunar Ball is Chicago’s largest charitable fundraiser for Asian American young professionals and friends. This year, we expect a crowd of 800+ of Chicago’s most accomplished and involved young professionals to fill the Wintrust Grand Banking Hall for an evening of fun, food, and networking.

The event will include tastings from Chicago’s top restaurants, open bar, adult beverages all night, performances, multiple DJs, raffle, and silent auction.

TAP-Chicago have a limited amount of discounted tickets! Apply the discount code:

TAP-CHICAGO

Please go to Eventbrite to buy your tickets today!

All proceeds from Lunar Ball 2017 will benefit our community beneficiaries and charities.

For more information, please contact:

patrick@tapchicago.org

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MBE/WBE Certification

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Ayenew Biru from Horizon Consulting will explain generally how public and private sector supplier diversity programs work, and the process of getting MBE/WBE (Minority and Women-owned Business) certification.

Horizon Consulting was founded in order to provide comprehensive MBE/WBE/DBE certification assistance to small and medium-sized businesses – from initial and re-certifications to expansions of commodity codes, annual reporting requirements and appeals of preliminary denials of applications.

Prior to founding Horizon Consulting, Ayenew Biru was a Certification/Compliance Officer with the City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services where he was responsible for reviewing certification applications, representing the City at various vendor outreach events and developing new processes and policies resulting in an increasingly efficient certification process.

Ayenew Biru studied Political Science and International Relations at Georgetown University and The Ohio State University and received his J.D. from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State. When not assisting companies with their certification requirements, Ayenew is active in multi-family real estate investor and a member of various organizations such as the U.S. Minority Contractor’s Association and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Please RSVP Here.

For more information, please visit Facebook.

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CMAA: The Red Party

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Come and join TAP-Chicago’s Community Partner – CMAA at their Second Annual Red Party! Wear your favorite red outfit or accessory and enjoy city views from East Bank Club’s fabulous rooftop terrace!

Rooftop party with city views (party inside in case of inclement weather) * 2 Complimentary drinks + Cash bar * Passed hors d’oeuvres * Dinner buffet * DJ music * Red carpet step and repeat * Fun-themed photo booth * Door prizes * Mingle with Chicago’s most influential professionals

Purchase your ticket at http://cmaaredparty2016.eventbrite.com/

Enter Discount code “TAP” to get 20% discount.

Rock Red!: Semi-formal and business formal is suggested dress code and wear red!

Event parking: $5.75 during the entire Red Party fundraiser at the East Bank Club

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based social services agency targeting the immigrant and low-income community. Learn more about CMAA at http://www.chinesemutualaid.org

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Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon

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Overview: Discover invites you to imagine a Chicago where everyone is rooting for each other. This June 25, Chicago Cares is gathering 5,000 Chicagoans to work toward that dream during Serve-a-thon, the city’s largest volunteer day.

We’ll work hard, play hard and give back, together. We’ll enhance schools and plant gardens. We’ll spruce up playgrounds and foster community. More than this, we’ll see all that’s possible when we roll up our sleeves together to transform our community.

Registration is waived under when registering under “Discover APAD” with the sponsor code 2016SPSAT. A free T-Shirt and a catered meal by Sweet Baby Ray’s after the event will also be provided to volunteers.

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Location: Daley Plaza for our morning kick-off and afternoon celebration at 50 W. Washington; service projects at sites throughout the city in between

Schedule: 7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. Check in at Daley Plaza, get your volunteer assignment and fuel up with some coffee and a continental breakfast.

8:30 A.M. Assignment in hand, board the bus for your project site. Get to work!

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Wrap up your project and head back to Daley Plaza on the bus.

3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Worked hard? Time to play hard. We’ll celebrate in the plaza with a party featuring food, drink and live music.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 16, 2015 or when the event reaches maximum capacity

How to Register:

Register online at http://bit.ly/Serveathon2016 using the sponsor code 2016SPSAT to wave all fees.

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TAP-Chicago presents: Summer Yacht Cruise with AACN Ascene Chicago KACC Kollaboration Chicago Social Quarters and TJCCC

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TAP-Chicago proudly presents Summer Yacht Cruise 2016 with AACN, Ascene Chicago, KAC-Chicago, Kollaboration Chicago, Social Quarters, and TJCCC. For the 3rd year straight year , the Asian American professional community is coming together on the Anita Dee II for the biggest networking event of the summer. Mark your calendars for August 7th, this is the one event you won’t want to miss!!
Multiple DJs & live performances on multiple levels
Newly renovated sun deck with more open space, and newly installed full service cash bar.
Full serviced cash bars on all levels
Light appetizer & snacks will be provided
Portion of the proceeds will go towards a charitable beneficiary as well as the partnering community organizations

1:30 PM CHECK-IN OPENS
2:00 PM BOARDING STARTS
2:30 PM YACHT DEPARTS DOCK
5:30 PM YACHT RETURNS TO DOCK
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Get your tickets now as PRE-SALE & EARLY BIRD are in limited supply and will be gone fast!
PRE-SALE = $25.00
EARLY BIRD = $30.00
VIP = $60.00 (priority boarding, special reserved seating, and more)
GA 1 = $35.00
GA 2 = $40.00
GA 3 = $45.00
AT DOOR = $50.00
RSVP Link: https://summer-yacht-cruise.eventbrite.com/

Photo ID & Ticket is required to attend this event. (21+ only)
Dress Code: Smart Casual (Summer Dresses / No Suits Required / no flip flops)
Please arrive early as Anita Dee II will depart as scheduled
Event will go on Rain or Shine.
All sales are final. Refunds are not allowed, but ticket transfers will be permitted.

DIRECTIONS:
The Anita Dee II is docked at Dusable Harbor on the Chicago River at Lake Shore Drive.

– If Driving: There will be Anita Dee signs at the foot of lower Randolph St. to enter the Dusable Harbor Public Parking Lot. This is a Public Pay Parking Lot (Do not park in the members lot).
– By Cab / Uber: Drop off at the foot of Randolph St., Columbia Yacht Club turn around. Take the path north towards Chicago river and end at Anita Dee II
– By Public Transportation: any L train that stops in the loop (closest stop is State/Lake or Randolph/Wabash), and then it’s a 15-20 min walk via the Chicago Riverwalk (stay on the south side of the river)

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Kollaboration Chicago: Return of the Stars

Kollaboration Chicago is proud to announce its first Return of the Stars showcase on Saturday, May 14th at the Dave n Busters Show Room at 1030 N Clark Street from 3:30-6:00pm (show starts at 4:00pm)!

TAP- Chicago is proud to support Kollaboration. TAP-Chicago’s President Grant Wu and Vice President Hauwei Lien will be the guest judges.

Return of the Stars welcomes Kollaboration Chicago alum as they compete for a cash prize and bragging rights at the end of the night! Join us for a night of amazing music and entertainment as we celebrate our inaugural Return of the Stars showcase. Performers will include 2015 Kollaboration Chicago Winner Dhaea, 2014 Winner Paul Kay, 2014 Finalist Flashburn Beatbox, 2013 Winner Alvin Lau, 2013 Finalists Ashlee Barrera & Alan, and 2013 Finalist Brian Choi of Two Bored Dorks.

We are also honored to have representatives from some of our partners such as Lunar Ball, TAP-Chicago, the Asian American Chicago Network (AACN), ASCENE, and the Korean American Coalition of Chicago (KACC) to be our guest judges!
General admission tickets are $10 + processing fee if you buy online ($15 at the door). We will also be raffling off tickets to our annual showcase during the show.

Enter discount code “TAP” to for $2 off at: https://goo.gl/UTd41T.

After the show, join Kollaboration Chicago at Vora (conveniently next door) for Happy Hour and appetizers as we also welcome our 2016 Finalists for the 11th Kollaboration Chicago Showcase coming in July. It’ll be a wonderful night of music, networking, and an opportunity to further Kollaboration’s mission of Empowerment through Entertainment.13124920_1096311167109075_3835463803709010053_n

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15th Annual Asian American Festival

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The Asian American Festival is a week-long, outdoor celebration at Daley Plaza showcasing various Asian American cultures from the Chicagoland community and is sponsored by Asian American Coalition of Chicago in cooperation with the MB Real Estate, and City of Chicago Cultural Center’s Department of Cultural Affiars and Special Events. There will be cultural stage performances each day and 30 vendors selling food, goods, and Asian arts and crafts.

AACC has reached out to TAP-Chicago as a partner to find volunteers to help out at this event Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00a and 2:30 p. In exchange for your time, lunch will be included as well as an invitation will be extended to the two exclusive opening and closing receptions at Sunda and Block 37. If you are interested in signing up, please fill out this google spreadsheet with your availability and contact information.

https://goo.gl/F5LJxf

For additional information about the Asian American Festival, please visit the website at http://www.aacchicago.org/2016aaf.html

or the event’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1686008855000830/.

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Lunar Ball Launch Party and Community Mixer at Trophy Room

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Lunar Ball is coming soon! Join us for a Launch Party on Thursday, February 11th as the planning team, community partners, and beneficiaries celebrate the progress we’ve made and look forward to the big event on March 12th!

Attendees will get a sneak peak into Lunar Ball 2016 highlights and have the opportunity to network with community partner members including AACN, Advancing Justice, APALSA, Asquared, CFAA, CMAA, HallyuCon, Hanul Family Alliance, Harvard Club, KACC, Kollaboration, NU-A5, Project: Vision, Social Quarters, TAP-Chicago, TJCCC and UIAAAN!

Trophy Room is one of Chicagolands premier sports bar and is located in the heart of River North! In addition to drink specials and great networking, Launch Party attendees have the chance to win a Lunar Ball VIP ticket and buy tickets at a special price.

Register on Eventbrite by Tuesday, February 9th for free entry, $5 afterward and at the door.

https://lunarball2016-launch-and-tapchicago-feb-mixer.eventbrite.com/

 

Questions? Contact
Fabio Hsu Fabio@TapChicago.org
Ethan Hou – Ethan@TapChicago.org

Getting There
Limited street parking, CTA Chicago Brown/Purple Line or Grand Red Line Stop, many buses.

More about Lunar Ball:
Website: http://lunarball.org/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LunarBallChicago
Lunar Ball is Chicagoland’s biggest Asian American gala and fundraiser. Join 600+ of Chicago’s most accomplished and Asian American professionals and friends from over 30 community organizations at the Chicago History Museum for an evening of fun, food, and dancing! The event will include tastings from some of Chicago’s top restaurants, adult beverages all night, cultural performances, DJ, dancing, and an exciting raffle and silent auction. Come join us to have fun, celebrate the year of the Monkey, and support community charities!

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