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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.
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CMAA: The Red Party
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
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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://
Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon
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/
15th Annual Asian American Festival
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.
For additional information about the Asian American Festival, please visit the website at http://www.aacchicago.org/
or the event’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
Lunar Ball Launch Party and Community Mixer at Trophy Room
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.
Fabio Hsu Fabio@TapChicago.org
Ethan Hou – Ethan@TapChicago.org
Limited street parking, CTA Chicago Brown/Purple Line or Grand Red Line Stop, many buses.
More about Lunar Ball:
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!
Participating in the Double Ten Parade
Come join TAP-Chicago this Saturday as we participate in the annual Double Ten Parade in Chinatown. The Double Ten Parade is an annual event held to commemorate the Wuchang Uprising, a revolt that led to a declaration of independence from the central government by Wuchang and several other provinces in China in 1911, which ultimately led to the Xinhai Revolution in which revolutionary forces overthrew the Qing Dynasty,
Every year, the Chinatown neighborhood and thousands of people from all over the city of Chicago join together to attend and participate in the Double Ten Parade. This year the festivities will include performances by students and other artists, marching bands, floats and other entertainment. In addition, the Double Ten Parade is attended by leaders of the Chinatown community, representatives of associations in the Chinatown community, and other honorable guests and dignitaries.
The Double Ten Parade is organized by the CCBA. The CCBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and was established in the 1880s in Chicago. The CCBA’s mission is to unite overseas Chinese, promote their welfare, enhance the Sino-American friendship, promulgate Chinese heritages, and conduct community services and charity events.
DOUBLE TEN PARADE ITINERARY
12:15 a.m. – Parade Participants should check in at 25th Street and Wentworth. Look for the TAP-Chicago banner. (Once we have a more specific meet up spot on the day of, we will post photos and better description on the Facebook event page.)
Drop-off: All Parade Participants should be dropped off on 26th Street and Wentworth. Participants will check in at 25th Street and Wentworth.
Parking: Transportation vehicles are encouraged to park on Archer Avenue near Princeton St.
1:00 – Parade Begins
1:00 to 1:15 – The parade will march north on Wentworth to Chinatown Gates and then west on Cermak.
1:15 to 2:00 – Parade
Contact: Grant Wu – email@example.com / 847.710.1688
To learn more about TAP-Chicago, please visit – http://tapchicago.org/