Supporting the 2015 Taiwan HiRecruit Job Fair


Looking for a job? TAP-Chicago is proud to be a community supporter of the 2015 Taiwan HiRecruit Job Fair. The Taiwanese Recruitment Mission delegation is coming to Chicago to hold a job fair and recruiting workshop. Come meet the leading international companies and research institutions in Taiwan! Employment opportunities are available both in Taiwan and across the Midwest. All talented professionals in the Chicago are welcome to attend FREE of charge! Please register online at Please contact the Taiwan Trade Center, Chicago to apply for free parking.

Walk-ins are welcome! We invite you to visit our website to schedule one-on-one interviews and to view the complete list of participating employers. We look forward to meeting you!

Saturday, October 17th 9:30AM – 2:00PM
DoubleTree Chicago (Magnificent Mile)
2nd Fl., 300 E. Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 819-7350
attn: Mia Liang

To learn more about TAP-Chicago:

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The Creative Self-Expression show case


“Ladies and Gentleman, friends, family, acquaintances, and lovers!”

Join TAP-Chicago as we check out performances by a wonderful, diverse group of Chicago performers!

Here is the line-up and order for the night:

Federico Vargas
Aarick G. Eric Garcia
Amy Goldie Bear Den
Yuhung Shen
Adam Bowman
Amanda Ly
Anthony Rizzo
Kelly Jang
Dhaea Kang
Frankie Naples
Robert Levy

Some quick info about the show and venue:

The venue is The Store, located at 2002 North Halsted Ave., just minutes walk away from the Armitage Brown line train stop. Street pay parking is available, and free after 10pm.

21+ only, no cover.

So come on out, bring a friend, family member, or lover, and enjoy a wonderful night of live music at The Store!”

Questions? Contact Yuhung Shen
Cell: (347)302-3438

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Chinatown Night Market


Come join us for a fun night at the Chinatown Night Market! The event will not only have delicious Asian food and a wide range of merchants, but also exciting night market games with prizes to win. Food vendors attending include Go 4 Food, Kung Fu Tea Chicago, Naansense, PIKO TRUCK, Vora, and Yum Dum Truck! Music provided by DJ Krazy and DJ Granite. Entry to the Night Market is FREE!

Register in advance on Eventbrite at to receive express entry and a free night market raffle ticket.

And until September 18th, share the night market event on your Facebook timeline for a chance to win 2 tickets to Ho Etsu Taiko’s ROTATIONS performance, a $58 value!

The Chinatown Night Market is an 100% volunteer-run, if you would like to volunteer at the event, please visit

Any questions? Contact

Darryl Tom:

Sophia Hsu:

Organizing Committee: Anne Shaw, Darryl Tom, Hauwei Lien, Jennifer Zhang, Kelly Chen, Sophia Hsu
Graphic Designer: Jason Hsu, Social Media: Albert Zhang, Day-Of Logistics: Raymond Luo, Performance Coordinator: Sally Moy

Sponsored by the Chinatown Parking Corporation with support from TAP-Chicago.

Community Partners: A-Squared Theatre Workshop, Sophia’s Choice aka Asian Pop-Up Cinema, Asian Professionals, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center, Ho Etsu Taiko, JASC – Japanese American Service Committee, Korean American Coalition of Chicago, Northwestern University Asian and Asian American Alumni (NU-A5), Project: VISION, and the University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network.



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TAP-Chicago & KACC Present: “Inside the Agent” CIA Panel and Mixer


Attend an exclusive program by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for business professionals of all backgrounds. Attendees will learn what the Asian American experience is like in a not-so-well-known organization. Hear first-hand perspectives from a panel of Asian American CIA officers. Each panelist will share the experiences of his or her journey to and through the CIA in a thoughtful and entertaining fashion.

Learn about what the CIA is responsible for today and how it accomplishes its mission with the assistance of Asian Americans as well as the variety of internships and career opportunities for Asian Americans within the intelligence community.

After the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to network and foster valuable connections with members of the CIA as well as other professionals in the Chicago area. Attendees will enjoy complimentary heavy appetizers and a cash bar.

Registration is free by October 20th and $5 afterward at

Registration: 6:30 pm
Panel Presentation/Q&A: 7:00 pm
Reception/Networking: 8:00 pm

Questions? Contact Connie Yip connie at tapchicago dot org

This event is sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency and presented by Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP- Chicago) and Korean American Coalition of Chicago.

Community Partners: Asian Professionals Connect . com, Ascene Chicago, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, and NAAAP- Chicago

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Millennium Park Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival


Next Thursday, Sept 3rd begins Chicago’s Summer Jazz Festival! Admission is free at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Come join TAP-Chicago’s social team for some late summer fun and meet new/old friends after work in a relaxed setting!

BYOB and bring your picnic food. Some towels/blankets may be provided.

More info about the jazz festival:

We will post our meeting spot a little before the event.

Contact for questions/comments:

Steph Tao, Social Co-Director,
Ethan Hou, Social Co-Director, 812-371-2699
Grant Wu, President, 847-710-1688

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Supporting Kollaboration Chicago 10th Annual Showcase

11752169_1437180363276249_7755975116161983424_nJoin TAP-Chicago supporting Kollaboration Chicago’s 10th Annual Showcase on August 15! This year they’re taking the showcase to Chicago at historic Lincoln Hall at 2424 N Lincoln Ave.

The event begins at 1:30pm with lunch and social networking at 12:30pm. This milestone in Kollaboration history features six of the best up-and-coming artists in the Chicagoland area competing to win Kollaboration Chicago. The Chicago winner will advance to the Kollaboration STAR stage in Los Angeles to compete against other city winners for a chance at $10,000!

The finalists this year are:
Amanda & Roland
Joshua Song
Kelly Grace
Noise Chasers

And announcing guest performers:
Paul Kay (2014 Kollaboration Winner)
JRod Twins
….Stay tuned for the main headliner, to be announced soon!

General Admission: $20
VIP: $50
VIP Premier: $85

For tickets and information, go to:

Use the TAP-Chicago discount code TAPCHICAGO10 for 20% off


By public transit – Lincoln Hall is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and is accessible via CTA (5 minute walk from the Fullerton & Sheffield Red/Brown/Purple line stop)
By car – there is FREE 5-hour parking at the Lurie Children’s Hospital on 2430 N Halsted St

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Chinese Entrepreneurship in Chicago Reception w/Mandarin Leader and Chicago Innovation Awards

1610949_10101447899574465_5620548361293777517_nJoin TAP-Chicago on Tuesday, July 14th for a networking reception to recognize Chinese entrepreneurs and innovators in Chicago. Whether it’s technology, finance, consumer products, or services, Chicago is producing entrepreneurs who solve real problems for business and consumers. Please join us to celebrate innovative minds on this memorable night!

Co-hosted by Mandarin Leader and the Chicago Innovation Awards, the reception will include a panel discussion of local entrepreneurs. Among other topics, the speakers will offer insights on how Chicago can position itself as a destination for Chinese companies and investors. There is no fee for attendance, but pre-registration is required at

Questions? Contact
Delia Dai 312.576.4391 | delia at tapchicago dot org
Hauwei Lien 302.559.5948 | hauwei at tapchicago dot org

For more about Mandarin Leader, visit

For more about the Chicago Innovation Awards, visit

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Chinatown 5K Supporting Project Vision


Run a 5K to build a better community! The Chicago Chinatown 5K & Youth Run is a fast course that runs through the heart of Chicago Chinatown. The Chinatown 5K partners with not-for-profit organizations to help raise funds for their various programs. For the 2nd straight year, TAP-Chicago is running and raising funds that support Project Vision as well as the TAP Dragon Boat Team.

The cost of the race is $38, you get an awesome Team PV t-shirt, and snacks will be provided. To register and run the race with the TAP-Chicago Team, please RSVP and pay through the Eventbrite link:

If you would like to help with the fundraising cause and be a PLEDGE RUNNER or simply just want to donate to the cause, please visit:

To learn more about TAP-Chicago:

Project: VISION is a nonprofit youth center that serves underprivileged students in grades 6-12 through free after-school programs including tutoring, college application help, English Language Learner classes, service learning opportunities, internships, and more. Project: VISION prides itself on keeping youth successfully engaged in their academic careers while also fostering confidence, building character, and encouraging community involvement. Join the TAP-Chicago team supporting Project: VISION and make a difference for community youth! Funds raised through the Chinatown 5K will to allow them to expand enrollment in their After School Homework Tutoring Program

To learn more about Project Vision:

To learn more about the Chinatown 5K:

Grant Wu –
Fabio Hsu –

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Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon 2015 w/Discover


This is our city, our future. Impact starts with us, and it starts with action. Join TAP-Chicago as we participate in the Discover Cares Team for the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, the city’s largest single day of service.

On June 27, 2015, we’ll join 5,000 other volunteers to make a sizeable impact in every corner of the city. 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 and work together to transform our community.

DEADLINE to sign up is June 18!

Participation is FREE when you sign up for the Discover Cares team. To sign up, go to

Select “Sponsor Volunteer,” “Join a Team,” and search for “Discover Cares APAD”. Then be input code “22SPSAT” at checkout to waive the fee.

After the project work, in addition to the general event party, Discover will provide a catered dinner by Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ as a thank you for helping our community.

After signing up, let us know you’re coming:
Provide your T-Shirt size when you sign up to receive a free Discover Volunteers t-shirt, which will also be your ticket in to Discover’s part of the after party.

Event 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. A sack lunch is provided.
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.

Questions? Contact:
Sharon Chen at
Dana Yu at

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Boat Party w/Social Quarters AACN Ascene KACC Kollaboration

11357188_10155753139610397_6047657708481801528_oHappy Summer!

On Saturday, July 11: Get ready for the best networking mixer of the year on our 400 person private yacht!

Last year was a blast and this year will be even better with guest DJ’s and better raffle tickets from our sponsors!

TAP-Chicago is proud to be a community partner of the Social Quarters Yacht Party along with several other local organizations. This will be our 2nd annual joint mixer, buy early and save! You don’t want to miss one of the summer’s best events!

Presented by:
AACN – Ascene – KACC – Kollaboration – TAP-Chicago

Sponsored by :
BopNGrill – The Halal Guys – VORA – SoundBar – Yeowoosai – BDG

****** BUY TICKETS AT ******* (make sure to select TAP-Chicago in the “how did you hear about” question)

– Live Performances by Kollaboration Chicago
– Main Floor: DJ Krazy & Granite
– Roof Top : DJ Orion Roswell
– Live Pianist on the Piano Bar floor
– Full cash bars on all 3 floors!
– After Party will be at SoundBar in the late evening.
(Password = Social Quarters)
– AFTER PARTY AT 10:00 PM (SoundBar)
* 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 so we can set sail promptly.
* Don’t forget to bring your business cards!
* Event will go on Rain or Shine.
* Majority of proceeds will be donated to “Crossing Borders & Kollaboration Chicago”
* Minority of proceeds will be donated to the presenting organizations.



****** BUY TICKETS AT ******* (make sure to select TAP-Chicago in the “how did you hear about” question)

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