Professional and Leadership Development

TAP Chicago Runs with Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K

 

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K

***REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN*** 

Join the TAP Chicago Team at the second annual Dim Sum and Then Some: The Uptown 5K. Proceeds will directly support Chinese Mutual Aid Association’s efforts to provide crucial services to Chicago’s immigrant and refugee communities!

Register here:
https://www.active.com/chicago-il/running/distance-running-races/dim-sum-and-then-some-the-uptown-5k-2018

Go to “Team Information” and select Taiwanese American Professionals Chicago (Yu). Tom from TAP Chicago will arrange packet pickup for the entire group so that you don’t have to wait in line before the race. More details to follow as time gets closer to the race.

DISCOUNT CODE! Use “TAP” to get some dollars knocked off your registration.
If you have any questions, please reach out to tom2786@gmail.com.

Event Description:
This isn’t your typical get a shirt, and go home type of race. The Dim Sum & Then Some is the only 5K running through Uptown and Chicago’s only race where runners (walkers, joggers, and crawlers are all welcome!) are treated with dim sum at the end of the route!

In 2017, over 400 runners joined for the first ever Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K! Swarms of runners descended upon one of Chicago’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods – Uptown. Renowned for its historical theaters, unique music scene and Asian influence, runners traversed through both the streets and Chicago’s scenic lakefront.

And what better way to cap off a run through Uptown than by eating some dim sum?! Each runner last year received their own Dim Sum box compliments of one of Uptown’s famous restaurants, Furama. Additional free goodies were given on race day, including Bubble Tea samples!

5K Highlights:
*Register before May 14, 2018 to receive a technical running shirt

*Runners will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the race course, including CMAA’s lion dancers

*Every registrant will receive a dim sum box compliments of Furama restaurant. Vegetarian options are available
(Dim Sum items subject to change)

*Other free goodies courtesy of local Uptown businesses

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Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise 2018

Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise 2018

Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise 2018

The Chicago Asian American community presents the 2018 Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise on Saturday, July 14th. Join 400+ friends as the Asian American community comes together on a party yacht for the biggest networking event of the summer. This is one you won’t want to miss!

  • DJs on multiple levels
  • Newly renovated sun deck with more open space, and newly installed bar
  • Full cash bars on all levels
  • Proceeds benefit partnering community organizations

Event Schedule:
12:30 PM Check-In Opens
1:00 PM Boarding Starts
1:30 PM Yacht Departs Dock
4:30 PM Yacht Returns to Dock
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3 Hour Summer Yacht Cruise
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35
DAY-OF: $45 (if space remains)
VIP: $50 (includes priority boarding and separate VIP seating)

Get your ticket now on Eventbrite.

COMPARE TO same old 1-hour architectural tour: $36, $39, $41, $43, or $46

Please arrive early, the yacht will depart as scheduled
Theme: White linen suggested, but not required
Dress Code: Smart Casual (summer dresses / no jackets required)
All sales final, no refunds, but ticket transfers permitted

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Get Ready for the 6th Annual Lunar Ball on Aug 11th

Lunar Ball 2018 on August 11th

Due to a date conflict beyond our control at our venue, Lunar Ball 2018 originally scheduled for Saturday, May 19 has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 11. Rest assured that the event will be bigger and better than ever!

We apologize for the change in date and have applied a discount to all current ticket holders in appreciation of their flexibility. If any ticket holders are not able to attend on the new date, we are happy to process a refund. Please contact hello@lunarball.org with any questions or concerns.

We are excited for the new date and hope you join us as we enjoy food and beverages from amazing sponsors including Seoul TacoKizuki Ramen & IzakayaPokéworksMeet Fresh ChicagoCH DistillerySaboo Asian Craft BeerA Place By DamaoBIBIBOP Asian Grill, and more!

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to celebrating with you on August 11th!
-The Lunar Ball team

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Over 1,000+ Attendees Expected!

The 2018 Lunar Ball will be held on Saturday, May 19th at the contemporary Zhou B Art Center located in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood.

As Chicago’s largest fundraiser for Chicago local Asian-American charities, the Lunar Ball is expected to bring together 1,000+ of Chicago’s most accomplished young professionals and community supporters from over 30 organizations.

Attendees will enjoy a royal evening of premium drinks, delicious food, great entertainment, and social networking, all in the beautiful Zhou B Art Center adorned with award-winning sculptures and arts.

Highlights include tastings from top local restaurants, a premium full open bar including CH Distillery, Saboo craft beers, and other fine spirits.

Come for the fun. Stay for the people. At the end of the evening, feel great that you supported local charities. We hope to see you on May 19th!

Don’t miss out and reserve your ticket today on Eventbrite  use “TAP” for $5 off the regular ticket price.

Giving Back to Chicago

All proceeds from the Lunar Ball benefit Chicago local Asian-American charities. Grants help provide services to youth, seniors, refugees, as well as leadership development, promote cultural awareness, and support other important charitable causes.

To learn more, visit www.lunarball.org for updates!

Dress Code and Theme

Wear your best semi-formal attire. Should you feel more adventurous, black ties and ethnic dresses are encouraged! The theme will be announced closer to the event date. Follow Lunar Ball Facebook Page for the latest information.

Private Reception for VIP Ticketholders

Meet influential community leaders, accomplished professionals, and generous donors in a private reception starting at 6 pm. VIPs can also enjoy an exclusive bar, express entry to the event and after-party, and much more!

Questions & Contact Us

Please direct all questions or comments to info@lunarball.org
Please note that tickets to Lunar Ball are transferable but not refundable.

Thank You to the Lunar Ball 2017 Sponsors!

We are grateful to all of the sponsors and partners who supported Lunar Ball 2017, and looking forward to announcing new partnerships for 2018 soon!

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Asian American Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs 2018

Asian American Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs 2018On Thursday, February 15, 2018 join AMOA, 1871, and community partners at the 1871 Auditorium inside the Merchandise Mart as we hear from prominent Chicagoland Asian American leaders and entrepreneurs. The panelists will discuss their journeys to success and offer advice to those seeking to advance their careers or start new businesses. There will be a networking reception following the discussion and Q&A. Light food and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be served.

Listen to a panel of prominent Asian American business leaders and entrepreneurs as they discuss their journeys to success and offer advice to those seeking to advance their careers or start new businesses. A networking reception with light food and beverages will follow the panel program and Q&A.

Get your ticket here.

Questions? please email: Connie Yip connie@tapchicago.org

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TAP-Chicago: Mock Interview Workshop and Networking

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A job interview does not have to be daunting once you know what to expect. Join TAP-Chicago for a free mock interview session with experienced professionals from a variety of fields including accounting, computer science, law, and marketing. Give yourself the opportunity to interview with an experienced professional from your intended career who can provide you with insider knowledge of what to expect and how to best present yourself for your ideal job.

Interviewers and interviewees will be paired up according to the background and interest. The event will be two-fold: first, recruiters will help interviewees prepare for the mock interview and then the interviewers will conduct the mock interview. After the mock interview session, there will be a networking session for everyone at the event.

We encourage you to register soon as space is limited. Mock interviews will be scheduled based on availability, first-come, first serve basis.

Schedule
2:00pm Welcome
2:15pm-2:30pm Interview Tips Seminar
2:30-3:30pm Interview Sessions
3:30-4:00 Networking

* * * REGISTER NOW via Eventbrite* * *

Any questions, please contact ada.tong@tapchicago.org.

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TAP-Chicago & KACC Present: An Inside Look at the CIA

CIA-slideAn 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 representing careers in Operations, Analysis, and Technology. 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 BEFORE AUGUST 15, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED.

Sign up now via Eventbrite.

Program

6:30-7:00 pm – Registration
7:00-8:00 pm – Panel/Q&A
8:00-9:00 pm – Reception/Networking

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

Community Partners: NAAAP-Chicago, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA); Ascene Chicago

Please submit your inquiries regarding this event to Jennifer Wong at jen@tapchicago.org and Greg Wu at greg@tapchicago.org.

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TAP-Chicago Mock Interview Workshop

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Mock interviews will be scheduled based on first-come, first serve. We encourage you to register soon as space is limited.

Register on Eventbrite

A job interview does not have to be daunting once you know what to expect. Join TAP-Chicago for a mock interview session with experienced professionals from a variety of fields including accounting, computer science, consulting, and marketing. Give yourself the opportunity to interview with an experienced professional from your intended career who can provide you with insider knowledge of what to expect and how to best present yourself for your ideal job.

Interviewers and interviewees will be paired up according to the background and interest. The event will be two-fold: first, recruiters will help interviewees prepare for the mock interview and then the interviewers will conduct the mock interview. After the mock interview session there will be a networking session for everyone at the event.

 

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The Road Less Traveled Panel Program

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TAP-Chicago’s Leadership & Professional Development Committee presents, “The Road Less Traveled” on the evening of March 2, a panel program featuring prominent Chicagoland Asian Americans in the fields of performing arts, law enforcement, politics, and the culinary arts.  The program will focus on the individual and personal stories of each of the speakers through a vibrant discussion and Q&A session where audience members will have the opportunity to further engage with guest speakers.

Moderated by 1871’s own Vanessa Yeh (Manager, Brand Experience), panelists of this program include:

Stephen Chung – Commander, 9th District, Chicago Police Department

Theresa Mah – Illinois State Representative, 2nd District, Illinois House of Representatives

William Song – Chef/Restaurateur, bopNgrill

Norman Yap – Actor, Chimerica

Cynthia Yeh – Percussionist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

This event is sponsored by 1871, Clarity Partners, and Mr. Pak’s.

REGISTER BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW:

http://theroadlesstraveled.eventbrite.com/

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS ON FEBRUARY 24TH! GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!

Questions?

Email them to Connie Yip at connie@tapchicago.org.

SPONSOR WEBSITES:

1871
https://1871.com/

Mr. Pak’s
http://www.wisepakfoods.com/

Clarity Partners
http://www.claritypartners.com/

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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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