Inaugural Member Mixer Evening Coming on May 10
NAAAP Detroit members, join our members and guests for an evening of networking to meet your fellow members and participate in our ‘Circle of Friends’ to get to know each other better. Bring a friend! Bring your business cards! Come and enjoy drinks and delicious appetizers while making new business and professional connections…
April 9, 2018 Details >
Valuable Lessons from NAAAP’s Leadership Academy
By Taoqu Chen
NAAAP Detroit President
The getting is in the giving. That is my takeaway from the 3-day National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Leadership Academy at the historic Dolce Hayes Mansion in sunny San Jose on March 9-11. The theme was InnovAsian. NAAAP leaders from around the country and Canada gathered to learn and share best practices. The meeting started on Friday with a thought leadership session: “Disrupting the Landscape through ERGs.”…
March 29, 2018 Details >
NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Series 2018 Session II Held on March 24: “Building Our Personal Brand”
“Building Our Personal Brand,” a workshop designed to help professionals positioning and building meaningful personal brands to enhance career and personal development, was held on March 24th at the Bloomfield Township Library. The workshop is part of the signature Learn & Grow series organized by the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)…
March 27, 2018 Details >
NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Series 2018 Session I Held on March 1: “Empower Our Ethnicity and Gender”
“Empower Our Ethnicity and Gender,” a program designed to help women and minority professionals to break barriers, was held on March 1 at the Robert Kidd Gallery. The evening is part of the signature Learn & Grow series by the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)…
March 13, 2018 Details >
NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Session “Building Our Personal Brand” Will Help Prime You to Reach Your Goals
Supercharge your personal brand in a dynamic Learn & Grow workshop at the Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, at 10 a.m. March 24. The workshop, which will include lunch, will be led by Dr. Jamie Hsu. The series is presented by the National Association of Asian American Professional’s Detroit chapter, www.naaapdetroit.org…
March 10, 2018 Details >
“Empower Our Ethnicity and Gender” Will Address Workplace Barriers on March 1
“Empower Our Ethnicity and Gender,” a March 1 program and dinner at Birmingham’s Robert Kidd Gallery, will help women professionals break barriers. The evening is part of the signature Learn & Grow series by the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)…
February 1, 2018 Details >
NAAAP Expresses Condolences at Passing of Mayor Ed Lee
First Asian-American To Hold SF Mayor Office Passes Away at Age 65
The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) mourns the loss of San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor Edwin Mah Lee (李孟賢), 65, and extends its condolences to his family and friends. Lee passed away early Tuesday morning at Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital. He was San Francisco’s 43rd mayor…
December 12, 2017 Details >
Inaugural Annual Meeting Marks a Milestone for NAAAP Detroit
The National Association of Asian American Professional Detroit Chapter (NAAAP Detroit) held its Inaugural Annual Meeting on December 1 at the Vista Tech Center of Schoolcraft College. State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood and South Korea Honorary Consulate in Detroit David Roden provided opening remarks and noted the accomplishments made by NAAAP Detroit Chapter on cultivating Asian American leaders in the Great Detroit…
December 7, 2017 Details >
LEARN & GROW Series 2017 Session II Held on November 11: Understanding Human Needs
The second installment of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter’s Learn & Grow (L&G) professional development series was held on November 11. The L&G series is designed to investigate various professional skills through moderated panel discussions with successful leaders. The November 11 session focused on the skill of “Understanding Human Needs” and featured the following panelists…
November 14, 2017 Details >
INAUGURAL ANNUAL MEETING: “Career and Business Opportunities for APA Professionals”
The National Association of Asian American Professional Detroit Chapter (NAAAP Detroit) has made it official: The organization will be holding the Inaugural Annual Meeting on Friday, December 1st from 6pm to 9pm, at the Vista Tech Center of Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152…
November 2, 2017 Details >
LEARN & GROW Series: 2017 Session II Coming on November 11th: Understanding Human Needs
Following the successful inaugural session of the Learn & Grow (L&G) professional development series, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter will host the second session on November 11 in the West Bloomfield Township Public Library. The L&G series is designed to investigate various professional skills through moderated panel discussions with successful leaders. The second session, titled “Understanding Human Needs”, will focus on the necessary skills of self-awareness and empathy…
September 25, 2017 Details >
Inaugural Women In NAAAP Detroit Program Launched on August 9
August 9, 2017 marked the first Women in NAAAP leadership in series program of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter. The goal of Women in NAAAP (WIN!) Series is to guide women in the Asian American community. This program was created to help empower, support, and engage Asian American women to help shape them to become professional and personal leaders…
August 12, 2017 Details >
Women In NAAAP Detroit Launch: Inaugural Session on August 9th
National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to launch the Women in NAAAP Detroit (WIN! Detroit) Program with its inaugural session focusing on “Inspirational Women,” to be held at the Cork Wine Pub on August 9th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The first session will focus on Inspirational Women. Join us for a special inaugural WIN! Detroit Program with our inspirational panelists to learn how to integrate life and work effectively, and achieve balance and success in career…
June 25, 2017 Details >
Inaugural NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Series Launched on July 15
July 15th marked the first installment of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter’s new Learn & Grow (L&G) event series for members. The goal of the L&G Series is to share insights and critical skills from different industries and to help the members of NAAAP Detroit develop professionally. The July 15th meeting included breakfast and lunch, featuring a moderator driven panel discussion that fielded many questions from the audience…
July 17, 2017 Details >
LEARN & GROW Series Launch: Inaugural Session on July 15th
National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to launch the Professional Learn & Grow (L&G) Series with its inaugural session focusing on “Communication,” to be held at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on July 15th, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:00pm. The L&G Series is designed to teach the skills essential for professional growth through moderated panel discussions with professionals in various fields. The first session will focus on communication skills. We believe that bringing a diverse body of professionals together for rigorous discussion will create a unique learning opportunity for NAAAP Detroit members…
June 13, 2017 Details >
On May 14, 2017, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter, collaborated with the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) auxiliary group Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures (FAAC) to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by connecting our community with an afternoon of live performance, workshop and Formosa Circus Art’s (FOCA) fun! This inspiring event included the unforgettable FOCA performance and workshop at 2:30pm, and a VIP Reception at 3:30pm. The performance and workshop were open to the public, with general admission to the museum. It attracted large crowds of the community, including friends from Metro Detroit to the Rivera Court at DIA. The FOCA performance on May 14th successfully offered a specialized arts professionalism platform for both NAAAP Detroit and the DIA to connect with our community. We would like to express our deep gratitude to our distinguished corporate sponsors: General Motors, Chrysan Industries, Everprosper Health Insurance Service, and Universal Products…
June 3, 2017 Details >
NAAAP Detroit Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DIA on May 14
This May, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Friends of Asian Arts and cultures (FAAC) to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Brought to our community by NAAAP Detroit and DIA FAAC, the Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group, hailing from Taiwan, will put on a special performance and workshop on May 14th, 2:00pm, at DIA, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202. A VIP Reception will follow the performance and workshop at 3:30pm.
April 19, 2017 Details >
NAAAP Detroit and Young Professionals Network: Immigration Seminar on April 22
National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter will collaborate with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) to host the Immigration Seminar on April 22, 3pm through 5pm, at the Fuji Buffet at 32153 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071. The Immigration Seminar is set up for young professionals to understand the most recent immigration policies and processes. NAAAP Detroit Chapter encourages members and friends to join the event.
April 13, 2017 Details >
NAAAP Detroit Fred Korematsu and Muslim Registry Panel Discussion on April 20
The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC), Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL) and Oakland Community College (OCC) Royal Oak Campus to highlight and discuss the impact of a Muslim Registry, brought up by Carl Higbie, Chair and Spokesperson for the Great America PAC for Trump in November 2016 during the campaign. Mr. Higbie stated the precedence has been set by the Registry of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
View a documentary of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American, who refused to go to an internment camp during WWII. Korematsu’s case was re-opened and his conviction was overturned in 1983, creating a pivotal moment in civil rights history. A panel discussion will follow the video on how the Korematsu’s case and Muslim registry could impact the civil rights of American citizens.
April 7, 2017 Details >
Governor Snyder Activates State Emergency Operations Center as Reports of Storm Damage Continue to Increase
Governor Rick Snyder
LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder has activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center to closely monitor and share information as increasing reports of storm damage and power outages across the state are becoming available from local communities and utilities.
The Michigan Public Service Commission and Michigan Agency on Energy urge utility customers to exercise caution when using supplemental home heating sources or portable generators. It also is extremely important to treat all downed power lines as “live,” and assume they still have electricity flowing through them. That means residents should stay clear and call 9-1-1 to report the downed line.
March 8, 2017 Details >
An Update on Storm Recovery Efforts
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If you have a question or need to report a downed wire in your area you can contact one of the following:
- Consumers Energy – (800)477-5050
- Detroit Edison – (800)477-4747
- Indiana Michigan Power – (800)311-6424
- Great Lakes Energy – (888)485-2537
- MidWest Energy – (800)492-5989
- Thumb Electric – (800)327-0166
- TriCounty Coop – (800)562-8232
- Presque Isle E&G – (800)423-6634
If you are seeking a warming station in your area please call United Way 2-1-1 or click here to find out where your local warming station is.
March 9, 2017 Details >
NAAAP Detroit Attended NAAAP National Leadership Academy in Boston
The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter attended the 2017 NAAAP National Leadership Academy (NLA) on March 2nd through 5th at the Courtyard hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. This gave representatives from multiple NAAAP Chapters the opportunity to interact and grow into “becoming a champion.”
The mission of this conference was to develop the national organization by giving its chapters insight on growing its memberships, through sponsors and the collaboration of other chapters and organizations. This also allowed members from each chapter to get to know one another, developing future business relationships and personal friendships. Through this form of networking, the organization establishes its true identity. NAAAP Detroit also traveled on Boston’s subways to visit Harvard University’s campus.
March 5, 2017
This is indeed a very special year for the National Association of Asian American Professionals Detroit Chapter – the Birth Year of NAAAP Detroit! You are the team that made this happen in this extraordinary year; without your hard work the launch of our new organization would not be successful! We are motivated, organized, and moving forward with an exciting and aggressive schedule of events. Our upcoming events will build upon our wave of excitement and we are enthusiastically looking forward to connecting with Asian professionals throughout SE Michigan!
Once again I thank you as NAAAP Detroit members and partners. You make us a successful organization. Thank you for staying with us, for supporting our mission, and for your generous contributions of time and effort!
See you all in 2017!
December 29, 2016 Details >
Inaugural Gala on October 28, 2016: The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) celebrated the establishment of its Detroit Chapter with an Inaugural Gala held at the Edward Village Hotel and Convention Center, which drew a capacity crowd of nearly 400 attendees.
The generous financial sponsorship support from General Motors, Edward Village Hotel & Convention Center, ACRO Services, Chrysan Industries Inc., Mobis North America, and numerous business and institutions were instrumental to making this Gala event possible.
November 1, 2016 Details >
NAAAP Issues Call to Action to Fox News for Chinatown Segment
NAAAP ISSUES CALL TO ACTION TO FOX NEWS FOR CHINATOWN SEGMENT Atlanta, GA; October 8, 2016 – On Oct. 3rd, Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” aired a Jesse Watters video segment presented as a jovial report on Chinese Americans’ views on the U.S. presidential election, but it turned out to be an intentional attempt…
October 12, 2016 Details >
Inaugural Gala on October 28, 2016: The 2016 Detroit Chapter Inaugural Gala is the first official public event to the greater Detroit Metropolitan area, where we will officially announce the establishment of National Association of Asian American Professionals Detroit Chapter. We look forward to meeting you at the Inaugural Gala!
October 10, 2016 Details >
MAPAAC Leader’s Forum Introduced NAAAP Detroit Chapter
MAPAAC Leader’s Forum on September 14, 2016: NAAAP Detroit Chapter was officially introduced at 2016 MAPAAC Leader’s Forum, on September 14th. The Founding President Ke Zhang-Miske gave the speech of introducing the organization’s objectives and focuses.
September 14, 2016
OPEN HOUSE for Detroit Chapter – Held on August 10th
OPEN HOUSE on August 10, 2016: NAAAP Announced New Detroit Chapter! What a great turn out for NAAAP-D Open House! Thanks to everyone who came out for the event! We had a great time and enjoyed seeing everyone. Thanks MAPAAC, GM and Edward Hotel for being Premium Sponsors! Edward Hotel’s culinary and hospitality staffs provided extraordinary dining experiences for guest at the event.
Thanks to all who helped making our Open House a success!
August 13, 2016 Details >