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The latest Press Release from NAAAP Detroit

NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Session 2018 Session III Held on July 14: “The Creative Process and its Application in Problem Solving”

“The Creative Process and its Application in Problem Solving” workshop, part of the signature Learn & Grow series organized by the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), was held on July 14th at the Office Coffee Shop in Royal Oak…     Read more –>

Monday, July 16, 2018

NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Session Brings in the Workshop to Explore the Creative Process and its Applications in Problem Solving

Learn about the creative process utilized by visual artists and its applications in everyday problem solving in a dynamic Learn & Grow workshop at the Office Coffee Shop, 402 S. Lafayette, at 10 a.m. on July 14th.  The workshop, which will include lunch, will be led by the dPOP Team, Henry Tanaka and Jocelyn Chen. The series is presented by the National Association of Asian American Professional’s Detroit chapter, www.naaapdetroit.org….      Read more –>

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Inaugural Member Mixer Held on May 10

The National Association of Asian American Professionals Detroit Chapter (NAAAP Detroit) held its Inaugural Member Mixer on May 10, 2018 at the Bloomfield Township Public Library.  At the mixer, Chapter President Taoqu Chen welcomed members and guests and thanked board members and advisors for their contributions, and the founding members, who generously provided the seed money for the formation of NAAAP Detroit…      Read more –>

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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.”…      Read more –>

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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)…      Read more –>

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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)…      Read more –>

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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…      Read more –>

Saturday, March 10, 2018

“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)…      Read more –>

Thursday, February 1, 2018

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…      Read more –>

Thursday, December 7, 2017

NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Series 2017 Session II Held on November 11

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…      Read more –>

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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…      Read more –>

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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…      Read more –>

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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…      Read more –>

Monday, July 17, 2017

NAAAP Detroit Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Blast!

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…      Read more –>

Saturday, June 3, 2017

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.. ….      Read more –>

Tuesday, April 19, 2017

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 Arab American Civil Rights League and Oakland Community College 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. ….      Read more –>

Friday, April 7, 2017

INAUGURAL GALA Marks a Defining Moment for NAAAP Detroit

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….      Read more –>

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

INAUGURAL GALA: “Learn, Grow, Contribute, and Celebrate Together”

The National Association of Asian American Professional (NAAAP) will commemorate the 30th Chapter in Detroit by hosting the 1st Inaugural Gala” “Learn, Grow, Contribute, and Celebrate Together” on Friday, October 28th from 6pm to 9pm, at Edward Hotel and Convention Center located in Dearborn, Michigan. NAAAP has become the largest and fastest growing Asian & Pacific Islanders (API) professional association with the guidance and support of a generation of Asian American leaders, community partners, and corporate sponsors…      Read more –>

Monday, October 10, 2016

OPEN HOUSE: National Association of Asian American Professionals Announced New Detroit Chapter

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) was delighted to formally open its Detroit Chapter with an Open House held on Wednesday, August 10th in the iconic Rotating Rotunda room at the Edward Hotel & Convention Center.  The event was overwhelmingly successful, filling the venue with a diverse crowd all across the Greater Detroit community…      Read more –>

Saturday, August 13, 2016