President's Letter To NCCBA Members

Dear NCCBA Member and Friends,

Our organization, North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA), intends to promote the common interests of our membership and the business community by providing a forum for networking and exchange, and serving as a catalyst in bridging the China and North Carolina business relationship. NCCBA depends on volunteering effort of our members to make things happen. With your dedicated effort, we have enjoyed significant growth in membership, and established ourselves as a critical force in serving our communities.

In order to further execute effectively our strategies and serve the goals and objectives, with receiving strong support from our board of trustees, I have realigned and expanded our executive team effective immediately as listed below. The detailed responsibilities for each position have been posted at NCCBA member only website for your information.

NCCBA Executive Team
President – YanChing Zhang, Client Executive, IBM
VP of China Affairs - Lili Bovet, EVP, Cirrus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
VP of Corporate Affairs - Giles Shih, CEO, BioResources
VP of Marketing - Grace Ueng, CEO, Savvy Marketing
VP of Operations - Tenney Woo

In addition, Grace Ueng has been appointed as Chairman of Board of Advisors, to assist myself to establish an advisory board with inviting additional business and community leaders from our region to provide critical counsel to our executive team. I will keep you abreast on the progress on the subject.

I would like to thank all of you in making this organization stronger each day, in particular, all of my colleges serving on the board, and all of you volunteering in different capacities, without any reservations! We came a long way and we are here to stay in this community. Our main goal in the next few months are (1) continuing the momentum of building Marquee Speakers Series, and our brand; (2) aggressively pursue corporate membership and sponsorship; and (3) playing a stronger role in further helping NC businesses to establish strong ties with the Chinese business community.

I encourage you to contact me or any of the above executive team members, if you have any comments, or would like to contribute in a particular way. NCCBA will not succeed without your volunteering effort and strong support.

Sincerely yours,
YanChing
President, NC Chinese Business Association
yanching@nc-cba.org, 919 637-8579