DCBA Annual Advisory Board Meeting & Sponsors Appreciation Dinner 2018

On November 16th (Friday) afternoon, the Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) held their annual advisory board meeting & sponsors appreciation day at the Global HQ of Nexteer automotive in Auburn Hills.

President, Brian Gao reviewed the activities and achievements of the DCBA for the past year and shared the future plans. He thanked to the Advisory board’s advice, guidance, suggestions, and the long-term support of our organization.

At 3:30 PM in the afternoon, the annual sponsors of the DCBA also joined us at Nexteer’s Global HQ to participate in tours, presentations, refreshments and business networking.

The company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Tao Liu introduced the company to the guests as one of the world’s largest auto suppliers and industry leaders. Nexteer has achieved remarkable results and good development under the current impact of Sino-US economic and trade relations.

Nexteer’s VP Government relations Mr. Jerry Rush and his team led the guests to tour the company as well.


At 5 pm, all 120 guests moved up the street to the Crown Plaza Hotel for reception and dinner.

President Gao introduced the new DCBA sponsors accrued in 2018, and invited their company’s representatives to give a brief introduction about the company.

The Winners of the annual DCBA Excellence Awards were Nexteer and PAGE Toyota/Honda for their beyond the call of duty support of our organization which has allowed us to promote our regions assets to the local and global audience.

Ms. Wang Wei from PAGE TOYOTA/HONDA accepted the trophy


Mr. Liu Tao from the chief operating officer of NEXTEER accepted the trophy

DCBA celebrated the operations of our new China Visa Application Service Center and announced the launch of a group health insurance program, working with MARSH to provide comprehensive solutions to solve the challenges of medical insurance for SME’s and large groups.

DCBA Sponsors Joyson, Miller Canfield and many others are already onboard.

Mr. Gary Abernathy from Marsh gave the guests an overview of the health care solution and welcomed the needs of companies and individuals.

At the end of the meeting, a lottery was held. Mr. Jim Paye, Vice President of A123, and Mr. Joseph Buick of Marsh McLennan, respectively, selected the raffle prize winners.

Congratulations to Mr. Feng Weiqiu for the $100 Fogo De Chao VIP card.


Congratulations to Mr. Zhou Xianliang for his membership in R&S Sharf Golf Course, worth $1100 a year.

Once again, we are grateful to all the advisory committee members, sponsors and partners for their support. We look forward to working closely with you in the New Year (2019) to better serve everyone and contribute to the bilateral academic, business, cultural, economic and employment development of our State of Michigan.








The 23rd Detroit Chinese Business Association International Golf Open & Banquet

On August 28th 2018, the 23rd International DCBA Golf Open & Banquet was successfully held at the R&S Sharf Golf Course & Pavilion at Oakland University. More than 120 guests from across the State, Country and from China attended the Open and the evening banquet.Attendees enjoyed a great day for golf, relaxation and meeting new acquaintances and making new friendships.

At Noon, President Brian Gao welcomed all of the foursomes, the rows of golf carts sailed to their respective starting holes, and friendly  competition quietly unfolded in a most pleasant atmosphere at OU.

Although the weather in the morning was a little foggy, with the breeze blowing, the sky began to clear during play, while contestants enjoyed a day of camaraderie on the course.

After endless joys on the course, nearly five hours of play, the game had come to an end, with the team from Kerr Russell PLC. Winning the “Golden Ball Award” for this event.

Mr. Jim Cambridge, member of the DCBA Advisory Board, congratulated the champion team and presented the “Golden Ball Award”

Ms. Jue Wang form Page Toyota Southfield and Page Honda in Bloomfield, presented the “Silver Ball Award” to the 2nd place runner-up team.

Manager Lei Jin From Hand Enterprise Solutions LTD. awarded the “Bronze Ball Award” to the third place team KPMG

Golfers freshened up after play, and returned to the club’s Pavilion for the Cocktail Reception and Banquet. At the Banquet new attendees joined the fray, and conversations of the day’s play, swept through the cocktail reception. The beginning of an enjoyable evening …

After the reception; County Executive Mr. L. Brooks Patterson gave a welcome speech to all attendees.He warmly welcomed everyone to Oakland University and was thankful to the Detroit Chinese Business Association for bringing our annual event to Oakland’s most esteemed university. Mr. Patterson also had the pleasure to introduce County Deputy Executive Phil Bertolini to the podium, whose presentation delighted the guest. And thanked for all fo cooperation and collaborations with the local Chinese American Community, which has resulted in sustainable and healthy development of economics of Oakland County.


Subsequently, Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, newly inaugurated President of Oakland University was keynote of the evening. Dr. Pescovitz welcomed the guests and briefed the guests on the development and vision of the University and looked forward to cooperate with the guests in the near future to promote further developments, collaborations withthe community.

DCBA would like to thank all of our annual and event sponsors and partners; starting with E.M.M.A International, Kerr Russell Plc., Oakland County Medical Main Street, Fogo de Chao, HAND Systems, especially Page Toyota Southfield and Page Honda Bloomfield, whose were sponsors of the “One Hole Award” in this competition.

The DCBA board, volunteers, and staff wish to thank everyone at Oakland University & Oakland County for their support, and to all of our attendees, and of course our annual and event sponsors.

We are proud to host guests and bring our local community together, we look forward to seeing all of your smiles at a future DCBA Event!


China (Shaanxi) and U.S. (Michigan)-Collaborate with Global Elites to Achieve Win-win Cooperation 2018

On July 11th, more than Thirty business & provincial leaders, led by the SASAC of Shaanxi Province, visited Metro Detroit area, Michigan, with a Sino US enterprise innovation cooperation exchange and talent fair in the Somerset Inn Hotel in Troy, MI. The Delegates included Top Executives, Entrepreneurs & Province Leaders from various industries, came to the venue seeking for new business development and investment opportunities.

Despite the current atmosphere between China and the United States, the delegation from China demonstrated their sincerity in seeking cooperation and investment, as well as friendly policies for talent cooperation.

Prior to the reception 90 plus local attendees networked extensively with the members of the Chinese delegation. At 12 noon, DCBA President, Brian Gao gave a warm welcome speech to the delegation of the Shaanxi SASAC and 90 plus local business and community leaders who attended the event to promote Chinese enterprises, and sincerely seeking opportunities for win-win cooperation. DCBA President wished them a successful trip to the United States, and also thanked Nicolas Kennedy who attended on behalf of State Representative Trott, City of Troy Mayor Dane Slater, and Madison Heights Mayor Brian Hartwell for their welcoming hospitality and support of the days event.

Mr. Hao Xiaochen, Chairman of the delegation of Shaanxi Gas Group, delivered a speech. He thanked the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for the support and organizing this event. He also thanked people from various sectors and industries came to this event. It is hoped that the various companies of the delegation can actively cooperate with local companies in the United States to jointly seek development opportunities, achieve sustainable development, and create a win-win future.

The director of the Propaganda Work Department of the SASAC of Shaanxi Province, Mr. Law, gave a speech on behalf of the Provincial State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.He introduced the development and planning of Shaanxi Province in recent years as the only important central city in the northwest region of the country and the important gateway city for opening up to the outside world. In recent years, Shaanxi province accelerate and rely on its own advantages to actively expand foreign cooperation and promote a new pattern of opening up to the outside world.

Mayor of city of Troy, and Mayor of Madison Heights, together with the guests, listened to the delegation introduce Shaanxi.

Subsequently, Zhang Wenhua, Director of the Cooperation and Exchange Department of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of Shaanxi Province, introduced the talent policy of Shaanxi. As an important node of “the Belt and Road”, Shaanxi has been accelerating the construction of a new highland for inland reform and expanding new development space in recent years, continuously creating economic breakthroughs such as strengthening the gathering of talents, capital and information, and developing hub economy, portal economy and mobile economy.

After the meeting, members of the delegation and numerous enterprises held business meetings with the participants, as well as one-on-one exchanges between enterprises and talents. The guests and members of the delegation conducted extensive exchanges of economic and trade information and business contacts.

President Gao introduced the city of Troy, Mayor to the delegation leader

Many outstanding entrepreneurs and science and technology workers from outside the state exchanged in-depth exchanges with visiting delegations to promote bilateral cooperation.