Asian Pacific American Chamber Brings GMA’s Juju Chang to Detroit


tJuju Chang, a reporter for Good Morning America and 20/20, will discuss the global and local impact of diversity at the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce’s 13th Annual Dinner Celebration on May 3 at the MGM Grand Detroit.

t“We wanted to knock everyone out of the water,” says Van Nguyen, executive director of APACC, which represents business owners with Asian, Pacific Islander, and Subcontinent Asian ancestry. “And getting someone who is well respected as Juju Chang will draw a lot of people (to the event).”

tLike the organization’s East-West Business Connection procurement event on April 7 at the Troy Marriott, the dinner offers small businesses the opportunity to network with major corporations, Nguyen says. It’s expected to bring together more than 600 guests, including top corporate executives from large U.S. and Asian businesses; leaders from businesses owned by Asian Americans; entrepreneurs; and political and government dignitaries.

tNguyen, who began working for the organization in November, says her goal for the dinner is to ensure that people are aware of APACC and its offerings. “Not only do we help build regional businesses, we give Tier 1 and Tier 2 OEMs the option to make their supply bases a lot bigger,” she says.

tThe statewide organization has 4,000 members with some as far as Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Looking forward, Nguyen sees room for growth in the Troy-based organization. “We're hoping to grow throughout the Midwest over the next five years,” she says.

tFor more information about the upcoming dinner, click here.