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Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

Posted by AC Team - on Friday, 06 January 2012

Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and cultural offerings, known as "Hallyu" or the "Korean Wave" feels more like a tidal wave in some...


Inspiring Across Generations Leadership Conference

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 09 November 2007

Inspiring Across Generations Leadership Conference

The Metro New York Chapter of ASCEND (formerly the National Asian American Society of Accountants) is holding their first annual leadership conference on Saturday, November 17, 2007, from 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York. "Inspiring Across Generations" is this year's theme, and the conference will provide the Asian American community of accounting, finance and business professionals with tools to shape their leadership skills, build and expand their network and mentoring relationships, and effectively demonstrate their value in the market.

Programming highlights include:
Keynote best selling author Dr. Lois Frankel will provide guidance in developing winning strategies for success and address why some individuals move forward through their careers while others seem to stagnate, stall, or derail entirely. A panel of C-Suite executives will share how they created their own "Road to Success" and discuss their strategies on what it takes to succeed, in the CXO Panel Discussion. If you are a student of junior professional, take advantage of the workshops and mentoring sessions which will provide you with the opportunity to interact closely with senior executives from Merrill Lynch, NBC, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Morgan Stanley, and each of the Big Four accounting firms.

Click here to register for the conference.

Asian Women in Business Workshop 'Starting Your Business 101' Begins in November

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Asian Women In Business holds four-week series on small business ownership 'Starting Your Business 101' in New York.

Preparing to start a business or looking to hone your business skills? Then Asian Women In Business' 'Starting Your Business 101' four-week series on small business ownership is just for you. Conducted by industry experts Lily Hui, CPA, Samiya Mir, Attorney at Law, Joyce Moy, SBDC LaGuardia Community College and others. The workshops will take place at the Institute for Women & Work, Cornell University, 16 East 34th St., 8th Fl. in New York, on four consecutive Mondays November 5, 12, 19 and 26, 68pm.

'Writing a Business Plan', 'Marketing Basics', 'Legal Structures and Tax Issues', and 'Financing & Insurance' are among the topics to be covered in this informative series.

Registration is $15 per class or $30 for the four-class series for AWIB members and $25 per class or $75 for the series for non-members. Seating is limited. Registration with payment must be received by Nov. 2 for the Series Special Rate. Priority will be given to those signing up for the entire series. The series is funded by State Farm Insurance.

Click here to register for the workshop

Asian Women In Business ( is the only nonprofit organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. AWIB sponsors conferences, workshops and seminars on a variety of business topics and holds frequent networking activities to enable members to make important business contacts.

AALDEF Announces Asian American Election Protection PLANs for 2007

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 26 October 2007

AALDEF Announces Asian American Election Protection PLANs for 2007

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a national 33-year-old civil rights organization, announced details of its Asian American Election Protection Project for Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Attorneys, law students, and community volunteers will cover thirty poll sites in four states where Asian language assistance is provided and where Asian Americans reported voting barriers or intimidation in recent elections.

AALDEF will monitor elections in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York for language assistance (ballots, interpreters, signs and voting materials) and non-discriminatory implementation of voter identification requirements.

Volunteers speaking Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese or Khmer will be at poll sites to take complaints from voters about election irregularities and other obstacles. Voters can also report Election Day problems to AALDEFs toll-free Election Day Hotline at 800.966.5946, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloaka75ae7bab4045f717a3f968280ec90cc').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya75ae7bab4045f717a3f968280ec90cc = 'votingcomplaints' + '@'; addya75ae7bab4045f717a3f968280ec90cc = addya75ae7bab4045f717a3f968280ec90cc + 'aaldef' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_texta75ae7bab4045f717a3f968280ec90cc = 'votingcomplaints' + '@' + 'aaldef' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloaka75ae7bab4045f717a3f968280ec90cc').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta75ae7bab4045f717a3f968280ec90cc+''; .

Margaret Fung, AALDEF executive director, said "We want to ensure that all Asian American voters are able to participate in the electoral process and have...

Wall Street Journal Editor-at-Large Paul Steiger to Speak About the Future of Journalism at AAJA Convention in Miami

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 01 August 2007

Wall Street Journal Editor-at-Large Paul Steiger to Speak About the Future of Journalism at AAJA Convention in Miami

MIAMI (U.S. ASIAN WIRE) July 31, 2007

Wall Street Journal editor-at-large Paul Steiger will address the future of journalism from his perspective at the helm of one of the leading and most widely circulated national newspapers in the country at the Asian American Journalists Association Convention on Friday, Aug. 3, in Miami, Fl.

Steiger, who also serves as vice-president of Dow Jones & Company, is the keynote speaker at AAJA's National Journalism Awards Lunch. He recently retired as managing editor at The Wall Street Journal, which has been the subject of recent news coverage as its owners consider a sale to News Corp.

AAJA's National Journalism Awards will also be presented at the annual lunch, which is sponsored by The McClatchy Company. David Ono, anchor, ABC7 "Eyewitness News," and Victoria Lim, reporter, Newschannel 8, will co-emcee the event.

The lunch will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday and requires registration. Attendees can register on-site.

AAJA National Convention

The Asian American Journalists Association is a non- profit professional and educational organization with approximately 2,000 members. Founded in 1981, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. AAJA's mission is to encourage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to enter the ranks of journalism, to work for fair and accurate coverage of AAPIs, and to increase the number of AAPI journalists and news managers in the industry. AAJA is an alliance partner with UNITY Journalists of Color, along with the Native American Journalists Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and National Association of Black Journalists. For more information, visit

AALDEF Opening Reception for Newark, NJ Office on July 12

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 11 July 2007

NJ-AALP opens its doors to Asian American residents with employment and immigration questions.

Newark, NJMore than 600,000 Asian Americans live in New Jersey, but few resources exist that are culturally and linguistically appropriate to meet the complex needs of the Asian American community . On July 12, AALDEFs New Jersey-Asian American Legal Project (NJ-AALP) will formally open the doors to its new office on 89 Market Street, 8th Floor in Newarkthe Asian American Legal Defense and Education Funds second office.

WHAT: Opening Reception for AALDEF New JerseyAsian American Legal Project (NJ-AALP)

WHEN: Thursday, July 12th, 4:30 p.m.

89 Market Street, 8th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

TO RSVP: Call 212.966.5932 x213 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak0b5e7df15cdcfcbfcc2e6bcf35e8c3e1').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0b5e7df15cdcfcbfcc2e6bcf35e8c3e1 = 'slin' + '@'; addy0b5e7df15cdcfcbfcc2e6bcf35e8c3e1 = addy0b5e7df15cdcfcbfcc2e6bcf35e8c3e1 + 'aaldef' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text0b5e7df15cdcfcbfcc2e6bcf35e8c3e1 = 'slin' + '@' + 'aaldef' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloak0b5e7df15cdcfcbfcc2e6bcf35e8c3e1').innerHTML += ''+addy_text0b5e7df15cdcfcbfcc2e6bcf35e8c3e1+'';

AALDEF NJ-AALP Director and Staff Attorney Alexander Saingchin will discuss the organizations services and resources, including a multilingual helpline and regular workers rights legal clinics to serve the states burgeoning Filipino, South Asian, Korean, and Chinese American populations in northern and central New Jersey.

NJ-AALP is supported with the generous assistance of The IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.