Northeast Ohio Workshops: How you can benefit from better outreach to the Asian community

Are you a university/college, business, or nonprofit? Based in Northeast Ohio — Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown and all points in between? Interested in expanding your student/customer base and doing something positive for economic development?

Consider making outreach to the Northeast Ohio Asian community a part of your plan.

We’ll show you how in three educational workshops sponsored by Asian Services in Action, Inc. and Margaret Wong and Associates:

Education Workshop: October 12, 2007, 8am-11am

Is your college or university facing declines in international student enrollment? Or do you just want to provide better service to international students, but don’t know where to begin? Learn how to make your higher institution more welcoming for Asian international students.

In this informative workshop, you’ll learn from panelists what problems exist, how to overcome them, and small steps you can take to start making change. Post-panel brainstorming sessions help you jumpstart a plan of action for your own school.

Our panelists include Rong Song, Director of International Student Services at Baldwin-Wallace College, Todd McKinney, pastor from the Chapel in the Akron area, and Asian international students from Northeast Ohio colleges and universities.

Seating is limited to 30 participantsRSVP before September 30 to reserve your place!

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Business Workshop: November 16, 2007, 8am-11am

Do you need to hire Asian immigrants, but struggle with attracting and retaining them? Are you looking to add Asian immigrants to your customer/client base, but not sure how to start?

This workshop is for you. Learn how to make your workplace environment more welcoming to Asian immigrants. Discover how to reach out to Asian immigrants for new business opportunities.

In this informative workshop, you’ll hear from panelists what problems exist, how to overcome them, and small steps you can take to start making change. Post-panel brainstorming sessions help you jumpstart a plan of action for your own organization.

Our panelists include Alan Fung, insurance agent for American family, Matt Salmon, Assistant Vice-President and Branch Manager at National City Bank, and Sudarshan Sathe, CEO of New Concepts.

Seating is limited to 30 participantsRSVP before October 31 to reserve your place!

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Nonprofit Workshop: December 13, 2007, 8am-11am

Looking for new funding opportunities? Do you want the community to see you as more responsive to minority needs? It’s time to consider programming and services for the Asian community in Northeast Ohio.

Open up funding opportunities through the creation of new programs. Enhance your position in the community by increasing the use of your facilities and services by Asians.
Elevate your reputation by being more responsive to a minority group in the community.

In this informative workshop, you’ll learn from panelists what problems exist, how to overcome them, and small steps you can take to start making change. Post-panel brainstorming sessions help you jumpstart a plan of action for your own organization.

Our panelists include Michael Byun, Deputy Director of Asian Services in Action, Jane Snider, Director of Akron Council on World Affairs, and Michelle Wilson, Akron International Friendship.

Seating is limited to 30 participantsRSVP before November 30 to reserve your place!

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Registration/Venue Information

Venue: Asian Services in Action, Inc. Akron headquarters, 730 Carroll Street, Akron, Ohio 44304-1972

Cost: $25/workshop (includes continental breakfast)

RSVP: to Ms. Mao Vue by phone at 330-535-3263 x 224 or by e-mail mao.vue(at)asiainc-ohio.org

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