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Luncheon Meeting of The Greater Chinese Chamber of Commerce (GCCC)

On Monday, June 19th, our only event was a luncheon meeting of the "Greater Chinese Chamber of Commerce" (GCCC) which took place at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland South Hotel on Rockside Avenue in Independence.

On this day, the speaker was Mr. Dan Harris who is the founding member of the "Harris Bricken" international law firm based in Seattle and is regarded as, according to the GCCC website, "a leading authority legal matters related to doing business in China and in other emerging economies in Asia." Mr. Harris also writes the renowned "China Law Blog" and during his address to the GCCC he talked about such issues as choosing the right partner to conduct business with in China;  structuring China deals and the importance of having a detailed contract; how the Chinese courts operate; and what is necessary to know about trademarks.

We spent a few minutes visiting with Ms. Chaoyi (Amy) Wang who works on Global Outreach for the GCCC who asked us about the future ofEB5 investor visas and told us about plans for the chamber's future. At lunch we shared a table with Mr. Doug Wheeler, Sr. Relationship Manager/Vice President at the "KeyBank" located just a few blocks away from "Margaret W. Wong & Associates" who kindly offered to work with us to assist our clients.

Since we arrived early, we got to talk to Mr. Harris for a moment and present him with a copy of Ms. Margaret W. Wong's book, "The Immigrant's Way." He told us that his firm doesn't practice immigration law at this time but in years past (due to Seattle's standing in the international fishing industry) it helped/advised a lot of people who wished to immigrate to the United States from Russia

While we were there, we spoke to quite a few businesspeople who were involved in international business ventures including Mr. Leib Simkhovich, Director of Business Development for "Siata DS," who reads consistently reads Mr. Harris' blog and believes he is quite worthy of his outstanding reputation.


Michael Patterson

Community Liaison,

Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LLC