Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City announces 2016 CelebrASIAN Award Winners

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (Friday, Apr. 22, 2016)—The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City (AACC) will be honoring the accomplishments of local Asian Americans in business, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and professional leadership at its 13th Annual CelebrASIAN Awards Gala.  This year’s awardees are:  Professional of the Year – Victor Zhang, American Century Investments, Entrepreneur of the Year – Erlinda Tjhai-Aydulun, MindLift, LLC, Civic Leader of the Year – Filipino Medical Mission, and Corporation of the Year – First National Bank.  Nominations were accepted from the community at large.

The AACC’s Gala will be held at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel located at 6100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kan. 66211 on Monday, May 9, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s keynote speaker is Juju Chang. Ms. Chang is an Emmy award-winning co-anchor for the ABC News show Nightline, and she also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20. She received awards for team coverage of the California wildfires and for a 20/20 story on gender equality in the sciences.

Russell Welsh, Chairman and CEO of Polsinelli, will serve as honorary chair.

Signature sponsors for the 2016 CelebrASIAN Awards Gala include Polsinelli, UMB, WingGate Travel, Inc., United Airlines and Burns & McDonnell.

Sponsorships for this event are available. Table sponsorships begin at $1,650; individual tickets are $125 with advance purchase

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City was formed in 1998 and serves the Kansas City metropolitan area. The AACC is committed to enhance the economic opportunities for Asian American businesses through education, networking, and advocacy while promoting community engagement and visibility. The AACC is a non-profit organization located at 8645 College Boulevard, Suite 110, Overland Park, Kan. 66210.

For more information or reservations, please call 913-338-0774. You can also visit us at our website at or e-mail Sook Park, AACC Executive Director, at