Lunar New Year Gala

The Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce (TACC) announces the 15th Annual Lunar New Year Gala. The festivities take place Saturday February 5th.

In the tradition of the Lunar New Year, the Gala brings together stakeholders from diverse communities in Central Texas – corporate leaders, small businesses, government leaders, and the public at large.

With this year’s theme of “Leap into Prosperity,” the Year of the Rabbit Gala honors Texans that are committed to prosperity, including those that are building Austin’s global brand, sustainable communities, and emerging entrepreneurs.

“Austin is at the forefront of best places to start a business, and Asian Americans continue to support Central Texas growth – in terms of revenues and job creation. The Annual Lunar New Year Gala is one of the ways TACC builds a bridge between key community stakeholders and the Asian American community. Tradition dictates that family and business ties be celebrated the first fifteen days of the lunar new year. Please join us in creating prosperous new ties,” said Jim Yatsu, chairman of the TACC Board of Directors.

This event features a traditional Chinese Dragon Dance to ward off evil spirits, a Parade of Nations, and introduction of honored officials. TACC will present four awards to individuals and corporations that are building a prosperous Central Texas economy.

Past recipients include fashion designer Chloe Dao, Tony‐Award winning producer Pun Bundhu, Austin Designer Michael Hsu, Former Austin Mayor Will Wynn, Dell, and International SEMATECH.

Additionally, during the celebration, TACC will award $1,000 college scholarships to four Asian-American high school seniors who have excelled either scholastically or in their community.

The 2011 Lunar New Year Celebration features a reception replete with heavy Asian and Asian fusion hors d’oeuvres served by several well-known local restaurants from diverse Asian cultures, and emcees award-winning actor Leng Wong, and musicians including Korean gayageum instrumentalist Mi Seon Nam. Dinner will be followed by more live entertainment and dance.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on February 5, 2011 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, in Austin Texas. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!