02/28/2012 NACA attended White House Business Council / Business Forward Meeting
On February 28, 2012, Lani Wong, Chair of NACA, joined a more than 30 Atlanta business and civic leaders delegation led by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for a White House Business Council/Business Forward meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss initiatives around spurring job creation and economic growth with officials in the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The White House Business Council (WHBC) and Business Forward, an association of U.S. companies with the goal of introducing more business leaders to the policymaking process, have partnered on a series of events which bring local business and civic leaders from across the country to the White House to engage in a conversation about job creation and American economic competitiveness with senior Administration officials. The Obama Administration selected Atlanta as one of the cities for this series.
The purpose of these meetings at the White House is three-fold: to cultivate relationships with a defined set of local opinion leaders in communities across the country; to engage in a conversation about concrete ways that the Obama Administration can partner with local business and civic leaders to create jobs; and to provide a forum where local business leaders can connect to federal resources that can help them grow and hire.
全美华人协会主席李秀兰女士收到美国总统府邀请，于2月28日前往华盛顿出席了由白宫工商委员会（the White House Business Council）和工商促进委员会（Business Forward）联合举办的为振兴亚特兰大地区的经济和提高当地工作机会的专题会议。该会议在白宫办公厅的艾森豪威尔行政楼Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB)举行。参会人员为美国政府高层决策官员，亚特兰大里德市长，及一些亚特兰大地区的30多名著名工商企业家和领袖人物。此次会议是一个双向交流的良好机会，政府高层决策官员向与会者介绍了美国政府目前对增加就业机会，提升经济所采取的和将要采取的各种政策和步骤，同时也听取了亚特兰大工商和社区领袖对促进经济发展的反馈意见和建设性的提议。
We also thank the following NACA friends for their generous donations:
Southwest Airlines Atlanta Marriott Marquis Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel Aqua Bistro Atlanta Hawks Canton House Restaurant Crown Import LLC Ms. Ethel Mar General Wholesale Home Depot Huawei ING Jeffry M Smith, Esq. Ms. Maggie Mers Oriental Pearl Sea Food Restaurant Northlake Thai Cuisine