大侠行天下日记 我见我闻我思 10/25
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為表彰休斯敦亚裔成功企业家之大型晚会，上週六下午在德州航空博物馆举行， 超过七百宾客及前交通部长赵小兰之专程為主讲人， 来自市县政府官员及各大公司行号之赞助和参与 ，是一场华亚裔空前之成功大会。
赵部长指出在她任劳工部部长任内 ，首次把亚裔就业人口单独计算， 亚裔拥有超过二百五十万家中小企业， 总產值是八千一百五十万亿， 每年為全国创造四百六十万个工作机会。
她在演说中非常感性的说， 当年年仅八岁来到美国时一句英文不懂，今天有机会成為内阁部长， 各位也有相同之経验， 这些多半都是我们的父母牺牲努力和这个国家给予我们的机会。
整个颁奖大会在五彩繽纷载歌载舞之优美音符表演节目下， 週围陈列有各型新旧飞机及模型， 整个会场充满了华丽新奇的氛围。
Spirit Of Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner
When The Asian Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 30 years of service to our community, they sponsored a beautiful banquet at the Houston’s Lone Star Flight Museum.
More than 700 guests enjoyed the evening with the keynote speaker former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and many officials from many cities and countries.
As Chairman Bin Yu and incoming Chairman Kenneth Li said in their remarks, “The Asian Chamber of Commerce serves a community of diverse and successful business members representing different industries and stands as a strong advocate for the Asian business community in Houston, Texas.”
Keynote speaker Secretary Chao congratulated the Asian Chamber for 30 years of service to the Asian Pacific American Community in Texas and to our nation’s economy.
She also pointed out the entrepreneurial spirit of the Asian Pacific American Community which has created so many jobs as well as so much opportunity and prosperity for all. It was in her tenure that the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Statistics began to break out into a new distinct category to include the employment data of Asians and Asian Americans in America. Today there are 2.5 million Asian American-owned firms in the United States and they contribute $815 billion to our country’s economy.
In her speech, Secretary Chao looked back on when she first arrived in America as a young immigrant girl at the age of 8. She was not able to speak English and was very unfamiliar with American culture at that time. She said that she never could have imagined that she would be where she is today.
The beautiful dinner tonight was not just to point out that the Asian American business community is a vital part of our nation’s economy. This strong massage lets all the people understand that we are an important part of this great nation.