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2016 Member of the Year Michael Chang commits to developing AAPI leadership following positive experiences with ACEL

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When Michael Chang joined ACEL in January, he was primarily searching for professional development guidance and connections in the Phoenix AAPI community. However, Chang’s involvement quickly grew, rapidly bringing a positive impact to the ACEL community. For his strong commitment to the organization and to building Asian American leadership, Chang will be honored as the 2016 Member of the Year at the 2017 ACELebration of Leadership Gala.

“It’s a great honor,” Chang said. “It really means to me that putting in the effort is going to have an impact on the people around you.”

Chang said that his most profound experience as a member occurred in the summer, during the ACEL Dynamics of Leadership Conference, where Asian American professionals spoke about their experiences in a way that AAPI leaders could fully relate to.

“We’re one of the smallest populations in the U.S. and even more so in Phoenix,” Chang said. “Having other people in your field provide mentorship is one thing. Having other people who identify with other core aspects of your identity, that’s very crucial to yourself as a professional to see the potential that you have.”

In the future, Chang said he will help encourage the growth of ACEL by strengthening its organizational infrastructure. He also hopes to widen opportunities for Asian Americans, as he said ACEL and founder Jason Wong did for him.

“ACEL has a good mix of both professional and social experiences,” Chang said. “You can get involved in whatever way you like. I definitely want to help open more of those opportunities for other people, whether or not they are already members.”

Event Info:
When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. Registration/Silent Auction/Reception;
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Where: Wrigley Mansion
2501 E Telewa Trl, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Ticket Price:
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$125.00 Non Member (Early Bird rate available til12/31/2016)
$150.00 General Admission (after 12/31/2016)

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.

All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2017 to guarantee your seat. Corporate Tables are available, please inquire for more info.

More information available on our website: http://acelphoenix.org/events/event/31-acelebration-of-leadership-gala

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1294017090609888/

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About Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL): ACEL's vision is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or if you would like to join the ACEL family, you can visit www.ACELphoenix.org

 

Miss Maricopa County 2017 to perform at ACELebration of Leadership Gala

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Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL) is happy to feature Ms. Courtney Ortega as a performer at the 2017 ACELebration of Leadership Gala.

From feeding the homeless during the holidays to performing at community events, Courtney Ortega is a leader in spreading generosity throughout her locale. She enjoys getting involved in HopeKids and the Cancer Foundation while she looks forward to a future in surgical tech by attending Brookline College.

With her primary title of Miss Maricopa County, Ortega has the opportunity to make an even bigger impact in the community. With that fact in mind, Ortega said that being the winner of a Miss America preliminary competition displays its own form of leadership.

"Just being a titleholder itself allows me to be a role model for young girls," Ortega said. "They see us as a real life princess and seeing their faces light up is what matters."

Ortega said being passionate about her causes is what makes volunteering meaningful for her. As she brings her talents to the gala stage in January, Ortega will represent a belief in the importance of passions and every organization, including ACEL.

Event Info:
When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. Registration/Silent Auction/Reception;
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Where: Wrigley Mansion
2501 E Telewa Trl, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Ticket Price:
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$125.00 Non Member (Early Bird rate available til12/31/2016)
$150.00 General Admission (after 12/31/2016)

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.

All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2017 to guarantee your seat. Corporate Tables are available, please inquire for more info.

More information available on our website: http://acelphoenix.org/events/event/31-acelebration-of-leadership-gala

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1294017090609888/

Direct email to register: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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About Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL): ACEL's vision is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or if you would like to join the ACEL family, you can visit www.ACELphoenix.org

 

#2017ACELebration of Leadership Gala Gold Sponsor - Maricopa Community Colleges & Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation

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Thank you to Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation for your commitment to diversity in Arizona. As a supporter of our ACELebration of Leadership Gala, we value your partnership and dedication to the next generation of Asian American leaders which helps all of Arizona.

Event Info:
When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. Registration/Silent Auction/Reception;
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Where: Wrigley Mansion
2501 E Telewa Trl, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Ticket Price:
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$125.00 Non Member (Early Bird rate available til12/31/2016)
$150.00 General Admission (after 12/31/2016)

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.

All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must received by 4 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2017 to guarantee your seat. Corporate Tables are available, please inquire for more info.

For more information please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us at www.ACELphoenix.org

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