Hong Kong – HKETO San Francisco celebrates 25th anniversary of HKSAR at charity golf tournament in California (with photos)

HKETO San Francisco celebrates 25th anniversary of HKSAR at charity golf tournament in California (with photos)

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     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (HKETO San Francisco) celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at the Hong Kong Association of Northern California’s (HKANC) annual charity golf tournament, which also raises funds for scholarships that benefit talented Hong Kong students in northern California.

 

     Titled “HKANC Scholarship Foundation 20th Annual Golf Tournament – In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR”, the event was held on July 25 (California time) in Pleasanton, California. Nearly 20 golf teams competed in the whole-day event which included a networking reception, dinner and an award ceremony.

 

     Delivering remarks at the event, the Director of HKETO San Francisco, Ms Jacko Tsang, thanked the HKANC for their support for Hong Kong students studying in the San Francisco Bay Area. She encouraged students to explore career opportunities in Hong Kong and highlighted the business opportunities offered by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. “Hong Kong has made big strides over the past 25 years and continues to be a stable, competitive and free economy. The HKSAR Government will be steadfast in honing our unique advantages under ‘one country, two systems’ so as to enhance Hong Kong’s international standing and foster confidence and hope in the community,” she said.

 

     The annual event raises funds for the HKANC Scholarship Foundation which provides scholarships for talented students from Hong Kong in northern California. Since its inception in 2001, the programme has provided more than US$410,000 in scholarships for college students with financial needs. Selected students must excel in academic performance and have made an outstanding contribution to the community.

Hong Kong – HKETO San Francisco hosts reception for 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR in Alaska (with photo)

HKETO San Francisco hosts reception for 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR in Alaska (with photo)

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      To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and to connect with the business community in Alaska, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco (HKETO San Francisco) and the World Trade Center Anchorage co-hosted a reception in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 15 (Anchorage time).

 

     In welcoming guests at the reception, the Director of HKETO San Francisco, Ms Jacko Tsang, outlined in her keynote speech Hong Kong’s opportunities for the business community in Alaska, thanks to the city’s commitment to business openness, its substantial investment in innovation and technology and its central role in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. She encouraged Alaskan businesses to explore and further their trade relations with Hong Kong.

 

     Concluding on a positive note, Ms Tsang said, “Twenty-five years after the establishment of the HKSAR, Hong Kong remains a business-friendly, safe, and competitive place for businesses to thrive.”

 

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce & SFJAZZ Pay Nina Simone a Juneteenth Salute

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce & SFJAZZ Join Forces in Salute of Juneteenth and Black Music Month with a Tribute to Dr. Nina Simone, “Juneteenth, A Musical History of Freedom,” June 17, 2022, @ SF’s Historic War Memorial.

SFAAC & SFJAZZ SALUTE NINA SIMONE JUNETEENTH

SFAAC & SFJAZZ SALUTE NINA SIMONE JUNETEENTH

SAN FRANCISCOJune 7, 2022PRLog — Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises San Francisco~Dallas Community Spotlight~~~

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce (SFAACC (https://www.sfaacc.org/)) invites the public to join “Juneteenth, A Musical History of Freedom,” its celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Month with a reception, dinner, and concert in tribute to the iconic civil rights activist and artist Nina Simone, Friday,  June 17 at the War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco.

The 49th annual SFAACC Juneteenth Celebration in partnership with SFJAZZ, “Juneteenth, A Musical History of Freedom, “begins with a reception and dinner celebration in the Green Room. Journalist,  Zahrah Farmer of Days with Zahrah, who produces and hosts which airs on KGO TV, will be the mistress of ceremonies. Zahrah has interviewed various people ranging from Haitian refugees and Firefighters in the line of duty to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Clint Eastwood.

The event reception begins at 5:00 p.m., is hosted by The Golden State Warriors, and includes an art Display of Nina Simone sponsored by Comcast. First Republic Bank is the Civil Rights Movement Sponsor. AT&T is the Unity Sponsor; Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme, “A Musical History of Freedom,” brought to you by The World-Famous Show, will focus on the musical history of Black Liberation in the United States.

From 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Herbst Theatre, the moving tribute to Nina Simone will be commanded by Bay Area vocalist Kim Nalley, who “has pipes to burn and works the stage as she means it” (San Francisco Chronicle). A blues-loving jazz singer with a rich and evocative voice, Nalley, honors the legacy of one of her most significant influences.

“Our partnership with SFJAZZ is indicative of the community collaboration that we are fortunate to experience here in the Bay Area,” said Fred Jordan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce.  The significance of Juneteenth will be evident as we acknowledge and enjoy the multi-talented Nina Simone, whose musical repertoire includes classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, and POP.)   Thank our sponsors for making this rich experience possible,” added Jordan.

Greg Stern, the SFJAZZ CEO, noted: “We are excited to partner with the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce. Our concert with Kim Nalley, honoring Nina Simone, is a perfect event to recognize Juneteenth, and we appreciate the collaboration with SFAACC.”

The joint celebration is poignant and significant. It marks the first anniversary of the day of Juneteenth as a federal holiday signed by U.S. President Joe Biden on June 17, 2021.  President Biden affirmed the importance of Juneteenth (June 19), stating, “by making Juneteenth a federal holiday, all Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history — and celebrate progress and grapple with the distance we’ve come and the distance we have to travel.”

Tickets for the “Juneteenth, A Musical History of Freedom” celebration can be purchased by clicking here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-a-musical-history…).  Proof of vaccination is required.

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce (SFAACC) is one of California’s most influential minority business organizations, representing and promoting African American business owners in San Francisco.  Through advocacy and economic development, SFAACC is creating a firm economic base that supports the self-determination and survival of African American businesses. SFAACC is a non-profit 501c3 foundation.

For more information about the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce and its mission, visit https://www.sfaacc.org/.

Tickets for the “Juneteenth, A Musical History of Freedom” celebration can be purchased by clicking here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-a-musical-history-of-freedom-tickets-354378625007).

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San Francisco Chocolate Salon Returns on April 2nd as the Premiere West Coast Artisan Chocolate Festival

 The 14th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon takes place this Spring on April 2, 2022. The Chocolate Salon has long been known as the original artisan chocolate festival on the West Coast.

Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience a wide range of artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s most famous culinary metropolitan areas.

Chocolate Salon participants include chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans, such as Amano Artisan Chocolate, Z. Cioccolato, LetterPress Chocolate, Michael’s Chocolates, Formosa Chocolates, Goufrais, Siamaya Chocolate, CocoTutti Chocolates, Fookie, R & J Toffees, Brigadeiro Sprinkles, The Good Chocolate, p.o.p. candy co., flying noir, the Wishing Well Workshop, Fabula Tea, and more.

For more information or tickets, visit www.SFChocolateSalon.com.

The San Francisco Chocolate Salon, Los Angeles Chocolate Salon, Sacramento Chocolate Salon, Seattle Chocolate Salon and International Chocolate Salon are produced by TasteTV, which originally created the first Chocolate Salon event in San Francisco in 2007, inspired by its cultural cookbook on chocolate, entitled “French Chocolate.” French Chocolate is available on Amazon.com and on www.FrenchChocolateCookbook.com.

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San Francisco, CA Author Publishes Book about Being a Nurse

A Day at Work: Love’s Labor, a new book by Cathy Moyer, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

A Day at Work: Love’s Labor describes the journey of one nurse’s day inside a long-term care facility. She not only has the remarkable medical skills needed to treat her patients physically but the tenderness and understanding for those suffering, showing them compassion during the roughest and, too often, final moments of their lives. The tender touch of a hand and a healing soul extends comfort to the aged and abandoned mortals of our world. Author Cathy Moyer beautiful, in some cases humorously, and, in many ways, heartbreakingly captures the life of not only the dedicated and tireless workers but the intimate moments of the residents and their families, and the powerful impact each person in the cycle can have on another.

About the Author
Cathy Moyer has spent most of her adult life in San Francisco, where she raised her three daughters. Living near the ocean provides her opportunities to experience nature, which helps her maintain a bright and hopeful mindset. Before becoming a nurse, Moyer received a degree in literature from San Francisco State University. It was only after her daughters were grown and in school did she pursue nursing as a career. Being a nurse has provided Moyer with a way able to reach out and give herself to her patients and their families, making her life feel gratifying and remarkable to be able to assist those who need it most.

A Day at Work: Love’s Labor is a 56-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00 (eBook $5.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6386-7111-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/a-day-at-work-loves-labor/