CGCC and Greater Chicago Food Depository Facility Tour and Food Drive


2019 is the year of “Social Responsibility” of CGCC Chicago. Partnered with local charitable organizations, a variety of social responsibility programs and events are in full swing.
Greater Chicago Food Depository is one of the key partners of CGCC. GCFD has been aiming to end the hunger in Chicago and Cook County and is committed to providing lasting solutions to those they serve. Under the support and special donations of CGCC Foundation, GCFD invites members and partners of CGCC to participate in the following activities to fight together against hunger in our community:

Facility Tour and Food Drive
1/30/2019 2:00pm – 3:30pm
4100 W Ann Lurie Pl, Chicago, IL 60632

The Food Depository invites CGCC to visit its facility in Archer Heights. Attendees will tour of the Food Depository’s 268,000 square foot warehouse to get a behind the scenes look of how the food bank works.


To accompany this visit, CGCC can facilitate a virtual food drive through the Food Depository’s convenient online portal here: https://myfooddrive.org/home.php. Thanks to the Food Depository’s bulk purchasing power, every dollar contributed helps provide three meals for the community’s most vulnerable populations.
The Food Depository invites representatives from CGCC to attend a site visit to see the program in action. Additionally, a generous philanthropic contribution of $5,140 from CGCC Foundation would support the program, creating another level of meaningful impact as part of the Chamber’s community involvement.




Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans

pm, Wed., Feb. 6


You are invited to experience great NBA action, non-stop entertainment and the
energy of a sellout crowd – Come enjoy the excitement of the Chicago Bulls as they
battle the Pelicans! In celebration of Chinese New Year, pre-game and on-court
entertainment throughout the game will be Chinese New Year themed.

ticket prices:

(only available to China
General Chamber of Commerce Chicago members and their families and friends)

100 Level (baseline sections): $117 $66

200 Level (baseline sections): $85 $58

300 Level, Rows 1-7 (corner sections): $54 $27

300 Level, Rows 1-7 (baseline sections): $49 $25

300 Level, Rows 8-17: $42 $21

prices do not include 12% city/county amusement tax. Space limited. To take
advantage of this exclusive opportunity, please visit: response.bulls.com/cgccvip and
use offer code CGCCVIP.

  • Corporate Grand Sponsorship
    tiers: $75,000 / $50,000 (include various benefits such as exposure on
    TV-visible courtside signage, media coverage, suite ticket packages and etc.)
  • Corporate Ticket Sponsorship
    opportunity: To promote corporate social responsibility and increase local community
    connections, companies sponsoring tickets to children and people in need in the
    community to the game are highly appreciated.

any interest in the above sponsorship opportunities, please kindly contact CGCC
at wenyue.zhang@cgccchicago.org for
further information.




China General Chamber of Commerce – Chicago


CGCC-Chicago Workshop – New Year, Updated Policies, CGCC help you sharpen your business in 2019

*Add Wechat “cgccchicago” to receive Chinese version”

Response to the result of 2018 Member Needs and Satisfaction Survey, CGCC-Chicago committed to delivering more high-quality services out of the Chicago region. This workshop with 3 most popular business subjects has been proved to benefit China investors’ business strategy and operational plan. Come to meet us on February 22nd, 2019, 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm at 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 800, Southfield, MI 48034.  CGCC representatives will share with you the year-round plan to support your business success in the Midwest. 

12:30: Registration
12:50: Greeting: CGCC services in the Midwest
1:00-2:00: Strategies of Dealing with the Impact of 301 Additional Tariffs on Chinese Imports (Language: Mandarin)
2:00-3:00: Maximize Your Corporate Savings from Government Credits and Incentives
3:00-3:30: Tea Break
3:30-4:30: FIRRMA, New Rules for Foreign Investment in the U.S. 
4:30-5:00: Networking

At this workshop, you will know:

  • How to reduce or even avoid 301 tariffs on Chinese imports;
  • How to comply with U.S. sanctions, export control, and economic espionage laws and their “long-arm” jurisdiction;
  • Companies can evaluate through many areas, including people, investments, operations, etc. to build constructive solutions;
  • In addition to many statutory programs that exist, there are often opportunities to negotiate incentive packages that may combine statutory, discretionary and custom incentives;
  • Why companies should build credits and incentives investigation into the strategic process before beginning your activities;
  • New statutory authorities under FIRRMA;
  • Newly effective CFIUS pilot program;
  • How investors and companies are approaching CFIUS risk.

Chamber Members & Non-Members welcome to attend.
RSVP to admin@cgccchicago.org before February 8, 2019. Please be noted that your registration does not guarantee that you will receive a confirmation for attendance at this event. Confirmation will be sent upon successful email reply. 


Special Speakers:

Charles Wu

Partner in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP

Brian Syzmanski
Director, Credits & Incentives practice of Grant Thornton’s Chicago office

Clare Walter
Senior Associate, Credits & Incentives practice of Grant Thornton’s Chicago office

Anne Salladin

Formerly Senior Counsel in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.