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Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce Gala Honors Houston Media for Community Service

HOUSTON, TX – For more than the 36 years the Vietnamese community has been in Houston, the
general media helped shaped our community through news coverage, programs and events.

On June 14, for the first time, the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce will host a Media Gala
to honor the work of those who had a hand in building the Asian community, particularly, the
Vietnamese community. Critical community service achievements by Houston’s newspapers, radio and
television outlets will be recognized.

“The general media and Asian media helped build our community in many ways, and this recognition is
long overdue,” said Dr. Victoria Ai Linh, the president of VACCH. “They did not forget us, and this gala is
an opportunity to say we did not forget them either.

“Houston’s Vietnamese community is the nation’s third largest. Because of the support of Houstonians
and Houston media, our community is now making enormous economic and cultural contributions to
the region. We want to thank those who have helped make so many dreams come true.

“The media’s impact on our community is tremendous, and we hope to continue working closely with
each other to deliver pertinent news and information to our city.”

The event is from 6-8 p.m. on June 14, 2012 at Kim Son Restaurant. The event will start with a song, “
The impossible dream” by Tony Glover. Followed by highlights of media contribution for the last 36

And lastly, Asian and general media will be recognized for their contributions to our community. There
will be a panel of Asian media reporters and experts to discuss media partnership opportunities, past
successes, and how we can work together to provide better news coverage on minority communities.
The event is complementary to media partners. The cost is $20.00 for chamber members and $30 for
non-members but seating is limited.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact

What: Media Gala
When: Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 6-8 p.m.
Where: Kim Son Restaurant, 10603 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77072


The Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce of Houston is a non-profit organization composed of
local business owners and corporate representatives throughout the metropolitan Houston area. The
VACCH mission is to provide a strong network that allows businesses to build strong partnerships, and
give back to the community.

For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Jaa St. Julien
Mobile: (832) 541-2448
Office: (281) 849-8222

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