Welcome to MotivAsians for Cleveland


Welcome to MotivAsians for Cleveland 


~What’s Happening in July?~


July 16-August 13

T-shirt Design contest - Details coming shortly!!!



July 12 – Team MotivAsians races at Dragons on the Lake Dragon Boat Festival 2014

A team of 24 paddlers participated in Dragon Boat Festival at Portage Lakes, Akron. collage



~What have you missed?~

June 25 – DiscoverCLE series – Touring Rising Star Coffee Roasters

**This tour is sold out! However if you are interested, please still RSVP, we will do this tour again in a few months and will contact you for the exact date and time**

As part of our DiscoverCLE series, we are touring Rising Star Coffee Roasters this time, the 2014 winner of Cleveland’s Best Coffee House! Come and experience how the finest coffee beans are brewed full of rich flavor by Rising Star Coffee Roasters. Limited spots ONLY! RSVP quick! 

rising star coffee

Date : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time : 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Location : 1455 W 29thStreet, Cleveland, OH, 44113
Cost : FREE



MotivAsians Dragon Boat Team Meetingteam meeting

When: Saturday May 31 ,11.30am

Where: Panda Wok & Asian Cuisine & Sushi (1512 W 117th St, Lakewood, OH 44107)

What: There are several goals in this meeting…

- Meet our team and fellow paddlers
- Video presentation of last year’s accomplishments
- Dragon Boat History
- How to be a paddler
- Dragon Boat Basics and Techniques
- Dragon Boating in Cleveland
- Races in 2014
- Practice session information
- Waiver form submissions
- Mingle and have FUN!

RSVP through captain Alex – alexalarcon.db@gmail.com


May 17th-May 18th: 5th Annual Cleveland Asian Festival  11am-7pm

CAF 2014 (2)2013 CAF Bamboo sale

When: May 17th & 18th (Sat&Sun)           

Time: 1100:am-7:00pm

Where: Payne Ave. between E. 30th St & E. 27th St

FREE Admission, FREE Parking, No Pets.

! Find us at the festival !


May 5th: SAVOR THE FLAVOR : Tofu Tasting and Cooking Demonstration



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When: Monday, May 5th, 2014 Time: 6pm-9pm
Where: Margaret Wong & Associates (3150 Chester Ave. Cleveland OH 44144)
How Much : $5/person (includes tofu tasting and refreshments)
RSVP : Space is limited! RSVP Today at:http://bit.ly/MotivAsiansTofuTasting2014


May 17th-May 18th: 5th Annual Cleveland Asian Festival  11am-7pm

CAF 2014

When: May 17th & 18th (Sat&Sun)           Time: 1100:am-7:00pm

Where: Payne Ave. between E. 30th St & E. 27th St

FREE Admission, FREE Parking, No Pets.


                   May 28th: Spring MIX with Engage! Cleveland 5:30pm – 8:30pm – Cleveland Botanical Garden

Spring Mix

When: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014            Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden (11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106)
How Much : $10/person 
RSVP : Get ticket here 

March 27-March 28

CIFF (2014), MV LOGO (website)

We are sponsoring a film for Cleveland International Film Festival (3/27/14-3/28/14) and we will be giving out 5 pairs of FREE movie tickets to lucky members. 

3 ways to win free movie tickets for Cleveland International Film Festival
1) Come to MotivAsians for Cleveland Happy Hour. RSVP (https://www.facebook.com/events/643578742362514/)
2) Participate in our recent survey (https://apps.facebook.com/my-surveys/wqhzya)
3) Participate in our Member spotlight series (http://motivasians.org/about-us/member-spotlight/)

The winners will be announced on March 19. Good luck!

Ticket can be purchased here – Type in promo code MOTIVA to get $2 off movie tickets. 

Mark your calendar for March 27 and 28 to watch Trap Street at the CIFF.  More details about the movie. 


Congratulations to Jim C. who has won the 2 tickets 
last Sunday by listening to FM88.7.


March 19 - MotivAsians Happy Hour + Movie Trailer Preview + Win FREE Tickets


March 19th, we are having a Happy hour and networking event at Bar Louie Cleveland (basement) (1352 W 6th St.)

Come mingle with the group and you will get a chance to WIN tickets to watch our sponsored film for Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). Did I mention that there is also FREE appetizers and happy hour drink specials (including $1 domestic bottle beers!)?

RSVP today and we will see you on Wednesday! Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


February 27 (Rescheduled. Date TBD)

End Human Trafficking Fundraiser and Mixer

MotivAsians for Cleveland and The Renee Jones Empowerment Center presents:1489198_10152179139981112_1663321877_n

End Human Trafficking Fundraiser and Mixer!

The Renee Jones Empowerment Center is the only Northeast Ohio agency committed to providing life coaching and aftercare services to those with the courage to break the human trafficking system.

When: Thursday, February 27th, 2014.  6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Barley House (1261 W. 6th St. Cleveland, OH 44113)
How Much: $25 includes all-you-can-eat and drink (draft beer and well liquor) ~Online ticket purchasing link ~
Who: YOU and your friends!

Help us end human trafficking while enjoying food, drinks and great networking!

All proceeds will be donated towards raising awareness of human trafficking and support The Renee Jones Empowerment Center services.


February 15

MotivAsians Volunteer Tutoring Event

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Join MotivAsians in our monthly volunteer event as we will have the opportunity to tutor kids on a Saturday morning!
When: Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Time: 9am-12pm
Where: Church of the Covenant (11205 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106)
Topics: Your CHOICE!
Who: YOU!

These kids need help – why not put your Saturday morning to good use and volunteer to tutor? See flyer attached and RSVP as soon as possible through the link below:

Let us know if you have any questions, as always. Hope to see you!

February 11


Interested in applying for the Cleveland Bridge Builders? Want to learn how to be a civic leader in the community?
If so, please check out the Cleveland Bridge Builders Open House, being held: Tuesday, February 11th at 5:30pm, at Press Wine Bar!
If you apply, please let us know – MotivAsians is willing to sponsor a MotivAsians member 50% of their tuition.
Check it out!

January 31

MV CNY dinner group

Lunar New Year Dinner with MotivAsians

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Join us as we ring in the Chinese New Year with a traditional Chinese dinner and lion dancing! We have negotiated a special price and menu for MotivAsians members. Indulge in a 10-course meal featuring:
1. BBQ Combination Platter (including potstickers)
2. Minced Beef Soup
3. House Pan-Fried Noodles
4. Baby Bok Choy with Black Mushrooms
5. Shrimp in Honey Walnut Sauce
6. Crispy Whole Fried Chicken with Crispy Garlic
7. Double Lobster / with Ginger Scallion Sauce
8. Pan-seared Flounder with Ginger and Scallions
9. Chinese Sausage and Diced Vegetable Fried Rice
10. Orange Slices and Cookies

When: Friday, January 31, 2014

Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm. (Arrive at 5:30pm for registration, food will be served at 6:00pm and enjoy lion dancing at 7:00pm!)

Where: Li Wah ( 2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)

Cost: $30 per person includes tax and gratuity. (payments are non-refundable, but transferable)

Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, January 28

How to RSVP?

RSVP through this link: http://bit.ly/MotivAsiansLNYDinnerRSVP

Facebook RSVP – https://www.facebook.com/events/629599703741868/?previousaction=join&source=1

(Paypal option for payment is highly encouraged).

 RSVP today- seats are limited!


January 28


Join MotivAsians and the Young Latino Network as we enjoy a Cavaliers home game and network at our first networking event of 2014!

Come and watch the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the New Orleans Pelicans!

Location: Quicken Loans Arena, 1 Center Ct, Cleveland, OH 44115

When: Tuesday, January 28
5:30pm Introduction to MotivAsians and Young Latino Network
6:00pm Social Networking Reception with hor d’oeuvres
7:00pm Cavs game begins

Ticket are $30 per person and includes food and seats to the game. Limited tickets available! RSVP by Friday, January 17!

Please reserve your seat below!

*After pressing ‘Submit’ you will be directed to the payment screen, where you can choose to pay by Paypal.

You must reserve your tickets prior to arriving at the game- reserve your tickets ASAP by Thursday, January 17th, through the following link: http://bit.ly/MAYLNCavsNetworking
Hope to see you soon! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!


HELP the victims in the Philippines from

Typhoon Haiyan

PASO (Philippine American Society of Ohio) has looked at various ways in how to help the victims in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan and it determined that the best way to do this is to donate funds to Non-Government Organizations, Recognized charities and the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland.

In line with this, PASO has created a link to it’s web site and Facebook to make it easy for people to donate. Also, they are working with various groups and supporting other fundraising efforts as well.

There are many ways to help. Please consider raising fund for them.




~What’s Happening in December?~


Dec 19 - Discover CLE series – GE Light Tour

Sign up to RSVP for the next entry of the DiscoverCLE series with MotivAsians! We will tour the General Electric Lighting plant on Thursday, December 19 at 4:30 – 6:30pm. A networking reception will be held starting from 4:30pm with the tour starting promptly at 5:30pm. (Please try your best to arrive prior to the tour!)images (1)images

Last day to RSVP is December 17th!



Date: Thursday, Dec. 19th
Time: 4:30-6:30pm (tour starts promptly at 5:30pm)
Where: General Electric Lighting Facility
*When you arrive, mention that you are from MotivAsians and participate an event at Lighting Institute.

FB event page :https://www.facebook.com/events/636681806389368/



MotivAsians is co-hosting an amazingly huge Holiday Party with Engage! Cleveland and numerous young professional organizations. It would be a terrific night of networking, fun and celebration!

WHAT: 4th Annual Holiday MIX

WHERE: Cleveland Museum of Natural History

DATE: Dec 11, 5:30PM

HOW MUCH? Absolutely FREE!

RSVP here -  https://docs.google.com/a/motivasians.org/forms/d/1coE9PAos53y-UOEnaJA4RI8IsnWfX4-IA-YgCVav2Bs/viewform


Dec 5 – Discover CLE series - Progressive Art Tour



What: DiscoverCLE Series: Progressive Art Tour
Where: Progressive Headquarters (Campus I)
Address: 6300 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
When: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

!!!RSVP here before Dec 3rd!!!


Dec 4 - Holiday Celebration of Cleveland’s Diversity

4th annual holiday celebration of Cleveland’s Global Diversity, co-hosted by Worldwide Intercultural Network and Global Cleveland, and supported by the City of Cleveland.
DATE: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Ariel International Center – Skyline Lake Room 4th Floor, 1163 East 40th Street, Cleveland 44114

RSVP through https://www.facebook.com/events/607355432654248/ or http://www.win-neo.org/winneo/eventsFormPage.html


~What’s Happening in November?~

 St.Jude Give Thanks. Walk. With MotivAsians

Nov 23, 2013


DONATE and walk with us

WHAT: 5K walk inside the mall. (Strollers and wagons are allowed, but no pets please.)
WHEN: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
WHEREGreat Northern Mall in North Olmstead, OH (4954 Great Northern Blvd, North Olmsted, OH 44070)
EVENT SCHEDULE: Registration time is 8am with opening ceremonies at 9am. Entire event should be done around 10am.

**Includes complimentary food, goodie bags and fun activities**

We give thanks for the fact that a place like St. Jude exists to treat the sickest of the sick kids and give hope to parents around the world.

We give thanks for the researchers working day and night at St. Jude to help find a cure to end childhood cancer.

We give thanks for the healthy kids in our life and this is why we want to give to those who are not.

We have set our fundraising goal at $200 and hope you can help us reach and hopefully exceed our goal!


Financial Seminar 

Nov 20, 2013

Join us for a special financial seminar (includes dinner), focused on the
topics of investor emotion and investment management.
Speakers include Earnie Niemi, BS, AIF (Regional Vice President and Retirement Plan Counselor for American Funds Distributors, Inc) and Frank Fantozzi, CPA, MT, PFS, CDFA, AIF (registered investment advisor and President and CEO of Planned Financial Services).
When : November 20, 2013 (Wednesday).

Tim: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Where : Maggiano’s Little Italy at Beachwood Place (26300 Cedar Road #1103. Beachwood, OH 44122-1190)

*****RSVP before 11/14 at this link:  http://t.co/qlHAG5POVr*****

Spots are limited, so RSVP soon!



Presented by OCA Cleveland
When : November 11, 2013 (Saturday).

Tim: 7.30pm-9.03pm

Where : Cleveland Cinemas – Tower City Cinemas (230 W Huron Rd #7256, Cleveland, OH)

RSVP at this link: http://www.tugg.com/events/5893#.Ul0nbDx1EM0.facebook

September 21

Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival 8.00AM-4.00PM! 

On September 21, MotivAsians will be racing in the 7th annual  Dragon Boat Festival. Please come and cheer us on! Bring your friends and family, come say hi and enjoy the festival.

When : September 21, 2013 (Saturday).

Tim: 8.00am-4.00pm. (Rain or Shine)

Where : Nautica Entertainment Complex, 2000 Sycamore Street. Cleveland

RSVP at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379992675565605/

Bring your friends and family! We will see you then!

August 24

MotivAsians Annual Summertime BBQ! 

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MV bbq

Cost:$10/person (for advance pay through Paypal)
$12/person (at the door)
-includes burgers, chips, salad, dessert and drinks!

Time: 11 PM to 1 PM: Lunch
1 PM to 3 PM: Volleyball and other games!

Direction: From Cleveland Downtown, take OH-2 W, take the Edgewater Park Exit. Follow the signs to the beach. Look for the red balloons.

RSVP at this link: http://bit.ly/MotivAsiansBBQ_082413

Please bring cash, credit, or checks payable to “MotivAsians for Cleveland”

Enjoy the sun, sand and grass; bring your energy and strength for sport activities and make it a blast!


August 3



On Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., come join MotivAsians for a unique, one-hour tour of the NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER’S Glenn Hangar.  Explore and learn more about the hangar and the experimental aircraft that NASA uses for flight research and testing!

Register by no later than July 10, 2013 at the below link, which is limited to 20 members on a first come, first served basis.      


Where: NASA Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

When: August 3, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.

How: Register here - http://bit.ly/NASA080313

You must be a U.S. Citizen to tour the NASA Glenn Research Center


~What’s Happening in July?~

Volunteer for 2013 National Senior Games!

 National Sr Games

   Ntl Sr gm swimmingWe need volunteers to be among MotivAsians’ ambassadors at the medalist reception for the 2013 National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport event in the world for men and women over fifty!  This is an incredible opportunity for our members to network and participate in community engagement with over 25,000 expected visitors to the Games. Join us in supporting our Cleveland community and showing Cleveland’s visitors the unique culture of our hometown!
Please sign up by cutting and pasting the below link into your browser—we need ten volunteers for both days. RSVP http://bit.ly/SeniorGames2013
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Date: Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st

Location: Cleveland Convention Center

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Time: 5-7pm

Pictures from our volunteers!! Thank you for attending with us.

June 27

Dragonboat Happy Hour Flyer Link (4)

Join MotivAsians for Cleveland in collaboration with organizations like that of Engage! CLECCWAOCA, and many more, for a night of networking Thursday, June 27th from 5:30-8:30pm, at the Blind Pig.

As a special treat, our guest of honor, Yun Sabi (South Korean artist being premiered at Ingenuity Fest 2014- special preview of his art on 6/25 can be seen here) will be giving us a glimpse of his artwork that night as well.

Bring your business cards and get ready for the networking happy hour mixer of the summer!

What: MotivAsians Networking Happy Hour Mixer

Where: The Blind Pig (1228 w. 6th, Cleveland, OH (map))

Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Price: $20 at the door (cash/credit)- for all you can eat and drink, entry into networking event, and a raffle ticket for prizes**

If you RSVP by Tuesday, June 25th, a discounted rate of $18 will be offered. 

Facebook event here

 How to RSVP: Click this link: http://bit.ly/Networking062713

- All proceeds of the night will go toward funding the MotivAsians Dragonboat Team entry into the Dragonboat Festival (set to race on 9/21). 

Join us for the networking mixer of the summer! Hope to see you there!


June 26

CommunicAsians Public Speaking series : (LAST) Speaking #5 (For CommunicAsians’ member only) Register

  • Time – 6:00P.M-8:00P.M
  • Venue – Key Bank building - 127 Public Square (next to downtown Marriot).
  • It is not too late to register! If you are interested, register and join us for this meaningful communication event. Register NOW! Or click Here for printable registration form. Space is limited!
  • Deadline to RSVP is 6/19
  • More info, visit  – http://motivasians.org/events/communicasians/

Cleveland Asian Festival

MotivAsians, as one of the sponsors for the event, would like to welcome you to come and enjoy the festival. We will have a booth at the festival, some sweepstakes will be offered too. We will also be selling cute miniature bamboo plants. Please come to our booth and say hi to us.


When: May 18th & 19th, 2013 (11am to 7pm)

Where: Payne Ave. between E. 30th St & E. 27th St

How much: FREE Admission

Main highlight: NBC’s The Voice Star – CHEESA (watch her)

Parking information

Performance Schedule


Join in on one of our collaborating organizations- the APPO- the Association of Philippine-American Physicians of Ohio- on their Sampaguita Ball/Mardi Gras event on May 4th in Beachwood! Click on the picture below to get the details to register!

sampaguita ball invitation 2013


CIFF, MV LOGO rev 2 (cropped)

“Weannouncements are sponsoring a film for Cleveland International Film Festival (4/3/13-4/14/13). We have successfully given out 12 film tickets to our lucky members!Mark your calendar for April 12 and 13 to watch Key of Life at the CIFF. Email us (info@motivasians.org) to get promo code for a discount on tickets.”  More details.



April. 17

CommunicAsians Public Speaking series : Group Practice #4 (For CommunicAsians’ member only) Register

  • Time – 6:00P.M-8:00P.M
  • Venue - Emperor’s Palace - 2136 Rockwell Ave Cleveland, OH 44114
  • It is not too late to register! If you are interested, register and join us for this meaningful communication event. Register NOW! Or click Here for printable registration form. Space is limited!
  • More info, visit  – http://motivasians.org/events/communicasians/
  • Topic: Practice all the physical and delivery skills

March 20 -

CommunicAsians Public Speaking series : Speaker #4

CommunicAsians March 2013 Flyer

More info, visit  – http://motivasians.org/events/communicasians/


March 14

It’s HAPPY HOUR time!


WHAT:  Happy Hour, sneak peek on film that we are sponsoring for Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)  and you get a chance to WIN free ticket to watch our sponsored film! FREE appetizers and Happy hour drink specials!

WHERE:  BRGR 9 (1382 W 9th St, Cleveland, OH)

WHEN:   Thursday March 14, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

HOW:  RSVP from here.


March 9

WKYC Channel 3 News Tour!

RSVPs will be on the wait list!  Thanks for your quick response!>


WHAT:  A tour of WKYC Channel 3 News.

WHERE:  WKYC-TV 3, 1333 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH.

WHEN:  Saturday March 9, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

HOW:  RSVP :  http://bit.ly/WKYC03092013

The Tour is limited to 25 persons, so RSVP as soon as you can and before March 2, 2013.  Special thanks to WKYC’s and MotivAsians’ own Jason Nguyen in helping us organize the tour!

WKYC 2012 tour

Feb. 24

Tobogganing at Cleveland Metroparks

  • Date – February 24 (Sunday)
  • Time – 12.00P.M to 5.00P.M
  • Venue – Chalet Recreation Area • 16200 Valley Parkway • Strongsville
  • Cost – $8, includes all-day pass, hot dog and beverage
  • RSVP before Feb 22nd, 2013 @ 5:00pm. RSVP here
  • Check out our pictures!


Feb. 21

Multicultural Happy Hour for Immigration Reform- 2/21

We are co-hosting and inviting our members to attend a happy hour on February 21, 2013: “Multicultural Happy Hour:  Building an Alliance for Immigration Reform & The Immigrant-Friendly City,” in the Warehouse District, Downtown Cleveland.


Feb. 20

CommunicAsians Public Speaking series : Group Practice #3 (For CommunicAsians’ member only)

  • Time – 6:00P.M-8:00P.M
  • Venue - Emperor’s Palace - 2136 Rockwell Ave Cleveland, OH 44114
  • It is not too late to register! If you are interested, register and join us for this meaningful communication event. Register NOW! Or click Here for printable registration form. Space is limited!
  • More info, visit  – http://motivasians.org/events/communicasians/
  • Topic: Delivering specific presentation intros and focus on Plus/delta feedback on physical delivery skills.


Lunar New Year Dinner with MotivAsiansliondance

MotivAsians will be having its annual dinner at Li Wah this year, complete with a ten course meal and lion dance.  Just for our members,the dinner will be provided at a discounted rate.

The menu include:

1. BBQ Combination Platter (including potstickers) 2. Minced beef soup 3. House Panfried Noodles 4. Baby bok choy with black mushrooms 5. Shrimp in honey walnut sauce 6. Crispy Whole Fried Chicken with crispy garlic 7. Double Lobster / with Ginger Scallion sauce 8. Pan seared flounder with ginger and scallions 9. Chinese Sausage and Diced Vegetable Fried Rice 10. Orange slices and cookies

When: Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Time: 5-8pm. (Arrive at 5pm- food will be served at 5:30pm, followed by a lion dance.Please be on time!)

Where: Li Wah ( 2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)

Cost: $30 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

How to RSVP?

RSVP through this link: http://bit.ly/MotivAsianslunar2013 

(Paypal option for payment is highly encouraged).

 RSVP today- seats are limited!


Asia Plaza’s Lunar New Year Celebration

Feb 9, 2013 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Cultural and Informational Tables

Performances include Kwan Family Lion Dance, Chinese Music Instruments, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Cultural dances, Chinese Bingo, and many others.

We will have a booth there, come and say HI!

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Asian Town Center

February 9 & 10, 2013, 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.

3820 Superior Avenue (main entrance on E. 38th Street)

Saturday Performances
* Young Lion Dance
* Yume Daiko Japanese Drumming
* Rising Star Acrobatics
* Paj Tawg Tshiab (Blooming Flower)
* Cleveland Aikikai
* Shaolin Kung Fu Institute
* Sho-jo-ji Japanese Dancers
* Talent Show
* Eating Contest
* Team KIXXX (Karate Institute of Mentor)
* CCCCA Solon Chinese School

–We will have a booth there, come and say HI!–

Sunday Performances
* Mame Daiko Japanese Drumming
* Kwan Family Lion Dance
* Westlake Chinese School
* Cleveland Aikikai
* Great Wall Enrichment Center
* Raj Bollywood Dance
* Okinawa Karate of Twinsburg
and more


Jan. 24 – State of MotivAsians Meeting

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., at the offices of Margaret Wong & Associates Co., L.P.A., MotivAsians will hold its State of MotivAsians meeting.

At State of MotivAsians, the membership comes together to collectively brainstorm on ideas for the organization’s community service, professional development, networking, and other goals for the upcoming year.  We encourage all members to attend this meeting and help shape the future of MotivAsians!


What:               State of MotivAsians

When:              Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where:             Margaret Wong & Associates  Co., L.P.A., 3150 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH

To RSVP, click here:  http://bit.ly/UICA2H

Bring your ideas and let’s plan for MotivAsians future for 2013!

Jan. 16 – CommunicAsians Public Speaking series : Speaker #3

CommunicAsians January2013 Flyer

  • Topic – Physical delivery skills discussion & demo, eye contact, facial expression, gestures, stance, movement.
  • Time – 6:00P.M-8:00P.M
  • Venue – Cleveland State University : 2121 Euclid Ave, Student Center Rm 313. Cleveland, OH
  • It is not too late to register! If you are interested, register and join us for this meaningful communication event. Register NOW! Or click Here for printable registration form. Space is limited!
  • Registration deadline: Jan. 8, 2013
  • More info, visit  – http://motivasians.org/events/communicasians/

Dec. 19

CommunicAsians Public Speaking series : Group Practice #2 (For CommunicAsians’ member only)

  • Time – 6:00P.M-8:00P.M
  • Venue - Miega (upper level of AsiaTown Center, 3820 Superior Ave.)
  • It is not too late to register! If you are interested, register and join us for this meaningful communication event. Register NOW! Or click Here for printable registration form. Space is limited!
  • More info, visit  – http://motivasians.org/events/communicasians/

Dec. 13 – Holiday Party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—holiday party season!   Save Thursday, December 13, 2012 on your calendars for MotivAsians’ annual Holiday Party at Battery Park Wine Bar on Cleveland’s near west side, in partnership with Engage! Cleveland’s Young Professional Holiday Social Mix! Join us for a festive evening of good music, bountiful food and drink, and, of course, networking with young professionals from MotivAsians, Engage! Cleveland, and other professional groups! 

  • What: MotivAsians’ Holiday Party!
  • Where: Battery Park Wine Bar – 7524 Father Frascati, Cleveland, OH 44102. Cleveland near west side, with food & drink specials.
  • Who: MotivAsians, in partnership with Engage! Cleveland, Cleveland’s premier young professional group.
  • When: December 13, 2012 (Thursday) , starting at 5.30pm until …………
  • RSVP here

Dec. 12 - WIN-NEO Holiday Celebration of Cleveland Diversity!

MotivAsians is proudly partnering with Worldwide Intercultural Network (NEO) to present the 3rd Annual Holiday Celebration of Cleveland Diversity.

What to expect? Come to Cleveland City Hall on Dec.12 (Wednesday) at 6pm, enjoy delicious food that are sponsoring by different ethnic restaurants in town, mingle with other young professionals and enjoy great performances presenting various ethnic groups in Greater Cleveland area.

Dec.12 – WIN-NEO 3rd Annual Holiday Celebration of Cleveland Diversity!

  • What: Holiday celebration. Variety of multicultural food selections and plenty of cultural performances!
  • Where: Cleveland City Hall - 601 Lakeside Ave East. (Parking in Wilard Park Garage)
  • Who: MotivAsians, in partnership with Worldwide Intercultural Network (WIN) – NEO
  • When: December 12, 2012 (Wednesday) , 6-9PM.
  • How much: FREE Admission!!!!
  • RSVP here. For company name, please fill in “MotivAsians”.



Nov. 29 – CommunicAsians Public Speaking series : Speaker #2

  • Topic - Concepts: Strong intros, body & conclusions. Elevator pitches.Effective visual aids (how to avoid death by powerpoint)
  • Time – 6:00P.M-8:00P.M
  • Venue – Margaret Wong & Associates : 3150 Chester Avenue. Cleveland, OH 44114
  • It is not too late to register! If you are interested, register and join us for this meaningful communication event. Register NOW! Or click Here for printable registration form. Space is limited!
  • More info, visit  – http://motivasians.org/events/communicasians/

Nov 16 – GRAMMY® Winning Pianist – Angelin Chang’s performance

  • One of our members – Angelin Chang performs as piano soloist with the CSU Orchestra directed by Victor Liva.S
  • Angelin Chang is the first pianist of Asian descent and the first female American classical pianist to win the GRAMMY®.
  • She will be playing Mozart – Piano Concerto in d minor, K 466
  • Time – 7:30 P.M.
  • Venue – Waetljen Auditorium  – 2001 Euclid Ave. Cleveland OH 44115
  • Price – FREE – families welcome
  • Parking – Free on-street parking on Chester Avenue. Free Garage parking. Parking lot on East 21st and the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Chester Avenue.

—-Part of the clips of Angelin Chang’s performance. Great job Angelin Chang and CSU Orchestra group!—-

Nov 3 – MedWish volunteer event

  • As MotivAsians for Cleveland, MotivAsians is designating a group of volunteers who would be willing to sort donations and fulfill wish lists of medical items to those who are in need.
  • Time – 9:30A.M-12:00P.M
  • Venue – Rear warehouse of Cleveland Clinic Parker Building – 17325 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44112
  • See here for details.

Nov 2 – MIX: Masquerade at Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Celebrate with CMA at the very first public evening event in the stunning Ames Family Atrium.
  • Visit after work at 5:00 P.M. for mysteries in the galleries and happy hour drinks, or head home to slip on a mask or costume inspired by the collection.
  • Time – 5:00P.M.-11P.M.
  • Venue – Cleveland Museum of Art -11150 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Tickets $14, CMA members $7. Reservations strongly recommended. Details @ http://goo.gl/unMHy

October 28 – Museum of Art Atrium Opening

October 26 – An evening with Dr. Uny Cao.

  •  A Cleveland based advanced network technology firm – ASMGi is holding a reception for Dr. Uny Cao’s visit to Cleveland. ASMGi is initiating a new business venture with Dr. Cao’s company based in Hengtian our of Hangzhou, CN – which could bring significant economic stimulation and create many new opportunities for the Asian community of Cleveland. Please stop by at the Union Club on the 26th, meet Dr. Cao, enjoy some delicious reception food and beverages, and find out what role you might play as our business expands because of this new joint venture! If you are business owners, project managers, Intellectual Property lawyers; this might be a good opportunity for you!
  • Time – 5:00P.M – 7:00P.M
  • Venue – The Union Club of Cleveland – 1211 Euclid Avenue Cleveland OH 44115

CommunicAsians Public Speaking series

- 11 sessions in the program

- 90-minute monthly sessions

- Speaker learning session & group practice session.

October 17

- Minimizing and masking anxiety, adapting main point structure to meet individual needs

Register NOW! Or click Here for printable registration form. Space is limited!


~What’s happening in September?~


September 17

Public Speaking series – CommunicAsians Kick-Off

MotivAsians is proud to offer ‘CommunicAsians’, a series of workshops to enhance your overall communication skills to deliver effective presentations for
career development and growth.We are partnering with Phil Stella of Effective Training & Communication, Inc., a seasoned presentation coach and professional
speaker, to create and facilitate this niche-session series.- 11 sessions in the program- 90-minute monthly sessions- Speaker learning session & group practice session.

When: Monday, September 17, 2012. 6PM-8PM

Where: Cleveland Clinic Foundation House

Click HERE for more information.

Register NOW! Or click Here for printable registration form. Space is limited!


September 15

6th Annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

MotivAsians is proudly sending 2 teams to race in the festival. We have been practicing for 3 months and finally the time has arrived. Please come and cheer us on!Bring your friends and family, come say hi and enjoy the festival.When : September 15, 2012 (Saturday). 8.00am-3.30pm. (Rain or Shine)Where : Nautica Entertainment Complex, 2000 Sycamore Street. Cleveland OHHow much : FREE!!!


~What’s happening in August?~



Thank you for attending! We hope you had fun! Check out some pictures from this event!

Annual BBQ

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Where: Edgewater Park (Lower level)

6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway. Cleveland, OH 44102


Thank you for visiting us at  CLEVELAND ASIAN FESTIVAL 2012 on May 19 and 20th of 2012! Special thanks to all the volunteers who were there to help. It was nice seeing everybody. To check out more photos/videos/news/articles/blogs about the festival, please go to CLEVELAND ASIAN FESTIVAL 2012 official website. Feel free to share some pictures that you took during the festival.

We would love to hear from you. Anything you want to tell us, please drop us a message!


MotivAsians for Cleveland is a non-profit organization cultivating a vibrant Asian community for Greater Cleveland by promoting the attraction and retention of Asian-American professionals through leadership and professional development, networking, and civic involvement.Our management team will connect you with our city and community through leadership trainings, civic involvement opportunities, networking events, career advises, cultural exchange opportunities, sports and fun events in addition to get introduced to all other young professional organizations in Cleveland.TwitterIcon80px Instagram