August 05, 2011 14:32 ET

ChinaSF Honored in National Award From the American Chamber of Commerce Executives

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 5, 2011) - ChinaSF ( was recognized in the prestigious Going International Award presented to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) at the 2011 ACCE Convention awards dinner held in Los Angeles yesterday evening. ChinaSF is a public-private initiative between the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco Center for Economic Development, and the SF Chamber of Commerce. As part of a set of global initiatives housed at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, ChinaSF was honored for its success in expanding local business opportunities and jobs through global trade and commerce.

"ACCE is proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of ChinaSF and other international trade programs from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce," said Mick Fleming, President of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. "The ChinaSF program stands out as a model for cities and local chambers of commerce across the country."

"ChinaSF is making San Francisco the premier gateway between the U.S. and China markets," said San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. "This award is further testament to the success of our public-private partnership, which is helping the city to quickly become the location of choice for Chinese firms looking to expand in North America. Thank you to all the ChinaSF Advisory Board members and partners for your continued support."

"Being acknowledged by the leading association for American Chambers of Commerce is a great honor," said Ginny Fang, Executive Director, ChinaSF. "We are proud of the results ChinaSF has achieved in just three years' time. And we look forward to even bigger and better achievements in the years to come towards San Francisco's current and future economic prosperity."

"I am so proud of how far ChinaSF has come in the few short years since we launched the program. ChinaSF epitomizes the kind of forward-thinking and entrepreneurial approach to strengthening San Francisco's place in the international economy," says Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, who also chairs the ChinaSF Advisory Board. "Whenever I talk to Chinese business leaders, they tell me how comfortable they feel doing business in our City and how they can rely on ChinaSF to facilitate the expansion of their firms in San Francisco. When ChinaSF was created our goal was to attract new business to the City and strengthen our economy. It is wonderful to see us reach and surpass these goals, and to continue down a path that brings wealth, jobs and innovation to San Francisco."

The ACCE 2011 Going International Award is sponsored by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce to honor and celebrate the achievements of international trade and commerce programs, campaigns and projects. The award showcases accomplishments that increase or retain local jobs by entering international markets; establish alliances or partnerships to maximize international business; invest in and educate the community to expand international trade; raise awareness of foreign countries and cultures through educational and/or arts programs; and other areas. For more information about the 2011 Going International Award visit

Founded in 1850, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the pre-eminent business organization for advocacy, networking and economic growth. The Chamber delivers on its mission to attract, develop and retain business in San Francisco by representing companies and organizations that make San Francisco a preferred destination for businesses and visitors -- a great place to live and work.

With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco, ChinaSF is a public-private initiative of the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED), in close partnership with the City of San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), supported by funding from private sector partners. Its goal is to attract and retain Chinese investment and business expansion into San Francisco and the Bay Area, and to also support San Francisco Bay Area businesses in their business efforts in China.

Established in 1914, ACCE is the only national association uniquely serving the professional development needs of individuals managing chambers of commerce throughout the United States and Canada. Representing more than 7,000 chamber professionals, ACCE enhances the knowledge, leadership skills, and management effectiveness of chamber executives and their staffs through education, trend analysis, benchmarking, and best practices. ACCE promotes the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity within the chamber profession.

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