Simply The Best Series

On behalf of Council of Asian Pacific Americans, we cordially invite you to attend our second quarterly Simply the Best (STB): Asian Culture & Education Seminar Series.

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CAPA hosts the quarterly Simply the Best: Asian Culture and Education Series #2 on Same Language for Art & Business on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

This program is sponsored by GM, DTE, Toyota, JBSD, PAGE Toyota Southfield & PAGE Honda Bloomfield, Pangborn Design, Faber Piano Adventures, 168 Asian Mart, 168 KTV Bistro, Fuji Japanese Buffet and D Asian Media. Read more >>>

Same Language for Art & Business

The world is flat and at Today’s environment demands innovation and creativity more than ever. The challenge is how to find the innovation inspiration? Art creates a bonding experience that facilitates collaboration and accelerates the ability to get to the heart of a problem. Will art and business share the same language of innovative thinking?


Dominic Pangborn: CEO of Pangborn Design
Randall Faber: CEO of Faber Piano Adventures
Grace Hsia: CEO of Warmilu
Moderator: Ryan Rosario: President of FILAMCOO


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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Faber Piano Institute,
3042 Creek Dr,
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


5:30PM – 6:00PM Registration & Networking
6:00PM – 6:30PM Enjoy Asian Hors d’oeuvre and learn about Asian Culture
6:30PM – 7:00PM Meet “Who’s Who” among the APAs in Michigan
7:00PM – 7:45PM Same Language for Art & Business – Panel Speakers and Moderator
7:45PM – 8:30PM Networking & Closing

FREE Admission by June 22, 2017. Seats are limited & register to attend!

Please save the date for upcoming 2017 STB series: 9/27/2017, 11/15/2017 @ 5:30-8:30 PM, registration starts at 5:30 PM.

For all questions, please contact or CAPA Executive Director Ms. Ngoc Do at (810)701-1774.

Simply the Best – Recap

This free admission event emceed by CAPA’s youth Committee, Emily Xiong, Kimmily Qin, Ryan Dong and Samuel Cao. The Fantastic Four have done an outstanding job. They brought such a fresh air and showcased the bright future of our APA community. There were over 40 attendees from all age groups, including youth under 18, young professionals, and community leaders. Attendees had a chance to network and taste some Asian Hors d’oeuvre donated by 168 KTV Bistro. Concert Pianist Dr. Randall Faber played the amazing piano piece by Johann Sebastian Bach. CAPA also presented the “Who’s Who” slide show to introduce the Asian Pacific American Leaders in Michigan and all attendees shared their own 30 seconds power speech.

The main panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Ryan Rosario, the President of FILAMCOO, a renowned Philippine American leader. The theme topic is “Same Language for Art & Business” – Learn the Secrets to Success from the Dynamic Speakers”. The panelists came with diverse backgrounds; an Entrepreneur Artist – Dominic Pangborn: CEO of Pangborn Design; an Entrepreneur Musician – Randall Faber: CEO of Faber Piano Adventures; an US-China Business women and APA Nonprofit organization leader – Angela Wang Beasinger: President of CAPA. The panelists shared their life stories and discussed how the culture heritage and their experience in Asia impacted their careers, how art or culture has played any role in their careers and business. Should we emphasize our unique cultures or try to blend in and how to overcome stereotyping and other hurdles in their pursuits? The discussion provided food for thoughts and tips for success. They shared that Passion, Persistence, Pursuit of your own dream are the key ingredients to success and happiness. Stages of Just Do it, I Can Do it, We Can Do it and We are good at it are they nature path of inspiration others. The session closed with participants with smiling faces. This is one of most laughter filled session with lots of new perspective for everyone to take him with. People are exchanging contact information, requesting signatures, taking photos with speakers. Read more >>>

Simply the Best (Q1/2017) VIDEO