Carol is the founder and president of the Mid-America Asian Culture Association, a nonprofit organization with goals to cultivate interest and attention for Asian cultures and to connect, assist and promote Asian-owned businesses. This association current has 27 Asia country and 110 thousand members at Kansas and MO, And they growing caflifornia chapters and increase member since 2019. She has been recently honored with a small business advocacy award and a national recognition for her Asian community leadership. Carol was selected the “2014 Kansas Minority Business Advocate of the Year”by the Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority & Woman Business Development. She was chosen for the award based on her dedication to promoting Asian-owned businesses and the Asian business culture in the metro Kansas City area through her organization’s annual festival and other events and activities. Carol recently received a national “2014 Small Business Influencer”recognition in the Leadership category. Carol emigrated from China to America in 2007.
In 2014, Carol organized, managed, and produced the first MAACA “Asian Cultural Festival.” The festival showcased Asian arts, foods, activities, and performances. President of Mid-America Asian Culture Association.
In 2015, she invited Ambassador of Bangladesh Mohammad Ziauddin to come to Kansas for a meeting with governor Sam Brownback and to give a speech at the 2015 Asian Cultural Festival. This eventually opened up visa service to Bangladesh in Kansas. She also host the meeting for Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia and his visa officer. Both Ambassador is first-time visit Kansas in history. She won the”50 Kansans You Should Know“ award by Ingram’s magazine, and Kansas City Business Journal’s People on the Move
In 2016, the work on inviting the Indian Ambassador to Kansas on April 23 to have a speech 2016 Asian festival, which is a more than ten thousand people will attend this event.
From 2017 to 2019, she organizes the first Asia Business Summit in the United State she invited the Ambassador of Partisan and 7 countries Asia Counsel general come to Kansas for a meeting with governor Jeff Colyer and Missouri governor Mike Parson,
During these two years, she won the 2018 Philanthropist Award, Gold Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and “Female Innovator of the Year” by Small Business Influence Magazine.
In 2019, She organizes the first Miss Asia contest in Kansas and MO, with more than 11 countries joining this 9 months beauty contest.
News about our founder Carol Wei
Carol Wei, MAACA, 2014 Minority Business Advocate of the Year honoree and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback
at the Kansas Minority Enterprise Development Week luncheon, Oct. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Kansas Office of Minority & Women Business Development.
Read full story here: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/68577/
Carol Wei in Kansas City Business Journal’s People on the Move Section
2014年10月15日，風和日麗。在堪薩斯州首府托皮卡市的首都廣場飯店 ，堪薩斯州政府商務廳舉行了盛大的發獎典禮。美國中部亞洲文化協會魏歡（CAROL WEI）被做為有史第一個華裔獲獎人被州長Sam Brownback親自授予 2014年少數族裔女性成功人士。 當天有三百餘商界名流嘉賓參與本次午宴 ，美國中部亞洲文化協會也有七個成員國協會會長前來祝賀！在接下來的10月16日的堪城斯諾研討會上，魏歡會長（CAROL WEI）向中國芝加哥總領事趙衛平匯報了最近的工作和被美國紐約和堪薩斯州做為華人唯一得獎人被授予三個大獎，和2015年有影響力領導人提名的喜訊，總領事給於了充分肯定。
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