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Asian Chamber of Commerce honors business college

DU’s Daniels College of Business received the 2008 Community Partnership Award from the Asian Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 5.

The award recognizes the achievements and commitment that a person, committee, agency or business has shown in a working relationship that promotes diversity, awareness and economic development with the Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC).

The Daniels College of Business has been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce for five years.

Teresa Kostenbauer, Daniels’ director of corporate relations and community engagement, has served on the Asian Chamber of Commerce board for many years and has held the positions of treasurer, vice president and chair. Kostenbauer serves on the fundraising committee and facilitates the student board member selection process.

The Daniels College of Business also has a close relationship with the Minority and Women’s Chamber Coalition, of which the Asian Chamber of Commerce is a member. This relationship has provided students with internships and access to business owners and other professionals.

“The partnership between Daniels and the ACC has been a very good example of collaboration and reciprocation,” says John Wright, Asian Chamber of Commerce president. “Not only do the Daniels students have internship opportunities but the small business owners have been encouraged to advance their education and knowledge by enrolling at Daniels for classes and advanced degree programs.”

The Asian Chamber of Commerce partners in the Colorado Multicultural Career and Internship Fair, which is sponsored by the University of Denver.

The award was presented at the Palace Chinese Restaurant during the Chamber’s annual business awards and holiday party.

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