The recent mixer at Chelsea's Kitchen was very effective and exciting. Everyone seemed to be having a great time meeting new people and continuing relationships from previous NAAAP events. It was nice to see people interacting in a genuine manner and not just on a superficial level. That is what attracts me to NAAAP - people are forming true friendships and contacts. You can meet people from a professional standpoint and also meet new people to have fun with. When I first heard about NAAAP I honestly didn't know anything about it but as I met more people I realized it was a way to interact with others of similar backgrounds and interests.
If the mixer at Chelsea's Kitchen is any indication, I look forward to the many networking opportunities NAAAP provides. In addition to networking, there is also the ability to provide an impact in the community through community service volunteer opportunities. Therefore NAAAP members are able to provide better service to their own clients because of the contacts made within the organization while promoting Asian culture in the community in a positive manner.
Dr. Tony A. Lee is a member of National Association of Asian American Professionals in Phoenix and a physician for Southwest Spine & Sports. Learn more at www.swspineandsports.com