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The East Asian Studies Program presents the Maroon Discussion Series: “A Glance at Culture & Business in China" featuring Chris Chen Founder & Executive Director, VERDEX XINLI                                     Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4 – 5:40 p.m. Administration Building / Room AD 258 This event is free and open to the public. WHAT:            The Maroon Discussion Series is an ongoing program sponsored by Maroon, Incorporated, of Avon, Ohio.  Maroon, Inc., is a specialty chemical distributor with deep roots in Northeast Ohio and a global reach.  The Maroon Discussion Series brings Asian and American business leaders to John Carroll University to discuss Asia-related issues in business and the economy. WHO:              Chris Chen is the founder and executive director of VERDEX XINLI, a Shanghai-based emerging supplier of high performance colors for industrial use. His previous professional experience includes helping a United Kingdom chemical company set up operations in China and serving as its Country Manager (China) for four years.  Mr. Chen is also a part-time trainer in cross culture communication for business professionals. He holds a B.A.  in English & Cross Culture Communication, and an MBA from EUROMED Management France and Shanghai Jiaotong University.   WHEN:            Tuesday, April 12, 2011                         4 p.m. WHERE:         John Carroll University                         20700 N. Park Blvd University Heights, OH                         Administration Building / Room AD 258 CONTACT:       Ellen Valentine                         John Carroll University                         216.371.6647 or