WELCOME to the Southeast United States Korean Chamber of Commerce ("SEUSKCC")
Welcome Friends! A message from the President:
It is a sincere honor to have been nominated to lead the Southeast United States Korean Chamber of Commerce, Inc. ("SEUSKCC") – formerly known as The Korea-Southeast United States Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
I look forward to continuing the tradition of promoting great friendships between Koreans and Americans. Of course, this is a road well-travelled and so many have already given so much more than I can even imagine (including the ultimate sacrifice during war time) that I am truly humbled to be asked to serve in this capacity. It is not a responsibility I take lightly and therefore I kindly request your help, support and guidance as I contribute what I have to offer.
By way of background my father served stateside as an enlisted man during the Korean war. My first direct experience with Korea was in 1984 when I travelled to Busan via a ferry boat from Shimonoseki, Japan. That week in Busan was wonderful. The people were kind, the food was fantastic and the energy in the air was unmistakable and very high. My short visit to Busan left me with a desire to go back and learn more about Korea’s people and culture. Since then, and during my 14 years living in Asia, I travelled to South Korea about a dozen times (including to attend the FIFA World Cup South Korea vs. Spain quarter final game in 2002 – chukkahamnida 축하합니다! ). Of course, I’m ready to return at a moment’s notice.
It goes without saying that there is a very large and active Korean community in the southeast. My expectation is that it will continue to grow and flourish. SEUSKCC is excited to be a small part of this growth and wants to help facilitate the building and strengthening of bridges between Koreans and citizens in the Southeast United States.
SEUSKCC’s mission is to . . .
(a) promote goodwill, understanding and cooperation, (b) encourage and promote friendly relations and social contact, (c) organize, promote and conduct seminars and meetings, (d) provide a forum for the discussion of problems and to exchange ideas and mutual assistance with respect to trade, commerce and investments, and (e) collect and make available to the public information relating to trade and business
. . . between citizens of the Republic of South Korea and the United States residents in the Southeastern United States.
SUESKCC’s mission can only be accomplished with the help and support of many friends like you. I thank you for staying engaged and don’t hesitate to reach me if you would like to play a more active role in the SEUSKCC. James J. Whitcomb SEUSKCC President Korean.Chamber@seuskcc.org
Southeast U.S. Korean Chamber of Commerce (한미동남부 상공회의소) is a not for profit organization operated for solely the benefit and interest of its members and the community.