Monday, March 27, 2017


Come and get a taste of the great Hermosillo food and business opportunities while helping De Colores Women’s Shelter in Phoenix.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the newly launched Business and Investment Informational Online Program (PIEDH) in our sister city of Hermosillo, Mexico while enjoying: Carne Asada, Beverages and Great Networking with our Hermosillo Guests!! 

The entry fee is a donation of $15 and a new toy for De Colores Women’s Shelter 

All funds raised from the event will go to Chicanos Por La Causa's De Colores Women's Shelter to supply toys and clothes this holiday season



Taste of Hermosillo Flyer
Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:25

Lights of the World Festival

Lights of the World 2016 will be launching November 18, 2016 and take place at Rawhide Western Town at Wild Horse Pass until January 28, 2017. Lights of the World, is a unique international lantern arts festival that combines the age-old Chinese tradition of lantern festivals with modern cutting-edge technology and lights.

This Festival offers exciting fundraising opportunities for the Phoenix Sister Cities Committees. One dollar of every ticket sold through the coupon codes below will be donated to the corresponding committee. Please support the committee of your choice by using the discount codes below when purchasing tickets.

Tickets can be purchased at:

Coupons assigned to each Committee are as follows:

PSC01: Phoenix Sister Cities (overall program)
PSC02: Calgary Canada Committee
PSC03: Catania, Italy Committee
PSC04: Chengdu, China Committee
PSC05: Ennis, Ireland Committee
PSC06: Grenoble, France Committee
PSC07: Hermosillo, Mexico Committee
PSC08: Himeji, Japan Committee
PSC09: Prague, Czech Republic Committee
PSC10: Ramat-Gan, Israel Committee
PSC11: Taipei, Taiwan Committee
PSC12: Disabilities Awareness Committee

Phoenix Celebrates 37th Anniversary of Sister Cities with Taipei, Taiwan with Award Winning Artist Chris Ho’s Exhibition Honoring Sister Cities Relationship and Double Tenth Celebration 


            Phoenix celebrates the 37th Anniversary of the Sister Cities relationship with Taipei, Taiwan with an amazing art exhibit featuring award winning famous Taiwan artist Chris Ho. The official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies were held on October 4 led by Coordinator and Sponsor Lin Ling Lee and Wen Chyi Chiu with Honorable VIP guests, House of Representative Kate Brophy McGee, Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavangh and Phoenix Deputy Fire Chief Mark Faulkner to celebrate Phoenix, Arizona and Taipei, Taiwan’s 37th anniversary of long lasting and strong relationship and friendship, to honor Arizona 104 years of statehood, to acknowledge ROC Taiwan Double Tenth celebration, to welcome Taiwan Artist Chris Ho, to recognize young ambassadors from Desert Palm School, and to promote international arts and cultural awareness and connections between sister cities of Taipei and Phoenix. Desert Palm School students were honored as global youth ambassadors and presented with medals awards and school supplies.

           The exhibition is coordinated by Phoenix Taipei Sister Cities and is in team with Arizona Capitol Museum, Global Federation of Chinese Business Women Arizona Chapter, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and Chong Hua Academy. The exhibit and event is also very successfully coordinated and sponsored by Lin Ling Lee, Commissioner of City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Wen Chyi Chiu, Global Federation of Chinese Business Women Arizona Chapter President. During the ceremony, Taiwan Artist Chris Ho presented Honorable Kate Brophy McGee with his tiger painting, presented Honorable Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavanagh with his eagle painting, and presented Deputy Fire Chief Mark Faulkner with bamboo, flower and birds painting.  In addition, audiences were treated with Taiwan Artist Chris Ho’s famous eagle painting demonstrations to inspire younger generations and audiences’ creativity and awareness of the significance and beauty of Taiwanese art and culture. His eagle painting was presented to Ms. Beth Martin and Desert Palm School. 

             Taiwan artist Chris Ho specializes in traditional and classical Chinese paintings and dedicates his art to endangered species. Taiwan Artist Chris Ho is most known for his lifelike Tiger and Eagle paintings, and his famous art of eagle soaring to the moon was presented to President George W. Bush. In addition, he was chosen by the U.S. Postal Service for the “Stamp by Mail” Program.


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Photo 1: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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Photo 2: Group Photo with Students



Below is an article published by the Phoenix Business Journal about our 40 year relationship with Hermosillo. The article discusses the positve economic impact that both Phoenix and Hermosillo share due to our sister cities ties. Read more about this article below:


Phx Business Journal OpEd by Emilio Gaynor

Chengdu Committee member Elena Zee recently was awarded the prestigious ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award for her work in the Public Sector. "The ATHENA Award honors women who have consistently invested in themselves, their profession, their community, and especially other women. They have achieved the pinnacle of success within their industry, have mentored women throughout their career, and have dedicated themselves to the community through various activities and charities."


Elena Zee has led a fascinating life, including her family shipping her out of China during the Cultural Revolution to pursue a better life in the US. Elena Zee graduated from Wellesley and Columbia universities and has dedicated her professional life towards improving economic and personal financial literacy through the Arizona Council on Economic Education. Passionate about cultural awareness, Zee also serves on the board of Arizona’s Chinese Chamber of Commerce, which works to promote beneficial relationships between businesses and city government.


Phoenix Sister Cities would like to congratulate it Elena Zee for her award and thank her for all of her hard work!


Read More about Elena Zee here: