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Spring Banquet is the Chinese tradition of gathering with friends and family for a multi-course dinner to welcome in the the New Year. While the Oakland Chinatown Spring Banquet is held a couple of months after the lunar new year, it retains the same spirit.

The annual Oakland Chinatown Chamber Of Commerce Spring Banquet is held every April at one of Oakland Chinatown's premier restaurants, and draws over 300 people each year. It is one of the Chamber of Commerce's main fundraising events. This gala event introduces the OCCC's new Board of Directors. The festivities usually include keynote speeches, awards and special recognition of organizations, community leaders, and members for civic contributions.

The event attracts a diverse crowd, which usually includes a smattering of local politicians, members of other Chambers, local business people, and corporate sponsors. The event offers a tremendous opportunity for networking.

Guests and Chamber members are treated to an open bar and multi-course Chinese banquet dinner. All who attend are treated to a feast fit for royalty. The festivities also include a silent auction and the premier of the new Oakland Chinatown StreetFest logo and T-Shirt.