Shau-wai Lam, Chairman of Dah Chong Hong Trading Corporation (DCH), to Deliver Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture

Madison, NJ (April 16, 2009) – Shau-wai Lam, Chairman of DCH, will deliver the Eleventh Annual Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture, “Branding for Success,” on May 5, 2009, in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) at FDU’s College at Florham, Madison, NJ. The event is free and open to the public.

In 1977 DCH began to venture into automobile retailing with its first dealership, Paramus Honda. Shau-wai was responsible for the start-up of DCH Gardena Honda and DCH Tustin Acura, both of which became the top national ranking dealerships of their respective franchises. Since his appointment as president in 1998, Shau-wai Lam has continued to lead the expansion of DCH to twenty-five dealerships in California, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut with annual sales surpassing $1.83 billion in 2008. It is the largest automobile retailer in New Jersey.

Widely recognized as a leader, Lam received the 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Ernst & Young 2007 New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Retail/Distribution Services, the 2004 National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers’ Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2005 Newsweek Magazine Dealer of the Year Finalist Award,  and the 2008 U.S. Department of Commerce Certificate of Appreciation.

He is a graduate of Purdue University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics.  Lam also holds an MBA from New York University and received a Distinguished Science Alumnus Award from Purdue University in 2004.  Shau-wai and his wife, Marie, reside in New Jersey and are very active in supporting organizations that provide health, educational, cultural and community services.

Lam’s lecture is free and open to the public; however registration is required. It is part of the Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture Series and made possible through a generous endowment by Richard M. Clarke, President of CE Partners, LLC.

Following a reception at 6 p.m., an awards ceremony for the winners of the 2009 New Jersey Student (Collegiate) Entrepreneur competition will be held at 6:45 p.m. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:15 p.m. The College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J. 07940.

For more information about the event, or to register, please contact the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at (973) 443-8842 or go to

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