Chamber celebrates New Year

From left, Chinese Chamber member Jesse Tam, Mayor Ed Murray. Chamber President Martha Lee, and Chamber member Millie Su.

About 380 people gathered at the Asian Resource Center for the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Lunar New Year banquet on Feb. 6. The event was co-emceed by Owen Lei of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) and King 5 TV meteorologist Mary Lee.

Some proceeds from the event will benefit a local nonprofit group, as well as the Chamber’s Young Leaders program.

A $1,000 donation went to Donnie Chin of the International District Emergency Center (IDEC). Also, a $12,000 scholarship was given to Chinese Chamber Pageant girls with titles, and $400 to the rest of the Pageant court. (end)

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