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Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The next time you head to Sea-Tac Airport take notice of the concessions at the terminals. A lawsuit claims that the way the Port of Seattle issues its leases for businesses at Sea-Tac Airport is discriminatory.  Three minority-owned businesses have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 23, Profiles, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Earlier this year, Sean Jen quit his job at a consulting firm to start his own Taiwanese food truck. One of the few of its kind in Seattle, Jen wanted to honor his heritage as well as the food he enjoyed most. Growing up, food was very important to […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 20, Food, Profiles, Vol 34 No 20 | 5/9-5/150 Comments

Who determines your destiny? — YOU.

Who determines your destiny? — YOU.

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Gin Foo Yee, owner of Gin’s Construction, changed his destiny, defying odds because he knew he was the master of his own fate and creator of his own luck. When Yee first came to America at the age of 22 in 1987, his immediate concern was one of survival. […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

A last supper and a new beginning in Chinatown — Neighborhood icon Ocean City closes

A last supper and a new beginning in Chinatown — Neighborhood icon Ocean City closes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly After hosting countless weddings and social events, Ocean City (OC) restaurant, the biggest restaurant in Seattle’s Chinatown, finally ended its own party and history of 31 years on Nov. 30.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 50, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Open sesame… – Alibaba moves into Seattle, next to competitor Amazon

Open sesame… – Alibaba moves into Seattle, next to competitor Amazon

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba, has settled into offices in downtown Seattle near one of its

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Lately, the trend for successful Chinese businesses has been to head to the Eastside and forget Chinatown.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The first memory Benjamin Rainbow has of bicycling is when he was five or six. The

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/241 Comment

Transforming Renton and the Asian community

Transforming Renton and the Asian community

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Renton might not be the biggest city in King County, but its recent groundbreaking ceremony for its $180 million, 4-star Southport Hotel would beat many of Seattle’s high-profile development projects in style and fanfare.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly All indications point to Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, setting up an office in the area. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce and technology company, is recruiting for jobs in the Seattle area. This has led many to conclude that an office for the company will not be far behind. Alibaba is […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/81 Comment

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Getting burnt out from work can lead to great ideas.

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Posted in Business, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Franchisees sue Seattle over $15 wage

Franchisees sue Seattle over $15 wage

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Western Washington earlier this month challenges the recent

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/271 Comment

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly While the cost of living and CEO compensation packages continue to rise, many

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

By Shin Yu Pai Northwest Asian Weekly Malia Peoples, the designer best known as Lady Konnyaku, recently moved her

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Business, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

Creator of landmark buildings elevated to  top-level architect group

Creator of landmark buildings elevated to top-level architect group

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Ming Zhang’s heart is both cultivated and enriched, qualities that the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright once said makes for a great architect.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

Hing Hay will expand; you’ll still have mail

Hing Hay will expand; you’ll still have mail

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The new post office in the International District will be about 140 steps from the old

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

ID printing business closes after 26 years — Owner said he has achieved American Dream

ID printing business closes after 26 years — Owner said he has achieved American Dream

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Korean businesses booted from the Exchange Building

Korean businesses booted from the Exchange Building

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The line at The Original Deli in downtown Seattle is usually full of businessmen and women grabbing

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Posted in Business, Features, Food, Profiles, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Feb. 4 that Satya Nadella is the company’s new CEO. Nadella, who was born in Hyderabad, India, has been with Microsoft for 22 years. He previously held the position of executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Technology, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/141 Comment

New startup lets users create own cloud-based schools

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly What do you get when one combines their passions of engineering and education?

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Posted in Briefs, Business, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

Opportunities, changes common in South Seattle

Opportunities, changes common in South Seattle

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly As South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, and other neighborhoods in Central and North Seattle have prospered in recent years,

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 34 | 8/17-8/230 Comments

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