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Komen event raises $600K

Komen event raises $600K

On March 1, former U.S. Ambassador to China Gov. Gary Locke and former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke joined Komen Puget Sound executive director David Richart and honorary co-chairs Jerry and Charlene Lee at Komen Puget Sound’s annual Grace Notes Gala. About 300 benefactors attended the event at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, raising $600,000 […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Women discuss ‘glorious food’

Women discuss ‘glorious food’

The Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable was held March 18 at FareStart in Seattle. The theme, “Food, Glorious Food,” featured a panel of top local women in the multi-million dollar food industry on the topics of restaurant trends, sustainability, and “good eats.” Speakers included Andrina Bigelow of Fran’s Chocolates, Maria Smeraldo of Il Terrazzo Carmine, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Miyake named city manager

Miyake named city manager

The City Council on April 8 unanimously selected Brad Miyake as Bellevue’s next city manager, pending contract negotiations.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Korean consul returns home

Korean consul returns home

Consul General Song Young-wan, the Republic of Korea’s highest-ranking consular officer at the nation’s Seattle consulate, is leaving his post after three years. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea covers the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, providing visa and passport services. Song also spent his time both on diplomatic affairs […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel recently received the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Westside Business of the Year Award. The company helps businesses with free pickup of used greases. This is then used to provide an alternative to petroleum fuel. Yale and Laura Wong launched General Biodiesel in 2006 to help reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign fuel.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Governor appoints John Chun to King Co. Superior Court

Governor appoints John Chun to King Co. Superior Court

In December, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed John Chun to the King County Superior Court bench. Prior to his appointment, Chun was a member of the Summit Law Group, where he focused on employment, commercial, and international cases.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

ID Health Fair fun, educational

ID Health Fair fun, educational

The Seattle and King County Health & Safety Fair was held on March 8 at the International District Community Center. There was free healthcare enrollment, activities for kids, gifts, raffles, and refreshments.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

First Transit names Sharad Agarwal as VP of call centers

First Transit names Sharad Agarwal as VP of call centers

First Transit, a bus transportation provider, has appointed Sharad Agarwal as vice president of its national call centers. Agarwal has more than 10 years of transportation experience, including spending the past year as First Transit director of business development focusing on the western region. In addition to call centers, the company also offers para-transit services, […]

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Diverse pros get into the mix

Diverse pros get into the mix

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Seattle hosted 105 people at a “Diversity Career Mixer” at O’Asian Kitchen in Seattle on March 13. Attendees networked with recruiters from Microsoft, Verizon, and Puget Sound Energy, among others. The event featured keynote speaker Paul Anderson of Prolango Consulting. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Bank of the West hosts grand opening of Seattle branch

Bank of the West hosts grand opening of Seattle branch

Bank of the West, which opened its doors last October, held a grand opening on March 18 at its location on Second Avenue in Seattle. About 110 people came, including senior bank officials, community members, and business clients, to mingle and hear a keynote speech by economist Scott A. Anderson. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Tong promotes book on KING 5

Tong promotes book on KING 5

Seattle’s Collin Tong was on KING 5’s New Day Northwest program March 18 to talk about his book “Into the Storm: Journeys Through Alzheimer’s.” The book details his and others’ experiences caring for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Tong’s wife died in 2011, after a 12-year struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

VFA honors 2 people, 1 church

VFA honors 2 people, 1 church

Two people and a church were awarded in the March 20 Vietnamese Friendship Association’s 2014 benefit dinner at the UW HUB Ballroom.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

Dalai Lama thanks Wong

Dalai Lama thanks Wong

The Dalai Lama was an honored guest at a luncheon event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

Taiwanese dance group debuts

Taiwanese dance group debuts

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan made its Seattle debut with “Songs of the Wanderers,” a modern dance by choreographer Lin Hwai-min, on March 8 at the University of Washington’s Meany Hall. The performance featured 39 dancers and 3.5 tons of rice. It was part of the UW’s “World Series” 2013-14 season, bringing “extraordinary performances […]

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Social entrepreneurs awarded

Social entrepreneurs awarded

The annual UW Foster School of Business Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is an international competition in which students from around the world present business solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges — including poverty, health, and development. This year’s competition featured 19 semi-finalist teams from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Astoria honors Chinese history

Astoria honors Chinese history

Astoria, Ore. is honoring the “true history of the many contributions from Chinese pioneers not properly included in Astoria’s history” with the grand opening of the Garden of Surging Waves Park on May 17.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

Citing its diverse community of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Vietnamese neighbors and merchants, USA Today placed Seattle’s Chinatown/International District in the top five Chinatowns in the country.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

Guan-Cheng Sun of Seattle has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of education.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen, a 17-year-old senior at Interlake High School in Redmond, recently became a national finalist for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Strings Competition. To qualify for the competition in Chicago, Chen first competed at the state level and then in the Pacific Northwest division. She competed with fellow cellists, as well as […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Bill Russell turns 80

Bill Russell turns 80

A small dinner was held to celebrate Bill Russell’s 80th birthday party at Imperial Garden

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

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