Tag Archive | "Kenny Lee"

Giving back: the secret to the successes of Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship

Giving back: the secret to the successes of Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The Pioneers honorees and their guests (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Today, pioneers don’t hate to don coonskin hats to blaze trails. In fact, they come in all sorts of garb. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 44 | 10/29-11/4Comments (0)

Sept. 23: Local Korean Americans welcomes President Lee Myung-bak

Sept. 23: Local Korean Americans welcomes President Lee Myung-bak

Kenny Lee speaks at an event for Lee Myung-bak (bottom, left) (Photo provided by Kenny Lee)

About 300 community leaders gathered at the Seattle Westin to welcome President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yun Ok while the president visited Seattle last month. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 42 | 10/15-10/21Comments (0)

Kenny Lee: Korean Community leader instrumental in bringing non-stop flight to Seoul from Seattle

Kenny Lee: Korean Community leader instrumental in bringing non-stop flight to Seoul from Seattle

By Nan Nan Liu
Northwest Asian Weekly

Kenny KwangSul Lee arrived in Seattle in 1976 with one suitcase, one duffle bag, 200 American dollars, and many dreams.

“When I first came to the U.S. … my American Dream was [to] make a lot of money by working very hard and [to] buy a big mansion and establish a big company and be a CEO.”

Lee obtained a college degree, opened businesses, bought a house, and raised a family. But unlike other immigrants Lee also became a public figure, committing years to public service and leading Seattle’s growing Korean community. He is on his third term as the president of Seattle-Washington State Korean Association. Read the full story

Posted in Features, Profiles, Vol 30 No 38 | 9/17-9/23Comments (2)

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