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PICTORIAL: Visionary gala honors 10 APAs

PICTORIAL: Visionary gala honors 10 APAs

Ten people from the Asian Pacific American community were honored as “visionaries” by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation on Oct. 18. About 300 people attended the gala event at Seattle’s China Harbor Restaurant, which included a no-host bar, personal welcomes from King County Council candidate Shari Song and Northwest Asian Weekly publisher Assunta Ng, a delicious dinner, and a raffle.

All the honorees were recognized and awarded for their service, accomplishments, and contributions in the APA community. The Visionary Award Gala will be an annual event.

And in case you missed it, we’ve got the pictures!

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

From left: Kelly Aramaki, Ben Zhang, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership members Craig Kanaya and Nicole Keenan, Don Hellmann, Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation member Michael Yoshitomi, and Jinyoung Lee Englund

Tony Curcuruto, Youkie Laney, and Massive Monkees founders Fides Anna Mabanta and Brysen Angeles

From left: Carol Chen Lord, Jim Dawson, Stella Chien, Sylvia Ma and friend.

Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation members on the left, and Goodwill CEO Ken Colling, right

From left: Tajal Pastakia, Teri Wong, and Nita Talwar

From left: BiHoa Caldwell, Kelly Aramaki, and Charles Wright

From left: Dino Rossi, Jinyoung Lee Englund, and Tomio Moriguchi

From left: Resat Kasaba, Don Hellmann, and John Nguyen

From left: Craig Kanaya, Nicole Keenan, and Hyeok Kim

From left: Ben Zhang and wife Hisae Kageyama, daughter Meili, and son Joe

From left: Herb Tsuchiya, Diane Narasaki, and Jeffrey Hattori

Herb Tsuchiya’s family flashes a “GO HERB!” sign during the awards dinner.

Posted in Features, Pictorials, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/8Comments (0)

Local visionaries honored for making a difference in Asian community

Local visionaries honored for making a difference in Asian community

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Front row, from left: Emcee Shari Song, Herb Tsuchiya, Stella Chien, Nicole Keenan, Jinyoung Lee Englund, Tejal Pastakia, and Dylan Yamamoto
Back row, from left: Kelly Aramaki, Ben Zhang, Craig Kanaya, and Don Helllmann. Not pictured: Massive Monkees. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Amid applause, Kelly Aramaki walked to the center of the stage at the top-floor banquet room at China Harbor Restaurant on Oct. 18.  Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/8Comments (0)

Massive Monkees share success with community — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Massive Monkees share success with community — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

The Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community, on Oct. 18.

By Gabrielle Nomura
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Massive Monkees have come a long way on their journey to stardom. (Photo courtesy of Brysen “Just Be” Angeles)

In that moment, “Massive Monkees” couldn’t have been a more fitting name for the Seattle breakdancers. Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 32 No 43 | 10/19-10/25Comments (1)

Ben Zhang is a textbook case for success — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Ben Zhang is a textbook case for success — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

The Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community, on Oct. 18. 

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Ben Zhang’s international business stemmed from his idea in a class at the University of Washington. (Courtesy photo)

Ben Zhang does not believe in luck when it comes to business. Zhang believes in hard work, executing a vision, and from that luck will come. Zhang’s business acumen and work ethic has made him a very successful entrepreneur as he has built his company, Greater China Industries, into one of the top import/export businesses in its industry. Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 32 No 42 | 10/12-10/18Comments (1)

ACLF empowers next generation of APA leaders — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

ACLF empowers next generation of APA leaders — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community.

By Travis Quezon
Northwest Asian Weekly

ACLF Community Leaders Program alumni reunite for the program’s 10th anniversary in 2009. (Photo from ACLF)

There are over 470,000 Asian and Pacific Americans (APAs) currently living in Washington. Overall, Chinese Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 32 No 40 | 9/28-10/4Comments (1)

Visionary Award Gala

Visionary Award Gala

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Save the Date: Visionary Award Gala

Date: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. -9:00  p.m.
Location: China Harbor Restaurant (2040 Westlake Ave.N., Seattle)

Honorees

Master of Ceremonies

  • Shari Song

Sponsors

Registration
$70 before October 15
$80 after October 15
$85 walk-ins
$35 students with I.D. $40 student walk-ins
$700 to sponsor an individual table of 10
$900 for a corporate table of 10, with the corporate logo

To purchase tickets:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445253
call us at 206-223-0623
email us at rsvp@nwasianweekly.com

Planning Committee
Joan Yoshitomi, Kiku Hayashi, Buwon Brown, Teri Wong, Karen Tsuo, Seungja Song, John Liu, Assunta Ng, and Rebecca Ip

Posted in 2013, Community NewsComments (0)

Stella Chien — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Stella Chien — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

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Stella Chien

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community.

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

The completion of the Seattle Chinese Garden would be Stella Chien’s dream come true.

Chien has played an integral role in the garden since its beginning. She loves flowers and gardening. But the main reason Chien wants to see the garden finished is because, after multiple wars, revolutions, and broken families, Chien just wants to see Chinese culture appreciated.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 32 No 35 | 8/24-8/30Comments (2)

Tejal Pastakia — 2013 Asian American Visionary

Tejal Pastakia — 2013 Asian American Visionary

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community.

By Signe Predmore
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Pastakia recently worked on the Pike Place Market remodel.

In an industry sometimes perceived as riddled with wastefulness and unnecessary spending, Tejal Pastakia is fiercely committed Read the full story

Posted in Business, Community News, Profiles, Vol 32 No 33 | 8/10-8/16Comments (1)

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