International Community Health Services (ICHS) raised $250,000 at its 2018 Bloom Gala at the Sheraton Seattle on May 5. The money will support health services for those who cannot afford to pay for them. Major gifts included $25,000 from the KeyBank Foundation, $20,000 from the Sheng Yen Lu Foundation and $10,000 from the Ark and […]
Bank of America named Kim Vu as its new Market Executive. The former manager of Enterprise Business and Community Engagement, Vu now works alongside the market president in helping to drive the bank’s responsible growth strategy across Seattle by connecting businesses, families, and individuals to Bank of America’s banking and investment teams. A first-generation Vietnamese […]
Two hundred people attended the 28th annual Cinco de Mayo reception at the Columbia Tower Club. The event, on May 4, was sponsored by Heritage Bank and Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union. Several leaders attended, including Gov. Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
Cyndi Nguyen, the first Vietnamese member of the New Orleans City Council, was sworn in on May 7. Nguyen moved to the United States at 5 years old when her family fled the fall of Saigon. A community organizer and mother of six, Nguyen won the council seat that represents New Orleans East and the […]
The warmer weather is bringing more people out to enjoy Hing Hay Park. We saw Laurelyn Miel, Maxene Orejudes, and Anh Thach painting a lantern last week. Hing Hay Park underwent a renovation that doubled its size recently. The new park design includes a cultural performance space, with custom integrated seating that punctuates the terraces […]
Bianca Llorico was crowned 2018 Miss Filipino Community of Seattle Seafair Princess on April 29, at the Filipino Community Center’s Grand Ballroom. Llorico expects to graduate in December with a Bachelors of Science in nursing. Krystal Shantel Jimenez was the runner-up. Llorica said, “[Krystal] has the biggest heart in everything she does and I am […]
Jordan Fong broke the all-time Washington state high school hammer record for both boys and girls that has stood for eight years. On April 24, Fong threw the hammer 177 feet, 7 inches to win the event and set a new state record. It placed her second in the nation, surpassing her personal best of […]
Dorothy Ko held a lecture at the University of Washington on April 26 about her recent book, “The Social Life of Inkstones: Artisans and Scholars in Early Qing China.” Ko, a Barnard College professor of history, offered a peek into the world of ancient Asian stones, and the artisans and stonecutters who created them.
Washington Supreme Court Associate Justice Mary Yu will address graduates at the UW Bothell commencement ceremony on June 10. “Justice Yu has a compelling personal story, as well as a passion for social justice and public service,” said Chancellor Wolf Yeigh. Yu was appointed to the high court in 2014 by Gov. Jay Inslee. As […]
Dozens of people attended the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Elevate NW Conference on April 24 at Fisher Pavilion. The event is dedicated to the growth and success of small businesses in the Seattle metro region — from solopreneurs to companies that employ tens of thousands of people. The keynote presentation was on MOD […]