To celebrate 16 years of service to the Puget Sound’s Vietnamese community, Helping Link invited guests to a networking event on Lake Washington. There, guests ate Vietnamese cuisine and learned some of the Vietnamese language.
The Snoqualmie Casino invited Hong Kong movie stars and singer Suzan Guterres and Lo Hoi Pang for two shows on Aug. 23. More than 2,000 people attended. The event was produced by Kevin Stewart Productions, which is made up of performers from all over North America.
Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton celebrated its first-year anniversary by opening a bakery and lounge. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Renton Mayor Denis Law, Renton city council members, state representatives, and chamber of commerce board members cut the ribbon. Approximately 400 people attended.
Legacy House, a senior assistance living home, held their annual open house. The open house provided the surrounding community with an opportunity to learn about Legacy House’s integrated senior services. Legacy House provides 24-hour assisted living care to 67 residents and weekday adult day services to more than 100 clients.
Garrett Yam, M.D., has joined his father, John Yam, M.D., at Interlake Medical Center in the Overlake Park area of Bellevue-Redmond as a physician.
The Teatro ZinZanni Asia show was a success. The event was a tribute to fashion designer Luly Yang, who designed special costumes for Teatro ZinZanni, and a fundraiser for Kin On and Nikkei Concerns. More than $3,000 was raised through ticket sales and donations.
Lee Lambert was selected as the recipient for the 2009 Pacific Regional Chief Executive Officer Award for his regional, national, and international efforts as president of Shoreline Community College.
John Chen was the recipient of the Washington State Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MPI) of the Tomorrow’s Leader Award.
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels visited Little Saigon, the Vietnamese American business district in Seattle’s International District. This tour was organized by Washington Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (WAVA). He visited Little Saigon’s business owners and expressed his desire to see more city investment in Little Saigon, enlarging buses’ free bus zones, and improving the physical appearance of the streets.
At the Farmers Insurance office, located on Martin Luther King Jr Way South in Seattle, Farmers staff presented Vu T. Nguyen and Maria Tran with the 2009 Asian Pacific Islander American Fund Awards for their educational excellence. ♦