Executive Development Institute (EDI) alumni and other job seekers attended the “Leadership Together” networking event at Bellevue’s Hotel Sierra to tackle the challenges of job searching.
The 20 highest bidders of the Tom Douglas Dinner — auctioned earlier this spring at the Wing Luke Asian Museum Auction — enjoyed a feast at the home of Uwajimaya CEO Tomoko Matsuno, accompanied by special guests Edgar Martinez and his wife Holli. Chef Tom Douglas prepared his famous crab cakes and crab foo-yung among many other dishes featured in the Uwajimaya’s “Arigato! Thank You” 80th anniversary celebrity cookbook.
The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) had its open house at its new location on Maynard Avenue South. Aside from three other locations in Seattle, the agency recently expanded its office in the International District. Approximately 100 people attended. ReWA is a nonprofit, multi-ethnic organization that provides refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally appropriate services.
The North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) and the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (SABA-DC) honored the South Asian Americans appointed to President Barack Obama’s administration at an event held in Washington, D.C. The Obama White House has tapped more South Asian Americans to serve in the administration than any other administration in history. Nearly 200 people attended.
Chase Bank Chairman Phyllis Campbell, REI chairman Sally Jewell, Shoreline Mayor Cindy Ryu, and Sound Transit Director Leslie Jones had lunch with 14 female alumni of the Executive Development Institute at New Hong Kong Restaurant in the International District.
Chuimei Ho and husband Ben Bronson organized the Asian-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Centennial Celebration Symposium because they wanted to shed light on an overlooked piece of history: the roles of Asian-Pacific Islanders in the 1909 exposition, a world’s fair.
In August, President Obama nominated Federal Magistrate Judge Edward Chen and Los Angeles lawyer Dolly Gee to the United States District Court bench in California. Their nominations follow the nomination of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Nguyen for the position of United States District Judge.
Chloe Choi, 16, a recipient of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) scholarship, left for Beijing High School No. 80 to study Mandarin.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) sponsored the 9th annual Aki Kurose Middle School Beautification Project. Mori Kurose-Rothman, one of Aki Kurose’s grandsons, organized the clean up for the second year. Rothman is a sophomore at New York University.
Marketing ideas agency WongDoody, founded in 1993 in Seattle by Tracy Wong (executive creative director/chairman) and Pat Doody (president), was ranked third on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Best Workplaces” list at an awards ceremony held at Safeco Field.