By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Are you a local, small, minority-owned, or woman-owned business? The Port of Seattle wants you. In an effort to address equity in Port contracting, the Port of Seattle Commission adopted Resolution 3737 in January to increase the utilization of women and minority business enterprise (WMBE) firms. “Women or minority […]
By Jessica Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Symphony welcomed new president and CEO, Krishna Thiagarajan, previously of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, in September. Thiagarajan arrived just as Seattle Symphony made the news for winning “Orchestra of the Year,” a significant achievement which Thiagarajan attributes to Seattle Symphony’s innovative approach. “I give my […]
Dozens of candidates attended the 9th Annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet and Greet on Sept. 24 at Joyale Seafood Restaurant. It was an opportunity for 19 political candidates to meet with the local ethnic media and multicultural businesses.
Executive Dow Constantine appointed Anita Khandelwal on Oct. 3 to serve as the director of King County Department of Public Defense. She has served as the interim director since July. “I listened to employees and stakeholders who wanted a change at Public Defense, and I am convinced Anita can best fulfill its mission to serve […]
Patsy Surh O’Connell was chosen to receive the Governor’s Heritage Award for an Individual as part of the 2018 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA). The awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the creative and cultural vitality of Washington state. “These are the highest cultural awards given by the governor,” […]
Governor Jay Inslee recently appointed Josephine Tamayo Murray to the Economic Development Finance Authority board. Tamayo Murray is the vice president for Public Policy in Seattle. According to her LinkedIn profile, she has received a Certificate of Completion from Harvard and a master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington.
President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 3 his intent to nominate Rita Baranwal of Pennsylvania to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Baranwal currently serves as the Director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative at the Department of Energy. Baranwal earned her B.A. in […]
On Oct. 6, the Executive Development Institute (EDI) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner and auction. EDI is a nonprofit that trains and develops Asian/Pacific Islander leaders and Hispanic/Latino leaders. At the event EDI bestowed cofounder Vanna Novak with a lifetime achievement award. Novak is a professional speaker and trainer and created EDI with […]
The Kalahi Dance Company — part of the Filipino Community of Greater Seattle’s Family Academy program — performed at Westlake Center on Sept. 29. The Kalahi Dance Company promotes family participation and involvement in the education of children. It empowers families and students to be proactive in community and school affairs.
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly On 16th Avenue Southwest and Cambridge Avenue, Young’s Restaurant, a Chinese family-owned café, has become the first commercial site to complete the RainWise program. It celebrated the milestone with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 4. Young’s Restaurant partnered with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), King County, and Environmental Coalition […]