The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) held its annual gala at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.
Americans Charles Kao, William Boyle, and George Smith won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. Kao’s discoveries led to the creation of modern fiber-optic communication networks. Boyle and Smith were honored for inventing the eye of the digital camera.
Two businesses owned by Asian Americans won the Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award.
More than 200 women of Asian and Asian Pacific heritage attended the National Leadership Summit to network and advance leadership skills on the weekend of Sept. 26–27. The Summit was hosted by The Center for Asian Pacific American Women and took place at Microsoft’s Conference Center.
As a sign of the friendly nature of this race, lunch started with a game of rock-paper-scissors to decide which candidate would respond to questions first.
It seems as though whenever people throw their names into the hat of politics, too many of them are only doing it for a personal gain. Oftentimes, they run without a connection to their community. Lloyd Hara, however, may be the exception.
Susan Hutchison and Dow Constantine are vying for the position of King County Executive this November.
Hutchison, known by many locals for her time as a KIRO 7 News anchor, currently serves as executive director of the Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, a philanthropic foundation based in Seattle that provides grants to art, science, and education programs.
Maiko Winkler-Chin is the new executive director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Asian Studies from the University of Puget Sound, and she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington.
Benes Aldana was awarded the Emerging Filipino Leaders (EFL) award in the law category by the Filipino Community of Seattle at its inaugural EFL Awards held at the Filipino Community Center. Aldana is a founding member of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW).
The Denise Louie Education Center held its annual jazz night at the Showbox Sodo.