The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Chaitra Vedullapalli, cofounder of Seattle-based Meylah, as the 2016 Small Business Advocate of the Year winner. Dr. Yogesh “Yogi” Agrawal of Sequoia Scientific, Inc., in Bellevue, won the 2016 Small Business Exporter of the Year. They were honored, among others, at a celebration on May 4 at the […]
The Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) announced that one of its members, Taylor Hoang, has won the 2015 National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s Faces of Diversity Award. The award honors diverse members of the industry who have achieved success and who embody the American Dream. Hoang started a mortgage brokerage firm specializing in securing loans for […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dan Shih advocates for justice; he works on such issues as patent infringement, class actions, and contract and warranty disputes. But now, the Seattle attorney is taking a leave of absence from Susman Godfrey to battle five other opponents – at this time – for a seat in the […]
On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.
By Mayu Takeda and Sanam Malik Generation Progress With news that the president’s executive action to provide deferrals from deportation for undocumented immigrants will continue to be blocked and Congressional inaction on immigration reform a foregone conclusion, the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants, many of them parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, remains […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Renton might not be the biggest city in King County, but its recent groundbreaking ceremony for its $180 million, 4-star Southport Hotel would beat many of Seattle’s high-profile development projects in style and fanfare.
By Assunta Ng David and Goliath showed up at the Seattle City Council’s hearing on the mayoral $15 minimum wage proposal on May 13.
From: multicultural and minority small business owners of Seattle To: Mayor Ed Murray Thank you, Mr. Mayor, for sharing your time with us to evaluate and learn of our concerns, thoughts, and positions regarding the proposed $15 minimum wage and its affect on the immigrant community, minority groups, and small businesses working and living in […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian
<!–more–>By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “My Phuoc” means “joy and fortune coming to America” in Vietnamese, according to Linh Kieu Ngo, and that’s what he named the print shop he opened 26 years ago in Chinatown. Ngo’s joy has now turned to sadness after shutting down his business on Jan. 30. “I threw away […]