By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In politics, money matters. So do connections. When money and connections merge, you get VIP treatment at Gov. Jay Inslee’s campaign dinner on June 24 in downtown Seattle, seeing President Obama up close. Ben Zhang, CEO of Greater China Industries, bought a table for $5,000 as a gold sponsor. […]
Ten people from the Asian Pacific American community were honored as “visionaries” by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation on Oct. 18. About 300 people attended the gala event at Seattle’s China Harbor Restaurant, which included a no-host bar, personal welcomes from King County Council candidate Shari Song and Northwest Asian Weekly publisher Assunta Ng, a […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Amid applause, Kelly Aramaki walked to the center of the stage at the top-floor banquet room at China Harbor Restaurant on Oct. 18. <!–more–> “I didn’t know I was going to be on this track. I was a bit misdirected at times,” Aramaki said. He graduated with a Bachelor of […]
The Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community, on Oct. 18. By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ben Zhang does not believe in luck when it comes to business. Zhang believes in hard work, executing a vision, and from that luck will come. Zhang’s business acumen […]
By Assunta Ng What does Washington state mean to Chinese people?
By Assunta Ng Don’t let anyone steal your Christmas. Not even a killer.
(From left) Shiao-Yen Wu, CEO of WPI Real Estate, Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Ben Zhang, president and CEO of Greater China Industries, and Nina Collier, managing partner at Washington2 Advocates. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW) Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee and Ben Zhang, president and CEO of Greater China Industries, hosted a […]
Teresita H. Mandapat of Pearly Whites Laser Dentistry and Greater China Industries, represented by founder Ben Zhang, won University of Washington Minority Business of the Year Awards for Pierce and King County, respectively. The awards ceremony and dinner were held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. Other winners were Canon de Sol Winery, Kalispel Tribal […]
BEIJING (AP) — Police shut down what would have been China’s first gay pageant on Jan. 15 an hour before it was set to begin. This highlights the enduring sensitivity surrounding homosexuality and the struggle by gays to find mainstream acceptance.
City University of Seattle held its inaugural Global Innovations Gala and Awards at the Four Seasons in Seattle. The event raised $25,000, and about 200 people were in attendance. Martha Choe, chief administrative officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was the keynote speaker.