By Carolyn Bick NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When she opened her first restaurant more than 10 years ago, Taylor Hoang didn’t have to take out a loan. But, in her 20 years working in the city of Seattle, she and others have watched Asian Americans and other minority groups’ entrepreneurial dreams dashed, because they tried — […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan unveiled her full transition committee on Nov. 13, a diverse and inclusive group of more than 60 community leaders and experts. The committee includes housing and homelessness advocates, social justice activists, transportation advocates, environmentalists, and labor and business leaders. “Our transition team reflects the best of […]
As a first generation immigrant from Vietnam, Taylor Hoang is an entrepreneur and restaurateur who started her own business at the age of 21.
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 […]
Crosscut.com Taylor Hoang is the recipient of Crosscut’s 2015 Courage Award for business. This year’s winners were honored at the annual Courage Awards Breakfast on Oct. 29 at Benaroya Hall. In the heat of last year’s debate over raising Seattle’s minimum wage, it became clear to Hoang that minority and immigrant business owners were largely […]
“Since 1906 Neighborhood House has been helping children and families in neighborhoods throughout Seattle and King County. It is in these neighborhoods where we find huge capacity and potential for people to work together to build stronger and healthier communities.” — Mark Okazaki Executive Director, Neighborhood House “The International District is special. It’s important everyone […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s $15 minimum wage is expected to impact many small businesses. However, challenges for the International District (ID) businesses go beyond the wage issue. The ID restaurants once known for great food with low prices are no longer enough to appeal to new customers. On many fronts, the businesses […]
By Assunta Ng Anxiety struck the Asian business community on April 24, when Mayor Ed Murray was supposed to announce his plan in the afternoon for the $15 minimum wage.
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 […]
The following letter to King 5 News was sent to the NW Asian Weekly for publication. Dear Editor, I saw a story on your 6 p.m. news clip last night reported by Lynda Byron on the mayor’s minimum wage symposium that was very biased and wrong. In the news clip, Ms. Byron interviewed and reported […]