On Dec. 16, the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) held a focus group with about 12 American business owners based in Seattle at the Pike Place Conference Room at Wells Fargo Bank.
Giving back: the secret to the successes of Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Today, pioneers don’t hate to don coonskin hats to blaze trails. In fact, they come in all sorts of garb.<!–more–> The Northwest Asian Weekly and its nonprofit foundation organize a yearly event, called Asian American Pioneers, which honors local Asian American and Pacific Islander Pioneers who have made a […]
Albert Shen: business owner ties community service with commerce
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Despite these tough economic times, Albert Shen maintains a positive attitude. His businesses are doing well, but it’s what he does during his off-hours that really stands out. For him, social entrepreneurship is about using his professional know-how and skills to help various nonprofit organizations and academic institutions reach […]
Nov. 2: Albert Shen named trustee for Seattle CC
Albert Shen, a Seattle entrepreneur, business owner, and local civic leader has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Community College District.
Aug. 7: Colleen Hanabusa in Seattle for fundraiser
Colleen Hanabusa, a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, is running for U.S. Congress. There was a fundraiser in Seattle at the Madison 100 Hotel in her honor.
March 13: Komen’s Grace Notes raises $720,000
Held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, the annual Puget Sound Affiliate Grace Notes gala raised $720,000.
The event chairs were Lisa Dawson and Albert Shen. The master of ceremonies was Jean Enersen.
Feb. 8: Community congratulates API senior staff members
A reception was held at Albert Shen’s house to honor those in new positions appointed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Governor Chris Gregoire.
Dec. 30: Five commissioners on CAPAA
Local community leaders Sophia Aragon, Debadutta Dash, Jeannie Lee, Faaluaina (Lua) Pritchard, and Albert Shen were appointed (and reappointed, in Pritchard’s case) as commissioners to the Washington State Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) by Gov. Chris Gregoire for three-year terms.
Oct. 2: Shen Consulting, Inc. and Schemata Workshop win business awards
Two businesses owned by Asian Americans won the Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award.
“Minority” no longer
“We have often been overlooked,” Elaine Akagi, educator and past president of JACL, said. “Due to the small number of API voters, so it is important that all eligible API voters are registered and vote.”