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CVA 2023: Dolores Sibonga receives ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Dolores Sibonga is a pioneer in every sense of the word. She was the first Filipino American to serve on the Seattle City Council, and before that, she made a name for herself as the...

City of Seattle offers new funding options to battle rising commercial rent

It’s no secret that Seattle, like many other major metropolitan areas in the country, is becoming less and less affordable to live and work. For small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to launch their...

BIPOC architecture firm supports small businesses through new city partnership

“Our upbringings and our ancestral history really defined how we show up in the world and how we show up for our clients.” This philosophy of diversity, compassion, and inclusion has always been at the...

The return of Ludi’s: New home, same passion for beloved diner in downtown Seattle

“I definitely have mixed emotions but this is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up”. For Gregorio Rosas, or “Uncle Greg”, as he’s known to many of his long-time customers, 2023 is starting off with some...

A collaboration with a mission highlighting personal triumph through self care during Lunar New...

For the founders of Tuk Tuk Box, taking a leap of faith into the unknown is at the core of their business enterprise.  Now, this mission-driven Southeast Asian food subscription box brand is embarking on...

Leading a community with heart and hope: Maiko Winkler-Chin honored with Community Voice Awards...

“Sometimes you have to go slow to go fast”. That is the motto Maiko Winkler-Chin said she has relied on many times in life, especially during periods of transitions. “I have a lot of wise friends...

Mother Yoga Celebrates 1 Year in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

On October 24th, a small Yoga studio in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District will mark one year since opening its doors during a time of uncertainty. But for Nancy Nomellini, the owner of...

A push for racial justice, one BIPOC farmer at a time

“I am not a superwoman. I do a lot of things, some things I do very well, and nothing I do is perfect”. But according to Friendly Vang-Johnson, the founder of Friendly Hmong Farms, her...

Ripe for a Rebirth: Eastern Cafe looks forward to a new beginning

If you are looking for a sign of change in the Chinatown International District, you may want to stop by Eastern Cafe. For Connie Au-Yeung, that’s exactly what she did when the coffee shop on...

The future of tech at CES: How Asian and Asian Americans are working to...

On January 5-8, 2022, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate the latest and greatest in technology. The world’s largest electronic appliance trade show is significantly smaller this year...