East West Bank Launches Small Business Administration Lending Programs

In a difficult economy, small businesses are essential in creating jobs. In an effort to provide a friendlier environment for more growth in small businesses, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched two lending programs that were introduced to the public on Thursday, 18 August 2011, at a seminar organized by East West Bank (EWB), one of the participating banks providing the service. The well-attended seminar took place at EWB’s Chinatown location (68 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111), where both lending programs – the 7(a) Program for business loans and the 504 Program for real estate loans – were presented. … Continue reading

First “Meet the Candidates” Session Attracts Active Community Participation

An APIAVote-sponsored bilingual (Cantonese and English) session of “Meet the Candidates Speaker Series – U.S. Senate” took place on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 1 PM on the second floor of China Pearl Restaurant (9 Tyler Street, Boston). Thursday’s session was for Setti Warren, a Democratic candidate for the 2012 U.S. Senate Scott Brown seat, to meet the Chinatown communities. Cambridge City Councillor of Asian descendent Leland Cheung also attended the session to show his support. Thursday’s session was the first in the series before many others all over Massachusetts with other candidates from both parties. Thursday’s meeting witnessed effective … Continue reading