Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant Advocate Award at AAPI Awards Banquet

Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant Advocate Award at AAPI Awards Banquet

Los Angeles, Calif. –Asian Enterprise celebrates its 21st year of hosting the annual Asian Entrepreneur of the Year Awards with Wells Fargo Foundation and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as Title Sponsors. This  much-awaited awards banquet is supported by a number of Fortune 500 Companies and gives recognition to outstanding Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs who rise above economic challenges, as well as to outstanding community Advocates and Fortune 500’s Best Companies for AAPI.

Asian Enterprise, together with friends from Fortune 500 Companies, will host the banquet at the Beverly Hilton in the city of Beverly Hills in the heart of Los Angeles, California. AE is proud to honor Public Servant Advocates Speaker Emeritus John Perez and Congressman Mark Takano, who will also be giving the keynote speech.  Awardees this year represent different sectors of the Asian American business community. Asian Entrepreneur of the Year award goes to Carrie Mizera of Renascence School International for Education category and Ms. Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO of Care.com for service category.

2014 boasts of Corporate Advocate of the Year, AVIS’ Vice President of Strategic Business and Diversity Relations, Lynne Boccio. Fortune 500’s Best Companies for Asian Pacific Americans award will be given to Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Caesar’s Entertainment, Northrop Grumman, NBC Comcast and PepsiCo. These companies are given recognition for their support for diversity and outreach programs to the AAPI small business community. Additional winners will be announced at the end of August.

Other distinguished guests include CAPAC Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu, State Senator Ted Lieu, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.  Participating sponsors include Sempra Energy, SC Edison, IBM, Southwest Gas, Cisco and Southern California Gas Company, Northrop Grumman, Caesar’s Entertainment, NBC Comcast and PepsiCo.

This momentous occasion, a back-to-back networking opportunity, will kick-off with a Panel Discussion on “Leadership and Professional Development” at 4 p.m., with Marissa Pei as moderator. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. at the Wilshire Ballroom, and the awards dinner will commence at7pm.

Media Sponsors from different major ethnic publications both local and national will cover the event. For tickets, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, or any additional information, please contact Willy Borromeo or Alma Guiuan of Asian Enterprise Magazine at 909.896.2865,  909.319.2306 or email aey.awards@asianenterprise.com. Asian Enterprise Magazine is the largest small business focus magazine in the nation.