☷READOUT Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo s Roundtable with Asian American Pacific Islander AAPI Business Owners
U.S. Department of the Treasury ( By Press Release office)
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LOS ANGELES - Today , the National Asian Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship ( National ACE ) and Asian Business Association ( ABA ) hosted Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo for a roundtable with AAPI business owners from the greater Los Angeles Area in recognition of the start of AAPI Heritage Month . Taking place at Taste of MP , an AAPI - owned restaurant in Monterey Park , Deputy Secretary Adeyemo discussed the important role AAPI - owned businesses play in growing the national economy . He also highlighted efforts the Treasury is undertaking to advance equity and opportunity for minority - owned businesses and entrepreneurs through recovery programs such as the Emergency Capital Investment Program ( ECIP ) and the State Small Business Credit Initiative ( SSBCI ) . Deputy Secretary Adeyemo also acknowledged the dual challenge AAPI businesses face with both the pandemic recovery and rise in unprovoked attacks on AAPI individuals , and he invited attendees to share their insights on Treasury’s programs as well as the opportunities and challenges ahead for AAPI entrepreneurs . Attendees at this roundtable included:Rhett Buttle , Public Private StrategiesAngela Change , KCAL InsuranceAndrew Chau , Boba GuysMichael Chen , PokeworksJennet Chow , Evolution Design Lab Johneric Concordia , The Park ' s Finest Dennis Huang , Asian Business AssociationCharles Lee , Reliant Tax ConsultingEddie Lee , BCD Tofu HouseJennifer Li , Novotech NutraceuticalsKelly Nguyen , DrKumoCora Oriel , Asian JournalKaren Park , TEN AdvertisingEwin Pindeda , Offerbanc . comSidney Sohn , Venerable LawChiling Tong , National ACEQueena Wei , CopyFreeTheresa Wright , Little Saigon TVLaura Yamanaka , TeamCFOElizabeth Yang , Law Offices of Elizabeth Yang
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