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Each year, the Asian Business Association (ABA) honors leaders in the Asian American business community. The ABA also recognizes corporations who consistently support the Asian business community and provide opportunities and an environment for Asian American entrepreneurs to flourish.  Come celebrate its 42nd year in the community.

ABA 42nd Annual Awards Banquet

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

The Future of Business Innovation

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner


Tech Entrepreneur of the Year
Jae Chung

Video: Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, Jae Chung, goBalto

Hospitality Industry Award

Video: Hospitality Industry Award, LAMILL

Community Impact of the Year
Hyundai Motor America

Corporation of the Year
East West Bank

Video: Corporation of the Year, East West Bank

Public Service Award
Hon. John Chiang
California State Treasurer

Video: Public Service Award, Hon. John Chiang


Dominic Ng
Chairman, President and CEO
East West Bank



View the invitation here.


Thank you again for to the corporations and small business who supported the ABA 42nd Annual Award Banquet

Title Sponsor
U.S. Bank

Gold Sponsors
East West Bank
Southern California Edison

Silver Sponsors
MUFG Union Bank

Bronze Sponsors
AEG | American Honda Motor Co., Inc. | The Coca-Cola Company | California Water Association | Metro | Northrop Grumman | SoCal Gas Company | Southwest Airlines | Thomas James LA | The Walt Disney Company | Walmart

Community Sponsors
American KGP Inc. | Asian Business Center | Asian Journal Publications | Blank Rome LLP | California Water Association |
CIT Commercial Services | Cybertegic | Enterprise Rent-a-Car | goBalto | HSBC | Imprenta Communications Group | Innovate Marketing Group | Kid’s Dream | Law and Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang | Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter | Little Saigon TV | Los Angeles World Airports | Lynne Choy Uyeda | Milk & Eggs | TEN Advertising | U.S Metro Group, Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities

RSVP before Aug. 17 at info@abala.org to ensure your seat.


Media Coverage


Phoenix News America


China Daily
Pasadena Outlook
World Journal
Sing Tao Daily
US China Press
Chinese Biz News