Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders recognized on Business Day in West Columbia – Photo Gallery

The Asian -American/Pacific Islanders Business day was held at Mota Crosslinking on May 27. It was held at Mota Crosslinking Business Academy on 12 Street in West Columbia.

Junlan Li, Asian-American Leadership.

On that day, Resolutions were read from West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles and Gov. Henry McMaster recognized the impact of Asian-American/Pacific Islander businesses in West Columbia and in South Carolina.
Vanesa Mota of Mota Crosslining Business Academy presented awards to several Asian-American/Pacific Islander businesses.

Also speaking were: Mr. Jianyu Deng, president of the Chinese Association and Ms Junlan Li, cofounder of Asian-American Advancing Leadership.

Dr. Chaowei, president of Asian-American Advancing Leadership, read the proclamation from McMaster.

  • Award Winners were:
  • The Tea Pot was named Business of the Year
  • Pele Hunkin Tajalle was named Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Sangeeta Charpe was named Talented Business of the Year
  • Gina Castaneda was named Filipino Business of the Year
  • Amy Wong- Real Estate Agent- was named Business of the Year
  • Lin Wang received the Community Partnership Award