AWIB's Successful Asian Women Entrepreneur 1999


AWIB's 1999 Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony

AWIB held its Fourth Annual Gala Awards Dinner to honor successful Asian women entrepreneurs for their entrepreneurial achievement and community service. The Gala Dinner was held on October 18, 1999 at the beautiful Tavern on the Green Restaurant in Central Park and 67th Street, Manhattan. A reception at 6:00 PM in the beautiful Tavern Garden was followed by an elegant sit down dinner. Guest speakers included the only two Asian women Consul Generals: Ambassador Shashi Tripathi, Consul General of India; and Ambassador Linglingay Lacanlale, Consul General of the Phillipines.AWIB was proud to honor four successful Asian women entrepreneurs who represent the rich diversity of the Asian American Community. The award winners were:

Misa Chang, Chairperson, Empire Szechuan Gourmet Restaurant Chain
Shin Choi, President, Shin Choi/Coleridge & Co., Inc.
Elma V. Santander, President Santander Enterpises Corp.
Julie Sahni, Teacher, Food Historian & Culinary Author/Journalist

Entertainment was provided by comedienne Esther Goodhart and renown musician Kuni Mikami. An exciting silent auction took place throughout the evening. The proceeds from the dinner will be used to continue AWIB's programs and services. Corporate sponsors for the event include: AT&T, IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank, Prudential Insurance Company, Con Edison, HSBC, Bell Atlantic, Merrill Lynch, Time Warner, and Citigroup.




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