10th Annual Lunar New Year Asian Entrepreneurial Spirit Celebration & Awards Luncheon

On February 10th, 2017, PACE Business Development Center celebrated its 10th Annual Lunar New Year Asian Entrepreneurial Spirit Celebration & Awards Luncheon. It was an amazing event with so much love and support from our community and our sponsors.

The event started with our PACE Vice-President and COO, Rachelle Pastor Arizmendi, who started the program with a great introduction of what PACE does and how PACE Business Development Center fits in the PACE organization. It was followed a performance by the Ane Thanh Lion Dance Group to welcome the 2017 Lunar New Year and to wish all our guests a year of prosperity and good fortune. We honored our generous sponsors: Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, East West Bank, and US Bank by having their representatives feed the Chinese Lions during the Lion Dance. Their support over the past ten years, that made it possible to have this beautiful award ceremony.

Mike Eng was the Luncheon Emcee – he provided all the recognition and the humor through the event. The Director of PACE Business Development, Namoch Sokhom, presented the five entrepreneurs with their awards. Together we celebrated the achievements of these five outstanding entrepreneurs that utilize PACE Business Development Center to further their business and take it to the next level. Below is the list of award categories, their business, and the awardees:


ThankYou Market

Mr. Jeoung Chul Sohn


The CareRinger

Mr. Henry Chan


Joy International Trading Inc

Mr. Chengkang Lin and Mr. Chengyi Lin


Prism DJs

Tessa Young


The Massage Place

Ms. Parunwatee Suksawad

We hope that next year, you will join us and maybe you’ll be nominated for an award for your business. Speak with our business counselors today and see how we can get you towards the path to success!