The Asian Business Association presents its program guide to the organization's 16th Annual Awards Dinner and membership directory.

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  • The ABA Awards

    The Asian Business Association of San Diego has honored local business and community leaders for the past 16 years for their outstanding contributions to San Diego’s Asian/Pacific Islander community.

  • Awards Dinner Chairperson and Committee

    ABA’s 2006 Awards Dinner Chairperson, Evonne Darby, is a Hotel Sales Manager with Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino.

  • ABA 16th Annual Awards Dinner Agenda

    Reception/Silent Auction

  • President’s Message

    Dear Members and Guests,

  • 2006 Scholarship Award Winners

    ABA Foundation Scholarship Program

  • 2006 ABA Corporate Member of the Year

    SDG&E and SEMPRA Energy have always been strong supporters of the ABA and the Asian and Pacific Islander community at large. SDG&E's commitment to ABA is demonstrated through their participation on the ABA Board of Directors, first by Jacqueline Nguyen and, now, by Penney McGuire. Penney is a key member of this year’s Annual Awards Dinner Committee, taking the lead on recruiting and training volunteers. Jacqueline served as chair for the 15th Annual Awards Dinner Committee. SDG&E joined ABA as a Diamond level ($10,000) member in 2004. We look forward to continuing this great partnership with SDG&E.

  • 2006 ABA Member of the Year

    Dr. Alan Gin joined the ABA in 1996. He is currently a member of the ABA Advisory Board. For the past few years, Dr. Gin has contributed articles on the Economic Outlook for ABA’s Compass e-newsletter. His articles provide readers with up-to-date and insightful information on what, why and how the housing market, gas prices, employment/labor market and other factors affect San Diego’s economy.

  • 2006 ABA Community Service Award Winner

    Dr. Cheng is receiving the 2006 Community Service Award for her commitment and service to the Asian Pacific Islander community both locally and abroad, serving as a bridge between business and academia.

  • 2006 ABA Business Leadership Award Winner

    Dennis was selected to receive ABA’s Business Leadership Award because of his remarkable contributions to business and the community in San Diego.

  • Mistress of Ceremonies: Wendy Urushima-Simmons

    Wendy wears many hats. She is the Community and Media Marketing Manager at 10News, and is also an actor, model, editor, and community leader. Wendy is a native of the San Francisco Bay area and graduated from U.C. San Diego with a degree in communications.

  • Silent Auction Sponsors

    10 News

  • Table Sponsors


  • Thank You to Our Sponsors

    The 16th Annual Awards Dinner is made possible

  • ABA 2006 Committee Chairs

    The Asian Business Association would like to express its appreciation to the 2006 Committee Chairs for their contributions and leadership.

  • ABA 2006 Advisory Board

    TOM FAT, President

  • ABA Membership Benefits

    More than 400 members and others enjoy the many benefits of being involved in ABA. We provide:

  • Who We Are

    The Asian Business Association of San Diego provides a strong voice on business, cultural and political issues of interest to our local Asian and Pacific Islander community. Our mission is to unite and empower the Asian Pacific American business community by providing leadership and promoting economic growth in San Diego.

Archived Reports

Asian Business Association Annual Awards - 2007

The Transcript is pleased to present the official program guide for the Asian Business Association's 17th annual awards dinner.

Asian Business Association Annual Awards - 2004

The Daily Transcript is pleased to be the media sponsor for the Asian Business Association's annual awards dinner. Each year, the ABA recognizes outstanding business and community leadership, while presenting new scholarship opportunities to local students.