Beacon of Excellence – Recognizes an Asian or Asian-American individual who has exhibited tremendous leadership in either the public or private sector and has served as a beacon of excellence and an inspiration to the community.
- Chang Liu, President and CEO of Cathay Bank
Corporation of the Year – Recognizes excellence by an Asian or Asian-American-founded corporation in the areas of innovation, revenue growth, productivity and effective management practices, social responsibility/inclusion, and/or expansion.
Business of the Year – Recognizes excellence of an Asian or Asian-American-founded privately-owned business in the areas of innovation, profitability, branding, and/or succession/longevity.
- Senga Engineering
- Martinez Distributing Co.
- S&T Precision Machining
- Sierra Home Health
- Jonga USA
- Nectar Hard Seltzer
Food and Beverage Company of the Year – Recognizes excellence by an Asian or Asian-American-owned restaurant in the areas of culinary achievements and/or customer service.
Entertainer of the Year – Recognizes excellence by an Asian or Asian-American artist in any entertainment genre for their skills and contributions to Asian or Asian-American representation in the media and the entertainment industry.
Community Leader of the Year – Recognizes an Asian or Asian-American individual and/or business who (that) has demonstrated a commitment to service and social responsibility.
Nonprofit of the Year – Recognizes an Asian or Asian-American nonprofit organization for their contributions and outstanding service to the community.
- Access to Prevention Advocacy Intervention & Treatment (APAIT)
- Chinatown Service Center
- National Asian American Coalition (NAAC)
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