Asian communities have been affected by this pandemic, and that is happening for small businesses too, in particular for Chinese and Asian-owned businesses. As the unemployment rate is growing, industries are faced with much uncertainty. For our upcoming Resiliency Dialogue (9), we will be discussing some of the challenges and strategies faced by these businesses. We will see you Jan 21st 2021, 8pm EST!
George Leung 梁達超
George Leung is a recently retired BMO Commercial Banker. For over 40 years George has been working for Bank of Montreal under various roles in both personal and commercial banking. From 1988 to 2002, George was a senior manager of Asian Banking Division for GTA. He has a deep understanding of the Chinese community in Toronto and has worked with many commercial businesses during his tenure.
Lucia Huang 黃名瑄
Lucia Huang, Project and Event Manager at Chinatown BIA. Using her bilingual skill as a new immigrant, she established a deep connection with the community; she keeps discovering the charm of Chinatown and is passionate about using a variety of ways to share them with Torontonians and people around the world.
Tonny Louie 雷普信
Tonny Louie, the Chair of Chinatown Business Improvement Area and the owner of Grossman’s Tavern, graduated from the University of Toronto, B. Comm, a Registered Real Estate Broker. He came to Canada more than 50 years ago with his parents, has a deep connection with the community and has accomplished numerous community development and improvement projects.
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