Success Stories

UW logo Profile of the University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the foremost institutions of higher education in the United States, richly combining its research, instructional and public service missions. Q:   How large is the University of Washington? The UW student body at its three campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma totals about 49,000, with an …

Pamria Logo New PAMRIA: Wealth Management Services for Families and Institutions

‘”Doing business at the speed of trust’ makes for greater success both in China and the USA. We live by that.” – Shawn Mesaros, PAMRIA Shawn A. Mesaros is the Founding Principal of PAMRIA, a private wealth management firm located in Seattle, Washington USA. He is the Managing Director of Portfolio Management, USA and the …

Hainan Airlines Hainan Airlines: Catering to Business Professionals Who Travel Between Seattle and China

“We are helping Seattle become more of a gateway to China.” ~Joel Chusid, North American Managing Director of Hainan Airlines Hainan Airlines is one of China’s major airlines. Hainan is known for its award-winning customer service, impeccable safety standards and on-time performance. Hainan carries more than 20 million passengers annually and currently flies to 90 …

Mei Young 2 Mei Young Explains Exciting New Opportunities for Bellevue-China Relationships

“I love advocating for Bellevue, both at home and abroad, in the private and public sectors.  ~Mei Young Mei Young has extensive experience in investment and consulting/PR services. She has successfully led many community projects, international events/forums, and personally organized high-profile trade missions to China, including Ambassador Gary Locke’s visit to Qingdao in 2008; Bellevue …

East West Bank logo East West Bank: An Interview with Mary Wei, Bellevue Downtown Branch Manager

“At East West Bank, our customers can feel ‘I am at home now. I am not with strangers.’” ~Mary Wei, Bellevue Downtown Branch Manager Ranked in the top 10 of the 100 Best Banks in American by Forbes.com, East West Bank is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California and is focused exclusively …

Joe Borich 196x99 Joe Borich, President of the Washington State China Relations Council

“China has been my passion for most of my adult life. It’s part personal, part professional.”  ~Joe Borich Joe Borich is the retired US Consul General to Shanghai.  He served in this capacity from October 1994 through June 1997; he previously helped open this Consulate General in 1980. Today, Mr. Borich is President of the …

Noble Pacific Holdings logo2 Noble Pacific Holdings Succeeds by Developing ‘Guanxi’ — Deep Relationships with its Partners

“Success in China is not about short-term breakthroughs, but rather, the constant improvement and continuous growth of one’s relationships and experiences.” -Bill Chao, co-founder of Noble Pacific Holdings LLC About Noble Pacific Holdings LLC Manny Menendez and Bill Chao are co-founders and partners of Noble Pacific Holdings LLC (“NPH”). The firm specializes in strategic advisory, …

Susan Sigl Susan Sigl, President & CEO of Washington Technology Industry Association

“Success is based on listening, discerning, choosing and executing.” ~Susan Sigl Susan Sigl is president and Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), the region’s major industry organization supporting technology development. Prior to WTIA, Susan was the co-founder and a General Partner of SeaPoint Ventures, a Seattle based venture capital firm investing …

Adam Smith US Congressman b U.S. Congressman Adam Smith Explains Benefits of Planned Trans-Pacific Partnership

“The way you treat people always matters; and treating them well will be the greatest determinant of your success.” – Adam Smith, US Congressman Adam Smith is US Congressman for the 9th Congressional District in Washington State, USA. He has represented the district for 16 years. District boundaries were redrawn in 2012, so that the …

John Bell 4 John Bell, Winemaker and Owner, Willis Hall

I use both sides of my brain for wine making. The art side of me says, “What do you want to do?” The technical side says, “How do I do that?” -John Bell, Owner and Winemaker, Willis Hall Wines John Bell is the winemaker and sole owner of Willis Hall, LLC, a boutique winery based …