Success Stories

Gregg Rodgers 3 Gregg Rodgers, Immigration and Employment Law Attorney

“Seattle is the closest U.S. port to China. We are the gateway between China and the rest of the U.S. market. But it’s not just about transportation and trade. It’s about people.” -Gregg Rodgers, attorney, Garvey Schubert Barer Gregg Rodgers is an owner in the Seattle office of Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm of …

Thomas Boydell99a Bellevue Offers Some of Best Dynamics for Economic Growth in the U.S., Says Thomas Boydell

“I like making others successful, and honoring what gives them a sense of meaning and pride in their work.” -Thomas Boydell, CEO BellevueCN Thomas Boydell is economic development manager for the City of Bellevue, WA and CEO of BellevueCN. Formerly with Deloitte and Seneca Consulting, Tom has worked in consulting and government for more than 20 …

GoingsCalvin 116W Three SBA Programs that Help Businesses Develop or Expand Export Markets

“A solid business plan, aggressive marketing, and SBA training and certifications can transform and grow a business.” – Calvin W. Goings, Regional Administrator, U. S. Small Business Administration Calvin W. Goings serves as the Regional Administrator (Region 10) for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), leading a national effort to increase small business outreach …

WCTA logo CleanTech Trade Mission to China: A Chat with Tom Ranken

We’re all about technology for climate solutions. These need to be globally shared. -Tom Ranken Tom Ranken is the President & CEO of the Washington Clean Technology Alliance. Prior to joining the WCTA, Tom was a Seattle-based entrepreneur and management consultant. Tom co-founded and was CEO of VizX Labs, which developed the GeneSifter software system …

NorthStar Animation NorthStar Animation: China-America Success Story

We’ll never cease in our pursuit of excellence and our attention to detail. – Ken Etheridge, Founder & Partner, NorthStar Animation Tell us about NorthStar Animation. NorthStar is a China-America partnership and success story. NorthStar specializes in the creation and production of computer 2D and 3D animation, special effects for TV/internet animation series, computer games, …

Enprecis logo An Interview with Richard Counihan, Enprecis Founder and CEO

Richard Counihan has more than a decade of experience in both the retail and manufacturing sides of the automotive industry. His program design experience includes the overall strategic responsibility for Ford’s award-winning, web-based internet sales training program, L2E (Learn to Earn). Richard also served as a senior executive at Percepta, a joint venture between Ford …

Cris Samia 2 Bellevue College’s International Student Program One of the Best in the U.S.

“Bellevue College truly is where the world comes together to learn.”                -Cris Samia, Assistant Dean, International Student Programs, Bellevue College Q. What are your current job responsibilities? A. I am responsible for the international student department and marketing abroad Bellevue College. This is especially important for international student programs, which is a very large …

Ming Zhangfeatured Ming Zhang, President of MulvannyG2 Architecture

Ming Zhang is president of MulvannyG2 Architecture, which has designed retail, mixed-use, and corporate offices and interiors for clients and brands around the world since 1971. MulvannyG2 is among the world’s 40 largest architecture firms and consistently ranks as one of the world’s top three retail designers. They have offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; …

Weiling Li 2 Weiling Li, Vice President of iSoftStone, Inc.

Mr. Weiling Li is the Vice President of iSoftStone (NYSE: ISS), a China-based leading IT services and solutions provider with 23 delivery centers in North America, Europe, Japan, and Greater China. Weiling has over 20 years’ experience in software and mobile industries, and is well-versed in IT services from both sides of the fence – …

Gary Locke_small Gary F. Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Gary F. Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, explains the embassy’s efforts to attract Chinese investments to the U.S., as well as emerging opportunities in the technology sectors.