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Lea Villena

Community

Celebrating the Life of Bernie Wong

It is with profound sadness that we bring you the news that Bernie Wong, the beloved CASL co-founder and former President, has passed away surrounded by her loving family. We will be honoring and remembering Bernie in the coming days, weeks, and beyond.
Interviews

Reading Towards Diversity

Founded in 1963, this Chicago-based independent bookstore chain has been sharing stories on cultural heritage, aiming to educate the public on diversity that contributes to nation-building.
Interviews

Spreading Love through Indulgence

A coffee and boba shop serves as a testament that genuine customer fulfillment is enough reason to give maximum effort towards the job and that working hand-in-hand with other small shops can drive one's own business forward--Brew Lounge.
Community

Resources: Stop Anti-Asian Hate Now

We at Chicago Asian Network want to help inform you better on racial injustice so we’ve compiled a list of resources that you could refer back to and share with those you know who need to see these.
Business

A Journey to Rediscovering One's Inner Child

The pandemic has made people face questions revolving around making life better. Fortunate are those who are able to figure out what they want to do, who they want to be, and be able to shift from one career to another. But what about the rest? Meet Micah, Founder of Tadhana Creative Coaching, who struggled with personal battles and ultimately succeeded.
Interviews

Filipino American Actress Cosplays Disney's Raya

Get to know a creative soul, Filipino American actress Monica Joelle Ortiz, who inspires her audience with strength and fearlessness that made her pursue her goals unapologetically.
Business

Daring Entrepreneur Takes on the Start-Up Challenge

Roxy Popkiewicz, a Filipino American savvy entrepreneur who founded the ROXYPOPZ MEDIA--a social media management company that entered a booming scene where most businesses are now rapidly shifting to the world of e-commerce. She shares that her passion for storytelling and helping the small business community was one of the reasons why she started ROXYPOPZ Media.