Prestigious award recognizes leading Asian business executive for his decades of business, philanthropic and political leadership.
Ronald Wong of Imprenta Communications Group won the 2013 Asian Business Advocacy Award, presented by the Los Angeles Business Journal to recognize businesses that are setting the example for excellence throughout the Asian business community.
In presenting the award, LABJ publisher Matthew Toledo mentioned Wong’s many contributions to the community. “The company that Ronald W. Wong leads, Imprenta Communications Group, has had radical success and growth in the last few years. Wong’s staff has doubled in the last year and his client base continues to expand. Wong has, in fact, dedicated his entire life to the political advancement, economic empowerment and fair representation of the Asian Pacific American community. Imprenta is committed to promoting causes, initiatives and issues which have an impact in the community as well.”
Wong also serves as the Co-Chair of the Asian Business Association, Secretary for the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, and was appointed to serve in President Obama’s Administration on the U.S. Small Business Administration Regulatory Fairness Board.
In accepting the award, Wong mentioned that Imprenta has been a labor of love and this recognition from the LABJ is particularly satisfying because of Imprenta’s mission of empowering communities of color. “We seek to make a difference in the community by giving communities of color a voice and communicating to them is ways which respect and understand their diversity. I am particularly proud that our clients such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the Southern California Gas Company and others have given us the opportunity to work with them in meaningful and significant ways.”
Dennis Huang, Executive Director and CEO of the Asian Business Association stated: “We are all proud of Ron and his many accomplishments. I applaud the LABJ in recognizing someone who has made a significant contribution in the economic and political landscape in Southern California. Under Ron’s leadership, ABA has seen significant growth in membership and revenue and the Association is stronger than ever.” Created in 1976, ABA is one of the oldest and most established associations of Asian-owned businesses in the country.
The Asian business community is one of the most dynamic business sectors in the nation. California has the largest number of Asian-owned businesses in the country, and Los Angeles County has the largest number of Asian-owned businessesin the state. Imprenta Communications Group is an award-winning public affairs, campaign and ethnic marketing firm. Founded in 2001, with offices in Southern and Northern California, Imprenta has produced quantifiable and measurable results for Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and candidates for public officethat demand and expect to win. Specializing in reaching diverse, underserved communities, Imprenta speaks the language of California.