29 May 2018: Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Celebration

New York City Council Members Ruben Diaz, Sr., Daniel Dromm, Carlos Menchaca, and Francisco P. Moya hosted the Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Celebration at City Hall. FAIB employees who attended include: Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; and Amber Zhang, Assistant Branch Manager. 

Council Members presented certificates to the event honorees: Ambassador Lily Hsu, from the Republic of China (Taiwan); Eric Ng, President of Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New York; and Ho Kew Lee, Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York. After the award ceremony the Eye Catching Circus gave an acrobatic performance. 

The Chamber of Commerce is designed to reach out and serve the local Chinese business community; Their mission is: to promote and support the expansion and progress of Chinese commercial pursuits; to encourage international trade with the Far East, and other areas of the world; and to advise and assist members to solve business problems.

https://cccofny.wordpress.com

Amber Zhang, Assistant Branch Manager; Ambassador Lily Hsu; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; and Jacque Kay, Chief Operating Officer
Amber Zhang, Assistant Branch Manager; Jacque Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Ambassador Lily Hsu; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; Ho Kew Lee, Chairman of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York; Justin C. Yu, Executive Director and Vice President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York; and three guests
At Taiwanese Heritage Month Celebration: Amber Zhang, Assistant Branch Manager; Jacque Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; and two guests
Attendees sitting at the front row at the Taiwanese Heritage Month Celebration
Justin C. Yu, Executive Director and Vice President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York; Ho Kew Lee, Chairman of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York; Eric Ng, President of Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association; Ambassador Lily Hsu from the Republic of China (Taiwan); Councilman Ruben Diaz; Councilmember Peter Koo; and rest of guests



19 May 2018: New York Chinese School Parents Forum

Nora Zhang Wang, New York Chinese School Principal, established a seminar series to give parents advice and guidance on raising children and lifestyle choices. For The New York Chinese School’s first Parents Forum event hosted at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association building, Mark Ricca, Chairman of New York Chinese American Bankers Association, and David Cheng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chinatown Federal Savings Bank, were invited to speak about retirement planning and college education. Mark and David were so informative that many parents lingered after the presentations to ask questions. 

New York Chinese School (NYCS) was established in 1909, with a class of 20 students. NYCS is a non-profit community-based organization located in New York’s Chinatown. Today, there are more than 3,000 students enrolled at NYCS. The NYCS mission is to teach verbal and written Chinese language, and to promote Chinese culture and heritage.

http://www.nychineseschool.org


Press Coverage:

Mark Ricca, President and CEO, and David Cheng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chinatown Federal Savings Bank
David Cheng, Chairman of and Chief Executive Officer of Chinatown Federal Savings Bank, and Mark Ricca, President and CEO, at New York Chinese School Parent Forum

15 May 2018: Lead The Way — Dance to Unite’s 5th Annual Benefit

Dance to Unite hosted their 5th Annual Benefit titled: “Lead The Way” at The Manny Cantor Center in the Lower East Side. Gathering to celebrate dance and diversity in New York City, guests mingled over wine and hor d’oeuvres while enjoying live performances and a silent auction. Performers from Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Dance To Unite showed off their fancy footwork. All proceeds of the event go to support Dance to Unite's critical work in offering free multicultural, dance classes to inner-city public school kids in Manhattan's Lower East Side, Chinatown, Chelsea, East Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

FAIB employees who attended include: Mark Ricca, President and CEO; Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Lynn Zilka, Corporate Secretary; Stella Jiang, Human Resources Manager; and Yan Zheng, Deposit Operations Manager.

Dance to Unite is a 501(c) (3) organization that partners with afterschool programs to offer free dance classes with an educational component geared towards celebrating cultural diversity.

http://www.dancetounite.org/

Dance to Unite class and Kohtaro Kosugiyama, World Fusion Teacher

At Dance to Unite 5th Annual Benefit. Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Lynn Zilka, Corporate Secretary; and Isabella Perna, Teacher Assistant at Dance to Unite
Galit Adani, Founder and Executive Director of Dance to Unite; Lynn Zilka, Corporate Secretary of First American International Bank; Alvin Adell, Board Member; and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen, President of the Board
Isabella Perna, Dance to Unite Teacher Assistant, and Lynn Zilka, Corporate Sectretary

11 May 2018: Brooklyn On Fun Association 6th Anniversary Dinner Reception

The Brooklyn On Fun Association celebrated its 6th Anniversary with a dinner reception at the Spring Garden Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. Mark Ricca, President and CEO of FAIB, was an honoree; Mark received a Certificate of Recognition from Sunny Mui, the President of Brooklyn On Fun Association. After the award ceremony there was a raffle giveaway.

FAIB employees who attended the dinner include: Mark Ricca, President and CEO; Stella Shiu, Branch Manager; Chili Chen, Branch Manager; Morris Chang, Regional Business Development Manager; Pik Wah Yan, Customer Care Representative; Stephanie Yau, Customer Care Representative; Bryan Yau, Facilities Associate; Xitong Yan, Junior BSA Associate; Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; and Vivian Ye, Customer Care Representative.

Brooklyn On Fun Association is a non-profit organization, established in 2012 to promote Chinese culture and to serve the Chinese community in Brooklyn and other New York City boroughs. It has earned an excellent reputation and grown into an engaging community group with more than 1,000 members. FAIB has supported the Brooklyn On Fun Association since 2012.


Chili Chen, Branch Manager; Mark Ricca, President and CEO; and Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, holding certificate at Brooklyn On Fun Association dinner
Mark Ricca, President and CEO of First American International Bank, shaking hands with guest at Brooklyn On Fun dinner
Mark Ricca, President and CEO of First American International Bank, received certificate of recognition and making a speech




11 May 2018: Celebrating May Work Anniversaries

Happy Work Anniversary to Jasey, Jenny, Angela, Moody, Agnes and Ilona! We are so proud to have them as part of our FAIB family. Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Natalie Khandros, Head of Loan Servicing; Maria Piccard, Residential Operations Manager; and Kenny Yuen, Loan Servicing Manager, celebrated with them by organizing a lunch outing in Brooklyn. May the coming years be even more prosperous!


Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jasey Eng, Loan Processor

Jasey Eng
Loan Processor
15 Years

Jenny You, Loan Servicing Associate, and Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer

Jenny You
Loan Servicing Manager
10 Years

Angela Chu, Loan Servicing Associate, and Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer

Angela Chu
Loan Servicing Associate
10 Years

Moody Chiu, Loan Servicing Associate, and Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer

Moody Chiu
Loan Servicing Associate
5 Years

Agnes Tam, Loan Processor, and Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer

Agnes Tam
Loan Processor
5 Years


Ilona Wilder
Underwriter
5 Years

Agnes Tam, Loan Processor; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Jasey Eng, Loan Processor; Maria Piccard, Residential Operations Manager; and Ilonda Wilder, Underwriter
Angela Chu, Loan Servicing Associate; Natalie Khandros, Head of Loan Servicing; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Moody Chiu, Loan Servicing Associate; Jenny You, Loan Servicing Manager; and Kenny Yuen, Loan Servicing Manager
Maria Piccard, Residential Operations Manager; Ilonda Wilder, Underwriter; Agnes Tam, Loan Processor; Jasey Eng, Loan Processor; and Natalie Khandros, Head of Loan Servicing.
Moody Chiu, Loan Servicing Associate; Angela Chu, Loan Servicing Associate; Jenny You, Loan Servicing Manager; and Kenny Yuen, Loan Servicing Manager
Ilona Wilder, Underwriter; Agnes Tam, Loan Processor; Jasey Eng, Loan Processor; Natalie Khandros, Head of Loan Servicing; Moody Chiu, Loan Servicing Associate; Angela Chu, Loan Servicing Associate; Jenny You, Loan Servicing Manager; Kenny Yuen, Loan Servicing Manager; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Maria Piccard, Residential Operations Manager
Food served at the restaurant for Loan Servicing team and Residential Loan

2 May 2018: Celebrating April Work Anniversaries

Happy Work Anniversary to Jason, Amber, Ling, Candy and Jenny! We appreciate all they do for FAIB, our customers, and the community each day. Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer, celebrated with them with a dinner outing in Flushing.We wish them many more years of success!


Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jason Li, Non-Deposit Insurance Products Sales Manager

Jason Li
NDIP Sales Manager
15 Years

Amber Zhang, Assistant Branch Manager, and Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer

Amber Zhang
Assistant Branch Manager
15 Years

Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ling Lin, Branch Manager

Ling Lin
Branch Manager
12 Years



Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Candy Leung, Customer Care Specialist

Candy Leung
Customer Care Specialist
10 Years

Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jenny Yu, Sales and Marketing Support

Jenny Yu
Sales and Marketing Support
5 Years

Jason Li, NDIP Sales Manager; Candy Leung, Customer Care Specialist; Jenny Yu, Sales and Marketing Support; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; and Amber Zhang, Assistant Branch Manager


23 April 2018: RBB Bancorp and First American International Corp. Announce Plans to Merge

RBB Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBB) and its subsidiaries, Royal Business Bank and RBB Asset Management Company (collectively referred to herein as “RBB”) and First American International Corp. (OTC: FAIT) and its subsidiary First American International Bank (collectively referred to herein as “First American”), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement in a cash and stock transaction valued at $116.8 million, or $52.32 per share.

Click to read the official press release.


18 April 2018: Chinese American Bankers Association (CABA) President Installation Dinner

The Installation Dinner took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Flushing, NY where Mark Ricca , President and CEO of FAIB, gave his opening remarks, and was followed by several keynote speakers. Topics included: “Banks and Cybersecurity” by Sean M. Walsh of Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, and “Water Safety” by Shawn Slevin, Founder of the Swim Strong Foundation. The dinner ended with a raffle giveaway.

CABA was founded in 1988 to provide a forum for the Chinese-American banking and financial services community to discuss critical issues relating to their businesses and the community.

Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer of First American International Bank, and Anthony M. Leung, Attorney At Law



15 April 2018: Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC) and Chinatown BID Earth Day Weekend Walk

CPLDC and Chinatown BID celebrated Earth Day Weekend Walk in Chinatown. On a chilly Sunday, CPLDC, Chinatown BID, and the local organizations taught attendees how to contribute to a sustainable, greener, and cleaner planet. The Weekend Walk took place on Eldridge Street between Canal Street and East Broadway. Attendees learned how to compost, recycle, and reduce their carbon footprint while making Chinatown a more beautiful place to visit, work, and live. Booths were set up to provide information on the local environment, as well as health, social, cultural issues. One booth provided an educational space for kids, where they could sit, read books, and draw In Chatham Square, Chinatown BID staff taught student volunteers how to plant flowers. Entertainment was provided including a cultural performance by Oriental Pearl as well as games (Chess, Jenga and Connect Four).

Council Member Margaret Chin visited the Earth Day Weekend Walk to see the festivities and to give a speech. Local community police and Wellington Chen, Executive Director of CPLDC, also said a few words. 

Special thanks to the FAIB employees who volunteered: Sarah Zhang , Retail Banking Manager; Bryan Yau , Facilities Associate; Ivy Li , Deposit Operations Associate; Kenny Yu , Loan Officer Assistant; Wilson Jiang , Customer Care Representative; Christy Ruan , Customer Care Representative; Xitong Yan , Junior BSA Associate; Yifan Chen , Residential Mortgage Specialist; Sophia Zhao , Retail Banking Assistant; and Darian Li , Retail Banking Associate.

Photo of Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager, helped spin the wheel for attendee
Photo of Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager, helping attendees at CPLDC Earth Day Weekend Walk
Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Assistant, Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative, and rest of FAIB staffs setting up the tent for the street fair
Christy Ruan, Customer Care Representative; Ivy Li, Deposit Operations Associate; Xitong Yan, Junior BSA Associate; Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Assistant; Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Bryan Yau, Facilities Associate; Yifan Chen, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; and Darian Li, Retail Banking Associate
Wellington Chen, Executive Director of CPLDC, local police precincts, and Margaret Chin, Council Member, speaking at Earth Day Weekend Walk
First American International Bank table booth at CPLDC Earth Day Weekend Walk

A BID is an organization formed by property and business owners to improve and maintain a commercial district. A BID is an effective way to consistently fund clean streets. Improving Chinatown makes the neighborhood a better place to live, work and visit that helps local businesses, and keep Chinatown competitive with adjacent neighborhoods.

http://chinatownbid.org


Chinatown Partnership (CP), led by Wellington Chen, was formed in 2006 to bring residents, business owners, and community groups together to rebuild Chinatown following 9/11; CP also works to preserve Chinatown’s unique culture and ensure its vital future via strategic positioning.

http://www.chinatownpartnership.org/index.htm


Press Coverage:

  1. http://ny.uschinapress.com/spotlight/2018/04-16/142784.html
  2. http://ny.uschinapress.com/spotlight/2018/04-16/142783.html



14 April 2018: Chinatown YMCA Spring Into Health Fair

Chinatown YMCA celebrated spring by hosting a Health Fair on the 100 Hester St. School yard. The brain behind the Health Fair was the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD). Over 220 attendees and more than 18 vendors attended on this beautiful spring day with temperature in the 60's. 

Spring Into Health Fair was a 4-day event hosted across all five boroughs that offered residents an array of holistic services from local community-based organizations and city agencies. Activities focused on three topics: 

  • Awareness and Education including: supplemental nutrition assistance, and health insurance enrollment opportunities);
  • Lifestyle Information including: blood pressure, vision, and dental screening); and
  • Demonstrations including: a lion dance, martial arts, and adult fitness (INSANITY).

Several FAIB employees volunteered to offer financial advice to Spring Into Health Fair attendees, they include: Dorine Chan , Branch Manager; Lily Huang , Assistant Branch Manager; Mona He , Customer Care Specialist; and Macy Shun , Customer Care Representative.

Mona He, Customer Care Specialist; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Lily Huang, Assistant Branch Manager; and Macy Shun, Customer Care Representative, at the Chinatown YMCA Spring Health Fair
Macy Shun, Customer Care Representative; Mona He, Customer Care Specialist; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; and Lily Huang, Assistant Branch Manager, at their table for Chinatown YMCA Spring Health Fair
Mona He, Customer Care Specialist; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Lily Huang, Assistant Branch Manager; and Macy Shun, Customer Care Representative, at Chinatown YMCA Spring Health Fair
Mona He, Customer Care Specialist; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Macy Shun, Customer Care Representative; and Lily Huang, Assistant Branch Manager
Mona He, Customer Care Specialist; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Lily Huang, Assistant Branch Manager; and Macy Shun, Customer Care Representative
Lily Huang, Assistant Branch Manager, doing raffle gift for attendees

Click to learn more about the Spring Into Health Fair.

YMCA, or the Young Men’s Christian Association, is a worldwide organization of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility.

https://www.ymcanyc.org/chinatown



5 April 2018: Apex For Youth 8th Annual Cocktails for Charity

Apex For Youth hosted the 8th Annual Cocktails for Charity at a nightclub in the Meatpacking District. Attendees dressed up and indulged in a night of cocktails and networking beneath a giant shimmering chandelier at the Gilded Lily nightclub—and all for a good cause! Proceeds from the event will go to supporting all Apex For Youth community initiatives. Over 150 people attended the event, raising over $2,500!

FAIB employees who attended include: Mark Ricca , President and Chief Executive Officer; Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer; Alexander Cho , Loan Sales Coordinator; Dorine Chan , Branch Manager; Linda Chen , Branch Manager; Maggie Chen , Customer Care Specialist; Stella Jiang , Human Resources Manager; and Yifan Chen , Residential Mortgage Specialist.

Michael Lee, Executive Director of Apex for Youth, and guests at Apex for Youth charity event
Alexander Cho, Loan Sales Coordinator, and Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer, at the Apex for Youth charity event
Michael Lee, Executive Director of Apex for Youth, speaking with other attendees
Stella Jiang, Human Resources Manager, speaking with other attendees at Apex for Youth charity event
Linda Chen, Branch Manager; Yifan Chen, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Alexander Cho, Loan Sales Coordinator; Maggie Chen, Customer Care Specialist; Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; and Dorine Chan, Branch Manager, at the Apex for Youth charity event
Linda Chen, Branch Manager; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; and Maggie Chen, Customer Care Specialist, at Apex for Youth event

Apex for Youth delivers possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in NYC. They recruit working professionals to volunteer and as role models to young Asian Americans, encouraging them to expand their horizons. Through mentoring and educational programs, serving students from 1st to 12th grade, Apex volunteers guide mentees to become more confident, to prepare for college, and to give back to the community.

https://www.apexforyouth.org

Apex For Youth blog: https://www.apexforyouth.org/8th-annual-cocktails-for-charity/



4 April 2018: Fu Generation Foundation Fundraising Dinner

The Fu Generation Foundation hosted the Fundraising Dinner Event at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Manhattan, NY. The Fu Generation Foundation’s goal is to raise money for people in need by supporting non-profit organization programs, senior citizen care, student education, and other community initiatives. The fundraising dinner included cocktails, Chinese music and dance performances, and raffle giveaways. Don Chen, host of Sinovision’s TV weekly segment “Living in New York”, emceed the fundraising dinner. Fu Generation Foundation received a Certificate of Commendation for its generous support of the community. Thanks to the attendees, public officials, and sponsors, the Fundraising Dinner was a huge success!

FAIB employees who attended include: Mark Ricca , President & CEO; Alexander Cho , Loan Sales Coordinator; Carmen Chan , Residential Mortgage Specialist; Jacky Wong , Commercial Loan Officer; Jimmy Wu , Residential Mortgage Specialist; Kenneth Lee , Residential Mortgage Specialist; Shin Ochi , Residential Mortgage Specialist; Yifan Chen , Residential Mortgage Specialist; and Douglas Rose , Residential Mortgage Sales Manager. 

Alex Cho, Shin Ochi, Jacky Wong, David Fu, Cindy Ha, Anne Chang, Mark Ricca, Yifan Chen, Jimmy Wu, Kenneth Lee, and Carmen Chan

Cindy Ha, Mark Ricca, and Anne Chang
Mark Ricca purchasing raffle tickets from Cindy Ha
Johnny Wong, Mo Chen, Edison Shen, Nina Lu, David Fu, Mo Chen, Cindy Ha, Mark Ricca, Kenny Chen, John Wu, and rest of Fu Generation Foundation staffs
Mark Ricca, President and CEO, with guests at Fu Generation Foundation fundraising dinner
Mark Ricca, President and CEO, with guests at Fu Generation Foundation fundraising dinner

Fu Generation Foundation provides programs for the elderly and encourages students to succeed in their studies and their lives.

http://fufoundation.us/

Press Coverage:



26 March 2018: FAIB Bensonhurst Loan Center Grand Opening Ceremony

FAIB hosted the Grand Opening of its new Bensonhurst Loan Center at 2075 86th Street, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11214. The Loan Center is conveniently located near the 20th Avenue D Train station in Brooklyn. 

FAIB employees and Executives gave guests tours of the newly renovated office. Guests were then ushered outside, where a dance troupe kicked off the festivities with a traditional Chinese Lion Dance to bring good fortune to FAIB’s new Loan Center. Mark Ricca , FAIB President & CEO, expressed gratitude to the customers, public officials, community leaders, and Bensonhurst neighbors in attendance, for their continued support, and their help in celebrating the Grand Opening of FAIB’s new Loan Center.

Click here to view the event press release.

Click here to check out our Bensonhurst Loan Center Grand Opening photo album.

Yi H Rong, Ray Chen, Kenny Guan, Angel Fung, James Lee, Mark Ricca, Chester Lee, Nancy Tong, Rosita Chan, Louie Liu, Sunny Mei, and guest holding the ribbon at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Press Coverage:



24 February 2018: Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn’s Annual Lunar New Year -- Year of the Dog Celebration

CPC Brooklyn hosted their Annual Lunar New Year Celebration in the gymnatorium of P.S. 130. Over 300 people attended the event and enjoyed live performances including martial arts and lion dances. There were also family activities including: games, arts and crafts, a drawing contest, and a raffle prize giveaway. Special prizes were given out to those who wore traditional Chinese outfits or won contests/games. 

Health and finance related vendors were stationed at the event, offering attendees free resources and consultations. FAIB was honored to be one of the vendors offering financial consultations. FAIB staff who attended include: Stella Shiu , Branch Manager; Bryan Yau , Facilities Associate; Shin Ochi , Residential Mortgage Specialist; Hong Huang , Customer Care Representative; and Bo Su , Deposit Operations Associate. 

Photo of audience at Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn Lunar New Year Celebration Event
Shin Ochi, Residential Mortgage Specialist, on stage with student and emcee at CPC Brooklyn Lunar New Year celebration
Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, with community leaders at Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn Lunar New Year Celebration
Hong Huang, Customer Care Representative; Bo Su, Deposit Operations Associate; Shin Ochi, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Bryan Yau, Facilities Associate; and Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, at CPC Brooklyn Lunar New Year celebration
Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, on stage with speaker of Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn
Hong Huang, Customer Care Representative, handing out flyers to attendees at CPC Brooklyn Lunar New Year celebration
First American International Bank table at Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn Lunar New Year event
Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, and guest, standing in front of First American International Bank banner

Facebook Coverage:

https://www.facebook.com/cpc.bcs/posts/1559598420833150


As one of the largest Chinese-based social services agencies in the northeastern United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages. 

https://www.cpc-nyc.org/



23 February 2018: FAIB’s Annual Party and Lunar New Year Celebration

FAIB employees, Directors, and their guests celebrated the Lunar New Year at the Annual Party at the Joy Luck Palace in Manhattan. Decorated with red tassels, balloons, and gold centerpieces, employees from different boroughs and their guests enjoyed a buffet-style dinner. To ring in the Chinese New Year celebration, many guests at the party dressed in red and gold colored attire. The Annual Party was a perfect chance for employees who work in different boroughs to get together and have fun.

Lynn Zilka , Corporate Secretary, and Alexander Cho , Loan Sales Coordinator, were the event emcees. They both set a festive mood with party games, karaoke, dancing, popping confetti, an Employee Appreciation Award Ceremony, and prize giveaways. Towards the end of the party, Mark Ricca , FAIB President & CEO, and Raymond Yu , FAIB Chairman, both partook in the cake-cutting ceremony.

Click here for our 2018 Annual Party photo album.

First American International Bank staffs on stage: Mark Ricca, Deborah Arndell, Alexander Jesong Cho, Lynn Zilka, Jacqueline Kay, Stella Jiang, and Linda Chen
First American International Bank staffs at the 2018 Annual Party: Frances Leung, Mark Ricca, Ling Lin, Dorine Chan, Jacqueline Kay, and Sharon Silver.
First American International Bank staffs at 2018 Annual Party: Chili Chen, Yeliz Chen, and Charlene Si Tou



22 February 2018: Celebrating 53rd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Gala with Chinese-American Planning Council

Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) invited FAIB to their Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Gala to support CPC and their mission of promoting social and economic empowerment of Chinese Americans, immigrants, and low-income communities. This year, FAIB supports CPC by sponsorship and attending the celebration.

Every year, CPC creatively implement themes as motivation and awareness. This year’s theme is “Advancing Our CommUNITY”, which is CPC’s organization-wide strategy to expand services, addressing persistent needs and emerging trends, and improve leadership skills among staff and community members. 

FAIB staffs who attended include: Ada Li , Branch Manager; Alexander Cho , Residential Loan Sales Coordinator; David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Dorine Chan , Branch Manager; Jacky Wong , Commercial Loan Officer; Linda Chen , Branch Manager; Mona He , Customer Care Specialist; Yifan Chen , Residential Mortgage Specialist; and Shin Ochi , Residential Mortgage Specialist.

Over 1,000 guests attended the Gala, including elected officials, and community and business leaders. Elected officials who attended the event include: Council Member Margaret Chin; Congresswoman Grace Meng; Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou; and Councilmember Peter Koo. 

As one of the largest Chinese-based social services agencies in the northeastern United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages. 

https://www.cpc-nyc.org/



16 February 2018: Happy Lunar New Year from FAIB!

Every year, Mark Ricca , President & CEO, and Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer, visit all eight branches and two corporate offices to give employees a red envelope, which contains good luck money. As part of a Chinese New Year tradition, everyone wears red or Chinese traditional clothing for good luck. All eight branches and two corporate offices was decorated with tassels, lanterns, scrolls, tangerines, food trays filled with candies, and gold décor. 

Click here to see our photos of the Lunar New Year celebration.

First American International Bank staffs at 4101 office; celebrating Chinese New Year annual red envelope giving: Wei Lin, Sunny Sun, Jenny You, Ann Wang, Emily Chen, Xi Li, Mark Ricca, Jacqueline Kay, Annie Yau, Marie Giunto, Jasey Eng, Ella Zhang, Paul Reiser, Andy Yuen, Kenny Yuen, Aliya Baksh, Miao Wang, Angela Chu, Natalie Khandros, Dora Agayeva, and John Maiale


14 February 2018: FAIB Volunteered for Chinese-American Planning Council In-School Youth Program

Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) hosts a Youth Services program called In-School Youth (ISY), which provides career and education guidance, work readiness skills development, and tutoring to high school juniors and seniors. Topics include resume and cover letter writing, interview skills and SAT prep, financial literacy and college application assistance, public speaking skills, and service learning projects and leadership development activities.

The ISY program is located in 165 Eldridge Street, in Manhattan Chinatown. FAIB staffs who volunteered include: Mark Ricca , President and CEO; Lynn Zilka , Corporate Secretary; and Deborah Arndell , Chief Risk Officer. All three staffs helped three high school students to prepare them for job interviews and improve their resumes. This advice resonates the students: "Don't be serious just because you were told to be serious. Always be yourself, and work in an environment you feel comfortable in". 

As one of the largest Chinese-based social services agencies in the northeastern United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages. 

https://www.cpc-nyc.org/


Lynn Zilka, Corporate Secretary; Deborah Arndell, Chief Risk Officer; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; and rest of the students at Chinese-American Planning Council office posing



15 November 2017: FAIB’s 18th Anniversary Celebration

Our friends, families, and members of the community gathered together to celebrate FAIB’s 18th Anniversary. The celebration took place at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) on November 15th, 2017(the same date FAIB’s Main Branch had its grand opening event in Sunset Park in 1999). Over 200 people attended including: Tommy Ng, NYPD Deputy Officer; Wellington Chen, Executive Director of CPLDC; Nancy Yao Maasbach, President of MOCA; and Rosita Chan, Owner of Pei Real Estate. Many of our customers who have supported the Bank for many years were also in attendance.

After celebrating our anniversary at MOCA, our employees celebrated in the branches and corporate offices too with cake, party snacks, and confetti poppers.

Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Assistant; Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer; Jeff Jing, Loan Processing Team Leader; Jason Chan, Head of Retail Banking; and rest of the FAIB staffs

Click here to see our 18th Anniversary Celebration photo album.

We want to thank everyone for supporting us for 18 years! We enjoy serving you and the community, and hope to continue to do so in the future.



26 January 2018: Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA) 36th Annual Fundraising Dinner

FCBA hosted their 36th Anniversary and Fundraising Dinner, which took place at Terrance on the Park in Corona, NY. This black-tie event included live music from a Taiwanese band and other performers, a lion dance, and gift raffles. All proceeds from the event promote diversity, economic growth, and educational programs for small business owners in the community. 

FAIB staff who attended the dinner include: Mark Ricca , President and CEO; David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Jason Li , Non-Deposit Investment Products Manager; Frances Leung , Flushing South Branch Manager; Ling Lin , Flushing Center Branch Manager; Amy Lee , Assistant Branch Manager; Amber Zhang , Assistant Branch Manager; Luiba Wang , Customer Care Specialist; and Su Yang , Customer Care Specialist. Many political officials joined the Fundraising Dinner as honored guests including: Congresswoman Grace Meng; New York State Senator Toby Stavisky; Mayor Bill De Blasio; City Councilmember Peter Koo; and NYS Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou. Community leaders who joined the dinner include: Wayne Ho, President and CEO of Chinese-American Planning Council; Michael Lee, President and CEO of Queens Crossing; and HangSun Chang, President of World Journal. 

Amber Zhang, Assistant Branch Manager; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Amy Lee, Assistant Branch Manager; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; and Jason Li, Non-Deposit Insurance Products Manager, at Flushing Chinese Business Association dinner
Amber Zhang, Assistant Branch Manager; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; Jason Li, Non-Deposit Insurance Products Manager; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; and Amy Lee, Assistant Branch Manager
Ling Lin, Branch Manager; Michael Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Queens Crossing; and Hang Sun Chang, President of World Journal, at Flushing Chinese Business Association dinner
Su Yang, Customer Care Specialist; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; Peter Koo, Council Member; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; and Jason Li, Non-Deposit Insurance Products Manager, at Flushing Chinese Business Association dinner


The Flushing Chinese Business Association is a non-political, non-religious, and non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of New York. Since its formation in 1982, FCBA has actively and successfully carried out its stated mission to serve the community. Its success stems from the support of its membership, as well as the efforts and dedication of its Board of Directors and advisers.

http://www.fcbainc.org



14 January 2018: Ling Lin Elected Vice President of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of New York

Ling Lin , FAIB Flushing Center Branch Manager, is now officially a Vice President of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of New York (TCCNY). She was sworn-in at the TCCNY Inauguration on January 14th, 2018. In attendance of this important event was Congresswoman Grace Meng, City Council Member Peter Koo, and New York State Senator Toby Stavisky. These public representatives helped to officiate the inauguration ceremony where Former TCCNY President Mark Paul Lo passed the baton to the new President Ming Hsin Chiang. After the ceremony, a quartet composed of cellist Cindy Lin and violinists Cindy Wu, Jung-Hsuan Ko, and Andy Lin performed for the attendees.

Ling Lin, Branch Manager, Grace Meng, Council Woman, and rest of the attendees at Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Inauguration dinner
Ling Lin, Branch Manager, and rest of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of New York members at Inauguration dinner

TCCNY is a local chapter of the North American Taiwan Chamber of Commerce Union, a non-profit business organization founded in 1987. The founding members are all immigrants from Taiwan, who are successful business people and outstanding community leaders. Thanks to the organization’s rapid growth and the new president’s leadership, the organization established the Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce of New York to help the next generation of young Taiwanese; their mission is to create a unified Taiwanese community that inspires entrepreneurship, promotes career and professional growth, and empowers young professionals to become exceptional leaders.

http://www.tccna.org

Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce of New York’s Facebook Page: 

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11 January 2018: Winter New York Exploration HKU Students with Speaker President and CEO Mark Ricca

President & CEO, Mark Ricca , serving as motivational speaker, met with 19 college students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) through an Exchange Visitor Program called The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP); FAIB is one of the over 20 organizations in New York signed up to to host CCIP exchange students. CCIP was founded by Elizabeth Kay, Executive VP, in 2008 to: “provide future-minded, culturally motivated, and globally responsible students with a holistic cross-cultural internship experience.” Mark covered 3 topics with the students: 

  • Corporate Culture, including FAIB’s Mission, Values, Vision;
  • Community Banking, including FAIB’s Business Model; and
  • Life Lessons for Success, including lessons from Mark’s career in banking.

After the presentation, Mark treated the interns to dinner in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Elizabeth Kay said to Mark: “You are the most inspiring speaker.”

Students from the Cross-Cultural Internship Program listening to the presentation
Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, giving a presentation to the students of Cross-Cultural Internship Program
Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, giving a presentation to the students of the Cross-Cultural Internship Program
Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, giving a toast to the students of the Cross-Cultural Internship Program
Students from Cross-Cultural Internship Program making a toast

The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) is an Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 Intern) that takes place every summer from May through August. FUSIA Communications (a J-1 Exchange Visitor Intern Program Designated Visa Sponsor) administers the program and works directly with top universities across Asia. Since 2008, CCIP has provided internship opportunities to nearly 1,000 exchange visitors.


https://www.theccip.com/index.php

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19 December 2017: Brooklyn Community Improvement Association (BCIA) 8th Avenue Holiday Conference and Street Lighting Ceremony

Mark Ricca , President and CEO, and Stella Shiu , Branch Manager, attended BCIA’s 8th Avenue Holiday Conference and Street Lighting Ceremony in Sunset Park. They joined Assemblymembers Peter Abbate and William Colton, New York State Democratic District Leader Nancy Tang, and community leaders Rosita Chan, Louie Liu and Irene Chu in the holiday festivities.

Donations from FAIB and the local community helped BCIA to inaugerate a Street Lighting Ceremony on 8th Avenue in Brooklyn. These lights will display annually between 50th street and 60th street at Christmas and Chinese New Year.

Press Coverage:

Louie Liu; Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; Stella Shiu, 5503 Branch Manager; Rosita Chan; and rest of community leaders Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; Stella Shiu, 5503 Branch Manager; Assemblymember Peter Abbate; Assemblymember William Colton; New York State Democratic District Leader Nancy Tong; Rosita Chan; Louie Liu; and Irene Chu Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; with 2 officers from Brooklyn Precinct


Brooklyn Community Improvement Association, a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to forging local resident consensus to address critical needs and improve quality of life. Their mission is to foster and enhance friendship and unity, and to provide social welfare services in the Chinese community.



16 December 2017: American Chinese Business Trade Promotion Association, Inc (ACBTPA) Inaugural Party

FAIB employees who attended the dinner were Kenneth Lee , Residential Mortgage Specialist; Sarah Zhang , Retail Banking Manager; Yuezhen Sophia Zhao , Retail Banking Assistant; Bryan Yau, Facilities Associate; Stephanie Yau , Customer Care Representative; Yeliz Chen , Assistant Head Teller; Wilson Jiang , Customer Care Representative; Chili Chen , Branch Manager; and Xitong Yan , Junior BSA Associate.

The party took place at Affable Eatery Inc restaurant in Brooklyn. More than 300 Chinese businesses and leaders attended to support ACBTPA and its mission.

ACBTPA’s mission is to promote cooperation and exchange of ideas on international trade, to integrate global high-end resources, and build a business trade platform based on cooperation and mutual trust as a way to contribute and collaborate among businesses worldwide.

http://www.acbtpa.com/home

Kenneth Lee, Residential Loan Officer; Xitong Yan, Junior BSA Associate; Chili Chen, Customer Care Representative; Stephanie Yau, Customer Care Representative; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Yuezhen Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Assistant; Yeliz Chen, Assistant Head Teller; and Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative Chinese banner of American Chinese Business Trade Promotion Association Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Yuezhen Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Assistant; and Stephanie Yau, Customer Care Representative
Honorees at American Chinese Business Trade Promotion Association Inaugural Party Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; and Stephanie Yau, Customer Care Representative Community leaders and staffs from American Chinese Business Trade Promotion Association
Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Kenneth Lee, Residential Loan Officer; Chili Chen, Customer Care Representative; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; and Yeliz Chen, Assistant Head Teller Kenneth Lee, Residential Loan Officer; Chili Chen, Customer Care Representative; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Yuezhen Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Assistant; Yeliz Chen, Assistant Head Teller; and Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative




December 12, 2017: First American International Bank Sponsors the 2018 Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

First American International Bank (FAIB), the largest locally owned Chinese American community bank in New York with multiple branches in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, will sponsor the 2018 Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). FAIB will support an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) person in financial need with a $2,500 scholarship to attend college in the fall of 2018.

“FAIB was founded to address the need for financial services in underserviced immigrant communities in New York City—helping to address income inequalities is in our blood,” said Mark Ricca, President and CEO of FAIB. “Education has the transformative power to lift people out of economic hardship, and FAIB is a strong believer in the importance of equal access to education for all. FAIB is proud to sponsor the APIASF program whose mission to make an impact in the lives of AAPI students resonates so closely with our own.”

About the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

APIASF is the nation’s largest non-profit provider of scholarships for AAPI students. APIASF has distributed over $100 million in scholarships to AAPI students across the country and in the Pacific Islands. More than 80% of the first three cohorts of APIASF Scholars have become college graduates. For more information on APIASF go to http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html .

  • APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:
  • Live at or below the poverty level
  • Are the first in their families to attend college
  • Are representative of the AAPI community’s diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity
  • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement

APIASF Scholarship application information is available at all FAIB branches; to apply online please go to https://portal.apiasf.org .



10 December 2017: Flushing Central Lions Club 26th Annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Event

Ling Lin , Flushing Center Branch Manager, volunteered at Flushing Central Lions Club Senior Citizen Appreciation event. Over 500 senior citizens in attendance enjoyed live performances and prize giveaways.

International Lions Club mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.

www.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php

Peter Koo, New York City Councilmember, at Flushing Central Lions Club making a speech Ling Lin, Flushing Center Branch Manager, and rest of Flushing Central Lions Club members Ling Lin, FAIB Flushing Center Branch Manager, community leaders and Flushing Central Lions Club members
Flushing Central Lions Club children members Ling Lin, FAIB Flushing Center Branch Manager, at Flushing Central Lions Club event Ling Lin, FAIB Flushing Center Branch Manager, and Flushing Central Lions Club members



9 December 2017: Chinatown Manpower Project Chinese School 5th Annual Kids Drawing Contest Awards Ceremony

Dorine Chan , Bowery Branch Manager, attended the 5th Annual Kids Drawing Contest at Chinatown Manpower Project office. The ceremony’s program awarded 105 contest winners, showcasing the Kids Drawing Contest journal, and artwork exhibition ribbon cutting.

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Dorine Chan, FAIB Branch Manager, with staffs of Chinatown Manpower Project Chinese School and kids Dorine Chan, FAIB Bowery Branch Manager, taking part of the ribbon cutting ceremony at Chinatown Manpower Project Kids Drawing Contest


CMP is a community-based nonprofit organization in New York City that offers workforce development workshops and assistance to local entrepreneurs.

http://www.cmpny.org/



5 December 2017: Chinatown YMCA Annual Founders Award Dinner

FAIB employees who attended the dinner included: Mark Ricca , President and CEO; Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer; David Christiansen , Chief Credit Officer; Lynn Zilka , Corporate Secretary; Garrett Michaels, Head of Marketing; Sharon Silver , Chief HR Officer; Jason Li , NDIP Sales Manager; David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Jacky Wong , Commercial Loan Officer; Yifan Chen , Residential Loan Officer; John Yang , Residential Loan Officer; Dorine Chan , Branch Manager; Linda Chen , Branch Manager; Lily Huang , Assistant Branch Manager; Jeannette Kyi , Head Teller; Fanny Ng , Assistant Branch Manager; Kayan Wong , Executive Assistant; David Liu , HR Assistant; and Zach Zheng , Marketing Associate.

The Chinatown YMCA Founders' Award Dinner honors those who have made a significant contribution in improving lives in Lower Manhattan neighborhoods. The honorees this year were: Delancey Street Associates; Wellington Chen, Executive Director at Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC); Wilson Tang, Owner of Nom Wah Tea Parlor; and Paul Sierros, Owner of Forgetmenot & Kiki's. Mark Ricca is one of the Chinatown YMCA Event Committee Co-Chairs. Alice Lee Giannetta, 2017 Mrs. New York America, was a guest speaker at the Dinner.

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Fanny Ng, Grand Street Assistant Branch Manager; Lily Huang, East Broadway Assistant Branch Manager; Linda Chen, East Broadway Branch Manager Jeannette Kyi, Bowery Head Teller; Jason Li, NDIP Sales Manager; Kayan Wong, Executive Assistant; Zach Zheng, Marketing Associate; Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Mark Ricca, President and CEO; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Sharon Silver, Chief HR Officer; Lynn Zilka, Corporate Secretary; Dorine Chan, Bowery Branch Manager; David Christiansen, Chief Credit Officer; Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer; and Garrett Michaels, Head of Marketing

Wellington Chen, CPLDC Executive Director; Alice Lee Giannetta, Mrs. New York America; Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; Abby Sierros; Delancey Streets Associates staffs; Wilson Tang; William Lee; Mike Keller; and rest of YMCA staffs

Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; Chi Yung; and Frank Yee
Frank Yee and Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO
Mike Keller; Mark Ricca, President and CEO; Alice Lee Giannetta, 2017 Mrs. New York America; and rest of YMCA staffs
Lynn Zilka, Corporate Secretary; Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Kayan Wong, Executive Assistant; Sharon Silver, Chief HR Officer; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Mark Ricca, President and CEO; Garrett Michaels, Head of Marketing; and David Christiansen, Chief Credit Officer
Dorine Chan, Bowery Branch Manager; Jeannette Kyi, Bowery Head Teller; Mark Ricca, President and CEO; Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer; Zach Zheng, Marketing Associate; Jason Li, NDIP Sales Manager; Stella Zhang, Grand Street Customer Care Specialist; Lily Huang, East Broadway Assistant Branch Manager; Fanny Ng, Grand Street Assistant Branch Manager; and Linda Chen, East Broadway Branch Manager
Frank Yee; Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; William Lee; and rest of the attendees
Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO, and Chi Yung
Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; Delancey Street Associates representative; and Alice Lee Giannetta, 2017 Mrs. New York America; holding award crystal
Brandon Kim, CEO of Metro Maintenance; and Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO
Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO, high-fiving one of the kids
Alice Lee Giannetta, 2017 Mrs. New York America, taking a selfie picture with the children Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; Kate Blanco, and Frank Blanco
Hong Lee, Chinatown Manpower Project Executive Director; Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; Wellington Chen, CPLDC Executive Director; Frank Yee; and rest of the YMCA staffs Mike Keller; Mark Ricca, President and CEO; Alice Lee Giannetta, 2017 Mrs. New York America; and rest of YMCA staffs Lynn Zilka, FAIB Corporate Secretary; and Kayan Wong, Executive Assistant; at Chinatown YMCA silent auction
Wellington Chen, Sio Wai Sang, 1 YMCA staff and 1 guest Jason Li, NDIP Sales Manager; Linda Chen, East Broadway Branch Manager; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager Hong Lee; 1 YMCA staff and 1 attendee
Frank Yee, Wellington Chen and Heung Tam Frank Yee; Mark Ricca, FAIB President and CEO; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Mike Keller; Wellington Chen; Hong Lee; and rest of community leaders


YMCA, or the Young Men’s Christian Association, is a worldwide organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility.

https://www.ymcanyc.org/chinatown



23 November 2017: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

FAIB employees who volunteered include: Mark Ricca , President and CEO; Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer; John Maiale , Accounting Controller; Lynn Zilka , Corporate Secretary; Jason Li , NDIP Sales Manager; and Stella Jiang , Human Resources Manager.

These six employees served as balloon handlers for Dino (the green dinosaur) at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

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Balloon team at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, including Mark Ricca, President and CEO; Stella Jiang, HR Manager; Jason Li, NDIP Sales Manager; John Maiale, Controller; Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; and Lynn Zilka, Corporate Secretary


21 November 2017: CPC Brooklyn Senior Services Thanksgiving Event

FAIB staffs volunteers include: Theresa Poon , Assistant Branch Manager; Victoria Chimento , Commercial Lending Underwriter; and William Huang , Commercial Lending Underwriter.

CPC Brooklyn held a Thanksgiving celebration for seniors, at their 8th Ave senior center location. Activities included: games, raffles, and a luncheon.

As one of the largest Chinese-based social services agencies in the northeastern United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages.

https://www.cpc-nyc.org/

CPC staffs/volunteers, including Victoria Chimento, Credit Analyst; and William Huang, Credit Analyst
Volunteers and CPC staffs at the Thanksgiving Event
CPC Brooklyn Senior Center Staffs



17 November 2017: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams 4th Annual Turkey Drive

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams distributed 15,000 pounds of food to more than 100 local food pantries and places of worship for Brooklynites in need. One Brooklyn Fund organized the event, which FAIB has sponsored for the past 2 years.

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27 October 2017: Celestial Love Foundation Inc 20th Anniversary Gala

FAIB employees who attended the gala include: Mark Ricca , President and CEO; David Christensan , Chief Credit Officer; David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; John Yang, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Jacky Wong , Commercial Loan Officer; Frances Leung , Branch Manager; Dorine Chan , Branch Manager; Linda Chen , Branch Manager; Thao Nguyen , Residential Lending Quality Control Associate; Janie Mui , Commercial Lending Chief Underwriter; David Li , Appraisal Manager; Eric Yang , Commercial Lending Underwriter; Maggie Chen, Customer Care Specialist; Jeannette Kyi , Head Teller; Agnes Tam , Loan Processor; Dona Zino , Head Closer; and Aaron Feng , Commercial Lending Underwriter.

The gala took place in Jing Fong Restaurant, located in Chinatown. Over 1,000 guests were in attendance. All proceeds from the event will go towards social assistance for those who endure hardships related to the loss of a loved one.

Celestial Love Foundation, Inc. was established on November 1997. It is a 501C(3) non-profit organization committed to fostering and improving the lives of people in our community. The Foundation offers funeral-related products and services to people in need, gives solace to people in hospice care and senior centers, and maintains the culture and traditions of the community, and organizes cultural events.



Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, and Teresa Chan
First American International Bank staffs: Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; David Christensan, Chief Credit Officer; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; John Yang, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Linda Chen, Branch Manager; Thao Nguyen, Quality Control Associate; Janie Mui, Chief Underwriter; David Li, Appraisal Manager; Eric Yang, Commercial Underwriter; Stella Zhang; Maggie Chen, Customer Care Specialist; Jeannette Kyi, Head Teller; Agnes Tam, Loan Processor; Dona Zino, Head Closer; and Aaron Feng, Commercial Underwriter
New York City Controller John Liu, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Ricca, and 1 guest
Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, and 3 guests
Kit Leung, Customer Care Specialist; Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; and Linda Chen, Branch Manager
Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Amy Lee, Assistant Branch Manager; Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer; Linda Chen, Branch Manager; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Mark Ricca, Dorine Chan, Stella Zhang, Jeannette Kyi and Maggie Chen



19 and 20 October 2017: Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn Community Services 38th Anniversary Dinner Gala and Lois C. Lee Early Childhood Center Unveiled

FAIB employees and their guests who attended the gala include: Chester Lee , Board of Director, and his wife Diana; David Chew , Board of Director, and his wife Linda; James Lee , Board of Director, and his wife Jeannie; Mark Ricca , President and CEO; David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Dorine Chan , Branch Manager; and John Yang , Residential Mortgage Specialist.

The Gala took place at Affable Eatery Restaurant to celebrate 38 years of community service. Chester Lee accepted an award from CPC Brooklyn on behalf of FAIB. CPC Brooklyn also recognized Mark Ricca as Honoree of the Year.

CPC Brooklyn Community Services Facebook Coverage:


CPC Brooklyn Community Services also unveiled Lois C. Lee Early Childhood Center; Financial supporters of the recently opened childhood daycare center include: Nelson Lewis, Executive Director of The Ong Family Foundation; Wayne Ho, CPC President and CEO; Wai-Yee Chan, Director of CPC Queens Community Services; Veronica Tsang, Executive Vice President of Cathay Bank and Chairperson of the CPC Board; and Peter Koo, New York City Councilmember. CPC tweeted:

CPC’s coverage:

As one of the largest Chinese-based social services agencies in the northeastern United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages.

https://www.cpc-nyc.org/

Mark Ricca and rest of honorees/supporters holding award plaques
Mark Ricca and guests at CPC Brooklyn's dinner
Steve Mei, Mark Ricca and Wayne Ho
Mark Ricca at the CPC Lois C. Lee Early Childhood Center Unveiling
Mark Ricca and guests at the unveiling event
Staffs of CPC Brooklyn Community Services at the Unveiling event
Mark Ricca and staffs from CPC
CPC staffs, Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, and community leaders
Wayne Ho and Mark Ricca
Wayne Ho giving his speech. Mark Ricca on stage



18 October 2017: Two Bridges Neighborhood Council 9th Annual Marco Polo Festival Silk Road Ambassador Awards Dinner

Mark Ricca , President and CEO, and David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager, attended the dinner at the Joy Luck Palace on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

At the event, Mark and David met Victor Papa, President of the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, who is a long-time advocate of Little Italy and Chinatown districts. Victor’s focus is to help Italian and Chinese communities grow together.

Two Bridges was thrilled to present awards to four honorees for their community support: Harvard H. Tang, President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Karen King, Proprietor of Alleva Dairy; Margaret Chin, Council Member; and students from PS 105. All proceeds from the event go towards educational programs in the Chinatown and Little Italy Historic Districts.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council was founded in 1955, in the working-class neighborhood of Manhattan bordered by the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and the East River. Two Bridges was created to resolve racial conflicts and to serve as a channel for communication among settlement houses, churches, and community leaders.

https://twobridges.org

Mark Ricca, Victor Papa, 1 guest and David Ma
David Ma, Mark Ricca, Victor Papa and guest
First American International Bank staffs: David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Margaret Chin and staffs
Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, and one guest at Marco Polo Festival



14 October 2017: Sherry Li’s Chinese Community Dinner

FAIB employees who joined the dinner include: Frances Leung , Branch Manager; and Luiba Wang , Customer Care Specialist.

The dinner took place at the Asian Jewels Restaurant, located in Flushing, New York. Sherry Li is an FAIB VIP customer who hosted the Chinese Community Dinner.

New York Republican members were keynote speakers. After speaking at the event, Nicole Malliotakis, Assemblywoman and Republican Candidate for New York City Mayor, tweeted “I was in Flushing #Queens with members of the Chinese community. They want to see a change for the better & I'm glad to have their support.”

Luiba Wang, Edward Cox, 1 guest, and Frances Leung
Edward Cox; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; and 3 guests



29 September 2017: OCA New York 41st Anniversary Community Service & Leadership Awards Gala

FAIB employees who attended the dinner include: Mark Ricca , President and CEO; Dorine Chan , Branch Manager; Stella Jiang , HR Manager; Benny Lee , Facilities Manager; Lily Huang , Assistant Branch Manager; Jason Li , NDIP Sales Manager; and Kitty Tse , Head Teller. The Gala took place at Joy Luck Palace, in Manhattan Chinatown, on Friday, September 29, 2017.

At the event, FAIB received a Community Service Award for advocating and supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander community. FAIB is also a major financial supporter of the OCA-NY.

Founded in 1973, OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national non-profit civil rights organization that promotes and protects the political, economic, and cultural rights of Asian Pacific Americans in America.

http://www.oca-ny.org/

Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, and rest of honorees holding award plaques
Jason Li, Non-Deposit Insurance Products Sales Manager; Stella Jiang, Human Resources Manager; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Kitty Tse, Head Teller; Benny Lee, Facilities Manager; Stella Zhang; Lily Huang, Assistant Branch Manager; and Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, speaking on stage at OCA-NY Gala Dinner
Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Lee, Chinatown Manpower Product Executive Director, and rest of the staffs on stage with award plaque
Jason Li, Non-Deposit Insurance Products Sales Manager; Stella Jiang, Human Resources Manager; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Kitty Tse, Head Teller; Benny Lee, Facilities Manager; Stella Zhang; Lily Huang, Assistant Branch Manager; and Kit Leung, Customer Care Specialist
Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer; Hong Lee, Chinatown Manpower Project Executive Director; and rest of FAIB staffs holding award plaque



19 September 2017: OCA-NY Gala Press Conference

Mark Ricca , President and CEO, attended the OCA-NY Press Conference, which discussed the organization’s upcoming 41st Anniversary Community Service & Leadership Awards Gala. The Gala will take place at the Joy Luck Palace on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.

The OCA-NY Gala award theme this year is “Celebrating Strength, Unity and Diversity”. This year OCA-NY will honor FAIB with a Community Service Award for advocating and supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Mark will accept the award on behalf of the Bank.

Press coverage:



16 September 2017: CPLDC and Chinatown BID 4th Mid-Autumn Weekend Walk

FAIB volunteers included: David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Ada Li , Branch Manager; Coco Guan , Assistant Branch Manager; Su Yang , Customer Care Specialist; Ivy Li, Deposit Operations Associate; Maggie Chen , Customer Care Specialist; Tammy Ng , Customer Care Representative; and Benny Lee , Facilities Manager.

The Mid-Autumn Weekend Walk took place at Forsyth Street and Eldridge Street, in Manhattan Chinatown. This family-friendly event included live performances, board games, face painting, chalk drawing, and other activities. There were also designated areas for natural science observation, reading, and chess games.

More than 30 businesses participated. Charles B. Wang Health Center provided health, medical, and safety information. FAIB provided financial advice.

A BID is an organization formed by property and business owners to improve and maintain a commercial district. A BID is an effective way to consistently fund clean streets. Improving Chinatown makes the neighborhood a better place to live, work and visit that helps local businesses, and keep Chinatown competitive with adjacent neighborhoods.

http://chinatownbid.org

Chinatown Partnership (CP), led by Wellington Chen, was formed in 2006 to bring residents, business owners, and community groups together to rebuild Chinatown following 9/11; CP also works to preserve Chinatown’s unique culture and ensure it’s vital future via strategic positioning.

http://www.chinatownpartnership.org/index.htm


FAIB employees, CPLDC staffs, police officers and rest of community leaders
FAIB employees; Wellington Chiu, Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation Executive Director; and rest of community leaders
FAIB employees, Prosspekt, and CPLDC staffs
Su Yang, Customer Care Specialist, and Ada Li, Branch Manager, setting up tables and chairs for event
FAIB employee speaking with attendees
Attendees looking at the FAIB table
FAIB employees setting up tables and chairs for the Weekend Walk
Attendees visiting FAIB's table at Mid-Autumn Weekend Walk
FAIB employees putting up canopy
Prosspekt's mascot




16 September 2017: Flushing BID 4th Annual Street Festival

The Street Festival on 40th Road and Prince Street, in Flushing, Queens offered a wide array of food and beverages, fashion and art exhibits, live performances and youth activities. Over 65 vendors, including FAIB and various food merchants participated. Students from a local martial arts school demonstrated their skills; NYPD’s 109th Precinct facilitated rock climbing exercises; Chinese and Korean musicians performed; attendees also competed in a Korean popular music singing contest.

FAIB volunteers included: Frances Leung , Senior Business Partner; Luiba Wang , Customer Care Specialist; Mei June Chen , Head Teller; Ling Lin , Senior Business Partner; and Lin Kai Jiang , Customer Care Representative.


The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District (BID) or "Flushing BID" is a not-for-profit organization. The BID acts as advocate, liaison, promoter, and problem solver for the community and provides a critical link between NYC government and the neighborhood.

http://www.flushingbid.com/


Mei June Chen, Head Teller; Jay Shao; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; May Yao; and Kit Leung, Customer Care Specialist Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; May Yao; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Kit Leung, Customer Care Specialist; and Mei June Chen, Head Teller
Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Peter Koo, Councilmember; and Ling Lin, Branch Manager
May Yao; Ling Lin, Branch Manager; Benny Lee, Facilities Manager; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Kit Leung, Customer Care Specialist; and Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist



2 September 2017: Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY Immigration, Education and Health Fair

FAIB volunteers included: Dorine Chan , Branch Manager; Joyce Ng , Branch Manager; Kyle Kymn , Assistant Branch Manager; Maggie Chen , Customer Care Specialist; Lisa Mak, Customer Care Specialist; Jeannette Kyi , Head Teller; and Tammy Ng , Customer Care Representative.

The Immigration, Education, and Health Fair was designed to deliver benefits to the Chinatown community. Law firms, government agencies, and healthcare companies provided immigrants with information and guidance. FAIB participated the Fair with financial guidance for community members. Information about community resources, as well as games and educational activities for the kids, were also available at the event.


The Chamber of Commerce is designed to reach out and serve the local Chinese business community; Their mission is: to promote and support the expansion and progress of Chinese commercial pursuits; to encourage international trade with the Far East, and other areas of the world; and to advise and assist members to solve business problems.

https://cccofny.wordpress.com


Lisa Mak, Customer Care Specialist, Dorine Chan, Branch Manager, and kids volunteering
Kyle Kymn, Assistant Branch Manager; Maggie Chen, Customer Care SpecialistLisa Mak, Dorine Chan, Joyce Ng, Jeannette Kyi, Tammy Ng and one volunteer
Dorine Chan, Branch Manager, and many community leaders at Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY Immigration Fair



20 August 2017: 2017 Brooklyn 8th Avenue Street Fair

FAIB participants include: Stella Shiu , Senior Business Partner; David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Sarah Zhang , Retail Banking Manager; Yuezhen Sophia Zhao , Retail Banking Support Administrator, Wilson Jiang , Customer Care Representative; Vivian Ye , Customer Care Representative; and Kevin Chen , Loan Associate.

Stella Shiu, a guest speaker at the event, was awarded an Outstanding Service Award for excellent dedicated service to the local community.

Brooklyn Community Improvement Association, a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to forging local resident consensus to addressing critical needs, and to improving quality of life. Their mission is to foster and enhance friendship and unity, and to provide social welfare services in the Chinese community.


Stella Shiu, First American International Bank Branch Manager, at BCIA 8th Ave Street Fair. Making a speech.
Vivian Ye, First American International Bank Customer Care Representative, helping an attendee at Brooklyn Community Improvement Association's Street Fair
First American International Bank staffs: Hong Huang, Customer Care Representative; Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Vivian Ye, Customer Care Representative; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Administrative Assistant; and Stella Shiu, Branch Manager
Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, and community leaders holding their award plaques
Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, community leaders and attendees of the BCIA street fair
Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, and community leaders holding their award plaques
First American International Bank staffs jumped in mid-air: Wilson Jiang, Sarah Zhang, Stella Shiu, Vivian Ye, David Ma, and Hong Huang



13 August 2017: Centers Plan for Healthy Living API Annual Career Fair

FAIB employees who volunteered include: Sharon Silver , Chief Human Resources Officer; Stella Jiang , Human Resources Manager; David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; and David Liu , Human Resources Assistant.

The Annual Career Fair is a community event organized by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York (CCCNY) and Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, New York Chapter (APAPA). It is designed to connect employers to the Asian American Community in New York. This year’s Career Fair sponsors and partners provided workshops for job seekers, covering topics including jobs in the healthcare industry. The Fair also helps to spotlight Asian American contributions across various industries.

APAPA promotes advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through active participation and leadership in civic and public affairs.

www.apapa.org

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce is a Chinatown based organization that supports and promotes Chinese American commercial pursuits.

Annual Career Fair First American International Bank staffs: David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Stella Jiang, HR Manager; Sharon Silver, Chief HR Officer; and David Liu, HR Assistant Community leaders and business/organizations volunteer members on stage
First American International Bank staffs: Sharon Silver, Chief HR Officer; and Stella Jiang, HR Manager, speaking with Career Fair attendees First American International Bank staffs: Stella Jiang, HR Manager; Sharon Silver, Chief HR Officer; and David Liu, HR Assistant



1 August 2017: Coalition of Asian American IPA and Alpha Care “Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop”

FAIB employees who attended include: David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Stella Shiu , Branch Manager; Sarah Zhang , Retail Banking Manager; and Yuezhen Sophia Zhao , Retail Banking Administrative Assistant.

The workshops took place in Brooklyn on the 18th and 26th of July, as well as August 1st, 2017. Over 50 attendees participated in each workshop.

The Chinese American IPA, INC., d/b/a Coalition of Asian-American IPA, (CAIPA) is the largest IPA among Asian American communities in New York City and one of the most successful IPAs in the region. CAIPA is comprised of over 930 physician members and affiliates who have access to more than 450,000 public and private insured members in the Greater New York area. CAIPA is governed by fifteen Board of Directors.

http://www.caipa.net

David Ma, First American International Bank Regional Business Development Manager, speaking at the Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop Jason Lau speaking at the workshop Stella Shiu, First American International Bank Branch Manager, speaking at the seminar
Jason Lau speaking at the Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop Jason Lau speaking at the workshop First American International Bank staffs: Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Administrative Assistant; Stella Shiu, Branch Manager; and David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager
Jason Lau speaking at the Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop Jason Lau speaking at the Elder Abuse and Idnentity Theft Workshop David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager, speaking at the Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop



29 July 2017: Chinatown Manpower Project Kid’s Drawing Contest 2017 Press Conference

Dorine Chan , Bowery Branch Manager, attended a Chinatown Manpower Press Conference to publicize their upcoming Kid’s Drawing Contest. The press conference covered contest rules and participant eligibility requirements. This year’s contest themes are Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinatown, and “Our Daily Life.” Participants will be divided into three age groups: 4 – 7 years old, 8 – 10 years old, and 11-17 years old. The award ceremony will take place on December 9th, 2017.

Check out event press coverage:

CMP is a community-based nonprofit organization in New York City that offers workforce development workshops and assistance to local entrepreneurs.

http://www.cmpny.org/

Dorine Chan, First American International Bank Branch Manager; CMP staffs; and kids Dorine Chan, First American International Bank Branch Manager; Weijing Shi; and rest of CMP staffs Dorine Chan, First American International Bank Branch Manager; CMP staffs; and kids



16 July 2017: Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC) and Chinatown B.I.D. 2017 Chinatown American Disabilities Act Weekend Walks

FAIB employees who volunteered include: Lisa Mak , Customer Care Specialist; Maggie Chen , Customer Care Specialist; Jeannette Kyi , Head Teller; Yuezhen Sophia Zhao , Retail Banking Administrative Assistant; Fanny Ng , Customer Care Specialist; Moody Chiu , Loan Associate; Wilson Jiang , Customer Care Representative; Yinyin Han , Greeter; Xitong Yan , Junior BSA Associate; and Yanyan Yuki Yang , Customer Care Representative.

FAIB employees, along with family and friends, volunteered at The Chinatown American Disabilities Act Weekend Walks on Mott Street from Canal Street to Worth Street. Activities included live music, games, and arts and crafts for all ages.

A BID is an organization formed by property and business owners to improve and maintain a commercial district. A BID is the only way to consistently fund clean streets. Improving Chinatown attracts more visitors and more customers to local businesses, helps keep Chinatown competitive with adjacent neighborhoods and BIDs, and makes the neighborhood a better place to live, work and visit.

http://chinatownbid.org

Chinatown Partnership (CP), led by Wellington Chen, was formed in 2006 to bring residents, business owners, and community groups together to rebuild Chinatown following 9/11; CP also works to preserve Chinatown’s unique culture and ensure it’s vital future via strategic positioning.

http://www.chinatownpartnership.org/index.htm

First American International Bank staffs: Lisa Mak, Customer Care Specialist; Maggie Chen, Customer Care Specialist; Jeannette Kyi, Head Teller; Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Administrative Assistant; Fanny Ng, Assistant Branch Manager; Moody Chiu, Loan Servicing Assistant; Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Xiton Yan, Junior BSA Associate; and Yuki Yang, Customer Care Representative FAIB volunteers setting up canopy Fanny Ng, Assistant Branch Manager, and kids
FAIB staff speaking with attendees at the ADA Weekend Walks FAIB volunteers with the attendees Jason Lau and CPLDC volunteers and staffs



15 July 2017: Healthfirst, Maimonides and Sing Tao Daily 8th Annual Immigration Day

FAIB employees who participated include: Sarah Zhang , Retail Banking Manager; Stephanie Yau , Customer Care Specialist; Bryan Yau , Facilities Associate; and Henry Kwok , Customer Care Representative.

The event included community information booths, health education, free screenings, a senior group aerobic dance competition, and a ‘Game Zone’ for kids.

Maimonides Medical Center is the largest, independent, teaching hospital in Brooklyn. Maimonides is at the forefront of innovative medicine.

https://www.maimonidesmed.org

Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves more than 1.2 million members in downstate New York. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans.

https://healthfirst.org/

Headquartered in Hong Kong, with the mission to serve Chinese worldwide, Sing Tao opened its first overseas office in New York City in 1965. Since then, Sing Tao has become part of Chinese American life. Serving coast to coast, the Sing Tao Daily paper and magazines cater to different interest groups across age groups, educational backgrounds, and income levels.

http://us.nysingtao.com/stny/index.html

Bryan Yau, Facilities Associate; Henry Kwok; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Stephanie Yau, Customer Care Specialist; and guest Henry Kwok, Customer Care Representative; Stephanie Yau, Customer Care Specialist; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; and Bryan Yau, Facilities Associate Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager, giving attendee a gift
Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager, with attendees who won a slow cooker Attendees sitting in front of the stage Attendee at the 8th Annual Immigration Day



12 July 2017: Mark Ricca Spoke with The Cross-Cultural Internship Program Exchange Students

President & CEO Mark Ricca spoke to a group of exchange students from the Cross-Cultural Internship Program. Mark spoke about community banking in the US and how he came to be the CEO of a Chinese American bank; Mark also shared personal insights into how the relentless pursuit of new learning experiences to keeps him motivated and helps him continue to hone his Managerial skills.

The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) is a comprehensive student exchange program that takes place every summer from May through August. The program is administered directly by FUSIA Communications (a J-1 Exchange Visitor Intern Program Designated Visa Sponsor) which works directly with top universities across Asia and 20+ qualified host organizations in New York and the surrounding areas. Since 2008, CCIP has provided opportunities to nearly 1,000 exchange visitors.

https://www.theccip.com/index.php

Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and exchange students from CCIP Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, and exchange students from CCIP Group of exchange students from CCIP



29 June 2017: Chinatown B.I.D. and Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation 1st Joint Awards and Benefits Gala

Chinatown District Management Association, a.k.a. Chinatown B.I.D., and Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC) teamed up to host their 1st Joint Annual Awards and Benefit Gala. All proceeds will fund Chinatown B.I.D. / CPLDC branding activity, gateway promotions, and other new marketing initiatives.

First American International Bank staff who attended include: Chester Lee , Board of Director and Advisory Group Member; Mark Ricca , President & CEO; Patrick Yau , Advisory Group Member; David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Stella Jiang , Human Resources Manager; Jacky Wong , Commercial Lending Officer; Sarah Zhang , Retail Banking Manager; Kenneth Lee , Residential Lending Officer; Shirley Lin , Customer Care Specialist; Luiba Wang , Customer Care Specialist; Mei June Chen , Head Teller; Xitong Yan , Junior BSA Associate; Summer Xia , Customer Care Representative; Yeliz Chen , Assistant Head Teller; Hong Huang , Customer Care Representative; Casey Lin , Customer Care Representative; and Wilson Jiang , Customer Care Representative.

A Business Improvement District (B.I.D.) is an organization formed by property and business owners to improve and maintain a commercial district. A B.I.D. is the only way to consistently fund clean streets. Improving Chinatown attracts more visitors and more customers to local businesses, helps keep Chinatown competitive with adjacent neighborhoods and B.I.D.s, and makes the neighborhood a better place to live, work, and visit.

http://chinatownbid.org

Chinatown Partnership, led by Wellington Chen, was formed in 2006 to bring residents, business owners, and community groups together to rebuild Chinatown following 9/11, and to preserve the neighborhood's unique culture while ensuring its vitality in the future through strategic positioning.

http://www.chinatownpartnership.org/

Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Kenneth Lee, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Patrick Yau, Advisory Group Member; Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; Chester Lee, Board of Director; May Yao; Summer Xia, Customer Care Representative; Casey Lin, Customer Care Representative; Holman Liang; Hong Huang, Customer Care Representative; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mei June Chen, Head Teller; Wellington Chiu, CPLDC Executive Director; Shirley Lin, Customer Care Specialist; Stella Shiu, Branch Manager; Yeliz Chen, Assistant Head Teller; Stella Jiang, Human Resources Manager; Chili Chen, Branch Manager; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; and Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer Wilson Jiang, David Ma, Yeliz Chen, Jacky Chen, Holman Liang, Xitong Yan, Shirley Lin, Kenneth Lee, Mark Ricca and Luiba Wang
Yeliz Chen, Assistant Head Teller; Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Shirley Lin, Customer Care Specialist; Hong Huang, Customer Care Representative; Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; Mei June Chen, Head Teller; Holman Liang; Jacky Chen; Summer Xia, Customer Care Representative; Xitong Yan, Junior BSA Associate; and David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager
Hong Huang, Customer Care Representative; Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Summer Xia, Customer Care Representative; Luiba Wang, Customer Care Specialist; Jacky Wong; Yeliz Chen, Assistant Head Teller; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; May Yao, William Huang, Holman Liang, Mark Ricca, Chili Chen, Sarah Zhang, Stella Jiang, Stella Shiu, Patrick Yau, Wellington Chiu, Casey Lin, Chester Lee, Shirley Lin and Mei June Chen Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Wellington Chiu, CPLDC Executive Director; and rest of CPLDC staffs Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and staffs from CPLDC
Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; Yeliz Chen, Assistant Head Teller; William Huang, Credit Analyst; May Yao; Holman Liang; Shirley Lin, Hong Huang, Mark Ricca, Kenneth Lee and Luiba Wang FAIB staffs at CPLDC and Chinatown BID dinner Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Casey Lin, Customer Care Representative; and guest
Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, and guest Casey Lin, Customer Care Representative, and guest Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, on stage with Wellington Chiu, CPLDC Executive Director



22 June 2017: New York Chinese Cultural Center Fundraising Dinner

Funds raised at the dinner support NYCCC Chinese cultural and arts programs. Event festivities included dance and musical performances as well as a silent auction.

First American International Bank staff in attendance included: Dorine Chan , Bowery Branch Manager; Sarah Zhang , Retail Banking Manager; Kyle Kymn , Bowery Assistant Branch Manager; Yeliz Chen , Assistant Head Teller; Jeannette Kyi , Head Teller; Lisa Mak , Customer Care Specialist; and Maggie Chen , Customer Care Specialist.

The New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC), a nonprofit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in the global and local communities. NYCCC fulfills its mission by offering professional classes, workshops, and performances while nurturing creative and innovative new works that reflect the rich cultural heritages and diverse communities of today.

http://www.nychineseculturalcenter.org

Ella Lee and Hillary Zeng performing Peacock dance Kyle Kynm, Assistant Branch Manager; Jeannette Kyi, Head Teller; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Lisa Mak, Customer Care Specialist; Tracy Lam; Yeliz Chen, Assistant Head Teller; Pik Wah Yan, Customer Care Representative; and Maggie Chen, Customer Care Specialist Pik Wah Yan, Tracy Lam, Sarah Zhang, New York Chinese Cultural Center staff, Dorine Chan and Maggie Chen
Kyle Kynm, Jeannette Kyi, Dorine Chan, Lisa Mak, Tracy Lam, Yeliz Chen, Pik Wah Yan, Maggie Chen and Sarah Zhang Ying Yen, New York Chinese Cultural Center Executive Director, give opening remarks



17 June 2017: New York Chinese School Graduation Ceremony

First American International Bank staff attended New York Chinese School (NYCS) Graduation Ceremony including: Mark Ricca , President & CEO of FAIB and President of the New York Chinese American Bankers Association (NY-CABA), and Ling Lin , Flushing Branch Manager. Mark accepted a plaque (on behalf of NY-CABA) presented by the NYCS to NY-CABA for ongoing support.

233 students from kindergarten to high school took part in the graduation ceremony held in an auditorium inside the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. Margret Chin, Council member for the 1st District of New York, along with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in NY Deputy Director, Rayjen Su, and NYCS principal, Nora Chang-Wang, were invited to speak at the ceremony.

New York Chinese School was established in 1909, with a class of 20 students. NYCS is a non-profit community-based organization that is located in New York’s Chinatown. Today, there are more than 3,000 students enrolled at NYCS. The NYCS mission is to teach verbal and written Chinese language, and to promote Chinese culture and heritage.

http://www.nychineseschool.org

Mark Ricca and community leaders on stage Mark Ricca and community leaders on stage with award plaque Mark Ricca and staff of New York Chinese School holding award plaques
New York Chinese School students holding USA and Taiwan flags
Mark Ricca on stage with community leaders Mark Ricca, staffs from New York Chinese School and community leaders
Margret Chin and community leaders on stage Margret Chin and attendees Mark Ricca on stage



16 June 2017: Brooklyn-Chinese American Association 29th Anniversary Dinner

The celebration included performances by children who participate in BCA Early-Childhood Services programs and members of the BCA Senior Center, as well as a raffle prize drawing.

First American International Bank staff in attendance included: Mark Ricca , President & CEO; Stella Shiu , 5503 Branch Manager; Jacky Wong , Commercial Lending Officer; Sarah Zhang , from Retail Banking Manager; Stephanie Yau , Senior Customer Care Representative; Hong Li , Assistant Branch Manager; Wilson Jiang , Customer Care Representative; and Jennifer Lau , Customer Care Representative.

The BCA was founded in 1987 as a community-based, not-for-profit social service agency in response to the growing needs of the Asian-American community in the Sunset Park, Borough Park, and Bay Ridge sections of Brooklyn. The overall goal is to make the neighborhood a better and more prosperous place for New Yorkers of any descent to reside in, and in turn, contribute to the betterment of our Borough and City as well.

http://www.bca.net

Stella Shiu, Jennifer Lau, Jacky Wong, Jason Chan, Sarah Zhang, Stephanie Yau, Hong Li, Tracy Lam, Yeliz Chen, Wilson Jiang and Mark Ricca Kids performing on stage at Brooklyn Chinese American Association dinner Kids on stage at Brooklyn Chinese American Association dinner



3 June 2017: 2017 NY Tai Chi & Health Qigong Festival

FAIB employees who volunteered include: Frances Leung , Branch Manager; Amy Lee , Assistant Branch Manager; Luiba Wang , Customer Care Specialist; Shirley Lin , Customer Care Specialist; Mei June Chen , Head Teller; and Summer Xia , Customer Care Representative.

Hosted by Healthfirst and American Tai Chi & Health Qigong Center (ATCHQ), this event took place in Corona Park. Activities included a meet and greet, lessons with Tai Chi masters, and other special demonstrations.

ATCHQ is located in New York City, and is an international platform composed of leading Tai Chi & Health Qigong masters from China and the U.S.A who are committed to promoting Tai Chi, Health Qigong, and traditional Chinese culture to the world in a scientific way.

http://ustaichiqigong.com

FAIB staffs doing Tai Chi Frances Leung, Jason Lau and staffs of the Tai Chi Gong Festival
Mei June Chen, Amy Lee, Shirley Lin, Frances Leung, Jason Lau, Luiba Wang and Summer Xia
Summer Xia giving out t-shirts to attendees
Shirley Lin, Summer Xia, Frances Leung, Amy Lee, Mei June Chen, Jason Lau and Luiba Wang
Luiba Wang doing Tai Chi



21 May 2017: United Healthcare Financial Workshop

First American International Bank staff spoke at the United Healthcare Service Center workshop held in Manhattan. Stella Shiu , Brooklyn Branch Manager, lectured on basic banking, identity theft, and how to establish personal credit in the U.S.A. Kenneth Lee , Residential Mortgage Specialist, followed up with a talk on mortgages and refinancing.

United Healthcare offers health insurance plans to meet the needs of individuals and employers. They serve millions of people from their earliest years through their working lives and into retirement. United Healthcare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.

https://www.uhc.com/

Stella Shiu speaking at the United Healthcare workshop Staff from United Healthcare, Jason Lau, Stella Shiu and Kenneth Lee at the workshop Stella Shiu, Kenneth Lee, Jason Lau and staffs from United Healthcare
Stella Shiu and Jason Lau speaking at the United Healthcare workshop Kenneth Lee speaking at the United Healthcare workshop



19 May 2017: P.S. 130 Benefit For The Arts Banquet

First American International Bank staff attended the P.S. 130 Benefit For The Arts Banquet including: Mark Ricca , President & CEO, along with Brooklyn Branch Manager Stella Shiu .

The annual banquet dinner helped to raise funds P.S. 130's arts and enrichment programs. Last year, they raised over $100,000, which paid for all of the extra programs offered this year.

P. S. 130 Manhattan of Community District Two is located in the Chinatown-Little Italy section of New York City. About 80% of students come from low-income homes where English is not spoken, making the school a "Title I" school. Despite the challenges, P.S. 130 Manhattan is proudly ranked in the top of all elementary schools in New York City.

http://www.ps130m.org/

PS 130 music band performing on stage PS 130 Staff
PS 103 students performing on stage with Chinese instruments



16 May 2017: Dance To Unite Benefit Gala

First American International Bank staff attended the Dance To Unite Benefit Gala including: Mark Ricca , President & CEO, Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Silver , Chief Human Resources Officer, Lynn Zilka , Corporate Secretary, David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager, and Stella Jiang , Human Resources Manager.

Guests of the gala enjoyed drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, music, and a dance performance to celebrate dance and diversity in New York City. All proceeds went to fund Dance to Unite's free multicultural dance classes that are offered to public school students in Manhattan's Lower East Side, Chinatown, Chelsea, East Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

Dance to Unite is a 501(c)(3) organization that partners with afterschool programs to offer free dance classes with an educational component geared towards celebrating cultural diversity.

http://www.dancetounite.org/

Mark Ricca, David Ma, Lynn Zilka, and rest of attendees for Dance to Unite Gala
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Mark Ricca, Dance To Unite staff and 2 kids dancing on stage at the gala event
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Mark Ricca
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Anh-Tuyet Nguyen and Mark Ricca
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Mark Ricca, Dance To Unite staff and 2 kids dancing on stage at gala event


Dance To Unite - 2017 Recap Video: https://vimeo.com/234454572



6 May 2017: P.S. 130 17th Annual Family and Health Fair Day

FAIB employees who attended P.S. 130 17th Annual Family and Health Fair Day in Chinatown include:

Stella Shiu , Branch Manager
Hong Huang , Customer Care Representative

The purpose of the Annual Family and Health Fair was to foster deeper connections among small neighborhood businesses, schools, banks, and advocacy groups. It was a day of fun, information sharing (on topics such as housing, health, and finances), and networking as a means to generating creative solutions to community problems.

P. S. 130 Manhattan is located in the Chinatown-Little Italy section of New York City. About 80% of students come from low-income homes where English is not spoken, making the school a "Title I" school. Despite the challenges, P.S. 130 Manhattan is proudly ranked in the top of all elementary schools in New York City.

http://www.ps130m.org/


Stella Shiu, Holman Liang, and Hong Huang
Stella Shiu and Hong Huang speaking with the attendees at the street fair
Stella Shiu and Hong Huang speaking with attendees at the street fair table
Hong Huang and Holman Liang
Stella Shiu speaking with attendee at street fair
Chinatown Street Fair at PS 130
Stella Shiu, Hong Huang and one attendee
Hong Huang and Stella Shiu


27 April 2017: Chinatown Manpower Project 45th Anniversary Gala

FAIB employees who attended CMP 45th Anniversary Gala at Capitale in Manhattan include:

Alexander Cho , Loan Sales Coordinator
Stella Jiang , Human Resources Manager
Yeliz Chen , Customer Care Representative
Lily Huang , Assistant Branch Manager
Jason Li , Financial Consultant
Stephanie Chew , Marketing Associate

CMP used this special anniversary year to pay tribute to people who choose careers in human services.

CMP is a community-based nonprofit organization in New York City that offers workforce development workshops and assistance to local entrepreneurs.

http://www.cmpny.org/

Lily Huang, Yeliz Chen, Jason Lau, Tracy Lam, Stella Jiang, Jason Li and Stephanie Chew
Jason Li, Stella Jiang, Jason Lau and Lily Huang



25 April 2017: Apex For Youth’s 25th Anniversary Gala

FAIB employees who attended include: Raymond Yu , Chairman; David Chew , Board of Director; Mark Ricca , President & CEO; Lynn Zilka , Corporate Secretary; Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer; and Kevin Benes , Internal Audit Manager.

Over 800 people attended the gala; Apex for Youth (AFY) raised over $400,000 to expand mentoring and educational programming for 1st through 12th grade students throughout New York City. AFY delivers possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in NYC. AFY recruits working professionals to volunteer as positive role models who inspire youths to expand their horizons and envision greater possibilities for their lives. AFY’s ultimate goal is to reach the children who struggle most, help them build confidence, prepare for college, and give back to their communities.

http://www.apexforyouth.org/

Picture of all the attendees at the Apex For Youth Anniversary Gala



19 April 2017: New York Chinese American Bankers Association President Installation Dinner

FAIB employees who attended NY-CABA President Installation Dinner at Jade Asian Restaurant in Flushing include:

Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer
Sharon Silver , Chief Human Resources Officer
Salvatore Mannino , Head of IT
Lynn Zilka , Corporate Secretary
Kevin Benes , Internal Audit Manager
Stella Jiang , Human Resources Manager
Dorine Chan , Branch Manager
Ling Lin , Branch Manager
Frances Leung , Branch Manager

FAIB President & CEO Mark Ricca, who was recently appointed NY CABA President, was honored at this event; Our FAIB employees accepted the honor on Mark’s behalf: “Mark is honored and thrilled to be the new president of NY Chinese American Banker Association, and is looking forward to ensuring that NY CABA projects continue to make a positive impact on our community.”

The New York Chinese American Bankers Association was founded in 1988 to provide a forum for the Chinese-American banking and financial services community to discuss critical issues relating to their businesses and the community.

Jason Lau, Lynn Zilka, Jacqueline Kay, Sharon Silver, Stella Jiang, Ling Lin and Frances Leung



6 April 2017: Museum of Chinese in America 6th Annual Celebration of Community Heroes

FAIB employees who attended the MOCA Annual Celebration of Community Heroes at Joy Luck Palace in Manhattan include:

Mark Ricca , President & CEO
James Lee , Director
Chester Lee , Director
Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer
Sharon Silver , Chief Human Resources Officer
David Christiensen , Chief Credit Officer
Garrett Michaels , Head of Marketing & Product Development
Shariq Ali , BSA Officer
Natalie Khandros , Head of Loan Servicing
Kevin Benes , Internal Audit Manager
Jason Li , Financial Consultant
Dorine Chan , Branch Manager
Stella Shiu , Branch Manager
David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager
Stella Jiang , Human Resources Manager

The Celebration of Community Heroes event recognizes the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of individuals, families, institutions, and organizations that inspire hope and help advance the local community. This year, FAIB was recognized as a MOCA honoree and featured in the following video:

The Museum of Chinese in America, founded in 1980, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture, and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

www.mocanyc.org

Stella Jiang, Stella Shiu, Kevin Benes, Dorine Chan, Mark Ricca, David Christiensan, Natalie Khandros, Garrett Michaels and Sharon Silver
Mark Ricca, 1 MOCA staff and 1 volunteer
FAIB honoree video at Joy Luck Palace
Mark Ricca and rest of honorees
Kevin Benes, Shariq Ali, Garrett Michaels, David Christiensan, Natalie Khandros and Li Chen
Mark Ricca at podium




22 to 29 April 2017: Eat Elmhurst Restaurant Week

It gives us great pleasure to announce that FAIB sponsored Eat Elmhurst, a week-long event celebrating cultural diversity through international cuisine.

Check out event press coverage:

Eat Elmhurst Website: https://eatelmhurst.com/



4 April 2017: Cabrini Immigrant Services 4th Annual Benefit Gala

FAIB employees who attended CIS Annual Benefit Gala at Pulse Restaurant in Rockefeller Plaza include:

James Lee , Director and Cabrini Immigrant Services Board Member
Mark Ricca , President & CEO
Alex Cho , Loan Sales Coordinator
Kenneth Lee , Residential Mortgage Specialist
Dorine Chan , Branch Manager
Kyle Kymn , Assistant Branch Manager
Linda Chen , Branch Manager
Ada Li , Branch Manager

President & CEO of Cabrini Eldercare, Patricia Krasnausky, was honored at this event, which also included a silent auction.

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC, Inc. is a multi-service community and faith-based 501c(3) Board of Immigration Appeals accredited agency that provides a broad range of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to immigrants, refugees, asylees, and their families.

FAIB sends weekly volunteers to the Cabrini Food Pantry Program to help unload shipments and distribute food to those in need in the community. Click here for photos of FAIB staff helping out at the Food Pantry.

www.cis-nyc.org


Ada Li, Linda Chen, Kyle Kymn, Alex Cho, Jason Lau, Mark Ricca, Dorine Chan and Kenneth Lee at Pulse Restaurant for Cabrini Immigrant Services event



18 March 2017: Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affair (APAPA) Civic Leadership Forum

Attendees sitting at tables, listening to the speakers on stage FAIB Branch Manager Ling Lin attended the Civic Leadership Forum at Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. Congresswomen Grace Meng, State Senator Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo, District Leader Justin Yu, and Deputy Editor of World Journal Joe Wei all spoke at the event, sharing their respective insights on leadership skills.

APAPA’s mission is to promote the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through active participation and leadership in civic and public affairs.

www.apapa.org


Attendees at Civic Leadership Forum

Community leaders on stage

Speakers sitting behind a table on stage

Ling Lin, Justin Yu and attendees sitting at the table



12 March 2017: Flushing Central Lions Club (FCLC) Health Seminar

Speakers for the Health Seminar FAIB Branch Manager Ling Lin attended the Health Seminar at Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. Doctors across various areas of medical expertise lectured to over 150 attendees. Event coverage by World Journal, a local Chinese newspaper, featured Ling Lin— click here to read the article.

International Lions Club mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

www.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php

Ling Lin and members of Flushing Central Lions Club

Ling Lin, members of Flushing Central Lions Club and community leaders




1 March 2017: Chinatown YMCA Badminton Match

FAIB President & CEO and Chinatown YMCA Board Member Mark Ricca , YMCA staff, and some members showed off their badminton skills at the Chinatown Y. In an epic badminton showdown Mark and his teammate played 3 sets of doubles versus Michelle Chen and her teammate.

Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, and YMCA players

Mark Ricca with YMCA staff and kids

Mark Ricca playing Badminton with YMCA staffs

YMCA are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

www.ymcanyc.org/chinatown




24 February 2017: CaringKind Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

Caringkind staffs, William Cheung, Jason Lau, and Edward Lau, First American International Bank Board of Director FAIB Director Edward Lau , and President and CEO Mark Ricca, attended the Chinese New Year Celebration. Festivities included: calligraphy, a presentation on health by Dr. Cynthia Lien, a film screening of a Chinese documentary called “Please Remember Me”, stage performances, a gift raffle, and Chinese food tasting. FAIB donated a gold rooster statuette for the gift raffle.

CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving.

www.caringkindnyc.org


Jason Lau and Edward Lau, First American International Bank Board of Director, doing a gift raffle

Jason Lau, Caringkind staffs and Mark Ricca

Caringkind staffs, winner of gift raffle, Edward Lau and Jason Lau



17 February 2017: The Chinatown Rotary Club Chinese New Year Banquet

Rotary Club members

FAIB Directors and NYC Chinatown Rotarians David Chew and Al Lau , President & CEO and NYC Chinatown Rotarian Mark Ricca, Advisory Group Member Daniel Chiu , and Chief Operating Officer Jacqueline Kay attended this year’s banquet at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown. Banquet festivities included: a gift raffle, a New York Chinatown history quiz, musical performances, a lion dance, and belly dancing!

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace around the world.

www.rotarychinatownny.org


Rotary Club members reciting their oath

Rotary Club members on stage

Peter Chen, David Chew and attendees playing the quiz game



17 February 2017: The Homecrest Community Services 20th Annual Lunar New Year Gala

Tracy Lam, Jason Lau, Stella Shiu and performer

FAIB President and CEO Mark Ricca , and Branch Manager Stella Shiu attended the Lunar New Year Gala at Jing Fong Restaurant in Chinatown. True to the spirit of community service, Stella arrived early to assist with event preparations.

Homecrest Community Services, an IRS 501C(3) non-profit corporation, provides community-based and multi-social services for senior citizens, immigrants, children, and families living in southern Brooklyn.


Tracy Lam, Jason Lau and Stella Shiu

Mark Ricca, Stella Shiu, Jason Lau and community leaders

Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, staffs and seniors from Homecrest Community Services Inc



12 February 2017: The Chinese American Community Partnership 15th Lunar New Year Celebration

FAIB employees who attended the Lunar New Year celebration at the New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn include:

Mark Ricca , President and CEO
Stella Shiu , Branch Manager
Wilson Jiang , Customer Care Representative


Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President & Chief Executive Officer, shaking hands with Senator Golden on stage This lively event included traditional Chinese stage performances, and a visit by special guest New York State Senator Martin Golden.

First American International Bank staffs: Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Stella Shiu, Branch Manager; Tracy Lam; and Senator Golden with attendees

First American International Bank staffs: Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Tracy Lam; Holman Jiang; Senator Golden; Kevin Chen, Loan Servicing Associate; and Tai Huynh

Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer; Senator Golden and community leaders



11 February 2017: The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) Brooklyn Community Services Lunar New Year Celebration

FAIB employees who attended the Lunar New Year Celebration at P.S. 310 in Brooklyn include:

Mark Ricca , President and CEO
Stella Shiu , Branch Manager
Kenneth Lee , Residential Mortgage Specialist
Wilson Jiang , Customer Care Representative

Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, and community leaders FAIB had a booth at the event and organized gift giveaways for attendees. Event festivities included performances by students wearing traditional Chinese costumes.

Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, community leaders and student performers

Danny Lo; Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Jason Chan; Holman Jiang; Tracy Lam; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Kenneth Lee, Residential Mortgage Specialist; and Stella Shiu, Branch Manager

CPC Brooklyn staffs; volunteers; Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer; and community leaders

The Chinese-American Planning Council—as one of the largest Chinese-based social services agencies in the northeastern United States— provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages.

www.cpc-nyc.org



8 February 2017: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Night Market.

FAIB employees who attended the MOCA Night Market include:

Mark Ricca , President and CEO
Dorine Chan , Branch Manager
Linda Chen , Branch Manager

The Night Market festivities included: a lion dance, a hand-pulled noodle making demonstration, music curated by a local DJ, and delicious food and desserts made by Chinese American chefs.

The Night Market event helped MOCA raise money for their educational programming: teacher workshops, guided programs for K-12 students, and moderated discussions for both college and graduate-level researchers.

Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, giving red envelope to lion

William Cheung; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Linda Chen, Branch Manager; and Jason Lau

The Museum of Chinese in America, founded in 1980, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture, and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

www.mocanyc.org



8 February 2017: The Homecrest Bensonhurst Neighborhood Service Center Chinese New Year Party

Jason Lau and senior from Homecrest Bensonhurst Branch Manager Stella Shiu attended the Chinese New Year party which doubled as a birthday celebration for several of the center’s senior citizen members. FAIB donated gifts to Homecrest Community Services to conduct a gift raffle.

Jason Lau, Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, and staffs and seniors from Homecrest Bensonhurst Neighborhood

Homecrest Bensonhurst Neighborhood staffs, seniors, Jason Lau and Stella Shiu, Branch Manager

Jason Lau, Stella Shiu, Branch Manager, and staffs from Homecrest Bensonhurst Neighborhood cutting the cake

Homecrest Community Services, an IRS 501C(3) non-profit corporation, provides community-based and multi-social services for senior citizens, immigrants, children, and families living in southern Brooklyn.



27 January 2017: The Confucius Plaza Chinese New Year Luncheon

FAIB President and CEO Mark Ricca and Branch Manager Dorine Chan attended the luncheon at Royal Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown. Event attendees were real-estate industry employees from organizations that are active in local communities across New York City. Event media coverage by Compact News, a local community magazine, featured Mark and Dorine— click here to view the article.



25 January 2017: Luncheon for Wendy Pan Celebrating Her 15th Year Working at FAIB

Wendy Pan , a Wire Transfer Associate for FAIB, celebrated her 15th Anniversary at FAIB. Jacqueline Kay , Chief Operating Officer, and the Wire Transfer team organized a lunch outing for to acknowledge Wendy’s achievement. Wendy started her career 15 years ago in the Wire Transfer department; Wendy’s colleague and friend, Haiyan Zhang , who has worked at FAIB for 13 years, was also in attendance. From day 1, Wendy has diligently provided WOW service for wire transfer customers. Congratulations Wendy!

Hai Yan Zhang, Wire Transfer Associate; Yan Zhang, Deposit Operations Manager; Wendy Pan, Wire Transfer Associate; and Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer

Yan Zhang, Deposit Operations Manager; Hai Yan Zhang, Wire Transfer Associate; Wendy Pan, Wire Transfer Associate; Bo Su, Deposit Operations Associate; Koey Li; Shirley Leung, Electronic Banking Supervisor; Ivy Mai, Deposit Operations Associate; and Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer




January 19, 2017: NYS Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou’s Inauguration

President and CEO Mark Ricca attended NYS Assemblywoman’s Yuh-Line Niou’s Inauguration. Ms. Niou was elected to represent the 65th Assembly District a cluster of diverse neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan. Yuh-Line is deeply touched by the public support her campaign has received, is ready to advocate for her constituents, and push for a stronger community voice in our government. See pictures of event below.


Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer; Assemblywoman Yuh-Lin Niou; and political leader

Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Assemblywoman Yuh-Lin Niou

Mark Ricca, President and Chief Executive Officer, with political leaders

As the next Assemblymember, Yuh-Lin will stand up to Albany’s corruption and dysfunction, improving transparency while leading on issues such as creating green jobs, protecting tenants and expanding affordable housing, fighting sexual and racial discrimination, and keeping our massive systems of transportation safe.

www.nioufornewyork.com



FAIB’s Financial Workshop – Hosted by University Settlement and Confucius Manning Pharmacy

On January 17th, 2017, FAIB employees spoke at the financial workshop. FAIB President and CEO Mark Ricca gave the opening speech. More than 40 people attended: most were senior citizens who live in the New York Chinatown area. Click to learn more from US China Press newspaper workshop coverage.

Other FAIB employees spoke at the workshop were:

Jason Li , Financial Consultant
Chang Vung , Financial Consultant
Kenneth Lee , Residential Mortgage Specialist

Please take a look at the pictures below!

Jason Lau; Kenneth Lee, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Jason Li, Non-Deposit Insurance Products Sales Manager; Chang Vung, Financial Consultant; and William Cheung

One of the staffs speaking

Jason Li, Non-Deposit Insurance Products Sales Manager, speaking at the workshop

Panoramic photo of the audience at the workshop

Jason Lau speaking at the workshop

Mark Ricca, First American International Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, shaking hands with staff while speaking

Jason Lau speaking at the workshop

University Settlement established the idea that immigrants and low-income families deserve basic services like quality education, decent housing, access to open spaces for exercise and to promote general health, and support programs for senior citizens.

Confucius Pharmacy Inc., Confucius Surgical Supplies, and Mannings 8th Ave Pharmacy Inc. are affiliated medical industry providers located in lower Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, New York.

www.universitysettlement.org/us

www.nymannings.net/main-english2/index.php



30 December 2016: Happy New Year from Grand Street Branch

FAIB Grand Street Branch Assistant Ada Li , and Customer Care Representative Sylvia Li , wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017!

Sylvia Li, First American International Bank Customer Care Representative, with customer

Stella Zhang; Sylvia Li, Customer Care Representative; William Cheung and Gorsar Yang

Gorsar Yang, Stella Zhang, Ivy Wang and Sylvia Li, Customer Care Representative



Celebrating 10 Years of Service at FAIB

FAIB President & CEO Mark Ricca hosted a dinner and karaoke celebration for employees who have served FAIB for 10 years, including:

Luiba Wang , Customer Service Representative
Ling Lin , Branch Manager
Su Yang , Customer Service Representative
Joyce Ng , Branch Manager


Luiba Wang, Mark Ricca, Ling Lin, Danny Lo and Joyce Ng Ling, Luiba, Joyce and Su were given pins commemorating their 10 Years of dedicated service at FAIB. Congratulations to all on this milestone achievement. See pictures of the event below.






18 December 2016: Flushing Central Lions Club (FCLC) Senior Appreciation Event

Flushing Central Lions Club members

Branch Manager Ling Lin and Assistant Manager Amber Zhang joined FCLC's Senior Appreciation Event, where NYC Councilmember Peter Koo was a guest speaker.

Over 500 senior citizens in attendance enjoyed live performances, and prize giveaways. See pictures from the event below.



Ling Lin at the event Amber Zhang at the event
Peter Koo speaking with microphone on stage Audience at Flushing Central Lions Club Senior Appreciation Event

The International Lions Club mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding.

www.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php



FAIB Donates to Senator Jesse Hamilton's 3rd Annual Turkey Drive

FAIB had the pleasure and privilege of donating $200 to the Senator’s Turkey Drive. The Senator’s Office sent FAIB a thank you letter for our contribution.

Senator Hamilton has spent his entire career helping people including: over 15 years as an elected official in Crown Heights, 8 years as President of the Crown Heights School Board, and another 8 years as 43rd Assembly District Leader.

www.nysenate.gov/senators/jesse-hamilton



18 November 2016: GreeUSA Press Conference

Jason Li, Tracy Lam and Jason Lau

Financial Consultant Jason Li attended the GreeUSA press conference and cocktail reception to discuss the topic of “Sales Channel Strategy”.

Gree Electric Appliances Inc. of Zhuhai is an international air conditioning enterprise which has integrated R&D, manufacturing, marketing and service.

www.global.gree.com



12 November 2016: Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of New York (TCCNY) 40th Anniversary Dinner

Ling Lin, Flushing Center Branch staffs, Dick Liao and community leaders

FAIB Branch Manager Ling Lin , Assistant Manager Amber Zhang , and other branch staff were in attendance; see pictures below.


Jason Li, Jennifer Lin, Ling Lin, Flushing Center Branch, and attendees Ling Lin, staff from Flushing Center Branch and attendees Ling Lin, attendees and community leaders
Jason Li, Dick Liao, Ling Lin, Flushing Center Branch staffs, attendees and community leaders
Ling Lin, Flushing Center branch staffs and a community leader Ling Lin, Grace Meng, attendees and community leaders



17 September 2016: American Foods Merchant Alliance Banquet Dinner

FAIB employees in attendance:

Mark Ricca , President and CEO
Ling Lin , Branch Manager
Frances Leung , Branch Manager
Linda Chen , Branch Manager


Community leaders, Peter Koo, and Grace Meng

Special guests at the event included Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng, President of The Voice of Chinese Kenneth Cheng, President of Chinese American Business Association Shu Bo Chen, and NYC Councilmember Peter Koo.

Mark Ricca gave an inspiring speech that included a solo vocal performance of the Bobby Darin classic "Splish Splash". Click for The Voice of Chinese event coverage.


Mark Ricca on stage, speaking with microphone Mark Ricca, Ling Lin, Amber Zhang, and attendees
Mark Ricca and Kenneth Cheng Mark Ricca and President of American Foods Merchant Alliance



5 November 2016: Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association New York Chapter “Chinese Immigrants Building The US” Transcontinental Railroad Exhibition Opening Ceremony

Political leaders

Branch Manager Ling Lin , attended the opening ceremony. US Congresswoman Grace Meng, NYC Councilmember Peter Koo, and Chairman of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York Justin Yu, delighted the opening ceremony crowd with inspiring and informative speeches. See pictures of the ceremony below.


The audience at the opening ceremony
Justin Yu at podium

APAPA promotes the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans through active participation and leadership in civic and public affairs.

www.apapa.org



2 November 2016: Mark Ricca Inducted as Rotarian of the NYC Chinatown Rotary Club

Mark Ricca , our President & CEO, was inducted as a Rotarian of the NYC Chinatown Rotary Club, an international organization of business and professional leaders united to provide humanitarian service, help build peace and goodwill in the world. The induction was performed by Rotary District 7230 Governor Lora Hugelmeyer before a joint district meeting of several NYC Rotary Clubs at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown, New York.

As part of the induction, Mark has agreed to uphold the high standards of Rotary, and to live by its motto of “Service Above Self”. Also, he has agreed to live by the Rotary’s famous 4-Way Test. Mark is now a proud Rotarian, joining 3 other FAIB Directors as members of Rotary International.

Check out the pictures of the moment Mark Ricca was inducted!

Mark Ricca, Lora Hugelmeyer and attendee
Mark Ricca, Lora Hugelmeyer and attendees
Mark Ricca, Lora Hugelmeyer, and attendees

www.rotarychinatownny.org



2 November 2016: Fuzhou Lang Qi Association 9th Term Ceremony

Chairman and former President of Fuzhou Lang Qi Association, Kai Ming Chen welcomed FAIB employees in attendance: Linda Chen , Branch Manager; Jacky Wong Commercial Lending Officer; and Sylvia Li , Customer Care Representative.

See pictures from event below.


Linda Chen, President of Fuzhou Lang Qi Association, and community leader Jason Lau and Grand Street Branch staffs Grand Street Branch staffs, Danny Auyeung, Linda Chen, President of Fuzhou Lang Qi Association, Dick Liao and Jacky Wong



30 September 2016: Flushing Central Lions Club’s (FCLC) 2016 Annual Fundraising Gala

FAIB employees in attendance: Branch Manager Frances Leung , Branch Manager and FCLC member Ling Lin , and Assistant Manager Amber Zhang .

Special event guests were: Queens Congresswoman, Grace Meng, and Director of Chinatown Manpower Project, Hong Lee. FCLC President Simon Lee presented Ling Lin with a service appreciation award for her tireless dedication to Flushing Central Lions Club and the local community. See pictures below.


Flushing Center Branch staff, Grace Meng, Simon Lee, and Ling Lin Community leaders, attendees, Ling Lin, and Simon Lee Frances Leung, Ling Lin, Simon Lee, and Flushing Center Branch staff
Flushing Central Lions Club members Kids and members of Flushing Central Lions Club Grace Meng and Simon Lee


The International Lions Club mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding.

www.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php



9 September 2016: Chinese Business Association of NY (CBA-NY) 26th Anniversary

Mark Ricca, holding appreciation plaque on stage with community leaders

Community leaders in attendance: President of CBA-NY Tom Wu, President of Chinese American Business Women's Association Jennifer Lin, President of Chinese American Business Association Shu Bo Chen, and Honored President of Chinese American Business Association Michael Kuo. Mark Ricca, FAIB President & CEO, accepted an appreciation award on behalf of FAIB from CBA-NY for the bank’s dedication to CBA-NY and the local community. See event pictures below.


Shu Bo Chen, Mark Ricca and Michael Kuo Dick Liao, Tom Wu, Scott Laughinghouse, Mark Ricca, Gene Wang, Paul Hodowanec, and Danny Auyeung Community leader, Mark Ricca and Shu Bo Chen
Tom Wu and Mark Ricca Community leaders, Mark Ricca, attendees, Dick Liao and Scott Laughinghouse

www.nycba.us/ch



19 August 2016: Mark Ricca Speaks at Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York's (CCCNY) Seminar for High School Interns

Mark Ricca and interns from Chinese Chamber of Commerce of NY

President and CEO Mark Ricca was a guest speaker at the CCCNY seminar for high school interns; sharing his business management knowledge and decades of stories from work experiences. In particular, Mr. Ricca recommended reading of the “Inside the Magic Kingdom Seven Keys to Disney’s Success” by Tom Connellan. He advised the interns to use these seven keys as improvement goals for themselves.

To learn more about the seminar, click to learn more from the Compact News article.

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce is one of the organizations in Chinatown to promote and support the expansion and progress of Chinese commercial pursuits.

https://cccofny.wordpress.com/



6 August 2016: Fu-Jen Catholic University Alumni Association of New York (FJCUAA) Dinner Gala to Honor Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Dr. Elaine Chao
Ling Lin, Justin Yu and community leader

Our Branch Manager Ling Lin joined Mr. Justin Yu, Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the FJCUAA Annual Meeting on August 6th, 2016, in which Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and her father, Dr. James S.C. Chao were honored. Dr. Elaine Chao was awarded the Outstanding Public Service Leadership Award, and Dr. James S.C. Chao, an honorary doctorate in business. Read World Journal news coverage .



Ling Lin and community leaders Honorees at FJCUAA event Ling Lin, attendees and honorees




2 August 2016: The 7th Precinct Community Council National Night Out Against Crime

FAIB Branch Manager Linda Chen attended 7th Precinct Commanding Officer, Captain Steven Hellman, and officers under his command hosted this event designed to educate communities on best-practice safety precautions.. See event pictures below.

Jason Lau and NYPD officer Linda Chen and NYPD Officer Jason Lau speaking with attendee


The 7th Precinct services the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_007.shtml



9 July 2016: Union of Taiwan Universities and Colleges Alumni Association (UTUCAA) of Greater New York's 26th Annual Ceremony

Branch Manager Ling Lin attended the event. Ling Lin is a UTUCAA alumna who frequently collaborates with the alumni association.. Ling Lin’s contribution to UTUCAA was recognized, and she accepted an award for her dedication to the Association, and her neighbors in the community.


Ling Lin, attendees and community leaders Ling Lin and community leaders on stage Ling Lin holding the appreciation plaque




24 June 2016: FAIB Honors Justin Yu of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York

President and CEO Mark Ricca , and Branch Manager Dorine Chan , hosted an award ceremony honoring Chairman of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York Justin Yu. Mr. Yu was given the Hua Guang Silver Distinguished Service Medal for his many years of tireless service to our community. Congratulations to Chairman Justin Yu!


Justin Yu and Mark Ricca, both holding the plaque Justin Yu, Mark Ricca, Dorine Chan and CCCNY interns

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Chinatown promotes the expansion and progress of Chinese commercial pursuits.

https://cccofny.wordpress.com/



29 June 2016: Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC) 9 Years of Dedicated Community Service

FAIB employees in attendance:

Mark Ricca , President and CEO
Jacky Wong , Commercial Loan Officer
Linda Chen , Branch Manager

The CPLDC event helped to raise money to support of their mission to foster economic development in Chinatown, and to improve quality of life, while ensuring the vitality of one of New York's most diverse and dynamic historic neighborhoods. See event pictures below.


Mark Ricca shaking hands with CPLDC staff Mark Ricca, CPLDC staffs and community leaders Mark Ricca on stage with CPLDC staffs, cheering

Chinatown Partnership, led by Wellington Chen, was formed in 2006 to bring residents, business owners, and community groups together to rebuild Chinatown following 9/11, and to preserve the neighborhood's unique culture while ensuring its vitality in the future through strategic positioning.

www.chinatownpartnership.org



21 June 2016: Immigrant Social Services Inc. Honors FAIB

FAIB employees in attendance:

Mark Ricca , President and CEO
Linda Chen , Branch Manager

FAIB was recognized for its continuing support of ISSI and of the local Chinese community. FAIB is humbly grateful to receive such an honor. See pictures below and event coverage in The Voice of Chinese.


Mark Ricca and ISS staffs, holding a plaque Patrick Yau, Mark Ricca, Linda Chen, Hans Johannsen and attendee
Mark Ricca and ISS staffs, holding a plaque
Mark Ricca, ISS staffs and community leaders

Immigrant Social Services is dedicated to improving the quality of life and welfare of immigrants and other people in need who live in the in New York’s Greater Chinatown community.

www.issnyc.org



19 February 2016: FAIB Celebrated Chinese New Year at Joy Luck Palace Restaurant

FAIB employees and loved one gathered the Joy Luck Palace Restaurant to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year. The celebration included karaoke, gift raffles, food, drinks, games and an FAIB customer and employee testimonial video. Watch the videos below and click here to view our photo gallery:




13 February 2016: Lunar New Year with Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) Brooklyn

FAIB employees in attendance: President and CEO Mark Ricca , and Branch Manager Stella Shiu . Director of CPC Brooklyn Wai-Yee Chen and many local community leaders also joined in the celebration, which featured family activities, a Lion Dance, live traditional Chinese performances, other entertainment, and games. See event pictures below.


Mark Ricca giving red envelope to little girl
Mark Ricca, community leaders and performer
Mark Ricca, Jason Chan and community leaders


As one of the largest Chinese-based social services agencies in the northeastern United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages.

www.cpc-nyc.org



Celebrating 15 Years of Serving Our Community
See Why People Love Us…


On November 15, 2014, First American International Bank turned 15!

We want to give you all a giant shout-out of gratitude. We couldn’t have done it without you: our loyal customers and beloved community.

For a decade and a half, our bank has had the privilege to grow into a proud beacon in the Chinese-American community. We’ve given a helping hand to Chinese-American families, business owners and new immigrants and others. We’ve supported 100 non-profit organizations with worthy causes. It’s paid off in your smiles, your friendship, and your loyal business. It's our pleasure to watch and help you thrive. Take a look at these testimonials:



A Party in Every Branch

To commemorate the anniversary, all nine branches hosted receptions from November 15 to December 12, 2014. Great customers and community leaders including: U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, New York State Assemblyman William Colton, NYC Council Members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo, and more!

We have posted our photo gallery of the celebration.


Also, check out press coverage of the celebration:



We’ve thoroughly enjoyed serving you. We are excited for what the next 15 years will bring. Please stop by a branch soon—and help us celebrate!

Jacqueline Kay, Chief Operating Officer; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Sophia Zhao, Retail Banking Assistant; Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer; Jeff Jing, Loan Processing Team Leader; Jason Chan, Head of Retail Banking; and rest of the FAIB staffs Check out our Photo Gallery!

Friends looking at a phone laughing

Watch our videos on FAIB Videos page!


Group photo Community leaders with Mark Ricca and Jason Chan Visit our Community Activities Page and learn more about organizations we support in our community!