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

President and CEO Mark Ricca was invited to attend NYS Assemblywoman’s Yuh-Lin Niou’s Inauguration. Ms. Niou is elected to represent the 65th Assembly District, covering the diverse neighborhoods of lower Manhattan. She was touched by the support received throughout her campaign and is ready to advocate and push for a stronger community role in our government.

Please take a look at the pictures below!

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Group photo of Mark Ricca, Yuh-Lin Niou, and political leader

Photo of Mark Ricca and Yuh-Lin Niou

Photo of Mark Ricca with political leaders




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

On January 17th, 2017, FAIB employees spoke at the financial workshop, hosted by University Settlement House and Confucius Manning Pharmacy. FAIB President and CEO Mark Ricca attended and gave the opening speech. Over 40 attendees were at the workshop, and most were senior citizens from Chinatown area. To learn more about the workshop, click here for the US China Press newspaper article.

Other FAIB employees spoke at the workshop were:

Jason Lau , Head of Retail Business Development
Jason Li , Financial Consultant
Chang Vung , Financial Consultant
Kenneth Lee , Home Mortgage Specialist
William Cheung , Grand Street Branch Manager

Please take a look at the pictures below!

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Group photo of Jason Lau, Kenneth Lee, Jason Li, Chang Vung and William Cheung

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Photo of Jason Li speaking

Panoramic photo of the audience at the workshop

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Celebrated FAIB Employees 10th Anniversary of Service

FAIB President & CEO Mark Ricca hosted a dinner and karaoke for employees who have served the Bank for 10 years. They are:


Luiba Wang , Customer Service Representative from Flushing South Branch
Ling Lin , Branch Manager from Flushing Center Branch
Danny Lo , from Facilities Department
Sunny Sun , Home Mortgage Specialist
Su Yang , Customer Service Representative from Elmhurst Branch
Joyce Ng , Branch Manager from Elmhurst Branch.


Group photo of Luiba Wang, Mark Ricca, Ling Lin, Danny Lo and Joyce Ng To show our appreciation and commemorate this milestone, Mark gave them 10 Year Anniversary pins. Congratulations to Luiba, Su, Sunny, Danny, Ling and Joyce! 

Please take a look at the pictures below.



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Photo of Sunny Sun and Mark Ricca Photo of Luiba Wang and Mark Ricca
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December 18, 2016: Flushing Central Lions Club (FCLC) Senior Appreciation Event

Group photo of Flushing Central Lions Club members

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

Over 500 senior citizens who attended the event enjoyed entertainment programs, prize giveaways and performances. 

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Photo of Ling Lin at the event Photo of Amber Zhang at the event
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FAIB’s Donation to Senator Jesse Hamilton's 3rd Annual Turkey Drive

FAIB had the pleasure and privilege to donate $200 to Senator Jesse Hamilton's 3rd Annual Turkey Drive. Senator Jesse Hamilton's Office sent us a thank you letter for our contribution. Click here to see the Thank You letter.



November 18, 2016: GreeUSA Press Conference

(from left to right) Jason Li, Tracy Lam and Jason Lau

Head of Retail Business Development Jason Lau , 59th Street Branch Manager Tracy Lam , and Financial Consultant Jason Li attended the GreeUSA press conference and cocktail reception. The main topic was “Sales Channel Strategy”.





November 12, 2016: Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce of New York's (TCCNY) 40th Anniversary Dinner

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

FAIB employees took part in TCCNY’s 40th Anniversary Dinner. Commercial Lending Officer and member of TCCNY Dick Liao , Flushing Center Branch Manager Ling Lin , Flushing Center Assistant Branch Manager Amber Zhang , and the rest of the employees joined the event.

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Group photo of Jason Li, Jennifer Lin, Ling Lin, Flushing Center Branch, and attendees Group photo of Ling Lin, staff from Flushing Center Branch and attendees Group photo of Ling Lin, attendees and community leaders
Group photo of Jason Li, Dick Liao, Ling Lin, Flushing Center Branch staffs, attendees and community leaders
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September 17, 2016: American Foods Merchant Alliance’s Banquet Dinner

FAIB employees were present at the American Foods Merchant Alliance’s Banquet Dinner to celebrate its 1st anniversary. The employees were:

Mark Ricca , President and CEO
Scott Laughinghouse , Chief Lending Officer
Ling Lin , Branch Manager from Flushing Center
Frances Leung , Branch Manager from Flushing South
Linda Chen , Branch Manager from East Broadway
Dick Liao , Commercial Lending Officer
Danny Auyeung , Commercial Lending Officer


Group photo of community leaders, Peter Koo, and Grace Meng

Special guests at the event were 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. 

During the dinner, Mark was on stage, who gave a rousing speech and performed "Splish Splash".



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



November 5, 2016: Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association New York Chapter’s (APAPA) Chinese Immigrants Building The US Transcontinental Railroad Exhibition Opening Ceremony

Group photo of political leaders APAPA hosted an opening ceremony for the Chinese Immigrants Building US Transcontinental Railroad Exhibition. Flushing Center 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, also attended the opening ceremony and delighted the crowd with informative speeches.

Take a look below for the pictures of the opening ceremony!


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Mark Ricca Inducted as Rotarian of the NYC Chinatown Rotary Club

On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, 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 Board of Directors as members of Rotary International. 

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

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Photo of Mark Ricca, Lora Hugelmeyer and attendees
Group photo of Mark Ricca, Lora Hugelmeyer, and attendees



November 2, 2016: Fuzhou Lang Qi Association’s 9th Terms Ceremony

FAIB joined the Fuzhou Lang Qi Association’s 9th Term Ceremony Dinner. Chairman and former President of Fuzhou Lang Qi Association Kai Ming Chen welcomed FAIB employees:

Jason Lau , Head of Retail Business Development
Linda Chen , East Broadway Branch Manager
Dick Liao , Commercial Lending Officer
Danny Auyeung , Commercial Lending Officer
Jacky Wong , Commercial Lending Officer

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



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

FAIB employees helped in the celebration of FCLC's Annual Fundraising Gala. The FAIB employees were Flushing South Branch Manager Frances Leung , Flushing Center Branch Manager and member of FCLC Ling Lin , and Flushing Center Assistant Branch Manager Amber Zhang.

Special guests at the event were Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng, and Director of Chinatown Manpower Project Hong Lee. President of FCLC Simon Lee was at the event as well. He presented Ling Lin an appreciation award for her tireless dedication to Flushing Central Lions Club and the local community. 

Take a look at the pictures below!



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Group photo of Flushing Center Branch staff, Grace Meng, Simon Lee, and Ling Lin Group photo of community leaders, attendees, Ling Lin, and Simon Lee Group photo of Frances Leung, Ling Lin, Simon Lee, and Flushing Center Branch staff
Photo of Flushing Central Lions Club members Photo of kids and members of Flushing Central Lions Club Photo of Grace Meng and Simon Lee




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

FAIB employees joined CBA-NY for their 26th Anniversary Dinner. The FAIB employees were:

Mark Ricca , President & CEO
Scott Laughinghouse , Chief Lending Officer
Paul Hodowanec , Head of Commercial Lending
Dick Liao , Commercial Lending Officer
Danny Auyeung , Commercial Lending Officer

Photo of Mark Ricca, holding appreciation plaque on stage with community leaders

Community leaders at the event were 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 accepted an appreciation award plaque from CBA-NY for FAIB’s dedication to CBA-NY and the local community.

See the pictures of the dinner below!



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Photo of Shu Bo Chen, Mark Ricca and Michael Kuo Group photo of Dick Liao, Tom Wu, Scott Laughinghouse, Mark Ricca, Gene Wang, Paul Hodowanec, and Danny Auyeung Photo of community leader, Mark Ricca and Shu Bo Chen
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August 19, 2016: Mark Ricca Spoke at Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York's (CCCNY) Seminar for High School Interns

Group photo of 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 here for the Compact News article.




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

Our Flushing Center 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.



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

East Broadway Branch Manager Linda Chen and Head of Retail Business Development Jason Lau attended the 7th Precinct Community Council’s National Night Out Against Crime. The 7th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Steven Hellman and his officers hosted this event designed to educate the communities with best safety practices.

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




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

Flushing Center Branch Manager Ling Lin took part in the 26th Annual Ceremony dinner. Ling Lin is an alumna of UTUCAA and actively participates in the organization. At the ceremony, she was recognized and accepted an award for her dedication to the Association, our neighbors and community.


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Group photo of Ling Lin, attendees and community leaders Photo of Ling Lin and community leaders on stage Photo of Ling Lin holding the appreciation plaque




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

President and CEO Mark Ricca , and Bowery 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!


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Photo of Justin Yu and Mark Ricca, both holding the plaque Group photo of Justin Yu, Mark Ricca, Dorine Chan and CCCNY interns




June 29, 2016: Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation's (CPLDC) 9 Years of Dedicated Service To The Community 

FAIB employees attended CPLDC’s 9th Annual Dinner Gala. Among them were President and CEO Mark Ricca , Chief Lending Officer Scott Laughinghouse , Commercial Loan Officer Jacky Wong , Head of Retail Business Development Jason Lau , East Broadway Branch Manager Linda Chen , and 59th Street Branch Manager Tracy Lam . CPLDC's goal was to raise money to support of their mission in fostering 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.

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Photo of Mark Ricca shaking hands with CPLDC staff Group photo of Mark Ricca, CPLDC staffs and community leaders Photo of Mark Ricca on stage with CPLDC staffs, cheering




June 21, 2016: Immigrant Social Services Inc. Honors FAIB

FAIB employees attended ISSI’s Annual Fundraising Gala. The employees included President and CEO Mark Ricca , Head of Commercial Lending Paul Hodowanec , East Broadway Branch Manager Linda Chen , and Commercial Lending Officer Danny Auyeung . The Bank was recognized for its continuing support of ISSI and our local Chinese community. We are humbly grateful for such an honor.

To learn more about the event, click here to view the Voice of Chinese article.

Also, take a look at the pictures below!


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




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

Everybody from FAIB and their love ones came together at Joy Luck Palace Restaurant to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year. Our party had karaoke, gift raffles, food, drinks, games and a testimonial video about the Bank. Watch the testimonial video right here:


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Also, click here to view our photo gallery!



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

FAIB employees took part in CPC Brooklyn's Lunar New Year Celebration. The employees included President and CEO Mark Ricca , Head of Retail Banking Jason Chan , and 5503 Branch Manager Stella Shiu . Director of CPC Brooklyn Wai-Yee Chen and many of the local community leaders also joined in the celebration, which featured family activities, Lion Dance, traditional music and dance, entertainment and interactive games.

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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!

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!

Group photo of Mark Ricca and staffs from Flushing Center Branch Check out our Gallery for pictures from 2016 Halloween Day!