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.

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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, Customer Care Representative; Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Chili Chen, Customer Care Representative; 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

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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 Photo of 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 Group photo of 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

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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; Stella Zhang, Customer Care Specialist; 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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Stella Zhang, Customer Care Specialist; 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

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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.

>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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Photo of 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, Credit Analyst; and William Huang, Credit Analyst.

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/

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Photo of CPC staffs/volunteers, including Victoria Chimento, Credit Analyst; and William Huang, Credit Analyst
Photo of volunteers and CPC staffs at the Thanksgiving Event
Photo of 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, Loan Processor; Janie Mui, Chief Underwriter; David Li, Appraisal Manager; Eric Yang, Underwriter; Stella Zhang, Customer Care Specialist; Maggie Chen, Customer Care Specialist; Jeannette Kyi, Head Teller; Agnes Tam, Loan Processor; Dona Zino, Head Closer; and Aaron Feng, Credit Analyst.

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.

http://www.celestiallove.org/

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Mark Ricca and Teresa Chan
Mark Ricca, President and CEO; David Christensan, Chief Credit Officer; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; John Yang, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Kit Leung, Residential Mortgage Specialist; Jacky Wong, Commercial Loan Officer; Frances Leung, Branch Manager; Dorine Chan, Branch Manager; Linda Chen, Branch Manager; Thao Nguyen, Loan Processor; Janie Mui, Chief Underwriter; David Li, Appraisal Manager; Eric Yang, Underwriter; Stella Zhang, Customer Care Specialist; Maggie Chen, Customer Care Specialist; Jeannette Kyi, Head Teller; Agnes Tam, Loan Processor; Dona Zino, Head Closer; and Aaron Feng, Credit Analyst.
New York City Controller John Liu, Mark Ricca and 1 guest
Mark Ricca and 3 guests
Picture of Kit Leung, Jacky Wong, Dorine Chan and Linda Chen
Group picture of Frances Leung, Amy Lee, Jacky Wong, Linda Chen, David Ma, 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/

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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
Group photo of CPC staffs, Mark Ricca 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

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Mark Ricca, Victor Papa, 1 guest and David Ma
David Ma, Mark Ricca, Victor Papa and guest
David Ma, Mark Ricca, Margaret Chin and staffs
Mark Ricca 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.”

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Luiba Wang, Edward Cox, 1 guest, and Frances Leung
Edward Cox, Frances Leung, Luiba Wang 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 Zhang , Customer Care Specialist; 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/

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Mark Ricca and rest of honorees holding award plaques
Jason Li, Stella Jiang, Dorine Chan, Kitty Tse, Benny Lee, Stella Zhang, Lily Huang and Mark Ricca
Mark Ricca speaking on stage at OCA-NY Gala Dinner
Mark Ricca, Hong Lee and rest of the staffs on stage with award plaque
Jason Li, Stella Jiang, Dorine Chan, Kitty Tse, Benny Lee, Stella Zhang, Lily Huang and Kit Leung
Mark Ricca, Hong Lee 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.

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

FAIB volunteers included: David Ma , Regional Business Development Manager; Ada Li , Assistant Branch Manager; Coco Guan , Assistant Branch Manager; Su Yang , Customer Care Specialist; Ivy Li, Customer Care Representative; 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


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FAIB employees, CPLDC staffs, police officers and rest of community leaders
FAIB employees, Wellington Chiu and rest of community leaders
Group photo of FAIB employees, Prosspekt, and CPLDC staffs
Su Yang and Ada Li setting up tables and chairs for event
FAIB employee speaking with attendees
Picture of 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; May Yao , Customer Care Representative; 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/


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Mei June Chen, Jay Shao, Ling Lin, Frances Leung, Luiba Wang, May Yao and Kit Leung Luiba Wang, May Yao, Ling Lin, Frances Leung, Kit Leung and Mei June Chen
Frances Leung, Peter Koo and Ling Lin
May Yao, Ling Lin, Benny Lee, Frances Leung, Kit Leung and Luiba Wang



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

FAIB volunteers included: Dorine Chan , Senior Business Partner; Joyce Ng , Senior Business Partner; 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 designed to reach out and serve the local Chinese business community; Our mission statement: 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


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Lisa Mak, Dorine Chan and kids volunteering
Group photo of Kyle Kymn, Maggie Chen, Lisa Mak, Dorine Chan, Joyce Ng, Jeannette Kyi, Tammy Ng and one volunteer
Dorine Chan 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.


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Photo of 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 and community leaders holding their award plaques
Stella Shiu, community leaders and attendees of the BCIA street fair
Stella Shiu and community leaders, holding their award plaques
First American International Bank staffs jumped in mid-air: Wilson Jiang, Customer Care Representative; Sarah Zhang, Retail Banking Manager; Stella Shiu, Branch Manager; Vivian Ye, Customer Care Representative; David Ma, Regional Business Development Manager; and Hong Huang, Customer Care Representative



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.

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Photo of the Annual Career Fair David Ma, Stella Jiang, Sharon Silver and David Liu Group photo of community leaders and business/organizations volunteer members on stage
Sharon Silver and Stella Jiang speaking with Career Fair attendees Stella Jiang, Sharon Silver and David Liu



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

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David Ma speaking at the Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop Jason Lau speaking at the workshop Stella Shiu speaking at the seminar
Jason Lau speaking at the Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop Jason Lau speaking at the workshop Sophia Zhao, Jason Lau, Stella Shiu and David Ma holding FAIB banner at Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop
Jason Lau speaking at the Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop Jason Lau speaking at the Elder Abuse and Identity Theft Workshop David Ma 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/

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Dorine Chan, CMP staffs and kids Dorine Chan, Weijing Shi and rest of CMP staffs Dorine Chan, 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

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Jason Lau, Lisa Mak, Maggie Chen, Jeannette Kyi, Sophia Zhao, Fanny Ng, Moody Chiu, Wilson Jiang, Xiton Yan, Yinyin Han and Yuki Yang FAIB volunteers setting up canopy Group picture of Fanny Ng 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

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Bryan Yau, Henry Kwok, Sarah Zhang, Stephanie Yau and guest Henry Kwok, Stephanie Yau, Sarah Zhang and Bryan Yau Sarah Zhang giving attendee a gift
Sarah Zhang with attendees who won a slow cooker Photo of 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

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Mark Ricca and exchange students from CCIP Group picture of Mark Ricca 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; Holman Liang , Loan Associate; Hong Huang , Customer Care Representative; Jacky Chen , 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/

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Sarah Zhang, Kenneth Lee, Patrick Yau, Luiba Wang, Chester Lee, May Yao, Summer Xia, Casey Lin, Holman Liang, Hong Huang, Mark Ricca, Mei June Chen, Mark Ricca, Wellington Chiu, Shirley Lin, Stella Shiu, Yeliz Chen, Stella Jiang, Chili Chen, David Ma, and Jacky Wong Wilson Jiang, David Ma, Yeliz Chen, Jacky Chen, Holman Liang, Xitong Yan, Shirley Lin, Kenneth Lee, Mark Ricca and Luiba Wang
Yeliz Chen, Wilson Jiang, Shirley LIn, Hong Huang, Luiba Wang, Mei June Chen, Holman Liang, Jacky Chen, Summer Xia, Xitong Yan and David Ma
Hong Huang, Wilson Jiang, Summer Xia, Luiba Wang, Jacky Wong, Yeliz Chen, David Ma, 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 and staffs from CPLDC
FAIB staffs at CPLDC and Chinatown BID dinner Mark Ricca, Casey Lin and guest
Stella Shiu and guest Casey Lin and guest Mark Ricca on stage with Wellington Chiu



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

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Ella Lee and Hillary Zeng performing Peacock dance Kyle Kynm, Jeannette Kyi, Dorine Chan, Lisa Mak, Tracy Lam, Yeliz Chen, Pik Wah Yan and Maggie Chen 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

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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

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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

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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

Shirley Lin, Summer Xia, Frances Leung, Amy Lee, Mei June Chen, Jason Lau and Luiba Wang



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/

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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/

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P.S. 130 music band, performing on stage Photo of Tracy Lam and staffs from P.S. 130
Photo of P.S. 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/

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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
Holman Liang , Part-time Loan Associate
Hong Huang , Branch Greeter

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/


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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
Photo of the Street Fair at P.S. 130
Stella Shiu, Hong Huang and 1 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:

Alex 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/

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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 , 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

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Tracy Lam, Stella Jiang, Eralda Xhebrahimi, Stella Shiu, Kevin Benes, Dorine Chan, Mark Ricca, David Christiensan, Natalie Khandros, Li Chen, Garrett Michaels and Sharon Silver
Mark Ricca, 1 MOCA staff and 1 volunteer
Photo of 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


Photo of 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


Group photo of attendees at Civic Leadership Forum

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Group photo of community leaders on stage

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Photo of Ling Lin, Justin Yu and attendees sitting at the table



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

Photo of 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

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Photo of Ling Lin and members of Flushing Central Lions Club

Photo of 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.

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Photo of Mark Ricca and YMCA players

Photo of Mark Ricca with YMCA staff and kids

Photo of 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

Group photo of Caringkind staffs, William Cheung, Jason Lau, and Edward Lau 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


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Photo of Jason Lau and Edward Lau doing a gift raffle

Photo of Jason Lau, Caringkind staffs and Mark Ricca

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



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

Photo of 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


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Photo of Rotary Club members reciting their oath

Photo of Rotary Club members on stage

Photo of Peter Chen, David Chew and attendees playing the quiz game



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

Photo of 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.


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Photo of Tracy Lam, Jason Lau and Stella Shiu

Photo of Mark Ricca, Stella Shiu, Jason Lau and community leaders

Group photo of Mark Ricca, 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, Part-Time Teller
Holman Liang, Part-Time Loan Associate
Kevin Chen, Loan Associate
Tai Huynh, 5902 Part-Time Customer Care Representative


Photo of Mark Ricca 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.

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Photo of Mark Ricca, Stella Shiu, Tracy Lam, Senator Golden and attendees

Photo of Wilson Jiang, Tracy Lam, Holman Jiang, Senator Golden, Kevin Chen and Tai Huynh

Photo of Mark Ricca, 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, Home Mortgage Specialist
Wilson Jiang, Part-Time Teller from 5902 Branch
Holman Jiang, Part-Time Loan Associate

Photo of Mark Ricca 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.

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Photo of Mark Ricca, community leaders and student performers

Photo of Danny Lo, Wilson Jiang, Jason Chan, Holman Jiang, Tracy Lam, Mark Ricca, Kenneth Lee and Stella Shiu

Photo of CPC Brooklyn staffs, volunteers, Mark Ricca 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.

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Mark Ricca giving red envelope to lion

Photo of William Cheung, Dorine Chan, Mark Ricca, Linda Chen 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

Photo of 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.

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Photo of Jason Lau, Stella Shiu and staffs and seniors from Homecrest Bensonhurst Neighborhood

Photo of Homecrest Bensonhurst Neighborhood staffs, seniors, Jason Lau and Stella Shiu

Photo of Jason Lau, Stella Shiu 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!

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Photo of Hai Yan Zhang, Yan Zhang, Wendy Pan and Jacqueline Kay

Photo of Yan Zhang, Hai Yan Zhang, Wendy Pan, Bo Su, Koey Li, Shirley Leung, Ivy Mai and Jacqueline Kay




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.

Group photo of political leaders


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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

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 here for US China Press newspaper workshop coverage.

Other FAIB employees spoke at the workshop were:

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

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

Photo of staff speaking

Photo of Jason Li speaking

Panoramic photo of the audience at the workshop

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Photo of Jason Lau speaking

Photo of Mark Ricca shaking hands with staff while speaking

Photo of Jason Lau speaking

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 , Customer Care Representative Sylvia Li , and Customer Care Representative Stella Zhang wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017! 

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Photo of Sylvia Li with customer

Photo of Stella Zhang, Sylvia Li, William Cheung and Gorsar Yang

Photo of Gorsar Yang, Stella Zhang, Ivy Wang and Sylvia Li



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


Group photo of 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

Group photo of 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. 



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Photo of Ling Lin at the event Photo of Amber Zhang at the event
Photo of Peter Koo speaking with microphone on stage Photo of audience

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

(from left to right) 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

Group photo of 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.


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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
Group photo of Ling Lin, Flushing Center branch staffs and a community leader Group photo of 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


Group photo of 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.


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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



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

Group photo of 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. 


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Photo of the audience
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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!

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


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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



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.


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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


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 

Photo of 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.


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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
Photo of Tom Wu and Mark Ricca Group photo of 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

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.

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
Photo of 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 .



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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. 

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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


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.


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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




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!


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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

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. 


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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

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. 


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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
Photo of Mark Ricca and ISS staffs, holding a plaque
Group photo of 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:


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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.


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Photo of Mark Ricca giving red envelope to little girl
Group photo of Mark Ricca, community leaders and performer
Group photo of 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!

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!

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 staffsCheck out our Photo Gallery!