The deadline is Friday for nominations in the state’s third annual AdmirAsian Achievement Awards. Kim Poam Logan, executive director of the Iowa Asian Alliance, says the awards honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the lives of Asian-Americans in Iowa.
The categories include: person of the year, outstanding Asian business, outstanding business, outstanding youth — a one-thousand dollar scholarship for a high school student. There are two other categories: for outstanding volunteer and for Asian ambassador — a non-Asian working on behalf of the Asian community. Poam Logan says Iowa’s Asian community is small but vital. She says there are about 43-thousand people in Iowa who are of Asian descent, which is about one-point-five percent of the state’s population.
Poam Logan says the impact the Asian community has on the economy is impressive as about one-third of all minority-owned small businesses in the state are owned by Asian-Americans. To nominate someone for an AdmirAsian Award, go to the group’s website at: “”.