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President's Message:  


Greetings to my fellow business owners and leaders!


WOW! Is the word that I use to describe our current board members, and volunteers. The feeling of being empowered by our sponsors and leaders really brought this great organization to a new level, higher than what we ever achieved as an organization.


As a business organization, we are diverse in the industries we represent. We continue actively seeking for leaders with integrity who want to volunteer and give back to our local community.


As we are approaching the holiday seasons and end of 2019, I proudly announce to you that ABAIE has accomplished MANY good things in 2019.

ABAIE brings new benefit to our members: Championed by its President, Hari Dhiman, Eastvale Chamber has agreed to partner with ABAIE, and will waive its application fee of $25, and gives $50.00 off on its membership dues to ABAIE active members. We highly encourage ABAIE members to take advantage of this offer. 
In return, Eastvale Chamber members can be individual members of ABAIE for a low cost of $50.00/year. We invite all Eastvale business owners to join ABAIE family.


We have just finished our Award/Installations of 2019. We are so excited to have Stephen Loi as our 2020 President. He will bring ABAIE into deeper relationships with other prominent minority organizations in Inland Empire. We'd like to congratulate Sarah Oswald and her Award Committee for a job WELL DONE!

Sarah Oswald will continue to make strong marks in the IE through her Global initiatives. If you would like to be part of her team, please reach out to her asap.


Affordable housing is another industry that we launched in 2019. Housing in Inland Empire is more affordable than other neighboring counties. We want our community to be informed on programs available to help our friends and families becoming homeowners, for both First time home buyers, and retiring seniors. There are many untapped programs available, due to lack of knowledge. We are grateful to our partner Flagstar Bank on this community movements. As a Reverse Mortgage Planner, I am grateful to be part of this initiative.

Our Leadership sessions will continue and become Annual Leadership sessions. The first session is going to be on February 1st, 2020. It will cover Non Profit Governance, for those who are considering to be part of leaderships in non profit world, you are highly encouraged to attend this session. We's like to thank our sponsor: Cathay Bank for their generous donations, so we can continue to strengthen our IE leaders.

We established our sister 501c(3): Asian American Community Outreach, and have Chien J Wang as its 1st President. We are excited to bring more good things to IE communities through AACO in 2020.

As our last event in 2019, we are part of Feed The Homeless Event, in Riverside, on Saturday 12/21/2019, in collaborations with other minority organizations in Inland Empire. If you'd like to volunteer, please reach out to us. 

I highly encourage for everyone to attend our events, and take advantage our program. We are here to help, and we need you to actively engage with us to grab opportunities we bring to every single one of our event. WOW! Is the word you will use to describe your experience and benefits of your low $75 annual membership dues.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of ABAIE 2018-2019 Board Members and Volunteers. You are the one who made things happened. You ROCK and will continue to ROCK the IE communities through your leaderships and your kind and giving hearts.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays!
With a grateful heart, and at your service,

Deborah Kristianto

Reverse Mortgage Planner, NMLS 450837

2018-2019 President

Asian Business Association of the Inland Empire


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