Atlanta, GA: Atlanta based Global Mall was recently named by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) to the “Fast 100 Asian American Businesses List” – joining the country’s fastest-growing Asian American-owned companies.
Global Mall joined other Fast 100 Asian American Business winners from across the country publicly recognized on June 3 at the Excellence Awards Reception & Gala Dinner, during the 30th Anniversary & CelebrAsian Procurement Conference, June 3 to 5, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda,Maryland. Over 700 conference participants joined CelebrAsian over the three days. Asian American-owned businesses were joined by 80 Fortune corporations, 20 Federal government agencies and 15 media partners.
“Asian communities in the US number only 3% of the US population, but account for 15% of the economy,” said Shiv Aggarwal, President and Owner of Global Mall. “We are a hard working community. I was happy to meet other Asian businesses (at the event) that are doing great business and giving back to the community. It is wonderful that the Asian community is recognizing people who put in time and effort to give back to society.”
“We strive to become a beacon that spreads our rich South Asian culture to our community and beyond and continue to make Asian Americans proud through our business and community efforts,” he added.
Aggarwal, besides being a savvy businessman, is known for his community work through Ekal Vidyalaya, Rotary International and Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID).
“I applaud the impressive achievements of our Fast 100 Asian American Businesses who continue to post robust growth, demonstrate resilience, and buck the trend amid economic challenges in the global marketplace,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “The Pan Asian American community is proud of you; the country appreciates your contributions to the economic vitality of American life – with you, the wind is on our back, we could soar.”
Independently reviewed and verified by Ernst & Young, USPAACC’s Fast 100 posted collective annual revenue of $2.7 billion, with some companies recording up to 350% growth rate. The Fast 100 represent a wide array of industries, including Aerospace, Construction, Engineering, Food & Beverage, Import-Export, IT, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Solar Energy and Wholesales – and of origins including Asian Indian, Bangladesh, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pakistani, Thai, Taiwanese, Vietnamese heritage.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, CelebrAsian is the country’s oldest and largest B2B conference convened by Asian Americans to connect with large, medium and small enterprises. The Conference theme, “Gathering of the Eagles,” symbolizes the far-reaching vision and enduring qualities of Asian American business owners and their corporate and industry partners who believe the sky is the limit.