Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner

KhmerPost achievement

It was an honor to include you among the nominees for The Immigrant Learning Center’s 2014 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Attached is a photo of you with Diane Portnoy and Marcia Hohn.

This event is only one of the ways The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) strives to educate Americans about the economic and social contributions immigrants make to Massachusetts and the country.

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3rd Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Award Nominees

Immigrant entrepreneurs to be honored

Three Lowell entities are among 36 in the state nominated for The Immigrant Learning Center’s third annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards.

Nominees represent business leaders from throughout the state in four business categories: Neighborhood, Growth, Life Science and High-Tech.

Winners for each category will be announced at the Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner on Thursday, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.

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KhmerPost USA 4th Annual Media & Community Gala

4th Annual Gala

When Sichan Siv crossed Cambodia in the mid-1970s, he saw decomposing bodies all along his travels.

When he was placed into a Khmer Rouge labor camp, he worked for 18 hours a day and received one measly meal a day, not knowing if he would wake up the next morning.

When he finally escaped, he avoided mines in the jungle and went without food and drink for three days.

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KhmerPost USA Press Club #1

Press Club at Tepthida

Roger and Soben Pin formerly published the Khmer Post newspaper in Philadelphia before moving to Lowell more than a year ago. In Philadelphia, they routinely held gatherings where members of the city’s Cambodian community and public officials could come together and discuss the issues of concern to the community. Roger and Soben have now brought that practice to Lowell, hosting the first Khmer Post USA Press Club yesterday (January 31, 2014) at the Tepthida Khmer Restaurant on Chelmsford Street. A buffet lunch was served and then members of the local Cambodian community and city officials spoke.

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KhmerPost USA Grand Opening

Lowell welcomed KhmerPost USA

Two weeks before Pol Pot, under whose Khmer Rouge regime more than two million Cambodians perished, died in April 1998, Roger Samkhon Pin became the only Cambodian journalist to interview him.

Pin made the feared dictator cry.


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