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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month this May and year-round by attending neighborhood events, reading inspiring stories, supporting AAPI-owned businesses, and more in National Landing.


Connect and Converge: Celebrating AAPI Businesses

Join Bizlaunch for an evening filled with opportunities to connect with more than 100 entrepreneurs, surrounded by delicious food and a beautiful atmosphere.

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Proclamation & Celebration

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage with a vibrant celebration featuring a proclamation reading, keynote address by Evelyn Talatala, a talent showcase of traditional dances, an award ceremony, and delectable cuisine.

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Urban Thai: Pam Makepigul

As Urban Thai celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, we sat down with owner Pam Makepigul to learn more about her journey, philosophy behind her food, and plans for the future.

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Commonwealth Joe: Robert Peck

We sat down with Robert "Robbie" Peck, a local entrepreneur whose vibrant journey through life and business captures the essence of innovative pride here in National Landing. Robbie, a co-founder of Commonwealth Joe, shared his story with us—from his roots in Virginia to his rich Korean-American heritage.

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RASA: Sahil Rahman

Sahil, alongside his childhood friend Rahul Vinod, founded RASA to bridge cultural gaps and bring the rich flavors of Indian cuisine to a broader audience. With roots deeply intertwined through their fathers' entrepreneurial ventures in the restaurant industry, Sahil and Rahul grew up witnessing the transformative power of food and community.

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Support AAPI-owned businesses

Earn triple rewards all month long at National Landing AAPI-owned businesses through the Open Rewards program.