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Nominations for APAA P.I.E. Exhibit 2023

Do you know an Asian/Pacific Islander/American living in the Greater Rochester Area whose story should be told? If so, then add a slice to the APAAROC P.I.E. project.

APAA is seeking nominations for our 20th Anniversary in commemorating National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month of May 2023. Nominations are due by Monday, March 13, 2023 and will be contacted when the honorees will be finalized to be included in 2023 Link Gallery Exhibit from April 24, 2023 to June 2, 2023. Installation is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM.

The project's name found inspiration from the phrase "American as Apple Pie" in that it serves an individual slice of life from members of this community and celebrates their ethnic heritage and their contributions to the Greater Rochester Area. The project's goal is to acknowledge the breadth of APA representation in the Greater Rochester area from all walks of life whose commitment to the community has made them notable.

The pan-Asian volunteer group, APAA of Greater Rochester invites you to nominate an individual to be considered for the APAAROC P.I.E. project. The first exhibit celebrated APAA's Tenth Anniversary premiered at the Memorial Art Gallery's Family Day on May 5, 2013 during the gallery's annual Asian American History Month celebration. To see the first FIVE HONOREES in 2013, click here

The APAAROC P.I.E. project team is dedicated to identifying, profiling and honoring distinguished APA Pioneers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs in the Greater Rochester Area. It is essential that nominees to be considered have made significant contributions to benefit the community or society at large in each of these three categories:

1. PIONEER: A leader who takes initiative, creates, develops or sets in motion new ways of doing and thinking about things. They are usually marked by an empowered optimism, professionally independent, technologically enabled, and personally resilient. Pioneers "go where no one has gone before."

2. INNOVATOR: A leader who has the capacity to turn new knowledge and skills into a successful product or service, introduces some form of significant positive change, identifies opportunities for improvement and acts on them. They are usually marked by a high degree of curiosity, imagination, intuition, inventiveness, playfulness, flexibility, persistence -- they are actively seeking the next "best" thing. Innovators include inventors and those who make improvements to existing things.

3. ENTREPRENEUR: A leader who has an idea and works to create a product or service what people will buy, as well as an organization to support that effort, and takes on most of the risk and initiative for their new business. They are usually marked by a high degree of discipline, curiosity, creativity, willingness to try new things, honesty, always having a plan, movitvation, versatility, decisiveness, flexibility, credibility and can-do attitude. Entrpreneurs are visionaries with their heads in the clouds yet feet firmly planted.

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APAA P.I.E. Exhibit Nomination Form Due Monday, March 13, 2023

Honoring AAPI Pioneers, Innovators, Entrepreneurs

Commemorating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month of May 2023

Link Gallery at City Hall, Monday, April 24, 2023 – Friday, June 2, 2023

Opening Reception Thursday, May 4, 2023 

Check Category(s):

    _ Pioneer  _ Innovator  _ Entrepreneur

    _ The Arts  _ Business  _ Community  _ Education  _Government & Public Service

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Reason for nomination (Please explain what contributions your nominee has made to benefit the Greater Rochester community and society at large, in 100 words or less.)



Name of Nominator (Last Name, First Name):  ___________________________________________________

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