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Employee Retention Tax Credit

Employee Retention Tax Credit

Has your business been affected by COVID-19? There is some relief available from the government in the form of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), which allows you to receive up to $26,000 per qualified employee!  

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Reflections on Life Changes

Reflections on Life Changes

By: Veronica Leighton   For the new year’s beginning, it makes us feel good and right to look back at the recent past, time for reflection and walk down memory lane. Our ups and downs, challenges, battles, losses and certain ...

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Resolutions, Goals or Guidelines?

Resolutions, Goals or Guidelines?

We cannot talk about the new year without touching on “resolutions” or “goals”, depending on which nomenclature an individual follows. As the word “new” is a powerful word, it is more associated with excitement, happiness, beauty, luxury, anything in this ...

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Rachelle Anne Miranda

Rachelle Anne Miranda

Raechelle Anne Miranda, daughter of Ranilo and Ann Diola Miranda of Pingree Grove, Illinois, is a sophomore student at Hampshire High School. Raechelle loves to read, write and dance, and she excels in music and theater. She recently played the ...

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25th Annual Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame

ALLEN CAVILES Chief Executive Officer, PayMaple LLC Excellence in Entrepreneurship/Philanthropy Allen Caviles was born in Iloilo, Philippines, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1973 at the age of nine. He is one of nine children born to the late Dr. Alfredo ...

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24th Annual Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame

SGT. RONALD BONGAT Most Outstanding Asian American in Police Empowerment An offspring of First-generation immigrant parents from the Philippines (Romeo and Cyril Bongat, deceased), Ronald Bongat grew up in the west side of Chicago. After graduating high school from Lane ...

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Hall of Fame 2017

Dr. Marjerie Badilla is back in practice after a brief retirement. She has over 30 years of experience in both the civilian & military services. While in the Armed Forces, she was the chief of Acute Minor Clinic OP of ...

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Christine A. Pompa Excellence in Law

Christine A. Pompa Excellence in Law

Christine Abuel Pompa is Senior Patent Counsel at The Kraft Heinz Company. She is responsible for developing and managing the strategy for the company’s global patent portfolio. She is also heavily involved in the company’s technology transactions and supply-chain agreements. ...

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Maria Victoria G. Smith VIA Woman of the year 2016

Maria Victoria G. Smith VIA Woman of the year 2016

Philippine-born, award-winning author Maria Victoria A. Grageda-Smith writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, following an earlier law practice career in Manila distinguished not only by the prestige of the law firm (Sycip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan) and company (San Miguel Corporation) ...

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