The Business Journal is publishing small profiles of local Asian entrepreneurs, such as David Honda, above, who is not only the owner of a construction business but a well-known San Fernando Valley civic leader. We’re calling it Asian Entrepreneurs Month, and it coincides with the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May. We did something similar in February when we featured local Black entrepreneurs that coincided with Black History Month. The goal of these initiatives is the same: to make certain we are including local Black and Asian business founders in our Community of Business. I think you’ll find the stories on the following pages fascinating. And please do me a favor: Let me know of other Asian-owned businesses in the Valley area. We want to make sure we cover more in the future.

 – Charles Crumpley, Editor and Publisher