The award gala will take place on August 27, 2016 at the Hollywood Casino Columbus. Join us for one of Ohio’s premier business and social events, with nearly 500 business, community leaders, and elected officials in attendance. Doors to the Grand Ballroom open at 7 pm and the awards presentation starts at 8pm. After dinner, stay late to listen to the music of the Phil-Am Band, a leading local band, playing your favorite popular songs from American and Asian songs.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Asian American Commerce Group and its efforts to foster economic, community, and political vitality of the Asian-American community in Ohio.

In addition the Asian American Commerce Group will make a donation to Asian American Community Services.

The Band

The Band and its members are very diverse, with a wide ethnic makeup and an equally wide music selection ranging from the 60’s to current themes. Our members have played in a variety of prior bands, with backgrounds in rock and classic rock, jazz, blues, latin, reggae, disco, hip-hop, punk and grunge rock, rhythm and blues, and classical music. We play music from all genres and are continually updating our play and request lists based upon the event requirements and considerations. The Band performs at a variety of public and private events, including restaurants, clubs, private and corporate parties, fundraisers, weddings, community events and more! We strive to provide fun and entertainment to meet both your needs and your budget. Our band members are as follows:

  • Doug Lewis - Keyboards, Saxophones, Vocals
  • Alonzo Brundidge - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Ed Newbold - Bass, Vocals
  • BevelynRetulla - Vocals and Percussion
  • Brad Butler - Drums and Percussion
  • Steve Mendoza – Guitar, Vocals
  • Vince Powell- Vocals and Percussion