James "Jimmy" Wang of CH Auto Named 24th Senate District's 2012 California Small Business Owner of the Year

June 11, 2012

Immediate Release

Janet Chin, Communications Director  (626)430-2499

24th Senate District Honors the California Small Business Owner of the Year--James "Jimmy" Wang of CH Auto (Rosemead, CA)

Sacramento, CA- Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) presented James "Jimmy "Wang of CH Auto, a family-run used car dealership located in the City of Rosemead, with the California Small Business Award for the 24th Senate District. Mr. Wang was invited to attend the California Small Business Administration's annual luncheon held at the Sacramento Convention Center.  As one of the 76 honorees selected by members of the California legislature, Mr. Wang received the VIP treatment.  He was welcomed by  President pro Tem Darryl Steinberg, Insurance Comissioner Dave Jones and Lt Gov. Gavin Newsom.  Mr. Wang met with legislators, networked with many small business owners, shared experiences and innovative business strategies, and was honored on the Senate floor by Senator Hernandez.  Staff was also on hand to give Mr. Wang a special Capitol tour.

Senator Hernandez, recognized Jimmy for his three decades of working in the car sales industry and his  understanding that business to community partnerships must happen to keep our communities strong. 

Jimmy was recognized for his generosity and community spirit and over a decade of involvement with the Lincoln Training Center; an award-winning leader in teaching adults with disabilities, the skills they need to obtain employment and gain independence.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Youth Center; a non-profit organization that  helps keep kids safe after school and off the streets.  He is a long time supporter of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and is the President-Elect of the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce.  He also chairs the City of Rosemead’s Sister Cities Committee. 

"At age 76, he possesses a great energy and a great immigrant story that encompasses and reflects the spirit of many California small business owners." said Senator Hernandez.

 CH Auto is located at 8399 E. Garvey Ave  Rosemead, CA 91770