May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We are so delighted to celebrate our merchants, and we’re proud to work with so many AAPI-owned small businesses.
It’s no secret that the last year has hit this community especially hard. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce reported that 75% of storefronts in Chinatown shuttered at some point in 2020. That’s significantly higher than the citywide average of 54%. In addition to business woes, there has been a drastic uptick in violence directed towards the AAPI community across the country.
Later this month, we’ll share some inspiring stories about the contributions of the AAPI community to commerce. But for now, we’ll begin by simply celebrating a few of the many merchants who are part of the Clover family.
Our Meet the Merchant series, which we began in 2020, has been an incredible opportunity to learn more about the innovative and important businesses you are all running out there. To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, we wanted to amplify the powerful AAPI voices we’ve published already so you can take another look. Remember to check back every Thursday for new merchant profiles on The Green.