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About

Celebrate Argyle is a community initiative that celebrates AAPI individuals, restaurants, and Asia on Argyle’s rich and dynamic history.

Mission & Values

Celebrate Argyle is a community initiative that aims to shine a spotlight on immigrant-owned restaurants and businesses in the West Argyle Historic District as a unique culinary destination, while also connecting community members to critical resources to meet pressing needs through the pandemic and beyond. Celebrate Argyle hopes to amplify the community’s rich immigrant stories, those that shape, define, and impact Asia on Argyle.

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    With Community, By Community

    We highlight community assets and amplify community voices. We work with community residents to co-create solutions together.

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    Dedication to Inclusion and Connection

    We are dedicated to establishing meaningful connections that transcend geographic boundaries, celebrating and raising awareness of our diverse cultures.

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    Unwavering Authenticity

    We strategize in partnership with our communities, honor past contributions, and work collaboratively to build upon that historical foundation to foster a shared vision of progress for Argyle.

Our Work

Celebrate Argyle highlights local restaurants and businesses through storytelling campaigns and digital media marketing and further elevates community voices.

Working alongside community members and partners, we continue to foster and co-develop a shared vision of a thriving Argyle, building on our community assets and collective strengths, while connecting our community members most left behind to critical resources and services to address current challenges.

MORE TO COME

Media

‘Celebrate Argyle’ Launches with a Mission to Increase Visibility and Awareness for Chicago’s Asia on Argyle District

Asia on Argyle is home to endless dreams and limitless potential that will never close because of fear and hate. Celebrate Argyle encourages individuals and allies to take action by learning AAPI stories and histories, donating to AAPI organizations, speaking up against anti-Asian rhetoric, and supporting small businesses."

Continue to choose hope and love over fear and hate. 

Partners

DishRoulette Kitchen is a Chicago based 501(c)3 organization. It is our mission is to support restaurants from the ground up by dedicating ourselves to restaurant owners and their staff. We strongly believe that through effective hospitality training mixed with financial consciousness, any restaurant concept can become a sustainable, scalable business.

HAIBAYÔ is a creative initiative that aims to energize the historic Asia on Argyle corridor through innovative cross cultural, multi-generational collaborations. Our intention is to curate spaces, events, digital content, while incubating a diverse range of artists, creative entrepreneurs, and local Asia on Argyle businesses.

Sany Nguyen, better known as "Sany Delight" is an attorney, lifestyle blogger & vlogger, social justice advocate, and active community member. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with food, health & wellness, travel, community service + self empowerment. She is wildly known to be a positive influence in her community, committing herself to various community enriched initiatives, either curated by herself or joining together with other community organizations. She truly stands behind her mantra of finding Balance, Intention, & Delight in all she eats, sees, & does.

The Co-founding Team

Sany

Sany Nguyen

is a Vietnamese American attorney, entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger and influencer, and active community service member. Hailing originally from Southern California, Sany brought her delightful persona and created “Sany Delight”, a social media lifestyle persona who shares about finding balance, intention and delight throughout her life’s journey and all the things she eats, sees, and does. A passionate soul centered on serving the community, Sany is the lead Staff Attorney at a non-profit organization in Chicago, sits on the Chicago Mayor's Office Community Engagement Council, curates her own community enriched programs and campaigns, and has teamed up with various non-profit organizations all throughout the Chicagoland Area to champion for BIPOC communities, AAPI communities, underserved communities, and youth education and development. With over 15 years of community engagement, Sany prides herself in helping others and serving as a catalyst for equal and equitable opportunities for all. She loves traveling, the outdoors, adventures, photography, art, music festivals, health & wellness, eating copious amounts of food, and sharing her life experiences with others.

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Hac Tran

is an urban planner, community development professional, and cultural producer born in Chicago. His experiences range from youth development and capacity building work in Vietnam with Save the Children and Global Village Foundation, to human services with various community-based organizations in Uptown, to food & cultural focused event planning throughout Chicago. He is currently the Communications Manager at the Uptown Chamber of Commerce and Co-Founder of HAIBAYÔ. Hac holds a BA in Political Science from DePaul University and a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his free time, he enjoys honing in on his cooking skills, traveling, and snapping shots of the world around him.

Nuky

Jennifer “Nuky” Pham

is a Vietnamese American entrepreneur from Chicago, Co-Owner of Mini Tx Pharmacy, the first Vietnamese business on Argyle street, and Co-founder of Haibayô. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Uptown Chamber of Commerce and on the Associates Board for Chinese Mutual Aid Association. She is a 2018 recipient of Secretary of State Jesse White's Community Service Award during Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Month for her organizing efforts. She holds a B.S in Marketing from Northeastern Illinois University, the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest. Her experience there has shaped her knowledge and understanding of folks from all different walks of life. Outside of work in the Uptown community, she has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry serving up cocktails and coordinating events. She has a cocktail business and fashion line that offers vintage clothing and jewelry. She enjoys bringing good folks together, creating a positive impact in the world and believes in the power of self healing, which she is also Reiki 1 attuned. She is a strong advocate for mental health.

Hoan

Hoan Huynh

is an investments/social innovation professional at Chicago Beyond, an impact investor with a holistic approach, investing in organizations, individuals and learning to promote a more equitable future for young people in Chicago. A firm believer in service and people, he is involved in his community, where he serves as VP on the Associates Board at Sarah’s Circle, a nonprofit that works to end homelessness for women, and on the Associates Board at Chinese Mutual Aid Association, a nonprofit that serves the needs of refugees and immigrants from low-income backgrounds. Additionally, he participates in mutual aid work in his neighborhood, serves on the Board of Directors at Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), and serves on the City of Chicago Advisory Council for New Americans. A big foodie and shop local advocate, he enjoys supporting BIPOC-owned restaurants and family businesses. Hoan remains an optimistic fan for all Chicago sports teams, especially the Bulls and the Bears.

Trang

Trang Truong-Hill

is a nonprofit leader with more than 15 years working in the non profit sector.  Trang is currently the Director for Newcomer Immigrant Community Engagement and Global Strategies at YMCA of the USA. Trang leads and coordinates efforts to strengthen the capacity of local Ys to work with newcomer-immigrant communities. She provides national strategic oversight of the growing network of YMCA New American Welcome Center.  Trang serves on the board of the nonprofit organization, Project VISION. Project VISION helps youth of Chicago’s Chinatown, Bridgeport, and surrounding communities achieve their full potential by providing them with tools for educational, personal, and civic development. Trang graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in human development and a minor in anthropology.  Trang enjoys volunteering, community organizing and working to help build strong and thriving communities.

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1069 W Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640
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