PIDC Clients You Need to Know: Asian American and Pacific Islander Businesses

May 25, 2022

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PIDC is proud to support diverse businesses in Philadelphia. To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, we are highlighting a few Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses and experiences working with PIDC. We encourage you to support these clients, and other businesses throughout Philadelphia, today and beyond.

Dr. George Chau

Physical Therapist at Optimal Physical Therapy Gym LLC

Optimal Physical Therapy Gym is a group of trained healthcare professionals who specialize in evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention.

Experience working with PIDC:

“PIDC’s willingness to welcome us and lend their hands in funding our new building in South Philly immediately and immensely improved our visibility to Bella Vista, Passyunk Square, and surrounding neighborhoods. Five years into our new building, we have been effectively and efficiently serving our community by improving their physical mobility and health. Thank you PIDC!”

Peicha Chang

Owner of Vault + Vine

Specializing in floral and event design for weddings and special occasions, Vault + Vine was founded in 2009 by Peicha Chang. It is a full-service retail florist selling cut flowers, fresh and dried arrangements, and a selection of indoor and outdoor plants.

Experience working with PIDC:

“PIDC’s financial support was critical to getting the business up and running in the first few months. But the real value of being a PIDC client is the network of people and businesses that I am now connected with, as well as the programming that PIDC offers.”

Laurentius Purnama

Owner of Laurentius Salon

Incorporated in 2003, Laurentius Salon is an Asian-owned and LGBTQ-owned business offering high end hair styling and related services as well as retail of hair and accessory products.

Experience working with PIDC:

“The loan [from PIDC] has really enabled us to run our business as usual and gave us a security blanket. It has helped me through one of the most challenging times of my life. We’re feeling more secure and have the confidence now to move forward.”

John Pomp

Founder of John Pomp Studios

John Pomp Studios creates contemporary, handcrafted furniture and lighting pieces inspired by the natural beauty of the living world. Driven by a design philosophy that embraces organic imperfections, while adhering to traditional craftsmanship techniques, the collection blends elements of hand-blown glass, precious metals, exotic woods, and rich leathers.

Experience working with PIDC:

“Thanks to PIDC’s assistance, we’ve grown our capacity to fill more orders, and the biggest thing — [hired] more people. It feels great to offer full-time employment to our creative and artist communities, while also helping grow our Kensington neighborhood.”


View our list of other awesome PIDC client businesses that are Asian-owned, including restaurants, fitness centers, professional services, and more. Support Local Businesses


The motto of PIDC partner, Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (AACCGP) is “making connections that matter.” AACCGP is dedicated to doing just that through its mission of promoting and fostering relationships between Asian American and non-Asian communities; providing technical assistance and educational services for the start-up and growth of Asian American businesses; bringing together Asian American business owners and professions; serving as a liaison between the federal, state, and local governments and other chamber of commerce organizations; and promoting education programs to increase awareness of Asian American businesses.


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