Ada Xiao, wife and mother of two young children, owns two businesses in New Paltz (Asian Fusion and Fucshia Tiki-bar), she is a Real Estate Agent, she owns five investment properties in New Paltz; three of which are acting as college housing, and she is also a partial owner of another restaurant in Westchester City—where she also owns another investment property.
To really grow a new business, there needs to be a strong underlying work philosophy acting as a driving force. We asked Xiao about her work philosophy and she said, “I strongly believe that teamwork is critical to a company’s success. I created a team at my business where we all help each other out. I have always felt it was important to take care of the people that work for me and treat everyone with care and compassion. I truly believe that the good you put out there, always comes back.”
The Business Person of the Year award was created to recognize a business person who has achieved extraordinary accomplishments in business or has shown dedication and commitment to furthering business in the Hudson Valley. Ada Xiao completely embodies these qualities which is why she was presented this award and recognition.