Keeping Business Local

George Yan enriches Wells with his culture and economic vision

While thinking about his upcoming 70th birthday in January, Wells businessman and former mayor George Yan says “it was time to hang up my apron strings,” he says. He is leasing his restaurant to Jesus “Beto” and Aurora Aboite, but will keep running his other Wells businesses  … George learned from his father, a longtime restaurateur. A native of an area near Canton, China, George grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of New York [University Tandon School of Engineering], earning a degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in computer systems. He met his wife, Marina, a student at the institute [NYU Tandon].



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