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March - April 2014 Issue

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COVER STORY / LEISURE SERIES:
Good match!
When tennis and business pair up on the court

By Jackie Hanson

What was once considered a country-club sport has made its way into public parks, schools, and the evening exercise routines of working professionals. The sport of tennis appeals to enthusiasts by offering friendly competition, health benefits and a fun social atmosphere.

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Tips from the pros

When it comes to finding the right tennis gear, Guam has plenty to offer. Every sporting goods store on the island carries tennis rackets, balls and shoes at the very least.

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Hotel tennis courts and Tournaments

View the list of hotel tennis courts and tournaments for 2014.

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS:
Data-centricity leads the way

Guam's telecom players evolve to meet demand for speed and anytime, anywhere access
By Thomas Johnson

Guam's telecommunications industry has expanded and evolved over the past year to meet the needs of a customer base that is coming to expect more from their devices.

Expansion came as Docomo Pacific integrated MCV Broadband's telecom assets, creating Guam's second quad-play (voice, wireless, cable and Internet) telecom provider. As for evolution, mobile technology continues to progress, blurring the lines between different sections of the industry as Internet and video capabilities become mainstays of everyday smartphone use.

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FINANCE:
Sitting pretty
The banking industry in Guam is robust, industry leaders say, with activity in the past year steady. The Mariana Islands are also moving to more electronic services in line with industry trends.
By Jacqueline Perry Guzman

Philip J. Flores, president and chief financial officer of BankPacific told Guam Business Magazine that the bank has about 11,000 checking account holders and of those account holders, about 6,000 of them still write checks. "One of our products is my green free checking; everything is electronic about it, you have a debit card, and we have checkwriting services, which go through Paypal," Flores says.

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WORKDAY LUNCH:
Alive and well in Guam
The lunch rush is alive and well in Guam as mid-day dining spots cater to business professionals with lunchtime deals and convenience

It is 12 o'clock. You are at work and you are hungry. What are you going to eat? Many factors weigh into the decision. Factors include location, price and speed.

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