First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine hosted the 11th Annual Businesswoman of the Year gala on April 30 at the Hyatt Regency Guam, one of the event’s premier sponsors along with United Airlines and BMW, which provided white glove service for the nominees. Elite sponsors included Docomo Pacific and Triple J Enterprises Inc.
Sophia Chu Wigsten, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Guam and 2016 Businesswoman of the Year, arrives to the gala with her daughters, Hallie, 14, and Ella, 10, and her husband, John Wigsten.
Emcee Louise Muña, left, introduces Donna R. Muña Quinata, senior vice president, Guam AutoSpot, as a Businesswoman of the Year nominee.
Wendi S. Herring, general manager, Asia Pacific Hotels Inc., which does business as Kanoa Resort Saipan, and Businesswoman of the Year nominee, arrives at the gala with her daughter, Alexandra “Lexee” Lee-Sang, 16.
Eleanor T. Cabrera, center — president, Transcends LLC, which does business as Naked Fish Bar & Grill — arrives at the gala with her mother, Agnes T. Cabrera, and her husband, Joe C. Guerrero, vice president, Transcends LLC.
Jessica M. Barrett, center, president, Barrett Enterprises Inc., which does business as Barrett Plumbing, and Businesswoman of the Year nominee, arrives at the gala with Janisha R. Borja, left, administrative assistant, and Leilani Channel, dispatch and scheduling assistant.
Polly D. Masga, center, general manager, Marianas Medical Center Saipan, and Businesswoman of the Year nominee, arrives at the gala with her mother, Alice B. Deleon Guerrero, and her husband, Floyd R. Masga, director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Northern Marianas College.
Dr. Jitka Lom, president and medical director, ExpressCare Health & Skin Center Inc., and Businesswoman of the Year nominee, arrives at the gala with (from left) Saron Rahmani, 15; Ashenafi Lom, 8; Ruth Rahmani, 13, all children of Dr. Jitka Lom; and Keila Sato.
On May 23, Deloitte & Touche and ASC Trust Corp. signed on as sponsors of Guam Business Magazine’s Top Companies in Micronesia feature and awards program.
(From left) Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Glimpses Publications; Joe Arnett, tax partner, Deloitte &Touche LLP; David J. John, president, ASC Trust Corp.; and Annie San Nicolas, sales manager, Glimpses Publications.
Foody’s held a grand opening at its Hagåtña Shell location on April 21.
(From left) Alexis Arauban, marketing analyst; Camille Denight, marketing manager; Sharnelle Aguigui, marketing clerk; Diosdado Ruedas, project engineer; Nichol Alcantara, retail category coordinator; Jonneane Sarmiento, retail category manager; Jeanette Suzuki, senior retail category manager; Dwayne Duenas, retail asset manager; Imelda Morales, station supervisor; and William Ada, director of retail sales, operations and marketing, all with IP&E.
The Guam Chamber of Commerce held its 92nd Anniversary Gala Celebration on May 7 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
(From left) Alexa Marie Perez, pharmacist, Guam Memorial Hospital; James W.S. Adkins Jr., vice president; Rosita S. Adkins, secretary/treasurer, both with East West Rental Center Inc.; Clara O. Peterson, vice president; and L. Carl Peterson, husand of Clara, and president, both of Money Resources Inc
(From left) R. Marsil Johnson, attorney, Blair Sterling Johnson & Martinez; Regina Fong, vending supervisor, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam); Hardy Tan I. Vy, marketing manager, Benson Guam; Catherine Manlapaz, owner, Mantrasana Fitness Studio, and telemarketer, Glimpses Publications; and Mia Malabanan.
(From left) Kelly Bruce, sales and solutions executive, Xerox Corp.; Logan G. Reyes, marketing services manager, PTI Pacific, which does business as IT&E; and Nola K. Hix, service and solutions executive, Xerox Corp. (Saipan).