The Saipan Chamber of Commerce swore in its 2017 board of directors and announced Michael J. Sablan, vice president of finance and administration of Triple J Saipan, as the 2016 Business Person of the Year at its Installation Dinner on Jan. 28 at the Fiesta Resort Saipan.
Photos by Bill Bezzant
(From left) Veronica Acosta, product manager; Velma Ann Palacios, director of network operations, and president, Saipan Chamber of Commerce; and Hans Mickelson, marketing, wireless and roaming manager, and nominee for Business Person of the Year, all with IT&E CNMI.
(From left) Moon Smith; and Ron Smith, president, Angil Design Inc. and vice president, Saipan Chamber of Commerce; and husband of Moon.
(Seated, from left) Violy Sablan; Michael J. Sablan, vice president of finance and administration for Triple J Saipan, Saipan Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Person of the Year and husband of Violy; and Jay B. Jones, senior vice president, Triple J Enterprises Inc.; (standing, from left) Joyce Santos, senior administrative specialist, Express Financial; Jay Santos, general manager, Triple J Five Star Wholesale Saipan, and husband of Joyce; and Mario Valentino, superintendent of projects, Triple J Saipan.
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Guam celebrated Chinese New Year on Feb. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
Photos by Colin Kirk
(From left) Nelson Rodriguez; Fengyan Rodriguez, owner, Yanfeng Sails; and Rebecca A. Stephenson, professor emerita, University of Guam.
(From left) Atsuko Clark, wife of Scott; Scott Clark, partner and managing director, Polaris LGI; Chuck McCarroll, director of entertainment, Baldyga Group; and Tiffany Tam McCarroll, media director, Tropical Productions Inc., board member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Guam and wife of Chuck.
(From left) Brian Lee, executive administrator; Alex Au-Yeung, operations manager, Paradise Awnings, and Sports Committee chairman; and Jack Chan, owner, Home Mart Guam, and vice president, all with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Guam.
Guam Business Magazine named Joe C. Ayuyu, president and owner of JCA Guam LLC and JCA Inc., which do business as McDonald’s of Guam and McDonald’s of Saipan, as the 2016 Executive of the Year on Jan. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
Photos by Justin Green
(From left) Jay R. Shedd, president and COO of Sorensen Media Group and 2011 Executive of the Year; Robert H. Jones, president and CEO of Triple J Enterprises Inc. and 1983 Executive of the Year; Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, president, board chairwoman and CEO, Bank of Guam, and 2010 Executive of the Year; Marcia E. Ayuyu, owner and operator, JCA Guam LLC and JCA Inc., which do business as McDonald’s of Guam and McDonald’s of Saipan, and wife of Joe C. Ayuyu; Ayuyu; Antoinette D. Sanford, president of Sanford Technology LLC and 1993 Executive of the Year; Juan T. Guerrero, president and general manager of Herman’s Modern Bakery Inc. and 2003 Executive of the Year; and Jeffrey B. Jones, president and COO of Triple J Enterprises Inc. and 2015 Executive of the Year.
(Standing, from left) David McCallum, civil projects manager, Smithbridge Guam Inc.; Sarah McCallum, architect, Ari Partners Architecture; Scott Reed, project manager, Smithbridge Guam Inc.; Bruna Ridley; Simon Ridley, mechanical contracts manager, Smithbridge Guam Inc.; Christopher Arnsfield, senior project manager, CBI Federal Services; (seated, from left) Mercy Estella; Karen Radonich, service dispatcher; Stevyn J. Radonich, vice president and general manager, both with Smithbridge Guam Inc.; and Eileen Arnsfield.
(From left) Joey Chargualaf; Christine C. Fejeran, program manager, Forestry and Soil Resources Division, Department of Agriculture; Eric Fejeran, production manager, and husband of Christine; Christopher Biolchino, vice president; Susan Biolchino, president, and 2016 Executive of the Year nominee; Cabrini Perez-Smith, operations manager; Doris Mendiola, Guam Super Shopper operations manager; Jessie Rosario, vice president of sales and marketing; Vic Gaza, Guam Super Shopper sales manager; Robert Dela Cruz, business sales representative, all with Graphic Center Inc.
(Standing from left) Tony Scragg, vice president, JWS Saipan; Robert Wickeremasuriya, H&R sales manager, JWS Guam; Gabriel Simon, operations manager, Phoenix Pacific; Lisha T. Nowell; Joe C. Nowell, director of operations and sales, JWS Guam, and husband of Lisha; Linda Flynn; and Karvin L. Flynn, principal partner, J. Scott Magliari & Co. and husband of Linda; (seated, from left) Peter “Sonny” P. Ada, president, Ada’s Trust & Investment; John W. Scragg, president and CEO of JWS Guam and Saipan and 2016 Executive of the Year nominee; and Audre DeCosta Scragg, missions dentist with World Ministries International, CEO of Jomada Ministries Inc. and wife of John.
(From left) Alex Hammett, Rent-a-Car manager, Atkins Kroll Inc.; Rex Valerio; Clark Boswell, parts department operation manager; Rick San Nicolas, Lexus sales manager, both with Atkins Kroll Inc.; Desmond J. Graham, president of Atkins Kroll Inc. and 2016 Executive of the Year nominee; Yuki Morita; Angela McNatt, director of aftersales – fixed operations; Douglas A. Brennan, vice president and general manager, Atkins Kroll (Saipan) Inc.; Lawrence Panaguiton; Patrick Sayama, used cars sales manager; and Thomas Mazzei, director of sales and distribution, both with Atkins Kroll Inc.
(From left) Jeffrey A. Cook, attorney, Law Offices of Cunliffe & Cook; Kim Ewart; Candy C. Okuhama, director of sales and marketing, ASC Trust Corp.; and Charles E. Ewart, president, Mobil Oil Guam Inc., Mobil Oil Marianas Islands Inc. and Mobil Oil Micronesia Inc., 2016 Executive of the Year nominee and husband of Kim.
(Standing, from left) Dorothy Shultice, commercial contracts administrator, Micronesia Renewable Energy; Thomas Lee, chief financial officer, LeoPalace Resort; Anthony Taijeron, founding member, Magas Patriot Group, and COO and resident of Magas Foundation; Michael Chung, president, Pacific Max Corp. and CFO and vice president of Magas Foundation; (seated, from left) John Onedera, country managing partner, Ernst & Young; Arlene Onedera; Melissa Akimoto; and Dr. Vincent T. Akimoto, founding member of American Medical Center, CEO and vice president of Magas Foundation, and husband of Melissa.
(From left) Lita M. Daniels, administrative officer, Office of the Federal Public Defender; Christopher Duenas, chief financial officer, Triple J Enterprises Inc.; and Jacqueline A. Marati, senior vice president and chief communications officer, Bank of Guam.
(From left) Marie Martir; Pacifico Martir Jr., director of QSC, McDonald’s of Guam, and husband of Marie; Maria E. Ayuyu; Marcia E. Ayuyu, owner and operator, JCA Guam LLC and JCA Inc., which do business as McDonald’s of Guam and McDonald’s of Saipan; Ashley E. Ayuyu, human resources director, McDonald’s of Guam.
(Standing, from left) Jose Garcia, vice president and Tamuning branch manager; Desiree Braga, assistant vice president and business banking officer; Irene Mafnas, vice president; Bill Bernardo, vice president; Parm Sachdej, vice president and Guam Dealer center manager; (seated, from left) Edward G. Untalan, senior vice president and Guam/CNMI region manager; Lou Sanchez, assistant vice president and sales manager; and Lei Palakiko, Tamuning branch assistant vice president, all with First Hawaiian Bank.
(From left) Larry Thompson, management consultant; Judy Rosario, government sales manager; Marilyn Borja, vice president of enterprise sales; Liz Henry, vice president, customer care and retail operations; Giana Pangelinan, accounting manager; Jared Cruz, carrier sales engineer, all five with Docomo Pacific; (seated, from left) Michelle Ochaco, enterprise sales manager; Joleen Santos, account executive; Lenacia Taieron, account executive; and Tito Castro, sales operations, all four with Docomo Pacific.