Joe M. Arnett, senior adviser at Deloitte & Touche; David J. John, president of ASC Trust; and Maureen N. Maratita, publisher of Glimpses Publications visited with companies on Guam to present awards to those companies that appeared in the Top Companies in Micronesia List in the November-December 2017 issue of Guam Business Magazine. The visits took place in the weeks of Sept. 17 and Sept. 24.
Photos by Maureen N. Maratita
(From left) Donald Clark, executive vice president and director of compliance, ASC Trust Corp.; Thomas G. Shimizu, general manager; Frank S.N. Shimizu Sr., president and CEO; Paul S.N. Shimizu, corporate secretary and treasurer; all of Ambros Inc.; and Arnett.
(From left) John; Nacrina F. Mendiola, executive assistant; Roland Certeza, president and CEO; both of GTA; and Maratita.
(From left) Arnett; Maratita; Ben Ferguson, general manager, Pacific Islands Club Guam; and John.
(From left) Arnett; John; Charles E. Ewart, president, Mobil Oil Guam; and Maratita.
(From left) Stevyn J. Radonich, vice president, Smithbridge Guam Inc.; and Arnett.
(From left) Maratita; Jay B. Jones, senior vice president; Jeffrey B. Jones, president and chief operating officer; both from Triple J Enterprises Inc.; John; and Arnett.
The Rotary Club of Saipan held its weekly membership meeting on Sept. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Saipan.
Photo by John I. Borja
(From left) Marcia E. Ayuyu, owner and operator, JCA Inc. and JCA Guam LLC, which do business as McDonald’s of Saipan and McDonald’s of Guam; Sonya P. Dancoe, president and founder, SP Dancoe & Associates LLC; Tatiana Babauta, product development manager, Marianas Visitors Authority; Greg Borja, projects specialist, Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc., and president, Rotary Club of Saipan; Frankie M. Eliptico, interim president, Northern Marianas College; and Brian Clayton, president and CEO, MEGAbyte Saipan Inc., Pacific Wind & Solar LLC and Pacific Sustainability Inc.
The Saipan Chamber of Commerce held its monthly membership meeting on Sept. 5 at the Kanoa Resort Saipan.
Photo by John I. Borja
(Back row, from left) Alexander A. Sablan, vice president of corporate business development, Tan Holdings Corp.; Alex Youn, president and operator, Star Sands Plaza and I Love Saipan; Kevin McCale, account executive, Docomo Pacific Saipan; and (front row, from left) Michael S. Johnson, managing partner, Deloitte & Touche LLC (Saipan); Velma Ann M. Palacios, director of network operations and engineering, Micronesian Telecommunications Corp., which does business as IT&E CNMI, and president, Saipan Chamber of Commerce; Jill Arenovski, former executive director, Saipan Chamber of Commerce; and Ron Smith, owner and president, Angil Design, all members of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
The Guam Chamber of Commerce held a welcoming reception for the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Ryan K. Zinke on Sept. 5 during his visit to Guam.
Photo by Maureen N. Maratita
(From left) Jerrold C. “Jere” Johnson, president, Hawaiian Rock Products; Leonard K. Kaae Sr., senior vice president and general manager, Black Construction Corp., Black Micro Corp., E.E. Black Ltd. (Philippines) and Black Construction/Mace International Joint Venture; and Bernadette Valencia, general manager, Matson Navigation Co.
Zinke made a brief visit on Sept. 6 en route to Nauru for the annual Pacific Islands Forum.
Photo by Sylvan Tudela
(From left) Douglas W. Domenech, assistant interior secretary for insular and international areas; Zinke; Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas; Nikolao Pula, director, U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs; and Lt. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, deputy commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
The Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance held its Green Gala on Sept. 14 at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan.
Photos by Sylvan Tudela
(From left) Marites Yumul, business liaison, Matson Navigation Co. Saipan; Maryann Arriola, senior staff specialist, Northern Mariana Islands Office of the Governor’s Office of Grants Management; and Roca Quitugua Sablan, nurse practitioner, Commonwealth Health Center.
(From left) Frankie Eliptico, interim president, Northern Marianas College; Fran Castro, owner, Blue Solutions; Monique Boyer Sablan, workforce program coordinator, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Scholarship Office; and Romolo Orsini, teacher, Marianas High School.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala on Aug. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
Photos by Meghan Hickey
(From left) Jeffrey W. Schweizer, general manager, Fiesta Resort Guam; Sophia Chu Wigsten, general manager, Hyatt Regency Guam; Mary P. Rhodes, president, Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association; Milton K. Morinaga, managing director, PHR Ken Micronesia Inc.; and Mark Tokito, senior vice president, Bank of Hawaii.
The Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association’s 46th Anniversary Social was held on Aug. 28 at the
LeoPalace Resort Guam.
Photos by Meghan Hickey
(From left) Tiki Siegel; Matthew Siegel, director of food and beverage, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, and husband of Tiki; Tamako Zaleski; and Thomas Zaleski, resident manager, Dusit Thani Guam Resort, and husband of Tamako.
The Guam Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction held the 2018 Leadership Conference on Aug. 29 and 30 at the Pacific Star Resort & Spa.
Photos by John I. Borja
(From left) Patsy Rose Taitingfong, human resources administrator; Tikigaq Construction; Ann Marie Pelobello, president, Occupational Safety and Health Solutions Guam LLC; Tashi Tarin, procurement manager; Kinden Corp.; Joiz Salas, business development officer, Bank of Guam; Monique R. Baysingar, vice president of underwriting, Pacific Indemnity Insurance Co.; Soraya Vongjalorn, president, Vertex Guam; Jessica M. Barrett, president, Barrett Plumbing; Holiday Fulmer, sales executive, Frontier Supply Co.; and Peggy Denney, program administrator, iRecycle Guam, and owner, Denney Environmental Consulting Services, all of NAWIC.
The Bank of Guam held a Small Business Forum on Sept. 20 at the Lotte Hotel Guam.
Photos by John I. Borja
(From left) Crescentia Perez, customer engagement officer; Joiz Salas, business development officer; Roxie Taitague, customer engagement officer; John F. Reyes, vice president of business analytics; Lesley-Anne Leon Guerrero, vice president and director of customer service; Jenelle Taimanglo, customer experience manager; Tia Perez, customer engagement officer; Mia Concepcion, marketing officer; Harold Field, communications officer; and Anthony Quenga, assistant vice president and business development officer, all of Bank of Guam.
The Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosted its 5th annual golf tournament on Oct. 6 at the Onward Talofofo Golf Resort.
Photos by Justin Green
(From left) George Tydingco, retired; Jessie B. Palican, deputy director, Guam Department of Agriculture; Zavier Damian, information technology specialist, Bank of Guam; and Zachary Damian, attorney, Camacho Calvo Law Group LLC.
The Guam Young Professionals held a mixer on Oct. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
Photos by Wayne Chargualaf
(From left): Isabel M. Padrones, title specialist; Tamara J. Cruz, title specialist, both of Security Title.