First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine hosted the 10th annual Businesswoman of the Year gala on Sept. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. The event was sponsored by Prestige Automobiles, United Airlines and Hyatt Regency Guam, with proceeds going toward scholarships for University of Guam, Guam Community College and Northern Marianas College students.
Photos by Justin Green
(From left) Richard C. Jose, son of Mercedes Edwina C. Jose, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Glimpses Publications; and Narlin C. Manalo, vice president and private banking officer, First Hawaiian Bank.
(From left) Christine W.P. Baleto, general manager, Market Wholesale Distributors, and 2007 Businesswoman of the Year; Anna W. Kao, founder and president, Genghis Khan Furniture Co., and 2010 Businesswoman of the Year; Joann G. Camacho, director of market development, DFS Guam, and 2015 Businesswoman of the Year; Shirley Ann T. Sablan, executive vice president and general manager, Pacifica Insurance Underwriters Inc., and 2014 Businesswoman of the Year; and Joyce Q. Crisostomo, executive director, Cars Plus, president, Payless Car Rental, and 2011 Businesswoman of the Year.
(From left) Sarah F. Cubacub, acting associate budget and processing officer, University of Guam, and past scholarship recipient; Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Glimpses Publications; Sharon Y. Hart, president, Northern Marianas College; Mary A.Y. Okada, president and CEO, Guam Community College; Anita Borja-Enriquez, vice president of academic and student affairs, University of Guam; and Narlin C. Manalo, vice president and private banking officer, First Hawaiian Bank.
(From left) Chen-yi “Jenny” Yang, owner and managing director, Globest LLC, which does business as GNC; Josephine DLG Mesta, director of human resources, Hyatt Regency Saipan; Grace C. Donaldson, general manager, Pacific Human Resource Services Inc.; Edith V. Alvarez, general manager, Patterson Enterprises Inc.; Kristine R. Lujan, marketing director, Triple J Enterprises; Joann G. Camacho, director of market development, DFS Guam, and 2015 Businesswoman of the Year; Rosario B. “Chet” Neri, international sales manager, Leo Palace Resort Guam; and Sandra H. McKeever, president, Asia Pacific Financial Management Group, all 2015 Businesswoman of the Year nominees.
(Standing, from left) Raphael Hilmi, after-sales manager; Orly Domingo, sales manager; Drake Kemp, sales executive; George Johnston, service manager; Jonathan Shen, sales manager; and John Borja, parts manager; (seated, from left) Alicia Duenas, sales executive; Ana Shores, marketing administrator; and Jennifer Shen, operations supervisor, all of Prestige Automobiles.
(From left) Marissa Del Rosario, sales account manager, United Airlines; Joann G. Camacho, director of market development, DFS Guam, and 2015 Businesswoman of the Year; Sophia Chu, general manager, Hyatt Regency Guam; and Jennifer Shen, operations supervisor, Prestige Automobiles.
IT&E introduced new CEO James Oehlerking to the Saipan Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s general membership meeting on Sept. 2 at Saipan World Resort.
(From left) Hans W. Mickelson, manager of marketing and enterprise sales, IT&E CNMI; James Oehlerking, CEO, Pacific Telecom Inc., parent company of IT&E; Rose A. Soledad, general manager, IT&E CNMI; Jose Ricardo Delgado Jr., president of Pacific Telecom Inc.; Velma Ann Palacios, head of network; Janice A. Tenorio, customer service manager; John M. Compton, chief operations officer, all with IT&E CNMI; and Tristan Dumlao, chief operating officer, Prospector Investments Ltd.
Photo by Virgie Avendano-Woodruff
T’Way Airlines celebrated the start of its service to Guam at its inaugural flight from Seoul to A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam, on Sept. 24.
Hahm Chul-ho, president of T’Way Airlines, left, shakes hands with Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz, chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication, 33rd Guam Legislature, upon arrival at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam.
Photo by Justin Green
The Village medical center celebrated its grand opening on Aug. 6 in Sinajana.
Photos by Michael Cepeda
(From left) Lt. Gov. Raymond S. Tenorio; Dr. Saied Safabaksh, owner, The Village, and president, Pacific Medical Group; Dr. Stan Lindenfeld, chief medical officer; Scott Sasserson, chief operating officer; and Larry Jones, president of innovative dialysis division, all of U.S. Renal Care.
Matson Inc. hosted a reception on Aug. 13 at the Lotte Hotel Guam.
Photos by Jackie Hanson
(From left) Monty A. McDowell, CEO, principal broker and owner, Advance Management Inc.; Sen. Nerissa B. Underwood, 33rd Guam Legislature; Robert A. Underwood, president, University of Guam, and husband of Nerissa; and Jeffrey P. Larsen, president, TakeCare Insurance Co.
(From left) Matthew Cox, president, Matson Inc.; Rod Carvajal, general manager, J&G Distributors; Arthur D. Chan Jr., engineering and marketing manager, Hawaiian Rock Products Guam; Peter Heilmann, senior vice president and general counsel; Yolanda Gonzalez, vice president of human resources, both with Matson Inc.; James S. Herbert III, general manager, Triple J Fivestar Wholesale Foods Inc.; Phillip Santos, account executive, Matson Inc.; and Keith L. Toy, purchasing manager, Triple J Fivestar Wholesale Foods Inc.
Deloitte & Touche, ASC Trust Corp. and Guam Business Magazine presented awards throughout late September and early October to the top 25 Top Companies in Micronesia from 2014.
No. 1 – Mobil Oil Guam Inc. (From left) Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Glimpses Publications; Charles E. Ewart, president and country leader, Mobil Oil Guam Inc.; and David J. John, president, ASC Trust Corp.
No. 2 – Calvo Enterprises Inc. (From left) John; Paul A. Calvo, executive vice president and general manager; Paul D. Calvo, underwriting manager, both of Calvo’s Insurance Underwriters Inc.; Katherine C. Sgro, chairwoman and executive vice president, Pay-Less Supermarkets Inc.; Paul M. Calvo, chairman and president, and father of Paul A. and Katherine; Leonard P. Calvo, vice president; and Jake Calvo, training manager, all of Calvo Enterprises Inc.
No. 3 – Triple J Enterprises Inc. (From left) John; Joe M. Arnett, tax partner, Deloitte & Touche; Maratita; Jeffrey B. Jones, president and chief operating officer; and Jay B. Jones, senior vice president, both of Triple J Enterprises Inc.
No. 4 – Atkins Kroll Inc. (From left) John; Desmond Graham, president and chairman of the board, Atkins Kroll Inc. and Microl Corp. Saipan; Maratita; and Arnett.
No. 5 – DZSP 21 LLC (From left) Arnett; Wayne L. Cornell, president and CEO, DZSP 21 LLC; John; and Maratita.
No. 6 – Black Construction Corp. (From left) Candy C. Okuhama, sales director, ASC Trust Corp.; Maratita; Leonard K. Kaae, senior vice president and general manager; Mark J. Mamczarz, vice president of finance, secretary and treasurer, both of Black Construction Corp.; and Arnett.
No. 7 – GTA (From left) Andrew M. Gayle, chief operating officer; Robert M. Haulbrook, president and CEO, both of GTA; John; and Arnett.
No. 8 – Bank of Guam (From left) Arnett; Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, president, CEO and chairperson, Bank of Guam; John; and Maratita.
No. 9 – Docomo Pacific (From left) Thomas Valderrama, chief marketing officer; Thomas Higa, chief sales and service officer, both of Docomo Pacific; Maratita; Jonathan Kriegel, CEO; Donna Calhoun, vice president of human resources and facilities, both of Docomo Pacific; Arnett; and John.
No. 10 – Pacific Islands Club Guam (From left) Arnett; Ben Ferguson, general manager, PIC Guam; Maratita; and John.
No. 11 – South Pacific Petroleum Corp. (From left) Maratita; Arnett; Douglas R. Dean, senior vice president and general manager, South Pacific Petroleum Corp.; and Okuhama.
No. 12 – Federated States of Micronesia Petroleum Corp. (From left) Arnett; Jonathan Perez, chief operations officer, Federated States of Micronesia Petroleum Corp.; Maratita; and John.
No. 13 – Core Tech International Corp. (From left) John; Conchita D. “Chit” Bathan, CEO, CoreTech International Corp.; and Arnett.
No. 14 – Jones & Guerrero Co. Inc. (From left) Maratita; John; Elaine C. Jones, president and chairwoman; Noli C. Cadag, executive vice president, both of Jones & Guerrero Inc.; and Arnett.
No. 16 – Ambros Inc. (From left) John; Paul S.N. Shimizu, secretary and treasurer, Ambros Inc.; Arnett; and Thomas S.N. Shimizu, general manager, Ambros Inc.
No. 17 – Parsons Corp. (From left) Michael Lanning, Guam program manager, Parsons Transportation Group Inc.; Maratita; Arnett; and John.
No. 18 – First Hawaiian Bank (From left) Maratita; Arnett; Laura-Lynn V. Dacanay, senior vice president and Guam and NMI region manager, First Hawaiian Bank; and John.
No. 19 – Hilton Guam Resort & Spa (From left) John; Maratita; Makoto “Earnie” Yasuhara, general manager, Premier Ken Guam LLP, which does business as Hilton Guam Resort & Spa; and Arnett.
No. 21 – Smithbridge Guam Inc. (From left) Arnett; Jacob Leon Guerrero, financial controller, Smithbridge Guam Inc.; and John.
No. 22 – GFS Group (From left) Arnett; Clifford Guzman, vice president of technical services, GFS Group; Maratita; David Alcorn, vice president, GFS Group; and John.
No. 24 – Coast360 Federal Credit Union (From left) Maratita; Gener F. Deliquina, CEO, Coast360 Federal Credit Union; John; Jessica Atalig, chief risk officer; and Monica Pido, chief operations officer, both of Coast360 Federal Credit Union.
No. 26 – ANZ Guam Inc. (From left) Maratita; Arnett, and John W. Wade, president and CEO – American territories and Guam, ANZ Inc.
Not pictured: No. 15 – Joeten Enterprises Inc.; No. 20 – Pacific Islands Club Saipan; No. 23 – Pacific International Inc.; No. 26 – Bank of the Marshall Islands; No. 27 – Monster Auto Corp., which does business as Guam AutoSpot; No. 28 – Pacific Data Systems Inc.; No. 29 – Ledge Light Technologies Inc.;
No. 30 – AmOrient Engineering.