First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine held a luncheon for media and judges to meet the nominees for 2012 Businesswoman of the Year March 27 at Guam Aurora Resort & Spa in Tumon Photos by Jonathan Abella
(Standing, from left) Narlin Manalo, vice president, First Hawaiian Bank; Francoise Martin, chiropractor, Walking Tall Total Body Health Center; and Laura-Lynn V. Dacanay, senior vice president and Guam and CNMI region manager, First Hawaiian Bank. (Seated) Anna W. Kao, president and founder of Genghis Khan Furniture Co.; Christine Won Pat Baleto, owner, Froots, and general manager, Market Wholesale Distributors Inc.; Katherine C. Sgro, chairwoman and executive vice president, Pay-Less Supermarkets; Lorraine S. Okada, executive manager, Carlsmith Ball LLP, and president and owner, Managing Consulting Services; and Joyce Q. Crisostomo, executive director, Cars Plus, and president, Payless Car Rental.
(Standing, from left) Annette T. Santos, associate professor, University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration; Frances C. Schier, general manager, Travel Pacificana; and Annie San Nicolas, sales manager, Glimpses of Guam. (Seated) Irene Mafnas, vice president; and Maria Calvo, Dededo branch manager and vice president, both of First Hawaiian Bank.
The Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation held the second annual Guam Is Good
Wine Tasting and
Art Show March 8 at the Cars Plus Showroom in Maite Photos by Justin Green
(From left) Michael T. Benito, general manager, Pay-Less Supermarkets; Paul A. Calvo, vice president and general manager, Calvo's Insurance Underwriters; Marie C. Benito, teacher, Guam Department of Education, and wife of Michael and sister of Paul; Lourdes Camacho, life insurance manager, Calvo's Insurance; Marie Page, corporate sales manager, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa; and Philip Santos, account executive, Matson Navigation Co.
(From left) Sheila Kobayashi; Janet Calvo, realtor, Today's Realty; Jacqueline "Jackie" Calvo, daughter-in-law of Janet; Elizabeth "Beth" Chandler, assistant general manager for luxury beauty and destinations, DFS Guam; Candy Okuhama, sales director, ASC Trust Corp.; and Carmen Mesa, realtor, Today's Realty.
The United Chinese Association of Guam and the Guam Chinese Association held a 2012 Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 11 at the Pacific Islands Club in Tumon. (From left) Bruce Hung, director of consular affairs, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Guam; and Michael Randall, Lexus sales associate, Atkins Kroll Inc. Photo by Jonathan Abella
The Guam Visitors Bureau held a farewell appreciation party for Hayato "Jack" Yoshino former president, PHR Ken Asset Management Inc., Feb. 10 at the Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon. Yoshino stepped down as president in January. (From left) Shigeru Sato, president and chief executive officer, Ken Real Estate Lease Ltd.; Gov. Edward B. Calvo; and Yoshino. Photo by Jonathan Abella
Regional leaders convened for the 17th Micronesian Chief Executives Summit
March 14 at the Sheraton Laguna Resort Guam Photos by Jonathan Abella
(Standing, from left) Jeffrey Antol, director, Bureau of Foreign Affairs; Hiob Mesubed, special assistant; Norman Bintorio; Fermin Meriang, press secretary, all of the Office of the President; Jeff Kenty, consul general to Guam; Joan Risong Tarkong, special assistant to the president & interagency coordinator; Seit Andres, senior advisor to the president on national matters; and Wilfred "Ipich" Willams, staff assistant, all of the Office of the President. (Seated) Josephine Ulechong, executive director, State Workforce Investment Board; Surech Hideyos, interim coordinator, Micronesia Challenge Regional Office; President Johnson Toribiong; and Mateo Rudimch, chairman, State Workforce Investment Board.
(Standing, from left) Dreama Asor, president, University of Guam Soroptimist Sigma Society; Yoshi Hartmann; and Darlene Mori. (Seated) Alex Ruben; President Emanuel Mori, brother of Darlene; and Evelyn Adolph, director, FSM Office of Statistics, Budget, & Economic Management, Overseas Development Assistance and Compact Management.
Triple J Enterprises Inc. hosted a mixer for the Guam Chamber of Commerce
the Guam Contractors Association ans the Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association
March 29 at the Triple J showroom in Upper Tumon Photos by Frank Whitman
(From left) Justin Pryer, project manager, Hensel Phelps Granite; Jay B. Jones, senior vice president; and Jeffrey B. Jones, president and chief operating officer, both of Triple J Enterprises Inc.
(From left) Mark J. Sablan, vice president of business development, South Pacific Petroleum Corp., and chairman; David Leddy, president, both of Guam Chamber of Commerce; Torgun Smith, general manager, Morrico Equipment LLC; and Jose Velasquez, senior estimator, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
The International Sports Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the facility's grand opening March 9 in Anigua. (From left) Steven Ruder, president, Ruder Integrated Marketing Strategies; Jay D. Miller, principal, Systems Planning; Rita Miller, wife of Jay; William Curry, president, South Pacific Environmental; Somjai Curry, owner, Wild Bill's; Jay Merrill, chairman, Market Research & Development Inc.; and Henry "Hank" Rice, sales and marketing director, Archway Inc. Photo by Justin Green
The Gap store at the Plaza in Tumon held a VIP opening event March 2 at the store. (From left) Patrick Jacinto; Zenaida R. Tantoco, president, Rustan's Commercial Corp.; Donna Baker, authorized representative, Tanota Partners; Diana Ysrael, mother of Donna; Jude Baker, president, DNA and DNA Evolution, and husband of Donna and son-in-law of Diana; and Anthony T. Huang, executive vice president, Rustan's, and president, Stores Specialists Inc., which does business in Guam as Global Specialty Retailers Inc., and son of Zenaida. Photo by Justin Green