Guam Business Magazine held its annual Executive of the Year gala on Jan. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Jeffrey B. Jones, president and chief operating officer of Triple J Enterprises Inc., was named the 2015 Executive of the Year.
Photos by Justin Green
(From left) R. Dan Murrell, senior vice president, Triple J Enterprises Inc.; Julie Murrell, therapist, International Behavioral Health, and wife of Dan; Robert H. Jones, chairman and CEO; Jay B. Jones, senior vice president, both of Triple J Enterprises; Margaret Jones, wife of Robert, who together are parents of Julie, Jay and Jeffrey; Deane Jessee-Jones, educational therapist, Brainbuilders Guam, and wife of Jay; Jeffrey B. Jones, president and chief operating officer of Triple J Enterprises Inc., and 2015 Executive of the Year; R. Jane Jones, wife of Jeffrey; Jessica Jones; Jasmine Jones; and Jonah Jones, all three children of Jeffrey and Jane.
(From left) Louise Perez; Carmen Tajalle; Chita A. Blaise, CEO, Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross; Jay R. Shedd, president and chief operating officer, Sorensen Media Group; and Sheila Baker Shedd, director of sales, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, and wife of Jay.
(From left) Michele Catahay, marketing and communications specialist, GTA; Tiffany Tam McCarroll, media director, Tropical Productions Inc.; Nancy A. Tan, assistant manager, First Net Insurance Co.; Kristine R. Lujan, vice president – marketing and public relations, Triple J Enterprises Inc.; and Manuel Lujan, visual marketing director, Calvo’s Insurance Underwriters Inc., and husband of Kristine.
(From left) Phillip Leon Guerrero; Patti Arroyo, both radio personalities with Sorensen Media Group; and Karen Gayle, assistant vice president and product manager, Bank of Guam, all judges for Executive Voice II, the entertainment portion of the gala.
(From left) Jack Chan, vice president, Kwong Hwa Furniture Department Store; Benson F.F. Au-Yeung, president, Soft Pacific Inc., which does business as Benz Sign Supplies and Paradise Awning, and 2015 Executive of the Year nominee; Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Guam delegate to Congress; Sandy Li; Ken C.P. Hu, director general, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Guam, and husband of Sandy.
(From left) James Moylan, manager, NetCare Life & Health Insurance; Ricardo Duenas, chief financial officer, ST Corp.; Benson F.F. Au-Yeung, president, Soft Pacific Inc., which does business as Benz Sign Supplies and Paradise Awning, and 2015 Executive of the Year nominee; Jeffrey B. Jones, president and chief operating officer of Triple J Enterprises Inc., and 2015 Executive of the Year; Nelson A. Franco, assistant professor, School of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of Guam; Jerry Paulino, president and general manager, Guam Pak Express; and Phillip Santos, account executive, Matson Inc.
Grand openings in Guam
Village Inn opened for business in February in the American Grocery building in Dededo.
(From left) Village Inn staff: Hearshell Fichan, Manager Kristine Arcala, Raegene Estrellado, Rodela Tomagan and Irrah Pedernal.
Photo by Jackie Hanson
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Feb. 18 for the Talo Verde Luxury Townhomes off of Ypao Road in Tamuning.
(From left) Father Karl Vila; Tamio S. Clark, principal broker, Blue Pacific Reality; Mayor Louise Rivera of Tamuning; Ken C.P. Hu, director general, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office; Lt. Gov. Raymond S. Tenorio; Ingrid Wu, chairperson, Lih Pao Investment LLC; former Gov. Felix P. Camacho; Wu Pao Ming, general manager, Lih Pao Investment LLC; Nelson Duan, general manager, First Commercial Bank; Johnson Ma, financial manager, ING; and Larry P. Manalo, vice president, 5M.
Photo by Joy White
Three Squares restaurant, under the ownership of B&G LLC, opened Feb. 10 on Chalan San Antonio in Tamuning.
Photo by Jackie Hanson
Crust Pizzeria Napoletana opened Jan. 27 in East Agana.
(From left) Joaquin L.G. Cook, co-owner; and Brian Artero, co-owner and operator.
Photo courtesy of Crave Group
Mantrasana Fitness Studio held a soft opening Feb. 12 and a grand opening March 12 in Barrigada Heights. The studio is owned by Catherine Manlapaz, the first certified aerial yoga instructor in Guam.
Photo by Akina Chargualaf
The Marianas Visitors Authority celebrated its 40th anniversary on Feb. 11.
(Seated, from left) J.M. Guerrero, founding managing director, Marianas Visitors Bureau; Perry John P. Tenorio, managing director, Marianas Visitors Authority; Gov. Ralph DLG Torres; Marian Aldan-Pierce, board chairwoman; Judy Torres, deputy managing director; and Criselda Francisco, chief accountant; all three with MVA; and (standing, from left) Beau Tomokane; Kai Tomokane; Kwang Joong Kim, general manager, Asiana Airlines; Juan Barcinas, both board members; Shaunn Manglona, account clerk II; Vincent Calvo, board member; Laura Hsiao, marketing specialist I; Mary Muna, accountant III; Raymond Villagomez, statistics specialist I; Tatiana Babauta, marketing specialist II; Bruce Bateman, marketing manager; Carol Chargualaf, special assistant to the managing director; Demalynn Pagarao, administrative assistant; Dug Song, marketing specialist I; Sandra Atalig, Rota Field Office supervisor; Thelma Boyer, statistics specialist III; Juni Ramon, administrative officer; Brenda Repeki, marketing specialist II; Naomi Santos, clerk III; David Muna, statistics specialist II; and Ryan Calvo, community projects coordinator II, all with MVA.
Photo by Corey Shadow