The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2013 Installation Dinner on Jan. 26, 2013, Saturday, at the Aqua Resort Club in Tanapag, Saipan. Nine new Chamber officers and directors will be sworn into office and the 2012 Chamber Businessperson of the Year will be announced.
The Chamber's keynote speaker will be Rear Adm. Tilghman D. Payne, U.S. Defense Representative for Guam, CNMI, FSM and the Republic of Palau, and Commander for the U.S. Naval Forces Marianas and Joint Region Marianas.
Outgoing Chamber president Douglas Brennan and incoming president Alex A. Sablan will deliver remarks to the Chamber audience and dignitaries. Associate Judge David Wiseman will swear in the new officers and directors for the twelfth consecutive year and the Saipan Southern High School Color Guard will open the evening's event with its presentation of colors.
Entertainment will be provided by the Aqua Resort's musical ensemble before dinner and a visual package of past installation dinners will be shown prior to the actual program's opening.
Tickets for the evening are available at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce offices in Garapan, or by calling the Chamber office at 233-7150. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds from the evening will go directly to the Chamber's college scholarship fund for the annual college scholarship awards to be presented at the SCC June general membership meeting. Table and individual reservations are available, while recommended attire is island formal.
The Saipan Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1976, is the largest private business organization in the CNMI. The Chamber's 168 members work to promote and protect the business, economic and civic interests, and general health and welfare of the Commonwealth. (SCC)