Chamber seeks BPOY nominees


The Saipan Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominees for its “Business Person of the Year” award for 2018.

Chamber members gets to nominate the business person they deem fit to receive the award. As per tradition, the winner will be announced on Jan.19, 2019, during the Installation Dinner, when new Chamber officers will be installed.

The nominees must be a member of the Chamber and must reside on Saipan. Qualifying criteria includes active personal participation in the Chamber’s committees, events, programs, and meetings; active community involvement and contributions; and being widely recognized for his/her area of expertise.

Possible nominees are Chamber members who support the local workforce, active in Chamber events and programs, and exhibit outstanding efforts for both their businesses and the CNMI community.

The nominations are kept confidential and are voted on by the past recipients of this award in a closed meeting.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Saipan Chamber of Commerce website and completed nomination forms should be sent to email not later than Jan. 7, 2018.

Past recipients include Ivan Quichocho of TanHoldings (2017), Michael Sablan of Triple J Saipan (2016), Alex Youn of AC Pacific (2015), Vicky Benavente of Pacific Islands Club (2014), Marcie Tomokane of Bank of Guam (2013), Marcia E. Ayuyu of RJ Corp. and Anthony Pellegrino of Saipan Sea Ventures (2012), Bob Jones of Triple J Enterprises (2011), Jim Arenovski of Delta Management (2010), Ben Babauta of DFS (2009), Kathryn Barry of KB Communications (2008), K.J. Kim of Asiana Airlines (2007), Juan T. Guerrero of Herman’s Modern Bakery (2006), David M. Sablan of Century Insurance (2005), Mark Erwin of Continental Airlines (2004), Jerry Tan of TanHoldings (2003), Alex Sablan of Saipan Shipping Co. (2002), Jay Jones of Triple J Motors (2001), Wendi Herring of PIC (2000), Marian Aldan-Pierce of DFS (1999), Joe Ayuyu of McDonalds (1998), Ed Camacho of Pacific Financial (1997), and Efrain Camacho of EFC Engineers (1996).

For more information, call the Saipan Chamber of Commerce at (670) 234-7150.

Bea Cabrera | Correspondent
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.

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