Six prominent businesspersons have been nominated for the 2017 Business Person of the Year award of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce.
The nominees are Velma Palacios and Rose Soledad, both of IT&E; Tyrell Pauling of Hyatt Regency Saipan; Jay Santos of Triple J Wholesale; Yoshihito Shibahata of Pacific Islands Club; and Ivan Quichocho of TanHoldings Corp.
According to Chamber executive director Jill M. Arenovski, the six have accepted their nominations.
“Now the process moves to judging,” she said in an email message to Chamber members.
The winner will be announced at the Business Person of the Year Gala on Jan. 27 at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan.
“Our [gala] will focus on these nominees, and what they do for our community. We know you will enjoy getting to know them better,” said Arenovski.
The gala used to be called the Chamber’s “Installation Dinner,” signifying the installation of the organization’s new officers and board members. This year, the theme for the evening is masquerade; some masks will be available for photo taking.