CNMI SBDC to highlight local businesswomen 

Posted on Sep 21 2021

In celebration of American Business Women’s Day, the CNMI Small Business Development Center at the Northern Marianas College will be hosting an online information session featuring several entrepreneurs who will be sharing their experiences, challenges, business tips and money-making habits. 

The session will be held Sept. 22, 2021, on Zoom from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, ChST. 

The event will highlight entrepreneurs Cherese Palacios (Mind2Muscle, owner), Asia Hilario (Self-Love Coach, owner), Momoko Halstead (SPN.dylus670, owner), Lei Tenorio (Marianas Crane, owner), Elina Gharti Chhetri (Marianas Creations, co-owner), Mercilynn Palec (Chiku Chiku, owner), and Aysha Cabrera (Neni Girl Nails, owner).

All the guest speakers have started small businesses in the CNMI. More information about the owners and their businesses can be found on their respective Instagram pages:

• Mind2Muscle: @mindxmuscle670

• Asia Hilario: @asia.hilario

• SPN.dylus670: @SPN.dylus670

• Marianas Crane: @marianascrane

• Marianas Creations: @marianascreationssaipan

• Chiku Chiku: @chikuchiku.official 

• Neni Girl Nails: @shopnenigirl

Interested individuals who would like to register or to find out more about starting or growing a small business can email or call (670) 287-6888. A confirmation email with a Zoom link and passcode will be sent upon registration. 

The CNMI SBDC offers free one-to-one confidential counseling to potential and existing business owners. In addition, CNMI SBDC offers free webinar training throughout the year. A calendar with upcoming training dates can be found at For more information, please visit the CNMI SBDC office located at the Northern Marianas College, Building P, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The CNMI SBDC is a member of the University of Guam Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network. PISBDCN is partially funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 

Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals with at least two weeks advance notice. For arrangements, contact CNMI SBDC Administrative Office manager Mercilynn K. Palec at (670) 237-6888, or email (PR)

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