SCC names award nominees for its 2022 BPOY Gala

Posted on Jan 20 2023


The Saipan Chamber of Commerce has five nominees this year for its Business Person of Year award, among other awards that will be presented at the 2022 “Bowties & Diamonds” Business Person of the Year annual fundraiser gala on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at the Hibiscus Hall, Crowne Plaza.

The Business Person of Year nominees are Joseph Guerrero (of Naked Fish Bar & Grill), Dr. Nelson Krum (of Paradise Dental Spa), John J. Santos (of Triple J Saipan, Inc.), Emma Perez (of 500 Sails), and Nicole Babauta (of Docomo Pacific).

The nominees are all active members of the Chamber, gracious in their support of the community, and business leaders advocating for our economy and our enterprises.

In addition, the SCC also has the following nominees for these awards:

2022 Non-Profit of the Year
1. Marianas Alliance of Non-Governmental Organizations, or MANGO
2. Pickleball Federation of the Northern Mariana Islands
3. Kagman Isla Community Health Center

2022 Start-Up of the Year
1. BistroBoyz670
2. Bonitu Basula
3. Next Level Thrift & Consignment Shop

2022 Small Business
of the Year
1. The Angry Penne
2. Paradise Dental Spa
3. 360 Enterprises, Inc. dba 360 Revolving Restaurant

2022 Chamber Member of the Year
1. Northern Marianas College
2. Marianas Alliance of Non-Governmental Organizations, or MANGO
3. Docomo Pacific

The winners of the Gala Awards will be voted on by the Saipan Chamber of Commerce membership official representatives.

The BPOY gala serves as the SCC’s largest annual fundraiser for Chamber programming. Activities such as the Scholarship program, online seminars, workforce development training, small business support, and more to benefit its membership and local community. In addition, the event honors past Business Person of the Year recipients, current nominees, and the SCC board of directors. Additionally, the event celebrates the installation of the 2023 board of directors.

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