The Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala dinner on Aug. 21 at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort.

Photos by Leland Francisco

(From left) Carmen Quintanilla, library technician, MARC; Sarah Grainger, development coordinator; Erin Blas, administrative assistant; Katrina Perez, account manager, all of the UOG Endowment Foundation; and Maydelene Ganan-Flores, administrative assistant, MARC.

(From left) Cil Ogo, library technician; and Melissa Taitano, technical services librarian, both of the UOG Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library.



The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala on Aug. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

Photos by Meghan Hickey

(From left) Jeffrey W. Schweizer, general manager, Fiesta Resort Guam; Sophia Chu Wigsten, general manager, Hyatt Regency Guam; Mary P. Rhodes, president, Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association; Milton K. Morinaga, managing director, PHR Ken Micronesia Inc.; and Mark Tokito, senior vice president, Bank of Hawaii.

(From left) Ramon Diaz, finance manager, LSG Sky Chefs; Jocelyn Dias, controller, Black Construction Corp.; Norma De Castro, controller, Sentry Hospitality Corp.; and Rod De Castro, director of finance, Lotte Hotel Guam.

(From left) Eloisa Hudson, promotions manager, T Galleria by DFS, Guam; Wayne Hudson, husband of Eloisa; Nia Lim, retail marketing representative, T Galleria by DFS, Guam; and Michael J. Gatewood, attorney at law, Law Office of Michael J. Gatewood.

(From left) Tina C. Esteves, marketing manager; and Kristine R. Lujan, vice president of marketing and public relations, both of Triple J Enterprises.



KFC Guam held a launch event for its new breakfast menu on Aug. 27 at its Tamuning location.

Photos by Meghan Hickey

(From left) Frank Cruz, vice president and general manager; Edgar Allan L. Caper, marketing director; and Lars Peterson, managing director, all with Guam Fast Foods Inc., which does business as KFC Guam.

(From left) Mika Caldwell, vice president and general manager, Archway Inc.; Stacia San Nicolas, account executive; and Sandy Lujan Cruz, account executive, both of Inter-Island Communications Inc.



The Guam Economic Development Authority held the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies forum on Aug. 27 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa

Photo courtesy of Guam Economic Development Authority

(From left) Henry Cruz, economist, Guam Economic Development Authority; Natalia Faculo, assistant manager of the Commerce and Economic Development Division, GEDA; Gov. Edward B. Calvo; Herbert Thweatt, economic development representative, U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration; and Mana Silva Taijeron, deputy administrator, GEDA.


Photo by John I. Borja

(From left) Daniel D. Swavely, consultant, Daniel D. Swavely Consulting Services; Bernardo F. Gines, independent architect, and retired engineer, government of Guam; and Michael J.B. Borja, director, Guam Department of Land Management.



The Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association’s 46th Anniversary Social was held on Aug. 28 at the LeoPalace Resort Guam.

Photos by Meghan Hickey

(From left) Ian Lawton, director of safety and security, Hyatt Regency Guam; and Tanis Cantu, president, Shield Security.

(From left) Dolores Perez, executive assistant to the general manager; Lisa Phillips, residential leasing division manager; Keiko Takano, convention manager; and Tom Tsiao, director of housekeeping, all with LeoPalace Resort Guam.