The Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association hosted its annual gala on March 7 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

Photos by Maureen N. Maratita

(from left) Linda Lim, assistant food and beverage manager, Tsubaki Tower; Robert Marks, Western Pacific manager, exp.; Clark S. Schaumann, country head of American territories for ANZ Banking Group Ltd.; and Lee Heather.

(from left) Steven Carrara, general counsel for IT&E and IP&E; and Lasia Casil, director of the Hagåtña Restoration and Redevelopment Authority.


The Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce held its Fanachu Famalao’an Women Rising leadership summit on March 5 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort.

Photos by Morgan Legel

(From left) Joann G. Camacho, director of market development, DFS; Leann Abonales, client relations manager, RiMS; and Keiko Nakayama, manager of consumer marketing, DFS.

Dean Huntsman, general manager, Dusit Thani Guam Resort and Eloisa Hudson, promotions manager, DFS.


The Consulate General of the Philippines in Guam and the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast forum on March 9 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort in recognition of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month.

Photos by Maureen N. Maratita

Panelists were (from left) Jessica M. Barrett, president of Barrett Enterprises Inc.; Mary Joy Sotic, co-founder of Guam Surveyor LLC; Jaylene Kent, president of JBK Enterprises LLC which does business as Isla Coatings and Roofing Supply and Jessica R. Leon Guerrero, president of M80 Systems Inc.

Pacita A. Tomada was the keynote speaker at the breakfast forum. She is the president and general manager of Emerald Pacific, which does business as Alamo/National/Enterprise Car Rental Saipan; co-owner of Drive Services LLC, which does business as Enterprise Guam and Cebu, Philippines; co-owner of Palau Trinity Corp.; owner of Tent Corp., which does business as SureStay Hotel by Best Western; and PhilGuam – USA Travel and Tours Guam.