Chung Kuo Insurance Guam hosted a luncheon in celebration of its 50th Anniversary at the Dusit Guam Resort on April 28. (From left) Albert Wu, director of Sunny Plastic Guam Inc. and president of the United Chinese Association of Guam; Sen. Telo T. Taitague of the 36th Guam Legislature; Chic-Kan Hsieh; representative of Chung Kuo Insurance Co.; and Anna Wang Kao, owner of Ocean Villa Guam, president of the Taiwan Business Association and president of the Chinese School Foundation.
Photo by Justin Green

DFS Saipan in Garapan reopened after two years. At the April 8 ribbon cutting were (from left) Marian Aldan-Pierce, former president of DFS Saipan; Rachel Tan, vice president of operations for DFS Mid-Pacific; Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres, Richard Gustafson, managing director for DFS Japan, Korea and Mid-Pacific and Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios. DFS also has a store at the Francisco C. Ada Saipan International Airport, which remained open during the pandemic to serve flights.
Photo courtesy of DFS

IT&E held a ribbon cutting on March 25 to celebrate the grand opening of its new corporate sales office in Oleai. (From left) Jay R. Shedd, executive vice president of Citadel Pacific Ltd.; Hans Mickelson, enterprise sales manager; James I. Oehlerking, CEO; Velma Ann M. Palacios, director, Network Operations & Engineering; Rose Soledad, general manager – CNMI; Rob Harrell, executive director – customer operations; and Julian Cooper-Nurse, executive director – commercial, all with PTI Pacifica, which does business as IT&E.
Photo by Justin Green

The Northern Mariana Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross hosted its first gala at the Kensington Hotel on April 23.

Attending were (From left) Arnold Sikat, AK aftersales director; Tom Mazzei, AK director of sales; Ernie Galito, AK business development director; Mark Swannie, KarBiz president; Wendi S. Herring, AK president; Loida Francia, AK Saipan TRAC and bodyshop manager; Joel Lesh, AK Saipan vice president and general manager; Alexander Hammett, Inchcape managing director for Asia developing markets; Clark Boswell, AK operations director; Didi Woodruff, AK Saipan sales consultant; Dexter Brenan, AK Saipan parts warehouse supervisor; Trina Cruz, AK marketing and communications director; Ben George, VERO senior vice president national business director; and Vincent Tudela, AK Saipan service manager.
Photo courtesy of Atkins Kroll Inc.

The Guam Chamber of Commerce hosted a membership luncheon at the Hilton Guam Resort on Spa on April 27.

(From left) New chamber members Jenny Delgado, owner and Ron Tek, artist of Twisted Tattoo and Edward G. Untalan, executive vice president and Guam-CNMI region manager at First Hawaiian Bank and chairman of the board of the chamber.

(From left) Ernie Galito, business development director of Atkins Kroll Inc. and chamber board member, Shawn Gumataotao, managing partner of GET LLC and event speaker; and Phiilip Santos, sales representative with Matson Navigation Corp.
Photos by Maureen N. Maratita