VARO — Victim Advocates Reaching Out — hosted an inaugural purple masquerade gala on Oct. 15 at the Hotel Nikko Guam.

Photos by Vikki Fong

(From left) Jayne T. Flores, director of the Guam Bureau of Women’s Affairs; Maureen N. Maratita, publisher of Glimpses Media, Glimpses of Guam; Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero; and Elizabeth C. Duenas, associate broker, REMAX Diamond Realty and regional director, REMAX Micronesia/Philippines.

(From left) Louisa Borja, chief people officer for Pay-Less Markets and president of VARO; Jon Mendiola, public information officer of VARO; Trina A. San Agustin, program coordinator – communications & promotions at Guam Community College and vice president of VARO; Julie Ulloa-Heath, executive director of VARO and Brianna Duenas, fundraising chair of VARO.

(From left) Fabrienne Respicio, vice president of sales and marketing at GigaCrete Marianas; Josette Javallana, program coordinator IV at the Port Authority of Guam; and Trina A. San Agustin, program coordinator – Communications & Promotions at Guam Community College and vice president of VARO.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Guam hosted a National Day Reception in Guam at the Hyatt Regency Guam on Oct. 7.

Photos by Justin Green

(From left) Lily Yu, vice president of American Printing Corp. and vice president of the Taiwan Business Association of Guam; Albert Wu, president, FADA Investments LLC and president of the United Chinese Association of Guam; Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero; Paul Chen, director general of TECO; Sen. Tina Rose Muna Barnes, vice speaker of the 36th Guam Legislature; and 36th Guam Legislature Senators Amanda L. Shelton, Joe S. San Agustin, V. Anthony Ada, and Clynton Ridgell.

(From left) Shaha Jiffry, Mohamed Jiffry, former director (retired) of property services for the Outrigger Guam Beach Resort and husband of Shaha; Bruce E. Kloppenburg, CEO and board chairman; Donna W. Kloppenburg, executive vice president, and wife of Bruce, both from Kloppenburg Enterprises Inc.; and Anna Kao, owner, Ocean Villa Guam.

(From left) Anthony M. Babauta, chairman, Democratic Party of Guam; Sophia Chu Wigsten, general manager, Hyatt Regency Guam; first gentleman Jeffrey A. Cook, attorney with Cunliffe & Cook; and William Li, branch manager for Bank of Guam at Andersen Air Force Base.

Bank of Hawaii hosted a customer appreciation party at the Hyatt Regency Guam on Oct. 26.

Photos by Justin Green

(From left) Mark Tokito, senior vice president of the Guam Commercial Banking Center; Peter S. Ho, chairman, president, and CEO, both with Bank of Hawaii; Jeffrey Bristol, president of Sports Concept Inc., which does business as Goody’s Sporting Goods; Kathleen E. Bristol, secretary/treasurer of Goody’s, and wife of Jeffrey; and James C. Polk, vice chairman and chief banking officer, Bank of Hawaii.

(From left) Vincent Perez Jr., vice president and commercial banking officer, Bank of Hawaii; Steven Carrera, general counsel for Citadel Pacific; Chong Sue Hazzard; Charles B. Hazzard II, president and CEO, DZSP 21 and husband of Chong Sue.

(From left) Scott Clark, chief financial officer, Polaris Asset Management Guam Inc.; Albert Wu, president, FADA Investments LLC; Ellen J. Wilkinson, president and principal broker of Ellen’s Realty; and Miyuki Atsuta, realtor with Ellen’s Realty.

Pomika Sales hosted a Divali Festival food tasting at the Capitol Kitchen on Oct. 22.

Photos by Oyaol Ngirairikl

Tricee P. Limtiaco, assistant general manager for administration at the Guam Power Authority, (right) has henna art drawn on her hand by Alexis Cruz, artist with Lorzalyn’s Face and Body Art Painting, Crafts, and Design – Guam.

(From left) Kavita Hemlani Re, manager, Pomika Sales; Vashi Hemlani, owner, Pomika Sales; and Minakshi V. Hemlani, attorney with the Law Offices of Minakshi V. Hemlani PC.

Atkins Kroll Inc. in Guam was awarded an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program or SHARP certification. As a SHARP site, AK Guam is exempt from programmed OSHA inspection for two years. AK is the first company on the island and in the Pacific to achieve this milestone. In all of Region IX, which includes California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands, AK is the only automotive dealership to receive a SHARP certification.
Receiving the certificate is Alex Yap, president of Atkins Kroll Inc. for Guam and Saipan (left) and Director David Dell’Isola, director of the Guam Department of Labor.
Photo by Oyaol Ngirairikl

GTA hosted a groundbreaking for its Alupang Data Center and cable landing station in Tamuning on Oct. 6. The center will offer more than 31,000 square feet of floor space built to Tier III standards with 4.0 megawatts of power capacity. Amorient Engineering and Nova are due to complete the project in third quarter 2024. At the event were (from left) Benjamin Wu, partner, Huntsman Family Investments; Roland Certeza, president and CEO, GTA; Gov. Lourdes A Leon Guerrero; Paul Huntsman, president and CEO of Huntsman Family Investments and David J. John, chairman of ASC Trust and chairman of the board of GTA.
Photo by Justin Green

South Pacific Petroleum Corp.’s Circle K stores hosted a Craft Beer & Whiskey Festival at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort on Oct. 22.

Photos by Oyaol Ngirairikl

The Circle K crew at the event were (from left) Dee Remiz, supervisor; Johanna Lebouef, loyalty program administrator; June Bautista Sinajana supervisor; Dorothea “Dot” Toves, Piti supervisor; Barbara Quenga, retail supervisor, Barrigada; Retail Supervisor Ypao Malon Pascua, retail supervisor, Ypao; Adriana Hernandez, family member; and Christian Dionio, retail manager, Fountain Plaza. Andrew Brunson, head brewer at the Guam Brewery.

Andrew Brunson, head brewer at the Guam Brewery.

The Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association and the Guam Travel and Tourism Association hosted a tourism forum on Oct. 18 at the RHIGA Royal Laguna Guam Resort. At the event were (from left standing) Simon A. Sanchez II, vice president and general manager of Guam Dry Cleaning; and Karl A. Pangelinan, director of business and market development for
Guam – Micronesia for APL; and (from left seated) Shuichi Matsuda, general manager, Sure Stay Hotel and Days Inn; Yoshihisa Otani, director of sales and marketing, Westin Resort Guam; Hanseok “Nick” Song, president of Haevichi Hospitality Guam Inc. and general manager of Westin Resort Guam; Akihiro Tani, general manager, Pacific Underwater Observatories Inc., which does business as Fish Eye Marine Park Guam; and Bradley D. Kloppenburg, president of Turtle Tours and Kloppenburg Enterprises Inc.
Photo by Maureen N. Maratita

Joaquin P.LG. Cook, president and CEO of Bank of Guam; David J. John, chairman and managing director of ASC Trust LLC; and Maureen N. Maratita, publisher of Guam Business Magazine visit with companies in the Bank of Guam ASC Trust LLC annual List of the Top Companies in Micronesia in the
November-December issue of Guam Business Magazine on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

(From left) Cook; Mark J. Mamczarz, vice president of finance, secretary and treasurer of Black Construction Corp.; Maratita; Leonard K. Kaae Sr., senior vice president and general manager; John M. McSweeney, vice president of estimating and business development; Donald J. McCann, vice president of operations, all with Black Construction; and John.

(From left rear) Joaquin P.L.G. Cook, chairman and president, Bank of Guam, Bobby Gopez, parts director; Dean Mueller, vice president of operations; David J. John, chairman and managing director, ASC Trust LLC; Fred Cardinas, service director, Matthew Gumabon, dispatcher/service supervisor; Sharminn Canda, accounting manager; and (from left front) Cherry Guerrero, HR manager, Derrick Muna Quinata, president and CEO of Monster Auto Corp., which does business as Guam AutoSpot; Maureen N. Maratita, publisher of Guam Business Magazine; and Arnel Esturas, controller.

(From left) Cook; Maratita: Douglas R. Dean, senior vice president, South Pacific Petroleum Corp.; and John.

(From left) John; Maratita; Ho S. Eun, chairman, Core Tech International Corp.; and Cook.

The Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan officially opened on Oct. 31. Attending the ribbon cutting were (From left) Robert Coates, general manager, Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan; Thomas Mayrhofer, regional general manager, Crowne Plaza Resorts Guam and Saipan; Abhijay Sandilya, managing director, IHG Japan; Lydia Tan, Jerry Tan, president and CEO of Tan Holdings and husband of Lydia; Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres; Bishop Ryan P. Jiminez; first lady Diann T. Torres; Jennifer Tan, director, S.A.I Leisure; and Rep. Edmund S. Villagomez, speaker of the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives.
Photo courtesy of Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan