As the largest private business organization with over 160 business members in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Saipan Chamber of Commerce is an association aligned to make a difference in the Commonwealth community.
The Chamber offers various committees. All Chamber members are welcome to join any committee of their choosing. Active participation in events and activities is encouraged. Our organization is only as strong as our members. It is with the input and support of our members that we are a strong voice in our community. Chamber committees include: Armed Forces; Education; Environmental; Governmental Relations (GRel); Small Business; Saipan Young Professionals. Most committees meet for a one-hour meeting each month; the Chamber staff carries out the programs and events as detailed by each committee and as approved by the Board of Directors.
WHO WILL BE 2018 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR?
With 2018 coming to a close, we are looking to the start of a new year and the celebration of another year of resiliency. While Typhoon Yutu brought challenges both personally and professionally, it also gave members the opportunity to overcome obstacles on behalf of their families, staff, businesses, and our island.
To recognize these efforts, we are now accepting nominations for the Chamber’s 2018 Business Person of the Year (BPOY) award which will be announced at the “Business Person of the Year” Gala on January 19, 2019. Great nominees are Chamber members who support our local workforce, who are active in Chamber events and programs, and who amaze you with their efforts for both their businesses and our community. Nominees may be innovative in problem solving or bringing goods to market, show grace and humility when leading their team, or challenge the status quo in ways that advance our island. Nominations are currently being accepted. Completed nomination forms should be sent to my email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, January 7, 2018. The nominations are kept confidential and are voted on by the past recipients of this award in a closed meeting.
2017 Business Person of the Year
Past recipients include Ivan Quichocho of Tan Holdings(2017), Michael Sablan of Triple J Saipan (2016), Alex Youn of AC Pacific (2015), Vicky Benavente of Pacific Island Club (2014), Marcie Tomokane of Bank of Guam (2013), Marcia E. Ayuyu of RJ Corporation and Anthony Pellegrino of Saipan Sea Ventures (2012), Bob Jones of Triple J Enterprises (2011), Jim Arenovski of Delta Management (2010), Ben Babauta of DFS (2009), Kathryn Barry of KB Communications (2008), K.J. Kim of Asiana Airlines (2007), Juan T. Guerrero of Herman’s Modern Bakery (2006), David M. Sablan of Century Insurance (2005), Mark Erwin of Continental Airlines (2004), Jerry Tan of Tan Holdings (2003), Alex Sablan of Saipan Shipping Co. (2002), Jay Jones of Triple J Motors (2001), Wendi Herring of PIC (2000), Marian Aldan-Pierce of DFS (1999), Joe Ayuyu of McDonalds (1998), Ed Camacho of Pacific Financial (1997), Efrain Camacho of EFC Engineers (1996).
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Saipan Chamber of Comerce Bylaws (revised in 2017)
Last Updated 12/7/2018