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Saipan Young Professionals 3rd Quarter Mixer "Networking with a Spin" 
Hosted By: 360 Revolving Restaurant
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 360 Revolving Restaurant 
located on the 8th floor of the Marianas Business Plaza 











The Saipan Young Professionals committee of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 3rd Quarter mixer last Thursday, September 21, 2017. The event was generously hosted by 360 Revolving Restaurant at Marianas Business Plaza. Guests were encouraged to bring a new and unwrapped toy to benefit the 2017 Toys 4 Tots Campaign on Saipan. Attendees enjoyed complimentary beverages donated by Saipan Brewing Company to 360 Revolving Restaurant as well as a delicious spread of appetizers.

SYP Co-chairs Zachariah Johnson (CNMI PSS) and Beau Tomokane (Delta Air Lines) kicked off the event by sharing some insight on SYP’s mission, goals, and on-going projects. Guests were challenged to meet two new people in order to grow their network. A highlight of the event was recognizing two outstanding SYP members who were both recently awarded Bank of Hawaii’s Small Business Revitalization and Development Grant: Shayne Villanueva (Roil Soil) and Tanya Salas (Tahine’s Creations).

From Left to Right: CNMI SBDC Director Nicole Babauta, 
SYP Chair Beau Tomokane, Jill Arenovski (Chamber Executive Director),
SYP Chair Zach Johnson, and Shayne Villanueva (Roil Soil)
From Left to Right: CNMI SBDC Director Nicole Babauta,
SYP Chair Beau Tomokane, Tanya Salas (Tahine's Creations), 
Jill Arenovski (Chamber Executive Director), SYP Chair Zach Johnson.

“I want to take this time to thank SYP for the motivation and support they have shown me.  I most especially want to thank fellow SYP member Nicole Babauta from the CNMI Small Business Development Center for providing this information to our group early on to better prepare myself. I look forward to what SYP has in store for me and look forward to working with these amazing individuals” said Shayne Villanueva. Tanya Salas added “I’m glad that I have been consistent in attending our SYP meetings and trainings. I really learn a lot and if it weren’t for attending, I would have never known about this grant”. 

The event also featured an exciting raffle drawing. Raffle prizes were generously donated by Fiesta Resort & Spa, Franken Brau, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Let’s Go Tours, Roil Soil, Tribe Marianas, The Shack, Thrive Medi-Spa, Sea Touch, Shirley’s Coffee Shop, and Swirls. The Saipan Young Professionals would like to extend a sincere thank you to 360 Revolving Restaurant for their support and generosity. They would also like to thank all the donors, mentors, and supporters for making the event a success. The SYP committee holds monthly meetings which also offer a mentorship and/or training opportunity. The quarterly mixers are for networking, teambuilding, and support. Members and nonmembers are invited to all events.


 Saipan Young Professionals 2nd Quarter Mixer "Nightlife in Motion" 
Hosted By: IT&E CNMI 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Tribes Bar, Garapan


The Saipan Young Professionals celebrated their 2nd Quarter Mixer at Tribes Bar on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The event was generously hosted by IT&E CNMI. The night started off with opening remarks from Co-Chairs Zachariah Johnson (CNMI PSS) and Beau Tomokane (Delta Air Lines). The coordinating of the event was spearheaded by ITE's Veronica Acosta and her Marketing Team: Margie Camu, Laarni Zapanta, and Natasha Tomokane. IT&E's Marketing Guru, Hans Mickelson had a brief presentation about IT&E's services and plans for the future. He also encouraged the young professionals to "continue what they are doing within the committee" and to "do what you love, the money will come later". 

The IT&E Marketing team set up a series of games for the young professionals and guests including fun family-style games "Pictionary", "Family Feud", and "Minute-to-Win-It" relay race. The games followed the theme of "team-building" which Veronica Acosta said "will help members get to know each other on a more casual level so that they are more open to share ideas and input during meetings". 

The Saipan Young Professionals would like to thank IT&E for an amazing 2nd Quarter Mixer.

Thank you also to the following sponsors for your role in the success of our event: Marianas Pacific Distributors, Inc., Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc., Swirls Saipan, The Shack Saipan, Marianas Business Plaza, Tahine's Creations, Zachariah & Kristal Johnson 

Saipan Young Professionals 1st Quarter Mixer "Shamrock & Roll

Hosted by: Franken Brau, Inc. 

Friday, March 17, 2017 at Franken Brau Bar

The Saipan Young Professionals celebrated “Shamrock & Roll”, a St. Patrick’s Day themed mixer at Franken Brau, Inc. in the village of San Antonio on Friday, March 17, 2017. “We are promoting SYP to our audience of young professionals and entrepreneurs within this community. We hope that our event will provide a comfortable setting where the SYP team can speak with interested individuals personally regarding our involvement, aspirations and foster meaningful connections. We especially would like to thank our host, Bruno Doestch of Franken Brau for allowing us this opportunity to have our mixer here. We enjoy our strong relationship with the Saipan Chamber of Commerce and our accessibility to its membership.” said Beau Tomokane, Delta Air Lines Operations Service Manager and SYP co-chair. 

The Saipan Young Professionals would like to thank Franken Brau for an outstanding 1st Quarter Mixer.

Thank you also to the following sponsors for your role in the success of our event: The Shack Saipan, IT&E CNMI, Marianas Business Plaza, Hard Rock Cafe, BankPacific, McDonalds of Saipan, Shirley's Coffee Shop, & Tammy James.

 Saipan Young Professionals 3rd Quarter Mixer "Networking: Sink your Teeth in" 
Hosted By: Paradise Dental Center

Thursday, September 29, 2017 at Paradise Dental Center, Gualo Rai

























The Saipan Young Professionals celebrated “Networking: Sink Your Teeth in”, a dental-themed mixer at Paradise Dental Center located in Gualo Rai on September 29, 2016 . The Paradise Dental Center team provided a beautiful table spread of food and bottomless drinks for all guests. Dr. Krum opened the event by talking about the different services that Paradise Dental Center has to offer. Mrs. Donna Krum announced the opening of the "Thrive Medi-Spa" early next year. The night also included some amazing giveaways, fun trivia game, and free photos from photographer, Mark James "Mike Ronesia". 

The Saipan Young Professionals would like to thank Paradise Dental Center for a fun and exciting 2016 3rd Quarter Mixer and a thank you to all raffle sponsors as well! 

 Saipan Young Professionals 2nd Quarter Mixer "Networking with a Twist" 
Hosted By:Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc. 
Friday, June 20, 2016 at Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc. office on the 2nd Floor of JCA Building

Team Pacifica - Rest Assured-
Shirley Sablan (Vice President and
Executive Manager of Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc. )
Team IT&E and SYP Members pose for a photo

The Saipan Young Professionals "Networking with a Twist- Plus One Mixer” was hosted by Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc. on Friday, June 20, 2016. The night started off with a brief and informative presentation from Pacifica employees. Pacifica provided free drinks and appetizers for all guests. Guests were encouraged to bring (1) friend to join the event as an opportunity to network and potentially become a member of the Saipan Young Professionals Committee. A fun aspect of the night was biting into a cupcake prefilled with either white or blue filling which determined which shirt color each guest would received. The shirt featured key points as pillars of a latte house that represented the core values of Pacifica Insurance. The event was thoroughly thought out and enjoyable for all present. 

The Saipan Young Professionals would like to thank Pacifica Insurance Underwriters for a fun and exciting 2016 2nd Quarter Mixer. Thank you to the following raffle sponsors as well: D&Q Saipan, McDonalds of Saipan 

If your company is interested in hosting an SYP Mixer, please call (670) 234-7150 or email