2018 Business Person Gala


Velma M. Palacios is the Director of Network Operations & Engineering for IT&E, where she is responsible for all wireline and wireless operations in the CNMI. A community advocate, she serves as the Board Chairperson of the Kagman Community Health Center (KCHC), the Secretary/Treasurer of the Northern Marianas Trades Institute (NMTI), a board member of the State Workforce Development Board, and a member of the Northern Marianas Business Alliance. Velma has served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors since 2012 and as President since 2016.


  The Saipan Chamber of Commerce extends our sincerest thanks to our 2018 Business Person of the Year Supporters! 


Oath of Office 


Event Sponsors:  

Complimentary Drinks provided by Coca Cola & Foremost Bevarage Co. |  Complimentary Table Wines by Calvo's Insurance Underwriters & D&Q International Distributors 
Monetary Donations by Burger, Comer & Magliari  |  Marianas Business Plaza 

Silent Auction Sponsors: 

  United Airlines  |  IT&E CNMI  |  Pacific Trading Co.  |  AON Insurance  |  Pacific Trading Company  | Angil Design Inc  |  Saipan Lau Lau Bay Golf & Resort  |   Triple J Saipan  |  Let's Go Saipan  |   Saipan Kanoa Resort  |  Marianas Pacific Distributors INc  |  Bridge Capital, LLC  |  Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan  | Joint Marketing Inc. | Marianas Business Plaza   |  Hyatt Regency Saipan

Table Sponsors: 

IT&E CNMI  |  Joint Marketing Inc.  |  Bridge Capital, LLC  |  Marianas Pacific Distributors Inc.  |  Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan  |  Xerox Corporation  |  Tan Holdings  |  Triple J Saipan  |  Pacific Islands Club