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SBA Awards & Editor’s Choice Awards

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hawaii Business Magazine SBA Small Business Awards 2019

Join us at the 32 Annual SBA Awards & Editor’s Choice Awards pau hana celebration as we honor top businesses, lenders, entrepreneurs and advocates in Hawai’i’s largest Small Business Awards program.

AGENDA
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration opens
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Awards Program
4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pau Hana reception, Small Business Expo, music and celebration

SBA HAWAI‘I’S SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS:

STATE OF HAWAI‘I

  • Small Business Person of the Year – Alvin Bongolan, and Rolf Klein, Hawaii Energy Systems, LLC
  • Entrepreneurial Success of the Year – Ross R. Scott, and Anna M. Scott, Sunshine Helicopters, Inc.
  • SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Kristal Muhich, Kauai Juice Co LLC
  • SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year – Craig Yoshikawa, and Max Yoshikawa, McKinley Car Wash
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year – Ken Hirata, Hawaiian Shochu Company
  • Small Business Advocate for Business & Industry – Mary Begier, Mary Begier Realty
  • Small Business Advocate for Women in Business – Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.
  • Small Business Advocate for Veteran Small Business – Noela Napoleon, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership
  • Small Business Advocate for Minority Small Business – Melanie Martin, Civil Rights Coordinator, State of Hawaii Dept. of Transportation
  • Small Business Advocate for Innovation – Tarik Sultan and Omar Sultan, Sultan Ventures, XLR8HI, XLR8UH
  • Small Business Advocate for Media & Journalism – Jay Fidell, ThinkTech Hawaii
  • Makana Ho‘okō no Ke Ola SBA Special Award for Lifetime Legacy – Naomi Masuno, Bank of Hawaii
  • Small Business Person of the Year – Tracy L.J. Lawson, Lawson & Associates, Inc.
  • SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Zak Barry, Matthew Hong, and Luke Unterman, Banan LLC
  • SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year – Dr. Mark Chun, Dr. Mitchell Chun, and Dr. Norman Chun, Kamaaina Dental Associates dba Dr. K B Chun and Sons
  • Small Business Advocate for Business & Industry – Kiran Polk, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce

COUNTY OF MAUI

  • Small Business Person of the Year – Angela “Angie” Leone, Maui Leones, LLC dba Coconut Condos
  • SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Ray Michaels, Maui Plumbing Inc.

COUNTY OF KAUA‘I

  • Small Business Person of the Year – Robert “Bob” C. French, Lealani Corporation dba Brennecke’s Beach Broiler & Brennecke’s Beachside Deli
  • SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year – Edward M. Kawamura, M. Kawamura Farm Enterprises, Inc.

COUNTY OF HAWAI‘I

  • Small Business Person of the Year – Delwin Bothof, Volcano Vineyards, LLC
  • SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Alfred R. Pacheco III, A P Construction LLC
  • SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year – Michael Nakashima, Rannikks Auto Specialists, Inc.
  • Small Business Advocate for Financial Services – Jacob Burrill, Jacob Burrill, CPA
  • Small Business Advocate for Innovation – Jim Wyban, Hawaii Island Business Plan Competition (Hiplan)
  • Small Business Advocate for Business & Industry – Miles Yoshioka, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS

  • Long-term Success – Juno Chung, Koa Pancake House
  • Green Business – Scott Cooney, Pono Home
  • Innovative Business – Isar Mostafanezhad, Nalu Scientific
  • Women-owned Business – Meli James, and Brittany Heyd, Mana Up
  • Best New Business – Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher, and Travis Morrin, Fork and Salad

Introducing our inaugural cohort into the
HAWAI‘I SMALL BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

  • Thanh Lam, La Tour Bakehouse
  • Kent & Lori Untermann, Pictures Plus
  • Tim Moore, Mike Moore, and Robert Aguiar, Old Lahaina Luau

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-awards-editors-choice-awards-tickets-58618960890

Venue

Prince Waikiki
100 Holomoana
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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