2022 ANNUAL REPORT

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2022 Annual Report Our Mission The Chamber seeks to develop, enable, promote, and protect the interest of all Guam businesses. Our Vision To be the catalyst for sustainable economic growth that improves the quality of life in Guam.


A Message from our Chairman of the Board

A sincere Hafa Adai! to all my fellow Chamber members, I begin by thanking all of you for allowing me to serve as the 2022 Chairman of Guam Chamber Board of Director’s. Following the footsteps of my predecessors, particularly Mrs. Christine Baleto who led the Chamber through the pandemic, is not an easy task. One thing I do know, this has been one of the most fulfilling positions I have assumed in my career. And it has been such a great honor to have been allowed to do so. 2022 was filled with excitement! Coming out of the pandemic, working to rebuild our economy, faced with inflation, and then you add the elections, it was thrilling to say the least. However, the Chamber team focused on its mission and worked extremely hard to keep members informed, be a voice for the business community, collaborate with our partners (other Chamber’s, the military, etc.) and provide training and forums for our small businesses. The whole objective was to show the value the Chamber has brought and continues to bring to its membership. It is impossible to summarize all the Chamber has done through 2022 in this message. So, I would encourage you to take the time and read through the Annual Report which will provide of detail. As a final note, all this would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the President, Ms. Catherine Castro, and the Chamber staff. They are tremendous and impressive! All kudos goes to them. In closing, I want to again thank you for this opportunity. May God bless you all. Respectfully,

Edward Untalan Chairman of the Board

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A Message from our President

Dear Members, What a year it has been! In true Chamber fashion, we have blazed through 2022 with great member connection opportunities and activities. As you read into this year’s annual report, you will find that your Guam Chamber continues to be actively engrossed with our membership and the community in unique and various ways despite covid restrictions in the first and second quarter of the year. Starting in-person meetings again has been energizing and electrifying in jump-starting member engagement and connectivity. Our focus on Chamber sustainability has brought about innovative ways to interact with our members. The new Member2Member Program has been an excellent member to member conduit, bridging member employees with deals, discounts and specials offered by member companies by showing a special member affiliation card or mobile app for a special deal. If your company is not participating in this great program, let’s talk about the benefits you may be missing so we can get you signed up! The introduction of two podcasts offers another layer of outreach by discussing issues important to the private sector in our BizBox Podcast and showcasing our small business members in our Member Spotlight Podcasts. Anyone can listen to these brief vignettes in your car or while you are working out or even cooking a meal. Our podcasts can be found on Spotify or on the Guam Chamber’s YouTube channel. We continue to send out our weekly email notices, a benefit that was generated during the pandemic and has carried on keeping the membership informed of the many activities and issues that your Chamber is immersed in. Please click on the e-newsletters and scroll through the information. You never know what may be of interest to you and your company. We persevere in our efforts to be the watchdog for the private sector to ensure a level playing field for all companies doing business in Guam. Your on-going commitment to the Guam Chamber of Commerce means so much to us. We value every level of member contribution: your volunteer time, your leadership, talent, and financial support. We realize in today’s world where discretionary expenditures are not taken lightly, we count ourselves blessed to have you and your company as a valued partner. We appreciate your belief in the ideals the Guam Chamber espouses and your continued loyalty and investment in support of this organization. The Chamber Board, Staff and I look forward to working with you in the new year and thank you for your commitment to your Guam Chamber of Commerce.

Onward together, Catherine S. Castro 2022 Guam Chamber of Commerce • Annual Report


Lunch meeting with Vice Admiral Yancy Lindsey, Commander, Navy Installations Command (February 8) Our Armed Forces Committee leadership were invited by Capt. Luckett for a rare opportunity to meet Vice Admiral Yancy Lindsey, Commander, Navy Installations Command at the USO, Naval Base Guam. Special thanks to Joint Region Marianas and USO Guam for their hospitality.

Phillip Santos, Committee Chairman Mark J. Sablan, Vice Chairman GUANG Awards Through the Armed Forces Committee partnerships with local military commands, the AFC was proud to participate in the Guam Air National Guard 2022 Awards Ceremony. We would like to thank our members who contributed prizes for award recipients recognized for their outstanding contributions: ● Ada's Trust & Investment, Inc. ● Archway, Inc. ● Deloitte & Touche LLP ● Dusit Beach Resort Guam ● Dusit Thani Guam Resort ● Guam Fast Foods, Inc. ● Hilton Guam Resort & Spa ● Hyatt Regency Guam ● Matson Navigation Company ● P.H.R. Ken Micronesia, Inc. dba Ken Corporation ● Security Title, Inc. ● South Pacific Petroleum Corporation ● Triple J Enterprises

2022 Update for NAVFAC and Marine Corps (SAME) (February 24) The Armed Forces Committee in partnership with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME Guam Post) and the Guam Contractors Association held its Joint Membership Meeting virtually, along with its Navy Partners on Construction Program Update for NAVFAC Marianas and OICC Marine Corps Marianas where the organizations provided their annual construction program updates in relation to the realignment of U.S. Marines to Guam as well as construction updates from the Navy and Air Force installations.

AFC leaders met with Vice Admiral Yancey Lindsey, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) in February 2022 at the Naval Base Guam USO.

A CONVERSATIONS WITH EVENTS Captain Nicholas Simmons, Commander, Coast Guard (July 7) The Armed Forces Committee hosted its first ever “A conversation with” event kick-off with Captain Simmons, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Guam held at the Guam Chamber of Commerce. The round table discussion event was successful with a total of 20 AFC Members in attendance. Colonel Alejandro Buniag, ACE (September 15) A second “A conversation with” was held at the Guam Chamber of Commerce, featuring Colonel Alejandro Buniag, Team Chief, Army Coordination Element Guam (ACE), U.S. Army Pacific. The intimate round table discussion was successful with 18 AFC Members in attendance. Lt Col Jeremiah Hitchner, Space Conversion Officer, Guam Air National Guard (October 23) We would like to thank Lt. Col Jeremiah Hitchner for speaking to our Armed Forces Committee (AFC) Members at the Chamber office on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Members learned more about the Space Command and its potential capabilities for Guam.

A Conversation with Lt Col Jeremiah Hitchner, Space Force

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A Conversation with Colonel Alejandro Buniag, ACE


Toys for Tots Program The Guam Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz to bring joy to children in need at Christmas time since 2010. Through the generosity of various business, organizations, schools and the community at large, this annual toy drive campaign receives over a thousand gifts for both toddlers and teens. We would like to thank our members who have opened their doors to receive these gifts.

Dinner reception with +Woody Williams Foundation together with the Goldstar Families, Hyatt Regency Guam

Meeting with Brigadier General Paul R. Birch, Commander of 36th Wing AAFB. Chamber Office

Meet and Greet with SES Jimmy Smith, Director of Small Business Programs of the Navy

$5.844 (2020) Guam’s Gross Domestic Product Our combined membership represents 60% of our island’s Gross Domestic Product

Membership Retention: 92% 70% = Represent Small Businesses 20% = Construction Industry 20% = Tourism Industry

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT Reshaping Your Career Professional Development (August 25)

Deanna Crisostomo, Committee Chairwoman POP-UP SHOPS Support Local Women’s Pop-Up Shop (March 16) Showcasing over 20 women-owned local businesses, the Chamber Business Women’s Network held its first ever PopUp Shop event at the Chamber of Commerce building in Hagåtña. The event was very successful with over 1,000 members of the community walking through the doors. We would like to thank our participating small businesses: ● Guam Baby Co. ● Hunny Threads ● Styles by Kim ● The GuDog Supply ● Just Crunchies ● Bonita Baby ● Dudus Girl ● Newgen ● Rai Rose Rue ● Pinkerbell ● L.E.A.F. ● Creations ● Hafa Clay ● KC Creations ● CC Creative ● Sugar Fix ● Drip Served Daily ● Forged By Faith ● Umi and Meg ● Numa’lo ● Isla Charms ● Flame Tree Candle Co

Our CBWN featured a special professional development event, “Reshaping your Career,” at the Guam Chamber of Commerce building. It was a full house featuring a panel of women entrepreneurs who made unique pivots in their careers as a direct result of the pandemic. Their combined stories offered unique perspectives and inspiration for many aspiring to make personal and career changes. We would like to thank our guest speakers: • Eveline Campus. Vice-President Business and Development, Blue Ocean Medical Group dba International Health Providers • Giana Pangelinan, Owner, Accounting Management Solutions, LLC, & Guam Baby Company • Andrea T. Murer, Owner, Guam L.E.A.F. • Moderator: Deanna Crisostomo, General Manager, Tommy Hilfiger

Professional Development Event held at the Chamber Office

Professional Development Event August 25, 2022

March 16th Pop Up Shop, Chamber Office

June 18th Pop Up Shop, Guam Premier Outlets

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Toys for Big Boys and Summer Shopping pop-Up Shop (June 18) With the success of the first Pop-Up event, the CBWN held its second Pop-Up Shop, at a larger scale venue to accommodate the demand of participants as well as goods and services. We thank the Guam Premier Outlet for their generous support as venue for the event. With over 40 vendors in participation, the pop-up garnered much attention and brought in much appreciated patrons to support the pop-up vendors and GPO tenants. We would like to thank the following participating businesses: ● Audreena Valenzuela dba The Mannge Plug ● Pinkerbell ● Celeste Faerie ● Polynesian Handicraft ● Cessa.gubags ● Pudgy Pudge ● Crochet by Grae ● Rai Rose Rue Collection ● Crystal Energy Infinite Guam, LLC ● Self-Secured Official ● Drip Served Daily ● Seshion Apparel ● Elevate Body & Soul ● Simply Chante ● Everything in Between ● Sola Blooms ● Forged by Faith ● SonShine LED Lighting ● FundeForte ● Southern Mountain Gear ● Fur-iendly Bites ● Styles by Kim ● ghostn.co ● Sugar Fix Guam ● Guam Peeps ● Sweet Inasents ● GudGlass ● Tekanohi Polynesia Artisana ● Hafa Adai Creations ● The Automotive Healer ● Hunny Threads ● Totchi_yu ● K + N Collection ● Umi and Meg ● KC Creations 671 ● Wanderlust ● Lovelystuds_5 ● ZV Line ● Magåhet ● Mind • Body • Space ● Modern Day Clay ● Nvrgivup Lifestyle Just in time for the Holidays Pop-Up Shop (October 29) CBWN held its last Pop-Up event at the Guam Premier Outlets. With over 30 vendors in participation – it was a great success for those early shoppers checking off names on their Christmas list! • • • • • • • • •

Celeste Faerie Cessa Coconut Tree Company EcoNen Handmade Everything in Between Forged by Faith Fundforte Ghostn Guam Gypsy Soul

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Guam Peeps Hanae Hunny Threads Isla Charms Isla Jewelry Jslips Guahan K+N Collection KC Creations 671

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Lotus Touch Creations Lovelystuds5 Magahet Mariposa Made Modern Day Clay Numa’lo Refillery Pudgy Pudge Rai Rose Rue Collection

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Shai & Sky Boutique Smile Child Sticky The Automotive Healer Things N’ Stuff Tingz by T Umi and Meg Collection Wanderlust Paddle Boards


EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Tiyan High School College & Career Academy Advisory Board Officers: Brian Muna, Chairman • James Martinez, Vice Chairman • Jaclyn Denise Casil, Secretary (Guam Chamber of Commerce) Sophia Duenas, Principal • Dr. Rachel Pocaigue, Career Academy Coordinator

Professional Learning Communities Presentations Your Guam Chamber is a proud partner with the Tiyan High School – College and Career Academy. Two days of every month between September and May, students get to listen and interact with invited guest speakers who share their experiences in the career academy pathways. We are thankful for our members from International Health Providers, Buzzmark and Health City for providing an insight of their professional careers. Members interested in participating in these opportunity are encouraged to speak with Jaclyn Casil at the Chamber Office.

Tiyan High School Career Day (February 22) We thank the following members for their great support as speakers at the Tiyan High School Career Day in February. The school’s administration reported that the participation and caliber of speakers was outstanding, and the school is looking forward to the Chamber’s continued participation in this annual event. Great job and Thank You, members! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

APL – Charlie Hermosa Archway Inc. - Mika Caldwell Atkins Kroll Bank of Hawaii - Mark Tokito Buzzmark – James Pasion Cabras Marine – Joe Cruz, Wayne Bigler, Jehn Joyner Crust Pizzeria - Da’z Arceo Deloitte – Fierce Catoc DeWitt – Restine Hernandez & Rex Valerio Docomo Pacific – Ione Llagas & Luis Villagomez First Hawaiian Bank – Francine Cruz GTA – Michele Perez, Brian Muna & Kamia Dierking Guam Baby – Giana Pangelinan Guam Chamber of Commerce – Catherine Castro Guam Copier – Phillip Leddy Judiciary of Guam Probation – Vince Reyes L.E.A.F. – Andrea Murer M80 Systems – Jessica Leon Guerrero Marianas Finance Corp. – Carmelita Gogue Matson Navigation – Phillip Santos Pacific Daily News – Ethan Llagas & Keisha Taitano Paradise Auto Spa – Joe Roberto & Shyann Roberto Smithbridge - Robert Santos Triple J Auto Group – John McDermott Triple J Enterprises – Christopher Duenas

Rob Santos of Smithbridge presents at the Tiyan High Career Day

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Chris Duenas of Triple J Enterprises is a guest speaker at the Tiyan High Career Day


BE INSPIRED Roadside Adoption Clean-Up (August 20) Through the Roadway Adoption Program, GYP Committee, members & volunteers lent a helping hand at a roadside cleanup event at Aspinall Avenue in Hagåtña. The event promoted taking action for a cleaner, litter-free place to live, work, and play. Anthony Quenga, Committee Chairman Cameron Lorenzo, Vice Chairman Charlie Onedera, Be Connected Maiko Nakamura, Be Inspired Ione Llagas, Be Influential

2022 YOU DECIDE Legislative Forums

July 28 – Republican Candidates ““You Decide” Legislative Forum provided an opportunity for all candidates to address the Guam Young Professionals and members of the Guam Chamber of Commerce to be informed and knowledgeable about the issues and positions of candidates when voting at the polls. The Republican Candidate Forum was the first set of the forum with a total of 11 candidates and 479 attendees in participation.

August 4 – Democrat Candidates “You Decide” Legislative Forum provided an opportunity for all candidates to address the Guam Young Professionals and members of the Guam Chamber of Commerce to be informed and knowledgeable about the issues and positions of candidates when voting at the polls. The Democrat Candidate Forum was the second set of the forum with a total of 16 candidates and 561 attendees in participation.

BE CONNECTED Immersive Event at the Port (May 3) The GYP Immersive Experience Program provided an opportunity for young professionals to tour various facilities and experience the immersive environment of a company’s operations. The tour was successful with a total of … GYP members in attendance.

BE INFLUENTIAL Mentorship Program (Meet and Greet Mixer February 17) The Guam Chamber of Commerce hosted the GYP Mentorship Program Kick-Off. Our young professionals were paired with Chamber Board Directors for a year-long mentorship program

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JUVENILE DRUG COURT (JDC) AND RED RIBBON OUTREACH

LEGISLATIVE REVIEW & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Monty McDowell, Chamber Liaison The Guam Chamber of Commerce’s award-winning program continues to inspire and be a much-needed resource for clients of the JDC program. The Chamber’s life skills offerings, incentives and silver dollar graduation coins are much appreciated by the Judiciary of Guam and their client recipients. Thank you, members for your great support!

Life Skills Events We would like to thank our members for providing life skills workshops for the JDC clients. • February 18 - Larry Limtiaco, Sea Cadets • March 11 - Andrea Murer, Guam L.E.A.F. • July 29 Life Skills – Bank of Guam • September 30 – Bank of Guam • October 28 – Graphic Center

Red Ribbon Events “Celebrate Life! Live Drug Free” Through its partnership with the Judiciary of Guam, the Chamber has joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Guam Red Ribbon Week Committee to promote safe, healthy, drug-free lifestyles throughout the month of October, which culminates with the nationally recognized Red Ribbon Week. This campaign provides an opportunity for communities to unite by bringing together parents, schools and businesses as we look for new and innovative ways to keep kids safe and drug free. The event includes community outreach at shopping malls, education outreach at schools, a poster contest, and ends with the “Say Boo! To Drugs” event at Agana Shopping Center at the end of October.

Monty McDowell is spreading holiday cheer during a Raffle Turkey Thanksgiving Drawing at a JDC parent meeting

Andrea Murer of Guam LEAF sharing her unique products and concepts during the March Life Skills, Chamber Office

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The Guam Chamber reviews current laws and proposed legislation that make an impact on doing business in Guam. Additionally, the Board’s Delegadu Liaison Program with the Guam Legislature provides engagement opportunities to work together on businessfriendly proposals. Following are links to public hearings and testimonies that your Guam Chamber participated in this year: February 10: Public Hearing – Resolution 260-36 Testimony March 3: Public Hearing Bill 245 Public Hearing Bill 246 (March 10/16) April 7: Public Hearing Bills 260 & 261 May 2: Public Hearing Bill 231 May 10: Informational Round Table Discussion on Military Build Up June 29: Public Hearing Bill 290 September 2: Testimony Bill 306


SMALL BUSINESS & FOCUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Small Business Seminars Series Balancing Family, Work, Life Seminar (April 8) Mr. Andri Baynum, Counselor of IHP Clinic was the featured speaker at the Small Business Seminar who spoke on finding balance with work, family, and life by understanding resiliency; recognizing the factors to build and sustain resilience in your life; and learning how resiliency can help with anxiety and overall health. Participants gather with guest speaker Toshie Ito during the June 30th seminar

Members of the GPD speak to our membership during the September 23rd seminar

Joe Arnett sharing his tax planning tips for small businesses on September 30th

A full house during the Substance Abuse in the Workplace seminar on October 21st

Tips for Successful Employee Management (June 30) Ms. Toshie Ito, Proprietor of Motiva Training & Consulting was the featured speaker at the Small Business Seminar on June 30th. Toshie discussed various essentials of employee performance management. Her over 20 years of experience as a human resources trainer and consultant plus her warm personality make her a popular speaker at our seminar events. Crime Prevention Tips for your Business (September 23) The Chamber of Commerce was pleased to partner with the Guam Police Department to provide important information on how to keep businesses and employees safe from crime. This event also included an awareness presentation regarding active shooter situations and an opportunity for Q & A. The event was successfully booked with a full house in attendance. Tax Planning for Small Businesses (September 30) It is always a great seminar with Joe Arnett, Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP who was a featured speaker for Tax Planning for Small Businesses. When running a Business, it is important to know, understand and keep up to date with the current tax laws in order to make reasonable business decisions. Many of our small business members make it a point to attend this seminar for important tips for their businesses. Substance Abuse in the Workplace (October 21) An informative seminar was conducted by DEA Resident Agent in Charge, Ken Bowman, who shared information on how to identify substance abuse in the workplace. There was discussion on the most common drugs on-island and what to look for in individuals who are thought to be under the influence of drugs. We thank all of our fantastic speakers and look forward to another line up of great seminars in 2023!

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SIGNATURE EVENTS 24TH ANNUAL AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT The Guam Chamber of Commerce hosted 144 golfers at the 24th Annual Chamber Amateur Golf Tournament at the Onward Talofofo Golf Club. We had an overwhelming turnout of golf enthusiasts! The weather was perfect, and all participants expressed their excitement to play. The top three (3) teams based on net scores are: ● 1st Place Team: Ken Duenas and Dave Blas with a gross score of 66 and a net score of 68.4. ● 2nd Place Team: Ronald Young and Robert Manalo with a gross score of 61 and a net score of 69.4. ● 3rd Place Team: Jason Miyashita and Michael Um with a gross score of 88 and a net score of 70.0. Bill Bernardo and John Rios were recognized for placing 24th in homage to the 24th year of the annual tournament event. We would like to thank our sponsors: • Michelob Ultra Superior Light Beer • Bank of Guam • Calvo’s Select Care • Security Title • Vantage Advertising • Bank Pacific • Deloitte & Touche • Atkins Kroll Inc. • Cars Plus LLC • Royal Bics • South Pacific Petroleum Corporation • Triple J Enterprises • Ada’s Trust & Investment, Inc.

Members enjoying a great day of golf at the Onward Talofofo Golf Club

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ASC Trust Bank of Hawaii Cornerstone Valuation Docomo Pacific Ernst & Young First Hawaiian Bank Hilton Guam Resort & Spa Island Business Systems & Supplies Matson Navigation Company Mobil Oil Guam Payless Supermarket

President Catherine Castro presents awards to all winners of this year’s tournament, Chamber Office


SIGNATURE EVENTS 98th ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION The Guam Chamber of Commerce recognizes member companies celebrating twenty (20) plus milestone years of service (in five-year increments) to the community at the annual Guam Chamber Anniversary Gala. The Chamber also pays tribute to the Guam Business Hall of Fame Laureates who have made significant contributions to the business community. It’s a night of celebration for the private sector that features a special VIP Pre-party for anniversary recipients and an after-party (or two) for the many that want to extend the celebration! View more celebration photos here!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors! • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

OIA’O/ B.N.B. Barrett Enterprises Atkins Kroll, Inc. Jones and Guerrero Company First Hawaiian Bank Security Title Cars Plus Bank of Guam Ada’s Trust and Investment South Pacific Petroleum Corporation Triple J Enterprises Docomo Pacific MicroMed Suppliers Pacific Froots

GUAM BUSINESS HALL OF FAME The Guam Business Hall of Fame pays tribute to a company and a business leader (employed, retired or deceased) who have made exceptional contributions to business and industry in Guam. The aim of the Business Hall of Fame is to recognize Guam’s champions of free enterprise and entrepreneurship through the Guam Chamber of Commerce. We congratulate Joey Crisostomo, 2022 Guam Business Hall of Fame Laureate! Congratulations to Joseph ‘Joey’ Crisostomo 2022 Laureate

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS Our monthly Chamber meetings are a great way to meet with other members, learn about issues and keep up to date with current events. Make it a point to attend these informative events to take advantage of the great member to member opportunities that exist at each membership meeting. Meetings take place on the last Wednesday of the month with the exception of the November Annual Meeting. There is usually no December meeting scheduled. We look forward to seeing you at a membership meeting very soon!

May Membership Meeting with guest speaker Melanie Mendiola, GEDA CEO

June Membership Meeting with guest speaker Frank Ishizaki, Former Senator and Chief of Police

March Membership Meeting with guest speaker Ho Eun, Owner, Core Tech

February 23: Edward Untalan, Chairman of the Board, 2022 Strategic Plan March 30: Ho W. Eun, Owner & Founder, Core Tech Int’l Corp, GVB Korea Market Committee Chairman (The Return of Tourism: Korea Market Projection) April 27: Shawn Gumataotao, Managing Partner, GET LLC, Adjunct Instructor, UOG and Former Communications Director, Governor Felix Camacho (How Federal Funding is Used in Guam) May 25: Melanie Mendiola, Administrator & CEO, GEDA (Public Finance Opportunities Available through GEDA) Jun 29: Frank Ishizaki, Retired FBI Special Agent, Former Senator, Former Director, Dept of Corrections (Public Safety and How to Protect Your Business) July 27: Joe Arnett, Tax Advisor, Deloitte & Touche (Inflation and Potential Solutions to Improve Economic Resilience) Aug 31: Attorney General Forum featuring AG Leevin Camacho (Incumbent) and Douglas Moylan Sep 28: Rear Admiral Benjamin Nicholson, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas (Joint Region Marianas Update) Oct 26: Special Agent Erwin T. Fejeran, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (Fentanyl 101)

February General Membership Meeting held at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa

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SPECIAL EVENTS AmChams of Asia Pacific Doorknock Series March 18 - Implications and Consequences of Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the US Indo-Pacific Strategy featuring the following: Ryan Hass, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and the former NSC Director for China, Taiwan, and Mangolia under President Obama. He is also the author of “Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence”. Steven Okun, Chair, AAP; Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates Shiumei Lin, Vice Chair, AAP; Vice President, Public Affairs, UPS April 13 - Driving the Development of US Policy towards the Asia-Pacific and Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: What AAP Members Need to Know featuring: Charles Freeman, Senior Vice President for Asia, US Chamber of Commerce Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President & Head of Strategic Advocacy, US Chamber of Commerce August 23 - Featuring Jonathan Martin on American politics and his book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” October 7 - Increasing US Outbound Investment Screening for China featuring Christine Daya, Partner of DLA Piper and Ryan Hass, Senior Fellow of Brookings Institution & Senior Advisor of McLarty Associates October 25 - US Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade on Protecting Manufacturing and Supply Chains from Forced Labor featuring: Eric Choy, Acting Executive Director Trade Remedy Law Enforcement, Office of Trade at CBP Annmarie Highsmith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade at CBP John Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade at CBP Moderator: Steven Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

AmChams of Asia Pacific: Washington DC Doorknock July 2022 President Catherine Castro attended this year’s the annual Washing DC Doorknock The groups’s interest in meeting with members of the Biden Administration and with representatives from both the House and Senate was to promote efforts to restore U.S. economic leadership and advance shared prosperity and technological invocation in the Asia-Pacific Region. There is uncertainty in the strength and viability of the Administration's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. Although the IPEFF is seen as positive, there is skepticism of its effectiveness without traditional agreements, which locks in tariff reductions and trade terms.

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SPECIAL EVENTS MOU Signing with GCOC & IEAT (April 13) Guam Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Edward Untalan, together with Chairman Chiao Chang Huang, Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT), Director General Paul Yin-Lien Chen, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Director Felix Yen, Guam Affairs, Guam Taiwan Office, and Director General Douglas Yu-Tien Hsu, Department of North American Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs signed a mutual cooperation agreement between the Guam Chamber of Commerce and The Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei which marks the strengthening of relations between our organizations to share common business interests and a commitment to pursuing friendship and reciprocal cooperation relating to economic endeavors to support Guam and Taipei.

Action PAC Fundraiser (April 28) In support of Action PAC, Inc., Guam Chamber of Commerce hosted a fundraising event to promote the PAC and its key issues. Members, and the community at-large were invited to join this event. We would like to thank all the donors for their support and in-kind contributions to the PAC.

Meet & Greet with Ambassador Yuri Kim (August 3) Guam Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet & Greet with Ambassador Yuri Kim who works on key foreign policy and national security challenges across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It was a great opportunity to meet with a daughter of Guam who now serves the United States in the capacity of U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Albania. 2022 Guam Chamber of Commerce • Annual Report


SPECIAL EVENTS Chamber Health Fair (July 11) The Guam Chamber of Commerce in partnership with group health plan Calvo’s Select Care held a free Health Fair event at the Chamber building. We encouraged our members to stop in to meet nutritionists, wellness and fitness experts, get their vitals taken and grab a healthy snack to go! We would like to thank those who offered their services to our members: • • • • • •

American Red Cross Calvo’s SelectCare Guam Behavioral Health & Wellness Center Health City International Health Providers Island Skin Spa

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Pacific Froots Pacific Life Chiropractic Paradise Fitness Payless Markets STEEL Athletics Unified Guam

Attorney General Forum (August 31) Attorney General Forum featuring candidates Leevin Taitano Camacho (Incumbent) and Douglas B. Moylan, who are vying for the Attorney General of Guam seat. The forum was held during the General Membership Meeting at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. The forum was very successful with over 125 Chamber Members in participation.

Attorney General Forum held at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa

Gubernatorial Forum (September 7) Gubernatorial Forum featuring Governor Lourdes Leon Guerrero (Incumbent) and Former Governor Felix Camacho. The forum was held during the General Membership Meeting at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. The forum was very successful with over 140 Chamber Members in participation.

Meet & Greet with visiting Consul General of India at San Francisco (September 21) Members of the Chamber Board met with visiting Consul General of India T.V. Nagendra Prasad on September 21st to discuss possible opportunities between Guam and India in the area of green energy, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals and IT. Meet & Greet with visiting Consul General of India

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CHAMBER IN THE NEWS January 13 President Castro and Chairman Untalan on The Link, KUAM 14 President Castro and Chairman Untalan on The Point with Ray Gibson

March 17 President Castro (KSTO/KISH) 24 President Castro on The Point with Ray Gibson 25 President Castro on PDN re: Golf Tournament

May 10 President Castro Interview with Big Fish Creative re: Bank of Guam Coffee Table Book

June 17 President Castro on The Point with Ray Gibson re: Pop up 21 President Castro on the Tony Lamorena Show

July 19 Charlie Onedera (GYP) on The Point with Ray Gibson re: Legislative Forums 28 President Castro on The Point with Ray Gibson re: Pop up

August 3 Charlie Onedera (GYP) on the air with Pauly Suba from PBS

September 15 President Castro comment on PDN re: increase of number of business licenses 27 President Castro on the air with Patti Arroyo and Gunnery Sergeant Rubin Tan (Toys for Tots) 30 President Castro on The Point (Toys for Tots)

October 6 President Castro on PDN, Guam Trades Academy publication request for quote 19 President Castro on The Point with Ray Gibson re: Pop up

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CHAMBER IN THE NEWS October Guam Chamber of Commerce Hosting Tony Talks on K57 24

James McDonald, Guam Crime Stoppers Angelica Bamba, Judiciary of Guam Probation Office & Lt. Alejo Lujan, Guam Army National Guard Counterdrug Program Monty McDowell, Advance Management Inc.

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Phillip Leddy, Action PAC Gunnery Sergeant Rubin Tan, U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign Christine Baleto, Pacific FROOTS & Docomo Pacific Sophia Duenas, Principal & Rachel Pocaigue, Career Academy Coordinator (Tiyan High School College Career Academy) Monica Guzman, G.U.M.A.

Guam PDN Articles Protehi I Lina’la’ I Taotao (Protect the Livelihood of our People) January 19 Untalan: Guam Chamber of Commerce to focus on inflation in 2022

June 15 Untalan: Put taxpayers first, implement tax reform measures now

March 16 Untalan: Work together to preserve and sustain our fragile private sector

July 12 Castro: Prioritize safety for our island community

April 13 Protehi I Lina'la' i Taotao: Relief at the gas pumps possible - contact your senators May 11 Duenas: Workforce development begins at home and in the classroom

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August 10 Your vote, your voice September 13 Castro: High School Career Academy boosts students’ workforce readiness October 12 Castro: Joey Crisostomo, president of Cars Plus, is exemplary role model of this generation


Join Us In Welcoming Our New Chamber Members! Let's show them some love and welcome them to the membership!

JANUARY Re/Max Luanna Simmons Luanna Simmons, Real Estate Agent 671-300-8147 • lsimmons@remaxguam.com Club With Kyong Hee Cho, Owner 671-888-3295 • kimbocho@gmail.com FEBRUARY JSE Engineers, LLC Gabriel Jugo, Principal Engineer 671-588-8283 • gjugo@jseguam.com JCB International (Micronesia), Ltd Takahiko Watanabe, Director/ General Manager 671-646-0993 • takahiko.Watanabe@jcbimic.com FloWater Danny Taitingfong, Owner 671-727-3569 • info@flowaterguam.com

The Solution Dot Miller, CEO 303-885-2501 • dot@the solutionwebsite.com

MARCH L.E.A.F. – Local. Eco. Alternative. Future Andrea Murer, Owner 671-482-0811 • hello@guamleaf.com

Alpha Insurers Jeffrey Hsiao, Vice President/ CEO 671-477-8701 • sbaza@aiguam.com

Twisted Tattoo Guam Jenny Delgado, Owner 671-487-1512 • ladytek.jrd@gmail.com Ly Partners Micky Hwang, Owner wsup413238@gmail.com Adahi Tech Jeffrey Nantin, Chief Architect 671-688-5338 • jeff@adahi.tech Seyhan Trade Abdullah Artiran, Owner 671-777-7499 MAY Hagatna Restoration and Redevelopment Authority Lasia Casil, Executive Director 671-922-2527 Guam Philharmonic Foundation Inc. Maximo Ronquillo, President info@guamphilharmonic.org

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Eco Friendly Resources, LLC David Taitano Jr., Vice Preisdent 671-475-5133 • David.taitano@efrguam.com Access Chris Harris, Area Vice President 808-673-3200 • charris@accesscorp.com Busy Ant Marketing Sharla Torre, Managing Member 671-489-1097 • info@busyantmarketing.com Hagatna Bay Consulting, Inc. Robert Marks, President 671-486-0464 • yokomarks@Hotmail.com Guam Army National Guard Stephen Warren JULY HCG Corporation dba Health City Joel Tudela, President 671-787-9687 • sales@healthcitynutrition.com American Cancer Society Edward Lee, Development Manager


Join Us In Welcoming Our New Chamber Members! Let's show them some love and welcome them to the membership! PanIQ 45 Gemma Lopez, Owner 671-777-8934 • lopezgemma@yahoo.com

Island Cuisine Jason Blas, Owner/ General Manager 671-888-9853 • support@islandcuisine.net

OIA’I’O/ B.N.B. Royden Fernandez, CEO 671-989-2863

Legends Tattoo Guam Justin Ulloa, Owner 671-988-5513 • guamlegends@gmail.com

AUGUST Club Icon JD Castro, Owner 671-646-2526 • guamicon@gmail.com

Moda Ginos Hargopal Sachdev, Owner 671-477-8945 • ginoguam@teleguam.net

Postal Express Inc dba Post Net Aehee Rhee, President 671-649-2917 Aflac – Raquel Sablan Raquel Sablan, District Sales Coordinator 671-689-6769 Phauley Corporation dba Plumbing Pros Guam Pauline Manubay, President 671-646-7767 • plumbingprosguam@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER ZV Line Zaldy Manalese, Sole Proprietor 671-687-7883 • zvlineonline@gmail.com Guam Ink Hustle Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio Jordanna Escobar, Owner 671-727-6028 • info@guinkhustle.com OCTOBER Access Medical Transport Wella Van Unen, President 671-646-6970 • guam.amt@gmail.com Accidental Florist Drew Murphy, Creative Director/ Designer 671-480-3386 • accidentalflrst@gmail.com Bikefix Guam Derek Horton, Bike Shop Owner 671-686-2012 • bikefixguam@gmail.com ESGC Guam LLC dba ESC Pacific Ryan Nelson, Vice President 671-922-0476

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Over the Blue Ruth Gurusamy, President 671-647-5355 Tools Plus Maria Ramos 671-483-1066 • toolsplus.gu@gmail.com Sylvan Learning Center Marie Nelson, President 671-477-0700 • sylvanguam@yahoo.com NOVEMBER Guam ENT, LLC Jerry Castro 671-989-1368 • clinicadmin@guament.com Core Tech International Corporation Chit Bathan, CEO 671-473-5000 • chit.bathan@coretechintl.com




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Thank you for your membership! We look forward to working with you in 2023! Catherine S. Castro, President Jackie Casil, Operations Manager Rebekah Mendiola, Committee Liaison Specialist Irish Capili, Bookkeeper and Member Advocate Brandin Ogo, Administrative Support Specialist Schuyler Delgado, Programs & Projects Coordinator Devynn Lucuab, Bookkeeper