Surround Yourself with Success at the 31st Annual Statewide SBA Awards on May 4!
Hawaii’s Small Business Person of the Year, Regi Perry and wife, joined SBA Administrator Linda McMahon in D.C. to kick off National Small Business Week.
The 2018 SBA Small Business Awardees will gather at the Hawaii Prince Hotel in Waikiki on Friday to showcase their businesses and tell the stories about building their dreams and creating success in the world of business. Find out what drives them and be inspired, too!
Go to https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/the-best-of-small-business-2018/ to see some of their backgrounds and to reserve your seat at the table for National Small Business Week today.
Congratulations to 22 amazing SBA Small Business Award winners from across the State! Check out these top performers and join the celebration!
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE FOR MEDIA AND JOURNALISM
- Howard Dicus, Hawaii News Now
- Denise Laitinen, DLC Hawaii Media
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE FOR MINORITIES
- Maria “Kit” Zulueta, Kit Zulueta Productions
- Michelle Kauhane, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement- State of Hawaii
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS
- Terri Funakoshi, Mink Center for Business and Leadership -State of Hawaii
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
- James Mayfield- State of Hawaii
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
- Scott Morita, Morita Orthodontics
- Teena Rasmussen, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development – State of Hawaii
SBA YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
- Charlie Li Jen Chang, Tea Boss, Inc.
- Kathryn Dahm and Emily Kunz, dba ChoiceHealth Bar
- Dylan Butterbaugh, Manoa Chocolate Hawaii- State of Hawaii
SBA FAMILY OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
- Dawn K.K. Kanealii-Kleinfelder, Liko Lehua
- Brian Bowers, Artistic Building Corporation
- Judith & Michael Sakamoto, Eight Points Distributors
- Linda Fernandez, Fernandez Entertainment - State of Hawaii
SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTER
- Brian Michael Wyland, Hawyland Styles Galleries Intl, (Wy’s Galleries)
- Malcolm Yorkston, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees- State of Hawaii and Region IX
SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
- Luciano and Chantal Zanon, Kula Bistro
- Maris Manzano, Verde Restaurant
- Angela Rey, Paul Streiter, Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill
- Chad Kobashigawa, Applied Computer Training and Technology
- Reginald “Regi” Perry, Barbers Point Aviation Services - State of Hawaii
SBA Salute to Our Military Veterans
Congratulations 2017 honorees
2017 Veteran Small Business Advocate: Raymond Jardine, Jr. , Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC
New Veteran Owned Small Business: Corey Cazares , Military Home Source
Veteran Employer of the Year: Ray Jardine, Jr., Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC
Hawaii Veteran Small Business Person of the Year: Gary Novosel, Raw Dog Hawaii