Announcing the 2014 Business Achievement Award Finalists!
The judges have spoken.
After months of receiving nominations for Pacific Edge Magazine’s Business Achievement Awards, an independent panel confirms the 2014 finalists. Here are the Hawaii individuals and companies that the judges felt most exemplified the criteria for individual categories and made the biggest impact on local business and community:
Young Professional of the Year:
Love Chance, founder of Indigenous Soap Company
Rechung Fujihira, founder/CEO of BoxJelly
Kristin Kato, owner/lead cake designer of A Cake Life, LLC
Aric Saunders, partner/co-founder of Hawaii Eco Project
Business Executive of the Year:
Gabrielle Barthlen, MD of Sleep Center Hawaii
Matt Gilbertson, president/owner of MGA Architecture
Raymond Jardine, chairman/CEO of Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC
Richard Schuman, owner/president of Schuman Aviation Company, Ltd.
Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year:
Scott Creel, senior marketing manager of Ala Moana Center
Kristin Kilburn, retail service manager of Ala Moana Center
Keala Richards, general manager of Da Kitchen
Cathy Walker, co-owner of Pop-A-Lock of Honolulu
Find out which finalists will take home 2014 Business Achievement Awards by attending the celebratory red carpet gala on Thursday, Sept. 25. Meet these outstanding professionals while enjoying a sit-down dinner, specialty cocktail and live entertainment at the historic Iolani Palace. Visit the awards gala registration page to find out more.