SBA awards for Kaua‘i County

• Young Entrepreneur of the Year • Person of the YearFamily-Owned Business of the YearMinority Small Business Champion of the YearHome-Based Business Champion of the YearExporter of the Year          

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jeni Kaohelauli‘i, President

Work It Out


Nominated by: Connie Clausen

American Savings Bank

Person of the Year         

Marie Cassel, President

Sweet Marie’s Hawai‘i Inc.


Nominated by: Connie Clausen

American Savings Bank


Family-Owned Business of the Year

Carswell family, Founders and Current Owners

Princeville Ranch Adventures

Nominated by: Larry Dressler/Lisa Kobayashi

Bank of Hawai‘i

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

Patricia Griffin, President

Lihu‘e Business Association


Nominated by: Sonia Topenio

Bank of Hawai‘i


Home-Based Business Champion of the Year     

Liz Ronaldson, Owner

Growing Greens Nursery


Nominated by: Larry Dressler

Bank of Hawai‘i

Exporter of the Year       

Laura Cristobal, Owner

Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts


Nominated by: Kirk Nakamoto

Bank of Hawai‘i


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