Talk Story – Tess Shimabukuro

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tess Shimabukuro is at home at her desk at Gather Federal Credit Union’s main branch and offices in Kukui Grove Village West.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tess Shimabukuro of Gather Federal Credit Union, far right, joins representatives of other credit unions on Kauai in accepting a proclamation celebrating International Credit Union Week, and International Credit Union Day, from Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. Shown are Monica Belz of the Kauai Government Employees FCU, Conrad Rualizo, Jane Russell of the Kauai Teachers FCU, Leann Ishii of the Kekaha/Aloha Pacific FCU, Jacie Emoto of the McBryde FCU, Keith Uyeno, Charlene Garcia, and Shane Corregedore of Garden Island FCU, and Shimabukuro.

A group of 10 farmers got together more than 60 years ago to pool their resources in order to be competitive in their industry.