Hawaii Business All Stars Honored


I had a good night taking photos at the 4th Annual Small Business Hawaii Education Foundation Awards dinner last Friday night, September 16. The annual event is a gathering of business leaders, mainly in the area of small business to honor several of their own people. This year Joe Nicolai of JN Services was named Small Business Person of the Year. Others so honored included Win Schoneman, owner of Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts in Hawaii Kai, Tyler Roukema, owner of the Outback Steakhouse also in Hawaii Kai, Jim Dooley of HawaiiReporter.com, and 4 others. A complete list of the honorees is posted at the Smart Business Hawaii website. I shot about 700 photos that night of which about 60 have been published. They are viewable by clicking the slide show above and also on my Flickr website as well as on SBH. Selected photos are shown below.

Collage of the major award winners Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser, Joe Nicolai with former Governor Linda Lingle, Win Schoneman (in maroon colored shirt), Tyler Roukema, Jim Dooley with Malia Zimmerman, Wendy Dantas with Lani Moo for Glenn Muranaka and Marissa Capelouto.

Smart Business Hawaii Awards Banquet Recap
SBH Award Banquet Photo Set on Flickr

2011 SBH Foundation Awards Banquet
SBH Success All Star Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser of Mikilua Poultry Farm with her family.

2011 SBH Foundation Awards Banquet

The Harley Davidson Motorcycle that was up for auction.

2011 SBH Foundation Awards Banquet

Joe Nicolai with former Governor Lingle.


Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.