Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce Honors the Hawaii Tribune Herald

Media Release:

One hundred twenty members and guests attended the 2009-10 Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce annual installation dinner at the Hilo Yacht Club on June 29th. The night started out with jazz entertainment by the Gregg Perry Trio. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald, a long-time Chamber business, was honored. Outgoing president Barbara Hastings of Hastings and Pleadwell shared her gratitude and insights before passing the gavel to newly installed president Mary Begier of Mary Begier Realty. Begier presented a plaque to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in appreciation of their coverage of community events, sponsorships and community contributions. Mark Miranda, Governor Lingle’s liaison, and Kevin Dayton, executive assistant to Mayor Kenoi, awarded certificates to HICC member Ted Dixon, publisher of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Members and guests also heard about the state and future of the newspaper business from HICC member Mike Middlesworth, past manager with the Honolulu Advertiser.  A video produced by Dave Corrigan of Big Island Video News was shown, illustrating the inner workings of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Kylie Alexandra, Community Planning Assistant for the EnVision Downtown Hilo 2025 Community-Based Vision and Living Action Plan, swore in the new board, which consists of the following officers and directors: Mary Begier, President; Michael Gleason, President-Elect; Jon Miyata, Vice President; Vaughn Cook, Treasurer; Barbara A. Hastings, Immediate Past President. One-year directors: Jeanine Atebara, Kurt Corbin, Charles Ensey, Stan Fortuna Jr., Stewart Hussey, Randy Kurohara, Karina Leasure, Linda Levine, Spencer Oliver, Robert C. Porter, Marcia Sakai, Steve Ueda. Two-year directors: Howard Ainsley, Charles Erskine, Judith Fox-Goldstein, Marco Mangelsdorf, Eugene Nishimura, Glenn Santos, Margaret Shiba, Alice Sledge, Mele Spencer, Art Taniguchi, Ron Terry.

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