SBA Hawaii-Pacific Islands District Office - 2022 Hawaii Small Business Week Award Winners


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The Hawaii-Pacific Islands District Office Proudly presents the 2022 SBA Small Business Week Award Winners:

Small Business Person of the Year


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State Winner: Scott Loomer - Truss Systems Hawaii, Inc.






Honolulu County Winner: Erin Kanno Uehara - Choco le’a

Maui County: Kihei Rent A Car - Lynn Nalani Solu

Hawaii County: Gypsea Gelato - Timothy & Sandra Heaton


Women In Business Champion


State Winner: Susan Utsugi - Central Pacific Bank

Brianna Greer - LEI Kauai

Aesha Shaprio - Ladies Artisan Market


Women-Owned Business of the Year


State Winner: Ahu Hettema -Istanbul Restaurant

Honolulu County Winner: Marie Kumabe - Kumabe HR

Maui County Winner: Mitzi Tori - The Maui Cookie Lady


Veteran-Owned Business of the Year


State Winner: Hideo Simon -Square Barrels


Family-Owned Business of the Year


State Winner: Ronald Anthony Rodrigues - Commercial Tire Source

Kauai County Winner: Lori Koga - Tanaka Hardware


Young Entrepreneur of the Year


State Winner: Rennell Soro & Daniell Hawxhurst, Kona Crust


Please join us in celebrating them at our pau-hana event:

May 6, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm

YWCA Oahu - Cafe Julia,1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI

$90 per seat for heavy pupus, drink & dessert

On-line registration at:

Maui Chamber of Commerce | 2022 Hawaii SBA Awards Celebration


SBA’s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please call the SBA at (808) 541-2990 to make arrangements. Co-sponsorship authorization No. 22-11-C


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit