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4th Annual Business of Pride Awards

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pacific Business News will present the 2021 Business of Pride Awards on Thursday, October 21, 2021. This in-person event will recognize LGBTQ leaders, companies, and allies in Hawaii who are successful in their careers, active in their communities, and advocates for inclusion and equality. 

2021 Business of Pride Career Achievement Honoree:
Shannon Smith,
Realtor/Partner, Locations
Congratulations to the 2021 Honorees:
Joy Barua, Deputy Director, City & County of Honolulu, DCS
Patricio Battani, Director of Health Equity, Waikiki Health
Monica Belz, CEO, Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union
Farrah-Marie Gomes, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Dean Hamer, Filmaker, Qwaves
Charles Head, General Manager, Fairmont Orchid
Heather Lusk, Executive Director, Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
Cheyenne Martinez-Boyette, VP, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Bank of Hawaii
Sean Taylor, VP & Compliance Officer, First Hawaiian Bank


5:00pm    Registration
6:00pm    Awards Presentation
6:30pm    Cocktail Reception- Hosted Beer, Wine, and Heavy Pupus
8:00pm    Event Concludes

Attire – Business/Aloha

All attendee names and contact information is needed 1 week prior to the event for contact tracing purposes. All attendees need to show proof of complete vaccination (original, photocopied, or digital form) for COVID-19 prior to the event or at the event. Non-vaccinated attendees must present a negative COVID-19 test result from an FDA EUA or approved molecular or an antigen test conducted within 48 hours before the event start time.

Questions? Contact Rose Balagtas, Director of Events, at 808-955-8072 or


October 21
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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