H.R. NO.


HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE 2002 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STATE OF HAWAII AWARD WINNERS. WHEREAS, small businesses are the backbone of our nation and each year since 1963, the President of the United States has designated a National Small Business Week in recognition of the small business community’s contributions to the American economy and society; andWHEREAS, entrepreneurs at local, state and national levels will be honored during May 5 through 12, 2002, designated this year as National Small Business Week with activities by the United States Small Business Administration, in partnership with public and private sector small business supporters; and

WHEREAS, there are ten Hawaii entrepreneurs who are recipients of the 2002 Small Business Administration Awards at the state level; and

WHEREAS, these ten outstanding individuals are as follows: Thanh Quoc Lam – Small Business Person of the Year, Yu-Sen Hwang – Small Business Exporter of the Year, David S. DeLuz, Sr. – Entrepreneurial Success Award, Darren T. Kimura – SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Alan M.L. Yee – Accountant Advocate of the Year, Ray Kamikawa – Financial Services Advocate of the Year, Barry Gay – Home-Based Business Advocate of the Year, Leona Jona – Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year, Jocelyn Kumi Fujii – Small Business Journalist of the Year, Cheryl L. Ka’uhane – Women in Business Advocate of the Year; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii Regular Session of 2002, that this body hereby commends and honors Hawaii’s 2002 Small Business award winners, and extends to them its heartfelt Aloha and best wishes for success in all future endeavors; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to Hawaii’s ten 2002 Small Business award winners.

OFFERED BY: _____________________________