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Register for the Friends of Business Summit through Aug. 5

Free event hosted to support businesses in the Marianas

(Capitol Hill, Saipan – August 3, 2022)

All business owners, managers, and participants of the Marianas Business Pride (MBP) 2022 CNMI Small Business Survey can register until Aug. 5 to attend the Friends of Business Summit and luncheon on August 10, 2022. Seating is limited; therefore, registration is required to attend this free event. Onsite registration will not be offered. Interested attendees can register for the Saipan event through the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers’ (GCEA) website at

For business owners and managers on Rota and Tinian who may be interested in participating, the Rota SBDC and Tinian SBDC will be hosting livestreamed events at the Northern Marianas College campuses on Rota and Tinian. Please contact Diana Hocog at to register for the Rota event and Jackie Mendiola at for the Tinian event. Registration ends on Friday, August 5, and there is no cost to attend any of the events.

The Friends of Business Summit will take place at the Taga Hall at Saipan World Resort from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. and will feature guest speakers, presentations, and interactive booths. The event partners aim to engage in conversations about the challenges of opening and operating a business in the CNMI and finding relevant solutions. Attendees will be able to receive support services for their businesses and take part in networking and community-building sessions.

The Friends of Business Summit and luncheon is hosted by the CNMI Small Business Development Center Network, the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, and the GCEA.

For more information, contact the Saipan Chamber of Commerce at (670) 234-7150 or send an email to


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