Save the Dates!

October 15

Chamber Member Spotlight Episode 3 now out on Youtube & Spotify

October 21

Small Business Seminar

October 26

General Membership Meeting at 11:30 am

October 28

Chamber Board nomination forms due at 12:00 Noon

October 29

CBWN Pop-Up Shop

October 31

Say Boo! To Drugs

Red Ribbon Event

Agana Shopping Center

November 3

Meet the Board Candidates Mixer

November 4

CBWN Brown Bag Event

November 16

Annual Membership Meeting & Board Election Results

Chamber Board Elections

The Chamber’s Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 16th and the announcement of board election results will also take place. There are nine (9) board seats to be filled. Members must be current with dues investment in order to vote in the upcoming election. Individuals listed in the Chamber’s 2022 Membership Roster will be allowed to vote on behalf of the company. Members interested in learning more about running for the Chamber Board, are encouraged to contact

Ballots will be sent electronically on November 8th to the most senior representative in your company unless other arrangements have been made. Please contact your Chamber Team for information and details.

Save the Date for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, October 26 – Nominations from the floor during our Membership Meeting at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa
  • Friday, October 28 – Deadline for candidate submission packet
  • Tuesday, November 1 – Special Election Report shared with the membership
  • Thursday, November 3 – Meet the Candidates Mixer


We have heard from many of our members about how tough it is to keep costs down in these times of high inflation. We’d like to hear from you in a brief survey about concerns you may have and if the higher costs and fees have had any impact on your business. Your response will help us in our advocacy efforts with government officials. Thank you for your time and support. Take the quick survey now!

Take the Survey

Chamber Member Spotlight Podcast 

Episode 3

We are very excited to announce that our 3rd episode of the Chamber Member Spotlight Podcast is now up on Youtube and Spotify. This new episode spotlights Pacific Froots LLC, featuring Christine Baleto, Master Franchisee. As you make your way to Youtube or Spotify, don't forget to like, share, subscribe, and follow our accounts to get updated on our next episodes!

Click to listen on Youtube 

Click to listen on Spotify

October is Red Ribbon Month

October marks the official kick-off of Red Ribbon Month, a major drug prevention effort. Today, more than ever, we need to pull our efforts together to warn our youth about the dangers of under aged drinking and use of drugs.

The Chamber will be visiting schools with other Red Ribbon program partners this month. If you or members of your company are interested in participating in any of the scheduled school outreach events or donating prizes (caps, school supplies, etc), please contact Jackie Casil at the Chamber for scheduling and information.

The Annual Say Boo! to Drugs (Red Ribbon culminating event) is being held at the Agana Shopping Center who has hosted this effort since its inception in 2007. We are seeking prizes (6 each) for schools plus candy for give-aways at the October 31st event. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact Rebekah at 472-6311. All contributions must be received at the Chamber office by Friday, October 28th. Thank you for your support!

Click to Donate
RRW Ribbon

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Friday, October 21, 2022

8:30 - 10:30 am • $30.00 Admission Fee

Guam Chamber Meeting Room

This seminar will feature DEA Resident Agent in Charge, Ken Bowman, who will discuss how to identify substance abuse in the workplace across the various industries in Guam. Members interested in learning more about how to identify the most common drugs used on island and what to look for in individuals under the influence. This event is part of a seminar series to bring awareness to the business community of the use of illegal substances and impairment in the workplace, provide preventative measures, and offer potential solutions for this serious problem plaguing our island. Click on the button to reserve your seat today!

Click to register

Transportation for Early Voting

Schedule With Us!

The Action PAC van will be making its rounds for those who are interested in early voting for the upcoming general election. Early voting will take place at the The Westin Guam Resort beginning Tuesday, October 11th through Thursday, November 3rd. If you are interested in having your employees vote together, please call the Chamber Team at (671) 472-6311 or email for scheduling purposes.

Shuttle schedule is available from 9:45 am - 3:00 pm

Early voting is available Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (October 11 - November 3)

Attention All Small Businesses

Pop-up Shop.. Just in time for the Holidays!

Chamber Business Women's Network is hosting a Pop-up Shop Just in Time for the Holidays! The event will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Guam Premier Outlets from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Get a start on your Christmas shopping list while supporting our local small businesses!

If your company would like to participate as a pop-up shop, please click the button to register with the Chamber.

Click to register

October General Membership Meeting 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Our upcoming general membership meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. with lunch buffet open at 11:30 a.m. Bring your business cards and meet your fellow Chamber members and their guests. Get caught up with us, too! We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to register

CBWN Brown Bag Lunch

Friday, November 4, 2022

12:00 noon • $10.00 per person

Guam Chamber Meeting Room

The Chamber Business Women's Network is excited to bring back our Brown Bag Lunch Events! Join us for this 90-minute educational round table event with our featured speaker, Jenynne Guzman, President of Guam Temps Inc. She will speak on workforce concerns, pandemic challenges that still plague small businesses; and, what the business landscape will be like in the months ahead.

Pack one of your favorite lunch items and join us for this unique conversation. We'll supply the drinks and desserts! We hope to see you there!

Click to register

Toys for Tots Campaign 

Thank you to many of our Chamber Member companies for signing up to be a drop-off site for the Toys For Tots campaign. We are truly appreciative of your thoughtfulness and support! 

For a list of companies collecting new and unwrapped toys, please click the link below. The Chamber along with member companies will be accepting gift drop off from now till December 10th! 🚂🧸

Click to view drop-off sites

Click to view gift ideas

Click to view High School challenge

Toys for Tots Poster Use Image


How Washington Can Fight Inflation

Historically high inflation continues to plague the country. (Chamber Chief Economist Curtis Dubay has details below.) The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates to tamp down rising prices, and it is crucial that Congress and the administration help with those efforts.

Why it matters: Inflation is one of the biggest issues facing businesses, workers, and families. It continues chipping away at Americans’ buying power, making it harder for them to get ahead.

Here’s what Washington can do to fight inflation:

  • Fix the worker shortage. We have four million more job openings than unemployed workers, and we’re missing 2.9 million people from the labor force. We must help Americans acquire skills to fill open jobs and increase legal immigration to help employers fill job openings.
  • Strengthen U.S. energy production. American energy can reduce costs. We need a new 5-year leasing plan and an end to the ban on new energy exploration on federal lands.
  • Lower tariffs. Reducing taxes on American families and companies helps them save money on everything from manufacturing inputs to everyday goods.
  • Federal permitting reform. Faster construction of infrastructure will improve energy security while lowering prices for businesses and consumers.

Be smart: While high inflation is generating pessimism about the economy, employers still want to hire and are making investments, and consumers are still spending. We are in a unique economic environment that calls for good, pro-growth policies.

Bottom line: Congress and the Biden administration have critical roles to play in fighting inflation. They need to act.

Economic Viewpoints

Inflation Persists, Rising in September

Inflation rose in September by 0.4% from August and is up 8.2% on an annual basis.

Why it matters: We are far from the Fed’s 2% target rate of inflation. The persistence of core inflation will be troubling to the central bank. 

Be smart: Annual inflation has fallen some in the last few months but remains very high. Along with that month-to-month inflation is still high and exceeding expectations. 

  • Core prices, excluding more volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.6% in September and 6.6% annually. Increases were in housing, medical care, car insurance, new cars, household furnishings, and education. Those increases were offset by declines in used cars and trucks, apparel, and communication. 

By the numbers: Price increases of necessities are putting enormous pressure on family budgets:

  • Food prices were up 0.8% from August to September and 11.2% annually.
  • Gas prices were down 4.9% from August to September but are still up 18.2% from a year ago.
  • Electricity was up 0.4% on the month and 15.5% annually.
  • Housing costs were up 0.7% from August to September and are up 6.6% annually.
  • New car prices rose 0.7% from July and are up 9.4% annually.
  • Used car prices fell 1.1% but are up 7.2% annually. 

Bottom line: The stubborn persistence of monthly inflation makes any call of “peak inflation” premature. Look for the Fed to continue raising interest rates.

—Curtis Dubay, Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Si Yu'os Ma'åse to Lt. Colonel Jeremiah Hitchner!

We would like to thank Lt. COL Jeremiah Hitchner for speaking to our Armed Forces Committee (AFC) Members at the Chamber office on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Members learned more about the Space Command and its potential capabilities for Guam. We appreciate our "Conversation with Lt. COL Hitchner" and look forward to next month's round table event! Stay tuned to this space for details. 

Not a member of the AFC but are interested in participating in this event and other similar activities? Contact a member of your Chamber Team for details!

"How to do business with MWR" Recap

In partnership with the Armed Forces Committee and the Joint Region Marianas, we would like to thank the team from MWR for providing an informative presentation on how local companies could have future partnerships with Navy's Morale, Welfare and Recreation services. We will have another similar event in January 2023. Be on the lookout for details!

Resources & Training

SAME Guam Industry Forum 2022 



The Guam Post of the Society of American Engineers (S.A.M.E.) has extended Early Bird registration for the Guam Industry Forum 2022 to Saturday, Oct. 15. The three-day event, scheduled from November 14-16, 2022 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort, will bring together the U.S. military and construction industry professionals to engage and learn first-hand about the master plan for anticipated military development projects in the region. 

Attendees can expect to hear about the timing, size, and opportunities to bid for $11 billion in projects planned for the next five years in Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The event will also welcome speakers and attendees from around the globe to network with U.S. Military decision-makers and team up with other service providers for local contracts. Those interested are encouraged to take advantage of Early Bird registration packages, a savings of $230 off registration fees. Additionally, S.A.M.E. announced that after expenses are paid, proceeds will fund scholarships for students pursuing architect and engineering degrees. 

The event’s details and the forum’s working agenda have been posted on S.A.M.E.’s event website at

Click here to view forum agenda

Click to view sponsorship packet


Click here to view early bird

Live2Lead Leadership Event 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Hyatt Regency Guam

Guam's #1 leadership event is back, and to give your team a great day to reset and recharge!


The international simulcast is headed by John C. Maxwell, and also features four other world- class speakers: Patrick Lencioni, author of The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team; Pulitzer Prize winner and Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Dr. Tim Elmore, founder of Growing Leaders; and

the supercharged Eric Thomas, a fast-rising name in leadership circles.


In addition, the day will feature leadership activities,

training to take back to your workplace, and a plan

to get 2023 off to a great start.


Earlybird pricing is now available and is on a

countdown timer. The price will go up when the

timer hits all zeroes. 

Click here to download Registration Form

Click to view their website

View Guam SBDC's

October 2022 Training Events!

View Guam PTAC's

October 2022 Training Events!


Arts in Action

Hilton Guam Resort & Spa

Tuesday, October 22, 2022

The Guam Council Arts & Humanities Agency is hosting its 55th Anniversary Arts in Action, work shop on Tuesday, October 22, 2022 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 4:00 pm work shops, 6:00 pm cocktail reception.


October 2022 - May 2023

On October 2022 to May 2023, FULL ROAD CLOSURE for reconstruction of Ypao road between Congressman Palting Loop and Pale San Vitores Road. Please take alternate routes. Drive safe, Guam!

Quick Links

Tune in to listen!

Tune in to listen!

View Member Deals!

Fun Halloween Playlist👻

We've updated our Spotify Halloween playlist and packed hours of cool music for this weekend's holiday fun! Change up your drive, backyard BBQ or relax time with something a little devilish! It's all in good fun! What better way to enjoy an October weekend than to listen to cool music with a halloween vibe? Have a listen!

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube