State House honors community leaders in Hawaii

Published On: Mar 15 2014 07:00:00 AM HST
HONOLULU -

The state House of Representatives honored three veteran and five inductees to the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame for their contributions in the community.

Military leaders recognized were Tim Guard of McCabe, Hamilton & Remy, retired U.S. Navy admirals Ron Hayes and Joe Vasey.

House members say the three individuals have distinguished themselves, not only as outstanding former military leaders, but also as civic leaders who have made a difference in the state.

The House also paid tribute to the 2014 Junior Achievement of Hawaii Business Hall of Fame laureates. They included ukulele entrepreneur Jake Shimabukuro, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara, Junior Achievement of Hawaii members Ben Nakaoka, Kimberly Canepa, and Ace Hardware co-owner Wayne Kamitaki.

Officials say the Junior Achievement of Hawaii’s Business Hall of Fame laureates are people who have helped mold our free enterprise system, and continue to reshape and improve the manner in which businesses operates in Hawaii.

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