December 15, 2016

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I*RECYCLE PROGRAM GENERATES NEARLY A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS FOR PARTICIPATING LOCAL SCHOOLS

January 2016, Guam – The Guam Business Partners for Recycling, under the project i*recycle, has disbursed over $225,000.00 to participating schools for their aluminum can recycling efforts.  “Our students continue to work hard to set the example for protecting our island home.  But more can be done at work, home and within our villages” says Mark J. Sablan of South Pacific Petroleum and President for The Guam Business Partners for Recycling Board.

The i*recycle program continues to educate the community on the importance of recycling aluminum cans throughout the island.  With more than forty satellite aluminum recycling bins stationed at public, private and DODEA schools, i*recycle efforts are also seen at many of our island-wide events.  Peggy Denney, Program Administrator, organizes volunteers in educating the community through events like the annual Bank of Guam IFIT 5k, Strides for the Cure 2k/5k and the Liberation Day Parade.

“I am proud of the work and progress our participating schools have accomplished,” Denney says.  “They are making a difference for our community while helping to support their school.”

By continuing to support this program Guam takes bigger steps to reduce the volume of the waste.  Recycling diverts valuable resources from landfills which in turn makes fewer landfills necessary.  Recycling valuable resources can result in cash returns – such as when aluminum is collected at schools and sold so those same schools can reinvest their well-earned funds into academic, athletic and extracurricular programs.  Recycling also reduces litter throughout the island and helps our communities to be cleaner and more welcoming for locals and visitors alike.

 

Proceeds from the sale of aluminum cans are divided proportionally among the schools where the cans are collected.  These disbursements were determined by the volume of cans each school had collected.  The Top 3 earning schools from i*recycle Program’s latest containers are as follows:


McCool Elementary/Middle School                $2,176.00

Agana Heights Elementary School                $1,742.67

St. John’s School                                            $1,578.39


Guam Business Partners for Recycling began the program to educate and promote recycling on an island-wide level.  The GBPR’s plan utilizes private, public and DODEA  schools as sites for aluminum can recycling bins, affording the entire community convenient access to recycling aluminum cans.

To learn more about the i*recycle program and how you can become involved, contact Peggy Denney, Program Administrator, at (671) 483-9415 or follow us on Facebook at irecycleguam.

1Peggy Denney presented a check for $2,176.00 to McCool Elementary/Middle School representative.

2Check for $1,742.67 presented to representatives from Agana Heights Elementary School from i*recycle
Program Administrator, Peggy Denney.

3Check for $1,578.39 presented to representatives from St. John’s School from i*recycle
Program Administrator, Peggy Denney.

December 7, 2016

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COAST 360 AND THE PAY-LESS FOUNDATION FUNDS NEW PLASTIC RECYCLING BINS FOR THE I*RECYCLE PROGRAM

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December 2016, Guam – Guam Business Partners for Recycling, Inc. (GBPRI), the non-profit that created the i*recycle program, is in the process of bringing in new plastic 6cy recycling bins to replace the metal 8cy bins that were placed at participating schools in the fall of 2007. “The original metal 8cy bins have helped to grow the i*recycle program to where we are today. It has served its purpose and we are proud to work with the business community to have them replaced,” said Mark J. Sablan of South Pacific Petroleum and President of the Guam Business Partners for Recycling Board.

The new bins cost approximately $1150 apiece, including manufacturing, trucking to the West coast, and signage. Shipping costs are covered by Matson, one of i*recycle’s partners. i*recycle will be soliciting sponsorships from local companies to assist in covering the cost of the bins. Logos of bin sponsors will be reflected in the signage on each bin. The first 12 bins have been received and are ready to be placed at 12 schools. Bins will be delivered over the next two weeks.

The Pay-Less Community Foundation donated $11,000 to i*recycle from its 2014 Kick the Fat 5K event. The proceeds were set aside to purchase new bins. The foundation’s contribution covers the cost of nine new bins. Eight of these nine bins will be placed at the eight schools that are partnering with the eight Pay-Less Supermarkets to be the recipients of the aluminum cans that are generated at Pay-Less stores. Those eight schools are Agana Heights Elementary, CL Taitano Elementary, Untalan Middle School, Tamuning Elementary, Liguan Elementary, Benavente Middle School, Simon Sanchez High School, and Southern High School.

Coast 360 Federal Credit Union is donating $5,500 to i*recycle from its most recent 5K, which will cover the cost of five new bins. The five recipient schools will be MU Lujan Elementary, Wettengel Elementary, Inarajan Middle School, John F. Kennedy High School, and Merizo Elementary.

Over the next year, i*recycle plans to bring in a total of 60 bins which will allow 60 schools to participate in the program, thus increasing the number of participating schools by 20.

Any company that is interested in sponsoring an i*recycle bin should contact Peggy Denney, program administrator, at 483-9415.

The Guam Business Partners for Recycling (GBPR) started the i*recycle program in 2007 by Ambros, Inc., Guahan Waste Control, Inc., South Pacific Petroleum Corporation, Matson Navigation, Pyramid Recycling, Bank of Guam, Glimpses of Guam, Inc., Coca-Cola Beverage Company Guam, Inc., Foremost Foods, Inc., and Subway Restaurants. The program was started to educate and promote recycling on an island-wide level. i*recycle’s plan utilizes private, public and DODEA schools as sites for aluminum can recycling bins, affording the entire community convenient access to recycling aluminum cans. Since the programs start in 2007, i*recycle has collected and recycled over 11 million aluminum cans.

To learn more about the i*recycle program and how you can become involved, contact Peggy Denney, Program Administrator, at (671) 483-9415 or follow us on Facebook at irecycleguam.

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May 20, 2016

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Group of Companies Donates to the American Red Cross

(BARRIGADA, Guam) September 2016 — The group of companies comprising Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam) Inc., Foremost Foods, Inc., Subway Restaurants, Chili’s Grill & kamagrawiki Bar, Glimpses Advertising and Glimpses Publications proudly continued its Platinum Sponsorship of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter’s Red Ball fundraiser with a check for $10,000, presented to the organization on September 9th.

This group of companies remains committed in its support of the American Red Cross and its efforts to help the people of Guam with emergency and disaster preparedness.

“This year we celebrate the American Red Cross’ Century of Service on Guam as well as the 16th anniversary of the Red Ball – one of the most important fundraising efforts of the Guam Chapter’s year,” said Marcos W. Fong, group executive vice president, Foremost Foods Inc., Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Glimpses of Guam Inc., and Nakicos Corp. Fong serves as the American Red Cross Guam Chapter’s Board Chairman.

(L-R: Caroline Sablan, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Gary Schiff, director of brand management, Subway Restaurants of Guam, Saipan and AAFES and NEXCOM Japan; Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Glimpses Publications; Ernest Mak, director of operations, Foremost Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam); Monica Duenas, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Sharleen Marchesseault, director of agency services, Glimpses Advertising; Marcos W. Fong, group executive vice president, Foremost Foods Inc., Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Glimpses of Guam Inc. and Nakicos Corp.; Karvin Flynn, Board Treasurer, ARC Guam Chapter; Chita A. Blaise, CEO, ARC Guam Chapter; Lucy Alcorn, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Ed Ilao, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; and Margie Nicolas Training Program Coordinator, ARC Guam Chapter.

(L-R: Caroline Sablan, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Gary Schiff, director of brand management, Subway Restaurants of Guam, Saipan and AAFES and NEXCOM Japan; Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Glimpses Publications; Ernest Mak, director of operations, Foremost Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam); Monica Duenas, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Sharleen Marchesseault, director of agency services, Glimpses Advertising; Marcos W. Fong, group executive vice president, Foremost Foods Inc., Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Glimpses of Guam Inc. and Nakicos Corp.; Karvin Flynn, Board Treasurer, ARC Guam Chapter; Chita A. Blaise, CEO, ARC Guam Chapter; Lucy Alcorn, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Ed Ilao, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; and Margie Nicolas Training Program Coordinator, ARC Guam Chapter.

December 19, 2015

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FOREMOST UNVEILS “CHAMOORITA” IN NEW LOCATION

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Pictured L to R – Joe Collado, Plant Manager; Marcos Fong, CEO of Foremost Foods, Inc. & Coca-Cola Beverage Company (Guam); and Ernest Mak, Director of Operations, Foremost Foods, Inc. & Coca-Cola Beverage Company (Guam)

Beloved Island Icon finds a new home at the company’s Barrigada Heights location


(Thursday, February 19, 2015; Barrigada Heights, Guam) Foremost Foods, Inc. welcomed a familiar face to their offices today with the unveiling of a refurbished Chamoorita, the company’s iconic cow statue. The Foremost mascot is now permanently installed at the front door of the company’s warehouse and distribution center in Barrigada Heights where she will be able to greet people at eye level for the first time.

For many years, Foremost Foods’s famous cow stood watch over Marine Corps Drive, providing a cheerful landmark for the company’s offices and facility. Two years ago, when Foremost and the group of companies moved to their new location, Chamoorita was removed from her platform above the billboard and put out to pasture.

However, it wasn’t long before stories began reaching Foremost about how much the cow was missed. “We would receive messages on the Foremost Facebook page, from people telling us how much they missed seeing her and asking where she was,” said CEO Marcos Fong. “We realized that Chamoorita had become an island icon and we needed to bring her back.”

The first time the cow appeared as a representative for Foremost Foods was as part of a print advertising campaign in January 1979.She made another comeback in 1981, appearing in print ads again. It was clear that the cow had appeal, but what she didn’t have was a name. In the mid-1980s, Foremost Foods launched an island-wide contest in the public elementary schools and the winning submission was: Chamoorita.

Chamoorita has been embraced by the island and Foremost Foods is proud to have her back. “We wanted to find a special place for her,” said Fong, “a place where people could interact and take photos with her. We hope everyone is as happy to see Chamoorita back as we are.”

For more information about Foremost Foods, Inc., please visit our website at www.foremostguam.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

December 12, 2015

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Foremost continues to provide relief for Typhoon Soudelor victims

Additional 200 cases of non-fat and reduced fat UHT milk donated to non-profit organizations

 

CHALAN LAULAU, Saipan — Foremost Foods Saipan recently donated an additional 200 cases of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat UHT Milk quarts to charities that continue to serve the victims of Typhoon Soudelor. In August, the food and beverage company contributed the first 200 cases of Foremost Non-fat Milk to The Salvation Army, which used the donation for its soup kitchen.

The added 200 cases of combined non-fat and reduced fat milk in quarts had been distributed to The Salvation Army, Office on Aging, and Karidat Social Services as part of the company’s partnership with non-profit and charitable organizations that provide relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor.

Foremost Foods Saipan, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Micronesia) Inc. and its sister companies in the Transpacific Group, including Subway Investments Corporation, Glimpses Advertising & Publications, and Foremost Scoops, were among the first companies to provide immediate relief to the victims of Typhoon Soudelor in the critical days following the devastation brought by the typhoon.

Group Executive Vice President Marcos W. Fong, who is also chairman of American Red Cross-Guam Chapter, took the initiative to reach out to the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter as well as The Salvation Army, and mobilized company staff and material resources to assist the organizations in providing relief goods to typhoon victims.

“The destruction on Saipan saddens. Saipan is not only a place where we do business; it is home. We will harness our resources to provide what is needed to provide relief and help in the recovery of our island community. We have the capability to immediately provide assistance to those in need. While off-island relief goods are being prepared for shipment to Saipan, our supplies are already on island,” Fong said.

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Foremost Foods Saipan assistant operations manager Ailene Benavidez, assisted by distribution specialist Francisco Borja, seated, left, and warehouse staff Trumaine Mafnas, presents cases of Foremost Non-fat Milk and Reduced Fat Milk to Pastor Wayne Gillespie of The Salvation Army at the Soup Kitchen in Chalan Piao.

FOREMOST DONATES 200 CASES OF MILK

Office on Aging community development specialist Linda C. Torres, second left, accepts the delivery of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat Milk from Foremost Foods Saipan assistant operations manager Ailene Benavidez, right. They are joined by Office on Aging congregants and staff from left, Virgie Mallari, Milan Fargo, Orlando Limes, and Jack Ogumoro at the man’amko center in Garapan.

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The Foremost Foods Saipan team of, clockwise from right, Ailene Benavidez, assistant operations manager; Trumaine Mafnas, warehouse staff; and Francisco Borja, distribution specialist presents the cases of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat Milk to Lauri Ogumoro, executive director, Karidat at the office of the social services agency in Chalan Piao.

December 2, 2015

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Coke-Foremost GFA Gift Presentation

(Friday, February 27, 2015; Barrigada Heights, Guam) In the photo is Guam Football Association President Richard Lai (left) presenting a gift from GFA to Marcos Fong, CEO of Foremost Foods, Inc. & Coca-Cola Beverage Company (Guam) after signing a two-year partnership.

(Friday, February 27, 2015; Barrigada Heights, Guam) In the photo is Guam Football Association President Richard Lai (left) presenting a gift from GFA to Marcos Fong, CEO of Foremost Foods, Inc. & Coca-Cola Beverage Company (Guam) after signing a two-year partnership.

May 27, 2015

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Guam Dental Society 5K Fun Run/Walk

To benefit Future Healers of Guam and Guam Fluoride Varnish Program



(Tuesday, January 19, 2015; Hagatna, Guam) The Guam Dental Society (GDS) will be hosting its first annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at the Chamorro Village in Hagatna. The event begins with a show time at 5 am and the runners hit the course at 6 am. There will be awards to the top three finishers in each age division and free T-shirts to the first 300 finishers. There will be lots of raffle prizes, too, and drinks from Foremost Foods, Inc.

Proceeds from the GDS 5K Fun Run/Walk go to the Future Healers of Guam, to benefit Guam’s high school students who have aspirations to join the healthcare profession and also the Guam Fluoride Varnish Program, which was created to improve access to preventative dental care for Guam’s children.

Interested participants can register at Hornet Sporting Goods. Pre-registration is $8 per person or $25 for group of four and $10 per person on race day. For more information about the race, contact Kim at 489-4109.

 

For more information: Chong Yon Kim
Cell: 489.4109

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May 23, 2015

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Group of companies donates to the American Red Cross

(BARRIGADA, Guam)— On Sept. 3, the group of companies comprising Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam) Inc. , Foremost Foods, Inc., Subway Restaurants, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Glimpses Advertising and Glimpses Publications proudly continues its Platinum Sponsorship of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter’s Red Ball fundraiser with a check for $10,000 presented to the organization.

The group of companies remains committed in its support of the American Red Cross and its efforts to help the people of Guam with emergency and disaster preparedness.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with the American Red Cross and supporting the important work that they do,” said Marcos W. Fong, group executive vice president, Foremost Foods Inc., Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Glimpses of Guam Inc., and Nakicos Corp.

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(L-R: Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Glimpses Publications; Gary Schiff, director of brand management, Subway Restaurants of Guam, Saipan and AAFES and NEXCOM Japan; Monica Duenas, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Jeffrey B. Jones, Chairman, Red Ball 2015; Chita A. Blaise, CEO, ARC Guam Chapter; Marcos W. Fong, group executive vice president, Foremost Foods Inc., Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Glimpses of Guam Inc. and Nakicos Corp.; Caroline Sablan, Board Member, ARC Guam Chapter; Sharleen Marchesseault, director of agency services, Glimpses Advertising; and Ernest Mak, director of operations, Foremost Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam).

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May 19, 2015

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Transpacific Group supports “Walk for the Red”

29th American Red Cross Walkathon to receive 30 Subway Giant Subs, 3,900 Coke and Foremost beverage units, and 400 Scoops Waffle Cones

GUALO RAI, Saipan—Transpacific Group of Companies composed of Subway, Coca-Cola, Foremost, Glimpses Advertising, Glimpses Publications, and Scoops has renewed its commitment to be the premier sponsor of the 29th American Red Cross Walkathon dubbed, “Walk for the Red.
On its ninth year as the premier sponsor of the American Red visit this website Cross-NMI Chapter signature fundraiser, Transpac Group will serve 30 Subway Giant Subs on Saipan, the equivalent of 3,900 single-serve beverage units, and give away 400 Scoops Waffle Cones to participants on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.
Volunteers from the Transpac Group staff and management, and their families will hand out to walkers Subway sandwiches, Foremost Quench Purified Water and Foremost Milk at the food and beverage station at the 4-H Building in Susupe.
Coca-Cola Hydration Team will serve Powerade, water and fresh fruit along the 10-kilometer route from Susupe to Garapan Fishing Base and back.
At the health fair booth, Foremost and Coca-Cola servers will give out samples of healthful drinks including Foremost Fruita+ juice drinks that are made with real fruit juice and vitamin C, Foremost Non-fat Milk, glaceau vitaminwater, glaceau fruitwater; Coke Zero, Diet Coke, and Sprite Zero.
In addition, Glimpses Publications through its monthly lifestyle magazine, BRM, and Glimpses Advertising will provide free advertising and event coordination services for the event.
Marcos W. Fong, executive vice president, Transpacific Group of Companies, says supporting the American Red Cross aligns with the commitment and priority of the group on Guam and Saipan to maintain corporate social responsibility in the communities where it does business.
“The American Red Cross Walkathon is one of the numerous ways that we stay connected and engaged with our island community. We are happy to play an active role in empowering our community toward disaster preparedness through our long-term partnership with the American Red Cross,” Fong said.
The 29th American Red Cross Walkathon is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015.

December 19, 2014

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Guam Ko’ko’ Road Race, Sunday, October 19, 2014

Powerade and Fruita+ participated in the 9th Annual Guam Ko’ko’ Road Race, which turned out to be the largest in the event’s history with over 2,000 participants. This was the first year for our brands to sponsor the Guam Ko’ko’ Road Race and we made an excellent showing. Our Powerade Hydration Team was at the finish line serving ice cold Powerade and water to runner finishing the half marathon while other members mingled amongst the crowd distributing drinks from our exclusive Powerade hawkers. The Fruita+ Team was down at Ypao Beach handing our Quench Pure water and bottles of Fruita+ Orange and Mixed Fruit Juice Drinks to everyone enjoying a hot breakfast after the races. Our team also helped run the Fruita+ Finisher’s Photo booth, where runners got their pictures taken for free. We put a lot of work in to supporting the Guam Ko’ko’ Road Race, from hosting Hydration Stations in Tumon three evenings a week to keep athletes hydrated while they trained for the big event, to making sure everyone had a good time the morning of the race, but it was well worth it! We’d like to extend a  huge thank you to everyone who helped out, especially the Coke & Foremost Sales team, the Distribution Team, Administration, and Glimpses Advertising! Powerade and Fruita+ are looking forward to a bigger, even more exciting event next year at the Guam Ko’ko’ Road Race on Sunday, October 18th,2015!