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Honoring The 40Th Anniversary Of Tan Holdings Corporation

(Mr. SABLAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Del. Gregorio 'Kilili' Camacho Sablan

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Madam Speaker, 40 years ago, Dr. Tan Siu Lin founded what is known as Tan Holdings, the largest private employer in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Over four decades, Dr. Tan, together with his wife and their children, nurtured their small, homegrown business into an international powerhouse. Tan Holdings has become one of the region's most important tourism businesses, with hotels, booking agencies, and, soon, an airline, Saipan Air. The company also provides personal and corporate insurance, distributes some of the world's best known consumer goods in our islands, is active in real estate, and publishes a newspaper.

In addition to these business accomplishments, Tan Holdings has established the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, which has donated millions of dollars to deserving causes and activities in our islands, setting an example of social responsibility.

Please join me in congratulating Tan Holdings for its 40 years helping to build the economy of the Northern Mariana Islands and economies throughout Micronesia.