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Recognizing Joseph Roberto On Being Named The U.S. Small Business Administration’S Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business Of Year For 2012

Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mr. Joseph Roberto for receiving the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2012 Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business of the Year award for Guam. Joe is a founder and manager of the family-owned East Island Tinting, and has many years of leadership in our island community.

In 1990, Joe and his brothers founded Island Tinting to provide the people of Guam with low-cost services for tinting vehicles as well as residential and commercial properties. This company served Guam for almost 20 years, and became the basis for the family's new venture, East Island Tinting, which was established in 2008. Over the years, the company has increased their service to their customers by providing more staffing and a convenient location to serve them. East Island Tinting has expanded to two locations and its services have grown from one line of automotive tint film to an array of films that cater to a diverse customer base on Guam. The company also recently opened its newly renovated facility in East Agana, Guam, which includes custom detailing services. Further, in 2010, the company was recognized by the Guam Small Business Development Center for their continued success as a small business.

Joe is also an active member in our island's community. He has served as a volunteer soccer coach for the Shipyard Wolverines soccer club, and has helped develop hundreds of players over the years. He also served as Chairman of the Small Business Committee in the Guam Contractors Association, and has volunteered in several parent-teacher organizations on Guam.

I commend Mr. Joseph Roberto for his efforts in growing and expanding his family's business, and for receiving the SBA's 2012 Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year award. I join the people of Guam in thanking him for his many contributions to our community, and I wish him continued success.