2018 SBN Awards 'People's Choice Award' - Finalist Profile: Afa Ah Loo
Designer Afa Ah Loo has made quite a name for himself on the Samoa fashion scene.
The 32-year-old from the villages Lotopa, Falelima, Neiafu and Satupaitea has become accustomed to being asked to feature in fashion shows like the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show in Auckland and Los Angeles Fashion Week.
He says his opportunities have been a blessing particularly for someone who only discovered his love of fashion at a later stage in his life and having launched his brand Afa Ah Loo just five years ago.
His collections are known for the edgy and innovative touch that he adds to the typical Pacific fashion etiquette of bright colours and hibiscus flowers.
“I think as an entrepreneur, it’s all about taking risks and doing everything you can to see that your vision comes true so for me, I was naturally afraid of failure but I knew that if it was something that I was passionate about, I will be okay.”
His infectious smile and bubbly personality always makes his steady stream of client’s laugh. So it’s no surprise that he’s been nominated for the Samoa Business Network ‘People’s Choice’ Award.
“I have a wide range of clients. From young teenagers to adults and if you ask them about me they would say I’m FABULOUS! I'm kidding,” he laughs.
“But they do appreciate my designs and my vision and enjoy the process of how I design for people and how I help them with what they are looking for in a piece.”
Now living in Utah with his wife Laura and their newborn daughter Vera, Afa is enjoying this new chapter of fatherhood.
Like many designers, personal experiences can inspire ideas for designs and no doubt being a new dad will offer him new perspectives in both life and in fashion.
“I am always looking for opportunities and ideas to grow as a designer and especially to serve my people through fashion. I couldn’t have done it without God, my family and my friends.”
He encourages people who may be hesitant to start a business, especially the ‘latecomers’ to take that leap.
“What are you waiting for? Do it! I wish I did! It may not be the easiest of journeys but it will be damn well worth it. If opportunities don't knock, build a door.”
Pacific Runway Photo Credits: Danny Tanuvasa
Main Cover Pic: Coconet TV
AFA AH LOO. - U.S.A.
Phone: +385 335 7767
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The Samoa Business Network are pleased to announce the finalists for their inaugural SBN Business Awards.
Laura Keil-Hall, co-founder and current chair of SBN New Zealand and Afamasga Jackie Curry, SBN Samoa Chair made the announcements of the finalists for 9 out 10 categories last night at a press conference at BNZ Manukau Branch in Auckland.
This year also mark’s the Network’s 5 years being formally established so it will be a double celebration at the Awards event which will be staged at the prestigious Naumi Hotel in Mangere on Saturday 29 September 2018.
‘We received 58 entries from Samoan businesses from around New Zealand, Samoa and Australia’ confirms Mrs Keil-Hall
‘It was important for us to distance ourselves from the process so we got an independent panel of judges to assess and score each nomination and application’ – says Ms Curry.
SBN wishes to acknowledge and thank the panel of judges for giving up their valuable time to do the judging because it was a time consuming process and they had a tough time assessing due to the high caliber of applicants and nominees.
Faafetai lava to Ron Lal of MomentumNZ, Tupa'imatuna Jody Jackson-Becerra of AUT, Taufagaafa Michael Sang Yum of 7E Systems Ltd and Aumua Rosetta Simanu of Auckland Council. They assessed entries for all 9 award categories and we had Rachel Petero of RISE2025 as a guest judge for the SUGA Business Woman of the Year award.
One category, which makes up the 10 is the “People’s Choice Award – Favourite Business” which will be presented to the favourite business according to a popular vote, as voted by the public online. Please keep a look out for your favourite business to vote for when the voting opens up on September 1 st and the winner will be announced on the night of the Awards.
The SBN Business Awards event will pose a corporate style dinner, with entertainment and speakers from the Samoan business community.
One of those speakers who will also be our Key Note is Sione Faumuina, former NRL rugby league star player, who has now established himself as a successful motivational speaker, success coach, author and trainer. He's reached over 2 million people through his various social media outlets, and also travels throughout Australia and New Zealand to speak his message of creating lasting change in your life and business to achieve success.
The guest list will include dignitaries and representatives of the Samoan and New Zealand government, stakeholders, business leaders and the wider business community.
Keil-Hall and Curry wish to acknowledge the support of the sponsors; Major Sponsor, Pacific Media Network [PMN – Niu FM & 531PI], Associate sponsors; SUGA Magazine, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Bluwave, Emotions Events, RISE2025 and supporting sponsors N5 Consulting and Rimani Samoa. We also want to acknowledge the ongoing support of BNZ Manukau.
Here is the list of Finalists for the Award Categories & Finalists in alphabetical order:
1. Excellence in Small Business (NZ)
This award recognises a business that has accomplished significant growth in the previous 24 months.
2. Excellence in Construction & Trades (NZ)
This award recognizes a business in construction and trades. Whether you excel at building, plumbing, roofing, electrical, painting, engineering or any other professional trade services.
3. Excellence in Hospitality (NZ)
This award recognises an outstanding accommodation venue, cafe, restaurant, caterer, pub or bistro facility. This business should pride itself on delivering exceptional customer service, high standards in presentation and delivery of both your accommodation, food and service.
4. Excellence in Professional Services (NZ)
This award recognises a business in the professional services industry that is excelling at legal, accounting, real estate, broking, dentistry, medical services or any other professional service.
5. Excellence in Innovation (NZ)
This award recognises a business that have made significant contributions to their business through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.
6. Young Entrepreneur of the year (NZ)
This award recognises a young person aged between 18-35 years who, through their own commitment and passion, has built and operates a successful business. A young business leader who demonstrates outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic direction and innovative ideas whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming young business people.
7. Start Up of the Year (NZ)
This award recognises a business that has been operating for less than 2 years that delivers a product/service/idea/invention with credible potential. It recognises early-stage startups that have a solid chance of market success, and strongly displays the entrepreneurial spirit.
8. Samoa based Business of the Year (Samoa only)
This award recognises a business in Samoa who is making a difference and contributing to the economic development of Samoa in a significant way, innovative in their approach to business, has a strong online presence and has shown significant success and growth in the last 12 months. [note: this award has 4 finalists with a tie for 2 entries]
9. SUGA Business Woman of the Year (International)
This award recognises and celebrates a Samoan woman with outstanding business acumen, excellent leadership skills and has distinguished herself in her business and with her peers.
10. People’s Choice Award – Favourite Business (International)
This award is presented to the favourite business according to a popular vote, as voted by the public online. The winner will be announced on the night of the Awards – The contenders are:
We didn’t want the SBN Business Awards just to be an event but we are using this initiative to also promote and profile the finalists as well as those who submitted entries. Profiles of the Finalists will be available on the SBN website and Facebook page leading up to the Awards.
Tickets to the event will be available from Saturday 1 st September at $1000 for a corporate table  and $120 per person via Eventbrite.
If you want to support SBN Business Awards and become a sponsor please email us email@example.com or contact Laura Keil-Hall on 021659072.
For more information on Samoa Business Network events and projects please visit their website https://www.samoabusinessnetwork.org or connect with them on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
For Membership enquiries, please call Stephanie Solomona at EMD on 22843 in Samoa or Laura Keil-Hall on 021659072 in New Zealand.
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The Samoa Business Network, Samoa branch, held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 9th August 2018 at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa. This followed a successful Digital Marketing Workshop, at the SSAB Conference Room, and Business Networking Event at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, held on Wednesday 8th August.
The AGM presented an opportunity to reflect on the 2017 and 2018 period to date, and activities delivered by the Samoa Business Network in Samoa. It was also an opportunity to announce the resignation of some of their Executive Members elected during the 2017 AGM, and welcome on board new Executive Members, who have agreed to take up these positions until the next Elections are held in 2019.
The new Executive Members are: Dinah Macdonald - Secretary, Stephanie Solomona - Treasurer, Cecilia Keil – Executive Member & Fashion Industry Representative and Eterei Maiava – Youth Representative. Remaining Executive Members from 2017 elections are Etu Tusitala – Executive Member and Afamasaga Jackie Curry – Chairwoman.
SBN Chairwoman, Afamasaga Jackie Curry, acknowledged the contributions made by the former Executive Members who have now moved overseas and/or taken on new roles and business ventures – Clay Paul, Beatrice Ott, River Burich and Ashlene Paul.
Some of the 2017-2018 highlighted activities and events for Samoa Business Network were:
The AGM was attended by SBN members who were interested to find out more about the future plans of the organisation in Samoa, as well as New Zealand, and how members could benefit from being part of this organisation.
The AGM concluded with a presentation by the SBN NZ Chairwoman, Laura Keil-Hall, who touched on the Vision & Mission of SBN with members, and shared some of the exciting updates and future plans for the organisation.
Mrs Keil-Hall shared with members the Vision of SBN is “to enable a successful worldwide network of Samoan Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Professionals”, and the Mission is to “to provide a platform for Samoan Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Professionals to network, collaborate & also make a positive difference in our community”. Therefore all SBN activities and events are focused on this clear vision and mission, which is all about promoting Samoan business success, and encouraging our business people and professionals to work together and collaborate for better business and social outcomes for our communities, and to contribute back to our homeland and make an impact in Samoa.
Plans and activities for SBN NZ and Samoa over the next 12-18 months:
Samoa Business Network Samoa Chairwoman, Afamasaga Jackie Curry, also acknowledged the support of Corporate Sponsors and the CEOs of these companies, who have made all the activities and events in 2018 possible: Lemalu Ray Ah Liki and his team at Samoa Commercial Bank, Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai and her team at SSAB, Jay Krishna and his team at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel and Kevin Schuster and his team at Events, Marketing & Distrbution (EMD).
For more information on Samoa Business Network events and projects please visit their website https://www.samoabusinessnetwork.org or connect with them on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. For Membership enquiries, please call Stephanie Solomona at EMD on 22843.
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SBN Samoa is kicking off its Digital Marketing Workshop on Wednesday 8th of August from 9am to 2pm. It is being held at the SSAB.
This will be followed by a Business Networking Event in the evening at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel at 6pm.
Check out the presenter profiles for the Digital Marketing Workshop below.
You'll get an opportunity to network, mix and mingle with them at the business networking event.
Director of LIFE-Con Fashion Event & Events Marketing & Distribution EMD Co Ltd
EMD is currently one of the leading Marketing, Sales & Media companies in Samoa.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, and graduated from the National University of Samoa. He is also a qualified and experienced Trainer & Lecturer in Marketing, Sales & Customer Services.
We asked Kevin why he thinks Digital Marketing is important to Samoa businesses?? Here is what he has to say:
"Digital Marketing is the future of marketing and advertising"
Bill Chan Ting
We asked Billy why he thinks Digital Marketing is important to Samoa businesses?? Here is what he has to say:
"Digital marketing provides opportunities for engaging experiences for your target audience that is cost-effective, accessible and easy to manage and should be a priority for Samoan business looking to establish their online presence.”
Co-owner & Marketing Manager for Chef John Tours
We asked Irlene & Chef John why they think Digital Marketing is important to Samoa businesses?? Here is what they have to say:
"The world outside of Samoa has evolved along with technology. People have phones that are able to provide them with everything at the touch of a finger.... access to the internet, facebook, email, instagram and apps.
We have been limited in Samoa in terms of being able to fully access a lot of these resources that connect us to the rest of the world - travellers, visitors, tourism, agents and more due to lack of good wifi, data and then also lack of understanding how to use these online resources.
With Digital Marketing & improved accessibility to the WWW, Samoan businesses NOW has a better chance of reaching people before they even arrive on the island....."
Misa Peter Anae
Samoa Manager for Galumoana Bluwave Ltd
We asked Misa & Bluwave Director, Martin Anae, why they think Digital Marketing is important to Samoa businesses?? Here is what they have to say:
"Digital Marketing is important to have in any business, organisation or government because it gives you a global reach, detail and unlimited depth and a much wider audience. The convenience of digital marketing makes it extremely favourable to all entrepreneurs and business owners."
Founder / Owner, Makeki Online
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Published in The Cairns Post by Alicia Nally
August 1, 2018
FIFTEEN years of experience in international shipping have been poured in Lilian Auva’a’s new venture.
The enterprising former Pacific Asia Express manager has started LA Moana Agency, a consulting firm specialising in international shipping, transport and logistics in northern Queensland.
LA comes from Ms Auva’a’s initials, and “moana” is the Polynesian word for ocean or sea.
LA Moana was established in December last year and is run out of a home office, servicing all Australian cities.
“Over the years, I have noticed a gap in importing and exporting through this region due to the limited resources and services available in this region,” Ms Auva’a said.
“There is so much potential in our region, hence why I decided to take this opportunity to use my skills, experience and industry relationships to help bridge that gap where many feel disconnected and overwhelmed to consider importing or exporting.”
Ms Auva’a is keen to point out the difference between her business and a freight forwarding company.
As freight consultants, LA Moana operates independently and works directly with shipping lines, freight forwarding companies, customs brokers and transport and logistic companies to build a package to suit customers.
With an understanding of the project, requirements and budget, a project manager will then be assigned to an account from beginning to end.
The company is targeting businesses that want to expand into markets internationally but need help getting started and understanding shipping, transport and logistics.
Ms Auva’a said the first six months had been “challenging and yet very rewarding”. “I’ve met many local businesses and visited farmers to discuss their challenges, concerns and also their goals,” she said.
“It’s encouraging to see that there is so much interest, support and also collaborative partnerships forged with various stakeholders to help us achieve the same outcome for our region.
“Food and agricultural exports is an emerging market.
“With the amount of support and grants available to the industry and the free-trade agreements, it is opening up opportunities to help our growers and food businesses to expand their businesses and enter the international markets.
“My goal is to help develop and drive international trade growth within our region under a collaborative approach with strategic partners.
“Our mission is to mentor and coach individuals and businesses on becoming import and export ready, providing them with the appropriate supply chain solutions, and empower them to see the possibilities, identify the opportunities and have the confidence to make it happen.”
Ms Auva’a said some Pacific Islands ex-pats have also shown interest in the business to send cargo back to their families in the Islands.
Lilian Auva'a founder & owner of LA Moana Agency [Picture credit: Cairns Post]
Samoa Business Network Inc. has confirmed the timing of its First Official Business Trip to Samoa.
The official announcement of the Business Trip was made by Afamasaga Jackie Curry, SBN Samoa Chairwoman at the SBN & NZSTIC Independence Day Event held last month. At the event, Afamasaga had shared a reflection on the importance of working together as Samoans based overseas to give back to our country Samoa, “E lele le toloa ae maau lava i le vai”, wherever Samoans venture in the world, they will always return home. This is the spirit of Samoa Business Network, to give back to our country through facilitating new business opportunities and tapping into the professional expertise and experience of our global Samoan business and professional community.
Laura Keil-Hall, SBN NZ Chairwoman says the SBN Business Trip has been in the pipeline since the beginning of this year after numerous discussions with the former Samoa Trade Commissioner Fonoti Dr. Lafitai Fuatai. Months before Fonoti left for Samoa and also just before he left his post in March, he prompted the Network to look into taking a business trip to Samoa this year and he really encouraged the Network to do so.
Laura says they knew it was a huge ask because they have a few events and initiatives already planned for the year. Like facilitating business workshops in May, the Independence Day Business Event that was held last month, a business trip to Sydney also last month, the Digital Marketing Workshop & Networking Event in Samoa next month and the inaugural SBN Business Awards in Auckland in September. Not only that they also have their own full time jobs and families to consider. "No pressure!" she says as she laughs. "I just hope people appreciate and value the work that we do because we do all of this at our own time on a voluntary basis with almost next to nothing for a budget." she continues with a serious expression.
Since Fonoti's departure, Magele Mauiliu Magele has taken up the post of Samoa Trade Commissioner in New Zealand. The Network continues to engage and have built a good working relationship with Magele who fully supports the Business Trip to Samoa.
"It has truly been a blessing for us to have great leaders who see the value in the work that we are doing and the vision that we are trying to achieve." Keil-Hall says referring to Fonoti and Magele. "We are also very grateful that Magele will be leading us on this trip." she says.
Through Fonoti and Magele, the Network managed to gain support of the Samoa government.
Keil-Hall explains that the focus of the business trip would be connecting the Samoan SME businesses from NZ with Samoan based SME businesses. Not only that but facilitating bringing a variety of initiatives and best practices to share with SMEs in Samoa. It is also an opportunity for Samoan SME businesses in NZ to come and experience what Samoa has to offer in terms of business investment and opportunities as some of the Samoan businesses here in NZ have expressed interest in setting up in Samoa.
Basically our objective is simply to foster SME to SME connections and scope business opportunities in Samoa. It is also an opportunity for SBN NZ Members and NZ SME businesses to meet SBN Samoa Members, build business relationships through B2B meetings, making connections with Samoa SME businesses, Government and Stakeholders, she continues.
SBN is now accepting 'expressions of interest' from its members, NZ businesses and now extending it to overseas businesses, who are interested in making business connections in Samoa - REGISTER INTEREST HERE
Expressions of Interest close 15 August, 2018.
The travel programme starts 14 November and ends 16 November 2018.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 021659072
Many people swear that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. That seems to be a sentiment that fits perfectly with local Samoan baker and owner of ‘Crazy Cakes’, Nydia Aloaina.
The 36 year old is raising three daughters, owns and operates a home based cakery, and has now taken on the role of marketing consultant at Vailima Breweries. Despite having major health issues in the past, Nydia has juggled all of her responsibilities like a pro, making hard work look like a breeze.
The reason for this becomes apparent as she talks about the lessons she hopes her children will learn through her work ethic. “I just want my kids to work as hard as they can, but not forget to enjoy what they do. Have passion and love for everything they do, because without it – the end product isn’t as great as it should be” Aloaina says.
Aloaina applies this to her own work, especially her baking. Despite being self taught, her cakes are in high demand, as she has been able to successfully refine her skills over the years.
Aloaina also revealed that she has strong support at home, “My kids help out a lot, because I’m a single Mum. The kids are also quite good at baking, they’ve basically memorised all the recipes. Sometimes, I’m so tired so they’ll do the mixing for me and wash all the dishes.
“As for balancing work and baking, I try and make sure that I take all of my orders for the weekends, rather than week days, so I don’t burn out.”
Despite having a huge customer base with frequent orders, Aloaina is humble when speaking about her baking skills. “It took me years to perfect cake decorating and I am still terrible at it, but I am much better than where I was.
“I am wistful of people who have had the opportunity to go to cake making school and learn all the different techniques for baking and decorating. I basically have Google and a picture in my mind.”
While she may not have professional training, she has serious creativity and determination – and her own ‘secret weapon’, “My middle daughter is my quality control. She will tell me if the cake is crooked, if the colours don’t match, and if it tastes yucky.”
Crazy Cakes was officially established before Mother’s Day, 2013, after Aloaina’s friends convinced her to sell her delectable cakes to the public. Before that, she had been providing her friends with baked goods for a long time.
5 years later, Crazy Cakes has become a household name on the Island. Aloaina says that feedback from her customers has been great over the years, “I have a huge following of loyal customers. Every now and then I’ll get the odd bad review, but I just take it with a grain of salt and just keep trying to improve, and create something that everyone likes.”
As for future plans, Aloaina hopes to one day move into a shop, “I’ve planned that for a long time but something always comes up and I put that idea to the side. But hopefully, eventually – I’ll open up a bakery, but – money talks!”
As to what’s consistently hot on her menu amongst customers, she said, “You can’t go wrong with chocolate cake, that’s what everyone loves. That’s my best seller and next would be red velvet.”
To order a cake for your next event, or just to treat yourself, you can find out how through the Crazy Cakes facebook page! - Crazy Cakes Samoa
Published on Samoa Planet on July 10, 2018 By Aria L. Sale
Original Article: http://www.samoaplanet.com/crazy-cakes-love-baking/
Shelley Burich is the business owner and the brains behind 'Vaoala Vanilla'.
Her business has been cultivating vanilla beans at her property in Vailima and is now selling high quality Vanilla Beans and Vanilla Products. The process of harvesting can take up to 5 years.
Vaoala Vanilla's aim is to produce premium Organic Vanilla beans and products, that are of 100% Samoan origin.
They are keen to connect with anyone that has connections into the high end Food Industry or retail stores in NZ and/or Australia. She is also interested in linking up with a boutique and organic packaging company particularly for organic vanilla pods.
To make contact:
Nominations and applications for the 2018 SBN Business Awards are NOW OPEN!
This has been confirmed by Laura Keil-Hall, Co-founder & Chairwoman of Samoa Business Network. The official announcement of the Awards was made by Afamasaga Jackie Curry, SBN Samoa Chairwoman at the SBN & NZSTIC Independence Day Event held last month.
Keil-Hall says that this has been a long time coming and says it is important for us to recognise and celebrate Samoan entrepreneurial success and showcasing our Samoan business owners and operators and their achievements. She says, not only that, it is also acknowledging the contribution that the Samoan business community make to the NZ Economy. "This hasn't been done before and it is about time we do. This is also a way to encourage our people to be entrepreneurial and start thinking about starting a business", says Keil-Hall.
This year would be the Awards first year of inception and the Network is hoping to have this as a biennial event. Keil-Hall mentions that the event will be a double celebration to also mark 5 years since Samoa Business Network was formally established.
December last year saw the Network's Samoan branch hold it's very first SBN Business Innovation & Young Entrepreneur Awards to celebrate and recognise local businesses' efforts online. An initiative that was well received by its members and the local business community. SBN will be providing further support for these businesses in Samoa, by delivering a Digital Marketing Workshop in early August 2018.
The 2018 SBN Business Awards will pose 9 award categories:
Key dates to note:
Nomination/Application opening date - NOW
Closing date - 7 August
Finalists announced - 24 August
At this time, the Awards evening has been confirmed to take place on 28 September, 2018.
Laura and Afamasaga Jackie are urging all the Samoan businesses in New Zealand to apply. We have worked really hard to bring this initiative into fruition and we just want to honour and celebrate our hard working, successful Samoan businesses.
Some photos of the SBN Business Innovation & Young Entrepreneur Awards held at Kofe Haus in Samoa in December 2017
A new business award category has been added to the Inaugural Samoa Business Network awards to be held in Auckland on September 28th.
The 'SUGA Business Woman of The Year Award' is a collaboration between the popular Samoan Women's Magazine and Samoa Business Network. The award recognises the outstanding achievements of young Samoan Businesswomen.
"The significance of this additional category reflects the rise and success of Samoan women in business," says Editor of SUGA Magazine Cecilia Sagote.
"Over the years I feel the business section of the magazine is increasing at a fast pace as I profile more and more success stories. It is obvious that more female entrepreneurs are realising the appeal of starting their own businesses.
"This trend is even more prevalent thanks to tools like social media and accessible online information which is changing the game and the way our women see 'work' and career. They are seeing the possibilities and flexibility of doing something they are passionate about and actually turning it into income."
SBN NZ Chairwoman Laura Keil-Hall says the award is open to all Samoan Business Women from anywhere in the world. She says the judges will be looking at business acumen, excellent leadership and what sets the business apart from others to name a few aspects.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and recognise our women in business and it is very fitting to have SUGA Magazine come on board to sponsor this award," says Keil-Hall
She adds that since voting opened up last week for the awards, there has been an overwhelming response prompting SBN to open up another category 'The People's Choice' Favourite Business Award to all Samoan Businesses globally.
"Both the SUGA Business Woman of the Year and the People's Choice Awards are open to all Samoan businesses based internationally," she says. "It fits very well and inline with our vision which is to enable a worldwide network of Samoan businesses."
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