#1 – Hawaii’s Fastest 50 – 2012
Since 1995, Pacific Business News has presented Hawaii’s Fastest 50, a program celebrating 50 of Hawaii’s fastest-growing local companies with revenues more than $100,000 but less than $15 million in each of the last three years. In 2012, Island Pacific Energy was nominated and was recognized as Hawaii’s fastest growing small business.
As part of the ceremony, PBN asked the top executive of each company two questions about the past two years and the year ahead. You can read the response here by Joseph Saturnia, President of Island Pacific Energy.
BLH Best in Small Business – 2011 & 2013
The Pacific Business News Business Leadership Hawaii award is the premier recognition program honoring individuals, companies and nonprofits that demonstrate leadership, revenue growth, innovation and community commitment in Hawaii. In 2011 and 2013, Island Pacific Energy was recognized as a finalist for the Best in Small Business category.
Governor’s Innovation Award – 2009
Governor Lingle initiated the Innovation Awards in May 2008 to acknowledge and encourage innovation across all sectors statewide. The awards recognize deserving individuals, companies, nonprofits, organizations and government agencies that are developing innovative products, services and processes. The award is part of the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative, a comprehensive plan to transform Hawai‘i’s economy from one dependent on land development to one that builds on human ingenuity and the ability of Hawai‘i’s people to innovate.
The Governor’s Innovation Awards nominees are evaluated monthly by a 15-member selection panel comprised of industry, education and government representatives statewide. Nominations are submitted online and are judged on creativity; effectiveness in achieving a goal or purpose; transferability and adoptability by others; and significance in addressing an important local or global issue, problem or opportunity. The selection committee provides final recommendations to Governor Lingle for her approval.
In January 2009, Island Pacific Energy was presented the Governor’s Innovation Award for innovations recognizing Island Pacific Energy’s leadership as the pioneer in the use of power purchase agreements to provide photovoltaic solar power systems to the people of Hawai‘i.