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Blind Vendors Ohana celebrates special occasions.



Blind Vendors Ohana, Inc. (BVO) celebrated its 20th year anniversary at the Honolulu Country Club on Saturday June 7, 2014 with the theme of the evening “20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE”. The evening started with guest being welcomed by two of the owners Mr. Filo Tu and Mr. Thomas Morikami. There was also a beautiful 20 year picture collage filled with photo memories.

The evening was kicked off with the “Master of Ceremonies” a friend of the blind Mr. Reynaldo Graulty. He then introduced Mr. Warren Toyama who gave a wonderful heartfelt prayer. The music for the evening was performed by the group “Kapena Band”. We were even graced by the appearance and a speech from the Governor of the State of Hawaii Mr. Neil Abercrombie. The program progressed with the introduction of individuals who played a big part forming the Company over the last 20 years, in addition, current and past employees were recognized as well. There was even recognition for the following employees Garret Suzuki, Garret Ichioka, Glenn Watanabe, Liliy Delos Santos, Mark Toyama & Yolanda Canonizado all of whom have given 20 years of dedicated service to the Company. The evening concluded with a touching slideshow presentation as well as a tribute by select BVO employees singing their rendition of the song “After All These Years”.
Thanks to go out to Maricen Olipares who coordinated this wonderful event.

You may watch the festivities of the evening by clicking the links below. We had to break the video into 4 parts so it would be faster to stream to your device.


Video Part 1

Video Part 2

Video Part 3

Video Part 4


We also selected a few of the numerous pictures taken during the occasion. here are some of them.


BVOI Staff




Filo Tu  & Gov. Neil Abercrombie



Ohana Vendors



Hawaii Senate Commendation



Service Awardees



You may also want to watch a slideshow of old pictures painstakingly woven into a collage of the past wonderful 20 years that is Blind Vendors Ohana Inc. To do that, please click here.

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