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Introducing Taylor Escalona, a dedicated community leader in East Hawaii and the proud recipient of the 2023 Young Professional of the Year Award. Taylor’s journey is marked by her unwavering commitment to serving her community.

Taylor has consistently demonstrated professionalism and dedication. Her impact extends to community organizations like the Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair, Hilo High School Foundation, and Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii, where she actively engages in projects and contributes her time.

Taylor’s community journey began during her undergraduate years at the University of Hawaii Hilo, and her dedication eventually led her to a four-year role as the Chamber’s Administrator for Membership and Marketing. Her legacy at the Chamber includes co-chairing the 2019 Administrative Professionals Day and making innovative contributions. Taylor’s innovative thinking supported member organizations and disseminated crucial aid information during the pandemic. Taylor, a Buyer’s Assistant at KTA Super Stores and Co-Chair of the Young Professionals committee, continues to show her unwavering dedication.