Aloha Chamber Members,
The Chamber is busily preparing for the 2022 Legislative Session, which opens on January 19. In conjunction with the opening, we are holding our 9th Annual Chamber Week, “Rallying in 2022,” as turning a new page in our economy will take all of us rallying together to move our state forward. Here’s your chance to get engaged. Line-up of activities include:
- Rallying in 2022 Panel Discussion
- From Hawaii to the Hill: Legislative & Policy Outlook Webinar
- Elevating Voices From the Classroom Virtual Panel
- Wednesday, January 19 – Opening of Hawaii State Legislature
- Thursday, January 20
- Legislative Meet & Greet Reception presented by Central Pacific Bank
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Speaking of rallying together, the Education and Workforce Development team has been doing some amazing work connecting our students with work-based learning opportunities, as well as with mentorship programs. This afternoon, the Chamber’s Young Professionals (YP) is partnering with high school students on the YP High School Mentoring Thinkubator Summit to discuss current challenges and possible solutions. Additionally, the team created a first-ever Work-Based Learning Advisory Board comprised of students to strengthen the connection between high schools and industries. The YP program is 300 members strong and one of its most popular programs, Mentor Hawaii presented by American Savings Bank, which pairs young professionals with C-Suite executives for a six-month mentorship, is accepting applications beginning Monday, December 20. Interested mentees should sign up quickly, as slots fill up quickly.
While we have faced challenges over the past two years, with these types of initiatives, there are opportunities to inspire and provide hope for our future.
Laulima & mahalo,