September 21, 2022
Member News


Aloha Chamber Members,

Our everyday lives depend on the transport and mobility of products and services to our island state. The continual evolution of technology and how it evolves with the changing dynamics of our environment, economy as well as entrepreneurship, will be critical to address the challenges our state faces, including the cost of living.
To learn more about what one of the leading companies is doing to address this, join us at our biggest event of the year.
After two years, the 172nd Annual Membership Luncheon is back in-person at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Tuesday, November 15 with emcee Kanoa Leahey. Sponsored by Alaska Airlines, the luncheon brings world-renowned company, Microsoft, to talk about the Automotive, Mobility & Transportation Industry. In a fireside chat with Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci, Sanjay Ravi, General Manager, Automotive, Mobility & Transportation Industry of Microsoft, will share his thoughts on this topic.
In addition to our keynote discussion, the event will feature a networking session with exhibits, complimentary head shot photos, Member of the Year awards and the membership will vote on the new slate of board of directors.
Our team is excited to greet you and hope to see you on the 15th! Click HERE for more information and to register to attend.


Commit to Keiki Collecting Stories from Businesses Across the State - Would You Like to Participate?
The Commit to Keiki initiative is learning and re-sharing stories of families and communities regarding their experience of raising young children, which we will build into a strong case for more government action. The initiative is interested in the stories of new parents figuring things out, parents raising kids with special needs, single parents, grandparents, childcare workers, employers and anyone who has a story they want to share with the next Governor about raising young keiki in Hawaii.
We are asking families to record their story via video, which will be shared via the Commit to Keiki website, social media, YouTube pages, and email to candidates and supporters of this effort. Before posting, we will share the video back with you for review.
In a short video taken in portrait mode, you are talking directly to the politicians and decision makers of Hawaii. 
  1. Briefly introduce yourself and a little about your family/business
  2. Share something that has been a struggle for you, your young children, your business and/or your family
  3. Tell the decision makers what you need from them… what would have helped you in your struggle?
We are collecting stories from across Hawaii—stories of struggles with childcare, making ends meet, health care, mental health, domestic violence and more. Through the 2022 election and beyond, we will do our best to make sure that your story is not forgotten.

Please submit your story contributions via email to AVP of Business Advocacy, Trevor Abarzua –


Made in Hawaii: Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii
The Chamber is partnering with HTDC/INNOVATE Hawaii, DBEDT and DOA on a year-long program featuring a different local manufacturer every month.

Enjoy the three-minute behind-the-scenes segment featuring Meadow Gold Hawaii. Watch below!
Click to View Here

Next week, the Voice of Business Podcast will be celebrating 50 episodes. Over the past year and a half the Chamber, in partnership with ALTRES and host Jo McGarry, has featured some of the brightest minds in Hawaii business speaking on topics from corporate philanthropy to workforce development and everything in between.

If you're a member and you or your employees have a story to share, please email the Director of Marketing & Communications, Megan Davidson, to discuss being a guest.

Click below to listen to all podcast episodes.

Listen to all Podcast Episodes Here


Mana O Ke Koa "Spirit of the Warrior" Award

From left to right: Gen. Charles A. Flynn, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general; Roberto Los Banos, representing the late Domingo Los Banos, 2020 Mana O Ke Koa “Spirit of the Warrior” award recipient; retired Maj. Gen. Robert G. F. Lee, 2021 MOKK award recipient; retired Gen. David Bramlett, 2022 MOKK award recipient; and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak, U. S. Army Pacific senior enlisted advisor.

The MOKK award ceremony held at Historic Palm Circle, Ft. Shafter, Hawaii. The MOKK civilian community service award honors individuals who are community leaders that have distinguished themselves by their support to Soldiers, their families and the Army community in the Pacific. 


UHCC's Hana Career Pathways Extending its Subsidized Technology Certification Programs


University of Hawaii Community Colleges (UHCC) is extending its Hana Career Pathways subsidized training program with new technology courses for fall 2022.

Eligible Hawaii residents are able to get up to 100% tuition assistance for IT training programs that lead directly to new industry-recognized certifications such as Network+, Security+, AWS Cloud Foundations, Project Management Professional and more. Employers are encouraged to consider offering this training to incumbent workers as a way to upskill your current workforce. Subsidized training programs are also available in healthcare and skilled trades. Visit UHCC’s Hana Career Pathways website to learn more and apply.

Local employers and technology professionals: Scheduling future dates for these highly valuable certification programs is dependent on the number of instructors able to teach these courses. If you’re interested in teaching as an adjunct faculty member for the Hana Career Pathways program in future sessions, please email Beryl Morimoto at UHCC to learn more about instructor qualifications. 


Join us for Business After Hours presented by International Market Place and Hub Coworking on Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
Enjoy a dine around format at International Market Place that begins at Hub Coworking and moves to the lawn on Level 3 for light pupus and beverages by Kuhio Food Hall, and enjoy outdoor networking and ambiance.
Guests will have an exclusive view of planet Saturn and its rings through a 7-foot-tall telescope. Stargazers of Hawaii will be in attendance to give a unique experience under the stars that you will not forget.

Register here.
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