Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

In this November 9, 2016 edition:

Don't Miss the Chamber Holiday Party
Check Out Events on Nov. 11th, Veterans Day
Shop Local on November 26

President's Message

Aloha Chamber members:

The 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor is about a month away. Appropriately themed, “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” the week will be filled with events for our community to participate in, including:

  • Monday, December 5, 11 am – 2 pm Hawaii Convention Center
    Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans Tribute
    Click here for tickets.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Hilton Hawaiian Village
    December 7th Remembered – An Evening of Honor and Tribute
    Click here for tickets.
  • Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9, 8 pm, Neal S. Blaisdell Center
    Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Benefit Concert, “Inspiring the Future”
    Click here for tickets.
For more information on all events, please click here. We encourage you to participate in commemoration events showing our deep appreciation to Pearl Harbor survivors, along with WWII veterans and their families, for their service and sacrifice, as well as honor those that continue to defend our freedom.

Along these lines, in honor of Veterans Day this Friday, whether you are working or have the day off, please take the time to say “thank you” to veterans and active soldiers in uniform. Click here for a listing of Veterans Day events in Hawaii and ideas for honoring our veterans. We cannot forget the sacrifices that have been and continue to be made every day to protect our country and our freedom.

This freedom also includes the right to vote. The nation has decided on a new President – President-elect Donald Trump, the state has elected or re-elected Representatives and Senators to our State Legislature, and the City and County of Honolulu has re-elected Mayor Kirk Caldwell. 

Now is the time to heal, unite, collaborate and work together to find solutions to our issues so that, together, we can reaffirm faith in our democracy and the livelihood of our counties, state and nation.

Laulima & mahalo,

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO

Business Advocacy

Enjoy the Holiday Spirit on December 2

Join the Chamber team and get into the holiday spirit at our 2nd Annual Holiday Party! Festivities include networking and making valuable connections with Hawaii's business community, while enjoying bountiful pupus and beverages. Great prize giveaways and shopping opportunities with a few local vendors will be part of the festivities so you can check everyone off your gift list, including yourself!

Learn more about the Chamber's Business Advocacy program.

Military Affairs

Check Out Events on Nov. 11th, Veterans Day

November 11th, Veterans Day, is a nationwide celebration to honor our veterans for their service to our great nation. Events on Oahu being held in observance include:

  • 9:00 am – Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by Oahu Veterans Council, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Guest Speaker MG Mark O’Neil, Chief of Staff at U.S. Army Pacific
  • 10:00 am – Wahiawa Lions Club’s 70th Annual Veterans Day Parade, Wahiawa District Park, Participation by 25th Infantry Division
  • 1:00 pm – Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by Governor David Y. Ige, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery (Kaneohe)
  • 4:30 pm – Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony, Battleship Missouri Memorial, Keynote by U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Distinguished Speaker Filipino World War II veteran Domingo Los Baños. Complimentary round-trip shuttle service available from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center beginning at 3:30 pm. 

Please help us honor our veterans by thanking them not just on Veterans Day, but every day of the year.

Learn more about the Chamber's Military Affairs program.

Membership News

Shop Local on November 26
The Chamber will be promoting Small Business Saturday coming up on November 26th—will you join us? Shopping local has long been supported on the islands so let's rally to show our support of local small businesses. As a member, if you're interested in getting the word out and driving customers to your business on November 26th, please email our Communication and Events Manager. 

Check out our Member Spotlights page and special Member-to-Member discount offers.

Chamber Events:
Nov. 21: How to be a Leader—Insights from FBI Special Agent Delacourt

Nov. 29: Business After Hours

Dec. 2: 2nd Annual Chamber Holiday Party

Dec. 9: YP End-of-Year Party ROCK the RED

Member Events:
Nov. 9: Germany Hawaii Clean Energy Symposium

Nov. 15: Still Houseless in Honolulu

Nov. 15: Most Likely to Succeed for Business

Nov. 24: IHS's Homeward Bound 5K

Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Lunch at The Plaza Club

Dec. 1: Mai Tais and Meditation: A Yoga and Shopping Soiree

Dec. 1-11: Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Jan. 19-20: East Meets West Conference

Neighbor Island News:
Hawaii Island

Hawaii Congressional Delegation News:
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz
U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Other Member News:
Oahu Real Estate Report: Market Insight for October 2016

Managing Multiple Generations on Business in Hawaii Show with Reg Baker

Chairman and CEO of Native Hawaiian Veterans Named Second Runner-up for U.S. SBA’s National Small Business Person of the Year Award

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Appoints Director of Concierge and Front Service

Keiki Across the State Find Ideas to Plug Hawaii into the Future


Mahalo to our Investors' Circle Members!

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