Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
November 10, 2015

In this November 10, 2015 edition:

President's Message
Talk Story with Governor Ige, Dec. 2
Military Affairs Council Hosts Holiday Reception
Public Health Fund Accepting Applications until December 15
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President's Message

Aloha Chamber members:

With our Young Professionals (YP) program in its 4th successful year at approximately 200 members strong, I wanted to ask for your help to encourage your 21-39 year-old employees to participate in this program which helps shape the future of Hawaii and these future leaders.

YP members can exchange ideas with peers and mentors, grow professionally and share common interests. Activities include mentorship with Chamber executives, professional development classes, monthly "talk story" sessions with a wide variety of business leaders, as well as networking and community service events. The program was created to foster the next generation, as well as bridge the gap between more established members and younger professionals entering Hawaii's business scene.
The YPs are celebrating their End-of-Year Holiday party on Friday, December 11th at Buho Waikiki sponsored by the Redmont Group. Open to both YP and Chamber members, this is a great, welcoming opportunity for your young professionals to network and learn more about the program. There will be plenty of networking opportunities in a lively and fun atmosphere. 
I encourage our Chamber members, especially senior and executive members, to inform your 21-39 year old employees about this event by sharing this flyer. Having the invitation come from a senior member of the company may encourage more young professionals to consider participating, making the YP program and the Chamber stronger organizations with a cross-generational voice representing business interests in Hawaii. 

For more information about the YP program, please contact Bianca Mordasini, Director of Communications and Marketing and Executive Director of the Young Professionals program.

Let's invest in Hawaii's next generation of business leaders. 

Laulima & mahalo,
Sherry Menor-McNamara

President & CEO

"Talk Story" Event with Governor David Ige

The Chamber is pleased to host Governor David Ige on Wednesday, December 2 for a “Talk Story” event at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery from 12:00-1:30 pm. Governor Ige will discuss his top priorities, as well as key issues facing Hawaii business owners and citizens. The discussion will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

This event is $40 for Chamber members, $36 for Young Professionals members and $50 for non-members. A 3-course lunch and beverages are included. $6 parking at the Dole Cannery lot. Registration deadline is Friday, November 27.  

Click here for more information and to register. 
Biz Tip: Learn about the Chamber's Manufacturing in Hawaii Initiative which provides resources and seeks to enhance opportunities within the industry. 

Military Affairs Council Hosts Holiday Reception

The Chamber's Military Affairs Council (MAC) will be hosting its holiday reception on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The event will be held at the Aloha Tower Marketplace’s Waterfront Lanai (2nd Floor) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
The reception will be an opportunity for all MAC members to network with one another and Hawaii’s senior military leaders. Unfortunately, this event is only open to current MAC members.
For more information about the MAC, please click here

Click here to learn more about the Military Affairs Council (MAC) and MAC members.

Public Health Fund Accepting Applications until December 15

The Chamber, as trustee of the Public Health Fund (PHF), is currently accepting applications until December 15, 2015 for the funding of health-related initiatives on Oahu. Through PHF, the Chamber provides grant monies to non-profit organizations  implementing meaningful public health education and research projects, with a preference for projects that require collaborative efforts and for which funds are not available from other sources.
Deadline for submitting grant applications is December 15, 2015. Interested applicants can download an application here or email
PHF was initiated in response to the epidemic of bubonic plaque that closed Honolulu Harbor and quarantined parts of Honolulu in 1899. The Chamber was, subsequently, appointed trustee of the fund in 1923 and directed to limit grants to public health activities within the C&C of Honolulu to support health-related programs, projects and services.
Since 1985, as the designated steward of PHF, the Chamber has awarded grant monies totaling almost $3.5 million to non-profits on Oahu.

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