Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

In this January 11, 2017 edition:

Join us for 4th Annual Chamber Week!
MAC Annual Meeting and Partnership Conference - SOLD OUT!
New Member Marketing Opportunities

President's Message

Aloha Chamber members:

Our Goal: Increase membership engagement to create positive change in our business climate. Here's your opportunity to get involved and help us in this effort.

Next week is our fourth annual Chamber Week, sponsored by Island Movers and The Honolulu Star-Advertiser during which a number of activities provide members with opportunities to join the business community to help build a better business climate, spur economic development and improve the quality of life here in Hawaii. 

Watch the 2017 Chamber Week PSA.

Chamber Week is one of the most engaging and important Chamber initiatives as it serves to raise awareness of the critical role Chambers across the state and your participation play in advocating for business here in Hawaii, particularly with the week including the opening of the 2017 Legislative Session. 

Having just returned from the Council of State Chambers CEO meeting, a key takeaway message is, in addition to serving as a catalyst for positive change, the Chamber plays an important and pivotal role, serving as a futurist and setting the vision, while remaining constant among variable factors. 

As globalization, technology and policy issues become more connected, Chambers need to continuously seek ways to stay up-to-date and advanced in order to help our members and the business community thrive.

We can only achieve this with your participation and input. Check out our Business Advocacy website page to learn more about how you can get involved. A good start would be join us and register for Chamber Week events.

Laulima & mahalo,

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO

Business Advocacy

Join us for 4th Annual Chamber Week!

Register now for Chamber Week activities next week to kick off the opening of the state legislative session! Mahalo to our Premier Sponsors, Island Movers and The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Tuesday, January 17
-Leg 101 Class, 8:30am-10:30am 
Wednesday, January 18
-Opening of the Hawaii State Legislature, 10:00am 
Thursday, January 19
-Walk Around at the Capitol, 9:00am-11:00am 
-Legislative Meet and Greet Reception, 5:30pm-7:30pm 
Friday, January 20
-Outlook at the Federal Level in 2017, 8:00am-9:00am

Learn more about the Chamber's Business Advocacy program.

Military Affairs

MAC Annual Meeting and Partnership Conference - SOLD OUT!

This year’s Military Affairs Council (MAC) Annual Meeting and Partnership Conference on January 13 is expected to be the largest since transitioning the event to the State Capitol and Washington Place three years ago.

A featured breakout session will be “Positive Educational Experience for Military Students in Transition.” The panel, moderated by Terry George (Castle Foundation), will feature the following speakers discussing the success of programs that help military dependents adjust to life in Hawaii:

  • Kathy Matayoshi—DOE Superintendent
  • Senator Michelle Kidani—Chair, Education Committee
  • Col Pete Santa Ana—Director, Manpower and Personnel (J1) at U.S. PACOM
  • James Sunday—Principal, Radford High School
  • Fallon Villarreal, Radford Senior and JRTOC Battalion Commander

The conference is sold out. Thank you in advance for those who have registered. We look forward to seeing you.

Learn more about the Chamber's Military Affairs program.

Membership News

New Member Marketing Opportunities
With the website refresh we launched last week, new member marketing opportunities are now available! As a member, you have the opportunity to market your company to more than 1,300 members representing over 200,000 employees and other local business leaders through Chamber communications.

Spotlight your logo and link to your company website in the Chamber's website footer or in this weekly e-Voice of Business newsletter.


Please visit the promotional opportunities webpage for more information.

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

Chamber Events:
Jan. 17-20: 2017 Chamber Week
Member Events:
Jan. 19-20: East Meets West Conference

Neighbor Island Chamber News:
Hawaii Island

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

Other Member News
Discounted Membership Offer for Plaza Club

Fujitsu Scholarship Program

UH Presidents Series Maui Program

Mahalo to our Investors' Circle Members!

Member Discount Offers, Job Postings, Advertising Sponsorship & more.

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