Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

In this April 5, 2017 edition:

An Evening with Jay Timmons, NAM President & CEO
MAC’s Quarterly Briefing Breakfast — April 24th
Employment Law Update — Register Today!

President's Message

Aloha Chamber members:

We are proud to announce that we have reached our goal of doubling our membership to 2,017 members in 2017! We sincerely thank each one of our 2,017 member organizations who join us in our mission to support and build business in Hawaii. 
In 2014, the Chamber set this ambitious goal of doubling our membership. The larger our membership, the more we can do to support our members and strengthen the pillars of a healthy economy: building a better business climate, building business opportunities, spurring economic development and enhancing the quality of life. 

We have planned several activities to commemorate this milestone, including: social media giveaways. Follow us on Instagram and Like us on Facebook to participate. We’re also launching a campaign today to collect 2,017 pounds of rice for the Hawaii Foodbank. We invite you to drop off your rice donations at our office at 1132 Bishop, bring your donation with you to our events or drop them off on Friday, April 28 at Tamarind Park. Check out our flyer for more information on this drive and giveaways, including a portable wireless speaker for the first five people who donate 25 pounds of rice. 

Our efforts to grow will not stop here, however. We will continue to seek opportunities for growth and to drive the vision for a healthier economy and state.

A special thank you to our Laulima Partnership members from our neighbor island Chambers including Hawaii Island, Kauai, Kona-Kohala and Molokai, all of whom helped us achieve this goal. Their support and participation are critical to the success of our advocacy efforts across the state so that, together, we can help businesses succeed and thrive. 

Finally, I’d like to extend my sincere gratitude to our board of directors, Young Professionals, and our stellar team. Through teamwork, collaboration and support, we have grown to 2,017 members in 2017.

Laulima & mahalo,

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO
Many hands working together in collaboration and striving for a common goal.

Business Advocacy

An Evening with Jay Timmons, NAM President & CEO
Join us on Tuesday, April 11th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Ruth’s Chris to welcome Jay Timmons to Honolulu. As President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, Mr. Timmons can provide insight on what he’s seeing on the national level in Washington DC. Learn how NAM can help local manufacturers. With American manufacturing a priority with the new administration, Mr. Timmons will be sharing what may be in store for manufacturers, and the importance of supporting our local manufacturing industry. Space is limited – register now by clicking here!

Learn more about the Chamber's Business Advocacy program.

Military Affairs

MAC’s Quarterly Briefing Breakfast – April 24th
The Chamber’s Military Affairs Council (MAC) will be hosting its first Quarterly Briefing Breakfast on Monday, April 24th at the Plaza Club from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. Guest speaker will be Lt. General David H. Berger, Commanding General of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.

As a nation, we are facing evolving and escalating challenges in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Theater. It is becoming increasingly critical that the U.S. military be forward-deployed both ashore and afloat with the ability to quickly position our combat-ready forces throughout region. 

As the service component assigned to U.S. Pacific Command, Marine Corps Forces, is the largest field command in the U.S. Marine Corps with units positioned in Hawaii, Australia and Japan. 

Join us for an in-depth discussion with Lt. General Bergerabout potential increases in defense spending and how they could impact Hawaii; the current status of basing Marines in Guam and Okinawa; and the challenges the Marine Corps faces in the Pacific.

MAC members are complimentary. For more information, view the event flyer, to RSVP, please click here.

Learn more about the Chamber's Military Affairs program.

Membership News

Employment Law Update - Register Today!
Thursday, April 27, 2017: 8:00 - 11:30 am
Ala Moana Hotel - Hibiscus I, 410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu

Join the Chamber and Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris for an update on personnel law trends and recent court decisions in labor and employment cases. This event has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. Register here.
Check out our Member Spotlight page and special Member-to-Member discount offers.
Chamber Events:
Apr. 6: Step into Spring Networking Event

Apr. 11: An Evening with Jay Timmons - President & CEO of NAM

Apr. 19: Business After Hours at Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

Apr. 20: FocusOn Seminar: Small Biz Marketing Tools

Apr. 25: YP Anniversary Party

Apr. 27: Employment Law Update

Member Events:
Apr. 8: YMCA of Honolulu Healthy Kids Day

Apr. 8, 15 & 16: FREE Easter Activities

Apr. 13: Diving Deeper into Information Systems and Technology

Apr. 16: Easter Brunch by The Plaza Club

Apr. 20: Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Apr. 22: Waikiki Health 50th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Apr. 22: Brews By the Beach Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Apr. 26: Administrative Professional's Luncheon by The Plaza Club

Apr. 27: SBA Resource Day

Apr. 27: Stars and Stripes Veteran Charity Golf Tournament

Apr. 29: Hospice Hawaii's Fundraising Event

May 20: HFMA 2017 TASTE Awards

May 25: Hawaii Business Magazine's SmallBiz Academy: Windward Oahu

Jun. 20-22: VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit

ProService HR Training Schedule 
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:
Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker: Legislature and GOP Updates with Hawaii State Representatives

Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and Skating Stars to Return for a Unique Skating Concert on Ice

Mahalo to our Investors' Circle Members!

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

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