Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
e-Voice of Business
April 16, 2014

In this April 16, 2014 edition:

President's Message
Stay Tuned for Upcoming Chamber Events
Good News: U.S. Army Presence in Hawaii Expected to Remain Stable, for Now 
Reap the Benefits of Sponsoring a Chamber Event

President's Message

Aloha Chamber Members:

Last week, I was honored to serve as a mentor at Pacific Business News' successful BizWomen Mentoring Monday event. A common question asked of me was, “What makes you successful in your job?” My answer was: Making time for myself, which, for me, is carving out time for yoga and running in the morning, having a supportive partner and having a stellar team.
I’d like to dedicate this message to the last answer. I cannot say enough about how fortunate I am to have a fun and hardworking team, who doesn’t settle for the status quo, and is up to any challenge and opportunity to provide a better experience and investment for our valuable members. 
So, to Kimi Houston-Sur, Geri Walker, Haley Evans, Charlie Ota, Tracey Saiki, Pono Chong, Jenny Lee, Lori Abe, Bianca Mordasini, Devon Bennett, Kyle Okamura, Keenan Porter, Lina Yi and Judy Harbottle, a BIG MAHALO for being part of the Chamber team. I appreciate all that you do.
I’d also like to welcome our new account executive, Lina Yi. We look forward to your contributions and helping us make our “One and Done” membership drive a success. 
Have a wonderful week.   

Laulima & mahalo,
Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Chamber Events

Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for our State of Economy on May 1st and State of Counties on May 8th.
The Executive Director of UHERO, Dr. Carl Bonham, will provide an economic forecast for the next two years and will be joined by other businesses leaders who will discuss their thoughts on Hawaii’s economy.
The State of Counties, featuring all four mayors, will provide insight on what direction they see their counties moving towards, as well as their future initiatives.
Stay tuned for more information on these events, for which sponsorships are still available. For more information, please email Pono Chong.

Conference Bills
Several of the Chamber’s priority bills, which were highlighted in a legislative update emailed to members yesterday, are moving into conference. If you are a member and didn’t receive the report, please email Jenny Lee.

Good News: U.S. Army Presence in Hawaii Expected to Remain Stable, for Now 

General Vincent Brooks, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), recently announced that his position has been designated the senior commander of U.S. land forces assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command. This means that the Commanding General, HQ USARPAC, will command all U.S. Army and Marine Corps combat units should war break out in the Asia Pacific. General Brooks also confirmed that the Army’s 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team was to remain on Schofield Barracks, dispelling rumors that the brigade was being considered for realignment to Joint Base Lewis McCord in Washington state.   

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

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Welcome Lina!

Please join us in welcoming Lina Yi as our new account executive! Lina most recently worked at locally owned and independent television station, KBFD, as marketing and sales executive. She previously served as an account executive with KGMB TV, This Week Magazines and Wyndam Vacation Resorts on Oahu.
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