Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

In this November 2, 2016 edition:

Enjoy the Holiday Spirit on December 2
Carole Kai Onouye Honored with Ihe Award
Register for Business After Hours

President's Message

Aloha Chamber members:

“Buy Local” has long been supported here on the islands. As your Chamber, we are participating in a national initiative to encourage shopping or utilizing services at local small businesses on November 26, 2016—“Small Business Saturday,” the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Across the islands the heart of commerce beats proudly from downtown areas, to communities and neighborhoods – small businesses are everywhere in our state and comprise more than 90 percent of companies in Hawaii.

The Chamber will be promoting our and your fellow members this Small Business Saturday. If you are a small business and are interested in participating in this campaign, we can include your company in our communications as a partnering member. Additionally, we can send you promotional copy and graphics for posting on your social media and online channels, and for emailing your customers, and also small POP signs that you can print out and use at check-out. These materials can be used to encourage your customers to visit your and other small businesses on November 26, take photos and post them on social media—boosting your company’s social media presence while participating in this national initiative! 

Please email Communications and Events Manager Chelsea Bowes if you’re interested in participating in this promotion and we’ll send you materials.

While this campaign takes place on one day nationwide, we encourage everyone to support a small business every day as these businesses keep our economy moving.

Also, if you have not yet taken the Federal Reserve Bank Small Business Survey, we encourage you to participate so that we are more aware of the types of resources that are needed to support your business. Survey link can be found here and closes November 23, 2016.

Laulima & mahalo,

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO

Business Advocacy

Enjoy the Holiday Spirit on December 2

Please join us for the Chamber’s 2nd annual holiday party on December 2 at Halekulani with good food, fun and fellowship. Adding to the festivities will be a few of our member retailers offering holiday shopping, with door prizes as early holiday gifts!

For more information or to register, please visit our website.

Learn more about the Chamber's Business Advocacy program.

Military Affairs

Carole Kai Onouye Honored with Ihe Award

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Hawaii Army Museum Society (HAMS) will be hosting its Annual Sunrise Breakfast at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Ballroom. This year, HAMS is honoring Carole Kai Onouye with the 2016 Ihe Award, given each year to an individual for his or her efforts on behalf of the military—active and reserve components, veterans and their families. 

Carole has been a strong voice and supporter of the military in Hawaii and is a frequent presence at military functions and ceremonies in Hawaii. She most notably served as co-chair of the Chamber’s “Keep Hawaii’s Heroes” campaign and through Carole Kai Charities, including the Great Aloha Run, has supported various military programs and charities.

The Chamber’s Military Affairs Council congratulates Carole Kai Onouye as this year’s Ihe Award winner.

Learn more about the Chamber's Military Affairs program.

Membership News

Register for Business After Hours
The Chamber's primary networking event is on November 29! Make sure you register to attend this event at the Hilton Alana Waikiki. Our Business After Hours events feature an evening of networking, delicious pupus and beverages with Hawaii’s business community. Exchange business cards, share information about your company, products and services and make valuable connections with fellow Chamber members!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Chamber member: $25
YP member: $15
Non-member: $35

Mahalo to our event sponsor:
In partnership with:


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

Chamber Events:
Nov. 3: YP November Exec Connect Luncheon: Shelley Cramer, Margery S. Bronster & David Striph

Nov. 29: Business After Hours

Dec. 2: 2nd Annual Chamber Holiday Party

Member Events:
Nov. 6: Open House: St. Andrew's School

Nov. 9: Germany Hawaii Clean Energy Symposium

Nov. 11-12: Exclusive 2-Day Golf Experience & 1-Night Stay at Four Seasons Ko Olina

Nov. 15: Still Houseless in Honolulu

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

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:
Member Spotlight: Davis Levin Livingston

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


Mahalo to our Investors' Circle Members!

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

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