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Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
August 24, 2016

In this August 24, 2016 edition:

Join the Discussion on the Future of Ag in Hawaii 
MAC Announces Partnership with Honolulu Navy League
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President's Message

Aloha Chamber members:

Our team's mantra this year is GRIT, GROWTH and GREATER GOOD, with Growth focused on membership. The more members and investors we have, the stronger we can be on the advocacy front and the more resources we can provide to our membership. This is why we have an ambitious goal of 2016 members by the end of 2016.  
 
We often hear that prospects don’t join or members don't renew because they “don’t have time to use the membership.” However, whether or not a business can take advantage of benefits, a Shapiro Group and Market Street Services study shows that membership, alone, brings credibility and consumers are more likely to think favorably and purchase goods and services from a member business. Other benefits include:

Imagine Hawaii without a statewide Chamber. Who would serve as the “voice of business” at the Legislature and review the thousands of bills that are introduced every session. Who would serve as the watchdog for bills that would increase the cost of doing business, put on events and educational seminars that provide helpful resources and information to businesses, provide opportunities to connect members, not only within our state, but from state-to-state or internationally? 
 
It is for these reasons, that we ask for your support so your Chamber can continue to grow and serve as your voice. If you are not a member, we strongly encourage you to join and be a part of our ohana. If you are a member and have a referral(s), please email our membership team.

Join us as we march forward, serving as a catalyst for positive change.
 
On a separate note, our team is pleased to welcome a member from our military ohana, Chelsea Bowes, who joins us as our Communications and Events Manager. We look forward to her contributions.
 
In last week’s message, I inadvertently listed the wrong election date. The correct date is November 8. My apologies.
 
Laulima & mahalo,
 
Sherry Menor-McNamara

President & CEO

Join the Discussion on the Future of Ag in Hawaii

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the positive impact of Hawaii’s agricultural economy. Hear from economist Paul Brewbaker on this growing sector of our economy with additional panelists to include Dean Okimoto, President of Nalo Farms, and Jose Uyehara, Station Manager with Syngenta Hawaii, with Brian Miyamoto, Executive Director of Hawaii Farm Bureau, serving as moderator. 

Monday, September 12, 2016
12:00-1:30  pm
The Plaza Club

  • $25 Young Professionals 
  • $30 Chamber, HCIA, and HFB members
  • $35 Non-members
  • $45 at the door

Validated parking at Harbor Court or $4 validated at The Plaza Club. Please click here for more information and to register.


MAC Announces Partnership With Honolulu Navy League 

The Military Affairs Council (MAC) of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is proud to announce a co-marketing  partnership with the Honolulu Navy League. Due to the like-minded missions of both organizations, this partnership seeks to extend the reach of the respective organizations and inform the people of Hawaii about the importance of the military presence in Hawaii.
 
As a result of this partnership, the Navy League will be offering discounted rates for registration to Navy League Bridge Events. The first event with the MAC discount will be on Wednesday, August 31st, 12:30 - 2:30 pm at the Airport Honolulu Hotel. Guest speaker will be Rear Admiral John Korka, Commander at NAVFAC Pacific.  For more information about the event, click here.   
 
We look forward working closely with the Navy League.  For more information about the Honolulu Navy League, please click here.

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


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