Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

In this October 19, 2016 edition:

New Money For Your Business
Upcoming MAC Events
Today is National #SupportYourLocalChamberOfCommerce Day!

President's Message

Aloha Chamber members:

Next Wednesday, on October 26, the Chamber, in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu and SBA, and in sponsorship with INNOVATE Hawaii, is hosting the 3rd Annual Small Biz Academy, a half-day of workshops covering a variety of topics designed to help business owners start and grow their businesses. Luncheon keynote features La Tour Bakehouse and the Kauai Kookie Company, both successful family-owned businesses. Register before Monday by clicking here.

With 80 percent of our membership comprised of small businesses, supporting and providing these businesses with useful resources is important, particularly as they serve as the economic engine for our state. 

To better understand the needs of small business, the Chamber has partnered with the Federal Reserve System to survey businesses. Please take the survey by November 23, 2016 by clicking here. Your responses will inform and gain the attention of service providers and policymakers, both of whom have the ability to make changes using real-time business conditions. This short survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential and will help to improve programs and services available for current and potential small business owners.  

Finally, don't forget to vote On November 8 in this critical election. Early voting starts on October 25. Make your voice heard!

Laulima & mahalo,

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO

Business Advocacy

New Money For Your Business

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation/INNOVATE Hawaii along with the Chamber are hosting listening sessions on how companies can access HTDC programs. Programs include the HI Small Business Innovation Research, Neighbor Island Initiative and the Manufacturing Assistance Program, which provide a variety of technical assistance and some funding for companies. Below is the schedule and locations:
  • Maui Info Session: October 20 (3 - 5 pm)
    Maui Research and Technology Center (590 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, HI 96753)
  • Hawaii Island - Hilo Info Session: October 25 (3 - 5 pm)
    Aging and Disability Resource Center (1055 Kinoole St., Hilo, HI 96720)
  • Kauai Info Session: October 28 (2 - 4 pm)
    Kauai Community College, OCET Room #105 (3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766)
For more information and to register, click here.

Learn more about the Chamber's Business Advocacy program.

Military Affairs

Upcoming 2016 MAC Events

With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, below is a list of Military Affairs Council (MAC) events for the remainder of the year.  

10/21—MAC Site Visit to the Daniel K. Inouye Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Center of Excellence (MAC Members only)

11/18—MAC Council Meeting (MAC Council Members only)

11/22—MAC Quarterly Briefing, Pacific Club Card Room, 7:30-9:30 am 

12/13—MAC Holiday Reception, Bank of Hawaii Surfrider Room, 5:30-7:30 pm (MAC Members only)

For more information about these events or if you are interested in joining MAC, please click here.

Learn more about the Chamber's Military Affairs program.

Membership News

#SupportYourLocalChamberOfCommerce Day
Today is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day! At the Chamber we work on behalf of our members to advance the state's economy and help businesses thrive locally, nationally and globally—and we love doing so! Thank YOU for being a member and helping us build a better business climate in Hawaii.

Feel free to give us (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) or your local chamber a shout out on social media using the hashtag #SupportYourLocalChamberOfCommerce!  


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

Chamber Events:
Oct. 21: Business on the Green Golf Tournament Presented by ALSCO

Oct. 26: 3rd Annual Small Biz Academy

Oct. 28: YP Professional Development Class: Social Media Marketing Seminar

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

Member Events:
Oct. 20: Equipment Leasing for Your Office, Fleet or Facility

Oct. 22: 2nd Annual Hawaii for Hawaii Fundraiser & Live Telethon on Hawaii News Now

Nov. 1: Business Exit Advisory Board—How to Increase & Maximize Your Business Value

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

Fall Open House: St. Andrew's School (Oct. 23 & Nov. 6)

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:
Big Island Artist Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker Hosting Australia Art Show

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

Kaimuki Christian School Supports Public Library with $1,000 Donation

Check out the Chamber's Young Professionals Program!

Mahalo to our Investors' Circle Members!

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

Copyright © 2016 Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, all rights reserved.

1132 Bishop Street  |  Suite 2105
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 545-4300  |

update your preferences or unsubscribe