Aloha Chamber Members:
We are less than two weeks from our virtual Annual Membership Luncheon, PUSHING FORWARD, Together, presented by First Insurance Company. While our team was excited to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii in person, a momentous milestone, we are going virtual.
However, that doesn’t mean a less dynamic program. We added a Summit that will cover current and future issues: THE WORKFORCE REVOLUTION, THE GREAT ECONOMIC RESET, and ACTIVISM IN THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION panel discussions with dynamic thought leaders and change makers. Guest speakers include Governor Ige and former mayor of Hawaii Island, Billy Kenoi. The keynote speaker during the luncheon program is Peter Schwartz, Senior VP for Strategic Planning and Chief Future(s) Officer, Salesforce.
The Chamber’s largest event of the year will also feature speed networking, exhibitor booths and even a scavenger hunt for an opportunity to win two round trip tickets from Alaska Airlines. And, if you purchase a sponsorship package, depending on the level, you can enjoy delicious meals from Roy’s, Highway Inn, Zippy’s or Domino’s while watching the live event!
We continue our advocacy and collaborative efforts with Governor Ige’s administration and legislative leaders on programs including HawaiiBizPivot.org and hawaiirestaurantcard.com, to support small businesses.
Also, last Friday, we mobilized and convened a group of small and local business owners from various industries including gyms, bars, personal services, restaurants, retail, wedding, floral, helicopter, events, sporting goods and the travel industry, statewide, to virtually meet with Governor Ige to discuss how they have been operating in a safe and healthy way to protect their employees and customers, and how they can continue to do so without a blanket shutdown, as well as other challenges they face during this time. The meeting was productive and we will continue to meet to discuss collaborative solutions towards economic recovery.
Laulima & mahalo,
President & CEO