As the “Voice of Business,” the Chamber’s Business Advocacy department works hard to protect employers from increasing business costs, support the progress of new industries and sectors, and create an environment that will attract new business, promote competition and stimulate expansion of the private sector to provide increased employment opportunities.
Every year we review and prioritize each of the 2,500+ bills that get introduced at the Hawaii State Legislature. However, it is your participation in the process that is key to making a difference. During the legislative session, the department coordinates advocacy activities for members’ involvement.
In the 2014 legislative session, for the first time, the Chamber introduced its own business package of bills that encouraged all parties to lower the cost of doing business, spur economic development and invest in our future.
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Some of the ways you can get involved in the legislative process include:
The Business Advocacy department also coordinates educational forums, legislative trainings, public policy summit and events, political debates and opportunities to interface with government and business leaders. Check out our calendar of events.
Get involved! Contact Pono Chong, VP of Business Advocacy & Development, at (808) 380-2607, email@example.com.