Senator Mazie K. Hirono to Kick Off Event

On Wednesday, August 30, at 10 a.m., Facebook and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii will host a Boost Your Business seminar in Honolulu, Hawaii. The seminar is free to the public and all businesses are welcome to attend. The seminar aims to teach local small business owners how to optimize their presence and engage customers on Facebook.

The seminar will kick off with welcoming remarks from Senator Mazie K. Hirono and will be followed by a presentation from a Facebook small business expert on the latest Facebook best practices and strategies for success. A question and answer session will follow, featuring a panel of local small business people that will share their Facebook tips, tricks and suggestions. The Honolulu-area small businesses participating on the panel are: Tin Hut BBQ, Wynn Okuda, DMD Inc., CrossFit Kuleana, and Hawaii Doggie Bakery.

“In a 21st century economy, using social media to promote Hawaii’s small businesses is a necessity. I look forward to working with Facebook and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii to help entrepreneurs start up or improve their use of social media to expand their reach and grow their businesses,” said Senator Hirono.

There are more than 65 million businesses worldwide using Facebook to connect with customers, and approximately 8 in 10 Facebook users are connected to at least one small business in their network.

WHO: Senator Mazie K. Hirono
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
Facebook Small Business Representatives

WHAT: Facebook Boost Your Business seminar (free of charge). To register and for more
information, visit

WHEN: Wednesday, August 30
9:30 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (event kickoff)

WHERE: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii

*Members of the media interested in attend the event should RSVP to Rosie Kay, (650) 739-9171,

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