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Latest Editions

12/16/20: SOS Biz: The Plight Continues. Please Remain Vocal, Hawaii!

12/14/20: Your Monday Business News Brief

12/11/20: Your Friday Business Brief

12/9/20: Join Us for Chamber Week 2021 Pushing Forward, Together 

12/7/20: Your Monday Business News Brief

12/4/20: Yes. It’s Exactly Three Weeks ‘Til Christmas

12/2/20: Community-Driven Initiatives to Rebuild Hawaii’s Economy

11/30/20: Support Fellow Chamber Members on #GivingTuesday 

11/27/20: Will you keep your money in Hawaii this weekend?

11/25/20: SOS BIZ – Thankful

11/23/20: SOS Biz: Oahu Expands Small Business Grant Program

11/20/20: Give Thanks, Not COVID-19

11/18/20: SOS BIZ – Hawaii Restaurant Card Phase 3.0

11/16/20: E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Assistance

11/13/20: Last Chance to Order FREE PPE from the State

11/11/20: Let’s Seize This Moment – A Moment In Time That Will Define The Future of Hawaii

11/9/20: Join us at the Oahu Back to Work Virtual Job Fair!

11/6/20: Hawaii Reopens to Japanese Visitors

11/4/20: Congratulations to Our Elected Leaders

11/2/20: Hawaii Foodbank Hosts Additional Food Distribution Events

10/30/20: Free PPE:  Easy as 1-2-3!

10/28/20: Annual Membership Luncheon & Virtual Summit, PUSHING FORWARD, Together (Presented by First Insurance Company)

10/26/20: Mail Ballots Tomorrow to be Counted

10/23/20: Hawaii Business Pivot Grant Program Provides $25M in COVID-19-Related Assistance to Businesses and Nonprofits

10/21/20: SOS Biz – Hawaii Business Pivot Grant Program

10/19/20: Mayor Caldwell Announces New Quarantine Facilities in Waikiki

10/16/20: Oahu Offers Free COVID Testing This Weekend

10/14/20: SOS Biz – Restarting Tourism – “We Are Ready” Campaign

10/12/20: Farm to Food Program Announced by Mayor Caldwell

10/9/20: SOS Biz – Lt. Governor Green Calls for Clear Statewide Mask Mandate

10/6/20: SOS Biz – (Virtual) Opportunities to Make Your Voice Heard

10/5/20: SOS Biz – Governor Ige Denies Request Requiring Second Negative COVID-19 Test for Travelers

10/2/20: SOS Biz – State Launches New Call Center for Help With Jobless Claims


2020 Archive

9/28/20: SOS Biz – UH to Offer Free Job Retraining Courses to Unemployed

9/25/20: SOS Biz – Oahu Small Business Relief & Recovery Fund Info Session on Sep 29

9/23/20: SOS Biz – One Chance To Rebuild Right

9/18/20: SOS Biz – Oahu Expands Small Business Grant Program

9/16/20: SOS Biz – Ways To Help Our Local Businesses

9/14/20: SOS Biz – Mayor Caldwell to Issue New Order Next Week

9/9/20: SOS Biz – 4 Ps for a Bolder and Brighter Path Forward for Hawaii

9/4/20: SOS Biz – State Program Offers Free PPE to Qualifying Businesses

8/31/20: SOS Biz – Governor Releases Intent to Veto List and CARES Spending Plan

8/28/20: SOS Biz – Innovation Grants for PPE Supply Chain Now Available Through HTDC

8/26/20: SOS Biz – Second Shutdown Devastating for Local Businesses

8/24/20: SOS Biz – Kauai Small Business Boost Grant Now Available

8/19/20: SOS Biz – Hawaii ChamberPAC for a Stronger and Healthier Economy

8/17/20: SOS Biz – New Restrictions Expected for Oahu This Week

8/14/20: SOS Biz – New Analysis Illustrates Continued COVID Impact on Businesses

8/12/20: SOS Biz – Rebuilding A Stronger and More Resilient Economy

8/10/20: SOS Biz – Energy Relief Program Now Available for Grants up to $25k

8/7/20: SOS Biz – Updated One-Pagers to Reflect State, Oahu Rules

8/5/20: SOS Biz – Small Business Support Hotline: 808-COC-HNOW

8/3/20: SOS Biz – Breaking Down County Emergency Rules for You

7/31/20: Saturday: Join Our SOS Biz Virtual Rally

7/27/20: SOS Biz – Japan Includes Hawaii on List Approved Travel Locations

7/24/20: SOS Biz – Preparing for Hurricane Douglas

7/22/20: Introducing Hawaii Is Hiring

7/10/20: July 10 – Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars to be Enforced

7/8/20: Help the Chamber Advocate for Hawaii Businesses

7/6/20: July 6 – Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – July 9 Navigating Travel Safely Webinar

7/2/20: July 2 – Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Mayor Caldwell Requires Masks in All Indoor and Some Outdoor Locations

7/1/20: Bigger, Bolder & Better: Our Path Forward

6/30/20: June 30 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Contribute to Hawaii Commercial Rent Survey

6/29/20: June 29 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Ala Moana Satellite City Hall Reopens July 1

6/26/20: June 26 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Sign Up for Chamber Conversation with Governor Ige

6/25/20: June 25: Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Karaoke, Live Performances Now Allowed at Oahu Bars and Restaurants

6/24/20: Chamber Applauds Announcement to Reopen Trans-Pacific Travel

6/23/20: June 23: Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – What are your PPP needs?

6/22/20: June 22: Commencing Commerce…Safely Update

6/19/20: June 19: Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Webinar on COVID-19 Economic & Health Care Trends

6/18/20: June 18 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – SBA Issues New EZ PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

6/17/20: Be Vocal, Support Local

6/16/20: June 16 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – $25M Added to City Program to Help Small Businesses

6/15/20: June 15 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – SBA Accepting New Applications for EIDL Advance

6/12/20: June 12 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Calling for Clear Guidelines to Reopen Travel

6/10/20: Opening the Doors & Turning On Lights

6/9/20: June 9 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Hawaii State Legislature Reconvenes June 22

6/8/20: June 8 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Contact Tracer Training Program Kicks Off

6/5/20: June 5 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Restaurants Reopen For Dine-in Today

6/4/20: June 4 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Mayor Caldwell Signs Bills to Help With Economic Recovery

6/3/20: June 3 COVID-19 Resources- #SaveSmallBusiness

6/2/20: June 2 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – City Details Plans for New Economic Recovery Office

6/1/20: June 1 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Quarantine for Inter-island Travel to be Lifted June 16

5/29/20: May 29 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Sign Our Petition to #SaveSmallBusiness

5/28/20: May 28 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – House Passes Changes to PPP

5/27/20: May 27 COVID-19 Resources- #SaveSmallBusiness

5/26/20: May 26 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Mayor Caldwell Proposes Additional Reopenings

5/22/20: May 22 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Hawaii Lawmakers Recess After Addressing $1B Shortfall

5/21/20: May 21 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update –  New Guidance Announced for Oahu Restaurants to Reopen on June 5

5/20/20: May 20 COVID-19 Resources- Introducing One808

5/19/20: May 19 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – City Unveils Plan to Offer 100,000 COVID-19 Tests

5/18/20: May 18 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Governor Ige Today Announces Phased Re-opening of the Economy

5/15/20: May 15 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Governor Ige Planning to Extend Safer-at-Home Order Through June 30

5/14/20: May 14 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Mayor Caldwell Announces New Emergency Order Amendments

5/13/20: May 13 COVID-19 Resources- Commencing Commerce…Safely

5/12/20: May 12 Commencing Commerce…Safely Update – Mayor Caldwell Announces Small Business Grant Relief Program

5/11/20: May 11 COVID-19 Update – Tentative Agreement Reached on State Spending Bill

5/8/20: May 8 COVID-19 Update – Fed Creates New Lending Program

5/7/20: May 7 COVID-19 Update – Legislature to Reconvene May 11

5/6/20: May 6 COVID-19 Resources- Commencing Commerce…Safely

5/5/20: May 5 COVID-19 Update – Phased Reopen Begins

5/4/20: May 4 COVID-19 Update – Weigh in on Getting Hawaii Back to Work

5/1/20: May 1 COVID-19 Update – PPP Loans Not Subject to GET

4/30/20: April 30 COVID-19 Update – Updated PPP FAQ Released

4/29/20: April 29 COVID-19 Resources- Contribute to Our Economic Recovery Survey

4/28/20: April 28 COVID-19 Update – Summary of OSHA Guidance

4/27/20: April 27 COVID-19 Update – 1 in 4 Hawaii Businesses at Risk of Closing

4/24/20: April 24 COVID-19 Update – SBA to Resume PPP Loan Processing Monday

4/23/20: April 23 COVID-19 Update – Congress Passes New Funding for Small Business Loans

4/22/20: April 22 COVID-19 Resources- Contribute to Our Economic Recovery Survey

4/21/20: April 21 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/20/20: April 20 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/17/20: April 17 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/16/20: April 16 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/15/20: COVID-19 Resources for Hawaii Businesses – April 15 Update

4/14/20: April 14 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/13/20: April 13 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/10/20: April 10 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/09/20: April 9 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/08/20: April 8 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/07/20: April 7 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/06/20: April 6 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

4/03/20: April 3 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

3/27/20: March 27 COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Businesses

3/25/20: COVID-19 Resources for Hawaii Businesses – March 25 Update

3/18/20: COVID-19 Resources for Hawaii Businesses – March 18 Update

03/11/20: Vigilant Against the Virus, Confident in Commerce

02/26/20: Our Take: Raise the Minimum Wage to $13

02/19/20: Legislative Update: 100 Pieces of Testimony, 300 Bills

02/12/20: Biz Reel Update: Chamber Grant Grows Efforts to Stop Child Exploitation

02/05/20: Support the Chamber’s Bill to Require Economic Impact Statements for Proposed Mandates

01/29/20: Opportunities to Engage in Education & Workforce Development

1/15/20: Biz Reel Update: Live from the Capitol

1/8/20: Catch Our Chamber Week PSA on Hawaii News Now

2019 Archive


12/18/19: Business Community Steps Up to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of WWII’s End

12/11/19: Holiday Cyber Security Tips

12/04/19: Your December Biz Reel Update

11/27/19: Shop Local This Thanksgiving Weekend

11/20/19: State Releases Key Study on Paid Family Leave

11/13/19: Watch Your November Biz Reel Update

11/06/19: Building a Movement

10/30/19: Oahu Businesses & Restaurants Need Your Help

10/23/19: Our Commitment to the Environment

10/16/19: How We’re Working to Improve Healthcare on Oahu

10/9/19: Chamber Convenes Roundtable with Congressman Case

10/2/19: Your October Biz Reel Update

9/25/19: Remembering Barry Taniguchi

9/18/19: Announcing Fall Communications Skills for Success Course

9/11/19: Chamber Commemorates 18th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

9/4/19: Welcome New Chamber Team Members!

8/28/19: Your Chamber Video Update

8/21/19: Welcome New Board Members!

8/14/19: #4Hawaii

8/7/19: Our Support of TMT

7/31/19: Does Your Business Have a College Internship Program?

7/24/19: MAC Tours Coast Guard Base Honolulu

7/17/19: PBN Covers Chamber Healthcare Partnership

7/10/19: Governor Ige Vetoes 18 Bills

7/3/19: Register for the 26th Annual Employment Law Seminar

6/26/19: 2019 Legislative Session Report

6/19/19: #ActOnClimate

6/5/19: Military Affairs Council Honors Service Academy Nominees

5/22/19: Working Together to Address Homelessness

05/08/19: A Sustainable Future for Hawaii

05/01/19: Thank You to Legislators

04/24/19:  Taking Action to End Homelessness

04/17/19:  Chamber Lays Out Conference Priorities

04/10/19: Hawaii Businesses Take to the Capitol

04/03/19: Soft Skills Program Deadline Extended

03/27/19: Connecting Students with Career Readiness Skills

03/20/19: Chamber Hosts Manufacturing Day at the Capitol

03/13/19: Critical Minimum Wage Hearing Tomorrow

03/06/19: Support a Chamber Member on PBS Insights Thursday

02/27/19: Update on Legislation that Could Impact Your Business

02/20/19: Standing Up for Our Members on HPR

02/13/19: Howard Dean Keynotes Health Summit

02/06/19: $57,000 to Support Homeless Keiki

01/30/19: Sign Up for Legislative Action Alerts & Submit Testimony on Minimum Wage Bills

01/23/19: Unified Voice Presented at the Capitol

01/16/19: Legislature Opens in Conjunction With Chamber Week

01/09/19: Businesses Provide Solid Data for Legislative Advocacy

01/02/19: Building Your Business During Chamber Week

2018 Archive

12/26/18: Thank you for your support in 2018!

12/19/18: 2018 a Banner Year for the Chamber

12/12/18: 2019 Legislative Session and Chamber Week

12/5/18: Chamber Welcomes Businesses to New Office

11/28/18: A New Chapter – Chamber is Moving Offices!

11/14/18: Shaping the Talent Pipeline for the Future

11/07/18: Working with Stakeholders to Find Solutions

10/31/18: Cast Your Vote!

10/24/18: Be a Voice for Change

10/17/18: Join the Movement

10/10/18: Addressing current and future transportation needs

10/03/18: Making an investment in keeping the cost of living affordable in Hawaii

9/26/18: Vote No on the Cons

9/19/18: What keeps you up at night? 

9/12/18: Vote No for a New Tax

9/5/18: Business on the Green

8/29/18: We are very fortunate

8/22/18: Hurry! Time is running out!

8/13/18: Congratulations to the following Chamber members!

8/6/18: Your Chamber of the Year is Focused on Raising the Bar!

8/1/18: Join Tuesday’s 168th Annual Membership Luncheon Program

7/25/18: Your Chamber is 2018 Chamber of the Year –  A First for Hawaii!

7/18/18: Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Finalist for Chamber of the Year

7/11/18: What do world-renowned athletes Roger Federer and Adam Scott have in common?

6/27/18: Help Lead the Effort to Shape Hawaii’s Future – VOTE this Election

6/20/18: Mahalo to Participants and Sponsors for Making Hawaii on the Hill a Huge Success

6/6/18: Keeping Hawaii at the Forefront on a National Level, Hawaii on the Hill is Next Week

5/30/18: Morning Show Appearances and Company Tours with Senator Hirono to Highlight Hawaii on the Hill

5/23/18: Strengthening Our Relationship with Japan

5/16/18: Announcing Details for Our 168th Annual Membership Luncheon

5/9/18: How to Help Hawaii Island, Military Appreciation Month

5/2/18: Small Businesses Keep Hawaii’s Economy Thriving

4/25/18: 2018 Legislative Session is Nearing the End, Make Sure Your Voice is Heard

4/18/18: Please Consider Helping Those Affected by Recent Flooding in Kauai

4/4/18: Have You Checked Out the Chamber’s Young Professionals Program Lately?

3/28/18: Please Share Your Voice, We Need Your Testimony

3/21/18: Chamber Continues Push of 2 Bills Supporting Manufacturing Development Program

3/14/18: Update on Mandated Paid Sick and Family Leave Legislation

3/7/18: Session is at Halfway Point, Chamber Has Been the Voice of Business in Testimony

2/28/18: Study Shows Real Value of Joining Chamber

2/21/18: 5th Annual Hawaii on the Hill is 3 Months Away, Register to be Part of the Biggest Event on Capitol Hill

2/14/18: Chamber, on Behalf of Public Health Fund, Presents $57K Grant to Waikiki Health Center

2/7/18: Chamber Submits Testimony on 50+ Bills in Support of Business

1/31/18: 2018 Legislative Session in Full Swing, Chamber Tracks Bills Related to Employment Mandates & More

1/24/18: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery are Critical to Business Viability and Sustainability

1/17/18: Today Kicks Off the 2018 Legislative Session and Marks Our 5th Annual Chamber Week, Join Us for Events

1/10/18: Registration Open for 5th Annual Hawaii on the Hill, June 12-13, 2018

1/3/18: Will Your Join Us at Chamber Week 2018? Let’s Be a Strong Active Business Community

2017 Archive

12/20/17: A Reflection on a Focused and Fearless 2017

12/13/17: The Chamber’s Military Affairs Council Accomplishments in 2017

12/6/17: Young Professionals’ 3rd Cohort Mentor Hawaii Program Launches!

11/29/17: Preparations for Session are Underway — Chamber Stands Ready to Advocate for Members

11/22/17: Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving!

11/15/17: Diversity is Key to Positive Business Performance

11/8/17: Increasing Access to Global Markets as a Result of Recent Travel

11/1/17: D.C. to Israel to N.Y. – Promoting Hawaii to a National and International Audience

10/25/17: Hear from National Expert on How Inclusion Benefits Your Business, Health Summit 2017, Nov. 17

10/18/17: Today is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day!

10/11/17: Feeling Overloaded by Chamber Event Emails? We’re Introducing New Weekly Monday Events Monitor, Oct. 16

10/4/17: 6th Annual Golf Tournament a Success, Mahalo All Sponsors, Donors and Players for Generous Participation

9/27/17: Jump on the Bus, Manufacturing Bus Tours Oct. 3 and Oct. 6

9/20/17: Chamber Participates in World Chamber Congress: Transforming the Future of Business

9/13/17: In These Times of Crisis, Chambers Bring Together and Move Business Community Forward

9/6/17: Promoting Trade and Business Opportunities Between Hawaii and Taiwan

8/30/17: Exploring Business Opportunities Between Hawaii and Taiwan

8/23/17: Chamber Hosts Successful Meeting of Chamber of Commerce Executives

8/16/17: What do Employment Law, Cybersecurity, Golf and Outsourcing have in common?

8/9/17: Protecting Your Company from Cybersecurity Threats

8/2/17: This Year’s Chamber Mantra: Focused and Fearless for the Future

7/26/17: Chamber Role Changing in Global Environment

7/19/17: Aloha from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Conference

7/12/17: Collaborative Effort Needed to Address Homelessness

7/5/17: Laulima Partnership Enables Stronger, More Representative Voice Across Islands

6/28/17: Bringing Business Community Together for Update at Annual Membership Luncheon on August 1

6/21//17: Hawaii on the Hill a Success!

6/14/17: Aloha from the 4th Annual Hawaii on the Hill in Washington D.C.!

6/7/17: Council of State Chambers Conference to be Held in Honolulu for the First Time