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Latest Editions

11/30/22: EVOB: Save the Date for Chamber Week 2023, January 13-20

11/23/22: EVOB: Shop Local, Eat Local, Spend Local this Small Business Saturday

11/16/22: EVOB: Understanding Hawaii’s Labor Shortage

11/09/22: EVOB: FocusOn Series Returns for Educational and Networking Opportunities

11/02/22: EVOB: Help Keep the Economy Open this Holiday Season

10/28/22: EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Live Performance By Crossing Rain

10/26/22: EVOB: Hawaii Awarded $16.4 million From U.S. Department of Commerce

10/19/22: EVOB: Celebrate National Support Your Chamber Day With Us

10/12/22: EVOB: New Cohort of Young Professionals HI School Mentor Program Commences

10/05/22: EVOB: National Manufacturing Day 2022 – Support local and help strengthen this industry!

09/28/22: EVOB: Small Business Index Report Released by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

09/21/22: EVOB: Made in Hawaii: Meadow Gold Segment Released on HI Now

09/14/22: EVOB: Employment Law Seminar Desk Manuals Now For Sale

9/07/22: EVOB: Date Set for 172nd Annual Membership Luncheon, 11/15

8/31/22: EVOB: Understanding America’s Labor Shortage

8/26/22: SOS Biz: Blueprint for Hawaii Housing

8/24/22: EVOB: Industry Partners Needed for Pathway Advisory Councils

8/17/22: EVOB: Inflation Reduction Act – A Game Changer for Hawaii

8/12/22: SOS Biz: COVID-19 Rules Relaxed Across Hawaii

8/10/22: EVOB: Commit to Keiki Initiative

8/3/22:  EVOB: 2022 emPOWER Grant Program Now Open

7/29/22: SOS Biz: Tourism Spending Outpaces Pre-Pandemic Level

7/27/22: EVOB: New Podcast Episode: Preparing Hawaii’s Youth to Thrive in Local IT Jobs

7/22/22: SOS Biz: Honolulu Primary Ballots Mailed, Neighbor Islands to be Mailed Friday

7/20/22: EVOB: Is It Time To Update Your Professional Headshot?

7/15/22: SOS Biz: New Program to Increase Credit Access for Hawaii’s Small Businesses

7/13/22: EVOB: New Podcast Episode: Find Interns and Future Talent with ClimbHi

7/8/22: SOS Biz: Is Covid-19 Surging Again? Expert Explains How to Prepare

7/6/22: New Podcast Episode: Supporting our Local Workforce with Hawaii Is Hiring

7/1/22: SOS Biz: Hundreds of Keiki Ages 6 Months to 11 Years Get Pfizer Vaccine at Hawaii Clinics

6/29/22: EVOB: New Podcast Episode #39: Lessons for Success with Kelly Knox, Southwest Airlines

6/24/22: SOS Biz: City Soliciting Expressions of Interest for its Private Activity Bond Program

6/22/22: EVOB: Broadband Infrastructure and Digital Equity Online Forum Registration Opens

6/17/22: SOS Biz: FDA Authorizes 1st COVID-19 Shots for Infants, Preschoolers

6/15/22: EVOB: Join us for a Power Pau Hana Charged by Hawaii Energy on Wednesday, June 22

6/10/22: SOS Biz: CDC Tracking 2 More Omicron Variants: What to Know About BA.4, BA.5

6/8/22: EVOB: Register to Vote for 2022 Elections

6/3/22: SOS Biz: Tell the City What You Think about Oahu’s Job Market and Hiring

6/1/22: Year in Review: Engineering Sector Partnership Inspires Hawaii’s Future Engineers

5/27/22: SOs Biz: Hundreds of Hawaii’s Frontline Workers Out Sick as COVID Surge Continues

5/25/22: New Podcast Episode: Connecting People with Aloha with Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines

5/20/22: SOS Biz: Health Officials Urge Masking, Boosters as COVID-19 Cases Surge in Hawaii

5/18/22: EVOB: Young Professionals Program Forms Civic Engagement Committee

5/13/22: SOS Biz: Despite Global Slowdown, Return of International Visitors is Bright Spot for Hawaii

5/11/22: EVOB: Highlights of Chamber’s Work During 2022 Legislative Session

5/6/22: SOS Biz: National Small Business Week Celebrates Entrepreneurship in the Face of Adversity

5/4/22: EVOB: Join Us Next Week for Hiring Now Virtual Job Fair, May 12

4/29/22: SOS Biz: Gov. David Ige Provides Update on Hawaii’s COVID Plan

4/27/22: EVOB: Your Voice is Needed on Two Important Bills

4/22/22: SOS Biz: Positive COVID-19 Tests on the Rise as Hawaii’s Free Testing Program Comes to an End

4/20/22: EVOB: Hear from Several Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates, May 4

4/13/22: EVOB: Legislative Session is Winding Down

4/8/22: SOS Biz: Omicron Subvariant BA.2 Takes Over

4/6/22: EVOB: Join Upcoming Chamber Events In Person

4/1/22: SOS Biz: State to Launch Wastewater Testing Program to Search for COVID Variants

3/30/22: EVOB: Get Involved in Chamber’s Sector Partnership Initiative

3/23/22: EVOB: Your Chamber at Work at the Legislature

3/18/22: UH Updates COVID-19 Guidelines, Including Continued Indoor Masking in Classrooms

3/15/22: EVOB: Creating Job Opportunities with Engineering Sector Partnership

3/11/22: SOS Biz: Please Take Brief Survey on Lifting of Mask Mandate

3/9/22: EVOB: Please Take the Survey on Lifting the Mask Mandate

3/4/22: SOS Biz: Come Sunday, Vaccine Card Not Required at Oahu Eateries

3/2/22: EVOB: Join us for Our Next Business After Hours Networking Event! 

2/25/22: SOS Biz: Restaurants Applaud City Plan to Drop Safe Access Oahu

2/23/22: EVOB: Get Involved with the Chamber’s YP Program!

2/18/22: SOS Biz: Blangiardi: Safe Access Oahu Program for Eateries, Gyms Will Likely Be Dropped in March

2/16/22: EVOB: Join us for the Legislative Meet and Greet Next Week

2/11/22: SOS Biz: Covid-19 Vaccine Authorization for Younger Children Delayed

2/9/22: EVOB: Check out the Voice of Business Podcast

2/4/22: SOS Biz: Proposal Could Give Hawaii Workers Paid Sick Leave After COVID Exposure, Negative Test

2/2/22: EVOB: Attend the Red Hill Board of Water Supply Informational Briefing

1/28/22: SOS Biz: Gov. Ige Updates Emergency Proclamation to Include Safe Travels Restrictions for Cruise Ships

1/26/21: EVOB: We are now in full swing with the 2022 Legislative Session

1/21/22: SOS Biz: Hawaii Restaurant Association Worries New COVID Rules Could Turn Away Customers

1/19/22: EVOB: 2022 Legislative Session Kicks Off our 9th Annual Chamber Week

1/14/22: SOS Biz: COVID-19 Webinar: Supreme Court Ruling on OSHA Vaccine Mandate

1/12/22: EVOB: Join Chamber 4HI Policy Committees

1/7/22: SOS Biz: Boost 4Business Campaign

1/5/22: EVOB: Lets Boost 4Business

2021 Archive

12/29/21: EVOB: 2021 Recap

12/22/21: EVOB: Happy Holidays!

12/22/21: Chamber Week Event Spotlight

12/15/21: EVOB: Finding the Bright Spots in 2022

12/10/21: SOS Biz: Chamber Urges Governor to Request FEMA Disaster Declaration

12/8/21: EVOB: Weather over the past couple of days has disrupted many businesses and their operations

12/3/21: SOS Biz: Safe O‘ahu Response Plan focused to allow expanded operations

12/1/21: EVOB: 12/31 Deadline for COVID-19 Federal Small Business Loan Program Applications

11/24/21: EVOB: Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving

11/17/21: EVOB: Leverage the Power of Business & Encourage Clean Energy

11/12/21: SOS Biz: American Savings Bank Relaunches Hawaii Restaurant Card

11/10/21: EVOB: 6-Feet Restriction is Not Business as Usual 

11/5/21: SOS Biz: Businesses Fear Impact of Biden’s Vaccine-or-test rules

11/3/21: EVOB: Hiring Now Virtual Job Fair on November 10th

10/29/21: SOS Biz: Join us for a Virtual Hawaii on the Hil

10/27/21: EVOB: Update on Economic Injury Disaster Loan Grant Program

10/22/21: SOS Biz:  Phone calls in Hawaii won’t work unless you dial ‘808’ first

10/20/21: EVOB: Update on Plastic Disposable Food ware

10/15/21: SOS Biz: Join our next Zoom Webinar: Board of Water Supply

10/13/21: EVOB: A Year and a Half Later at the Chamber

10/8/21: SOS Biz: ‘Managed’ events with up to 1,000 people will be allowed on Oahu under new gathering rules

10/6/21: EVOB: Pandemic Response & Safety Grant is Now Online

10/1/21: SOS Biz: Event Recap: 171st Annual Membership Luncheon “Innovation through Collaboration” Virtual Summit

9/30/21: EVOB: The Chamber’s Annual Luncheon is this Friday!

9/24/21: SOS Biz: Survey: Input Needed to Build Hawaii’s IT Talent Pipeline & Training Programs

9/22/21: EVOB: The Chamber’s Annual Luncheon is next week! 

9/17/21: SOS Biz: Survey: Doing Business During COVID

9/16/21: EVOB: Help Hawaii’s Technology Workforce by Completing the IT Workforce Needs Survey

9/10/21: SOS Biz: Get Your Vaccine! Locations Offering COVID-19 Vaccines

9/8/21: EVOB: Learn More About Safe Access Oahu & Hawaii SMART Health Card

9/3/21: SOS Biz: Help Our Local Businesses Get Back to Work

9/1/21: EVOB: Resources for Businesses as the fight against COVID-19 continues

8/27/21: Hawaii sees 1,035 new COVID cases

8/25/21: EVOB: Public Health Fund is Now Accepting Applications!

8/18/21: EVOB: For our economy to thrive, we need to keep working together to increase our vaccination rate

8/13/21: SOS Biz: Vaccination in the Workplace: The Why and How

8/11/21: EVOB: With recent restrictions, vaccine mandates become even more important

8/6/21: SOS Biz: Upcoming Chamber Events

8/4/21: EVOB: Hawaii2Work webinars coming soon! 

7/30/21: SOS Biz: Upcoming Chamber Events

7/28/21: EVOB: Get your vaccine and let’s push forward towards economic recovery

7/23/21: SOS Biz: Chamber Events

7/21/21: EVOB: Register for the 28th Annual Employment Law Seminar on Friday, August 27!

7/16/21: SOS Biz: Workforce Shortage Challenge Survey

7/14/21: EVOB: In-Person Events are Back at the Chamber Starting October! 

7/9/21: SOS Biz: Employment Law Seminar

7/7/21: EVOB: Chamber Survey: Back to Work/Recruiting Challenges

7/2/21: SOS Biz: Energy’s Role in Hawaii’s Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plans Presented by Hawaii Energy

6/30/21: EVOB: As Fiscal Year 2021 Comes to a Close, Let’s Reflect on the Chamber’s Biggest Wins

6/25/21: SOS Biz: Business on the Green Golf Tournament

6/23/21: EVOB: Share Your Feedback for #4Hawaii – Ideas to Build a Stronger Hawaii

6/18/21: SOS Biz: Local high schoolers could help rebuild Hawaii’s employee shortage

6/16/21: EVOB: Join TRUE for the kick-off of Governor Ige’s Digital Economy Initiative – June 23

6/9/21: EVOB: #HIGotVaccinated, Employer + Job Seeker Resources, and More!

6/4/21: SOS Biz: As mainland destinations reopen, some question what’s holding Hawaii back

6/2/21: EVOB: U.S. Chamber Addresses Nationwide Workforce Shortage

5/28/21: SOS Biz: FocusOn: Investing in Human Capital

5/26/21: EVOB: Highlighting the Chamber’s Education and Workforce Development Efforts

5/21/21: SOS Biz: Gov. Ige Reimposes Job Hunts as a Requirement for Unemployment benefits

5/19/21: EVOB: When will in-person events return? 

5/14/21: SOS Biz: We want your feedback! 

5/12/21: EVOB: Chamber Survey: Return to Work and Recruiting Challenges

5/5/21: EVOB: What Bills got passed or defeated this legislative session? 

4/30/21: SOS Biz: We Want Your feedback! 

4/28/21: EVOB: Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is Seeking Your Feedback on Events

4/23/21: SOS Biz: New Podcast from Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

4/21/21: EVOB: Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Launches New Podcast

4/16/21: SOS Biz: Hawaii’s unemployment rate dips to 9.0%

4/14/21: EVOB: Mahalo to Businesses That Signed Letter to Not Revive SB 676

4/9/21: SOS Biz: Businesses: We Need Your Help Urging Legislators Not to Revive Minimum Wage Bill

4/21/21: SOS Biz: American Rescue Plan for Small Businesses Webinar featuring Mazie K. Hirono and the Small Business Administration 

3/31/21: EVOB: PPP Extension Act Signed- Deadline Now May 31, 2021

3/26/21: SOS Biz: Shutdowns happened almost overnight. Digging out, Hawaii Businesses say, will take time

3/24/21: EVOB: Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Continues Efforts to Prepare Youth Workforce Through High-Quality Work-Based Learning

3/19/21: SOS Biz: In loving memory of Martha Smith

3/17/21: EVOB: While optimism grows, businesses continue to face devastating impacts of COVID

3/12/21: SOS Biz: Modifications to Oahu Tier 3 allows bars to reopen

3/10/21: EVOB: New survey finds record level of support for small businesses in Hawaii

3/5/21: SOS Biz: Gov. signs bill aimed at rolling back employers unemployment tax rate

3/3/21: EVOB: HB 1278 HD 1 gets signed into Act 1, providing a lifeline to many businesses

2/26/21: SOS Biz: Proposal to raise Hawaii’s minimum wage to $12 remains alive

2/24/21: EVOB: Unemployment Insurance Relief Bill (HB 1278) Expedited

2/19/21: SOS Biz: Two Asks This Weekend: Get Your Voice Heard

2/17/21: EVOB: Businesses Need to Tell Their Stories: Here’s How

2/12/21: SOS Biz: Honolulu’s mayor says Oahu to remain in Tier 2 until mid-March

2/10/21: EVOB: Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Top Priorities this Legislative Session 

2/5/21: SOS Biz: Hawaii businesses continue to suffer amid pandemic and fear recovery is a long way off

2/3/21: EVOB: We Surveyed 300 Local Businesses About the Economic Impact of COVID-19 – Here are the Results 

1/29/21: SOS Biz: Share your feedback about our e-newsletters

1/27/21: EVOB: Today, We Honor Former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi

1/25/21: SOS Biz: Chamber of Commerce Hawaii cautions of the impact on businesses if minimum wage is raised

1/22/21: SOS Biz: Oh What a Week It Was! #ChamberWeek ended today

1/20/21: EVOB: Today Marks the Opening of the 2021 Hawaii Legislative Session

1/15/21: SOS Biz: Chamber Week begins next Tuesday

1/13/21: SOS Biz: Honoring Charlie Ota, Former Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Employee

1/11/21: SOS Biz: Will you join us for Chamber Week?

1/8/21: SOS Biz: Have You Registered for Chamber Week? It’s free. 

1/6/21: SOS Biz: Make Your Voice Heard by Legislators

1/4/21: SOS Biz: Blangiardi sworn in as new Honolulu mayor, announces Cabinet

1/1/21: 2021 Here we come

2020 Archive

12/30/20: 2021: A Year That Will Definite The Future of Hawaii

12/28/20: Your Monday Business News Brief: Hawaii businesses are in peril, Chamber speaks out

12/25/20: You inspire us

12/23/20: SOS Biz: The Biggest Gift We Can Give to Each Other

12/21/20: SOS Biz: Breaking news on the budget from Congress and Hawaii 

12/18/20: SOS Biz: Save these dates to spend with us in 2021

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

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

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

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

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