e-Voice of Business December 4, 2019

President’s Message

Aloha Chamber Members,

Happy Holidays! The work continues in this month’s Chamber Biz Reel update! Click on the video below to catch up on what’s going on at the Chamber.

Click on the photo above to watch December’s Biz Reel update

Learn more about the programs and initiatives in this month’s update:


Laulima & mahalo,

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO
Many hands working together in collaboration and striving for a common goal.

Advocating for Business

Business in Your Backyard with Senator Wakai

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The Chamber recently launched our Business in Your Backyard video series, which profiles Hawaii’s elected officials and local businesses in the districts they represent. Senator Glenn Wakai and Sherry went behind-the-scenes at Hawaiian Chip Company and discussed the Senator’s commitment to Hawaii’s business community.

Supporting our Military

Governor Ige Invites Service Members to UH vs. Army Game

Governor David Ige invited Army friends to attend the University of Hawaii vs. Army football game last Saturday, in which UH beat Army 52-31.

Education & Workforce Development

Oahu Healthcare Sector Partnership Holds Quarterly Meeting


The Chamber’s efforts to support workforce development and economic development through Sector Partnerships continues. The Oahu Healthcare Sector Partnership held their quarterly full-partnership meeting on November 6. Sixty healthcare professionals representing various organizations around Oahu came together to discuss partnership milestones and shared successes within the group.

The Systems Integration team is steadily at work discussing ways to create an online hub tailored to easing patient transitions and communication between facilities. Members have formed three work groups: (1)
convening case managers and foster care representatives to solicit input, (2) working with HHIE in the overall implementation of the hub, and (3) aligning with similar organizations within the community to better streamline efforts. All three workgroups will be meeting in December 2019 to identify their next action steps.
Additionally, following the release of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s 2019 Workforce Report, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and the HAH/HWI are pleased to be teaming up to tackle the 10 priority workstreams identified in the report to help meet the supply and demand for Hawaii’s healthcare careers. In addition to identifying high-demand healthcare occupations, the report identifies occupations for which there are no Hawaii-based training programs. The HAH/HWI would like to focus on expanding opportunities for students to enter the healthcare career pathway earlier, through their intermediate and high school health academies.   


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