The Chamber launches a new “Chamber Year” at the upcoming 169th Annual Membership Luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Kevin Demoff, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Los Angeles Rams.
The luncheon includes a general membership meeting to thank outgoing chair, Mark Polivka, and welcome new chair, Donn Takaki, as well as recognize and vote on board nominees. We will highlight the year’s accomplishments and roll-out initiatives for the upcoming year. Don’t miss out on the biggest networking event of the year, attracting 1,000 members from the business community.
Stay connected and engaged at www.cochawaii.org and on our social media channels!
Laulima & mahalo,
President & CEO
Many hands working together in collaboration and striving for a common goal.
Advocating for Business
Chamber Releases 2019 Legislative Report
On Monday June 24th, Governor David Ige announced that 20 bills had been placed on his intent to veto list. The Governor could still change his mind on any of the bills that are on the list before the July 9th deadline to either sign or veto bills. If the Governor does not sign or veto bills, they will still become law without his signature. A couple of high profile bills, including the Airbnb tax bill and the tax on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), are on the intent to veto list. To view the full list of bills, click here.
Additionally, the Chamber has compiled its 2019 Legislative Wrap Up. Click here to view the report. This report highlights the priority and numerous bills that the Chamber weighed in on during the past legislative session, and includes the bills final outcomes.
Supporting our Military
USS Daniel K. Inouye Christened
The USS Daniel K. Inouye, a U.S. Navy destroyer named after the late-Senator, was christened in Maine last weekend. Irene Hirano Inouye, the ship’s sponsor and wife of Senator Inouye, broke a bottle of champagne over the ship’s bow, a good luck tradition.
Building our Membership
ProService Hawaii Hosts Business After Hours
Last night, ProService Hawaii hosted June’s Business After Hours at Ferguson’s Pub. Attendees won prizes through a networking bingo game and learned about ProService’s HR solutions.