e-Voice of Business May 15, 2019

President’s Message

Aloha Chamber members,

In our continued efforts to build the Chamber’s workforce development and education engagement, we partnered with Microsoft on the Innovation Celebration Breakfast to bring leaders from the business community to talk about how STEM education is critical to the growth of high quality jobs.
 
We continue to partner with the University of Hawaii on sector partnerships and on the 3C’s: Chamber Connect to Careers with Pearl City and Waipahu High Schools with the support of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. Recently, more than 100 Pearl City High School students visited nine Chamber members to learn about these companies and the types of jobs and career paths that are available to them here in Hawaii.
 
As we move forward, your Chamber will continue to seek opportunities to expand our  efforts in building the future workforce.
 
#Our Future Is Our Business

Click on the photo above to watch video from the Pearl City High School field trip

Laulima & mahalo,


Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO

“Laulima”
Many hands working together in collaboration and striving for a common goal.

Advocating for Business

Continue to Make Your Voices Heard on Important Legislative Issues

While the 2019 legislative session has concluded, the Business Advocacy team needs your assistance to continue to advocate for Hawaii’s business community. We anticipate that many legislative issues that were considered in the 2019 session will continue to be discussed through the interim and into next session.
 
It is important for members to continue to engage with their communities to make clear the impact that these proposals would have on the business community through writing letters to the editor or guest columns in local media outlets. If you are interested in writing a letter to the editor or guest column, click here to ask the Business Advocacy team for assistance.

Supporting our Military

USS Missouri Honored with Forever Stamp

 

 
Seventy-five years after the USS Missouri was commissioned, the battleship where World War II came to an end is getting its own stamp, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday. The stamp will be available for purchase on June 11.

Click here to read more from Stars and Stripes.

Building our Membership

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Hosts Business After Hours

 
Chamber members enjoyed exclusive tours of exhibits and the historic control tower, and made valuable connections at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. We hope you’ll join us for May’s Business After Hours at Island Club & Spa.
 
 
Tours began with an overview of Ford Island’s history