Join the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii for weekly conversations with Hawaii’s business community. Hosted by Jo McGarry, this podcast will tell the story of business in Hawaii, and will address the challenges of adapting to an ever changing economy. The podcast will also serve as a valuable resource to anyone looking to grow their business, or hear the inside story of some of Hawaii’s most influential employers.

Our podcast episodes range from 15-20 minutes in length, so it’s perfect to listen to on your morning drive, while working out, or just doing chores around the house.

Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Episode 23: Knowing the Signs of Alzheimer’s in Your Loved Ones with LJ Duenas of Alzheimer’s Association
with LJ Duenas

How does one know the signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a loved one? With more than three million cases per year in the US, it’s important to understand the signs at an early stage.

LJ Duena, Executive Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, joins us to talk about the signs, treatments that are available, and how Alzheimer’s Association can provide necessary resources to help navigate through these difficult challenges. 

Learn More: Hawaii Chapter | Alzheimer’s Association

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021
17 minutes

 
 

Episode 22: Is Outsourcing Right for Your Business? with Tim Mobley of Connext Global Solutions

Are you currently facing staffing challenges? Have you considered outsourcing positions?

Join us for this episode as we  welcome Tim Mobley, who currently serves as the President of Connext Global Solutions.

Tim graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where he studied economics and mechanical engineering. He earned the Distinguished Cadet award during each of his four years there. He then earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, also earning academic honors. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021
21 minutes

 
 

Episode 21: Corporate wellness changes due to the pandemic with Alice Inoue

Darren “Kai” Oshiro is currently a 1LT in the Hawaii Army National Guard and deployed with 1-487FA to Afghanistan in 2019-2020.  Kai bought his first printer, a Prusa MK2, in 2016 and has been a 3D printing enthusiast ever since.  

On this episode, learn about Kai’s mission with his company, Simply 3D Hawaii, and how various industries have benefited from using the tool. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021
22 minutes

 
 

Episode 20: Corporate wellness changes due to the pandemic with Alice Inoue

Happiness U’s mission is to teach that which was not taught in a traditional classroom about how to live a heart-centered life. With the pandemic, Alice’s teachings of mindfulness has been even more important and relevant for the mental wellbeing of working individuals.

On today’s episode, we are joined by nationally award-winning author and life expert, Alice Inoue.  She is Hawaii’s thought leader and celebrated expert on creating a meaningful and joyful existence, and has helped thousands of organizations and individuals over the past 20 years.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
22 minutes

 
 

Episode 19: An Unexpected Journey to Becoming the Owner of Chocolea with Erin Kanno Uehara

Chocolea’s mission is “Bringing Peace to our world, one chocolate at a time.” In 2021 when Hawaii locked down due to COVID, owner Erin Kanno Uehara felt helpless that she couldn’t deliver on her mission.

That’s when she started writing to, who she now calls her “chocolate friends,” and even ended up publishing a book about her experience as a local business owner dealing with the difficulties of COVID-19.On this episode, sit down with this local girl whose dream was to help make this world a better place by connecting with people and investing in relationships. A chance encounter with a long-lost family member taught her to make chocolates, which has led her to her journey today.

WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
18 minutes

 
 

Episode 18: How Unite Us Works to Address Social Needs and Improve Health Across Communities with Carol Hayashida

Unite Hawaii is a coordinated care network of health and social service providers working together to address social factors affecting people’s well-being and improve health in our communities.Based in Mililani, HI, Carol Hayashida is a Community Engagement Manager at Unite Us with a diverse background in healthcare sales and social service. Her passion lies in connecting partners together to see communities transformed in Hawaii.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
16 minutes

 
 

Episode 17: Granting Life-Changing Wishes for Children with Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s President & CEO Trini Kaopuiki Clark

Research shows a wish can give kids the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness.

As President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Hawaii, Trini Kaopuiki Clark leads a team of nearly 30 staff and more than 700 Hawaii volunteers to support the organization’s mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A University of Hawaii graduate, Clark is an accomplished local professional with nearly 20 years of communication experience in the Hawaii television industry and 10 years of nonprofit leadership.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021
18 minutes

 
 

Episode 16: Talking Story About Murphy’s Bar & Grill with Don Murphy 

In 1987, Don Murphy purchased what was then the Royal Hawaiian Saloon and opened Murphy’s Bar and Grill. Since then, Don and Marion Murphy have been giving customers a taste of the Irish homeland.

Learn about how Don got his start at Murphy’s, how they continue to give back to the community, and some of the signature dishes that you need to try when you make your trip to Murphy’s. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021
18 minutes