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Founded in 1974...

The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (NHCC) strives to encourage and promote the interests of Native Hawaiians engaged in business and professions. NHCC members participate in a variety of economic, social and public affairs.

 
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OUR MISSION

To connect and strengthen Native Hawaiian businesses, professions and communities by building on a foundation of relationships, resources and Hawaiian values.

 

In keeping with our mission, NHCC:

  • Provides opportunities for networking among members, the people of Hawai`i and those engaged in business and industry.

  • Serves as a means to organize the Hawaiian business community into a viable economic and social voice.

  • Provides the necessary facilities for members’ educational advancement in subject areas relevant to business, industry and commerce.

 

Our Story

Founded in 1974, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (NHCC) strives to encourage and promote the interests of Native Hawaiians engaged in business and professions. NHCC members participate in a variety of economic, social and public affairs.

Our programs include monthly membership meetings at which presenters share their knowledge and experience on topics that are important to Hawaiian businesses and professionals. NHCC is an affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai`i and actively participates in government relations activities to be the voice of Native Hawaiian business and professions.

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Our Values

We believe that great business leaders in Hawaii must be grounded in values based in Hawaii's culture. As a gathering place for the Native Hawaiian business community, our members pledge to follow Hawaiian values, including:

 
 

Our Board of Directors

Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce members elect board members each year. View NHCC's current board of directors by clicking the button below.

 

"Leaders of a Legacy: The Founders of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce" (5:29)

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Our Founder's Story

Founded in 1974, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce was formed to meet the needs of Native Hawaiians struggling to gain an equal footing with leaders in business at the time. Founding members Ed Auld, Charles Scott Ho'olulu May, and Melvin Kaipoleimanu Soong tell the story of the start of NHCC and the progress that Native Hawaiians have since made as leaders in Hawaii's business community.