General Membership Luncheon - May 2017
May
18
11:30 AM11:30

General Membership Luncheon - May 2017

This month, we are excited to announce that our featured speaker will be U.S. Army Colonel Steve Dawson, who will speak to us regarding Army training activity on Oahu (such as Makua Valley) and Hawaii Islands (such as PTA). Come and learn the latest in the Army’s plans as they pertain to training lands, economic impacts to Hawaii, preservation of endangered species and cultural sites by the U.S. Army, and training of our Soldiers to accomplish their worldwide missions. Also featured will be a copy of the Covenant between the U.S. Army and the Native Hawaiian Advisory Council and other Native Hawaiian signatories.

 

 

 

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General Membership Luncheon - March 2017
Mar
16
11:30 AM11:30

General Membership Luncheon - March 2017

Purple Mai'a
"Incorporating Hawaiian Values into Business"


 

Olin Lagon

Forest Frizzell

 

Our featured speakers this month are Olin Lagon and Forest Frizzell of Purple Mai’a. “Purple Mai’a is a startup technology education nonprofit founded by two Hawaiian men who’ve been successful in the tech industry and feel they have a kuleana to create access to empowering technology for underserved youth in Hawai’i.”   

 Purple Ma’ia has experienced tremendous growth recently and was the recipient of Chaminade’s 2016 Hogan Entrepreneurs/ASB Business Plan Competition. In addition, they will be kicking off their upcoming Purple Prize competition on March 25.  Join us for lunch on March 16 to learn more about this innovative organization, including their programs/upcoming events, and more importantly, learn how they incorporate Native Hawaiian cultural values into their programs.


Thursday, March 16, 2017


The Willows Restaurant

11:30 - Registration and Networking

Members: $27

12:00 - Lunch and Presentation

Non-Members: $35


You may pay in advance by mailing a check payable to:

 

NHCC
P.O. Box 597
Honolulu, HI 96809

or you may pay at the luncheon.


RSVP by March 10, 2017

shannon@holomuaconsulting.com or phone (808)369-1470

 

Please note: We are required to pay for confirmed attendance. If you are unable to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the luncheon date. We reserve the right to bill no-shows.

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Spring Networking Event, Hosted by Holomua Consulting
Mar
31
5:30 PM17:30

Spring Networking Event, Hosted by Holomua Consulting

The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce is proud to host our first Networking Event of the year!

Our Corporate Member, Holomua Consulting Group, LLC, has generously provided their office for our event and we are looking forward to introducing you to Shannon Edie and Daphne Tong-Pave.

Come join us for heavy pupu’s, drinks and connecting!


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Thursday – March 31, 2016

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Holomua Consulting Group, LLC
3375 Koapaka Street, Suite C320
Honolulu, HI 96819

Free for NHCC Members
$15.00 for Non-Members

Guest Parking Available - $2.00 for 2 hours
NHCC will reimburse parking costs at event


Please RSVP by 3/28/16 to Nelson Moku at nmoku@asbhawaii.com


 

About Holomua Consulting Group, LLC:
Holomua Consulting Group, LLC (Holomua) is a small, woman-owned business located in Honolulu,
Hawaii. Our full-service, solution-oriented consulting firm focuses on assisting businesses with maximizing
small business opportunities, navigating the complex legal and compliance landscape of federal government
contracting, and developing its tools and knowledge to excel at government contracting.

 
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"A Report on the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention"
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

"A Report on the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention"

"A Report on the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention"

We have a timely and informative meeting scheduled for our March 17 luncheon.  Much is being said about the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention (`aha) and there are probably more questions than answers about where Native Hawaiians stand at this point but the convention did successfully complete its mission and produce a draft constitution.  So what now?

Our guest speakers are three members of the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention. Our panel will discuss their experiences at the `aha, the proposed constitution and the next steps in the process.  Come hear from these young Native Hawaiians who were involved at the core of the convention.


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Brendon Kaleiaina Lee was the Chair of the `Aha. He is a Kamehameha Schools graduate and attended Leeward and Kapiolani Community Colleges. Kaleiaina has been a delegate with the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs for over 15 years. He is a skilled and experienced parliamentarian and currently the President of the Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association’s O’ahu Region and the Policy and Planning chair for the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.


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Makana Paris was a Vice-Chair of the `Aha and the Chair of the Judicial Committee. A member of Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club he is Parliamentarian for the club and the Oʻahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. He attends the UH Law School, and is President emeritus of the Student Bar Association. He has an MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara, BS in Environmental Science and Engineering from MIT. He is a Kamehameha graduate. 


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Zuri Aki was the Chair of the Drafting Committee. He has a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies from UH Manoa and is a J.D. candidate at Richardson School of Law focusing on International Law and Environmental Law. He is the founder of the political watchdog organization, Makawalu, and the environmental conservation organization, The Aina Project. A self-described political creature, Zuri has his sights firmly fixed on enhancing local government policy. 


Thursday, March 17, 2016


The Willows Restaurant

12:00 - Lunch and Presentation

Non-Members: $35

11:30 - Registration and Networking

Members: $27


You may pay in advance by mailing a check payable to:

 

NHCC
P.O. Box 597
Honolulu, HI 96809

or you may pay at the luncheon


RSVP by March 11, 2016

josephwlapilio3@gmail.com or phone (808)265-3975

 

Please note: We are required to pay for confirmed attendance. If you are unable to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the luncheon date. We reserve the right to bill no-shows.

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General Membership Luncheon – Jan. 2016
Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

General Membership Luncheon – Jan. 2016

"We Bought an Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond!"

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Herb Lee Jr.
Executive Director, Pacific American Foundation (PAF)

In 1995, the Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society was formed to revitalize and preserve the loko i’a for the next 400 years.  This presentation will take you on a journey of what was learned, what was discovered, how it transformed lives and what the promise of the future holds.

Herb Lee, Jr. has been the executive director of the PAF since 2005.  Herb has led multiple and highly successful gifted and talented youth leadership programs, career planning and development, STEM education and culture-based curriculum projects training over 4,000 teachers statewide in over 150 schools, benefitting 70,000 plus students.  He has 27 years of experience as a community involvement specialist and has been a recording artist, Hawaiian musician, and a cultural practitioner for 36 years.  He is one of the founders of the Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society in Kaneohe, whose mission is education through the protection, reservation, restoration and perpetual stewardship of an ancient culture resource.  Herb was selected to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Community Indigenous People Working Group and received the Historic Hawaii Foundation’s highest Preservation Aware for the work at the Waikalua Loko Fishpond.  In 2014, Herb was one of ten people in the country designated by President Obama as a “Cesar Chavez Champion of Change.” 


Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016


The Willows Restaurant

11:30 - Registration and Networking

Members: $27

12:00 - Lunch and Presentation

Non-Members: $35


You may pay in advance by mailing a check payable to:

 

NHCC
P.O. Box 597
Honolulu, HI 96809

or you may pay at the luncheon.


RSVP by January 14, 2016

josephwlapilio3@gmail.com or phone (808)265-3975

 

Please note: We are required to pay for confirmed attendance. If you are unable to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the luncheon date. We reserve the right to bill no-shows.

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