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2024 Economic Conference

Assessing the Economic Impact on Hawaiʻi’s Indigenous Community Hawaiʻi Economic Outlook Conference 2024 By Andrew Rosen As we enter the new year, businesses across Hawaii are charting their courses for 2024. Budgets and strategies are being carefully crafted to align with the goals and aspirations of our local economy. However, in this rapidly evolving environment,…

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Start Building A Real Estate Portfolio Out of State

Assessing the Economic Impact on Hawaiʻi’s Indigenous Community Start Building A Real Estate Portfolio Out of State By Bleys Wright Born and raised in Hawaiʻi, my real estate journey began in 2021, investing in out-of-state cashflowing assets while juggling my roles as a husband, father, servicemember, and community servant.  Even though the first home I…

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The Next 50 Years for The Native Hawaiian Chamber

Assessing the Economic Impact on Hawaiʻi’s Indigenous Community An Interview with Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Board President, Timmy Wailehua By Andrew Rosen & Timmy Wailehua Andrew Rosen interviewed Timmy Wailehua, President of the NHCC, to get his thoughts on the new direction of the Chamber as it enters its next 50 years of service…

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Honorees of the 46th Annual ʻŌʻō Awards

Assessing the Economic Impact on Hawaiʻi’s Indigenous Community By Andrew Rosen, Executive Director Our kūpuna taught us, “Na ke kanaka mahiʻai ka imu ō nui (Pukui 2239)” A well-filled imu belongs to the one who tills the soil. As we continue to rise out of the chaos of the pandemic, we take stock of all…

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Project Ho‘omana to Accelerate Small Business Growth

By Andrew Rosen, NHCC Executive Director   It is well documented that 50% of micro and small businesses will go out of business after five years. Native Hawaiian business stats are even worse. There are several reasons for failure, however, we will focus on ways to increase the growth and sustainability of Native Hawaiian micro…

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The Future of Hawaiians Cannot Be Left to Autocrats.

The Future of Hawaiians Cannot Be Left to Autocrats Kumu Hula Karl Veto Baker says we need people to make a community in Kaka‘ako. Names are special to Hawaiians. When we give birth to our children, we seek out kupuna to find a name. The land in Kaka‘ako was given the name Hakuone, proposed to…

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A Plan Doesnʻt Matter if Youʻre Not Going to Use it!

Like Prince Kūhiō, We Too Must Plan! A Plan Doesn’t Matter If You’re Not Going to Use It! By Ian Kealiʻi Custino “We need a plan,” is a phrase you often hear people say. What does that really mean? If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur or executive, it should mean a strategic process aligning deliverables…

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Hauʻoli Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Hauʻoli Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Poʻo inoa: E alu like ka hui ‘oihana kālepa ʻōiwi Hawaiʻi me ko ke Kalana Keʻena Hoʻokele Waiwai. Na: Andrew Rosen, Luna Hoʻokō NHCC He mea nui ka lilo ʻana o ka hui ʻoihana kālepa o nā ʻōiwi Hawaiʻi i kōkoʻo hou me ko ke Keʻena o Economic Revilization (OER). ʻO…

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Ron Jarrett

Ron Jarrett Aloha Members & Friends, We join the Jarrett ʻOhana in honoring the life and legacy of extraordinary advocate, ʻōiwi leader and dear friend Ron Jarrett. The community as a whole, and the Native Hawaiian business community in particular, has lost one of its brightest stars to illness.   True to form, Ron did not…

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Hakuone: OHA’s by Kanaka for Kanaka development in Kakaʻako Makai.

Hakuone: OHA’s by Kanaka for Kanaka development in Kakaʻako Makai. Hakuone: OHA’s by Kanaka for Kanaka development in Kakaʻako Makai. By The NHCC Board of Directors, for Ka Wai Ola January 2023 The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce supports the right of OHA to develop lands it owns as it sees fit in order to…

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