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The Next 50 Years for The Native Hawaiian Chamber

The Next 50 Years for The Native Hawaiian Chamber 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…

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Honorees of the 46th Annual ʻŌʻō Awards

Honorees of the 46th Annual ʻŌʻō Awards 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 of…

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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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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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Timing Isn’t Everything

Timing Isn’t Everything Timing Isn’t Everything By Logan Freitas, Realtor with Century 21 iProperties Hawaii. As a Real Estate Professional, the question I get asked most often is “When is a good time to buy?”.  The answer is simple but also intimidating… “when you can afford it.”  For local families, affordability in Hawaii is quite…

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Honoring ʻŌiwi Leaders

Honoring ʻŌiwi Leaders Honoring ʻŌiwi Leaders By The NHCC Board of Directors, for Ka Wai Ola November 2022 He pūkoʻa kani ʻāina. A coral reef that grows into an island. (A person beginning in a small way gains steadily until they become firmly established.) – Mary Kawena Pukui, ʻŌlelo Noʻeau 932. Like many kānaka, Dr. Naleen Andrade,…

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“The Voice of Native Hawaiian Business: E Naʻi Wale nō ʻOukou; Conquer You Must”

“The Voice of Native Hawaiian Business: E Naʻi Wale nō ʻOukou; Conquer You Must” For the July edition of Ka Wai Ola, NHCC Board Member and President guest authored NHCC’s monthly column “The Voice of Native Hawaiian Business.”  Shannon recaps the past year for NHCC and looks ahead to the organization’s new fiscal year.  To…

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