NEWS FROM HAWAI`I ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Mayoral Forum: August 13 at UH-Hilo
CHAMBER CONNECTION Who Will Be Mayor?
Are you one of the 25% who will make the decision?
AUGUST 2008 According to KGMB-TV only 50% Hilo Performing Arts Center.
of eligible voters are registered to Our panel promises to keep
vote in the State of Hawai`i and of things on point and lively. Audience
INSIDE that only 50% of them actually vote. questions will be collected and given
Page That translates to 25% of the voter to Burris and Bock to pose to the
Chamber President’s eligible population making the deci- candidates, as many as time permits.
Message 2 sion for the entire population as to Co-sponsoring groups include
whom our leaders will be. The Hawai`i Island Chamber of
The decision on our next mayor Commerce, Hawai`i Tribune-Herald,
Governor’s Message 3
also decides the direction our Kanoelehua Industrial Area Associa-
County will take over at least the tion, Japanese Chamber of Com-
Chancellor’s Message 6 next four years and possibly the next merce & Industry of Hawai`i, the
eight. Hawai`i Island Board of Realtors,
Executive Officer’s Here is your opportunity to hear the Downtown Improvement Asso-
Message 7 mayoral candidates get pinned down ciation and the University of Ha-
on positions that affect business and wai`i-Hilo.
Operations Officer’s our island economy. Sign up by going to the website
Message 7 Hawai`i Tribune-Herald Editor HICC.biz, or email the Chamber at
David Bock will join veteran Ha- email@example.com. There is no admis-
wai`i political journalist Jerry Burris sion charge, but a premium section
of The Honolulu Advertiser in firing of the theatre will be reserved for
Calendar of Events questions at four candidates—Stacy members (and friends) of sponsoring
Higa, Lorraine Inouye, Billy Kenoi organizations who reserve a seat.
August 13: and Angel Pilago on Wednesday,
Mayoral Forum, 6:30 p.m. August 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the UH-
UH-HILO Performing Arts
Center, See Story at Right
Candidate Endorsement Update
Government Affairs Committee
August 14: At press time, the Government Af- the Chamber should endorse.
Business After Hours fairs Committee was tabulating and We anticipate announcing our
at ProVision, 5 p.m. evaluating the surveys submitted by member-selected final list around the
candidates for Mayor, Council, State first of September, to be included in
69 Railroad Avenue See
Senate and State House races. our September newsletter.
page 5 Questions posed to the candidates Your GAC team will then give the
ranged from how they view the role list to the Chamber’s Political Action
September 4: of business in the community to Committee, chaired by Art Tanigu-
Business After Hours at views on land use, trash, agriculture, chi. That committee will determine
healthcare, housing and energy which candidates will receive contri-
Hamakua Springs Farms,
among many other things. butions from our PAC fund.
4:30 p.m. See page 5 Once the GAC goes through the Because the Chamber’s PAC is
surveys, we’ll provide a list of sug- limited to state and county, we can-
Photos of mayor candidates gested candidates for members to not provide funding for any national
Mark Your Calendar alphabetically: vote on. We intend to have all the candidates. The GAC also voted not
1. Stacy Higa surveys submitted by the candidates to endorse federal races, because
Now! 2. Lorraine Inouye
3. Billy Kenoi up on www.hicc.biz for members to those candidates could not be in-
4. Angel Pilago read. We’ll ask for each of you to cluded in any advertising that the
cast your votes for those you think chamber pays for.
www. h i c c . b i z
CHAMBER CONNECTION AUGUST 2008 PAGE 2
Members in Brief President’s Message
Irene Nagao is an HICC Board member, an
loha. It is my great pleasure to introduce our Cham-
active member of the educa- ber’s new executive officer, Judith Steinman, Ph.D.
tion committee and works Judi has considerable organizational and executive
tirelessly for workforce de- experience and formerly served as the director of The
velopment. The Zonta Club Science Group, of the large law firm McCarter & English LLP.
of Hilo nominated Irene for a In Hawai`i, she was the team leader of the Ohana Quake Out-
Hawai`i County Outstanding reach Program, managing a team of crisis counselors covering
Older American award, two thirds of Hawai`i Island. She is a member of the executive boards of Congre-
which she received in May gation Kona Beth Shalom in Kona, the North Hilo Community Council, the Lau-
2008. Dave DeLuz, Jr., Nagao pahoehoe Train Museum, is a member of the Hilo-Hamakua Community Develop-
HICC past-president (2006-7) was appointed ment Corporation and the Interfaith Community In Action group and is a hospice
to the Small Business Regulatory Review volunteer. She has been involved in legislative advocacy, is an experienced public
Board. The SBRRB also has asked our speaker/lecturer and has a long list of scientific publications.
Chamber for help getting "RegAlerts" out to Judi is eager to make her mark on the Hawai`i business community. Her doc-
inform members of state regulatory changes torate is in psychobiology from Rutgers University and her administrative skills
that may have an impact on businesses. We'll have been honed over 25 years of work experience.
pass them along as we get them. Bobby The executive officer’s job requirements have been changed substantially , and
Cooper, HICC past- Judi will be providing more executive level services akin to those of the execu-
president (2001-2002), tives of sister Chambers, such as the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and the
continues to assist Bay Maui Chamber of Commerce. See page 7 for Judi’s column.
Clinic, Inc. as they reor- We also have hired Daniel Krause to a fulltime position as operations officer.
ganize and address Daniel has been with the Chamber for five months, first as an intern from UH-
mounting financial chal- Hilo, and then as a part-timer until he completed his bachelor’s degree in business
lenges. administration. Daniel will be concentrating on our newsletter, website, events
Bobby and other member-directed services.
DeLuz reports Together with Joan Shaw, our part-time membership and benefits staffer, we
a dramatically increased now have a complete team to serve our members.
prevalence of underin- Dennis Taniguchi, our previous executive officer, has joined the Naniloa Vol-
sured and underserved canoes Resorts to work with festivals.
clients; 75% of patients I would like to thank selection committee members Mary Begier and Jon Mi-
have healthcare insurance, yata for their assistance in the time consuming process of reviewing nearly 40 ap-
yet they still seek treat- Cooper plications that we received for the executive officer position, and for their time
ment at Bay Clinic for interviewing a number of them. Former HICC president Bobby Cooper also
either financial needs or lack of adequate helped with some of the interviews.
medical professionals. Bay Clinic, Inc. re- Member company ALTRES Staffing also gave us an assist with our search,
ceives around 48,000 visits a year. The de- sending us several potential candidates. Judi’s resume came through ALTRES
mand is overwhelming. Kudos to Bobby for and we’d like to thank Big Island manager Michelle Conrey and her Hilo office
continuing to support Bay Clinic and other team of Karina Leasure & Kelli Tomota for the help.
non-profits such as Arc of Hilo and the Pea- I would like to update you on the following Chamber news:
nut Butter Ministry of the Methodist Church Airlines Update: George Applegate of the Big Island Visitors Bureau invited
in Hilo. At the young age of 77, Bobby re- Chamber and business leaders to meet United Airlines Managing Director of Net-
ports that the last five years have been the work Planning, David Jehn last week to demonstrate support for direct flights to
most fun of all. He has paddled competi- Hilo. Jehn was gracious, if not promising. He did note, though, that prior to
tively for the past 60 years. Cheryl ATA’s flights to Hilo, United was seriously evaluating it. Now, fuel costs may
“Quack” Moore is an HICC member and pose too great a challenge, he said, but the door is not closed, and win-win options
President of Friends of the Palace Theater. are being explored.
She is excited to report that Business After Hours: Please consider attending our first BAH of the 2008-9
another historic building in year on August 14 at ProVision Technologies, Inc. ProVision has been on the
downtown Hilo is becoming cutting edge of the solar industry for eight years, and has invited us to celebrate
ADA compliant! Restoration their anniversary with them. See more information on the flyer, enclosed.
is underway and will be com- Membership Renewals: If you haven’t renewed your membership, we hope
pleted just in time for the you’ll do so soon. Your dues enable us to carry on the work of the Chamber, pro-
great new events that start viding an eye of government and industry, trends and business information up-
August 9th. Quack thanks the Moore dates—and of course, social and networking opportunities.
many granting agencies and donors who
enabled the restoration to take place. Please Cheers,
visit the Palace Theater website at http:// Barbara A. Hastings
CHAMBER CONNECTION AUGUST 2008 PAGE 3
chance to hear video messages
Aloha! from prominent leaders such as
One of my privileges as U.S. Secretary of State Condo-
Governor of Hawai‘i is leezza Rice.
meeting and working With education being an
with many inspirational important focus for my Ad-
women – whether high ministration, I am also ex-
school girls from the Big cited that this year’s confer-
Island competing in ro- ence will feature a panel dis-
botics, collegiate athletes cussion with education lead-
at the University of Hawai‘i, the eight ers from Finland, Uganda, China,
women on my cabinet, or the extraor- Japan, Hawai‘i and the mainland
dinary women I have crossed paths U.S.
with during my trips to the Philip- As members of Hawai‘i’s busi-
pines, Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia ness community who have made
and Israel. important contributions in the pub-
I first decided to host an interna- lic and private sectors, I know that
tional women’s conference during a Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Com-
trip to Japan several years ago. Since merce members can offer valuable
then, I have hosted four annual con- perspectives to this year’s confer-
ferences that have increased in scope ence. I hope you and your employ-
and participation with each passing ees will take advantage of this op-
year. Our fifth annual conference is portunity to learn from the experi-
taking place Wednesday, September ences of other women and to share
24, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. your own experiences with contem-
at the Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel and poraries and the many students –
Resort. I hope you will visit our next generation of Hawai‘i lead-
www.hawaii.gov/gov/iwlc/2008 to ers – who will be in attendance.
learn more and register. As we do year-round, my office
The theme of this year’s confer- continues to value your feedback on
ence is sharing Perspectives, Reflec- issues affecting our state and my
tions and Visions for a Global Com- Administration’s initiatives. With
munity. Our inspirational lineup of the 2008 legislative session now
speakers from nine different nations complete, members of my Admini-
embodies this theme. These women – stration are already working to de-
including U.S. Ambassador to the velop initiatives for 2009 that will
Philippines Kristie A. Kenney – are improve the quality of life for Ha-
actively making a difference in Ha- wai‘i residents. The preservation of
wai‘i, the U.S. and around the world. what makes Hawai‘i unique and the
Our other speakers include Jayne transformation of our economy to
Schmitt, a senior executive at BAE one based on the innovation capac-
Systems; Alison Spencer, IBM’s ity of our people will remain key
manager for Organizational Culture focuses.
and Change in Sydney, Australia; Please send my office your input
Chief Cathy Lanier, the first-ever at firstname.lastname@example.org and
female chief of police for the District visit my website at
of Columbia; Moira Cameron, who www.hawaii.gov/gov, where you
was appointed as the first female can learn more about my Admini-
Yeoman Warder, or beefeater, at the stration’s initiatives and sign up for
Tower of London in 2007; and Aduei my weekly e-newsletter.
Riak, a paralegal in Boston who was
one of the 4,000 Sudanese refugees as Mahalo!
a child. Attendees will also have a Governor Linda Lingle
The purpose of the Chamber is to provide for and
promote the general well being of the business com-
munity and the people of the Island of Hawai`i and
the State of Hawai`i.
CHAMBER CONNECTION AUGUST 2008 PAGE 4
A PUBLICATION OF HAWAI`I ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
106 KAMEHAMEHA AVENUE HILO, HAWAI`I 96720
Judi Steinman Daniel Krause
Executive Officer Operations Officer
Member & Customer Services
President Barbara A. Hastings
President-elect Mary Begier
Vice President Mike Gleason
Treasurer Jon Miyata
Past President Robert Williams
Vaughn Cook Irene Nagao
Charles Ensey Chuck Porter
Judith Fox-Goldstein Marcia Sakai
Gary Fujihara Ron Schurra
Stan Fortuna, Jr. Alice Sledge
Richard Ha Mele Spencer
Jan Higashi Art Taniguchi
Randy Kurohara Richard Toledo
Warren Lee Steve Ueda
Barry Mizuno Jere Usui
Agriculture Steve Shropshire
Athena Irene Nagao
Economic Development Mike Gleason
Education Gary Fujihara
E Malama `Aina Richard Ha &
Energy Barry Mizuno &
Finance Jon Miyata
Government Affairs Mary Begier
Membership/Benefits Carol VanCamp
Social Jan Higashi
Office Professionals Day Jan Higashi &
Political Action Art Taniguchi
Tourism Judith Fox-Goldstein
Website David Deluz, Jr.
CHAMBER CONNECTION AUGUST 2008 PAGE 5
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have designed and installed large and small solar elec-
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Owner Richard Ha will take you on a personal tour
Maui, Molokai, Kauai and the Big Island. They are re-
of his farm in his van. Limited to 30 HICC mem-
sponsible for the majority of grid-connected solar elec-
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• “HOLIDAY HOEDOWN” AT THE YUKIO
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OKUTSU VETERANS HOME – Thursday., De-
download the flier/registration form—the deadline is
cember 11, 5 – 7 pm. Meet, celebrate and thank the
veterans who are residents. More info to follow.
Mark your calendar!
• OFFICE PROFESSIONALS’ DAY LUNCH-
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CHAMBER CONNECTION AUGUST 2008 PAGE 6
UH Hilo’s Capital Campaign
Builds A Strong Foundation
With the start of the 2008-09 academic
year, UH Hilo enters the final year of an
ambitious $15 million capital campaign,
laying a strong foundation for our univer-
sity’s next 60 years of service to our island,
state and beyond.
One of our most significant priorities for
the campaign is to build the size of UH
Hilo’s endowment. An endowment is a
critical tool for addressing current program
Will’s does all types of repairs and installs water heaters (gas & electric), dishwashers, or facility needs, while simultaneously in-
disposals, filters & pumps vesting for future generations. Unlike state
legislature appropriations or tuition rates,
which have to be renegotiated every year, an endowment is perpetual
-- it is money that never has to be raised again.
The primary areas we are seeking to build with the UH Hilo en-
dowment are faculty support and student financial aid. Faculty are
the bedrock of any university. A single professor can teach and men-
tor hundreds if not thousands of students over the course of a career.
If UH Hilo is to compete nationally and internationally for the best
and brightest faculty, and if we’re to keep them here after they’ve
come and built a reputation, we need the assurance of private funds
to augment our state budgets and protect us from downturns in the
economy. My goal for this campaign is to create at least one perma-
nent faculty endowment for each of our colleges.
Student access also is important. When I say that 68% of UH Hilo
students are the first in their families to go to college, people can’t
believe it. Or that 65% of our students rely on financial aid or loans
to pay for their education. But every spring, just three weeks after the
deadline for financial aid applications, we run out of private scholar-
ship funds. If UH Hilo is to continue to serve our needy but deserv-
ing students, we must dramatically increase the funds we have avail-
able for scholarship support. My goal is to increase our endowment
for scholarship support by $2.5 million, or another 100 endowed
I’m pleased to report that alumni and friends in the community
are hearing our campaign message loud and clear and are stepping
forward to provide support. UH Hilo now boasts an endowed faculty
fund for each of our five academic colleges, thanks to KTA Super
Stores, K. Taniguchi, Ltd., and other lead donors, including Isemoto
Contracting, Jim and Anne Sadayasu, and the Gertie Fund, all of
whom have stepped forward to give significant contributions.
And on the student support front, we’re pleased to have an array
of new endowed scholarships established over the past year by gen-
erous donors including John and Linda Tolmie, Sheila Watumull,
Russ and Aki Oda, Ron Terry/Geometrician Associates, Audrey Fu-
rukawa and friends, Donald Rubinstein, and the corporate and indi-
vidual supporters of the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.
As we move forward to the next phase of our development, UH
Hilo is privileged to have a strong vote of confidence from our sup-
porters in the community. I invite all of you to join us in our historic
campaign to secure the future of our island’s local university.
When we all work together, great things happen!
Mahalo for all your support,
CHAMBER CONNECTION AUGUST 2008 PAGE 7
Introducing …… Your New HICC Staff
Executive Officer’s Message Operations Officer’s Message
Aloha mai kākou!
I feel privileged to have worked with the
I am delighted and honored to be the new HICC over the past year. I started with the
Executive Officer for the HICC. It has Chamber as an intern, which quickly
been an exciting week, learning how the evolved into a part-time administrative
Chamber works in a seamless and smooth assistant position while I finished my
fashion. I anticipate that I will be dedicat- Bachelor’s Degree program in Business
ing these early days to climbing a steep Administration at the University of Ha-
learning curve as quickly as possible. I wai`i at Hilo. I am thrilled to be promoted
consider each one of you - the members of to a full time position with the HICC as the
the HICC - an important part of the scen- new Operations Officer. My responsibili-
ery with which I will become familiar on my way up the curve. ties include, but are not limited to newsletter manager, web master,
By getting to know you, your business and your needs, I believe events coordinator and database supervisor.
that we will be able to transform the way the HICC serves the
business community of our island. Before moving to Hawai`i Island in 2005, I attended and graduated
from the junior college in my hometown of Placentia, California.
Relationships are perhaps the most salient feature that defines the Now that I’ve graduated from a four year college, my long-range
success of an organization. I invite each one of you to stop by the plans include pursuing graduate education in the field of interna-
HICC if you are in the neighborhood or call to set up some time tional business.
when we can get to know one another better. I was delighted to
meet Bobby Cooper when he stopped by to pick up a letter that I grew up playing baseball, which ended abruptly during my first
the HICC wrote on behalf of the Bay Clinic. We spent some time year of college with an arm injury. I now enjoy recreational out-
talking story and I decided to share some of our conversation with door sports such as, surfing, fishing, mountain biking and golfing.
you (See page 2). I suspect that each one of you has a story that is
worth sharing with our members. Whether it is in a conversation, Please see page 10 for "In the News," a new addition to the Cham-
an email or a newspaper article, I would love to learn more about ber Connection. We will include factoids and condensed reviews of
you and share it with our HICC ohana. business news pertaining to Hilo and/or Hawai`i Island. You will
note that Puna Geothermal made it to www.Forbes.com. Please
I am extremely grateful to have an office staff that knows all the email me at email@example.com if you have a newsworthy story to
details about the mechanics of running the HICC ship. Joan Shaw, include in upcoming issues of our newsletter and I will do my best
the person in charge of Membership and Customer Services, al- to get it in. I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming Chamber
ready has proven to be indispensable. I hope to be able to translate event, or if you happen to be downtown, please stop by the office so
Joan’s insights about the heart of the HICC into my own foresight that we can meet.
about how the HICC will progress in the future. Daniel Krause –
our newly appointed Operations Officer – is blessed with a calm Mahalo nui loa,
demeanor and a quick intelligence (see Daniel’s letter to see what Daniel Krause
I mean). Ryan Ishibashi, our intern from the Huiana Internship
Program, is an eager, gracious worker who completes the current
Working closely with Barbara Hastings, Mary Begier, Mike Glea-
son and Jon Miyata, I look forward to serving the HICC. As I
recently learned from organizational expert Peter Block, success-
ful community service begins with open, caring and honest con-
versations. In the short time that I have known the Executive
Board members, I am confident that we will enjoy many opportu-
nities to discuss how we can utilize the historic strengths of the
HICC to build a meaningful and robust future. Please do not hesi-
tate to stop by, call or email to share your vision of this path with
CHAMBER CONNECTION AUGUST 2008 PAGE 8
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In the News
Dream a Little Dream of Hilo… A Great Place to Make Energy
Our island offers a multitude of
natural energy resources, includ-
ing solar, wind, wave and geother-
mal. Forbes.com reported that
Hawai`i Island is at the head of
the pack when it comes to creating
natural energy from geothermic
Have you ever felt “lucky to live Hilo?” Well, ap-
parently Hilo has been included on a new list of The article stated: “the Puna Geothermal power plant sits about 21
“dream towns.” Our fair city fell within the top third miles south of Hilo on the Big Island on the Kilauea Volcano. The
of “micropolitan areas” that were evaluated for geothermal plant provides roughly 30% of the Big Island's
more than 20 quality of life categories. Hilo, fol- power.”
lowed by Kahului, Maui, fell at number 41 on a list
of 140 cities. For more information about the sur-
vey, see http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/ http://www.forbes.com/2008/07/09/energy-solar-green-biz-energy-
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