Newsletters

July 2020 Chamber Connection Newsletter

HICC Newsletters

Click the links below to view previous issues of our Chamber Newsletter.

June 2020 Chamber Connection Newsletter

May 2020 Chamber Connection Newsletter

April 2020 Chamber Connection Newsletter

March 2020 Chamber Connection Newsletter

February 2020 Chamber Connection Newsletter

January 2020 Chamber Connection Newsletter

December 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

November 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

October 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

September 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

August 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

July 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

June 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

May 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

April 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

March 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

February 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

January 2019 Chamber Connection Newsletter

December 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

November 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

October 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

September 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

August 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

July 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

June 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

May 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

April 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

March 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

February 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

January 2018 Chamber Connection Newsletter

December 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

November 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

October 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

September 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

August 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

July 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

June 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

May 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

April 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

March 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

February 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

January 2017 Chamber Connection Newsletter

December 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

November 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

October 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

September 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

August 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

July 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

June 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

May 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

April 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

March 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

February 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

January 2016 Chamber Connection Newsletter

December 2015 Chamber Connection Newsletter

November 2015 Chamber Connection Newsletter

October 2015 Chamber Connection Newsletter

September 2015 Chamber Connection Newsletter

August 2015 Chamber Connection Newsletter

July 2015 Newsletter

June 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

January 2015 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter

November 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter

August 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter

June 2014 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter

President's Message | July 2020

Happy July everyone!

Years ago I took a multi-week course on management from Glenn Furuya. While some of what I learned faded over the years, one of the key concepts I remember was about the life of a business. He emphasized that when a business reaches the mature stage it needs to bifurcate its business model or else the business will start a downward death spiral. Over the last few months I was reminded of this as I saw businesses implement innovative changes to their business, such as:

• Contactless delivery of food and merchandise;
• Virtual home buying;
• Online selection and purchase with curbside pick up;
• New products and services;
• Drive-through and drive-in celebrations for weddings, birthdays, and graduations;
• Creating a safer shopping experience by installing barriers between staff and customers, and offering customers protective masks, hand sanitizer, or gloves;
• Implementing special shopping hours for those who have the greatest risk;
• Waiving or delaying collection and similar actions for customers who are struggling to pay for rent, utilities, and other bills; and
• Allowing employees to work from home and moving meetings and events to online platforms.

Yes, these last few months have been very difficult for many, but the silver lining of the dark pandemic cloud includes the innovative changes our local businesses have implemented that have allowed them to stay in business and prosper.

Over the last month businesses have started reopening and welcoming customers back. If you are like me and have started venturing out again, you know that the shopping and dining experience looks a little different now. We all wear our masks and I am finding it difficult to recognize the face behind the mask; forgive me if I passed by you without saying hello. I look forward to the day when we can once again gather for a Business After Hours event, lunch and learn, or a Chamber Members Meeting.

Some of you may be wondering why the President’s message is still being written by me. Under normal conditions, the new slate of officers and directors would have taken office on July 1st. This year, the Board elected to hold over the 2019-2020 officers and directors for up to three months with the newly elected slate taking office no later than October 1, 2020. I am hopeful that we will be able to install our incoming officers and directors soon. Congratulations to the recently elected Officers and Directors:


I would also like to thank Treasurer Haidee Abe and Directors John Cross and Mike Kaleikini, for their dedicated service to the HICC. Haidee is voluntarily stepping down as Treasurer but will remain an active HICC member. She also serves on the Social Committee. Both John and Mike have reached their term limits and will be cycling off the Board soon.

Summer is in full swing and many will celebrate Independence Day this weekend. Please be safe and remember to continue practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing your face mask.

Rhea

July 2020 Chamber Connection Newsletter