SUCCESS

We Enable You... Succeed in Business w/ Hawaiian Values

Our mission as a Chamber is to promote and sustain our Hawaiian Culture, nurturing a strong community of Hawaiian Values and to enhance opportunities for success in business and education.

Our Mailing address is:
  PO Box 350
  Kahului HI 96733-6850

email: info@mnhcoc.org

MNHCoC OBJECTIVES

  1. Improve the standing of Native Hawaiians in business by cooperation, coordination, and exchange of information.
  2. Offer members benefits, information, and the opportunity to serve others.
  3. Increase membership and involve them in the work of the chamber.
  4. Focus on the benefits available to Native Hawaiians from business, education, government, community, culture and housing.
  5. Provide leadership, counsel, and assistance in achieving these Objectives.

Hoa Hana


State’s 4 Native Hawaiian Chambers of Commerce Form New Alliance at MNHCoC 12th Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest
MauiNow.com: 4 Native Hawaiian Chambers of Commerce Form Alliance...
(colleague Native chambers links below)

Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce -Oahu
https://nativehawaiianchamberofcommerce.org

Kauaʻi Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
https://www.knhcc.org


live our lifestyle...follow our dreams and
just be Hawaiians
— Sam Choy, Hawaiian Chef
Keynote address
2018 MNHCoC Business Fest


BELIEVING

UPCOMING:
MNHCoC Live Events Suspended
...precaution against spread of COVID-19

MNHCoC is supporting measures proposed by Mayor Victorino for voluntary social distancing.
Press Conference March 12, 2020: Mayor Victorino outlined ongoing actions to protect Maui County from coronavirus. “Although Maui County has no confirmed coronavirus cases, we have been taking proactive measures to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our people,” Mayor Victorino said. “We recommend the temporary cancellation or postponement of events with large gatherings of people..."

MNHCoC president Frank De Rego Jr on COVID-19 precautions...
This observance of social distancing per Hawaii's
Safer-at-Home Order has resulted in:

  • MNHCoC Board suspends the June 2020 election of board directors until the bylaw requirement for a membership meeting is possible.
  • 2020 Hui Holomua, this Fall's Business Fest is Cancelled.

EVERY MONTH, MNHCoC offers alternating events between "Talk Story/Open Mic" -informal talk story/networker with a guest or topic and "General Meetings" of more substance with speakers.


RECENTLY: (Ua Pau...)

- TalkStory on Tues, Mar 10, 2020
Tram Station at the Maui Tropical Plantation

Intimate Talk Story and Networking (open microphone sharing). Light Pūpū provided by the Dani's Maui.

- General Meeting on Wed, Feb 12, 2020
Tram Station at the Maui Tropical Plantation

Census 2020 Complete Count
Kuhio Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, addressed the NEED for and provided actionable details on getting our community to be counted in this yearʻs Census 2020.

- TalkStory on Tues, Jan 14, 2020
Tram Station at the Maui Tropical Plantation, Waikapū

Start of the New Year with an intimate Talk Story and Networking (open microphone sharing). Pūpū provided by the Daniels ʻohana of Cupie’s Maui.
Tram station has been updated, wonderful!

- YearEnd Celebration on Tues, Dec 17, 2019
Dinner at Leis Family Restaurant, UHMC

2019 has been a wonderful and productive year. MNHCoC President Frank DeRego presented a recap of the 2019 events and looking forward, offered challenges for 2020.
Music featured Arlie Avery-Asiu and Dinner was wonderful!

- TalkStory on Wed, Aug 14, 2019
   &  Board Installation

Director Kay Fukumoto shared the vision of Economic Development in Maui County and the role of the Office of Economic Development. Additionally, Chief Judge Bissen presided over installation of our new board.
click to see July 29 press release...

- Annual Mtg/Elections on Wed, Jun 12, 2019
2019 Annual Meeting and Board Elections by the General Membership. Special venue at the Leis Class Act Restaurant on the campus of UHMC. Come help select your Chamber leaders.
Speaker: outgoing president, Teri Freitas Gorman
click to see May 30 press release...

- General Meeting on Tue, Apr 9, 2019
MAʻA: Makahiki Athletic Association. Renolds Ikaika Fruean & Kahanu Noa presented their passion and how MAʻA, their sports-focused, intercultural, interscholastic organization, connects diverse communities through cultural education-based athletic training and competitions in private and public schools.
click to see Apr 3 press release...
go to UndaKava808.com for more details...

- General Meeting on Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Affordable Housing Challenges
by Aina Lani Pacific LLC
Howard Kihune, Jr. & Sandra Duvauchelle discuss the challenges of developing affordable homes on Maui.
click to see Feb 12 press release...


EVERY FALL, MNHCoC hosts its ANNUAL "Hui Holomua Business Fest" conference to explore issues of importance to business leaders who strive to incorporate Hawaiian values into their businesses and those of Native Hawaiian ancestry. The annual Hui Holomua Business Fest offers a full day of expert speakers, thoughtful discussions and networking along with an exhibition of locally-owned business.


Ua Pau... Wednesday, October 23, 2019
13th Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest at The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is not just a curriculum choice but has implications for workforce development, national security concerns and immigration policy. click for Sept 2 '19 press release

Keynote speaker Kaʻiu Kimura, executive director of the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo, described her organization’s elegant blend of Hawaiian culture and science to advance a common vision for the future. Also: “Millenial Maoli in Tech” panel; “STEM Entrepreneurism & Investment” panel; award winning Molokaʻi High School Robotics Team; and more STEM speakers!

  View/Download
  Conference Schedule...


Last year: October 17, 2018
12th Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest celebrated at The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū.

the interdependence between those who grow, manufacture, prepare and consume food..

The 2018 conference theme explored food and the various aspects of its role around sustainability in the context of our culture:

Hui Holomua BizFest

MEMBERSHIP: YOUR CHOICE

We have the right package for you

Individual

The standard membership level

$80/yr

Basic general membership

  • (1) vote
  • optional spouse membership at no extra cost
  • advance email notice of events
    at member discounted prices

Business

For the whole team...

$300/yr

Perfect for your whole organization

  • (1) Paid business member w/ spouse
    business has (1) vote.
  • (3) Employees of company w/ business membership
  • advance email notice of events
    at member discounted prices
  • Free advertisement for the business name on upcoming MNHCoC website directory.
e kala mai i aʻu (please forgive us) while we are redoing our website) we are still working on online payments.
Please contact Sharron Joseph for Membership... call 808-281-6438 -or- email secretary@mnhcoc.org