Helping Business

The National American Logistics Association, together with the Local Hawaii Chapter, is hosting the 17th Annual “Local Vendor Show,” to be held on August 20, 2014 at the Pacific Beach Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a special opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of products Made in Hawaii, or are unique to Hawaii, to display, sample, and present their products to Hawaii Commissary and Exchange buyers. The key decision-makers will be in attendance, so this is your time to sell your product. One-on-one meetings will be scheduled on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd.

The National American Logistics Association, together with the Local Hawaii Chapter, is hosting the 17th Annual “Local Vendor Show,” to be held on August 20, 2014 at the Pacific Beach Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a special opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of products Made in Hawaii, or are unique to Hawaii, to display, sample, and present their products to Hawaii Commissary and Exchange buyers. The key decision-makers will be in attendance, so this is your time to sell your product. One-on-one meetings will be scheduled on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd.

Maui-based HNu-nanoPOINT wins this year’s BIO International Convention (June 23-26, 2014 San Diego) Buzz of BIO Award. The Hawaii company is one of four winners in this year’s competition recognizing the most innovative companies in the biotech sector.

DBEDT is once again organizing a Hawaii pavilion at BIO to promote and highlight Hawaii life science companies. This event brings thousands of life science leaders from 60+ countries together for one week of intensive, networking activities where new opportunities are identified and promising partnerships begin. This year BIO will take place from June 23-26, 2014 in San Diego. Hawaii life science participants this year will include Cardax, Eyegenix, Hawaii Biotech, HNu-nanoPOINT, Pono Pharma and Tissue Genesis. In addition to DBEDT, the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and the Maui Economic Development Board will participate along with the University of Hawaii represented by the UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED). Here are the profiles of the Hawaii life science companies participating in this year’s BIO.

Over 120 entrepreneurs, along with several companies and government agencies that support them, converged on the State Capitol on March 5th for the HI Growth Entrepreneurs’ Day at the Capitol. For the second year in a row, DBEDT gathered these businesses in a show of support for DBEDT’s HI Growth Initiative, the strategy to grow ...
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Honolulu – On Saturday, February 22, 2014, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) co-hosted the 2014 Hawaii Small Business Spring Fair, “Launch Your Dreams Into Reality” at Leeward Community College in Pearl City. The free one-day event featured more than 30 workshops and exhibits from Federal, State and local agencies and participating ...
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Hawaii Fashion Month 2014 just got bigger with the addition of Honolulu Magazine’s “Honolulu Fashion Week” scheduled for November 7-8, 2014. Governor Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Magazine publisher Alyson Helwagen made the announcement on January 31 at the C’est Si Bon ballroom before a large group of media, international designers who flew in from Japan ...
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Hawaii Fashion Month brought together the private sector and government to discuss the establishment of a Designer-in-Residence (DIR) Program in Hawaii fashioned after the Macy’s DIR programs in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Chicago. Organized by DBEDT’s HI Growth Initiative that targets high-growth/high-potential entrepreneurs, the brainstorming and discussion session led by Allison Izu. Participants included Ari ...
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Hawaii Fashion Month culminated with the prestigious Governor’s Fashion Awards at The Modern Honolulu on October 30, 2013. Headlining the black-tie affair was Governor Neil Abercrombie, DBEDT Director Richard Lim, along with the movers, shakers and fashionistas of Hawaii’s fashion industry, to honor the past, present and future of the industry. The event also recognized ...
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Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) co-hosted the Small Business Fair, “Launch Your Dreams into Reality” on Saturday, October 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Chaminade University’s Henry Hall in Honolulu. More than 200 small business owners and entrepreneurs attended the free one-day event featuring 23 business-related workshops and one-on-one business ...
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