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Surf Expo is the longest running and largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Named one of the fastest growing tradeshows for attendance in 2013, the event draws buyers from specialty stores across 69 countries throughout North, Central and South Americas; the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of ...
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The State of Hawaii and Okinawa Prefecture will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its historic Sister-State relationship in 2015. To begin planning for the auspicious occasion, the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) staff including Deputy Director Mary Alice Evans and Administrator Dennis Ling welcomed Vice-Governor Yoshihisa Kawakami and his delegation and officials ...
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The 78th Tokyo International Gift Show opened on September 3rd at the Big Sight venue in Tokyo. Hawaii companies began tallying up sales to interested buyers from throughout Japan. This is the largest international trade show in Japan, which showcases personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories to over 200,000 buyers expected to attend. DBEDT ...
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Joe Burns, O’ahu Center Director for the Hawai’i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, speaks about the role of the SBDC in helping entrepreneurs at the recent Hawaii Small Business Fair. Read more about the Hawaii Small Business Fair, here.

Over 300 entrepreneurs, including people armed just with ideas as well as current business owners, converged on Honolulu Community College on Saturday, August 23rd, to gain a full-day’s worth of business knowledge. Organized and presented by the Hawaii Small Business Fair Planning Committee, this Fair offered 35 exhibits from various support agencies and lending institutions; several hours of ...
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The Business of Exporting is a unique nine-month program that looks at how Hawaii companies who export can capture and maintain profit growth. Conducted by the Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) and sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), the program looks at the impact that exporting abroad can place on a company's fundamental business processes at home, and how the results can be managed for profit accumulation and overall growth of the company.
The Business of Exporting is open to all companies on all islands across the State of Hawaii.

The Business of Exporting is a unique nine-month program that looks at how Hawaii companies who export can capture and maintain profit growth. Conducted by the Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) and sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), the program looks at the impact that exporting abroad can place on a company's fundamental business processes at home, and how the results can be managed for profit accumulation and overall growth of the company.
The Business of Exporting is open to all companies on all islands across the State of Hawaii.

Quan Nguyen – President, Papa John’s Hawaii Quan Nguyen started working in the restaurant industry more than 27 years ago as a part time worker at a McDonald’s restaurant after school. Since then, he has worked his way up from a minimum wage pizza maker to President and Operating Partner of Papa John’s Hawaii. Quan’s ...
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The New Products Showcase, sponsored by DBEDT, was successfully launched at the 20th annual Made in Hawaii (MIH) Festival, August 15-17. DBEDT partnered with the Hawaii Culture and Retail Association (HCRA), Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI) and INNOVATE Hawaii to introduce the budding entrepreneurs to commercial buyers, as well as to present their products to an ...
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The Made in Hawaii Festival features Artist Tamsen Fox and her Menehune wish pot HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Made in Hawaii festival starts up this Friday at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and will last throughout the weekend.  We will be featuring local business who make the amazing products that will be on display at ...
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