Hawaiʻi Small Business Fair Exhibitors

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American Savings Bank 
With roots going back to 1925, American Savings Bank (ASB) is committed to serving its customers with a range of financial products and services anytime, anywhere. As one of Hawaii’s leading financial institutions, American Savings Bank offers business and consumer banking, home loans, insurance and investments. Dedicated to making banking easy, the bank offers a comprehensive online banking platform, in addition to branch locations across the state offering more extended weekday and weekend hours than other similarly sized local banks. 
Lawrence Pai 
SVP & Manager, Business Banking 

(808) 539-7960 
lpai@asbhawaii.com  https://asbhawaii.com 
Central Pacific Bank
Central Pacific Bank opened its doors in 1954 and we proudly carry on the mission of our forefathers to serve all of Hawaii’s people with aloha. CPB is honored to be named the best bank in Hawaii on the Forbes Best-In-State Banks list for 2022 and to be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as Lender of the Year for mid-size banks in Hawaii 12 times since 2007.
Sharene Urakami-Oyama
VP & Small Business Market Manager

(808) 544-5444
City and County of Honolulu, Office of Economic Revitalization (OER)
The Office of Economic Revitalization (OER) was organized during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide leadership, information, and resources for Oʻahu’s economic recovery. The OER team continues to help stabilize local families and companies with the lingering economic effects of the pandemic. The team is also investing in people and small businesses to create an economy that is more fair, diverse, and filled with good jobs.
Alyssa Goslee

(808) 768-2338
City and County of Honolulu, Refuse Division
The City and County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services, Refuse Division oversees business recycling ordinances (glass, office paper, food waste), Plastic Bag Ban and Disposable Food Ware Ordinance.
Henry Gabriel
Recycling Program Branch Chief

(808) 768-3427
hgabriel@honolulu.gov https://honolulu.gov/opala
Council for  Native Hawaiian AdvancementNancy King

(808) 529-1620
DBEDT, Business Development & Support Division
The CBED Program provides loans to small businesses and nonprofits that have economic expansion plans or projects with a community economic impact; and technical assistance that may help grow small businesses and nonprofits seeking to diversify their funding streams with recurring revenue generating projects.
Wayne  Thom

(808) 587-2772
DBEDT, Small Business Regulatory Review Board
The SBRRB, consisting of Hawaii business owners, reviews new, amended and existing Hawaii Administrative Rules that may impact a small business.  The SBRRB members meet monthly and is also available to review a small business owners’ regulatory concerns though “Regulation for Review.”
Jet’aime Ariola
Office Assistant

(808) 798-0737 jetaime.k.ariola@hawaii.gov https://sbrrb.hawaii.gov/
DCCA, Business Registration Division, Business Action Center
The Business Action Center (BAC) offers one-stop assistance to businesses applying for state business and employer registrations and taxpayer IDs.
Kahala Vinoya
Business Center Specialist

(808) 586-2545
DCCA, Office of the Securities Commissioner
The Investor Education Program offers free financial literacy, investor protection and fraud prevention resources for the public. We equip Hawaii Investors with information to help them make sound financial choices.
Gloryana Akapo 
Securities Multi-Media Specialist

(808) 586-2737
Department of Taxation
The mission of the Department of Taxation is to administer the tax laws of the State of Hawaii in a consistent, uniform, and fair manner. The people of Hawaii rely on the state government to provide necessary services that protect their safety, well-being, and rights. Each of Hawaii’s citizens helps the government meet the needs of our communities by paying taxes.
Gordon Zane
SES Supervisor

(808) 587-3199 Gordon.T.Zane@hawaii.gov https://tax.hawaii.gov
Feed The Hunger Fund
Feed the Hunger Fund provides entrepreneurs with access to capital, technical assistance and networks that help to increase their income and build their assets. Focusing primarily on food enterprises owned by low-income, BIPOC, women and immigrants, Feed the Hunger Fund exists to create healthy, equitable and sustainable regional food systems that nourish us all.
Shandis Ching
Business Development Specialist

(808) 398-4694
First Hawaiian Bank
We’re Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank, ready to assist you with all your financial needs, be it personal, private, or business banking. We’re consistently ranked in the top tier of all U.S. banks and have built a solid reputation on friendly, outstanding service and smart solutions, providing a level of financial security that makes it easy to sleep at night. First Hawaiian, Inc. (NASDAQ: FHB) is a bank holding company headquartered in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Its principal subsidiary, First Hawaiian Bank, founded in 1858, is Hawaii’s oldest and largest financial institution. The bank has 46 branches throughout Hawaii, three in Guam and two in Saipan. It offers a diversified range of banking services to consumer and commercial customers, including deposit products, lending services and wealth management, insurance, private banking, and trust services. We’re proud to have Robert S. Harrison serve as our Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.
Ryan Chun
VP & Business Banking Segment Manager

(808) 525-5037
Food Safety Branch
Provide consultative and enforcement of environmental laws with a focus on food safety.  We assist potential new businesses that wish to operate food establishments in the State.  The Food Safety Branch reviews business proposals from prospective food establishment operators and helps them through the process of obtaining food establishment permits required by the DOH to operate.
Peter Oshiro

(808) 348-1247 peter.oshiro@doh.hawaii.gov https://health.hawaii.gov/san/
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority
Provide clean energy financing for small businesses, as well as credit enhancements in the form of cash collateral for Participating Lenders to increase access to capital for small businesses and nonprofits.
Leatrice Galicinao
Program & Administrative Officer

(808) 587-3829 leatrice.f.galicinao@hawaii.gov https://gems.hawaii.gov
HMSA, Hawaii Medical Service Association
Our mission is to provide the people of Hawaii access to a sustainable, quality health care system that improves the overall healthy and well-being of our state.
Erica Pobre

(808) 948-5782
Hawaii Procurement Technical Assistance Center
HiPTAC helps Hawaii small business to successfully market goods & services to the government (at the federal, state, and county levels) resulting  in job creation, income generation, and business retention in the local economy.  
Bruce Powers
Program Manager

(808) 300-8025
Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center (HISBDC)
The Hawaiʻi SBDC Network helps entrepreneurs start, run and grow their businesses with no-cost, online or in person business advisory services and low-cost training on subjects such as writing business plans, accessing capital, financial management, marketing, regulatory compliance, international trade and more. Locations in Hilo, Kona, Kīhei, Honolulu and Līhuʻe.
Joseph Burns
Interim State Director

(808) 945-1430
Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union
We believe there is a better way to bank. We partner with you to help you achieve what matters to you. It’s what we’re passionate about, and we make it our mission to make financial dreams come true. Small businesses matter and we can help guide you through your financial journey. 
Monique Wall
Business Development Manager

(808) 844-8044
Homestreet BankLynn Ruth

(808) 462-5700 lynn.ruth@homestreet.com https://thewedco.com
Empowering Community Through Education and Culture: INPEACE has provided educational programs to Native Hawaiian communities since 1994, nurturing the growth and development of keiki through ‘ohana-focused models and empowering community members to become educators and active leaders in their own communities because they understand, live, and are invested in the community’s future. for families. INPEACE Program Impact areas are focused on 3 pillars: Early Learning, Educational Equity and Economic Stability.
Lisa Pakele 
Program Director 

(808) 693-7222 
Internal Revenue ServiceGayvial D. James
Taxpayer Advocate Service

(808) 466-6337
Leeward Community College
As part of Leeward Community College, the Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development (OCEWD) is committed to the mission and strategic initiatives of both the campus and the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges and System. We do this by positioning ourselves as a leader in local workforce training and certification, providing high-quality courses and programs in an inclusive, accessible, environment. Our flexibility and willingness to partner enable us to build strong relationships with educators, community programs, and businesses. We provide creative, innovative solutions to address specific needs within local industries and our community.
Ron Umehira
Dean of Career & Technical Education

(808) 455-0321
OHA Loan Fund Program
Our Mission: To enhance access for all persons of Native Hawaiian ancestry to credit, capital, and financial services & skills so as to create jobs, wealth, and economic & social well­-being for all the people of Hawai‘i.
Robert Crowell

(808) 594-1924
Pacific Gateway Center
A 501c3 nonprofit which serves and empowers immigrants, refugees, low-income, and other vulnerable populations to achieve self-sufficiency through skill-building and access to opportunities while respecting cultural heritages.  We provide infrastructure, technical assistance, access to capital, language assistance, and other wraparound social services to local businesses for business development and job creation.
Hao Nguyen
Deputy Director

(808) 386-3574 hao@pacificgatewaycenter.org https://pacificgatewaycenter.org
Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership
The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL) was established by YWCA O‘ahu, the U.S. Small Business Administration and a community of partners to become the only Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Hawai‘i. WBCs are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses, and seek to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs and leaders who still face unique obstacles in the business world. MCBL is named in honor of Patsy T. Mink for her dedication to helping women through legislative reforms.
Colleen McAluney

(808) 695-2636
Small Business Administration, Hawaii – Pacific Islands 
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
Mary Dale
Economic Development Specialist

(808) 541-2990
Mary.Dale@sba.gov https://www.sba.gov/about-sba
Veterans Business Outreach Center
The Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific is a program of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, funded in part by a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Dennis Kwak

(808) 988-1236
Waiʻanae Economic Development Council
The Wai`anae Coast Economic Development Council is a premier community economic development agency and a leader in the community development field for its collective approach to community planning, capacity building, financial services, and business development.
Lyon Logan
Project Director

(808) 778-9328
admin@thewedc.com https://thewedc.com/