Hawaiʻi Small Business Fair Exhibitors

The following are a list of exhibitors at the 2023 Hawaiʻi Small Business Fair

OrganizationContact Information
American Savings Bank 
American Savings Bank (ASB) has been serving Hawaii’s businesses and communities since 1925 and provides a full range of financial products and services, including business and consumer banking, home loans, insurance and investments. As one of Hawaii’s leading financial institutions, ASB offers easy and convenient online banking services and branch locations throughout the state with evening, weekend and holiday hours. ASB provides Hawaii’s consumers and businesses with more extended weekday and weekend hours than other similarly sized local banks, as well as convenient in-store locations. For more information, visit www.asbhawaii.com or follow American Savings Bank on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Lawrence Pai 
SVP & Manager, Business Banking 

(808) 539-7960 
lpai@asbhawaii.com  https://asbhawaii.com 

300 N Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Central Pacific Bank
Central Pacific Bank is committed to helping small businesses succeed. They were recently named the SBA Lender of the Year and Newsweek Magazine’s Best Local Bank, demonstrating their strong support of local business owners. Their team of dedicated bankers take the time to understand your needs and provide customized solutions to help your business grow. Member FDIC
Sharene Urakami-Oyama
VP & Small Business Market Manager

(808) 544-5444

220 S King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
City and County of Honolulu, Office of Economic Revitalization (OER)
The City and County of Honolulu (“City”) Office of Economic Revitalization (OER) was established to coordinate the City’s work on economic development and the transition over time to a more diversified and resilient economy. OER provides information and opportunities for job-seekers, small business owners, farmers, innovators, community-based organizations, and anyone else who is doing their part to improve the quality of life on O’ahu.

Alyssa Goslee

(808) 768-2338

530 S. King Street, Room 306
Honolulu, HI 96813
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA)
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is a Hawaii member based non-profit organization with over 800 members of non-profit and for-profit businesses. We are Certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Certified HUD-Housing Counseling agency cultivating community loan funds to catalyze capacity building and promotion of minority-owned asset advancement towards financial sustainability and community contribution. In alignment with it’s mission, CNHA facilitates a $9 million dollar Loan Fund providing access to loan capital, financial eduction, and individual financial counseling services for Hawaii-based small businesses, non-profit organizations and low and moderate-income families.
Ian Pumaras
Chief Financial Officer

(808) 596-8155

91-1270 Kinoiki Street, Building 1
Kapolei, HI 96707
DBEDT, Business Development & Support Division
The Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) promotes industry development and diversification in Hawaii by supporting existing and emerging industries; attracting new investment and businesses that can create more high-skilled, quality jobs in the State; increasing exports of Hawaii products and services; expanding Hawaii’s participation in global trade and commerce; by supporting small business and community-based organizations; and building resiliency to downturn in defense industry spending.
John Green
Defense Sector Specialist

(808) 375-0961

250 S. Hotel St, 5th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813-2831
DBEDT, Small Business Regulatory Review Board
The SBRRB is a state-appointed board that reviews and makes recommendations to State and County Agencies on proposed new and amended Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) that impact small businesses. The SBRRB meets monthly and also considers requests from small business owners for review of any rule proposed, amended, or adopted by a state agency and makes recommendations to the agency or the legislature regarding the need for a rule change or legislation.
Jet’aime Ariola
Office Assistant

(808) 798-0737
jetaime.k.ariola@hawaii.gov https://sbrrb.hawaii.gov/

250 S. Hotel Street, Room 508
Honolulu, HI 96813
Department of Taxation
Department of Taxation for the State of Hawaii
Gordon Zane
SES Supervisor

(808) 587-3199

830 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Feed The Hunger Fund
Loan Capital & Business Development Services for small, local food and farming entrepreneurs,
in Hawaii.
Shandis Ching
Business Development Specialist

(808) 398-4694
First Foundation Bank
First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) and its subsidiaries offer personal banking, business banking, and private wealth management services, including investment, trust, insurance, and philanthropy services. The company has offices in California, Nevada, and Hawaii, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
Emari Hunn
VP, Branch Manager

(808) 457-3906

500 Ala Moana Blvd, 2A
Honolulu, HI 96813
Department of Health Food Safety Branch
The State DOH-Food Safety Branch issues permits to operators of food establishments and conducts food safety compliance inspections to prevent. mitigate or abate food illness risk factors.
Peter Oshiro
Program Manager

(808) 586-8000

99-945 Halawa Valley St
Aiea, HI 96701
Hawaiʻi Department of Agiculture (HDOA)
Market Development Branch – Develops and identifies opportunities for the agricultural industry through the expansion of promotions, grants, community outreach, tradeshows and educational missions locally, domestically (US Mainland) and Internationally.
Brendan Akamu
Business Development Program Manager

(808) 973-9465

1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Hawaiʻi National Bank
Entirely locally owned and managed, Hawaii National Bank was built on strong relationships. For a new generation of customers, Hawaii National Bank has adapted to the ever-changing times, using digital technology and other innovative products to improve customer service and experiences. But one thing hasn’t changed: a philosophy of highly personalized service that has helped loyal customers and locally-owned businesses achieve their financial dreams for over 60 years.
Kenneth Kuroda
Vice President & Relationship Officer

(808) 528-7808

45 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Hawaiʻi APEX Accelerator
Hawaii PTAC is now Hawaii APEX Accelerator! New name, same service. Helping Hawaii businesses winning government contracts.
Bruce Powers
Program Manager

(808) 300-8025

677 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 612
Honolulu, HI 96813
Hawaiʻi SBDC
Established in 1990, the Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center (HISBDC) is the only state-wide business assistance organization in Hawaiʻi. We help Hawaii’s small businesses form, grow and thrive.
We provide individual business advisory services and market research services at no cost to local startups and existing businesses. We also offer a variety of training classes for no or minimal cost. No matter the stage of your business, we have value to add.
For more information and to register for our low- and no-cost services, go to www.hisbdc.org
Cynthia Yamasaki
Oahu Center Director

(808) 945-1430

677 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 612
Honolulu, HI 96813
Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union
At HawaiʻiUSA Federal Credit Union, we are committed to providing “Life matters” moments and financial education to our members, staff, and community.
Storm Bridgewater
Commercial Lending Officer

(808) 844-8476

1226 College Walk
Honolulu, HI 96817
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority
Our mission is make clean energy investment accessible and affordable to Hawaii’s small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and commercial tenants through innovative financing.
Nhu-An Tran
Managing Director

(808) 587-3868

250 S. Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
INPEACE is an organization committed to improving the life for Native Hawaiians through community partnerships that provide educational opportunities and promote self-sufficiency. They offer a variety of programs that empower the community through education and culture. One of their programs, Center for Entrepreneurship, focuses on elevating small businesses through education, connection and collaboration through a variety of services that kako’o aspiring and current entrepreneurs.
Lisa Pakele 
Program Director 

(808) 693-7222 

1001 Shangrila Street
Kapolei, HI 96707
IRS – Taxpayer Advocate Service
The Taxpayer Advocate Service at the IRS is an independent organization within the IRS. designated my congress to assist Taxpayers resolve issues they have been unable to resolve thru normal channels with the IRS.
Gayvial D. James
Local Taxpayer Advocate – Hawaii

(808) 466-6375

1003 Bishop Street, Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Leeward Community College, The Wahiawa Value-Added Product Development Center (WVAPDC)
The Wahiawa Value-Added Product Development Center (WVAPDC) is a project of Leeward Community College and the State of Hawai’i, contributing to the growth of Hawai’i’s agricultural industry and entrepreneurial community through educational programming to students and community members, increased opportunities for local farmers and growers to sell their products to value-added producers and access to small business resources, production kitchens and in-house product and process development.
Chris Bailey
Manager, Wahiawā Value Added Product Development Center

(808) 454-4570

1001 California Ave
Wahiawā, HI 96786
Leeward Community College
Leeward CC offer credit and non-credit courses that teach business and entrepreneurship skills for people seeking to start their business or scale their existing business.
Faustino Dagdag
Asst. Professor

(808) 455-0206

96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Our mission is “to enhance access for all persons of Native Hawaiian ancestry to credit, capital, and financial services and skills so as to create jobs, wealth, and economic and social well-being for all the people of Hawai‘i.”
Lareina Meinecke

(808) 594-1835

560 N. Nimitz Hwy, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96817
Pacific Gateway Center
Pacific Gateway Center (PGC), is a nonprofit organization, working with immigrant, refugee, and the socially disadvantaged populations, since its inception in 1973. PGC’s capacity to support its client populations is inspired by its mission to empower them towards self-sufficiency and by collaborating with numerous community partners. We support close to 5,000 clients per year. PGC’s notable achievements include the Culinary Business Incubator, one of the first of its kind in the nation, supports about 85 small entrepreneurs annually. Our operations include social services, economic development and education and training.
Dr. Hao Nguyen
Deputy Director of Programs

(808) 517-6524

723 C Umi Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
Pakini Loan Fund
The Pakini Loan Fund (PLF), is classified as an emerging Native American Community Development Financial Institution (NA-CDFI) by the US Department of Treasury CDFI Fund. Pakini Loan Fund provide loans for small businesses throughout the State of Hawaii. Our services are available to anyone, our priority is to serve Native Hawaiians living and working in the Waianae Moku, the Waianae Coast, the area Kahe to Ka`ena.
Shavone Lave

(808) 458-4093

P.O. Box 27
Waianae, HI 96792
Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership
The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership is a Women’s Business Center designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses, and seeks to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs who still face specific obstacles in the business world. Our mission to equip women to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders by providing one-on-one business counseling, innovative workshops and unique, specialized programs in a nurturing environment.
Colleen McAluney

(808) 695-2636

1040 Richards St
Honolulu, HI 96t813
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
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

(808) 541-2990

500 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96813
DCCA, Business Registration Division, Business Action Center
The DCCA Business Registration Division, Business Action Center provides information and assistance with registering your business or entity along with providing information on how to obtain a General Excise Tax License (GE) or Federal ID Number (FEIN), as well as how to stay compliant after your filing has been accepted.
If you need general information on how to start a business, you can call the Business Action Center at 808-586-2545 or visit our online portal Hawaii Business Express hbe.ehawaii.gov
Kahala Vinoya
Business Center Specialist

(808) 586-2545

335 Merchant Street, Suite 201
Honolulu, HI 96813
DLIR – Hawaiʻi Occupational Safety & Health, Consultation & Training Branch
Providing Free & Confidential Occupational Safety & Health Services. A U.S. Department of Labor Cooperative For Small Business.
Alan Yamamoto
Consultation Program Manager

(808) 586-9100

830 Punchbowl Street, #425
Honolulu, HI 96i813
University of Hawaiʻi Pacific Business Center Program
The University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center Program’s mission is: Helping indigenous island economies help themselves by adapting the resources of the University of Hawaii to support Pacific Island economic, business, and community development in a manner that is holistic, responsible, and builds local island capacity. The UH-PBCP operates under an EDA University Center program grant, which enables institutions of higher education to establish and operate University Centers focused on leveraging university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship, resiliency, and inclusiveness. Services include economic and business technical assistance to private sector entrepreneurs and small businesses, government and community agencies, and distressed communities and underserved populations, with the overall goal of creating a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future for the region’s people, economies, and island environments.
Michelle Clark
Business Development Manager

(808) 956-6286

University of Hawaii at Manoa
2404 Maile Way, A410
Honolulu, HI 96822
USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development invests in rural America with loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs because we understand a strong community is rooted in its people. The commitment and resources we bring to rural communities helps drive economic security and prosperity. Our programs expand access to high-speed internet, electric, and transportation infrastructure, and support business growth, healthcare, education, housing, and other community essentials.
Shirley Heatherly
Business Programs Specialist

(808) 600-2943

PJKK Federal Building
300 Ala MOana Blvd., Suite 1-340
Honolulu, HI 96813
The U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 160 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. We bind our nation together by maintaining and operating our unique, vital and resilient infrastructure.
Lea Michelle Lee
Business Lead Development Specialist

(808) 423-3801

3600 Aolele Street RM103
Honolulu, HI 96820
VBOC of the Pacific
The Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific (VBOC) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses owning or considering starting a small business.
Dennis Kwak

(808) 988-1236

2800 Woodlawn Dr, STE 292
Honolulu, HI 96816
Waiʻanae Economic Development Council (WEDC)
We are a premier community economic development agency and a leader in the community development field. Passionate about expanding economic opportunities for Native Hawaiians and Wai’anae Coast Residents. Increase opportunities by developing the community’s rich natural, cultural, and human resources
Joe Lapilio

(808) 460-7922

P.O. Box 194
Waianae, HI 96792