First Group of Hawaii Companies Announced for The Business of Exporting

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in News

hpec-logoThe Hawaii Pacific Export Council is extremely pleased to announce the Hawaii companies selected for The Business of Exporting program. Sponsored by the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), The Business of Exporting is an eight-month series of seminars and other activities to build company operating performance for exporting. Each participating company receives a $1,600 grant to be applied toward individualized company export objectives. The Business of Exporting launches October 23, 2014 with a one-day seminar, “Is Your Company a Profit Center?” and finishes with closing events in May, 2015, International Trade Month.


CompanyLocationCEOBusiness Scope
Beyond OrganicsOahuDorothy NokaidoHealth – medical lotions
Bubble Shack Hawaiian SoapsOahuAshley HardingHawaiian candles / soaps
Global Bio SciencesOahuGilmore ChingToxic soil and water remediation
Haute Confectionery BoutiqueOahuElizabeth WatanabeChocolate chip macadamia nut cookies
Hokulani BakeryOahuTushar DubeyBrownies , tea cakes
JUSTInfusionsMauiAlex de RoodeOrganic teas and herbs
Out of the BlueMauiRoy WemyssHawaiian soaps and body oils
Papalua IslandKauaiShane WiseTropical biscotti, other vegan products
Sky DreamsOahuAngela HigaTravel accessories
  • Six of the companies are currently exporting to markets including: 


    • Australia
    • Canada
    • China
    • Japan
    • Latin America
    • Mexico


    • Middle East
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Sweden
    • UK


  • Those companies that are ready-to-export are selling products or services in Hawaii and the Mainland
  • These companies use local Hawaii-sourced materials
  • Three of the companies have patented intellectual property developed in Hawaii