Hawaii Tribune-Herald Sunday, July 31, 2016 13 A PROUD SUPPORTER OF HAWAI‘I ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Real Estate Sales • Volcano Fairways Estates - 17 lots left Roadway, Interior & Fairway • Property Management Richard Henderson II, R, GRI, Principal Broker, RB 18480, Vice President Bus (808) 961-5255 • Cell (808) 443-6571• firstname.lastname@example.org Linda E. Lodge, R, GRI, RB 13921 Direct (808) 936-0688 email@example.com Caroline Dupio, RS 76659 Cell (808) 221-8396 firstname.lastname@example.org Your Local Real Estate Team! 1177 Kilauea Ave. Hilo • www.rinvestment.com WESLEY R. SEGAWA AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Committed to Quality Performance and Value Civil & StruCtural EnginEErS • ProjECt & ConStruCtion ManagErS A family-owned business established in 1981 Hilo • Kona • Honolulu • www.WRSASOLUTIONS.com (808) 935-4677 ACTIVITY SPECIAL REPORT STANDING COMMITTEES and trade business organizations to speak with one voice on issues of similar concern to legislators. It recommends a course of action to the Board of Directors, so the Board can make decisions that further the purpose and objectives of the Chamber. GAC initiatives have included a partnership with Community First to present a health care forum and teaming with other local Chambers of Commerce and business organizations to organize a Hilo Mayoral Candidate Forum. “Action Alerts,” email notices generated from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and forwarded to our membership gave opportunity for our members to testify and make their voices heard on measures related to small business and workplace mandates. The Chair of the Government Affairs Committee is Chamber President-elect Bill Walter of W.H. Shipman, Ltd. Political Action The Political Action Committee (PAC) directs lobbying for legislation and support of state and local political candidates that support the Chamber’s purpose and objectives. Through financial support for state and local political candidates and issues, this committee furthers the goals and objectives of the Chamber. Finance The Finance Committee manages the financial affairs of the Chamber so that it remains stable and fiscally sound. The committee ensures that Chamber funds are well spent and are in the members’ best interest. Additionally, the Finance Committee provides the Board with information pertaining to the financial condition and submits a report at least once a month to the Board for review. The Chair of the Finance Committee and HICC Treasurer is Nathan Colgrove of Taketa, Iwata, Hara & Associates, LLC. Membership The Membership Committee is responsible for developing marketing strategies to increase Chamber membership and support member retention. This committee also works with the Chamber’s existing members to ensure that they are getting the best value from their membership. Additional member benefits or improvements are handled by the Membership Committee. Pohakuloa Advisory Council and MAC members tour the Pohakuloa Training Area. Continued on next page Members and guests take a refreshing break during the golf tournament.
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