Hawaii Tribune-Herald Sunday, July 30, 2017 5 ACTIVITY SPECIAL REPORT What is the Chamber’s purpose? The purpose of the Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Commerce is to assist businesses and promote the Island of Hawaii. We provide leadership via services and advocacy for the business community while promoting the economic well-being of our island as a whole. We accomplish this by: • Initiating and maintaining programs of research, education and community. • Identifying the issues facing the business community and acting to achieve satisfactory solutions. • Working with and coordinating activities with other organizations to promote a stable and healthy economy. • Maintaining communication and rapport between the business community and our governmental decision makers. • Advocating election or appointment to public office of those who understand the problems facing the business community and have the ability, knowledge and experience to make sound decisions. • Providing networking and social opportunities for our members. What is the Chamber’s organization? The Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors governs the chamber and the president of the board serves as chief executive officer of the organization. The chamber office is administered by a paid executive officer who reports to the President. The chamber accomplishes most of its work through its standing and special committees. The committees are open to all members and member business employees. It is on committees that anyone who is interested in the affairs of the business community has the most input. Hilo’s most iconic landmark resort, the newly restored Grand Naniloa Hotel, is excited to welcome you with aloha and the spirit of hula. We offer panoramic views, contemporary accommodations and traditional resort amenities from meeting spaces ranging from a total of 1,060 sf to 7,213 sf to golf, fitness and dining. INCLUDES FREE GOLF, FREE WIFI AND FREE PARKING 808.969.3333 | WWW.GRANDNANILOAHILO.COM e Home of Hula Dr. Carl Bonham, executive director at UHERO, shares the economic forecasts for the state and county. Miles Yoshioka, HICC executive officer, left, Sherry Bracken, Mahalo Broadcasting/ Hawaii Public Radio, and Richard Schnitzler, past SBA Award winner, at the 2017 SBA Awards Ceremony and Chamber Quarterly General Membership Meeting.
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