2018: 12th Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest

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The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) celebrated its 12th Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū.  This year’s conference theme explored food and the various aspects of its role around sustainability in the context of our culture:

explore the interdependence between those who grow, manufacture, prepare and consume food...

MNHCoC 2018 Hui Holomua Event
 
  • WHEN:  Wed. Oct. 17, 2018  -this event has concluded...
  • WHERE: The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū
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PROGRAM 

2018 Hui Holomua Program



This year’s conference theme, chosen by MNHCoC members, highlights the Business of Food. We explore food and the various aspects of its role in our culture: It is everyone’s kuleana, (responsibility), to take care of the land because it is the land that feeds us. One Hawaiian proverbs states, “He aliʻi ka ʻāina, he kauā ke kanaka,” meaning that the land is chief and man is her servant.  Come join the conversation and build a better future for Maui and the whole State of Hawaii.

12th Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest Agenda

King Kamehameha Golf Club at Waikapū
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
(times and topics subject to change)
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TIME EVENT
  8:00 AM 
 Registration & Continental Breakfast
  9:00 AM
 Opening Protocol
 Entrance of the Royal Order of Kamehameha
 Presentation of Maile Lei by MNHCoC Board
  9:20 AM
 Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • MNHCoC President Teri Gorman
  • Maui County Mike Molina
  • Director at Pūnana Leo o Maui, Kili Namauʻu
  9:55 AM
 Featured Presentation: Kamehameha Schools
 ʻĀina Momona - Productive Lands
 10:45 AM
 Break/Visit Exhibits & Chinese Auction
 11:15 AM
 "The Business of Food: Hawaiian Chambers (Panel)
 Noon-12:50 PM
 Lunch: Pule & Doxology led by KSM Students
  1:00 PM
 Keynote Speaker:  Chef Sam Choy "My Road to Success"
  1:30 PM
 Networking Break/Visit Exhibits/Chinese Auction
  2:00 PM 
 Farming in Hawaiʻi (Panel)
  2:45 PM
 Food Careers in Hawaiʻi (Panel)
  3:30 PM
 Closing Remarks: Ramsay Taum
 KSM Haumana leads Hawaiʻi Aloha 

  4:00 PM 
 Closing Reception

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SPEAKERS 

...will be providing respective perspectives and insights. Schedule is subject to change.   

 
  Keynote Speaker: Chef Sam Choy: "My Road to Success" 
Chef Sam Choy will talk about his bumpy road to success as one of the influential leaders of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine “farm to table” approach.
      Featured Presentation: ʻKamehameha Schools: ʻAina Momona - Productive Lands discusses how Hawaii’s largest private landowner, Kamehameha Schools, is repurposing much of its land for agricultural use based in Hawaiian traditions.
   Dana Sato, Marissa Harman: 

      "The Business of Food" Hawaiian Chambers Panel: 
   Joe Lapilio, NHCoC (ʻOahu)
 ...
   Teri Gorman, MNHCoC  ...
   John Kaohelauliʻi, KNHCoC  ...
   Richard Ha, HNHCoC 
 ... 
 Moderator: State Senator Brickwood Galuteria ... 
a discussion by leaders of the state’s four Native Hawaiian Chambers of Commerce about how the business of food must change to properly feed our people.

      "Farming in Hawaiʻi" Panel: 
   Richard Ha, (Big Island)
 ... 
   Jerry Ornellas, (Kauaʻi)  ...
   Kimo Simpliciano, (Maui)  ... 
   Koa Hewahewa, (Hōkū Nui Maui)  ... 
   Faith Tulpulotu, (Molokai)  ... 

 Moderator: State Representative Lynn DeCoite ... 

      "Food Careers in Hawaiʻi" Panel: 
   Kawika Freitas, GM-Old Lahaina Luau
 ... 
   Blaine Apo, Maui Crisps  ...
   Sheldon Simeon, Tin Roof, chef/restauranteur  ... 
   Issac Bancaco, Kaʻana Kitchen, chef de cuisine  ... 

 Moderator: Kauaʻi Mayor Bernard Cravalho ... 

      Closing Remarks: Ramsay Mahealani Taum 
is the founder and president of the Hawaiʻi based Life Enhancement Institute (LEI) of the Pacific LLC. He is the former Director of External Affairs and Community Partnerships at the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He will speak about his work in Hawaiʻi’s visitor industry where he integrates Native Hawaiian cultural values and principles into contemporary business models. He is a sought-after keynote speaker at international conferences on indigenous issues and a respected Hawaiian cultural practitioner


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EXHIBITION AREA for Organizations 

2016 Hui Holomua ExhibitorThe number of tables and space for the 2018 Exhibition Area was limited and SOLD OUT...

• Exhibit space is provided at no charge to MNHCoC members and conference sponsors. Members must be current with their membership dues.  
• Non-Member fees begin at $350.00 per exhibit.

NOTE: this application covers only exhibit space/table. To attend the keynote/luncheon session, you need a separate RSVP/Payment per person. 

    Email/Questions to Kai Duponte at:
(808) 342-3234 -or- e-Mail: HuiHolomua18@gmail.com  

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SPONSORS

Mahalo nui loa all to our generous Sponsors who have kokua’d our Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce 2018 Hui Holomua Business Fest and for enabling participants to attend the full-day conference on scholarship.  Here's a very preliminary list of sponsors that are already participating:

  • Presenting Sponsor: County of Maui -Office of Economic Development
  • Opening Ceremony Sponsor: Auwahi Wind Energy, Alexander & Baldwin
  • Supporting Sponsors: Bayer, Cache Valley Electric, First Hawaiian Bank, Layton Construction, Goodfellow Bros Construction, Layton Construction, Matson Foundation, Maui ElectricMunekiyo & Hiraga, Pure Pacific Energy, TJ Gomes Trucking Co, Deborah/Deborah & Peter Martin Foundation, Hope Construction.
  • In-kind Sponsors: The King Kamehameha Golf Club, Event Horizon, InBloom Floral & Events, and Maui Tropical Plantation.

Mahalo nui loa to all the Speakers and Moderators for making this event such a compelling event.
This event is produced by volunteers for the benefit of the community.

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HAUMĀNA SPONSORSHIP

2016 Hui Holomua - Haumana

In the US, students talk about "finding a scholarship." Mahalo for helping MNHCoC provide a young-person in your community with the advantage they deserve to pursue a higher education. Your support gave over a dozen Haumāna the vision that “they can change their communities.”


 

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"CHINESE AUCTION*" to Benefit Pūnana Leo o Maui

This year’s Biz Fest featured a “Chinese Auction*” to raise funds for the Hawaiian language immersion school: Pūnana Leo o Maui.

Pūnana Leo o Maui was founded in 1987 on the grounds of Kaʻahumanu Church in Wailuku and is dedicated to the revitalization of the Hawaiian language. The school currently serves 30 children and their families. Pūnana Leo o Maui is accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Indigenous languages around the world are going extinct at an alarming rate,” said MNHCoC President Teri Freitas Gorman. “People may believe it doesn’t personally affect them, but that’s just wrong. Each language carries a unique worldview that is transmitted through speech from one generation to the next. There are two official languages in Hawaiʻi and Kili’s work ensures this will always be the case.

Mahalo for the Auction Donations and to all the Attendees that Bid so generously ...

* A Chinese auction is a combination of a raffle and an auction where each item has it's own "hat" from which one winner for that auction item is picked. This allows ticket buyers to buy as many tickets as they like and choose which item to focus on, with no limit to how many tickets or "chances to win" per each item.

To learn more ... ʻAha Pūnana Leo
mention that you heard about this project through the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce.

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MEDIA & SOCIAL

MNHCoC 2017 Hookupu

Like, follow, and stay up to date on MNHCoC 2018 BizFest and Events on our Social Media sites: 
FaceBook Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/mnhcoc/ @mnhcoc 
Twitter  http://twitter.com/MNHCOC/  
Instagram  @mnhcoc 
Hashtags you can use for 2018:
  • #BizFest2018
  • #MNHCoC
  • #HuiHolomua18
  • #mnhcocbizfest
  • #NativeHawaiians
  • #NHCoC
  • #KNHCoC

MEDIA
Press Releases (PDF):
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MNHCoC MEMBERSHIP

MNHCoC Volunteers, BOD

The all-volunteer Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) relies on community support to advance its mission, “to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture, and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.”

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in perpetuating the spirit of “Aloha” through commerce, culture and community. MNHCoC welcomes Hawaiians and Hawaiians-at-heart to share in their mission.   Be part of our 'ohana!

You can choose one of the two membership levels: Business ($300.00) or Individual ($80.00)

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CONTACT MNHCoC

Have a question or a comment?  We welcome your feedback. Reach out via Web contact form. Mahalo!

Contact Us...

Mailing Address:

Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC)
P.O. Box 350
Kahului, HI 96733-0350