2018: 12th Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest

The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) celebrates 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 explores food and the various aspects of its role around sustainability in the context of our culture:

MNHCoC 2018 Hui Holomua Event
 
  • WHEN: Wed. Oct. 17, 2018 
  • WHERE: The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū
  • TIME: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • ADMISSION COST
    • Morning Sessions/Speakers are FREE
    • Noon Luncheon+Keynote session  $75 MNHCoC Members / $85 Non-members 
      Limited Seating, RSVP now (see "RSVP LUNCHEON with KEYNOTE" section below) 
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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)
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

Download the 2018 Biz Fest Program Agenda...

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SPEAKERS 

...will be providing respective perspectives and insights. Schedule is subject to change.    [Coming Soon: Download 2018 Biz Fest Speaker List]

 
  Keynote Speaker: Chef Sam Choy: "My Road to Success" 

      Featured Presentation: ʻKamehameha Schools: ʻAina Momona - Productive Lands
   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 ... 

      "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 Lynne DeCoite ... 

      "Food Careers in Hawaiʻi" Panel: 
   Kawika Freitas, GM-Old Lahaina Luau
 ... 
   Blaine Apo, Maui Crisps  ...
   Sheldon Simeon, Tin Roof, chef/restauranteur  ... 
   Issac Bancaco, Kaʻaina 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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RSVP LUNCHEON with KEYNOTE  

The morning sessions and speakers are open to the public. However the Luncheon with Keynote Speaker session with Chef Sam Choy requires a reservation (RSVP) and payment. Number of tables/seats is limited and reservations are on a first come, first served basis hence early reservation is a must and ONLINE RSVP/payment guarantees a space immediately.

REGISTER & RSVP – Debit OR Credit card accepted (via Paypal)  (coming soon...)
        + ONLINE MNHCoC Members RSVP @$75  •  Non-MNHCoC Members RSVP @$85 
        + PHONE –  call Shirley Blackburn 808-757-3045 for questions

OFFLINE – MAIL (Check)
        + Exhibit ApplicationDOWNLOAD this form, fill it out; then by Oct 1, mail with check enclosed
            check payable to "MNHCoC" to: 

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


Receive a complimentary bag
and refreshment ticket for last session.



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EXHIBITION AREA for Organizations

2016 Hui Holomua ExhibitorThe number of tables and space for the 2018 Exhibition Area is limited and reservations are on a first come, first served basis...

• 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.  For "RSVP LUNCHEON with KEYNOTE"  (see section above)

Exhibit Table Application Form
Exhibit Application Dnload/Print Application   --or--  Exhibit Application Dnload Fillable PDF version...
    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: Auwahi Wind EnergyCounty of Maui Office of Economic Development
  • Premier Sponsor: Bayer (Monsanto)
  • Supporting Sponsors: Munekiyo & Hiraga, Goodfellow Bros Inc, Maui Electric.
  • In-kind Sponsors: The King Kamehameha Golf Club, and Maui Tropical Plantation.

This event is produced by volunteers for the benefit of the community.

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SPONSOR A HAUMĀNA

2016 Hui Holomua - Haumana

In the US, students talk about "finding a scholarship." You can help MNHCoC by providing a young-person in your community with the advantage they deserve to pursue a higher education. Your support will give any Haumāna the vision that “they can change their communities.”

Sponsor a Haumāna – $50 (via Paypal Online)

 

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"CHINESE AUCTION*" to Benefit Pūnana Leo o Maui

This year’s Biz Fest will feature 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.

Please Kokua... Auction Donations Help ...
Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce is collecting new and lightly used items for this Chinese Auction fundraiser. Please donate auction items—new gift items or lightly used treasures are welcome! 

Call Shirley Blackburn at 808-757-3045 to arrange for drop off at her office at:
      104 N. Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793.
For general information about the Chinese Auction call Pua Canto at 808-633-3079 (m).

* 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):
  • ... -coming soon..., 2018
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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