Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Announces

JIMMY HAYNES is Featured Speaker at First 2018 ‘TALK STORY’ Networker

Tuesday, January 9 at Maui Tropical Plantation

Jimmy HaynesKAHULUI, MAUI, HI –  James JC “Jimmy” Haynes, founder and retired president of Hawaii Petroleum will share his story at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) “Talk Story” at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, January 9th at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū.

Jimmy Haynes is a former president of the MHNCoC. He is a long-serving board member of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, a Seabury Hall trustee and member of the Maui Rotary Club. In 2005 he received the T. S. Shinn Award from the Maui Chamber of Commerce for outstanding community service and business leadership. He is also the 1997 recipient of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce O'o Award for Hawaiian Businessman of the Year. Previously he served as a Member of the Board of Regents at University of Hawaii. He is an alumnus of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Maui is so fortunate to have a leader and role model like Jimmy Haynes as part of our community” said Teri Freitas Gorman, president of the MNHCoC.  “In addition to his business success, he has given generously to countless charitable causes both personally and financially while raising a wonderful family with his wife Honey Bun. We are thrilled that Jimmy will be our first speaker of 2018.

Pūpū, no-host cocktails and networking will begin at 5:30 pm at the Maui Tropical Planation in Waikapū (Tram Station) Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. RSVP and pay in advance online at www.mnhcoc.org or call Shirley Blackburn at (808) 757-3045 to pay by phone. Deadline for RSVPs is Sunday, January 7.


About the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) —  MNHCoC’s mission is “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. The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce welcomes all Hawaiians and “Hawaiians at Heart” to share in their mission.  For more information, see www.mnhcoc.org.


Contact: Teri Freitas Gorman or 808.298.5071