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President’s Message – October 2022

By: Doug Simons, President

Aloha! With the start of the fall season and winter around the corner, we have lots of chamber events on the horizon for our members to enjoy. The next Business After Hours gathering will be at the Hilo Yacht Club on October 25. It’ll be a “spooktacular” event and Halloween costumes are encouraged. These monthly gatherings are always a great opportunity to meet other chamber members in fun/informal settings and to learn about the businesses and organizations in our chamber ‘ohana that host these gatherings.

                We have a fantastic new member referral program! As a special mahalo for our chamber members that help expand our ‘ohana, prizes will be offered quarterly to members that help increase our membership. In addition the member that brings in the most new chamber members by 30 June 2023 will receive 30,000 miles on Hawaiian Airlines. You can check the current score in the competition and see all the great prizes being offered through our referral program website.

                Finally, with the holidays right around the corner, we will keep you updated on opportunities to shop local to help our many businesses that produce wonderful gifts for your friends and families. As we emerge from COVID with a still fragile economy, please consider sharing the holiday spirit in ways that help our community through service, donations of time or funds, shopping local, etc. Such holiday expressions of aloha are great examples of what makes our Hawaiʻi Island community so special.



Doug Simons