President’s Message – January 2023

By: Doug Simons, President

Aloha! The New Year brings with it lots of opportunities for in-person networking and events at HICC, many hosted by our wonderful members and all organized by our fantastic HICC staff. One of our largest annual events is the 22nd annual Whitey Rose Memorial President’s Cup Golf Tournament at Makani Golf Club on February 20. Players, sponsors and prize donations are all welcome for this great event! We also have our annual ATHENA Leadership Award Luncheon coming up on January 30. Kristin Frost Albrecht will receive this year’s ATHENA award for her outstanding work at the Hawaiʻi Island Food Basket.

Whether it’s celebrating the incredible accomplishments of our community members, advocating for small businesses, or having a blast at our Business After Hours events and other fund raisers, there’s always plenty occurring at HICC so come join us whenever you can!



Doug Simons