HSBP

Hawaii Society of Business Professionals

May
19
11:30 am11:30

Luncheon: Managing Healthy Companies - Insights from Hawaii Business Awardees

Eventbrite - Managing Healthy Companies: Insights from Hawaii Business Awardees, an HSBP luncheon

Mahalo Sponsor HAWAII USA FCU. 
Welcome partner HLTA.  

Why is having a “healthy” company important for businesses?

Our panelists will share their company’s philosophy and practice of running a "healthy" business, and the benefits to the staff and their company.

Each of their companies was recently awarded special recognition as “Healthiest Companies” by Hawaii Business magazine in conjunction with its list of 2016 Best Places to Work. They represent small, medium and large companies, and are from different business sectors

Coffman Engineers, Inc.
John Thielst, Vice President, Managing Principal, has more than 15 years of management and consulting experience. His commitment to creating a positive working environment for staff has been fundamental as he leads Coffman’s Honolulu office.

Atlas Insurance Agency
Vince Miyoi, Senior Vice President of Organizational Management, is responsible for Leadership Development, Talent Management, Employee Development & Relations, Succession Planning, Strategic Initiatives and Business Needs.

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union
Jennifer Yamane, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, has been with HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union for over 22 years. She launched the L.I.V.E. wellness program in 2012 as “Employee wellness matters!”

 

Moderator: 

Steve Petranik, Editor, Hawaii Business magazine, has thirty-five years of experience in news media. His goal is to focus the magazine's coverage on the big issues facing local businesses and the state economy, and being useful to the readers of Hawaii Business.

 


Apr
21
11:30 am11:30

Luncheon: International Market Place Reimagined with Michael Fenley

Mahalo to our sponsor, Team Clean, Inc. 
Welcome Event Partners, HRA & HLTA

 

A Waikiki icon for over 50 years, the International Market Place is undergoing a major revitalization.  Scheduled to open on August 25, 2016, the revitalized International Market Place will have approximately 75 retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, dining and entertainment.  What is the retail vision for the reimagined International Market Place? How will the International Market Place attract residents and visitors?  Will any of the original International Market Place be retained?

Developed by Taubman Centers, Inc. and CoastWood Capital in conjunction with Queen Emma Land Company, the International Market Place will directly support The Queen’s Medical Center, the state’s largest private, nonprofit hospital.


Michael Fenley was recently named General Manager of the International Market Place.  He is responsible for operations, retailer and community relations and marketing the center.  A long-time Taubman executive, Fenley brings more than 30 years of experience to his new position. 

Mar
17
11:30 am11:30

Luncheon: Economic Office Hour with Paul Brewbaker

Paul H. Brewbaker, principal of TZ Economics and former Chief Economist for Bank of Hawaii, returns to share his economic analysis and predictions with HSBP’s members and guests.

This luncheon will include an interactive program with Paul fielding questions from the audience and answering them using his treasure trove of charts and graphs. Bring your questions about the economy in general, or specific questions on housing, tourism, construction, and more. All questions welcomed! Be prepared for a lively and informative program.

Paul is widely regarded for his 25 years of research and insights into Hawaii’s economy. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University. Paul also performed graduate work in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Feb
18
11:30 am11:30

Luncheon: Farm to Table VII

Mahalo to our sponsor, Brue Bar, and to our partner organizations:  

This year’s Farm-to-Table program features the chef for Bloomingdale’s Forty Carrots and its new fine-dining restaurant, the president of the largest roaster of Kona Coffee in the islands, and the owner of a local farm that produces organically-grown portabella mushrooms. Topics include the future of locally-grown products prepared for consumption by residents and visitors, the use of locally-sourced products in Hawaii’s restaurants, and the impact of locally-grown products on Hawaii’s economy. The new food and dining editor for HONOLULU Magazine, Catherine Toth Fox, will be the panel moderator.

Chef Jon Matsubara is culinary director/Executive Chef for all food and beverage at Bloomingdale’s Ala Moana. He was Chef de Cuisine for Japengo at Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Azure at Royal Hawaiian, Canoe House Restaurant at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, as well as Stage in the Honolulu Design Center. He is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York City.

Dan Dinell is President of Hawaii Coffee Company, the largest roaster of Kona Coffee in the world and Hawaii’s leading supplier of coffee to hotels, restaurants, and retail stores.  Hawaii Coffee Company’s brands include LION Coffee, Royal Kona Coffee, Royal Hawaiian Coffee, and Hawaiian Islands Tea. 

Fung Yang owns Small Kine Farms in Waimanalo, which produces locally-grown portabella mushrooms, fertilized with organic waste obtained through his company Oahu Community Recycling.  Mr. Yang sells his mushrooms to gourmet restaurants, including Roy’s, Town Restaurant, Alan Wong’s, BLT Steak, and JJ Dolan’s.  They can also be found at Down to Earth, Whole Foods, and Hawaii’s Farmers Markets. 

Moderator Catherine Toth Fox is HONOLULU Magazine’s food and dining editor.  She has worked as a newspaper reporter in Hawaii for more than 10 years and freelanced -- in between teaching journalism, hitting the surf and eating everything in sight -- for national and local print and online publications since 1997.  She has been chronicling her adventures in her blog, The Cat Dish for nearly a decade.

 

Jan
28
11:30 am11:30

Luncheon: 2020 Vision with Jack Wong

2020 Vision: Kamehameha Schools' 5-year Strategic Plan

Livingston “Jack” Wong is Chief Executive Officer of Kamehameha Schools (KS) which was founded in 1887 by Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. The trust’s statewide educational system serves more than 48,000 Hawaiian learners annually through its three K-12 campuses, 30 preschools, and numerous community education and scholarship programs. Last year, KS spent more than $360 million on education.

In addition to overseeing the educational system, his kuleana includes strengthening the trust’s endowment currently valued at approximately $11 billion, and ensuring the wise stewardship of more than 363,000 acres of KS land in Hawaiʻi.

Prior to being named CEO in 2014, Jack served as an attorney for KS for 17 years, most recently as Vice President of Legal Services and General Counsel. 

Nov
19
11:30 am11:30

Luncheon: Entrepreneurship

  • Hawaii Prince
Eventbrite - Entrepreneurship: an HSBP Luncheon Meeting

Hawaii is 12th* in the nation for the most startup activity. What is a startup company, and what is the basic entrepreneurial process of taking an idea, and planning, funding, and launching a new business? What is the Entrepreneur EcoSystem in Hawaii? How does the growth in available Venture Accelerators in Hawaii benefit startups, and how does this promote economic growth and diversification?

Chenoa Farnsworth is the managing director of Blue Startups, Hawai‘i’s only first venture accelerator. She also manages he Hawaii Angels investment network, and is the founder of Hi Impact —an impact investment and social entrepreneurship organization launched
in 2010. In 2006, she co-founded Kolohala Ventures, a Hawai‘i-based venture capital firm that invested $50 million into Hawai‘i-based technology start-ups. 

Karl Fooks is President of Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), an agency of the state of Hawaii that partners with private sector investors to mobilize investment capital for the growth sectors of Hawaii’s economy. Formerly a managing director and head of Private Equity in Asia for J.P. Morgan & Co., Karl has extensive experience as an investment professional.

Dr. Alex Bergo is CTO/CIO & Co-founder of MeetingSift. He is a futurist with a research background in expert collaboration systems and Artificial Intelligence. He started MeetingSift to address the inherent problems in and around meetings. MeetingSift is an easy to use collaborative technology that helps meeting leaders plan and run more productive meetings, with higher participant engagement, better decision making and more consistent follow up.

Nov
10
10:00 am10:00

Boardroom: Cut Collective

 
 

Ever wonder about Andy South, one of the finalists on “Project Runway”?  One of the results of South’s success was to shine national and local focus on the Hawaii Fashion Industry.   And as a result, we have seen renewed energy and professionalism in the local design and couture industry. 

November’s Boardroom ventures into the field of couture and the fashion design industry.  With the help of Alison Izu Song and Summer Shiigi we will hear firsthand about the “Cut Collective”.  This is Hawaii’s fashion incubator which also functions as a factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources and skills to streamline their production process, transforming local manufacturing into the most innovative and affordable process, while providing a design-driven option for the local consumer.

Alison is the owner of Alison Izu Denim which focuses on clothing for petite women and is featured at Nordstrom and carried nationally at jeans.com

Summer has over 12 years of experience in retail and buying and is a contributing editor for HONOLULU magazine.  She has already launched her “Ten Tomorrow” line of ready-to-wear fashion.

Cut Collective also serves as consultants to up-and-coming Hawaii Designers.  HSBP members will have the opportunity to see not yet available fashion lines from designers you will hear about in months to come.

 

Cut Collective is funded by a venture capital grant from the Hawaii State Development Corporation and a grant from the US Department of Economic Development Administration.

 

Boardrooms are free and limited to HSBP dues-paying members only.  Registrations by nonmembers will be cancelled. Attendance at this Boardroom is limited to 20 HSBP members. 


As this is a members only event, invitations are sent directly to members.  To request an invitation please send an email info@hsbp.biz .


Nov
4
11:00 am11:00

Workshop: Six Sigma

  • IBM Building

Learn How to Improve Profitability In Your Business (for Members only)

Glenn Hamamura, Six Sigma expert

Glenn Hamamura,
Six Sigma expert

Business professionals who are committed to improving the profitability and performance of their company are invited to attend this 3-hour workshop that puts customer satisfaction at the core.

During this hands-on workshop you will work collaboratively in teams to:

  • Identify customer expectation and what keeps them coming back.

  • Learn the philosophy and method of creating a systematic approach to identifying and solving issues that stand in the way of customer satisfaction.

  • Create a system that will allow your business (big or small) to consistently deliver customer satisfaction and exceed customer expectation.

 

Six Sigma is a systems’ improvement process used by companies including the Pearl Harbor Shipyard, Amazon and 3M.  The process starts with defining customer expectation than creating a system to measure and improve how the customer receives the product or service. 

Usually $200 a session, this workshop, conducted by Six Sigma expert Glenn Hamamura, is offered at no charge as a benefit to the HSBP membership. There is a limited availability.

NOTE: Public parking is located across the street on the Mauka side of the building.

Oct
15
11:30 am11:30

Luncheon: Honolulu's Chinatown

  • Hawaii Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Ballroom

Honolulu’s Chinatown – Past, Present and Future
sponsored by American Savings Bank

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Honolulu’s Chinatown is an energetic and dynamic community.  Home to the Hawaii Theater and monthly First Friday festivities, Chinatown is a distinctive blend of art galleries, restaurants, and boutiques, and merchants selling an array of products including fresh produce, seafood, herbs, leis and flowers, and household goods.

Our panel will share their perspectives on Honolulu’s Chinatown – it's history, how it compares to Chinatowns in other communities, and future development, including development in connection with Honolulu Rail Transit and the priorities from the recent Chinatown Action Summit.

Guy Kaulukukui is the newly appointed Director of the Department of Enterprise Services for the City and County of Honolulu.  He leads the operation of the City’s revenue generating activities including Blaisdell Center, Waikiki Shell, Honolulu Zoo, municipal golf courses and all of the city concessions.  He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Hawaii, an MBA from Hawaii Pacific University and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

Andrew Y. K. Tang is a Senior Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Planner with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting.  Born in Hong Kong and raised in Honolulu, Andrew studied in Chicago, and has worked all over the world contributing to innovative and challenging projects in the field of Architecture & Urban Design. Andrew has resided in Chinatown for the past 3 years and is an active community member.

Jeff Au’s great-grandfather (CQ Yee Hop) started one of the first markets in Chinatown, and his family still owns the building on the same property.  Although he does not have direct involvement in the family business, Honolulu’s Chinatown has been an important part of his history.  He has visited Chinatowns in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.  In his “day job,” he is a co-founder and Managing Director of PACIFICAP, Hawaii's largest locally based venture capital investment firm.

Beth Whitehead is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for American Savings Bank.  She oversees a wide range of functions including Human Resources, Learning and Development, Community Advancement, Corporate Communications, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, Legal, Compliance, Corporate Security and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities.

Background image by David Livingston. 

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