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Joannie Rossiter, Guest Speaker July 20th
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Joannie Rossiter Will "Create Magic" At the July 20th Luncheon Meeting Of The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

Creating magic, training and sustaining the culture of Paul Mitchell is a way of life for Ulupono's home grown Hawaiian co-owner, Joannie Rossiter. She will describe how to "Create Magic" at the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce's luncheon meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2006. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m.; lunch will be served at noon.

A national educator with John Paul Mitchell Systems, Joannie has prepared and trained for her position for over 3 years. Ulupono Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, is one of 69 schools across the country to have been selected for this prestigious program since 2002. Ownership is very competitive, requiring rigorous training and education.

Rossiter has over 12 years experience as a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon Owner/Hairdresser, running JPS Dressers, a Hair and Nail Salon. "Ulupono Academy was a natural progression for me because I wanted to teach the fun and rewards of salon ownership to a new generation of dressers," stated Rossiter. "Our students are not only motivated but they are extremely talented."

Her presentation will explain how to create magic and cultivate a culture that people want to belong to through building successful relationships. She will show how successful companies and businesses are made up of successful relationships between the people who work there.

"We are very pleased to welcome Joannie Rossiter, an out-of-the-box thinker, to be our guest speaker in July," said Warren Asing, NHCC president. "She is a living example of how you can create your own magic and succeed."


Time:
11:30am - Registration
12:00pm - Lunch and Speaker
1:00pm - Pau

Cost:
Members are encouraged to bring a guest and non-members are also invited to attend. The cost is $15 for NHCC members and $20 for non-members.

Please make checks payable to:
Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 597
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96809

RSVP by calling Kimo Guequierre at 540.4637 or Kaleo Paik at 342-9236.

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2006-2007 Board of Directors
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The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Elects 2006-2007 Board of Directors

The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce announced today their newly elected directors for 2006-2007. Among the total of fifteen directors, seven were carryover directors, six returning directors and two new directors. They are:

  • Warren Asing, current president and Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Fun Factory Inc.
  • Rhonda Funn, Public Information Specialist, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
  • Jim "Kimo" Guequierre, Associate/Senior Designer, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
  • Claire Hughes, health educator and writer
  • Ron Jarrett, Chairman of the Board, Na `Oiwi Kane, and JTSI Inc.
  • Stephen Kaa`a, Vice President, First Hawaiian Bank
  • Kenenth J. A. Kaleiwahea, Managing Member iRay, LLC dba OhanaNet
  • H.K. Bruss Keppeler, Legal Counsel, JTSI
  • Dana Hauanio-Lore, Manager, Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund
  • W. Kamana`olana Mills, Office of the Director, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
  • Linda Kaleo Paik, Comptroller, Anonui Builders, Inc.
  • Kaulana Park, Executive Assistant, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
  • Puamana Kim Park, Vice President, Retail Banking, American Savings Bank
  • Dirk Soma, Owner, DNS Consultants
  • Pauline Worsham, President, Pauline Worsham Marketing
Dr. Ginny Pressler, Guest Speaker on June 15th
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Please join us at our next Luncheon Meeting on June 15 featuring our guest speaker Dr. Ginny Pressler, a Senior Vice President at Hawaii Pacific Health. Dr. Pressler will present an alternative framework for thinking and talking about healthcare that focuses on continued quality for all and how we can all come together to attack the problem in a comprehensive way.

Time:
11:30am - Registration
12:00pm - Lunch and Speaker
1:00pm - Pau

Cost:
$15.00 for NHCC Members
$20.00 for NHCC Guests

Please make checks payable to:
Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 597
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96809

RSVP by calling Kaleo Paik at 342-9236, or Kimo Guequierre at 540.4637.

2006 'O'o Award Recipients
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Vice Admiral (Ret.) Robert K.U. Kihune and the late Paige Barber have been selected as this year's honorees for the 2006 '?'? Awards, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce announced recently. The awards ceremony and banquet will be held on Friday, May 5, 2006 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Solomon Enos, Featured Speaker on January 19th
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Visionary Artist and Prolific Illustrator, Solomon Enos, Is the Featured Speaker
At the January 19th Luncheon Meeting of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

Dubbed as the next Herb Kane, Solomon Enos, artist, illustrator and cultural activist, will be the featured speaker at the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce's luncheon meeting on Thursday, January 19, at the Pacific Club's Cleghorn Room. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Cost for members is $15, and $20, for guests.

Reared in Makaha, Solomon Robert Nui Enos is one of four sons of artist and community leader, Eric Enos, the co-founder and executive director of Ka'ala Farms, a non-profit that promotes sustainable practices based on the Hawaiian ahupua'a system. Ka'ala Farms, which also houses a Cultural Learning Center, was Solomon's playground. He is a graduate of Wai'anae High School.

According to his parents, Solomon has always been creative and a free spirit. As a two-year old he was a Lego wiz, and at age 3, his favorite art tools were a hammer and nails. Today, at age 29, Enos wants to revolutionize the way people think about art, especially Hawaiian art. His fresh and free-wheeling paintings and illustrations have already made an impact on the art world here in Hawaii.

Always exuberant and energetic, Enos is an enthusiastic and tireless creator. His distinctively Hawaiian and futuristic art pieces can be found at such venues as Border's Books and Music in Ward Centre, Native Books Hawai'i, Wai'anae's Aloha 'Aina Cafe, Makaha Marketplace and at Hale Noa, the Hawaiian 'Awa Bar in Kapahulu. You can also visit his online gallery at www.SolomonEnosGallery.com.

In October, the Bishop Museum Press released "Na Ahua Hawai'i," a children's picture book about Hawaian gods that Enos illustrated. Additionally, he has just completed his most ambitious assignment yet, illustrating the epic of Hi'iakaikapoliopele, sister of the volcano goddess Pele, in collaboration with Hawaiian-language professor and award-winning songwriter Puakea Nogelmeier.

"Solomon Enos is one of our young Hawaiian innovators whose fascinating perspective on the creative and cultural process should not be missed," stated NHCC President Warren Asing. "We encourage all of our members and the general public to join us for this exciting program," said Asing.

For more information about the event, please call Kimo Guequierre, NHCC program committee chair, at 808.540.4637 or via email. Checks can be made payable to NHCC and mailed to P.O. Box 597, Honolulu, Hawaii 96809. Reservations are encouraged by Monday, January 16th .

Founded in 1974, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce strives to encourage and promote the interests of Native Hawaiians engaged in business and the professions. NHCC members participate in a variety of areas, including economic, social and public affairs.

NHCC's mission is to strengthen Native Hawaiian businesses and professions by building on the foundations of relationships, resources and Hawaiian values: Aloha, Malama, Ho'okipa, Laulima, 'Imi'ike, Lokomaika'i, Pono, Ho'omau, Ha'aha'a and Lokahi.

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