Business in Hawaii - The Hawaii Chambers Advocacy Power

This week’s show featured Pono Chong, the Vice President of Advocacy and Development for the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.  Pono and Sherry is a powerful team with a loud and creditable voice at the legislature. Together (and with the help of many Chamber volunteer members) they help our elected state officials become more aware of the ramifications of the proposed bills they are hearing.  With thousands of bills being proposed every year this is a huge task which the Chamber is consistently monitoring and staying on top of.    Now that the current legislative session is closed, Pono provides us insight on how things went this year

Retail in Hawaii

The retail industry has changed a lot in the last 20 years.  And Mark Storfer has been right in the middle of it having been the COO for Liberty House during the dark days and now the COO of Hilo Hattie.  He is also the immediate past chair of Retail Merchants Hawaii. He has a lot to say about how much the retail business has changed!