NHOA Business Summit Conference
The Native Hawaiian Organization Association (NHOA) first annual Business Summit Conference will be held at the Fort Shafter Officers Club, Hale Ikena, on August 7 and 8, 2014. The purpose of this event its to provide awareness about Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned 8(a) businesses, and assist business growth of NHOs by providing them with networking tools, contacts, and issues that affect their growth. Additionally, attendees will be provided with information about how to do business with specific federal agencies, prime contractors, and with Native (8a.) small businesses. This is an opportunity for the small business community of Hawaii to gain valuable business tools and develop teaming, partnerships, and lasting relationships. POC is Al Pauole - (808) 949-0473, (808) 781-1085 (C), ahpauole@aol.com and the NHOA mailing address is P.O. Box 30922 Honolulu, HI 96819

Lieutenant General Frank Wiercinski, USA (Ret.), former commander of United States Army Pacific, has been invited to be the keynote speaker during lunch on Thursday, August 7, and Mr. Andre Gudger, DoD Director of Small Business Programs has been invited to be the keynote speaker during lunch on Friday, August 8. Additionally, we have invited, Senator Maize Hirono, Senator Brian Schatz, Congresswoman Hanabusa, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and Governor Neil Abercrombie.

The theme is of this event is Kina'ole, "Doing What is Right.

Registration costs are $299 for non-NHOA members and $199 for members. A $50 discount is available if you register before July 15. Registration and payments to the NHOA may be made with Al Pauole or Mike Rawlins (808) 522-7278, mrawlins@thehanagroup.com, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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