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May 02 2019

SBA Hawaii District Office - News and Upcoming Events


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Angie Leone

Congratulations to Maui’s own Angie Leone-SBA Small Business Person of the Year for the County of Maui!

Since 2011, Coconut Condos is a flourishing, locally based Property Management Services Company. It is homegrown from managing a single vacation rental from her home to a robust 10 plus person operation managing 60 units from its own polished facility on Maui. Coconut Condos is an industry leader differentiated in the work they demonstrate and the quality of employees they maintain. Despite the rigorous work required in their jobs, Coconut Condos employees are acutely engaged as a result of its commitment to their quality of life, enhanced by opportunities to give back through Coconut Condo’s local service partners. 

Join us in celebrating the county of Maui Small Business Awards Winners May 2nd, 2019!

For more information, please visit Maui SBA Awards.

For a list of all SBA State of Hawaii and county winners for 2019, please see All SBA Hawaii Winners for 2019.


Small Biz Event Announcement

Join Us to Celebrate Our Kama’aina Small Business Winners at the 32nd Annual Statewide SBA Awards!

Our 2019 SBA Winners will be gathering at the Hawai’i Prince Waikiki on Friday, May 3rd to showcase their businesses and talk story on their journeys to creating a profitable and successful business. Find out what drives them and be inspired!

Go to https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/small-business-awards-2019/ to get to know some of this year’s winners. 


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Sandra Cancinos

Introducing Sandra Cancinos

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Sandra Cancinos to the position of Public Affairs Specialist in our Hawai’i District Office. A transplant from New York City, Sandra earned her master’s degree in Public Relations from New York University in 2016. Sandra comes to us from Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s district office, where for two years, she distinguished herself by providing constituent services and performing congressional oversight duties of the various defense, homeland security and federal investigative agencies found operating throughout the state of Hawai’i. Before joining the U.S. House of Representatives, Sandra was enlisted in the U.S. Army, deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq as a crew chief for Blackhawks in her last tour. She'll be reporting to Hawai’i’s District Director, Jane Sawyer. If you happen to be in the office, stop by at her cubicle and say hi. We know that Sandra would like to meet you. She would love to learn more about your business and provide you with the best service possible.


SBA Small Business Events

Go to www.sba.gov/hi and click on Small Business Events to register or find out more information:

Your Complete Guide to Advertise Like a Pro – May 3, 2019, Friday, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Kauai Chamber of Commerce, 4268 Rice Street, Lihue, HI  96766.  To register, go to Spectrum Reach Lunch & Learn.

Hawaii Statewide Small Business Awards and Expo – May 3, 2019, Friday, 3:00pm-6:30pm, Prince Waikiki, 100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu, HI.  To reserve your seats, go to Awards Event Registration. 

Hawaii Small Business Fair – May 4, 2019, Saturday, 7:30 am-1:00pm, Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike Road, Pearl City, HI  96782.  To register, go to Small Business Fair Registration.

3rd Annual Hawaii Small Business Conference – May 8-9, 2019, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI  96732.  For more info and to register, go to Conference Registration.

Using Trade Shows for International Market Expansion – May 9, 2019, Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm, Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone No. 9, Homer Maxey International Trade Center, ITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2, Honolulu, HI  96813.  To attend in person:  Register on Eventbrite.  To attend via Livestream:  Register on Zoom.  Registration Deadline:  May 7, 2019.

Boots to Business Reboot – May 10, 2019, Friday, 9:00am, West Oahu Vet Center, 885 Kamokila Blvd., Unit 105, Kapolei, HI  96707.  Register online at https://sbavets.force.com/s/reboot-course-information.  For more information or questions, please e-mail vboc@hawaii.edu.

SBA Resource Day – May 15, 2019, Wednesday, 9:00am-3:00pm, First Hawaiian Bank, 1111 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI  96814.  Appointments are required. Please call (808) 541-2990 x209 to schedule a 30-minute confidential consultation session.

Boots to Business – May 15 & 16, 2019, Wednesday & Thursday, Schofield Barracks, HI.  Open to transitioning military.  Registration required: https://sbavets.force.com/s/  

2019 NHOA Business Summit Conference – May 21-23, 2019, Tuesday thru Thursday, Prince Waikiki, 100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu, HI.  To register, go to Conference Registration.

SBA Resource Day – May 22, 2019, Wednesday, 9:00am-3:00pm, Central Pacific Bank, 3465 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100, Honolulu, HI  96816.  Appointments are required. Please call (808) 541-2990 x209 to schedule a 30-minute confidential consultation session.

Boots to Business – May 22 & 23, 2019, Wednesday & Thursday, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.  Open to transitioning military.  Registration required: https://sbavets.force.com/s/  

SBA Resource Day – May 29, 2019, Wednesday, 9:00am-3:00pm, Central Pacific Bank, 1030 Makolu Street, Pearl City, HI  96782.  Appointments are required. Please call (808) 541-2990 x211 to schedule a 30-minute confidential consultation session.

SBA Resource Day – May 29, 2019, Wednesday, 9:00am-3:00pm, First Hawaiian Bank, 20  W. Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI  96732.  Appointments are required. Please call (808) 541-2990 x209 to schedule a 30-minute confidential consultation session.

21st Annual Governor’s Luncheon – May 30, 2019, Thursday, 11:30am-1:30pm, Koloa Landing Resort, Koloa Ballroom, 2641 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI 96756. To register, go to Governor's Luncheon.

This bulletin includes information, events, and activities that may be of interest to the Small Business community but should not be considered an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. For SBA sponsored events, reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.


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