BizzBuzz for Sunday — June 15, 2003

• Lingle meets with Chinese leaders • Marketing seminar is three-part series • Deadline for credit is Monday, June 16 • Free seminar is on business financing • Hukilau Lanai hosts Chamber event • Free landscaping course set for July


Lingle meets with Chinese leaders

It may seem like bad timing to meet with leaders in China’s visitor industry with SARS (Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome) still raging in that country. But Gov. Linda Lingle did just that recently, with the goal of discussing the possibility of expanding tourism between China and Hawaii and creating development opportunities for representatives of Hawaii business for resort developments and other new businesses in China.


Marketing seminar is three-part series

Sharpen Your Marketing Skills is the title of a three-part marketing series, presented by Debra Jason, owner of The Write Direction. The first session is this Thursday, June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Aloha Beach Resort in Wailua. The second is Thursday, July 24, and the final session is Thursday, Aug. 24, both at the same time and place as the first session. Marketing using the World Wide Web is a focus of all three sessions, which all include continental breakfast. The cost is $35 per session for Kauai Chamber of Commerce members, $40 for guests, or $99 for Chamber members for all three sessions, $105 for guests. Please call 245-7363 or fax 245-8815 for more information, or register online at http://www.kauaichamber.org.


Deadline for credit is Monday, June 16

Tomorrow, Monday, June 16 is the deadline for filing documents for representatives of businesses who think they may qualify for high-technology business investment tax credits under Act 221. The act allows representatives of high-technology companies to receive tax credits if they received certain qualifying cash investments last year.

The Monday deadline is for filing Form N-317, Statement by a Qualified High Technology Business, which is one way state Department of Taxation representatives will determine if companies qualify for the credits. For more information, please call toll-free 274-3141, then 7-1577# after the recorded message, e-mail mailto:Technical_Section@tax.state.hi.us, visit the state tax office on the first floor of the State Building in Lihue, or see the Web site, http://www.state.hi.us./tax.


Free seminar is on business financing

Small Business Financing Alternatives Made Easy is a free seminar on ways to find cash to start or grow a business, set for Tuesday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at Kauai Community College. It is sponsored by the Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network Kauai Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Lack of capital continues to be one of the major reasons small businesses fail. Representatives of various nontraditional lending sources will be present at the seminar. Registration is required, and the registration deadline is Monday, June 23. Please call Clara Oligo, 246-1748, to register, and for more information.


Hukilau Lanai hosts Chamber event

The Hukilau Lanai, a restaurant at the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy in Waipouli, hosts a Kauai Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours gathering, this Tuesday, June 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $7 for Chamber members, $15 for guests. Please call 245-7363 or fax 245-8815 for more information, or register online at http://www.kauaichamber.org/reservations?view-res&51.


Free landscaping course set for July

A free, three-month, entry-level landscape maintenance program will be held at the Kauai Agricultural Research Center in Wailua, beginning in July. Please call Jane, 274-3471, for more information.

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