Arnoldus speaks to Chamber Thursday

“Embracing Change” is the topic of Clint Arnoldus’s talk before members and guests at the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce quarterly general membership meeting Thursday at the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Po’ipu.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

Central Pacific Bank sponsors the meeting.

Arnoldus, Central Pacific Bank’s chief executive officer, will speak on how embracing change paid off for him and others at his bank.

Arnoldus was appointed vice chairman and chief executive officer of Central Pacific Financial Corp., a bank-holding company, following the recent acquisition of CB Bancshares, Inc. (City Bank) in 2004, Chamber officials said in a press release.

With 11 years of experience at the CEO level and more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, Arnoldus has served in a number of capacities in international and domestic assignments.

He most recently served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Community Bank, a $1.3-billion commercial bank based in Pasadena, Calif.

Arnoldus is very active in business and community leadership in Hawai’i. He currently serves on the board of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hawaii Business Round-table, Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation, Hawaii Employers Council and the University of Hawai’i Foundation.

He also donates his time to serve on a variety of nonprofit boards, including the Aloha United Way, American Lung Association of Hawaii, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu Symphony, Japan-American Society of Hawaii, March of Dimes, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Arnoldus grew up in Wyoming, Montana and California. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and master’s degree from the America Graduate School of International Management — Thunderbird in Glendale, Ariz.

Central Pacific Bank is Hawai’i’s fourth-largest financial institution, with assets totaling $5 billion and 37 branches statewide.

“Be one of the first 100 to register (for the dinner meeting) and you’ll have a chance to win a free DVD player, courtesy of Central Pacific Bank,” said Carol Texeira, Chamber executive administrator.

To register, call 245-7363, or e-mail at info@kauaichamber.org. For online reservations, visit http://www.kauaicham-ber.org/reservations?view-res&117.

Registration and no-host cocktails begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. The cost for Chamber members is $46, and $66 for guests. Tables of 10 may be reserved for $460.

The Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization whose members and staff have been serving leaders of the Kaua’i business community since 1913.

The Chamber mission is to promote, develop and improve commerce, quality growth and economic stability in the County of Kaua’i.

The Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce’s members include more than 650 business and professional men and women representing 450 Kaua’i firms who give of their time and talents to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, civic and social well being of the County of Kaua’i and state of Hawai’i, Texeira said.

For more information, visit www.kauaichamber.org.

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