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Hamura Saimin served at Hawai‘i State Capitol

Kaua‘i’s famed Hamura Saimin was served at the Hawai‘i State Capitol last week in the office of Senate Majority Leader Gary L. Hooser, 7th District Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau.

Kekaha native Mark Mararagan, Hooser’s office manager, masterminded the event. He arranged for his wife Rachelle to pick up Hamura’s famous homemade noodles from the Lihu‘e eatery and fly them to Honolulu for the special serving.

More than 165 eager participants lined up at lunchtime for a bowl of the iconic soup. The event, a fundraiser for Hawai‘i Foodbank’s 18th annual food drive, raised $500.

Second annual small business expo

The Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Small Business Exposition and Kaua‘i Made luncheon is Tuesday. A Pau Hana Reception presented by the County of Kaua‘i n Kaua‘i Made program will precede the event at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort.

The exposition is free and open to the Public from 11 a.m. to

6 p.m.

Workshop Sessions to include:

• Let’s Talk Trash n Real Life Business Strategies to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

• Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Resources to Help Green Your Business

• Resources for Small Businesses

Scholarships for workshops are being offered by Kaua‘i Planning and Action Alliance. 

For more information, contact KPAA at 632-2005.

The luncheon will feature guest speaker Dr. Paul Brewbaker, senior vice president and chief economist of the Bank of Hawaii.

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