Small Business News and Events for Sunday, September 14, 2008

KIUC quarterly update

• Tomorrow, 6 p.m., Kaua‘i Veteran’s Center on Kapule Highway.

• Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative will hold a quarterly meeting for the public. President and CEO Randy Hee will give an update on KIUC’s strategic plan, project status reports and how the company sees itself progressing in renewables and new capacity generation. Management and board members will also be present.

• For more info, call 246-4303 or visit

Chamber 3Q meeting and 34th annual Kaua‘i County Business Outlook Forum

• Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. registration, at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

• Featuring keynote speakers Dr. Leroy O. Laney, professor of economics and finance at Hawai‘i Pacific University and consultant for First Hawaiian Bank, to speak on “Kaua‘i Economy in 2009,” and Dr. Jack Suyderhoud, professor of business economics at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, to speak on “U.S. & Global Economy Forecast.”

• The chamber will also present its first “Mea Ho’omana’o Award.” Event sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank.

• For more info, call 245-7363 or visit

‘Leadership Leverage’ workshop

• Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lihu‘e.

• The Growth Coach will host a free workshop on Leadership Leverage for business owners and managers on business processes and leadership skills.

• Reservations are required. Contact Frieda Freitas at 482-1220 or

ASB Business After Hours

• Oct. 9, 5-7 p.m., American Savings Bank Lihu‘e branch, Rice Street.

• Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce networking opportunity with pupu and cocktails.

• $12 members, $17 nonmembers by Tuesday.

• For more info, call 245-7363 or visit

Start-up business help

• Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., JJ’s Broiler, 3416 Rice St.

• Representatives will speak about programs for start-up businesses and overseas distribution. One-on-one appointments available. Speakers include Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce, High Tech Development Corp., the U.S. Small Business Administration, Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone 9, Hawaii Customs Brokers Association and the U.S. Export Assistance Center.

• To register or for more info, e-mail James Nakano at or 274.3141, ext. 62509

Kauai Music and Sound takes over Bounty Music

• Kauai Music and Sound took over former Bounty Music store in August. The business will provide the same merchandise under new ownership. A grand opening sale will take place Thursday through Sunday at 4-991 Kuhio Highway, Kapa‘a. Call 823-8000 for more info.

Bamboo Works opens second location

• Business to open Wednesday featuring everything bamboo — from accessories, gifts and more. Located at the former Wasabi sushi restaurant location on Kuhio Highway in Kapa‘a. For more info, e-mail or call 821-8688.


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