Small Business News and Events for Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chamber candidate forum

• Chamber employment law seminar

• Small business success workshop

• Certified payroll workshop

• SBA offers loan consultations

• Outlook and opportunities seminar

• Green building workshop for h

Chamber candidate forum

• Tuesday, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., JJ’s Broiler

• William “Bill” Dahle will be the moderator and KONG Radio AM 570 will broadcast the event live during the morning drive show.

• Free for Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce members, $17 non-members and walk-ins. Pre-registration requested of members.

• Free continental breakfast provided by JJ’s.

• For more info, call 245-7363 or visit

Chamber employment law seminar

• Thursday, registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., seminar from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Kaua‘i Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom.

• Seminar will discuss the latest developments in labor and employment law, managing in a changing economy, employee leave laws and liability, roundtable discussions with an attorney, harassment and discrimination liability, wage and hour laws and employee handbooks. The event will also feature the new chamber desk manual “Labor and Employment Law for Hawai‘i Employers.”

• $295 for chamber members, $335 nonmembers.

• For more info, call 245-7363 or visit

Small business success workshop

• Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Princeville Community Center, 4334 Emmalani Drive.

• The free, two-hour session will help existing small businesses make a business plan, tips for marketing, potential growth opportunities, financial resources and an economic outlook for the state.

• Sponsored by the Kaua‘i North Shore Business Council and Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center Network’s Kaua‘i Center and presented by Diana Shaw, SBDC’s Kaua‘i director.

• Registration and light refreshments begin at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended by Oct. 14 by calling 826-3396.

• Visit for info.

Certified payroll workshop

• Oct. 21 at Kaua‘i Community College Tech Center.

• The Contractors Association of Kaua‘i and the state Department of Labor are sponsoring a certified payroll workshop for general contractors and specialty or sub-contractors who do public works projects for state and county governments in Hawai‘i. Workshop will address wage standards division procedures, wage and hours laws for employees on public works projects, penalty and appeal provisions of the law, and the dos and don’ts of certified payroll.

• Advance registration is required. Call 246-2662.

SBA offers loan consultations

• Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bank of Hawaii, 4455 Rice St.

• Free consultations on the resources available from the SBA, including loans for working capital, long-term financing to purchase or renovate business real estate or major equipment, government contracting certifications and assistance. SBA Business Development Specialist Kim Hite will be available for 30-minute appointments.

• Call 541-2990, ext. 212, to make an appointment, or visit to register.

Outlook and opportunities seminar

• Oct. 23, 6 p.m., at Gaylord’s restaurant in Puhi.

• Edward Jones Financial Advisor Rob Lansdell of Kalaheo will offer an investment strategies seminar, including a current economic outlook, the impact of political and social events on the financial markets and the importance of maintaining a long-term investment strategy.

• Free, but seating is limited. Call 332-7469 to make a reservation.

Green building workshop for homes

• Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at the Kapa‘a Dragon Building, 4504 Kukui St., suite 7.

• Allen Associates will host a free workshop with renowned green builder Dennis Allen on how to make your home project healthier, more energy-efficient and have lower maintenance.

• Call 884-8777, ext. 118, for reservations.


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