Business Briefs for Sunday, October 13, 2013

• Hearing set on commercial boating • Legislators to visit LBA • ‘Winter Fun’ apps available • Bank reports fraud attempts • ‘Business Before Hours’ on Thursday

Hearing set on commercial boating

LIHUE — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation will hold public hearings statewide to seek public comment on a set of rule amendments designed to bring parity to all Catamaran Registration Certificate holders and update and streamline commercial “use permit” fees, conditions and requirements for commercial operations in all state waters.

“There has been a significant increase in the volume and types of recreational and commercial activities taking place in state waters since these boating rules were written and last revised nearly 20 years ago,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson.

“It’s time to update our rules so they are fair and equally applied to commercial operators operating everywhere in state waters. Since the use of our waters is changing, these rules allow us greater flexibility to adapt to those changes,” Aila said.

On Kauai, a meeting is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School cafeteria, 4431 Nuhou St., Lihue

Legislators to visit LBA

The Lihue Business Association’s Oct. 24 meeting will  feature a visit from Kauai legislators.

Those scheduled to stop by the free program include: Sen. Ronald D. Kouchi, Reps. Derek S. K. Kawakami, James Kunane Tokioka and Dee Morikawa.

Legislators will be on hand for the 7:30 to 9 a.m. meeting at Duke’s Canoe Club.

“Hawaii’s legislators are reliably open and accessible to their constituents in ways that would surprise residents of many other states,” according to a press release. “Our own Kauai delegation is especially so, and they’re once again  making themselves available to the LBA.”

Legislators are “looking forward to hearing our opinions, concerns and questions in addition to sharing news with us about their current plans and activities.”

‘Winter Fun’ apps available

LIHUE – County officials announced that job applications are now available for recreation aides, site managers, and a program coordinator in the Winter Fun Program.

High school or college students ages 16 years or older as well as adults can apply for these positions.

Applications must be filled out and submitted online on the county’s website, www.kauai.gov

The deadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 5.

Those selected for employment will be required to pass a drug screening test and successfully complete a fingerprinting and/or background check.

Employment in the Winter Fun Program will run for approximately two weeks, from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3.

Information: 241-4460

Bank reports fraud attempts

Central Pacific Bank is reporting fraudulent phishing attempts to obtain debit card information from bank customers via text and automated voice messages.  

The phishing attempt is not specific to CPB, however, the bank is advising all customers not to open any suspicious messages.  

If any CPB customers receive a suspicious message,  do not respond and immediately delete the message.

For customer safety, CPB will never request confidential information via unsolicited phone, email or text messages.  

‘Business Before Hours’ on Thursday

In honor of Boss’ Day on Oct. 16, the Kauai Chamber of Commerce will host “Breakfast with your Boss” 8-10 a.m. Thursday at Regency at Puakea.

It is being billed as the chamber’s “only Business before Hours.”

There will be time to talk story with associates and business owners throughout the community. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door Info: 245-7363 or www.kauaichamber.org

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