Kawakami talks tourism, tax, traffic at Chamber luncheon

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    The Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce scholarship recipients and their sponsors are presented Tuesday during the chamber’s Seventh annual Mayor’s Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort in Lihu‘e. Fromleft are Mark Perriello of the chamber; recipient Kolten Gusman; Michelle Emura, chamber board president; recipient Hailey Sila; County Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro; recipient Taylor Mielke-Suizu; state Rep. James Tokioka; recipient Kaye Serapio; Carrice Caspillo Gardner of the governor’s office; recipient Ryleigh Hernando; Mayor Derek Kawakami, recipient Nevaeh Arruda-Kapu and Melissa Contrades of Y. Hata.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Melissa Contrades of Y. Hata, left, presents the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce scholarship recipients, from left Taylor Mielke-Suizu, Hailey Silva, Kaye Serapio, Ryleigh Hernando, Nevaeh Arruda-Kapu and Kolten Gusman, at the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce Seventh annual Mayor’s Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce scholarship recipients, from left Kolten Gusman, Ryleigh Hernando, Taylor Mielke-Suizu, Hailey Silv and Nevaeh Arruda-Kapu, wait to be called forward Tuesday during the chamber’s Seventh annual Mayor’s Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Laurie Yoshida and Michelle Emura of the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce talk story with Mayor Derek Kawakami while Mark Perriello of the chamber moderates Tuesday during the chamber’s Seventh annual Mayor’s Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort in Lihu‘e.

LIHU‘E — Mayor Derek Kawakami tackled the island’s ongoing tourism boom and a slew of other topics Tuesday during the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce’s Seventh annual Mayor’s Luncheon.

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