About The Chamber
E Komo Mai - "Welcome"
Principal Function: The Chamber serves as ‘The Voice of Business’ at the Hawaii State Legislature and the county councils, and also as a liaison between the civilian and military communities in Hawaii. The Chamber’s principle functions include advocating on behalf of business interests and the business community; offering training and seminars key to helping businesses grow; providing networking and marketing opportunities; a connection to Hawaii’s military and the latest on issues and trends affecting Hawaii’s business community.
Government: The Chamber’s mission is to improve the state’s economy and business climate so that businesses in Hawaii can thrive and expand. The Chamber has played a key role in the state's growth and development through advocacy, research and reform strategies. As a member-driven, member-supported organization, the Chamber brings together diverse interests to foster positive action on issues of common concern to the business community. The Chamber committees and councils focus on the issues of excessive government regulation, taxation, education, tourism, mandated health care, workers’ compensation, and tort reform.
Small Business: The Chamber is the largest, small business advocacy arm. The Chamber's Business Advocate and Small Business Committee are devoted to the special needs and challenges of small businesses in the state and have a number of small business initiatives to work on creating opportunities for the small business community.