Aloha Fellow Republicans and Conservatives:
This Friday, September 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 pm, a very special event will be held at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu: The Small Business Hawaii Entrepreneurial Education Foundation Business All Star Event.
The revitalized Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, which kicks off its season on Saturday, October 19, will premiere a 4-piece ensemble at the awards dinner.
The 20-minute concert is sponsored by former First Lady Vicky Cayetano, head of United Laundry Service, who is the winner of the "SBH Jean Fukuda Civic Leadership Award," for her role as successful businesswoman, civic leader and cultural advocate. Cayetano has headed up the effort to reestablish a symphony on Oahu through her role on the board of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.
Other SBH Business All Stars Awardees to be honored at the September 20 dinner are:
"The SBH Lex Brodie Business Person of the Year" (2013) is John Carpenter of Island Slipper Company. John will be honored for his many years of business success, management style and keeping alive an iconic family business that he successfully expanded.
"SBH George Mason Outstanding Business Reporting" awardee is Steve Petranik, editor of Hawaii Business Magazine. Petranik has written about, mentored and sponsored many small business individuals and events in Hawaii.
"SBH Business Boosters" are Ryan Ozawa and Burt Lum of Byte Marks Café. Both Ryan and Burt are techie experts who give their time and knowledge to the community and regularly speak up for business and entrepreneurs in public, on radio and on television.
"SBH Young Entrepreneur of the Year," 12-year old (that's right, 12!) Skylar Soares, who, despite serious medical challenges, chose through Make A Wish Foundation, and the help of students at Hawaii Pacific University and Maryknoll School, to start her own successful sun-protection Hawaii hat business, "HI Sky."
"SBH 2013 Business All-Stars" Singled out for outstanding business contributions during the year are: Signe Godfrey, Olsten Personnel Services; Clark Hatch, Clark Hatch Fitness Center and Mark Storfer, Hilo Hattie.
The "SBH Educator of the Year" is John Sosa, Principal of Kaiser High School.
John Henry Felix of HMAA will receive the "SBH Lifetime Business Achievement Award."
The awards program, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. THIS FRIDAY, September 20, includes a buffet dinner, awards program and entertainment.
We're calling on all conservatives to show our appreciation for Sam Slom's steadfastness in fighting our fights in the State Senate year after year. In addition, we appreciate the decades of accomplishments by Small Business Hawaii in making our island home a safer place for entrepreneurs.
Reservations are available from SBH. Call 396-1724 or email SBH@lava.net for reservations by end of day today. You can also call Malia at 306-3161 or Janayhe at 396-1724. Credit cards, cash and checks accepted. We look forward to seeing you Friday!
President - Hawaii Republican Assembly