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OHA grant supports Business Fest 2013

By Staff | Aug 22, 2013

WAILEA – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has awarded an educational grant to support the seventh annual Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Hui Holomua Business Fest on Dec. 6.

This full-day public business conference at the Grand Wailea Resort will offer workshops and networking with Hawaii’s top industrial, scientific, commercial and political leaders, all with a focus on understanding, preserving and promoting Hawaiian culture and values in business, community affairs and mentoring.

Chamber President Kai Pelayo said his organization was very honored to receive this grant.

“About 30 percent of OHA funds support education, 14 percent culture, and 38 percent economic self-sufficiency,” said Pelayo. “Our Hui Holomua Business Fest is a natural fit, because it educates, increases the practice of Hawaiian traditional cultural values in business, and mentors young Hawaiians to enter business. We are grateful to have OHA recognize our work with this substantial funding.”

Online registration for the Hui Holomua Business Fest is available at nativehawaiianchamber.com. For information, contact Pelayo at 874-2426 or Kai.Pelayo@grandwailea.com.