SBA Hawai‘i Releases Small Business Awards Schedule
Hawai‘i’s Annual Small Business Administration’s awards presentations will be held on Maui on April 29, and across the rest of the state from April 21 to May 6, 2016, to honor 33 individuals and small businesses that positively impact the islands through their hard work and dedication.
Since 1963, every US president has dedicated a week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our nation’s small businesses. Hawai‘i will join that celebration to acknowledge its small business community with events across the state that lead up to National Small Business Week, May 1 to 7, 2016.
The Annual SBA Small Business Awards profile the rich diversity of our country’s entrepreneurial spirit and are among the most prestigious and competitive business awards in the state and nation.
2016 SBA Small Business Awards Schedule
Thursday, April 21, 5 to 7 p.m.
Business After Hours hosted by the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce
Kaua‘i Shores Hotel, Lava Lava Beach Club
420 Papaloa Road, Kapa‘a
Eight small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates will be honored, including two statewide winners. For information and reservations, go online.
Wednesday, April 27: Program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Expo 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2016 SBA Awards Luncheon, Expo and Membership Meeting
Hosted by the Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Commerce
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Mokuola Ballroom
71 Banyan Drive, Hilo
Eight small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates will be honored, including four statewide winners. Featured keynote speaker Lt. Col. Jacob Peterson, commander of the Pohakuloa Training Area. For information and reservations, go online.
Friday, April 29: Registration 11 a.m., Lunch/Program noon to 2 p.m.
2016 Economic Update and Maui SBA Awards
Hosted by the Maui Chamber of Commerce
King Kamehameha Golf Club, Waikapū Ballroom
2500 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy, Wailuku
Seven small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates will be honored, including two statewide winners. The luncheon also includes the 2016 Economic Update for Maui with Carl Bonham of UHERO. For more information and reservations, go online.
29th Annual Hawaii Statewide SBA Small Business Awards
Friday, May 6: 11 a.m. Small Business Expo, noon. to 2 p.m. Luncheon/Awards
Hosted by Hawai‘i Business Magazine
Dole Cannery: Iwilei, Pomaikai Ballrooms
735 Iwilei Road, Honolulu
Thirty-three small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates will be honored at this statewide event, held during National Small Business Week. For more information and reservations, go online.