Family Business Center of Hawaii

Equipping, educating and celebrating families in business

Shidler College of Business

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The Family Business Center of Hawai’i is a partnership between Hawaii’s family business community and the University of Hawai’i Shidler College of Business.

Established in 1995, the mission of the Family Business Center is “equipping, educating, and celebrating families in business.” The Center provides opportunities for families to address many of the challenges they face by providing educational seminars and a forum for the exchange of information between families so that they can survive and thrive through future generations.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hawai`i Island Meeting

Discussion Topic: The attorneys on the panel will be discussing when and why you need an attorney, in the context of governance and ownership issues along with other aspects of attorney engagement that business owners should know.  We hope that the presentation will be of value to owners of family businesses.

Speaker(s): Panel of Speakers: Mark Murakami, Director at the Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hasert Law Corp. Alika L. Piper, Founding Member & Partner of Klevansky Piper LLP. Craig P. Wagnild, Parter of Bays Lung Rose & Voss Moderated by Mike Miyahira, Owner of Business Strategies

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

O'ahu Meeting

Topic: To be announced

Speaker(s): Angie Lee, Vice President of Fabric Mart, Inc. & Printex, Inc.

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Friday, July 9, 2021

O'ahu Meeting

Topic: To be announced

Speaker(s): Kiani Wong, President & CEO of Kaka`ako Kasuals