November 28, 2023
October 25, 2023
September 28 & 29, 2023
August 16, 2023
July 27, 2023
June 29, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 10, 2023
April 26, 2023
April 11, 2023
March 30, 2023
February 24, 2023
February 1, 2023
January 25, 2023
November 2, 2022
October 21, 2022
October 6, 2022
September 29 & 30, 2022
September 9, 2022
August 10, 2022
July 22, 2022
July 21, 2022
June 29, 2022
May 25, 2022
May 11, 2022
April 22, 2022
Join us for lunch to network and catch up!
April 13, 2022
March 31, 2022
February 16, 2022
January, 21, 2022
December 8, 2021
Erin Kanno Uehara from Choco Le'a
November 10, 2021
"Key Considerations when donating business interests to charity."
Thomas (Tom) Pauloski moderated by Ryan Martinez
Sept. 16-18, 2021
"Navigating The Developmental Stages of the Family Business System"
Leslie Dashew, president of The Human Side of Enterprise, LLC and managing partner of the Aspen Family Business Group, LLC & Donnel Nunes, PhD, associate at the Aspen Family Business Group, LLC
Friday, August 6, 2021
Enjoy a fun evening of conversation with fellow members; action stations specially prepared by Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. Executive Corporate Chef Chris Blanc; and activities around their 45,000 sf wholesale cash and carry store.
Friday, July 9, 2021
Topic: "Evolving Family Business: The Winding Path to Entrepreneurship, Returning to Our Roots and Facing Future"
Kiani Wong, President & CEO of Kaka`ako Kasuals
Friday, June 18, 2021
These annual social gatherings are a fun way to get to know your fellow members in a casual environment.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Angie Lee, Vice President of Fabric Mart, Inc. & Printex, Inc.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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.
Panel of Speakers: Mark Murakami, Director at the Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Law Corp. Alika L. Piper, Founding Member & Partner of Klevansky Piper LLP. Craig P. Wagnild, Partner of Bays Lung Rose & Voss Moderated by Mike Miyahira, Owner of Business Strategies
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Topic: Scooping Up Opportunities in a Shaken World
Buddy Nobriga, Operations Manager of Roselani Ice Cream
Friday, March 12, 2021
Topic: Chasing Rainbows - Evolving Success for the Next Generation
Chris Iwamura, CEO of Rainbow Drive-In
Friday, March 05, 2021
To Be Announced
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Topic: Insecurity about my Cybersecurity
Stanley Lau is the Founder of Hawaii Tech Support, a technology company focused on helping businesses effectively utilize technology. Stan has over twenty years of experience in technology in areas including systems administration, security implementation, software development, project management, and technology consulting. He leads the IT consulting firm that was twice recognized as one of Hawaii’s Fastest 50 growing companies. Stan earned his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA and was recognized by PBN as one of Hawaii’s 40 under 40.
November 20, 2020
Chief dreamer and visionary Dr. Gunars Valkirs heads up the company. A full-time Maui resident and retired biotech entrepreneur, Gunars started a cacao farm with the goal of making great chocolate. As the operation grew, he knew he wanted to tie it into the philanthropy that is so central to life for him and his wife JoRene. Plans for the farm, the factory and the company evolved—and MKEC’s Chocolate Kuleana took shape right along with it, creating a remarkable and admirable business model. As CEO, Gunars is responsible for overall leadership, strategic vision and financial vitality of MKEC.
From the comfort of your own space, enjoy a curated tasting led by CEO Dr. Gunars Valkirs
November 13, 2020
Topic: Positioning for Business Growth in 2021: Global Trends, Leadership, and Questions To Ask Yourself
Noel Pacarro Brown, CIMA®, CPWA® Financial Advisor, First Vice President Investing with Impact Director, Family Wealth Advisor, Senior Investment Management Consultant The Conscious Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley
September 30, 2020
Topic: Impacts of COVID-19: Beginning, Present & Beyond
Moderator: Tiffany Richardson, Current Events - An Event Production Agency Speakers: John Morgan, Kualoa Ranch Emily Porter, The MacNaughton Group Toby Taniguchi, KTA Super Stores
Sept. 1, 2020
August 25, 2020
Topic: ʻOhana as interconnected systems in business and the environment Michele Zane-Faridi grew up in Kaneohe, O’ahu, and eventually migrated to Hawaii island. Opening the family store in 1993, nearly raising daughter Shadi Faridi in their little shop in downtown Hilo. Together they run, curate, and nearly live at their shops Cultivar Goods and Hana Hou in Hilo.
Michele Zane-Faridi and daughter Shadi Faridi of Hana Hou Hilo
July 29, 2020
Topic: "Four Principles of Family Business…Popeyes Style"
Speaker: Sean Uezu is President, Hawaii Pop’s Inc., operator of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants in Hawaii, Principal U-Mobile LLC, and Principal Take-N-Bake Hawaii LLC.
May 28, 2020
Topic: Disruptive Adaptation: Impacts on Stress and Succession in Family Business
BCR Speaker Panelist: - Laurie Foster, Senior Consultant/Partner - Lisa A. Menor Miller, Senior Consultant - Celine Casamina, Associate Consultant
May 20, 2020
Turning from Defense to Offense as they Recover from the Covid-19 Crisis
MODERATOR: Ryan A. Martinez Principal—Wealth Advisor PANEL SPEAKER(S): - Andrea L. Kushner Director—Wealth Strategies Group - John K. Murphy Founder and CEO of JK Murphy Advisors