Family Business Center of Hawaii

Equipping, educating and celebrating families in business

Shidler College of Business

FBC Event

Next Gen Peer Group

Speaker: Erin Kanno Uehara with Choco le’a

Erin Kanno Uehara is a local girl, born and raised in Hawai`i, with a big dream to…NOT own a chocolate business! It was never her plan to open a chocolate shop. Her dream was to help make this world a better place by connecting with people and investing in relationships. It just so happens that her obedience to take steps of faith led her to find a long-lost family member who taught her how to make chocolates. And since 2014, she has been thoroughly grateful for the opportunity to live out a mission of “Bringing peace to our world, one chocolate at a time.”

Erin is a wife, mother of a 6 year old daughter and a 4 year old son, owner of gourmet chocolate company, Choco le`a, an author, blogger, motivational speaker, active volunteer in her community and church, and is affectionately known as “your chocolate friend.”  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Shidler College of Business.