In Brief | Business 4-4-13


Business startup workshop planned

The Hawaii Small Business Development Center will present a “How to Start a Business in Hawaii” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon April 17 at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa. Those attending should arrive 15 minutes in advance for registration.

Participants will learn about entrepreneurship, forms of business organization, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and services offered by the Hawaii SBDC, as well as other resources for the startup business.

This is a free workshop offered to the community in co-sponsorship with Hawaii County Department of Research and Development. Preregistration is required by April 16.

For more information or to register, call 327-3680 or visit hisbdc.org.

Credit union helps out charities

Staff and members of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union donated 1,012 pounds of food and $1,422 in cash donations to the annual Food Basket Feed-A-Thon.

The credit union also sponsored the Kona Police Department’s Masters Crew in the recent 25th annual Law Enforcement Canoe Regatta held at the Kailua Pier. The event drew paddlers from the various law enforcement agencies throughout the

state and raised $6,500 for West Hawaii Special Olympics.

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union wholly owned by its more than 40,000 member/owners and the financial institution has branches in Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala.