In Brief | Island Inc. 4-22-13


BMW representative speaking to Kona Krew

Boris Huber-Bejerana, client adviser with BMW of Hawaii, will speak at the Kona Krew chapter of Business Network International meeting slated for 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. May 1 at Island Naturals on Kaiwi Street in Kailua-Kona. He will give a five-minute presentation on BMW, as well as the 101s of buying or leasing a vehicle. Visitors are welcome. There is no fee to attend this event.

For more information or a reservation to attend, call Lynn at 960-9630 or Marie-anne 345-2897.

RevoluSun offers Earth Day Challenge

The public is encouraged to show how green they can be by participating in RevoluSun’s Earth Day Challenge.

For years, the company has encouraged in-house team members to document themselves doing sustainable acts on Earth Day, like walking or riding a bike to work, recycling and reusing, composting, starting home gardens and picking up trash with their keiki. The “RevoluSunaries” in Honolulu and Kona document these initiatives via pictures and videos, and then upload them to RevoluSun’s Facebook page between April 22 to 26.

This year, RevoluSun invites the public to get involved by submitting their own sustainable activities on Earth Day. All submissions should be posted to RevoluSun’s Facebook page and then shared on their own personal page to count. The company will award prizes based on the number of Facebook “likes” these pictures and videos receive by May 1 at: facebook.com/RevoluSun?fref=ts/Hawaii offices.

RevoluSun will give out a backpack equipped with a solar panel. The most “liked” action by the public and the most “liked” action by a RevoluSun staffer in Hawaii will win.

RevoluSun also conducts its challenge at its Burlington and Newton, Mass., sites.

Business startup workshop planned

The Hawaii Small Business Development Center will present “How to Start a Business in Hawaii” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon May 15 at Kuakini Tower, 75-5722 Kuakini Highway, Suite 213, Kailua-Kona. Those attending should register at least 15 minutes before the workshop.

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

This is a $20 workshop offered to the community in cosponsorship with the Hawaii County Department of Research and Development. Preregistration is required by May 14.

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

By local sources