It’s a tradition on Capitol Hill for states to host events to showcase state pride. Hawaii’s event is called “Hawaii on the Hill. It’s June 9-10 this year, and an opportunity to showcase our state’s key industries and spirit of Aloha, connecting leaders from Hawaii and Washington, D.C.
It started last year, spearheaded by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii which worked with U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono. Last year, the two-day event kicked off with a reception dinner at Google’s Washington headquarters for the Hawaii attendees from 48 participating organizations and businesses. The next two days were packed with tours of the Capitol building and meetings with various agencies, including the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
The “Hawaii on the Hill” initiative ended with the “Taste of Hawaii” exhibition. This year, Sherry Menor-McNamara, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, says it’ll be bigger and better.
Read the entire piece at: http://khon2.com/2015/05/26/an-opportunity-to-showcase-our-states-key-industries-and-spirit-of-aloha/