June 13, 2018

Fifth Annual Taste of Hawaii on Capitol Hill Sets New Record for Attendance, Business Participation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii celebrated the success of over 70 participating Hawaii businesses at the Fifth Annual Taste of Hawaii on Capitol Hill this evening. More than 2,000 attendees were greeted with fresh orchid lei, and learned about an array of Hawaii businesses representing technology, agriculture, and transportation.

“Every year, more and more people and businesses participate in Hawaii on the Hill because they make meaningful connections,” Senator Hirono said. “I would like to thank Sherry and her team at Chamber of Commerce Hawaii for their work to make this year’s event such a success and look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”

“The fifth annual Taste of Hawaii on Capitol Hill broke a number of records—we had over 70 participating businesses, 150 leaders who traveled to Washington, D.C. and 2,000 attendees who filled the U.S. Capitol tonight,” Sherry Menor-McNamara, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii President and CEO said. “Mahalo to our business partners who make Hawaii on the Hill possible and to Senator Hirono, who worked with us to bring this vision to life.”

Hawaii on the Hill, a partnership between Senator Hirono and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, is a two-day event in our nation’s capital that gives Hawaii businesses the opportunity to meet directly with news and policy makers while also showcasing Hawaii businesses and products to Members of Congress and the Washington, D.C. community.