May 29, 2018

Hirono Visits Oahu Small Businesses Participating in Fifth Annual Hawaii on the Hill

With 70 businesses and 130 participants, 2018 Hawaii on the Hill will set record for local business attendance

HONOLULU – Senator Mazie K. Hirono and Chamber of Commerce Hawaii President & CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara visited local businesses on Oahu who will participate in the Fifth Annual Hawaii on the Hill. The event, which includes the Hawaii on the Hill Policy Summit and the highly-anticipated Taste of Hawaii on Capitol Hill, will take place on June 12-13.

Senator Hirono visited Taro Brand, Hawaii Coffee Co., Diamond Bakery, and Meadow Gold.

“In its fifth year, Hawaii on the Hill has attracted a record number of participating businesses because it’s a great opportunity to make new connections and market products to a broader audience,” Senator Hirono said. “Small businesses are the backbone of Hawaii’s economy, and I am grateful for their ongoing participation in and support for Hawaii on the Hill.”

“These tours with Hawaii on the Hill participants – past and current – reminds us of and highlights the importance of the manufacturing industry in Hawaii,” Chamber of Commerce Hawaii President & CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara said. “We are grateful for all participants of our Hawaii on the Hill initiative as it serves to showcase our state’s unique products and wide variety of services and industries to policymakers on Capitol Hill, as well as help our participants grow their businesses nationally and internationally.”

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.