July 23, 2014


Event Will Highlight Hawaii Businesses, Culture, and Food

Washington, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono will welcome more than 30 Hawaii businesses and vendors to the United States Capitol on Wednesday, July 23 for the first-ever Hawaii on the Hill, which consists of the Hawaii on the Hill Policy Summit and Taste of Hawaii On Capitol Hill reception. Senator Hirono will serve as an honorary guest, alongside the entire Hawaii delegation.

The following Hawaii companies will be represented at the Hawaii Policy Summit, which will feature policy discussions with Senator Charles Schumer of New York, Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, Director Patricia Loui with the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel, U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director for Export Promotion Leila Aridi Afas, and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Margaret Cummisky.

The “Taste of Hawaii on Capitol Hill” event will begin in the evening following the policy summit. Click here to watch Hawaii Chamber of Commerce President Sherry Menor-McNamara and Jimmy Chan, Owner of the Hawaiian Chip Company, discuss the upcoming event on KITV.

Attendees can participate in social media around the event by using the hashtag #HawaiiOnTheHill.

Hirono hosted arriving Hawaii on the Hill participants this morning in her office.

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Participating Hawaii businesses include:

Ansaldo Honolulu
Aqua Engineers, Inc.
Big Island Bee Company
Big Island Candies
Boeing Hawaii
County of Maui
Green Point Nurseries
Haute Confectionery Boutique
Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT)
Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA)
Hawaii Farm Bureau
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
Hawaiian Chip Co.
Hawaiian Host
Hawaiian Sun
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company
Hawaiian Hurricane Company
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Highway Inn
Innovate Hawaii/High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)
Iolani Palace
Kamakura Corporation
Kauai Chamber
Kauai Coffee Company
Kauai Kookie Company
Koloa Rum
Kona Kohala Chamber
Kona Mountain Coffee
Maui Chamber of Commerce
Maui Fruit Jewels
Maui Office of Economic Development
Maui Preserved
Mauna Loa
Orchid Lei Company
Pacific Allied Products
Pacific Gateway
Pacifica Hawaii Salt
The Queen's Health Systems
Really Ono
Salty Wahine/Aunty Lilikoi
Sweet Paradise Company
Tiki Shark Art