"Silicon Valley in Downtown Honolulu" will be the topic of a Jan. 25 meeting of the Hawaii Society of Corporate Planners. Speaker: Philip J. Bossert, vice president of the Ohana Foundation, a more than $40 million Silicon Valley offshoot that develops and distributes interactive multimedia technologies for educational institutions. 11:30 a.m. sign-in to 1:30 p.m. Hawaii Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Ballroom. Early registration by Friday: $25 for members; $30 for guests. After Friday: $30 members; $35 guests. No reservations by phone. Information: Roberta Cullen, 537-2356.
"Are You Ready for the New Economy?", first in a three-part 21st Century Entrepreneur Seminar series sponsored by the Wayne Brown Institute, City Bank, Ernst & Young, state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and Hawaii Strategic Development Corp. Designed for entrepreneurs, prospective entrepreneurs and others associated with investing in or promoting start-ups. A prerequisite for the half-day course is completion of the New Venture Profile at www.venturecapital.org.
The first seminar will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at Maui Research & Technology Centers Remote Learning Center; and 1-5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Orchid at Mauna Lani on the Big Island and 8 a.m. to noon at Pacific Tower, 900 Richards St., Honolulu.
The second in the series, "Is Your Company Ready for the New Economy?", how to organize and manage a venture, will be March 21 on Maui, March 22 on the Big Island, and March 23 on Oahu.
Third, "Can Your Team Win in the New Economy?", will be May 1 on Maui, May 2 on the Big Island, and May 3 on Oahu.
Cost: $50 per seminar; $35 for members of Hawaii Technology Trade Association and Hawaii Venture Capital Association. To register: www.venturecapital.org.
The fourth Honolulu Aviation Maintenance Megaconfer-ence, a yearly symposium devoted to aircraft maintenance, airworthiness and safety, will be held Friday and Saturday at the seventh-floor conference room of Honolulu airports Interisland Terminal. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu Flight Standards District Office Safety Program, state Department of Transportations Airports Division, and Aviation Parts International. Free. Validated parking $3.50 for nine hours. Information: Jim Hein 837-8335.
"Sex, Cars and Rock & Roll" will be the theme of tomorrows Hawaii Advertising Federation meeting. Speaker: Robert Schwartz, creative director for TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles. Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel. 5:30 p.m. no-host cocktails; 6:30 p.m. dinner and program. $40 members and guests; $50 nonmembers. Fax reservations to 532-0560.
"Hawaii Agriculture 2001: Sustainable & Profitable Agribusiness Today," two-day conference, Jan. 26-27, Waiakea Villas Resort, Hilo. $125 early registration this week includes conference materials and meals. $150 after Friday. Registration: Mae Narimatsu, UH Conference Center in Hilo, 974-7555. Information: www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/sustainag/workshops.htm, or call Richard Bowen on Oahu 956-8419, or Paula Helfrich in Hilo at 966-5416.
The Hawaii Manufacturing Extension Project is offering a workshop for small and medium-sized businesses, Jan. 29-30 in Honolulu, and Feb. 2 on Maui. The workshop: "Lean 101: Principles of Manufacturing," will examine how to cut overproduction, waiting time and other inefficiencies. Registration, includes breakfast and lunch: $250. Employee training funds available to qualified applicants. Registration: Hawaii MEPO 536-2278. Information is also on the Web site www.hawaiimep.org.
The Hawaii Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hale Koa Hotel. Topic: "XML: Extensible Markup Language," with Air Force Capt. John Sleggs as guest. Open to the public. $25 for nonmembers. Reservation deadline noon Wednesday. No-show charge. Contact: Bill Musson, 473-1527.
The Institute of Management Accountants will hold its monthly meeting at noon Thursday at Tesoro Hawaii Training Facility, Grosvenors Center, Makai Tower. Cost: $1. Subject: Certified management accountant and certified financial management programs. Information: Phil Smith, 591-6765.
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