PUALENA LEADS CLUB, providing networking options for business professionals, 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesdays, The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza. Reservations: Victoria Lam: 722-0705.
'ILIMA LEADS CLUB, noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays, The Pacific Club. Reservations: Victoria Lam: 722-0705.
AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION, Punahele Chapter, dinner meeting, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 7, The Wisteria. Fee. Guest speakers: 2001 scholarship recipients. Reservations: Tina, 668-2502.
The Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau and the Big Island Visitors Bureau will present a briefing for Hilo business people on how Hawai'i is marketed to travel agents and consumers. The presentation, "Shaping the Future: A Continuous Evolution," is scheduled for 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Presentations will include marketing initiatives aimed at the North American and Japanese travel markets as well as those focused on news media and travel writers, the meetings and conventions travel segment, and developing tourism markets in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America. The heads of both organizations, Tony Vericella and George Applegate, will participate.
A & B Properties' income and development investment plans in Hawai'i will be the focus of a speech by the company's Stan Kuriyama to the breakfast meeting Thursday of the National Association Of Industrial And Office Properties: 7:30 to 9 a.m., The Pacific Club. Fee; nonmembers welcome. RSVP by Tuesday: Barbie Rosario, 845-4994.
The HAWAI'I VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION on Thursday will recognize first- and second-place winners of the University of Hawai'i, College of Business Administration, Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business, 2001 Business Plan Competition. The two, respectively, are Ecospan Systems, which plans to build a manufacturing and marketing operation in Asia for technology that produces building panels made from rice straw, and Alohacare Intelligent Monitoring, recognized as the best "health care plan" from the Hawai'i Health Care Business Incubator. The luncheon meeting is planned from 11:30 a.m.at The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza. Nonmembers and students welcome. Registration: Gail Caveney, 262-7329.
State Sen. Sam Slom will speak at the Professional Women's Network's Springfest Mini-Tradeshow and buffet luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31 at the Hale Koa Hotel's Waikiki Room. Slom is a private consulting economist, president/owner of SMS Consultants and head of the business advocacy organization, Small Business Hawai'i. Fee; nonmembers welcome. RSVP: noon next Monday: 533-4800.
Small Business Hawai'i's monthly Sunrise Networking Breakfast, 7 to 8:30 a.m., May 31, Ala Moana Center, Liberty House, Pineapple Room. Fee; tickets available at door; nonmembers welcome. RSVP by next Monday. Information: 396-1724.