Federal Reserve Board Chairman ALAN GREENSPAN and DONALD POWELL, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance, will be among participants via telecast at the national conference of the INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS OF AMERICA March 10-14 in at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. JOE THEISMANN, motivational speaker, former Washington Redskins quarterback and Super Bowl most valuable player, also will take part. The conference will include educational workshops, a trade show of products and services, and briefings by experts and regulators on industry and legislative trends. ICBA represents 5,000 community banks at more than 17,000 locations nationwide. Information: (800) 422-7285 or icba.org.
Free assistance in income tax preparation will be offered 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through March 9 at Leeward Community College's Business Building, Room BE 226. The service is paid for by Students in Free Enterprise, a nonprofit organization that helps college students learn by teaching. Leeward and University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu students trained in federal and state computer-aided tax preparation will be on hand for the weekly program. Information: 455-0443.
The HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORP. will offer an Advanced Technology Program Bidders Workshop for startups interested in applying for federal money for the early stages of research and development when risks run high: 1 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, at HTDC's Manoa Innovation Center. The workshop is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P.: Janice Kato, 539-3814.
Former Adtech president Tareq Hoque will be installed as incoming chairman of the HAWAI'I TECHNOLOGY TRADE ASSOCIATION during luncheon ceremonies scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Willows restaurant. The guest speaker will be retired Adm. R.J. Zlatoper, Campbell Estate trustee and former Pacific Fleet commander in chief. He will speak on "The Future of Hawai'i's Tech Industry" and will discuss the growing importance of federal military contracts to the local tech industry. Fee; nonmembers welcome. R.S.V.P.: 547-5898.
A panel discussion will be held Thursday as part of the UH College of Business Administration's "Kipapa i ke Ala" ("Paving the Way") lecture series. The discussion, focusing on top venture capitalists, is one of six free forums planned to examine how the state may benefit from the fast-paced changes in the worldwide marketplace. Participants will include John C. Dean, chairman of the board of Silicon Valley Bancshares and the Silicon Valley Bank, and Barry Weinman, managing director of Allegis Capital and general partner of AVI Management. The discussion is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 205 of the School of Architecture auditorium on the Manoa campus. R.S.V.P.by Monday: 956-8780.
Maj. Chris Hughes, public affairs officer at Marine Corps Base Hawai'i, recently returned from Camp Rhino in Afghanistan and will share what he has learned about dealing with the national and international media when he speaks at an upcoming luncheon meeting of the local chapter of the PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Feb. 20: 11:30 a.m. registration, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu Room. R.S.V.P. by next Monday. Fee; nonmembers and students welcome. Information: Debbie Baker, 254-7570.