Doug Crane of Crane & Co., the 201-year-old Massachusetts-based company that has supplied the paper on which U.S. currency has been printed since 1879, will be keynote speaker at the upcoming 2002 Family Business of the Year awards luncheon. The annual recognition ceremony sponsored by the Family Business Center of Hawai'i and University of Hawai'i College of Business Administration will take place at noon Nov. 6 at The Willows restaurant. RSVP by Thursday: Kim Fujiuchi, 956-4298.
New salvage and rescue technologies focusing on the Ehime Maru disaster will be one topic at the Honolulu Harbor Festival 2002 Lecture Series, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Aloha Tower Marketplace, mauka lanai. "The Changing Sea: Emerging Issues and Technologies," focusing on the effects of technology on sea life, kicks off the harbor festival the following Saturday on the Honolulu waterfront. Fee; student rate. Information/reservations: Bob Moore, Hawai'i Maritime Center, 523-6151.
- 9:30 a.m.: Panel discussion on trends in the cruise industry, ocean resources and conflicting uses, with speakers from the East-West Center and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- 10 a.m.: Panel discussion on emerging technologies presented by the UH Marine Center, OTEC and Offshore Fisheries.
- 11:30 a.m.: Discussion of new salvage and rescue technologies led by Cmdr. Stanley Stancy.
- 12:15 p.m.: Luncheon discussion on the future of the oceans with keynote speaker John Craven of the Common Heritage Corp.
"Labor Law: Termination, Unemployment and Other Issues in Employment Law" will be next in a series of free "Lunch 'n' Learn the Law" public information seminars sponsored by the state Judiciary Department, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Supreme Court courtroom, 417 S. King St. Speakers are Sarah Wang and Christopher Yeh, partner and associate with the law partnership Marr Hipp Jones & Pepper. Discussion topics will include termination and unemployment, and others raised by the audience. Information: 539-4909.
Instruction in two popular computer business applications i Excel II and Quickbooks Pro II i will be offered in workshops from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday, respectively, at The Minority Business Development Center of Honolulu, 1088 Bishop St., Suite 2506. Co-sponsor: Hawai'i Health Care Business Incubator. Fee. Registration: 521-6221.
A seminar on Company Plan Distribution Options focusing on retirement goals, investment options, tax consequences and benefits of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) will be offered by Edward Jones retirement firm, 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at their offices at 320 Ward Ave., Suite 206. Reservations: 596-0076.
The MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF HONOLULU will offer free weekly orientations for minority business owners and prospective entrepreneurs, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 5 through 26 at the Executive Center, 1088 Bishop St., Suite 2506. The sessions will offer advice on business startup, marketing plans, loans, employee handbooks and access to capital. Free. Reservations: 521-6221.
A free COMPUTER BOOT CAMP is offered 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to all small business owners interested in using computer technology to improve and expand operations and management. The program, sponsored by the Small Business Resource Center in partnership with the Small Business Administration, city Office of Economic Development, Hawai'i Small Business Development Center Network, Hawai'i Women's Business Center, and SCORE, is open to all clients who have attended an orientation, which is offered 9 a.m. Tuesdays or 2 p.m. Thursdays at 1041 Nu'uanu Ave. (#A). Attendees will have access to training videos and resources. Workshops and free counseling also are available. Appointments: 522-8130.
The Hawai'i Prepaid Health Care Act, which in 1974 propelled the state to the forefront of pioneering healthcare legislation but put a heavy financial burden on local employers, will be discussed in a forum Wednesday sponsored by the Small Business Council and Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i. "Prepaid Healthcare Act issues Forum" will take place 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Ward Warehouse, Kewalo Room. Participants will include representatives of Kaiser Permanente Hawai'i, Hawai'i Medical Service Association (HMSA), the University of Hawai'i, Hawai'i Business Council Health and the Hawai'i Uninsured Project. Topics will include background of the act, current challenges and issues, economic and business issues and possible solutions. Information/registration: 545-4300.
A free public workshop on "TAX-FREE INVESTING" sponsored by Edward Jones financial firm will be held 2 to 3:30 p.m. in their offices at 98-1247 Ka'ahumanu St., Suite 108A, 'Aiea. Reservations: 487-1800.
Businesses wanting to work with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are invited to a one-day workshop, "CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE U.S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPS IN THE PACIFIC," sponsored by the Navy League, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Fleet Reserve Association, Fleet Lounge, 891 Valkenburgh St. Fee. Reservations: 422-9404.
The producers of "Big Bounce" and HVCB's Gina Salvador, director of membership, and Jaci Murakami, HVCB membership/MCI coordinator, will speak at the North Shore Community Chamber of Commerce quarterly general membership meeting, 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Pizza Bob's in Haleiwa. Fee. Guests and walk-ins welcome. 637-4558.
The HONOLULU BUSINESS NETWORK, a networking opportunity for small-business owners and professionals, meets noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays at Sansei Seafood Restaurant, Restaurant Row. Call: Tracy Nakashima, 525-6028.
Speakers from the Internal Revenue Service and the state will participate in the annual meeting Saturday of the local chapter of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TAX PROFESSIONALS at the Pacific Beach Hotel. Topics to be discussed include estate planning and Canadian taxes. Continuing education credits available. Time/information: 262-8386.
"BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT COMPETING TO SUCCEED" is the theme of the 44th Annual Accounting Organization dinner meeting of the local chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, Nov. 7. Speaking will be Jeff Arce, chief financial officer of The Macnaughton Group; Lisa Gibson, chief operating officer of Enterprise Honolulu, and Leigh-Ann Miyasato, executive director of HiBEAM. The cocktails/ dinner program is scheduled 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza. RSVP today: Ray Suganuma, 585-7366.
Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column each Monday. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance. By fax: 525-6763. By mail: Coming Events, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corrections: The workshop "Contracting Opportunities with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific" will be held Wednesday at the Fleet Reserve Association, Fleet Lounge, 891 Valkenburgh St. A previous version of this listing had the wrong date.
Also, The North Shore Community Chamber of Commerce quarterly general membership meeting will be 8:15 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pizza Bob's in Hale'iwa. The wrong day was listed previously.