Peter Apo, director of the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, will discuss "community tourism," a new business model for tourism, tomorrow at a joint tourism industry breakfast.
The "Mele Kalikimaka Industry Breakfast" is sponsored by the local chapters of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, the Travel and Tourism Research Association, and the American Society of Travel Agents. The event, 7:30 a.m. (registration) to 9:30 a.m. in the Halekulani Hotel's Ballroom I, will also feature the hula and music, respectively, of kumu hula Blaine Kia and his wife, and Na Ho'okele. Kate, 621-2482.
"HOW TO SHORTEN THE TIME IT TAKES TO GET A COLLEGE DEGREE," a seminar designed for working adults with some college, military or working experience, will be offered at 5:30 p.m. today at Hawai'i Pacific University (11th floor), 1164 Bishop St. Free. 544-9300.
The MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF HONOLULU offers free weekly orientation sessions to minority business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. The sessions, 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the center's offices in Suite 2506 of the Executive Center, 1088 Bishop St., offer advice on business startups, 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 small-business owners interested in using computer technology to improve and expand business operations and management. The program is sponsored by the Small Business Resource Center, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, the city Office of Economic Development, Hawai'i Small Business Development Center Network, Hawai'i Women's Business Center and SCORE.
The program is open to all clients of the center who have attended a center orientation, offered 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Thursdays in Room A at 1041 Nu'uanu Ave.
Attendees have access to training videos and resource materials. Workshops and free counseling are also offered. Appointments: 522-8130.
The $100 million redevelopment plans for the International Market Place and how the plans translate into financial support for The Queen's Medical Center and other health initiatives will be discussed Thursday at a breakfast forum. Speaking on "The Waikiki International Market Place: What It Once Was ... It Can Be Again" will be Mark Hastert, president of The Queen Emma Foundation. He is scheduled to speak at the breakfast meeting of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Pacific Club. Fee; tickets at the door; nonmembers welcome. Register by tomorrow: Barbie Rosario, 845-4994.
ALA MOANA TOASTMASTERS no-host luncheon meetings, with opportunities to improve public and impromptu speaking abilities, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, The Wisteria restaurant. Guests welcome. 226-7686.
The HONOLULU BUSINESS NETWORK, a networking opportunity for small-business owners and professionals, meets 12:01 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays at Sansei Seafood Restaurant, Restaurant Row. Call: Tracy Nakashima, 525-6028.
The Edward Jones financial firm (www.edwardjones.com) has several events planned:
"IS YOUR ESTATE IN ORDER," free program, 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Suite 1080 of the Pacific Tower, 1001 Bishop St. Reservations: 533-4980.
A one-hour televised program on estate planning, 1:30 p.m., tomorrow in Suite 206 at 320 Ward Ave. (Reservations: 596-0076.) Also, 3:30 p.m. in Suite 304 at 1360 S. Beretania St. (543-6034.) Also, 3:30 p.m. in Suite 403 at 45-1144 Kamehameha Highway, Kane'ohe. Reservations: 247-2072.
"SMART WOMEN FINISH RICH" seminar, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Suite 304 at 1360 S. Beretania St. 543-6034.
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: email@example.com.