Posted on: Monday, April 2, 2007
"TONGUE FU: Does Your Mouth Have a Mind of Its Own?" — a kind of "martial arts" for the mind and mouth — will be the focus of a presentation Thursday by Gwen Fujie, sponsored by the Hawai'i Women's Business Center. In the presentation, Fujie will outline techniques to deflect, disarm and defuse verbal conflict — constructive alternatives to either handing out a tongue-lashing or being tongue-tied when confronted by hostile or difficult people. The presentation is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1041 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite A. Fee; non-members welcome. Registration: 526-1001.
Oceanic Time Warner will host the Technology and Internet Expo at Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall from noon to 7 p.m. April 13. The expo will showcase the latest in high-speed Internet access for business, Internet security Web design, broadband technology and more. The event will be repeated noon-6 p.m. May 11 at the Maui Beach Hotel. Fee, but free advance tickets are available at www.technologyandinternetexpo.com.
Expanding a business, raising capital and building a high-performance team are among topics of a discussion and question-and-answer session set for tomorrow at the "Business Coaching and Networking Workshop," sponsored by business networking organization IBI Hawai'i; 5:30 p.m. (check-in and networking); and 6 p.m. presentation. Free. Reservations deadline today. Reservations/location: Kehau, 342-0375.
The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will hold a free Financial Literacy Fair, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tamarind Park in Downtown Honolulu. As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, exhibitors will offer free financial literacy information to the general public. In addition to the Commissioner of Securities' Investor Education program, volunteer exhibitors include other DCCA educational programs, state unclaimed property, state Office of Aging's Sage PLUS and Sage WATCH programs, University of Hawai'i-Manoa Cooperative Extension Office, Honolulu Police Department, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Hawai'i, Hawai'i Community Lending, Hawai'i Home Ownership Center, Social Security Administration, U.S. post office, Hawai'i Council on Economic Education, AARP-Hawai'i and Junior Achievement.
"Gateway Marketplace, The 'Ohana Showcase," a business "craft fair" trade show, will be offered 4-9 p.m. Friday, sponsored by the Hawai'i Women's Business Center. The event is scheduled to coincide with the popular monthly First Friday Downtown arts tour, with an emphasis on arts-related businesses. Also on hand will be experts from HWBC advising how participating businesses can get, and benefit from, more exposure. The event will be at the Small Business Resource Center at 1041 Nu'uanu Ave. (Fee for display tables.) Information: 526-1001.
Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column each Monday. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance: Business Events, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; fax to 525-6763; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (For e-mailed releases, please include information in the body of the message, not in an attachment.)