Awamori Fest Talk Story

The Ethnic Chamber of Commerce in Hawaii represent a diverse and vibrant cross section of our community.  The reopening of our community and businesses represents an exciting opportunity for fellowship and discourse to chart a brighter future.

Many of Hawaii's first generation of immigrants toiled on the plantations and shared this commonality of hard work and shared experiences.  Okinawans and others passed on a tradition epitomizing the ability to adapt and persevere and getting things done - a "Go for It" attitude.  Moreover, it is a lifestyle and notion of community - to be inclusive so everyone fits in.

This Uchinanchu spirit of mutural support is evidenced by "yuimaru," chipping in to help each other, and a unique Okinawan tradition called "moai."  Moai starts as a group of children who are paired togetherand make a commitment to each other for life.  It then becomes a support group for social, financial, helath, or spiritual interest.  In sharing, they prospered by helping others.

The Okinawan Chamber of Commerce hopes you will share in this Uchinanchu Spirit with unique drink and food.  In a spirit of togetherness and celebration, it is hoped this will keck off an Ethnic Chambers of Commerce Network.  The broader goal is to use this as a springboard to a larger and more exciting gathering later in 2023.  Connect, network, and collaborate to elevate business in Hawaii.

August 18, 2022
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center
521 Ala Moana Blvd., 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813

By Invitation Only
One Chamber Officer:  Complimentary
Chamber Guest (up to 2):  $50 Each
Heavy pupus paired with a variety of Okinawan awamori and entertainment.
Free Parking On-Site.

Contact Information & RSVP:
John Tasato (808) 393-3343

Randy Kuba (808) 780-3440