HRA Executive Director Keeps his Kauai Restaurant Open to Help Serve Community after Flood Disaster

By Katie Murar  – Reporter, Pacific Business News Apr 19, 2018, 4:12pm Flood relief efforts are still in full force in Hanalei, with the hospitality industry at the helm. Gregg Fraser, the executive director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association who also owns a restaurant in Hanalei, Kauai, has kept his business operating in order to give…

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Will Hawaii’s paid sick leave bill lead to more restaurant closures?

By Katie Murar, Reporter, Pacific Business News/ Feb 8, 2018, 6:43am  Hawaii restaurants are opposing a bill that would require paid sick leave for minimum wage employees, claiming it will lead to rising labor costs and ultimately result in shuttered doors. A hearing on the bill, which was also introduced last year, was held Tuesday…

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HAWAII RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS 2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2017-2018 Hawaii Restaurant Association Chair Tyler Roukema July 10, 2017 (HONOLULU, HI) –The Hawaii Restaurant Association announced that it elected a new board of directors at its 70th annual membership meeting held in May at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. The 44-member board represents the interests of more than 6,000 restaurants statewide and will be…

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HAWAII PROSTART PROGRAM EXPANDS WITH SUPPORT FROM LOCAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES

– High school culinary arts and restaurant management programs in Hawaii sponsored by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, luxury Four Diamond Resort – WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 29, 2017 – The Hawaii Restaurant Association has kicked off its Educational Foundation and expanded the reach of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart® program…

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Hawaii Restaurant Association’s 10th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner

HAWAII RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION’S 10TH ANNUAL HALL OF FAME DINNER Association’s Hall of Fame adds 10 more inductees and recognizes Zippy’s Restaurants and the Aloha Shoyu Company as Legacy Award Winners September 20, 2016 (HONOLULU, HI) – The Hawaii Restaurant Association held its 10th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner at the Dole Cannery’s Pomaika`i Ballroom in…

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