July 2020 Executive Directors Message

HRA ED Newsletter July 2020 Msg   Restaurants are masters at creating new food and new ideas.   Despite the COVID-19 pandemic limiting restaurant services, restaurants have found unique ways to keep their businesses afloat.   New social distancing orders prompted restaurateurs to be more creative in redesigning their dining rooms for maximum seating capacity.…

HRAEF Business Business 4 Education (B4E)

Do you have a warehouse full of products that you would like assistance in selling?   The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (HRAEF) is looking for companies that would like to partner in our Business 4 Education (B4E) fundraiser.   We will be looking for partners for this fundraiser until the end of July on…

FREE Video from Propeller USA

FREE 1 Minute Video for HRA Members!!!   Propeller USA is a local video production company with 20 years of video expertise. Let us help you grow your business with video content with our new subscription video services! We are offering 1 FREE video ad for any HRA members who wish to participate. For more…

Free listing in the new Made In Hawaii website

Join Our Website for Made-in-Hawaii BrandsAloha Business Owner,We know local shoppers want to support small businesses and find the best made-in-Hawaii products. That’s why DBEDT created Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha, a one-stop online resource that makes it easy for shoppers to find local brands, all in one place.Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha is a brand-new website…

COVID Communications from Jenerate PR + free consultation

COVID Communications: Best Practices from Jenerate PR   As PR practitioners specializing in the food and beverage space, Jenerate PR is offering some advice regarding best practices for COVID-era communications. While in many ways we are all finding ourselves in unchartered territory, there are key elements to crisis communications that can and should be applied…

New Member Spotlight – OBUN HAWAII

Is your restaurant ready for the NEW NORMAL? While the current pandemic has caused many of us to change the way we are doing business, restaurants must make sure they have the tools needed to keep customers and staff safe.   Obun Hawaii has been providing Hawaii business with their printing needs for the past 50…

Interview: Russell Ryan, CFO, Highway Inn

Question: Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices, stores, restaurants, warehouses or other physical locations. Ryan: We plan to start with counter service, meaning “seat-yourself,” before resuming to full dining service. We don’t yet know how fast demand will return, or when it will be safe to not socially…