September 2022 Executive Director’s Message

I would like to take this moment to share with you, our valued members, all the activities the Hawaii Restaurant Association has been working on for October 2022. 

To assist our member’s businesses in staffing up for the holidays, HRA has organized a FREE Hiring Event on October 11th. It is in partnership with the American Job Center. Yes, I am encouraging you to HIRE ON THE SPOT at this event! First come, first served. The first 30 HRA members will have a table at this event. Be on the lookout for this announcement and the registration form. Another way HRA supports our members! 

Please save the date for HRA’s final networking mixer on Tuesday, October 18th at 5 pm. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone! Detailed information will be released soon. 

We would like to extend a special Mahalo to our new and long time supporting Corporate Partners. Please take a look at the logo block below. Please email us if you are interested in supporting HRA and becoming a Corporate Partner. The recognition and value you will receive as a Partner will be multiplied! 

I would like to send out a huge acknowledgement to our Chairman, Ryan Tanaka for the launch of HRA’s Braddahood & Sisterhood Grindz program, this was all his idea. HRA’s Braddahood & Sisterhood Grindz program has demonstrated to our community that HRA is still committed to support our community, including our University of Hawaii athletic programs. 

The federal legislation that established Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Agreements between businesses and student athletes was a game changer. There are some business leaders who say that the NIL agreement could bring millions of dollars in revenue to our community. Since HRA has always supported our communities, HRA’s Braddahood & Sisterhood Grindz program was a natural fit. Go Bows! 

I want you to know that your Executive Committee, your Board of Directors, and your Administrative Team have not slowed down and we do not plan on slowing down. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Hiring Event and Networking Mixer! Please stop me, if we haven’t met yet, no matter how fast I am walking or talking, and introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting you!   

We are the Hawaii Restaurant Association, the Voice of Hawaii’s Restaurants and Foodservice Industry! 

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