Saturday, May 24, 2014

Aloha Members,

I am writing to ask that you send testimony in advocating that the Laniakea project be put in the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) via the Oahu Metropolital Planning Organization's (OMPO) website:  

Attached is documentation that the OMPO Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) ranked Kamehameha Hwy. safety Improvements from Haleiwa to Kahaluu,  with emphasis on Laniakea, as the #1 priority recommendation from the CAC for the TIP.

Additionally, there is $7 million in the state budget a 20/80 split between the state and federal funding (see attached). Federal funding can't be used if the project is not in the TIP. The Environmental Assessment is currently underway and should be completed within a year making this project "shovel ready" a requirement for it to be in the TIP. 

Please send in testimony today explaining why this is such an important project for the North Shore! Let's get rid of those ugly barriers as soon as possible by getting this project funded. 

Mahalo nui,

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

6th Annual Business Expo - North Shore Experience

The North Shore Chamber of commerce annual Business Expo is the premier networking opportunity for the North Shore. Sponsorship puts you front and center among the North Shore business community, and is a prime opportunity to reach and gain visibility with your target arudience. Your support makes our event possible. Mahalo!

Download the sponsor form or contact the North Shore Chamber of Commerce for more details on how you can get involved with making this event even better.

North Shore Chamber of Commerce

Sponsor Form

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Business After Hours Sponsored by Oceanside Assisted Living

Aloha Members and Friends,
Please join us for our Fall Business After Hours on Thursday, August 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  These networking sessions are always great fun!  Get a preview of our historical walking tour at 5:00pm.  Reservations by Monday the 19th. Call 637-4558.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

5th Annual Business Expo Presented by Turtle Bay Resort

5th Annual Business Expo Presented by Turtle Bay Resort
“Prepare Today, Succeed Tomorrow”

HALEIWA, OAHU, HAWAII – March 27, 2013 – Registration is open for the North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Business Expo Friday, May 10 at Turtle Bay Resort.  The event is sponsored by Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii Human Resources, Kamehameha Schools, First Hawaiian Bank, North Shore News, American Savings and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.

Primarily an educational and networking opportunity for the North Shore business community, this year’s Expo is emphasizing informing businesses about upcoming changes for which they will need to prepare.  One of the biggest changes will be the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act known as Obama care (ACA) which will go into effect January 1, 2014.
The Expo begins at 8:00am with registration, then a panel discussion on “The New Health Care Law and What It Will Mean to You” will kick-start the day off.  The panel will include Tom Matsuda ACA Implementation Manager from the Governor’s office, Rose Hughes from the Hawaii Health Connector, Mike Cheng, Senor VP of HMSA, Matt Delaney CEO of Hawaii Human Resources, and Dr. Christopher Flanders Executive Director of the Hawaii Medical Association.  The panel will look at the impact of the reform legislation starting from a macro policy view to the micro level of patient care.
A full day of seminars will be presented including topics covering Marketing, Social Media, Tax Changes, New Food Safety Laws, Managing Multiple Priorities, Implementing the ACA, Surviving the Economic Downturn, and possibly others. A continental breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception following the Expo will be included in the registration fee.

Chamber members, non-members, and residents are all welcome. Discounted “early bird” registration is available through Friday, April 5th with a deadline to register on May 3rd. To register or for more information, please visit or call the Chamber at (808) 637-4558.

About the North Shore Chamber of Commerce (NSCOC)
Haleiwa Main Street, DBA the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, a charitable 501 c 3, was founded in 1985 to encourage economic development through historic preservation. Today, the Chamber exists to promote, maintain, and encourage the historic, cultural, civic, and economic welfare of the North Shore district through research, education, advocacy, and related activities.

To learn more about the Chamber, please visit

Monday, February 11, 2013

Last Chance to Advertise in the Summer Edition of Chamber's Map!

Aloha Members,

We still have some space left for the Summer edition of the North Shore Map 2013, but we need a response by tomorrow, Tuesday the 12th. Our map is distributed island wide March, 2013 thru August, 2013 and we print 70,000 copies for the 6-month period.

See pricing information below:

Prices & Sizes (+4.712% GETx)

Full Panel (inside) $1470
3.582" x 8.625"

Half Panel $850
3.582" x 4.187"

1/4 Panel $490
3.582" x 1.965"

1/8 Panel $295
1.7" x 1.965"

Pay for two issues now and SAVE! Call Bob for details.

Ph. No. 638-8015 email:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Turtle Bay Resort creates foundation for North Shore Oahu community

Turtle Bay Resort has created a foundation to strengthen its support of the North Shore and Koolauloa communities on Oahu, the resort announced Monday.

The Turtle Bay Foundation will aggregate, enhance and oversee the resort’s charitable contributions to the community, including advancing the preservation of historic and cultural sites and environmental stewardship, educational and cultural activities, health care, housing and job training programs, and educational organizations and scholarships, according to a statement released by the foundation.

More at Pacific Business News

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Come Enjoy the Annual Christmas Parade and Lights In Historic Hale’iwa Town

Come enjoy the Christmas parade and lights of Historic Hale’iwa Town on the North Shore Friday, December 14, 2012.

This year’s theme is “Great Leadership, Excellent Schools!” The Grand Marshall will be Randiann Porras-Tang, principal of Waialua High and Intermediate School, who was named the 2012 MetLife/NASSP Principal of the Year for being an outstanding school leader by providing high-quality learning opportunities for our students.

Over 40 units are planned for the parade, including the Royal Hawaiian Band and the two high school bands, beauty queens, horse units, hula dancers, scouts, soccer teams, a fire engine, floats, and many other units unique to the North Shore.

The parade starts at 6:00 PM at the Weed Circle roundabout, and will travel through Haleiwa Town, ending at Hale’iwa Beach Park at approximately 7:00 PM. The road will be closed for approximately one hour.

Other festivities include:

• Children of all ages can visit with Santa Claus before and after the parade, and may also have their picture taken with Santa for a donation of $5.00. Santa will be at the North Shore Marketplace under the monkey pod tree from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, and immediately following the parade from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.

• Shops will host sidewalk sales, in-store specials, demonstrations, and other great events before and after the parade.

The Chamber encourages everyone to come and shop in the unique boutiques and stores in Hale’iwa before and after the parade, and to enjoy local North Shore flavors in one of Hale’iwa’s many great restaurants. The annual parade is a great way to bring friends to this plantation-era community, supporting local businesses and in turn helping to create sustainable economic development on the North Shore.

Arrival before 5:00 PM is recommended in order to find parking in the town’s shopping centers, or at the Historic Haleiwa Gym. A flashlight and lawn chairs or blankets are also recommended. The festivities will close the main street for just over an hour, re-opening around 7:15 PM. City buses will be re-routed during this time; please plan accordingly.

For more information, please call the Chamber at (808) 637-4558 or visit our website at