Two months have already gone by! My theme of “Follow Me on My Journey” has begun. Much appreciation to all of you who attended the Inauguration and Generational Award Celebration. Special thanks to the planning committee, Chair Eric Tsugawa and Mina Sakai (assigned staff member) for coordinating the event.
We will begin to roll out our new corporate membership program. This will certainly help the chamber grow its membership. If you recall from the Servco presentation at the Inauguration Celebration Servco founder Mr. Peter Fukunaga’s quote “If you are not growing, you are dying. There is no middle ground.” We hope all of our corporate members will agree to expand and share their talented employees with us. They will be recruited to help on our different committees and events. It may be project management, relationship management, or mentoring that they will be experiencing. After a few years of becoming active members in the chamber, the experience gained should also benefit their leadership development.
I have asked the different committee chairs to do more outreach with their members by sharing relevant information about their respective companies. This type of outreach will help members to build relationships and promote business to business.
Again the challenge is out to all of you to get involved and spend time with other members on committees for different projects.
Chair of the Board
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce – 2019-2020
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management