We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, “Members Supporting Members.”

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.

We continue creating opportunities since 1900 to promote fostering friendships, connecting “B2B” (business-to-business), and mālama ka ‘āina (‘caring for the land’).

By Wayne T. Ishihara, President & CEO

As part of our Annual General Membership Gathering we take the opportunity to recognize volunteer(s) who have continued to assist us in various capacities during the year.  The selection process involves the staff who determine which member(s) should be recognized.  This recognition award was created in 2013.  The meaning of “Kuroko” describes individuals that assist in the background at Japanese Kabuki theaters. They are dressed in black and are seen on stage moving props or assisting the Kabuki actors with the changes in scenery.  They are key members of the stage crew in the background.

This year we recognized two members who are deserving of this award.  They are Cathy Tong and Stanley Gono.

Brian Nishida (right) awarding Cathy Tong (left)

Brian Nishida (right) awarding Stanley Gono (left)

Cathy Tong has been a member for 3 years and is a Real Estate Agent for Caldwell Banker.  Since the beginning of her membership she has been volunteering to assist many committees who plan our various events.    She sits on two Standing committees, was a committee member on six different events and has volunteered for other activities.

Stanley Gono who is retired has been a member for 14 years.  Throughout the years he has assisted us for manpower purposes and is always ready to volunteer when called upon for assistance.

Please congratulate with me Cathy and Stanley who are deserving members of this award.

We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, “Members Supporting Members.”

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.

We continue creating opportunities since 1900 to promote fostering friendships, connecting “B2B” (business-to-business), and mālama ka ‘āina (‘caring for the land’).