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2023 Generational Award

Established in 2005, the Generational Award recognizes local businesses that have made significant contributions to the growth and development of Hawaii’s business and community sectors over two or more generations of ownership.  Award recipients and their families are honored at the Chamber’s Inauguration & Generational Award Celebration in July.

2023 Generational Award Honoree

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Hawaii National Bank
The Luke Family

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Kan Jung Luke, known to most as K.J. Luke, was born and raised in Kohala on the Big Island and grew up tending his father’s general store. He eventually moved to Honolulu and graduated from Saint Louis School, then the University of Hawaii, and Harvard Business School. In 1960, K.J. started Hawaii National Bank to serve Hawaii’s diverse population and the local business community. From the beginning, the bank’s mantra has always been the “Home of Warm-Hearted Bankers” and that remains true to this day, through three generations of family leadership. Today, K.J.’s son Warren Luke serves as Chairman of the Board, and Warren’s son Bryan Luke is President and CEO. With branches on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, Hawaii National Bank is a community bank that specializes in serving locally owned, closely held businesses.

Past Generational Award Honorees

Iida’s Store
Iida Family

Robert M. Kaya Builders, Inc.
Kaya and Higa Family

ABC Stores
Kosasa Family

Hawktree International
Takaki Family

Tony Hawaii Automotive Group, Ltd.
Masamitsu Family

Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii, Ltd.
Kagawa Family

Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.
Hata Family

Iolani Sportswear Ltd.
Kawakami Family

S & M Sakamoto, Inc.
Sakamoto Family

Standard Capital Group, Inc.
Totoki Family

Aloha Tofu Factory, Inc.
Uyehara Family

Conrad Enterprises, Inc.
Sasaki Family

M. Harada Enterprises, Inc.
Harada Family

Beretania Florist
Nakamoto/Farinas Family

Servco Pacific Inc.