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Aloha `Ike Fundraiser

Please join Kaua`i Economic Development Board and Honorary Aloha `Ike Chairman, United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye, on September 2, 2011 for the 7th Annual Aloha ‘Ike Fundraising Event in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Kaua`i Resort & Spa, in Po`ipu, Kaua’i.

Since Aloha `Ike’s inception in 2005, the program has funded 101 Projects at  21 Public, Private & Charter Schools, connected 50 Community Partners to school projects and impacted more than 4,000 Kaua`i Students.

Our event, “A Celebration of Student Achievement”, will highlight many of our students’ accomplishments.  This is your opportunity to hear words of support from U.S. Senator Inouye and view the many projects that have benefitted from Aloha `Ike funding. Join us as we come together as a community to ensure continued support for our students and teachers in their love for learning.

For event details, advance reservations and sponsorship levels please contact Marleen Duarte at or (808) 245-6692.  Reservation deadline is August 19, 2011.  We truly look forward to seeing you on September 2nd. Your generous support will allow us to offer our keiki another school year of Aloha `Ike opportunities.

Mahalo nui loa!



APEC Workshops in June & July 2011




City and County of Honolulu 

Maui County 

Kaua`i County  

Hawai`i County

E KOMO MAI! As all previous hosts of APEC can attest, the opportunity is unique and complex.  We invite you to attend a series of three workshops we are conducting in all four Counties throughout Hawai`i.  These workshops are designed to assist our community in connecting with the APEC member economies for mutual long-term economic benefit.
 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation , or APEC, is a 21-member association of economies from the Asia-Pacific region working together to advance regional economic integration and prosperity.  APEC is comprised of 21 member economies, including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Republic of the Philippines, The Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, The United States and Vietnam. We are hosting a series of FREE workshops about how APEC can be the catalyst to expand your business into new markets. Each workshop will be from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and be held in every County. Please select the workshop location that works best for you. We request that you attend all three workshops which will build upon each other. Pre-event reservations are required to participate.


WORKSHOP #1  Representatives from Enterprise Honolulu and the Counties’ Economic Development Boards will share more about the basics of how workshop participants can connect with key partner opportunities in APEC member economies.COUNTY      DATE                 WORKSHOP #1 LOCATION

  Honolulu     Tue, June 7       Hawai`i State Capitol Auditorium

     Hawai`i       Wed, June 15    Keauhou Beach Resort



     Kaua`i         Thu, June 23     Kaua`i Community College



     Maui             Fri, June 24      Maui Research & Technology Center




Participants will receive training on how to identify and share their stories as well as how to empower their language to share how customers and strategic partners benefit from their products and services. (Workshop dates TBA)



Key representatives will help workshop participants identify potential opportunities in different APEC member economies, as well as share how to prepare your business so as to build lasting relationships.  (Workshop dates TBA)


Mahalo nui loa,Pono Shim  Enterprise Honolulu

O’ahu Economic Development Board


Jeanne Skog

Maui Economic Development Board


Mattie Yoshioka

Kaua’i Economic Development Board


Jacqui Hoover

Hawai’i Island Economic Development Board   


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City and County of Honolulu 

Maui County 

Kaua’i County 

Hawai’i County 






2011 Pro Bowl Youth Clinic

All Kaua`i boys and girls, ages 9-18, are invited to paritcipate in the 2011 Pro Bowl Youth Clinic on Friday, January 28, 2011.  Participation is limited to the first 300 registrants.  Registration will open at 2:15pm; Clinic starts at 3:00pm.
Enjoy direct field time with NFL Players and Cheerleaders.  Parental waiver is required for anyone under 18 to participate in the Clinic.  Please download and complete this waiver form, which will be required at the event site.  Please note: covered shoes are required for ALL participants.
For more details, please click on the 2011 Pro Bowl Youth Clinic flyer, or call KEDB at 808.245.6692.
Sponsored by:
Kaua`i Economic Development Board
County of Kaua`i
Hawai`i Tourism Authority

2010 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo

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The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSIO), an international non-profit, will host the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo (APCESE) at the Hawai`i Convention Center in Honolulu this year from August 30-September 2. Hosts of the event include CTSIO, the State of Hawaii, the Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaiian Powered, and the Department of Energy.   APCESE will demonstrate the world’s future of clean energy generation and smart grid infrastructure in Hawai`i.  Key speakers include Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Governor Linda Lingle, and many other leaders in the clean energy field from HNEI, NREL, Dept of Energy, Sandia National Labs, HECO, and many more private and public ventures.  Check out the attached Summit agenda for more details.


If you’re interested in attending, please check out their website at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo and register to attend today!

2010 KEDB Agriculture Conference

2010 KEDB Agriculture Conference
“Profitability in Agriculture”
Friday, August 6, 2010
8:00am-3:30pm — Conference
3:30pm-5:30pm — Pau Hana Networking Reception
Kauai Economic Development Board is pleased to present the 2010 Agriculture Conference on Friday, August 6, 2010 at the Kaua`i Beach Resort.  The event theme is “Profitability in Agriculture”, featuring some of today’s top local, state and national leaders in the agriculture sector who will explore the challenges, solutions and opportunities to create a long-term, healthy, and profitable agriculture industry on Kaua`i.  Please join us for what promises to be an informative and dynamic Conference!  If you are a farmer, rancher, horticulturalist, or if you’re in the education, government/policy, business community or the greater community, we welcome you to attend the event.  Scholarships available on a first-come-first-served basis for educators and students in an agriculture curriculum, and also for senior citizens (age 60 and older).
$30/person for members of Kaua`i County Farm Bureau and Hawai`i Farm Bureau Federation chapters
$35/person for non-members
Scholarships available on a first-come-first-served basis for educators and students in an agriculture curriculum, and also for senior citizens ages 60 and older.  Please contact Susan Tai at KEDB to inquire.
Please register online with Visa or MC at or complete this Registration Form and mail it in with a check (made payable to Kauai Economic Development Board) to: Susan Tai, KEDB, 4290 Rice Street, Līhu`e, HI 96766.  We must receive your registration form with full payment by Thursday, August 5, 2010 to reserve your space (ALL NO-SHOWS WILL BE BILLED).  Walk-ins are welcome, but space may be limited.  So register now to save your space!
Please click on the most updated Conference Agenda for details on the panel topics, speakers, and discussion questions.
Exhibitor Table Space:
If you’re interested in becoming an Exhibitor at the 2010 Agriculture Conference, please click on the Exhibitor Application Form for more information on registration, set-up, and other details.  Each Exhibitor space is $50 per 6-foot table, and will be reserved on a first-RECEIVED-first-CONFIRMED basis.  There is a limited number of tables available, so please submit your registration ASAP.
Sponsorship Opportunities:
Please help sponsor the 2010 Agriculture Conference by becoming a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Associate Sponsor.  You can also sponsor the breakfast and/or luncheon keynote sessions, any of the four panel sessions, the coffee/break service, or the Pau Hana Networking Reception after the Conference.
For more details, please click on the Sponsorship Packet.  Mahalo to our sponsors and supporters working together with KEDB to make a successful event to promote a healthy agriculture sector.
     Platinum Sponsors ($3000):
     Pioneer Hi-Bred International
     Gold Sponsors ($2000):
     A&B Foundation
     BEI Hawai`i
     Syngenta Hawai`i
     Wai Engineering
     Silver Sponsors ($1000):
     American Machinery
     BASF Plant Science
     Dow AgroSciences
     Grove Farm Company
     Kaua`i County Farm Bureau (Also Sponsors for Conference Scholarships)
     Monsanto Hawai`i
     Luncheon Keynote Session ($1000):
     Syngenta Hawai`i
     Media Sponsorship ($750):
     American Culinary Federation – Kaua`i Chapter
     Panel Sponsors ($500):
     Grove Farm Company (Sponsoring the Land & Water Panel Session)
     Associate Sponsors ($500):
     County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
     Hawai`i Hotel & Lodging Association – Kaua`i Chapter
     Kaua`i Coffee
     Kaua`i Community College
     Pacific Service & Development Corp. (PS&D)
     In-Kind Sponsors:
     FM97 Radio
     Growing Greens Nursery (Providing Conference Table Centerpieces)
     Kaua`i Coffee
     Kauai Beach Resort
     Non-Profit Affiliate Sponsors:
     Big Island Association of Nurserymen (BIAN)
     Hawai`i Export Nursery Association (HENA)
     Hawai`i Floriculture and Nursery Association (HFNA)
     Hawai`i Small Business Development Center – Kaua`i Office
     Kauai Chamber of Commerce

2009 Kaua`i Energy Conference

December 11, 2009 * Grand Hyatt Kaua`i

Presented by Kaua`i Economic Development Board


With support by: County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development, Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture, KIUC, Kaua`i Coffee, Hawai`i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Pioneer Hi-Bred, Chevron Energy Solutions, Hawaii BioEnergy LLC, Grove Farm Company, Grand Hyatt Kaua`i, Hawai`i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, and Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce

Ready to save money by saving energy? Join business, government and community leaders and experts in the energy efficiency sector in this one day conference on the latest tools and resources to wisely manage your electricity use and discover ways you can save green by living green!  Learn energy- and money-saving techniques and how to identify the areas of your home or business where you should focus your energy conservation efforts!  Check out the latest technologies and find out which ones will minimize your energy usage while maximizing your savings!  And get your chance to win an Energy Star rated appliance at the end of the Conference!  Start Saving Green by Living Green NOW!

Registration fee is $40/person.  Limited scholarships for seniors and students available!

Please register online with Visa or MC at or complete the form below and mail it in with a check made payable to “Kaua`i Economic Development Board” to: KEDB, 4290 Rice Street, Līhu’e, HI 96766.  You may also fax this form to 808.246.1089.  We must receive your registration form by December 9, 2009 to reserve your space (ALL NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED).
7:30-8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:20am WELCOME & OPENING REMARKSMattie Yoshioka (President & CEO of KEDB), George Costa (Director of County Office of Economic Development), Randall Hee (President & CEO of KIUC)
Ted Peck, Energy Administrator, Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT)
9:30-11:30am PANEL 1: Overview & Resources
National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Hawai`i State & Kaua`i County Overview: Paul Norton, Sr. Project Leader, HCEI and NREL
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design: George Atta, Group 70 International
Evaluating Your Efficiency Projects: Brian Kealoha, Chevron Energy Solutions
KIUC Energy Services & Resources: Ray Mierta, KIUC
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
Henk Rogers, Founder of Blue Planet Foundation
1:00-2:00pm PANEL 2: Technologies You Can Use
Smart Meter/Home Area Network: Bob Herbst, Power System Engineering Inc.
Energy Star Roofing & Roof Integrated Technologies: Scott Ai & Andrew Finn, Beachside Roofing
Heat Pumps & Commercial Hot Water Applications: Paul Scott, Engineered Systems
Solar Lighting & Ventilation: Kimo Ryan & Travis Corpe, Division X
2:15-3:00pm PANEL 3: Case Studies & Best Practices: Moderated by Paul Daniels, KIUC
Exciting real life examples of small to large businesses and residents who have successfully implemented energy efficiency measures including Doug Sears of Grand Hyatt Kaua`i, Palmer Hafdahl of Palms Hawai`i, Sam Liu of S&L Management Services LLC, and Myron Thompson of 21st Century Technologies Hawai`i (consultant to the families featured on Blue Planet’s recent TV special “Hawai`i Energy Home Makeover”)
3:00-3:15pm PRIZE DRAWINGS
Energy Star Appliances
3:15-3:30pm Mahalo and Aloha

Hawai`i Renewable Energy Development Venture

Mahalo to Hawai`i Renewable Energy Development Venture (HREDV) for presenting their informational session to Kaua`i on October 23rd.  Please click on Maurice Kaya’s presentation for more details, or please feel free to check out HREDV’s website or see Maurice’s presentation for his contact information.

Find out how your business can access funding, consulting services, and networking in the renewable energy field!

Speaker: Maurice Kaya
Technical Direct at HREDV and Former CTO for Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Friday, October 23, 2009
2:00 pm

Hilton Kaua`i Beach Resort
Orchid 1 Meeting Room
4331 Kaua`i Beach Drive
Līhu’e, Kaua`i

Kaua`i Economic Development Board, Inc. (KEDB) & Hawai`i Renewable Energy Development Venture (HREDV)

Maurice Kaya will provide details on HREDV resources such as:

  • Consultation with key players in energy policies and investments
  • Market assessments & studies
  • Collaboration assistance with key Dept of Energy and National Lab managers & technical staff
  • Technology development assistance including: funding; support for early stage innovation; testing & evaluation; support for sustainable implementation
  • Business mentoring to improve acquisition potential by investors and buyers
  • Opportunities to promote coordination between renewable energy and sustainable agriculture.


In 2008, Senator Daniel K. Inouye helped start HREDV by requesting the US Department of Energy to support a larger more robust and sustainable clean energy sector in Hawai`i.  HREDV was then started in 2008 at the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) with $1.2 million, followed by $3.8 million in 2009.  At present, it’s leading the effort to facilitate the formation of teams to compete for economic stimulus clean energy funding.  HREDV will solicit proposals for potential co-investment from the private sector, targeting areas such as renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, and clean energy-based transportation fuels and systems.  It has also started promoting coordination between renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and water resources management, helping establish the connection between energy security and food security.

For more information, see HREDV’s website at:

2008 Kaua`i Renewable Energy Conference

2008 renewable energy logo
Presented by Kaua`i Economic Development Board in Partnership with the US Department of Energy, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development, and Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative
Mahalo to everyone who attended the 2008 Kaua`i Renewable Energy Conference, and mahalo to all the speakers, sponsors, and coordinators of this call to action for our county.
LIST OF CONFERENCE SPONSORS – Mahalo to all of our generous sponsors!
Energy Solutions Main Focus” (The Garden Island Newspaper, 09/09/08)
Political Will Problem, Panel Says” (The Garden Island Newspaper, 09/10/08)
Work Toward Renewable Energy on Kaua`i Detailed (The Honolulu Advertiser, 09/10/08)
Energy Conference Generates Excitement” (Kauai People Weekly Newspaper, 09/17/08)

Day One: Monday, September 8, 2008
Day Two, Tuesday, September 9, 2008
  • Morning Keynote
    Jennifer Goto Sabas, Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye
    (No PPT available)
  • Summary of Findings Session
    Conducted by Maurice Kaya and Bill Parks
    (No PPT available)
    (Video and summary TBA)
  • Luncheon Keynote
    State Senator Gary L. Hooser, Hawai`i Senate Majority Leaders and Vice Chair of the State Senate Committee on Energy & Environment (no PPT available)

TechEnterprise Conference 2008

TechEnterprise 2008

Honolulu Country Club

1690 Ala Puumalu Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96818-1599

June 25 – 26, 2008


Attention Hawaii Technology Firms!

Network with us at our annual conference. Connect with current and upcoming national and regional federal opportunities.


TechEnterprise 2008 will –

Introduce Hawaii Companies to resources that foster economic growth
Promote technology development, transfer and commercialization in Hawaii
Encourage collaboration for public-private partnerships
Feature presentations and speakers from various local government, Federal and DoD agencies

For additional information please contact Pacific International Center For High Technology Research (PICHTR) at (808) 943-9581.



For more information on the TechEnterprise Conference 2008 visit our website at

KEDB awarded the 2007 Partnership in Education Award

On December 11, 2007, KEDB was recognized by the Hawaii State Board of Education and Hawaii State Department of Education at the 2007 Recognition and Appreciation Luncheon on Oahu. KEDB was awarded the 2007 Partnership in Education Award for the outstanding contributions to Hawaii’s Public Schools.