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Business Fair Workshop Today; Business Fair This Weekend

October 25, 2012, 11:11 AM HST
* Updated October 25, 12:22 PM
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Hawaii Business Fairs is offering a workshop today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo. Registration begins at 12 noon.

The event continues this evening with a SpeedNet networking event and dinner tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After dinner (from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), workshop attendees are encouraged to network with speakers and fellow attendees using a fun process likened to business musical chairs.

The main event—a business fair—will take place Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Liza Yogi founded Hawaii Business Fairs as a way for local business owners to learn more about marketing, distribution, and business development, as well as increase business opportunities.

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The annual business fair is building on the success of last year’s Hawaii Body and Beauty Trade Fair offered last October.

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According to Yogi, this year’s attendees will discover new business opportunities and marketing techniques, explore existing local business owner’s services and products, plus learn the importance of small business, entrepreneurship, and innovation here in Hawaii.

Speakers at today’s event include Kevin Hopkins on tropical fish farming, Patrick Walsh on product branding and exportation, Jill Mattos on cattle production, Angela Adamson on stage productions, Mike Duponte on Korean natural farming, Tony Vidana on energy alternatives and Larry Czerwonka on book publishing.

The keynote presentation this afternoon is by best selling author Ken Foster of Premiere Coaching who will speak from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on “The Art of Business Consciousness.”

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The main event is a business fair Friday and Saturday at the Civic. The fair, which is free to attend, features several local vendors and organizations showcasing their innovating work in the fields of marketing, publishing, health and beauty, arts, music, aquaculture, agriculture, and technology.

Tickets for both of today’s events are $35; while today’s workshop costs $15. Tickets for just tonight’s SpeedNet and Dinner are $20. Tickets are available at the door.

For more information on Hawaii Business Fairs events call Liza or Byron Yogi at 756-9245 or email [email protected].

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