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Biz Wrap: Rogue SUP Hilo Grand Opening

July 19, 2013, 1:01 PM HST
* Updated July 19, 2:25 PM
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In business news this week, Rogue SUP Hilo moved to a larger location within downtown Hilo and will hold a grand opening ceremony this Sunday.

The Hawai’i Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on “How to Start a Business” on July 24 in Hilo, and the Hawai’i Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a volunteer work day on Mauna Kea next weekend.

Rogue Standup Paddleboards Grand Opening This Sunday            

Rogue SUP Hilo will hold a grand opening ceremony and sale this Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its new location at 263 Keawe St.

Owner Tony Freitas originally opened the store in August 2012 on Haili Street, but said with the sport’s increasing popularity the store had already outgrown that space. The store’s new larger location will feature Smooth paddle boards, Rogue paddle boards and Hinano clothing.

How to Start A Business Workshop July 24 in Hilo

The Hawai’i Small Business Development Center in Hilo will be offering a workshop Wednesday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to noon on how to start a small business. The workshop will be held in Edith Kanakaole Hall Room K277 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

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Participants will learn about entrepreneurship, forms of business organization and sources of capital, as well as services offered by the Hawai‘i SBDC.

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Attendees will also learn about key ingredients for business success and steps involved in starting a business.

Workshop fee is $25. Deadline to register is Monday, July 22. To register or for more information on the workshop call 933-0776 or visit www.hisbdc.org.

Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Day on Mauna Kea

Hawai'i Island  Chamber of Commerce will hold a volunteer work day on Mauna Kea on July 27. Photo credit HICC.

Hawai’i Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a volunteer work day on Mauna Kea on July 27. Photo credit HICC.

Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a volunteer day on Mauna Kea on Saturday, July 27. Participants will meet in Hilo at 8 a.m. to caravan to Mauna Kea and return to Hilo by 3:30 p.m. There is no fee to participate.

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Under the guidance of the staff from the Office of Mauna Kea Management, Chamber members and guests will plant native silverswords and conduct invasive plant eradication around the grounds of the Hale Pohaku astronomy support facility at the 9,500-foot elevation.

The volunteer day includes lunch and a presentation by Thomas Chun, a member of the Kahu Ku Mauna Council, who will discuss the importance of connecting astronomical observations with Hawaiian culture concepts.

Families with pre-teen or teen children are encouraged to attend. Transportation to and from the mountain will be provided. For more information, call the Chamber office at 935-7178.

Omori Receives Prestigious Photography Award

Mayor Billy Kenoi presented Bruce Omori with a proclamation after Omori received a prestigious national photography award. Photo courtesy of the Mayor's office.

Mayor Billy Kenoi presented Bruce Omori with a proclamation after Omori received a prestigious national photography award. Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s office.

Bruce Omori of Hilo’s Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery recently received the Winland Smith Rice International Award for his photo titled “Volcano Vortices.” The award was presented to him by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History at a ceremony in Washington DC.

Omori’s photo was selected from nearly 20,000 submissions from photographers around the world.

Mayor Billy Kenoi presented Omori a Certificate of Proclamation in recognition of the prestigious award.

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