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Business Currents - July 2022

Mahalo for being a valued CPB customer!


In this month’s Business Currents newsletter, we showcase a small business feature, highlight an upcoming informative webinar, announce an exciting pop-up marketplace opportunity, and more!


Let’s dive in!


July's Small Business Spotlight

Truss Systems Hawaii


In our latest small business spotlight, we're highlighting Truss Systems Hawaii and their President, Mr. Scott Loomer. Check out this feature as Mr. Loomer opens up about winning the Hawaii SBA Award's top honor, reflects on why his business banks with CPB, and more!


Want to learn more about Truss Systems Hawaii? Click the link below!


CPB Small Business Webinar: How the Employee Retention Credit Can Help Your Business


Designed to help businesses impacted by the pandemic, learn how the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) can provide refundable tax relief to your business. In this webinar, our featured speakers will highlight:

  • What the ERC is and the impact of the credit
  • Who qualifies for the ERC and examples
  • The ERC Calculator

When: Tuesday, September 13, 9-10 a.m.
Fee: No Cost

Featured Speaker

Dayna Matsumoto,

SVP & Controller
CPB Group

Featured Speaker

Lindsay Rice,

Senior Manager
Ernest & Young, LLP

Featured Speaker

Tali Cohen,

Senior Product Manager
EY Foundry


Susan Utsugi,

SVP & Business Banking Division Manager
Central Pacific Bank

If you are unable to virtually attend, a link to the recorded webinar will be sent to those that registered.


Join Our Next Small Business Marketplace at Tidepools


Tidepools at CPB is hosting a Small Business Matsuri (market/festival) on Friday, September 9, and we’re looking for businesses who are interested in participating in this pop-up marketplace at our downtown Main Branch location.


We will be hosting both a day market, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a night market, from 5 to 8 p.m.


If you are interested in becoming a vendor, or for more information about this exciting event, please contact Rhys Sumida at [email protected] by Monday, August 26, 2022. 


KūHana Now Accepting Applications for Cohort 9


The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is launching its KūHana Cohort 9 on August 9, 2022. Participants will be provided with a one-year CNHA membership, ongoing technical assistance support, access to exclusive networking events, and an opportunity to pitch their business plan to community partners and investors.

  • Eight-week virtual evening program, August 9 through September 27 (6 hours a week)
  • All Hawaii-based businesses are welcome to apply, and applications are due August 3, at 5 p.m.

Launch My Ecommerce - Summer 2022 Program


Presented by the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership, register for this five-week course that explores the key principles of scaling your business online through the development of your own branded website.


When: August 16 – September 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: YWCA Kokokahi, 45-035 Kaneohe Bay Drive
Fee: No Cost


Limited seats are available, so apply early!

Logo vs. Brand - Elevate Your Products with Art and Packaging


Presented by the Hawaii Small Business Development Center, this webinar helps business owners to review their packaging and design work to elevate their products and increase sales. Learn and engage with local design and label decal production experts Susan Hanes and Elliot Olinger of Dana Labels, a family-owned small business in Hawaii since 1970.


When: August 4, 10am - 11:30am
Fee: $15

SBA Small Business Opportunity Day – Financing and Technical Assistance for Small Business


Meet your local lenders and SBA resource partners to discuss your needs for loans or other financial needs.


When: Tuesday, August 23, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Building Industry Association of Hawaii, 94-487 Akoki St., Waipahu, HI 96797

Fee: No Cost