2021 Chamber Week: From Hawaii to the Hill: Legislative & Policy Outlook presented by Island Plastic Bags, Inc.


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Name: 2021 Chamber Week: From Hawaii to the Hill: Legislative & Policy Outlook presented by Island Plastic Bags, Inc.
Date: January 20, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM HST
Event Description:

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Email tfetui@cochawaii.org for late registration.

Chamber Week - a week-long series of events and programming that coincides with the opening of the Hawaii State Legislature and is committed to connecting with legislators and getting engaged in the legislative process. Click here to view Chamber Week video.

Register to attend From Hawaii to the Hill: Legislative & Policy Outlook presented by Island Plastic Bags, Inc. to hear from experts on 2021 legislation that will impact the business community.

Join this informative session to learn about how the legislative process works locally and nationally, the benefits of joining a Chamber policy committee and getting involved in support of your business.

Hear from Dan Kouchi, Small Business Support, Administrator will provide an outlook at the local level for the upcoming legislative session and Jennings Imel, Executive Director, Western Region, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will provide an update at the federal level and what we can expect in 2021 from the new PPP, to trade, infrastructure, immigration and other key issues. 

Can't join us live? No problem! Register to attend and we will send you the recording of the webinar afterwards.

Brought to you in partnership with the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce, Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Maui Chamber of Commerce and Molokai Chamber of Commerce.

Jennings Imel

Executive Director
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Before joining the U.S. Chamber staff in 2013, Jennings worked in Washington, DC at the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and at the public affairs firm of Mercury, Clark & Weinstock. Prior to moving to DC, Jennings worked in the California State Assembly; he also managed and worked on several successful congressional and state legislative campaigns, mostly in the Southern California region.

Jennings received a master's degree in international affairs from The George Washington University and bachelor's degrees in political science and German from the University of California, Riverside.

Dan Kouchi
Small Business Support, Administrator
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii


As Small Business Support Administrator, Dan Kouchi is responsible for helping to support the Chamber and its members with advocacy and policy on the federal, state and county levels.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Dan spent the last seven years working for members of the Hawaii Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C. As Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, he worked closely with members of Hawaii's military community to ensure that Hawaii priorities were included in the National Defense Authorization Act. His portfolio also included transportation, small business and other legislative issues. As Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Dan oversaw issues before the Senate Small Business Committee and worked closely with the Chamber on its annual Hawaii on the Hill event. Dan's experience also includes roles in the late Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka's Washington, D.C. offices.

Dan was born and raised in Lihue, Kauai and received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The College of Idaho.

Kurt Osaki
Osaki Creative Group

Kurt Osaki is a graphic designer and founder and president of Osaki Creative Group. He studied at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena and went on to create brands for Fortune 500 clients, including the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets. Osaki serves on many nonprofit boards, including Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.

Event Media:
Event Sponsors:
Zoom webinar
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 PM 

Online registration closes on Tuesday, January 19 at 5PM
Contact Information:
Tricia Fetui
Complimentary for
Chamber members.

Non-members: Fees waived

*Chamber members include YP & HFMA members.
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