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The Chamber hosts numerous events and seminars throughout the year in support of our members.
Has your business been impacted by COVID-19? Register to attend this webinar to obtain the knowledge and tools on how to acquire funding to save your business during these unprecedented times. Enjoy opening remarks by Senator Brian Schatz, and hear from Jane Sawyer, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, on loan details including who qualifies, amount of loans, and more.
Are you overwhelmed with filling out the loan application? Stacey Katakura, President & Founder, Accumulus, joins to explain the documentation process and lend her expertise. Additionally, Darin R. Leong, Law Office of Darin R. Leong, LLLC will share the legal requirements of PPP.
The Honorable Brian Schatz
Senator Brian Schatz has dedicated his career to public service as a strong advocate for Hawaii’s middle-class families, a clean energy economy, seniors, our veterans, and Native Hawaiians.
Brian Schatz is Hawaii's senior United States Senator. He serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; the Indian Affairs Committee; and the Select Committee on Ethics.
Schatz also chairs the Special Committee on the Climate Crisis and serves on the Senate Democratic Caucus's leadership team as Chief Deputy Whip.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Jane A. Sawyer is the District Director of the Hawaii District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, providing programs and services to small businesses in a territory includes the State of Hawaii as well as American Samoa, Guam and other affiliated Pacific Islands. Sawyer oversees all activities of the federal agency, including loans and lending relations, business training and counseling assistance, and federal contracting programs and certifications.
Sawyer joined SBA in 1993 as the Assistant District Director for Business Development to manage the public communications, marketing, consulting, mentoring, training and technical assistance programs such as the Small Business Development Center Networks, SCORE, Women?s Business Centers, State Trade and Export Promotion programs and other special initiatives to support entrepreneurial and business ventures. She has served in the capacity of District Director since 2009.
President & Founder
As President and Founder of Accumulus, Stacey Katakura brings an unmatched level of accounting and financial advisory experience?having previously served for three years as President of HiAccounting, a division of The Hawaii Group, and for ten years prior to that as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Forest City Hawaii, a real-estate development and property management company responsible for over $2 billion in Hawaii real-estate and renewable energy projects.
Stacey is a licensed CPA in Hawaii and California, is a graduate Kaiser High School, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California?s Kenneth Leventhal School of Accounting.
Darin R. Leong, Esq.
Law Office of Darin R. Leong LLLC
Darin R. Leong represents clients in a wide range of employment and labor matters, including federal and state court litigation of wrongful termination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, breach of contract/non-complete agreements, and other employment claims; discrimination and harassment cases before administrative agencies; negotiation of executive employment agreements; wage and hour compliance; OSHA/HIOSH investigations and compliance; and other traditional labor matters such as collective bargaining, labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges.
Darin is a graduate of Punahou School, Pomona College and New York University School of Law. Darin was previously a partner at Marr Jones & Wang from 2013 - 2019, and in 2019 he left Marr Jones & Wang to open his own employment and labor law practice.
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