FocusOn: How to Obtain Financing to Help Your Business Grow, sponsored by Central Pacific Bank
The Chamber represents more than 2,000+ businesses of all sizes representing 210,000 employees from a wide variety of industries that are contributing more than $32 billion in revenue to Hawaii’s economy.
Join the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, and a panel of experts for a discussion about How to Obtain Financing to Help Your Business Grow.
Learn how to put yourself in the best position to secure financing from your financial institution.
Moderator: Sharene Urakami-Oyama, Vice President, Small Business Market Manager Central Pacific Bank
Sharene Urakami-Oyama is Vice President & Small Business Market Manager at Central Pacific Bank (CPB). Sharene began her banking career at a large national financial institution prior to joining CPB and has over 30 years of combined retail and banking experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa through an athletic scholarship. Sharene is passionate about serving her community and is a board member for the University of Hawaii Alumni Association, the University of Hawaii Letterwinners Club and the Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA. She is also a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Hawaii.
Speaker 1: Dennis Wong, Senior Business Consultant Hawaii Small Business Development Center
Dennis has 41 years of financial experience (including many years at the senior managerial level). Graduate of the Advanced Commercial Lending Graduate School in Oklahoma and Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle. He has assisted businesses in many different industries including manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retail, service, hospitality, agriculture, and restaurants. Also, he is a Board of Director for Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority and has been a long time advisory council member of the SBA, worked extensively with the USDA, and HEDCO 504 loan program.
Speaker 2: Michael Kim, Vice President & Business Banking Team Manager Central Pacific Bank
Michael Kim is Vice President & Business Banking Team Manager at Central Pacific Bank. Michael has been with Central Pacific Bank since 2008 during which time he has worked with all types of small businesses and specializes in medical professionals. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Michael is a board member of Aloha Medical Mission serving as its Treasurer.