YP Professional Development Class (PDC) - Turning An Idea Into A Business sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
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.
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Join us for the next Professional Development Class Turning An Idea Into A Business with one of the Founders of ALOHA Collection, Heather Aiu.
Embark on a journey of entrepreneurial discovery with our first PDC of 2024! Learn from the Founders of ALOHA Collection on how they turned their creative sparks into thriving businesses.
Register to attend and you will learn:
How to cultivate resilience, creativity and strategic thinking
Gain insights on market research and identify target audience
Attracting customers and investors
Networking and mentoring
Scaling for success
Registration includes breakfast, coffee and parking.
ALOHA Collection was born out of a love for travel, adventure, and the ocean. Founded by surfer/flight attendant Rachael Leinaʻala, and Kauaʻi native Heather Aiu, in the summer of 2014 with a single bag, a shared dream, and a Kickstarter campaign. Their initial launch was a success and soon after the brand took off. Retailers in Hawaiʻi were quick to embrace the line as these bags were unlike anything else on the market. As more doors opened, ALOHA Collection’s popularity grew. Today you can find ALOHA Collection fans all over the world. This California-based brand with Hawaiian roots has grown into a true lifestyle brand. When not at home, you will now find Heather and Rachael traveling the world or on the beaches of Hawaiʻi dreaming up their latest inspiration.
Heather Aiu, a proud Kauaʻi native and Kamehameha alum who has embraced Encinitas, California as her second home, is dedicated to building an international ‘ohana, one bag at a time. In 2013, with an International Business degree and lots of drive, Heather left a volatile real estate market in the Private Banking sector to pursue a dream with co-founder Rachael Leināʻala. Today ALOHA Collection is an ever expanding brand with a loyal customer across Hawaiʻi and beyond!
Nowadays Heather splits her time between Encinitas and Kauaʻi with her husband Nick and daughter Lei Lei. Committed to staying true to her roots, she gives back to Hawaiʻi annually through ALOHA Collection's Mālama ʻĀina initiative, preserving the beauty of the land and culture that she loves so dearly.
Sign up early, maximum attendance is 23!
Mahalo to our sponsor, Kaiser Permanente!
Date and Time
Thursday Feb 15, 2024
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM HST
Private Downtown Exclusive Location.
Inquire with Tricia or Kaya for details.
Registration includes coffee and breakfast