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  DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR  MIKE MCCARTNEY DIRECTOR LEN HIGASHI ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2021 HAWAII’S DIGITAL CURRENCY LAB ANNOUNCES “NFT FOR GOOD” INITIATIVE An Innovative Public-Private Fundraising Collaborative for Hawai‘i’s Non-Profits through NFTs HONOLULU ...
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On Tuesday, June 29, – 1:00pm-3:30pm EST – don’t miss a special online event celebrating the remarkable work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) innovators. Join us to hear a discussion on creating change, building legacies, securing funding, and networking. Register early here!

Exerpt from the PIC website: “The Media Fund is PIC’s standing funding initiative, which provides funds for single non-fiction projects about the indigenous Pacific Islander experience for two critical phases of production: Production and Post-production.  Projects applying to the Media Fund must be intended for national public television broadcast, and therefore must be able to enter into a production ...
Read More Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) media fund is now open for submissions. Follow the image for details!

Amy Hānaiali’i’s success as a recording artist speaks for itself and is evidenced by a multitude of awards and acknowledgements, including 6 GRAMMY® nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album & Best Native Roots Music Album. Hanaiali’i’s talent emerges from a disciplined classical training, fused powerhouse vocals, and honoring her family’s worldly heritage and rooted ancestral ...
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Charles Michael Brotman is a GRAMMY Award-winning composer/producer. Placements of his music include Saturday Night Live, Chicago Med, Black-ish, Portlandia, America’s Most Wanted, Oprah,  Hawaii Five-0, CNN Newsroom, The Tonight Show, The Descendants, Entertainment Tonight, etc. He is president of the Hawaii Songwriting Festival, director of the Creative Labs Music Immersive, co-founder of Palm Records, ...
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Georja Skinner is the Chief Officer of the Creative Industries Division (CID) in the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) where she has lead the state’s efforts to define, build and strengthen Hawaii’s creative economy since 2007. Skinner’s career in prime time television lead to an Emmy nomination for sound mixing, the first ...
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Kris Ahrend serves as Chief Executive Officer for The MLC, where he leads the organization’s mission to ensure songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers receive their mechanical royalties from streaming and download services in the U.S. accurately and on time. Most recently, Ahrend led the development and launch of Warner Music Group’s Center of Excellence ...
Read More Kris Ahrend, CEO of The Mechanical Licensing Collective

BA in Business, University of Denver and completing Masters in Org Leadership: Strategic Change and Innovation in 2021. Former retail/commercial banker.  1/3 of Nā Leo Pilimehana – managed all aspects of the record label, touring, branding and marketing. Musician/singer/songwriter, entrepreneur.  Mother to 3 lovely grown kids, and Jamma to 3 grandbabies.

United States Senator Mazie K. Hirono

Posted on Apr 27, 2021 in Main

Mazie K. Hirono was elected to the Senate in 2012 and sworn in as Hawaii’s first female senator and the country’s first Asian-American woman senator. Throughout her time in the Senate, Hirono has fought on behalf of Hawaii families and communities whose voices are not often heard in Congress. Hirono serves on the Committee on ...
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This is going to be an amazing public panel discussion, with a broad spectrum of creative sector entrepreneurs of Asian American decent. We expect this panel to cover all kinds of topics, insight and incredible advice as to how to put yourself ahead in the creative industry. Please come and join us. As always, our ...
Read More May 1, 2021 at 1:00p HST: AAPI Heritage Month! Free 90-Minute Public Panel

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