Author Archives: Blaine Fergerstrom

Masks & Hand Sanitizer

Aloha,

We hope that everyone is in good health.  A leader in the civic clubs has offered masks for KPHCC members in need, especially kupuna.  Please give me a call if in need of a mask and we’ll figure out how to get to you.  Please advise by not later than Wednesday, after which we will offer to two other groups in need.

Mahalo

Leimomi


Aloha,

Just today, I was mentioning to a friend that I was on my last drop of hand sanitizer.  Lo and behold, this evening KPHCC Santa Caucus showed up with 200 bottles.  Ke akua is looking out for us.  Let me know if any of you needs some hand sanitizer by this Wednesday.  After that, will be sharing with two other organizations.

Me kealoha and mahalo to our club Santa 🙂

Leimomi

Ho’ikaika Like Me Ke Aloha – Members living our motto! Mahalo nui loa!

Live Webinar About Hawaiʻi’s Response to COVID-19

How to Control the Coronavirus Epidemic
and Bring Back Hawaiʻi’s Economy

Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30-6:30 pm

Join the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center as Tim Brown and Sumner La Croix discuss measures to control the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Hawaiʻi and the steps needed to bring back our economy. Hawaiʻi has already taken several crucial steps to control the epidemic, including the State’s restriction on overseas travel, 14-day quarantine on all incoming visitors, stay-at-home order, and citizen adherence to social distancing guidelines. However, three more steps are critical to controlling the epidemic. Register for our live webinar to learn about these additional needs and how Hawaiʻi’s streets and economy can be gradually opened and restored. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A.

Sumner La Croix is Professor Emeritus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Economics Department and a Research Fellow at the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO). Tim Brown is a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center.

Click here to read Brown and La Croix’s full UHERO brief.

To join the live webinar, please register using the sign-up link below. Space is limited. You can also visit our Facebook page or Youtube channel to view the live stream video on April 20, 2020.

REGISTER

Please email info@jhchawaii.net for assistance.

NHCC & OHA Native Hawaiian Small Business Webinar

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce will host a FREE webinar on COVID-19 Assistance for Native Hawaiian Small Businesses & Non-Profits on Monday, April 13, 2020 from 1:30-3:30 pm on Zoom.


Additional financial relief resources for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19 from federal and local sources are available on the NHCC Website and on the OHA COVID-19 web page, .


Small Business information & Assistance

Assistance from local Lenders:

Individuals & ʻOhana Resources

NHCC Website

Honorees Clyde and Pauline Nāmu‘o

Happy Easter!

Aloha,

Happy Easter!  We hope that everyone is well.  In this time of crisis, I wanted to reach out to see if everyone of you are doing well.  Please let me know how you are doing, e-mall at farmfreshhawaii@gmail.com.

A couple members have made monetary donations to help members of our club who may be in need.  If you are in need of some funds to purchase groceries, please contact Leimomi, our Treasurer,  at 372-0630; or if you would like to donate to this fund, send check to Kalihi Palama HCC, c/o Leimomi Khan, Treasurer, 1288 Kapiolani Blvd, Apt 1905,  Honolulu, Hawaii 96814.

Don’t forget also to avail yourselves of the assistance offered by the Federal Government and the State for those unemployed or who own small businesses.  Too, if you filed your tax return in 2018, you should be receiving $1200 single; or $2400 married, plus $500 for each child soon.

We hope that everyone is well and appreciate the kindness that members have shown each other during this time of crisis.  Be well.  Washy, washy, always and stay connected by phone, zoom, facebook, email, etc.

Happy Easter to you and your family.

With fondest aloha,

Juanita
Ho’ikaika Like Me Ke Aloha

Note:  Transmitted on behalf of Juanita who is on Molokai with family with limited computer ability.  She can be reached at (808) 679-5834.

PBDC webinar

PBDC Webinar

Aloha mai kākou,

On behalf of the Pacific Basin Development Council, I want to say mahalo nui loa for participating in yesterday’s webinar focused on the federal programs available for small businesses and non-profit organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The purpose of the webinar was to highlight the value of these important programs, but also to direct you to resources for those who are best able to provide you with one-on-one counseling to address your specific circumstances or questions. To stay engaged with up-to-date information and sometimes daily changes to these programs, signing up for the right e-newsletters can be very beneficial.

We are currently reviewing questions that weren’t answered and will be in touch with those individuals. Below, please find a recording of yesterday’s webinar, the handout on resources we talked about, a PPP power point that DBEDT shared for another webinar earlier this week, and a volunteer survey to help gage the economic impact on the self-employed, freelance and gig-economy workers.

Webinar recording:

Handout of resources (attached) or online here:

Here is the DBEDT power point (attached) or online here:

Survey on the needs of self-employed, freelance and gig-economy workers — information to be shared in aggregate with decision makers:

Esther Kiaʻāina
Executive Director
Pacific Basin Development Council
esther@pacificbasindevelopment.org