Central Pacific Bank wants you to Shop Small Hawaii and support local businesses
Central Pacific Bank is proud to present Shop Small Hawaii, a non-profit event under the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership. Its goal is to bring attention to the importance of family, friends and neighbors who are small business owners. These hardworking individuals give our island home a sense of community, and contribute to the local economy in many ways.
Initiated by American Express and now adopted by many communities and governments, the Shop Small campaign is a national, year-round celebration of small business owners everywhere with an annual celebration on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, or Small Business Saturday Hawaii.
The vision at Shop Small Hawaii is to identify neighborhood champions in all districts of the state and help them rally their small business neighbors in celebration of Shop Small Saturday Hawaii. The campaign promotes choosing inspiration over competition for a stronger community and a healthier way to do business. It aims to provide business resources and tools to small business owners in Hawaii through through educational workshops, promotions, and special events in collaboration with community partners.
Small business owners are able to sign up for free at shopsmallhawaii.com. Central Pacific Bank also hopes other supporters will champion Hawaii’s small businesses and help the Shop Small Hawaii campaign through volunteering or by providing subject matter experts for retailers who can share their expertise through various business workshops.
About Central Pacific Bank
Central Pacific Bank is the primary subsidiary of Central Pacific Financial Corp., a Hawaii based financial institution. It provides a full range of banking, investment and trust services. Founded by a small group of World War II veterans in 1954 to help immigrant families build a life away from the plantations, the bank has grown to serve the financial needs of all families and small businesses in the Islands.
#SHOPSMALLHAWAII Special Non-Profit Partner at the Small Business Administration -SBA Awards and Hawaii Business Magazine Editors Choice Awards
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Comprehensive support for local small businesses all year long
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