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CONTACTS
Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

Rachele Lamosao

Government Relations Manager

rachele@hfbf.org

(808) 848-2074 (general HFBF number)

Website

*Can help with applying for farm assistance

Hawaii Small Business Development Center

info@hisbdc.org

Click here for the SBDC directory by county. 

Website

*Offers free, confidential business advice
*To register for business advising, click here

SCORE Mentors Hawaii

(808) 547-2700

Website

 

*Mentoring program providing confidential business advice

*To request a mentor, click here

Hawaii Agricultural Foundation

(808) 927-9749

Website

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
USDA Rural Development Hawaii and Western Pacific State Office

Brenda Iokepa-Moses

State Director

(808) 933-8323 (for new/general inquiries)

Website

Kanaka Economic Development Alliance

Kelea Levy

kelea@kanakaeconomy.org

*Able to assist Native Hawaiians with EIDL and PPP applications

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

Wayne Thom

CBED Program

wayne.k.thom@hawaiʻi.gov

Website

Hawaii Minority Business Development Agency Center

Dana Hauanio

Director

info@honolulumbdacenter.com

(808) 956-0850

Website

CTAHR Cooperative Extension Services

Savannah
katulski@hawaii.edu

Emilie
ekirk@hawaii.edu

Website

•Savannah is able to provide technical assistance to Kauai ranchers and livestock producers.
•Emilie is able to provide technical assistance to Kauai produce growers.

Small Business Administration Hawaii District Office

Jane Sawyer

District Director

hawaiigeneral@sba.gov

(808) 541-2990

Website

SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance

Shannon Mariano

Customer Service Representative
Public Information Office

shannon.mariano@sba.gov

Website

*Shannon is the point of contact for COVID-19 outreach

Business Law Corps

(808) 539-3806 x 0

appointments@htdc.org

Website

*Offers small business owners legal counseling at no-cost (for help on things like choice of entity, business crisis, for-profit corporations, LLCs, partnerships, etc.)
*Appointments every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for 30 minutes over the phone between 11am-1pm
To schedule appointment, email or call

Accumulus

info@accumulus.co

(808) 369-3121

Website

 

*Honolulu bookkeeping and CFO firm offering free help with US SBA Loan applications

*When contacting, reference offer from Chamber of Commerce website

Mink Center for Business and Leadership

Noela Napoleon

MCBL Lead Business Counselor

mblc@ywcaoahu.org

(808) 695-2633

Website

 

*Offers business and legal counseling for small businesses at no to low cost by appointment
*To schedule an appointment, click here

HDOA Agricultural Loan Division

Linda Kow
(808) 933-8343
Linda.kow@usda.gov
Farm Loan Program Manager
HDOA Loan Division

Wayne Takamine
(808) 973-9458
wayne.s.takamine@hawaii.gov
Business Loan Officer
HDOA Loan Division


Website

(808) 973-9460 (Oahu, Kauai, Maui)
(808) 933-9975 (Hilo)
(808) 323-7591 (Kona)

The Kohala Center

Eric Bowman
Business Development and Services Integration Coordinator
ebowman@kohalacenter.org

Megan Blazak
Rural Economic Development Supervisor
(808) 313-0904
mblazak@kohalacenter.org

Website

*Able to assist with EIDL and PPP applications and other grant/loan applications

Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency

Patrick Lewis

County Executive Director

Pacific Basin FSA Service Center

patrick.lewis@usda.gov

(808) 600-2953 (office)

(808) 443-8777 (cell)

Website

(808) 541-2600 x 2

USDA Hawaii Farm Service Agency

Click here for the FSA directory by county.

Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Inc.

office@hicattle.org
(808) 333-6755

Website

*Offering to work through any impacts you are experiencing due to COVID-19. To report impacts, click here.
*
The website has updates with answers to import and export questions and changes to livestock shipping procedures.

 

Go Farm Hawaii

Erik Shimizu
erikms@hawaii.edu
AgBusiness Program
GoFarm Hawaii

Pomai Weigert
cweigert@hawaii.edu
AgBusiness Program
GoFarm Hawaii

General
info@gofarmhawaii.org
(808) 956-3530

Website

 

*Offers services to new and existing agribusinesses to take their company to the next level
*Provides assistance in business management, financial management, marketing, and technical farming
*Interested participants need basic experience with tracking financial information and the ability to communicate over email/zoom/etc. so files can be transferred back and forth.
*For more information and to apply, click here
*Pomai is able to provide consulting services for farmers/ranchers to market their businesses on platforms such as social media.

WEBINARS
 

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Farm Commons COVID-19 Webinars 

Up-to-date webinars specifically for farmers and ranchers to navigate business strategy, loan applications, and government updates during the coronavirus.

 

Click here

Farmers & Ranchers Unemployment Insurance Benefits Webinar

 

A webinar by the Farm Commons covering eligible unemployment insurance benefits for farmers and ranchers. 

 

Click here

HANO Hawaii Webinars

Webinars and other information specifically for nonprofits.

Click here

Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture Farming COVID-19 Webinars

 

Up-to-date webinars specifically for farmers and ranchers covering coronavirus-relevant topics.

 

Click here

Save Hawaii Jobs and Businesses Webinars 

A weekly webinar series that provides clarification for PPP and other federal program funding,

 

Click here

Shop Small Hawaii

Provides business resources and tools to the community through free educational workshops, promotions, and special events for community partners.

 

Click here to register your business and receive updates

Farm Answers COVID-19 Library

A library of documents and webinars for farmers to adapt their businesses during COVID-19.

 

Click here

E-Commerce Made Simple Webinar

A webinar by Meli James, Co-Founder of Mana Up Hawaii, on how to take your business successfully online.

 

Webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM HST. Registration closes on Monday, May 11 at 5:00 PM. Free to HFMA and Chamber members and $35 for nonmember​s.

 

Click here to register

Pro Service Hawaii Business Guide

Extensive business guides and webinars on how to run businesses during a crisis, including a specific webinar for agriculture/farming.
 

Click here

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Online Livestock Marketing Webinar Series

This 4-part webinar series, presented by CTAHR, will focus on the direct-to-consumer marketing and sale of animal products using various online platforms and tools.

Part I Date:
May 19, 2020 6-7 PM

 

To register, click here.

Livestock Pau Hana Talk Story

Livestock Pau Hana is an informal, bi-weekly discussion presented by CTAHR, the Livestock Extension Group, and Hawaii’s Cattlemen’s Council discussing the impacts of COVID-19 and other issues on Hawaii livestock operations.


To register, click here. After you register, you should receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the meeting. After registering, you can use the same link for all future webinars.

Cattlemen’s College Online Campus

The Cattlemen’s College Online Campus is a portal of on-line learning opportunities for those interested in beef product promotion, research, information and related activities financed by the beef checkoff and similar market development investments.

It contains conference sessions, workshops, presentations, and webinars.

 

Click here.

The Kohala Center's Farm Bill Program Funding Webinar

This webinar provides a broad overview for some of the funding options available to farmers, ranchers, and other Hawaii agriculturalists, as well as some best practices for applying to any grant.

Click here

More webinars coming soon!

Maui Economic Development Board COVID-19 Business Assistance Webinar Series

The COVID-19 Business Assistance Series, sponsored by the County of Maui, aims to help small businesses navigate the resources available to them, with clear step-by-step instructions. The webinar on May 14 focused on Agriculture and COVID-19 Loan Relief Programs.

Click here

 
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