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Join the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii for weekly conversations with Hawaii's business community. Sponsored by ALTRES and hosted by Jo McGarry, this podcast will tell the story of business in Hawaii, and will address the challenges of adapting to an ever changing economy. The podcast will also serve as a valuable resource to anyone looking to grow their business, or hear the inside story of some of Hawaii’s most influential employers.

Voice of Business Podcast by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

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Join the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii for weekly conversations with Hawaii's business community. Sponsored by ALTRES and hosted by Jo McGarry, this podcast will tell the story of business in Hawaii, and will address the challenges of adapting to an ever changing economy. The podcast will also serve as a valuable resource to anyone looking to grow their business, or hear the inside story of some of Hawaii’s most influential employers.

    Episode #74: Southwest Airlines Celebrates 5 Years in Hawaii

    Episode #74: Southwest Airlines Celebrates 5 Years in Hawaii

    In episode #74, Jo sat down with the VP of Marketing Communications & Strategy for Southwest Airlines, Jennifer Bridie. In celebration of Southwests' 5th anniversary in Hawaii, Jennifer explains the process of entering a new market and how Southwest continues to be one of the most beloved brands in the world. She also talks about the Southwest Companion Pass and what new travel trends she has seen. To learn more about Southwest in Hawaii, click here.

    • 19 min
    Episode #73: Spotlighting Tech Days of Spring

    Episode #73: Spotlighting Tech Days of Spring

    In episode #73, Jo sat down with John Agustin, Director of Enterprise Architecture for HMSA, and Alan Ito, IT Workforce Development & Regulated Policy Lead for the University of Hawaii, to spotlight Tech Days of Spring 2024. In this episode, Alan explains what the Tech Days of Spring initiative is and how it started. Later, John talks about HMSA's involvement in Tech Days of Spring and why supporting entry level IT candidates is so important. Finally, the group talks about how IT has chan...

    • 24 min
    Episode #72: How Local Employers Secure Fully-Funded Interns

    Episode #72: How Local Employers Secure Fully-Funded Interns

    In episode #72, Jo sat down with Mark Menard, Business Services Coordinator for the American Job Center|City and County of Honolulu, and David Takeyama, CIO of Oceanit, to talk about the QUEST grant which gives local employers the opportunity to secure a fully funded intern. In this episode, Mark explains how the QUEST grant is working to fill workforce gaps in Hawaii with no-risk to employers. Later, David shares one of the first success stories from the QUEST grant and how his company found...

    • 27 min
    Episode #71: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

    Episode #71: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

    The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Engineering Sector Partnership is celebrating Engineers Week! In episode #71, Jo McGarry sat down with Leslie Wilkins, Founder, STEMworks. Leslie talks about women in engineering and the importance of diversifying the field. She also tells us more about STEMworks annual event, “Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day” happening on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the YWCA in Honolulu. To learn more about the Engineering Sector Partnership, click here. 

    • 16 min
    Episode #70: Engineers Week Grows Local Workforce

    Episode #70: Engineers Week Grows Local Workforce

    The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Engineering Sector Partnership is celebrating Engineers Week! In episode #70, Jo McGarry sat down with Brandon Lester, Indo-Pacific Director of AI, Booz Allen Hamilton. Brandon talks about the importance of Engineers Week and how Sector Partnerships are educating our local students on a wide range of opportunities in engineering. He also talks about the future of AI, cybersecurity and provides some helpful recommendations for creating passwords.To learn more a...

    • 20 min
    Episode #69: Elevate Your Professional Skills with Good Jobs Hawaii

    Episode #69: Elevate Your Professional Skills with Good Jobs Hawaii

    In episode #69, Jo McGarry sat down with Marshall Norman, Program Manager, Good Jobs Hawaii, to discuss the free skills training offered at University of Hawaii Community Colleges through the Good Jobs Hawaii federal grant funding. Marshall also explains how critical industry involvement is to the success of Good Jobs Hawaii and why lifelong learning is so important. Later, he shares an inspiring success story from the Good Jobs Hawaii program. To learn more about Good Jobs Hawaii or to apply...

    • 21 min

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