From NFIB/Hawaii State Director Melissa Pavlicek

Date: January 29, 2015

A new session of the Hawaii State Legislature opened on January 21. Governor David Ige highlighted his key initiatives, including education transformation, food sustainability and federal funding. 
A hearing has already been scheduled on Senate Bill 129, the employer-paid sick leave bill. NFIB has met with legislators on this and other key business issues, including caregiver leave, workers’ compensation and tax matters.
On January 22, NFIB/Hawaii participated in a legislative meet-and-greet with members of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, the Hawaii Farm Bureau and many other business organizations. About 100 business owners and members of affiliated organizations joined the “walk around” to every office at the capitol. (Photo above)
Mahalo to those of you who joined us on the recent Leadership Council call, and a big thank you to Mike Herb for helping represent us at the venture capital association meetings.
Save The Date
We also invited legislators to an informal reception at the capitol hosted by NFIB on Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m. NFIB members are invited and encouraged to attend to discuss in greater detail the critical business issues that we face as independent business owners. 
You can register online now. For more information, call NFIB/Hawaii State Director Melissa Pavlicek at 808-447-1840 or send her an email. For sponsorship opportunities, call Member Support Manager Stacy Jenkins at 866-307-2846 or send her an email.

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