Meetings Calendar

Monday, August 12, 1996


Alu Like Inc.: Classes to assist with starting a small business: Aug. 6 to Sept. 17, Tuesdays to Thursdays in Honolulu; Aug. 10 to Sept. 14, Saturdays in Kapolei; Sept. 24 to Oct. 31, Tuesdays to Thursdays in Honolulu.

"So You're Going to Own a Restaurant," Sept. 21. Call 524-1225. Flat fee of $40 for a class series and $10 per workshop.

Building Industry Association of Hawaii: "BIA Hawaii Renaissance Awards program," 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Cost $35 per person or $315 for a table of 10. Call 847-4666 ext. 204.

Data Processing Management Association: "Crossroads Hawaii, Managing Technology," Sept. 19-20, Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Hotel. Java, Software Quality Assurance, High Speed Downsizing and Surviving Client Server to be discussed. Call 527-6218 or e-mail

Hawaii Society of Corporate Planners: "Hawaii's Region of Choice Program," 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15., Hawaii Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Ballroom. The program is the first statewide economic marketing campaign that is private-sector oriented. Cost $25, members; $30, non-members. Call 537-2356.

National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 311: Picnic & meeting, 10 a.m. Aug. 13, Ala Wai Community Park.

Own A Business Expo: The Expo, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17-18, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, will feature products and services for starting a home business and a wide-range of distributorships and franchise opportunities.

Restaurant Seminar Institute Inc.: One-day seminar for restaurant owners and accountants with tips on how to increase profits, Aug. 13. Topics include 49 ways to prevent theft, calculation of daily/weekly profit, computer programs for faster information and increasing sales. Cost $195. Call 1-800-526-5798.

Service Corps of Retired Executives: Open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030. Free counseling sessions with an experienced business executive are available. Call 522-8130.

"Taking Your Business to the Next Level," 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Learn about lease agreements, business structure, how to market products and services, bookkeeping and computer software, deciding on insurance and how to acquire funds to start a business. Cost: $45 by Aug. 19 or $55 after Aug. 19 or at the door. Call 522-8130 for location and reservations.

No-fee pre-business counseling and mentoring of entrepreneurs held on a one-on-one basis by appointment. On Oahu call 522-8130, neighbor islands can call 1-800-288-8866.

Small Business Development Center Network, University of Hawaii-Hilo: "Small Business in Hawaii: Getting Started," 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030, Bancorp Tower. Learn the characteristics small- business people have in common, sources of capital, and the logistics of starting a business. Cost $5 for either seminar. Call 522-8131.

"Succession planning for small businesses," 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 21, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030, Bancorp Tower. Cost $10.

"Writing a Winning Business Plan," 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 28, 94-220 Waipahu Depot Road, Suite 402. Cost $20.

State Tourism Training Council: "Introduction to Training Tools" and "Airport Services for International Visitors," courses offered Aug. 1-27.

The Hookipa Aloha Council will show managers and trainers how to use the tools in "Introduction to Training Tools," from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21 (brown bag sessions); 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 27; and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 27.

"Airport Services for International Visitors," is available from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 13; 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13; and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26.

Call 586-8670 to register for the courses.

U.S. Small Business Administration: Free orientation to entrepreneurs, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030. The session introduces entrepreneurs to small business resources. Reservations required. Call 522-8130.


Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education: The first Legal Technology Symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Aug. 15, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Cost: $165. The symposium will discuss the latest technology for use in the courtroom and the law office to be more productive, cost-efficient and client-friendly. Call 956-6551.

Hawaii Lawyers Care: Legal clinic to assist low-income individuals and families with legal problems, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 24, Waialua Community Association, 66-434 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa. Call 528-7046 for an appointment.

Two services will be offered - a two-part do-it-yourself divorce clinic co-sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline; and a 30-minute advice/consultation session with volunteer attorneys. Cost: $30 for the divorce clinic and no charge for the consultation session.


The Grantsmanship Center: Grantsmanship Training Program, a five-day workshop Aug. 26-30 to learn to write grant proposals, Maui Research and Technology Center, Kihei. The workshop covers researching for grants, learning to use the center's proposal-writing format, negotiating with funding sources and online grant information systems on the Internet.

Cost: $595 per person and $545 for each additional person, including materials. Partial scholarships available through Maui County. Call 875-2307.


Venture Club of Honolulu: August membership meeting, 6 p.m. Aug. 13. Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate. Diane Murayama speaks about elderly care services. Cost $5, includes dinner. Call 543-7726.

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