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VASH Holiday Fundraiser and Industry Breakfast at Halekulani 2021

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Friday, December 3, 2021 from 7:30am-9:30am Halekulani, Ballroom I and II

PATA Hawai‘i and TTRA – Hawai‘i Present: 2021 Industry Holiday Breakfast

It’s our annual Holiday event! The Hawaii Chapters of PATA & TTRA invite you to our Industry Holiday Breakfast and Silent Auction at Halekulani. This is a great opportunity to get in the spirit of the holidays and network with industry peers.

We’re pleased to once again welcome Jessica Lani Rich, President and Director of VASH, the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii. VASH continues to provide much-needed services to our visitors in need. 100% of our Virtual Auction goes directly to VASH, which is dedicated to helping visitors who have been victims of crime or other adversities while visiting Hawaii. Bidding starts Wednesday, November 19, 2021 and concludes Friday, December 3, 2021 at the event. Items will be added throughout the bidding period, so check back often!

We also welcome keynote speaker Jason Ho‘opa‘i from Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, a Mālama Hawai‘i Program partner.  Learn more about HLRI’s program, their work with the community, experience with Mālama Hawai‘i Program, and the importance of giving back.

We look forward to hearing from our friends at TIM International — represented by Lee-Ann Choy and PATA Hawai‘i scholarship winner Jaycie Tanaka — and Dr. Dave Evans from Kapi‘olani Community College HOST Program.

NOTICE: Mandate required pandemic precautions must be followed for entrance to the event.

See Jessica’s holiday interview here:

Wrap-up: 2021 Annual Airports Update

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Mahalo to Ross Higashi, Deputy Director of Department of Transportation, Airports Division for sharing the latest updates for airports statewide, including the Hawai‘i Airports Modernization Program, part of Governor Ige’s continuing work on airport improvements throughout the State. 

Deputy Director Hagashi’s brings more than 30 years of experiene and service in government, with responsibilities including the oversight of numerous modernization and facility improvement projects representing billions of dollars in construction, an annual operational budget of more than $500 million, and the financial stability of the Airports Division.

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