OUR HISTORY

  The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii was founded in 1911, initially to provide service to the merchants in Chinatown, and to assist the immigrant population assimilate into their new community.

 

Since those humble beginnings 105 years ago, the Chinese Chamber has grown tremendously and now serves as a leader and an active voice for not only Chinatown but the Chinese community in Hawaii. Today, Chinese Chamber members are active in the community as prominent business, professional and civic leaders who are also patrons and supporters of community efforts and organizations. The Chinese Chamber’s mission is to promote business and economic development, to preserve our rich cultural heritage and to encourage civic responsibility, primarily through education and outreach. Its goals are to:

  • Promote commerce and industry locally and internationally.
     

  • Play an active role in community and governmental affairs.
     

  • Develop and perpetuate social and business relationships with other similar organizations and governmental entities, both in Hawaii and Asia.
     

  • Help preserve and enhance the character and tradition of Chinatown.
     

  • Promote the cultural, historic and social heritage of the Chinese in Hawaii. s Help members of the Chinatown community contribute to society.
     

  • Achieve these goals through Community Education and Outreach.

OUR HISTORY

  The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii was founded in 1911, initially to provide service to the merchants in Chinatown, and to assist the immigrant population assimilate into their new community.

 

Since those humble beginnings 105 years ago, the Chinese Chamber has grown tremendously and now serves as a leader and an active voice for not only Chinatown but the Chinese community in Hawaii.

 

Today, Chinese Chamber members are active in the community as prominent business, professional and civic leaders who are also patrons and supporters of community efforts and organizations.

 

The Chinese Chamber’s mission is to promote business and economic development, to preserve our rich cultural heritage and to encourage civic responsibility, primarily through education and outreach. 

 

 

 

 

 

    Goals of the Chamber...

  • Promote commerce and industry locally and internationally.
     

  • Play an active role in community and governmental affairs.
     

  • Develop and perpetuate social and business relationships with other similar organizations and governmental entities, both in Hawaii and Asia.
     

  • Help preserve and enhance the character and tradition of Chinatown.
     

  • Promote the cultural, historic and social heritage of the Chinese in Hawaii. Help members of the Chinatown community contribute to society.
     

  • Achieve these goals through Community Education and Outreach.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

 

 

 

 

It is an honor to serve as President of this Chamber, one that has given much to the community over its 111 years in existence.

Our goals in this year of reemergence from the pandemic are:

-  Grow our membership, continuing the increases of the past few years

-  Deepen our Business Networking and the Benefits we offer to businesses

-  Expand our programs to Revitalize Chinatown, making it a safe and welcoming place for both businesses & residents

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2022 - 2023 President Jonathan Cook
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