Celebrate these Native Hawaiian businesses and shopping.
The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (NHCC), founded in 1974, strives to encourage and promote the interests of Native Hawaiians engaged in business and professions. NHCC members participate in a variety of economic, social and public affairs.
The NHOA is a trade association created to provide a unified voice for the Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO) authorized by the Small Business Administration as NHO-owned 8(a) firms. NHOs are tremendous economic tools for our native community through the development of job opportunities here in Hawaii, capacity building of innovative industries, and the support of important social and economic programs vital to the fabric of our community.
At the same time as the Merrie Monarch Hula festival, a marketplace of Hawaiian arts, crafts and books takes place at the civic auditorium in Hilo.
This festival, held in August at the Blaisdell hall and arena in Honolulu, showcases food, gifts, arts, crafts, CDs and more, all made in Hawaiʻi.