Entries by Pine Staff

Councilmember Pine updates critical help for businesses

Sept. 22, 2020 SBA webinars also offer critical help Additional business relief available from the City Good morning! My staff and I have been working hard to provide answers, resources, referrals and hope to small businesses and individuals since we first heard about the Coronavirus arriving on our shores. We want to let you know […]

Coby Torda interview released by Councilmember Kym Pine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 4, 2020 Coby Torda interview released by Councilmember Kym Pine Pine hopes residents will realize the seriousness of COVID and its negative impacts, even to healthy young people HONOLULU, HAWAII Former COVID-19 patient Coby Torda has to take oxygen with him where ever he goes, as his long road to recovery […]

Pine supports businesses with a new virtual town hall

Pine supports businesses with a new virtual town hall Another Closure Imminent: How to protect your business from being shut down Oahu bars were shut down again, for three weeks effective Friday, by order of the mayor, with approval from the governor. What industry will be next? Host, Honolulu City Council member and Chair of […]

Pine opposes bar closure order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2020 Pine opposes bar closure order HONOLULU, HAWAII In light of the order closing bars again for three weeks effective tomorrow, Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine, chair of the Councils committee on Business, Economic Development and Tourism, issued the following statement: The reasons for closure should be based on a […]

Pine: City should lead in helping small business get federal contracts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2020 Pine: City should lead in helping small business get federal contracts Hawai‘i is behind other states HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I — “Local businesses are losing out on lucrative contracts that could keep much-needed money in our economy,” said Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine, after a virtual town hall today. “By the […]

Media advisory: Big Opportunities for Small Businesses

July 21, 2020 Big Opportunities for Small Businesses Pine leads virtual town hall on military and federal contracting WHAT: About $1 billion in military and federal contracts are available in Hawai‘i each year and a percentage is always set aside for local small businesses. Councilmember Kym Pine’s guests will talk about how local companies can […]

Pine’s new revenue source to help offset visitor impacts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2020 Pine’s new revenue source to help offset visitor impacts HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I — A new “Keep Hawai‘i Hawai‘i Pass Program” has been approved by the Honolulu City Council. Proposed by Councilmember Kym Pine as part of a sweeping Keep Hawai‘i Hawai‘i” package of legislation, Bill 3 will become a new […]