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 the Council Committee on Business, Economic Development and Tourism, will offer some guidance for business owners concerned about a second shut-down by government in response to rising cases of COVID-19.

The event will include expert panelists from various Hawaii industries including food and beverage; hula and other dance studios; tourism and more, with special insights into examples of success from New Zealand.

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

Topics of discussion:

What business has been like since we last spoke:

Whether you have taken additional steps to make doing business even safer for customers and employees.

Any progress you have made in getting the voice of your industry further unified.

What can we do to avoid closing?

How can we increase safety so that we can stay open?

After numerous industry-focused virtual town hall meetings addressing business during the pandemic, Councilmember Pine has seen that the most vocal industries, that come together with cohesive plans, have experienced the greatest success in reopening and rekindling their ability to generate revenue.

To register for the ZOOM event:

Via Facebook Live (no registration required):

Questions will be accepted via the chat functions on each platform.

Councilmember Kym Pine represents residents of District One, comprising portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nnkuli, Mili, Waianae, Mkaha, Keaau and Makua) and is chair of the City Councils Committee on Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

Media Contact:

Erika Engle

Communications Director

erika [dot] engle honolulu [dot] gov

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