Kay Fukumoto featured speaker at chamber social


Kay Fukumoto will be the featured speaker at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s social at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Maui Tropical Plantation Tram Station in Waikapu. As director of the Maui County Office of Economic Development, she will discuss how the office works with the community, business and government sectors to fortify and diversify the economy and how it helps to attract and develop new business and employment opportunities within the county.

Mayor Michael Victorino named Fukumoto as director in December 2018. She is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.

Following her presentation, chief judge of the 2nd Circuit Court, Richard Bissen Jr., will preside over the ceremonial installation of MNHCoC’s board of directors for fiscal year 2019-20.

“We are eager to hear from Kay Fukumoto about her vision for the Maui County Office of Economic Development because the office has long been a partner in our chamber’s efforts to help advance Native Hawaiian prosperity throughout the county,” said incoming MNHCoC President Frank DeRego Jr. “Likewise, we are deeply honored to have Chief Judge Bissen preside over installation of our new board. This is an auspicious beginning to our new fiscal year.”

Pupu for MNHCoC’s August networker will be provided by the Daniels ‘ohana of Cupie’s Maui.


No-host cocktails and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP and pay in advance at www.mnhcoc.org, or call (808) 281-6438. Deadline for RSVPs is Aug. 11.