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Our Mission

Our Mission

The Hawai´i Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization established in 1982.  Our purpose is to promote the economic well-being of the people of the County and State of Hawaii and promote commerce, industry and agriculture throughout the Island.

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Our Objectives

The objectives of the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce are:

  • To promote the economic well-being of the people of the County and State of Hawaii;

  • To promote commerce, industry, and agriculture throughout the County and State of Hawaii;

  • To develop trade and commerce between the Counties, State, the Continental United States, and foreign countries;

  • To foster just and equitable principals in commerce;

  • To advance the understanding of and appreciation for our free enterprise system;

  • To acquire, preserve, and disseminate business information;

  • To encourage cooperation between business and professions;

  • To aid in the passage of beneficial legislation;

  • To inspire civic responsibility and active involvement in community affairs;

  • To support education and the arts, and especially inspire persons of Portuguese ancestry to strive for excellence in education, business, and community endeavors;

  • To urge persons of Portuguese ancestry of all ages to understand, appreciate, and further the culture, music, and the arts of their forbearers;

  • To encourage the preservation of the unique and valuable Portuguese heritage for the enjoyment and benefit of everyone;

  • To promote the understanding and appreciation of the culture, arts, and heritage of all the people in the United States, especially in the County and State of Hawaii;

  • To cooperate with other organizations in displaying the blend of various cultures which make our Island and our State unique.

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