ALA Trade Show at the Pacific Beach Hotel
I had the honor to meet the distinguished guest speaker, the legendary Senator Daniel Akaka (90) at the Pacific Beach Hotel during the ALA Presentation in Waikiki where I presented my merchandise and line of artwork to the ALA and the Navy Exchange. My style was well received and I think I made some valuable connections and interesting business alliances. A much needed break after all the hard work over the past few years. We still have to find out where it all might lead to, but it surely felt great to be recognized and complimented, even Senator Akaka gave me the thumbs up. (Senator Akaka is the first U.S. Senator (1990 to 2013) of Native Hawaiian ancestry. I am very humbled by his comments about my artwork and simply thrilled that I had the chance to meet this gentlemen in person.
(The National American Logistics Association, together with the Local Hawaii Chapter, is hosting the 17th Annual “Local Vendor Show,” to be held on August 20, 2014 at the Pacific Beach Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a special opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of products Made in Hawaii, or are unique to Hawaii, to display, sample, and present their products to Hawaii Commissary and Exchange buyers. The key decision-makers will be in attendance, so this is your time to sell your product. One-on-one meetings will be scheduled on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd.)