Aloha and Mabuhay!
Welcome to the 58th year of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawai`i. In the next year, I have the privilege and honor to lead a Chamber that will focus on the entrepreneurs in our community as they start their own businesses, grow businesses they have started, or prepare to take leadership roles in existing businesses. As part of this transition, we plan an overhaul of the Chamber’s operations to increase efficiency and better serve our members. A virtual office, electronic newsletters, and paperless invoices include just some of the initiatives we hope to implement.
Aptly, the Installation Committee has chosen this year’s theme “The Next Generation” to recognize the ongoing process of passing of the torch from one generation to the next; from a generation whose blockbusting achievements now challenge the next generation to continue and improve upon the existing accomplishments of businesses and individuals in the Filipino Community here in Hawaii. Having recently turned 40, I can relate to a transition from a decade where success in business has been a pleasant surprise to the next decade where success is not just expected but necessary.
As we embark upon the upcoming year, the Chamber hopes to facilitate this transition by inspiring young leaders to action while encouraging established business leaders and entrepreneurs to guide and mentor those poised to lead businesses to the next level. Indeed, only through an understanding of our past experience can we prepare for the future.
With this overarching goal, I take this opportunity to applaud my contemporaries: Immediate Past President Harry Alonso and 2010-11 President Jamesner Dumlao for taking the leap of faith into the “senior” chamber, a reference we once used as members of the junior chamber. By setting fine examples, I hope your work will continue to motivate business people from our generation to aspire to leadership positions, much like how you have inspired me.
I also thank the established members of our business community for allowing my contemporaries and me the opportunity to learn while leading our members in bettering our business pursuits. Knowing the Chamber will undoubtedly be in good hands in President-Elect Maria Etrata gives me the confidence to boldly lead this Chamber to greater heights.
Maraming Salamat Po and Mahalo to all of you tonight for your support. We realize the Chamber is only as good as its members, so we hope for your continued support throughout the year.
Maraming Salamat Po,
Bryan P. Andaya
Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
Business Development Director
Human Resources Administration of Hawaii, Inc.
Phone: (808) 225-2272
Doris has a dynamic background in business, spanning from Human Resources, Sales & Finance, and Publishing. Doris graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She earned a Masters Degree in Human Resources from Hawaii Pacific University where she also taught as an adjunct professor. Doris ’s extroverted demeanor contributed to her success in Sales & Finance. She co-owned AmeriFunding Express, a Mortgage brokerage in Las Vegas , Maui, and Oahu . Success here enabled her to start another passion of hers- Publishing. She founded Live It Up! Magazine, a lifestyle magazine and Kane Magazine , Hawaii ’s Premier Magazine for men. Doris was also the associate editor of Real Word Magazine, a local magazine showcasing short stories, photography and the arts. Doris beholds an enlightening spirit, a profound sense of entrepreneurism, and an acute ability for business acumen.
Argosy University, Hawai'i caters to the communities of the Pacific Islands and the Pacific Rim. The main campus is located in downtown Honolulu on Oahu, with additional sites on Maui and in Hilo on the Island of Hawai'i. Students enjoy the cultural and recreational opportunities that these locations provide while working towards their degrees.
For more information contact:
Argosy University, Hawaii