Connecting the Dots: Wahiawa Ohana Market Planning Meeting

Lori Shimabukuro, Pastor of New Hope Wahiawa and the Hope Center, will be speaking about this amazing upcoming event in Wahiawa! Don’t get left behind–you definitely want to be at this meeting. The Wahiawa Ohana Market event is scheduled for May 1st, so the clock is ticking…let’s start getting organized now!

Click here to register for this event.

WCBA’s Connecting the Dots: SBA District Director, Mark Spain

MARCH 31: PPP DEADLINES APPROACHING QUICKLY!

Join us on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom:

SBA District Director, Mark Spain will be discussing these crucial topics and more:

– First draw loans
– Second draw loans
– Loan forgiveness
– What the future holds for SBA and our small businesses.

PPP deadlines are quickly approaching (3/31), you simply cannot afford to miss this event! Register now:

REGISTER NOW BY CLICKING HERE

Download the event flyer

WCBA 84th Virtual Annual Meeting – Jan. 21st, 6 p.m.

It’s that time again! Our annual meeting will be held for members on Thursday, January 21st at 6pm by Zoom. We we will stream it live via Facebook for non-members to view. Please follow us on Facebook and watch for the live broadcast!

Virtual Program Agenda

74th Wahiawa Lions Veterans Day 2020 “Mahalo Veterans”

From our Wahiawa Lions:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we were forced to cancel our annual Veterans Day Parade, and with an abundance of caution, we are hosting two activities on Veterans Day: Sign-waving and a bento fundraiser to benefit U.S. Vets. We humbly invite you to participate in the Wahiawa Lions Club 74th year in commemorating our Veterans who sacrificed for us as well as the military and their families who are dedicating their lives to protect the United States of America.

RSVP: Deadline – November 6, 2020

PARADE ENTRY FORM:

YOU MUST CLICK THE [SUBMIT] BUTTON ABOVE TO JOIN THE SIGN-WAVING!

 

BENTO ONLINE ORDER FORM (Rene Mansho will contact you for payment). OR PRINT THIS: 74th Wahiawa Lions Veterans Day Bento Fundraiser Form AND MAIL CHECK

YOU MUST CLICK THE [SUBMIT] BUTTON ABOVE TO ORDER BENTOS!

WCBA Connecting the Dots: Social Media Strategies

Join us as we welcome and learn from our amazing panel of social media experts:
Olivia and Sara
Niu Boutique
@niuhawaii
Mark Talaeai
Mean Hawaii
@meanhawaii
Kilani Watson
Mixed Plate Podcast
@cut_lass
If you’ve wondered how some companies seem to “just get it”, but you’re struggling to build your audience, this is the forum you’ll want to attend!
We’ll be doing a talk-story style, allowing visitors to ask questions and get real world feedback.
Other associations would try to charge you a lot of $$$ to attend something like this, but these amazing business owners are doing this to help YOU. Don’t miss this opportunity.
You MUST register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Connecting the Dots: Business Strategies During COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, the WCBA realizes that our Wahiawa businesses need all the support they can get. From buying local, to ordering grab-n-go from our local restaurants, we feel that we can still do more. That’s why this month, we are dedicating our monthly “Connecting the Dots” meeting to support our local Wahiawa business owners. Featured speakers will share personal business experiences, as well as provide invaluable financial information that can help our businesses pull through this pandemic.

You MUST register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdemtrD4sHNShmFet0H2OxT-S36b5pbrE

We look forward to seeing you there!

Get involved: Wahiawa Civic Center

The WCBA is assisting UH with the information-gathering process for the proposed Wahiawa Civic Center. You may have already received a postcard in the mail regarding this initiative–we really want to hear from our community! The State of Hawai’i Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) has partnered with the University of Hawai’i Community Design Center (UHCDC) to envision a new civic center to serve the Wahiawā community in its current location between California Avenue and Center Street. Your feedback is an essential part!

Please take some time to visit https://engagehawaii.org and register to provide your thoughts on the project. This is a great opportunity to really get involved and help build something that the truly benefit the entire community. Please register and submit your responses before September 7th, 2020 (Labor Day) at noon (12pm).

Background: The State appropriated $76 million for planning, design, and construction to redevelop the Wahiawā Civic Center site, including a new Judiciary complex.  For more information refer to Senate Bill 3080, Senate Draft 3, House Draft1 (SB3080 SD3 HD1)

Show Your Support for the Wahiawa Pedestrian Bridge

The WCBA supports the Wahiawa Pedestrian Bridge project because we feel that the pros FAR outweigh the cons. You can read more about our position on the matter by SIGNING OUR PETITION HERE.

TAKE ACTION: By selecting one of the items listed below, an email will be automatically generated for you. Modify it to your heart’s content, then click send and it will be emailed to Ms. Holly Yuen, Project Manager HDOT Highways Division. Mahalo!


A. I feel that a pedestrian bridge would be a safer way to commute between Wahiawa town and Whitmore!


B. I feel that the Wahiawa business economy is in a slump and the pedestrian bridge could really make a positive impact!


C. I feel that a walking bridge would help bring the Wahiawa and Whitmore communities closer together!


D. I feel that this is a great way for our community to get outside and exercise!

COVID-19 GUIDE

The Wahiawa community is a close-knit ohana, and when it comes to facing adversity, we stick together like ohana. So, during this unprecedented challenge related to the COVID-19 virus, please know that the Wahiawa Community & Business Association is working proactively to support both the businesses and community at large.

Please continue to follow guidance from state and federal public health officials to keep you, your family, and our communities safe. We will also be updating the COVID-19 page (see tabs above) with information as we receive it.

For information, including symptoms, treatments, and prevention, please visit the following resource pages:

2019 WCBA Annual Wahiawa Town Santa Parade!

Be a part of our Annual Santa Parade this December 6th, 2019, as we merrily stroll through Wahiawa Town to celebrate the holiday season! The parade will start at Ka’ala Elementary School and end on North Cane Street. It’s sure to be a fun time for all!

Staging begins at 5:30 p.m. near the check-in area fronting the elementary school and ending at the parking lot of the Wahiawa District Park.

Reserve your spot today by registering here.