Maui Chamber of Commerce to Discuss Economic Development, Climate Change and Affordable Housing


Aug 4, 2021, 4:54 AM HST

The Maui Chamber of Commerce will discuss economic development, climate change, affordable housing and small business support as part of a weekly podcast and radio program.

The “Business Matters” show is hosted by Pamela Tumpap, president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, who invites business leaders, government and the community to share information and ideas on “Sustainable Quadruple Bottom Line Efforts net ”of Maui to embrace the economy, the island environment, social welfare and our culture.

The featured guests on August 3, 2021 will be Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran and Jeff Gilbreath, Executive Director of Hawaiian Community Assets and Hawai’i Community Lending.

The show also includes a special segment for small business where listeners can learn about the passion and products of a local manufacturer and are encouraged to Buy Small and Buy Maui County First. Jon Emerson from Kula Crafts and Flowers will discuss woodworking as a hobby.

The featured guests for August 10 will be Maui Mayor Michael Victorino; Jennings Imel, Vice President, Western Region, US Chamber of Commerce and Cody Roberts of Pono Visions. Topics for discussion will include the 3% county TAT surtax, rationalization of affordable housing and rentals, updates on federal financial assistance programs for businesses and residents, the federal infrastructure bill , the staffing challenges facing businesses and aerial photography of wild landscapes.


Title sponsors of Business Matters include Mokulele Airlines and Sherri Reeve Gallery and Gifts. The show airs at 11:10 am Tuesday morning at 7:05 am and is also available as a podcast. To listen to past episodes, visit


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