Message from the President

March 2015

President Anne Chung

Aloha from Hilo!

選ke loa: To know well. To seek knowledge and wisdom.

選ke loa is the value of learning.
Seek knowledge, for new knowledge is the food for mind, heart, and soul.
Learning inspires us, and with 選ke loa we constantly give birth to new creative possibilities.
選ke loa promotes learning in the 前hana; we must incorporate the seeking of knowledge and wisdom into our business plan and into our daily practice.
選ke loa is to know well, and knowing others well enhances our relationships and broadens our prospects.
選ke loa: pursue wisdom. Learn and know well.

What are the things you would like to learn more about?
What have you learned about recently? How has this new knowledge helped you?
How can we stay connected with those we work with?

From Managing with Aloha: Bringing Hawaii痴 Universal Values to the Art of Business by Rosa Say.

Rosa Say states that knowledge is food for mind, heart, and soul. I have to agree. When I learn something new that is relevant and valuable, I feel energized and motivated to share that knowledge with those around me. I am sure that people around you can feel your energetic and positive spirit when you share your knowledge with them. In the spirit of 選ke loa, I look forward to seeking knowledge and wisdom at our HBEA Spring Conference on Saturday, April 25. I am looking forward to hearing the esteemed Ms. Sherry Menor-McNamara, originally from Hilo, talk about trends in business in Hawaii. Our tech savvy Mr. Warren Kawano will be sharing more with us about using social media in and out of the classroom. The details and registration form are in this newsletter, so please register for the HBEA spring conference and share this information with your colleagues.

The 2015 WBEA conference, Highlighting Education and Technology (HEAT), will be held on May 22-24 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kick off your summer with some knowledge to inspire you and help you bring innovation to your daily practices. I will be there and I hope that you have already registered for the conference too. There are some great computer and breakout sessions planned. We would love to have as many HBEA members there to help market the 2016 WBEA conference to be held at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa!

In closing, I look forward to seeing you in April at our spring conference. Knowing others well enhances our relationships and broadens our prospects. Organizations need to embrace this philosophy because the learning of new things allows us to let go of things that may not be working for us anymore. Working together and helping each other brings joy, creativity, efficiency, and productivity to our daily lives. I feel so lucky to work with this wonderful group who live the spirit of 選ke loa. In Rosa Say痴 words, 敵rab your opportunity to learn, and to know well all you wish to know.・/p>

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WBEA/HBEA 2016 Conference

February 12-15, 2016
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Resort & Spa
Honolulu, HI

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