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The panel will discuss reopening the economy and how tourism might need to change.

Honolulu Civil Beat is hosting a three-part event series, supported by the Hawaii Community Foundation, on the impact COVID-19 has had on the businesses, industries and workers powering Hawaii’s economy.


Stewart Yerton, Business Reporter, Civil Beat


Paul Kosasa, CEO of ABC Stores

Sherry Menor-McNamara, CEO of Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Ben Rafter, President and CEO of Springboard Hospitality

This session will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers, including those who cannot make it live.

Other events related to this series:

The Hawaii Variable: A Data-Based Discussion About The Economy

Thursday, Sept. 24, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Zoom

Hosted by Civil Beat data reporter, Yoohyun Jung, featuring Kendrick Leong from Hawaii Data Collaborative, Carl Bonham, Executive Director of UHERO and Peter Fuleky, Research Economist at UHERO.

Making It Or Not

Thursday, Oct. 1, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Zoom

We will hear from people whose lives have been altered by the economic crisis. A discussion with Civil Beat reporters Marcel Honore and Brittany Lyte, featuring Peter Yee of Hawaii Unemployment Updates and Support Group on Facebook and Christopher Cy, the owner of Breadshop.

By registering for this event, you’ll receive a subscription to Civil Beat’s free e-newsletter, the Morning Beat. And don’t worry, we hate spam too! You can unsubscribe any time by clicking the link at the bottom of each email.

For event sponsorship opportunities contact Ben Nishimoto, Director of Philanthropy, at bnishimoto@civilbeat.org.

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