Business Report: 6/21/16

Published: Jun. 21, 2016 at 2:17 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit opens today at Hilton Hawaiian Village. It runs three days. The summit is also known as Verge Hawaii. DBEDT director Luis Salaveria, speaking last year at VERGE San Jose, said Hawaii is leading the way on renewable energy, not just because of all the sun, wind and waves, but because of the state's vulnerability to oil prices and supply line disruptions.

HICTA, the Hawaii Information & Technology Association, meets today – the president of Hawaii Dialogix speaks – 11:30, Pacific Club.

Maui Business Brainstormers is expanding to Oahu – they have an event this afternoon at 2:30 at the Manoa Innovation Center.

Also today, a Chamber of Commerce event – Work Environment 2.0, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hawaii Prince – updates on employment, wages and expectations – by industry.

Outrigger names a general manager for the Embassy Suites at Beach Walk. Simeon Miranda returns from a stint running Outrigger operations on Guam.

Hawaii drought coverage falls to 58% of the state. Macnut trees are flowering for the third time this crop season. Coffee growers report normal fruit development.

The Salvation Army has nine STEM scholarships for Hawaii residents going to college. June 30 is the deadline to apply. More information on the local Salvation Army website.

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