Hawaii Regional Event in Honolulu Discusses Multi-Generational Companies
Thank you to Associate Nate Gyotoku for providing the following write-up!
(L-R) Mr. Teranishi, Mr. Uki, Mr. Taira, Ms. Yamada, Mr. Hata, Mr. Tokioka and Board Member Ms. Susan Eichor
On July 13, a capacity crowd of members and guests attended a USJC Hawaii regional event at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.
The event featured a panel discussion centered around multi-generational companies, which are prevalent throughout Hawaii. The panel members represented various generations, featuring Russell Hata, President & CEO of Y. Hata Ltd. (third generation), Winston Taira, Special Projects Manager of King's Hawaiian (third generation), and Kenshiro Uki, Vice President of Sun Noodles (second generation). Moderated by Susan Yamada of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Shidler College of Business, the discussion focused on the dynamics of family-owned businesses and generational management. Topics included succession planning, family and company values, management philosophies, family relationships within a business, and growth strategies.
USJC Hawaii Regional Chair Tyler Tokioka delivered opening remarks about the Hawaii region, and Chairman of the Board Dennis Teranishi delivered an update on recent news and upcoming USJC events.
Mr. Tokioka addresses the audience
Mahalo to our member panelists, our moderator, the Waialae Country Club staff, and volunteers from the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce!