2016 Ho`okela Nominations are Open

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Retail Merchants of Hawaii 2016 Annual Ho`okela Awards – Nominations Open

HONOLULURetail Merchants of Hawaii announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2015-2016 Ho`okela Awards, recognizing excellence in Hawaii’s retail industry. The word “Ho`okela” means to strive or aspire to excellence.

Categories include: Retailer of the Year; Governor’s Award to honor someone who has been a champion in the retail industry; State Retail Business of the Year; Retail Business of the Year for Hawaii, Maui County, Kauai and Oahu; ...

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RMH Hosts Holiday Mixer

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Retail Merchants of Hawaii Hosts “Holiday Mixer”

Honolulu – Retail Merchants of Hawaii (RMH), in partnership with Martin & MacArthur, is hosting a holiday networking event on Thursday, December 3 – “A Merry M&M Holiday Mixer,” at Martin & MacArthur’s flagship store, Ward Centre (1200 Ala Moana Blvd), from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Featured entertainment is Maunalua, the talented Na Hoku Hanohano award winning group – Bobby Moderow, Richard Gideon and Kahi Kahanoe.

There will be ono food by Kaka`ako Kitchen and ...

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Endless Summer Mixer

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Retail Merchants of Hawaii Hosts “Endless Summer Mixer”
Honolulu – Retail Merchants of Hawaii (RMH), in partnership with RevoluSun, is hosting a networking event on Thursday, September 17 – “Endless Summer Mixer,” at the RevoluSun showroom at Ward Plaza (210 Ward Ave), from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
There will be a taco bar with food by Mexico Cantina. Guests will also enjoy Ocean Vodka, beer from Kona Brewing Co, water from Hawaiian Cool Water, delicious treats from Honolulu Cookie Company and ...

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RMH Welcomes New Board Chair & Vice Chair

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Honolulu – The Retail Merchants of Hawaii (RMH) Board of Directors welcome a new Chairman and Vice Chairman for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year. Chairman Michael Tam is the owner and CEO of Martin & MacArthur, the premiere Koa Furniture maker and retailer in Hawaii for over 50 years. Vice Chairman Scott Maroney is the Senior Vice President of Crazy Shirts, a popular Hawaii-based t-shirt and clothing company established in 1964. They join Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer Erwin of PacRim Marketing Group. Tam ...

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RMH’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament

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RETAIL MERCHANTS OF HAWAII HONOLULU – Retail Merchants of Hawaii’s (RMH) major fundraising event is taking place at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club on Friday, June 26, 2015. Title sponsor Kaiser Permanente, along with 13 tee Sponsors, will help raise funds for RMH’s educational and training programs. The golf tournament will begin at 10:30am and end with a banquet for all participants. Last year, Durwin Tanimoto’s lucky hole-in-one shot won him a 2014 Camaro. This year, the hole-in-one ...

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Extending Aloha to Chinese Customers

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Workshop for Oahu Retailers

Honolulu – Retail Merchants of Hawaii (RMH) and Pacific Gateway Center are collaborating to present, “Extending Aloha to Chinese Customers,” a Chinese language and culture orientation workshop for Oahu retailers.

The workshop is open to any retailer. To register or to get more information, contact Terrina Wong at 851-7001 or terrina@pacificgatewaycenter.org

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New RMH Board Member

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Honolulu – Retail Merchants of Hawaii (RMH) welcomes a new member to its Board of Directors – Emily Carl Tom, Vice President of Retail Sales at Maui Divers Jewelry. “Emily is a great addition to the Board,” said RMH President Sheri Sakamoto. “With over 15 years of retail experience, she has a lot to contribute.”

At Maui Divers Jewelry, Emily is responsible for all stores sales and retail personnel, the training department, visual department and for branding and packing design. Prior ...

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2014 Ho`okela Award Winners

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Retail Merchants of Hawaii 2014 Annual Ho`okela Awards Winners
HONOLULU – On October 23, 2014, the Retail Merchants of Hawaii (RMH) hosted its annual Ho`okela Awards luncheon at the Sheraton Waikiki, bringing together over 350 retailers and their supporters.

“The Ho`okela Awards are like the Emmy’s of the retail industry in Hawaii,” said RMH President Sheri Sakamoto. “Ho`okela recognizes and honors the great work of not only the nominees, but the state’s entire retail industry.”

2014 Ho`okela Award winners:
Retailer of the ...

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RMH Offering Training for Retail Industry Professionals

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Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

The program features curriculum developed by LearningBiz LLC and is made possible by a grant from the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

 HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – This fall Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i (RMH) will kick off a new training, specifically tailored to retail industry professionals. The program highlights customer service and sales management training. Developed by LearningBiz, LLC, one of the state’s leading training providers, the training program will be available to retail ...

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Retail Job Fair

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RETAIL MERCHANTS OF HAWAII RETAIL JOB FAIR

HONOLULU – Retail Merchants of Hawaii’s (RMH) is holding a retail job fair on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. It will take place at the Ward Warehouse second floor in the Kaka`ako and Kewalo conference rooms from 9am-3pm. Hundreds of part-time and full-time positions are available from retailers like ABC Stores, UGG Australia, Big Island Candies, Pepsi, Safeway, American Savings, Kate Spade NY, Crazy Shirts, DFS Hawaii, Maui Divers, Honolulu Cookie Co, Tori ...

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