Message from HRCC President

Aloha Members and Friends!

As we look back over the first six months of the chamber since our inaugural event in June 2018, we can all be proud that we have a chamber of commerce representing a mission and vision of economic and social diversity, inclusion, fairness and equality of opportunity. We are grateful to our Founding Members who exemplify these fundamental values, perfectly encapsulated in our tagline “Aloha for All is Good Business.”

We believe that by promoting LGBTQ+ owned and allied businesses, their employees & their customers who share in our values, substantial good will result with the positive power of our community coming together. Through programming, education, networking and advocacy, the Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce champions economic opportunities for Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ community and its supportive allies. We serve as an advocate to the wider community of business leaders, politicians and others to advance fairness and equality for all. It is through our offerings that we also seek to be a hub of engagement for our members and act as a liaison to the wider community.

As we look forward to a robust year of offerings in 2019, we ask for your help. Where you see a need or have an idea or something to offer, please contact us. I encourage you to join today if you have not done so already as a business or community supporter. Please see our website for the many benefits of membership, including listing in the business directory, events, resources, other offerings, and meeting great new friends! Finally, we ask that you refer your friends to the chamber to support our member businesses and let them know that you found them thorough the chamber business directory.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all involved in activating the Chamber, especially the hard-working and dedicated other volunteer board members with whom I have the great pleasure of serving.

Thank you again for your support of the Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and its many members. We wish you a great and successful year ahead.

Warm aloha,
Winston Welch
President of the Board
Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce