On July 29, 2022, SBRRB Administrator Dori Palcovich received recognition on her 20 years of service with DBEDT. She is the driving force behind the SBRRB and we are truly grateful for all that she does. Thank you for your support and dedication Dori!
And a HUGE congratulations to the SBRRB’s very own Ex Officio, Mark Ritchie, for receiving the 2022 DBEDT Manager of the Year award.
Another one of our very own is mentioned in an article done by the Pacific Business News, Tessa Gomes, owner of Fred and Kate Events. The company specializes in event planning and design services for weddings, and other memorable celebrations.
Read the full story: Hawaii Wedding Industry Rebounds.
On March 31, 2022 Vice Chair Mary Albitz was featured in a great article by the Pacific Business News. She and her husband own and operate Island Art Party, Maui’s only Paint and Sip Studio.
The SBRRB reviewed proposed changes to Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division rules, including safety standards and requirements in the workplace, safeguarding and preventing danger on a work site, safeguarding medical records, and many other health and safety-related requirements.
During the board meetings, the SBRRB heard from several concerned testifiers (contractors, contracting lobbyists, etc.) due to confusion, concerns and questions the small business stakeholders had about the changes….
Read more… DLIR – HIOSH rules
A small business taxicab owner came before the SBRRB about a pilot program that the State Department of Transportation (DOT) had established allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to pick up passengers at Hawaii public airports. It was causing a financial impact on the taxi cab drivers.
Because it was a pilot program, the Uber and Lyft drivers were not regulated under the State and County rules that taxicab drivers are…
Read more… DOT – Commercial service at public airports