Spring 2015 Newsletter

APRIL 2, 2015

Member Spotlight

Kevin Miyashiro

President/Owner, Terasys Technologies and CEO/Founder, HiBeek Inc.

Which living person do you most admire?

Elon Musk. Elon is the ultimate triple-threat entrepreneur. He is a technologist, strategist and fundraiser. Plus Tony Stark’s movie character was modeled after him. How cool is that?

What book are you currently reading?

Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products. This book describes a process for how to design a product to be highly desirable by its customers. Bottom line, it teaches product designers how to use their supply powers for good, not evil.

In your role — what does success look like?

In my role as CEO, success happens when we can accomplish a huge, deeply meaningful mission that none of us could do by ourselves. Like
when the Avengers beat all of the aliens and saved the entire planet!

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Save the Date!

Marketer of the Year

Join us as we celebrate the winners of this year’s 38th Annual Hawaii Marketer of the Year, including new individual recognitions this year – the AMA Lifetime Achievement award and AMA Young Marketer of the Year. See you there!

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
100 Holomoana St. Honolulu, HI 96815


Mahalo to everyone who came out to our January program with national speaker Chris Malone, keynote speaker and author of The HUMAN Brand.

Donate to our Marketer of the Year Silent Auction

Each year, AMA honors Hawaii’s top marketers at our Marketer of the Year Award Luncheon. This year’s event is being held on April 9 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and will draw professionals from some of the largest organizations in Hawaii.

A highlight at this event is a silent auction which raises monies for our scholarship fund and provides a scholarship each year to one deserving AMA student member within the state of Hawaii. Last year’s silent auction raised more than $1,500 which helped to award a scholarship for Kimberly Rozakis of Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Suggested donations include gift certificates, services, and/or retail merchandise. To maximize the impact of bidding, we suggest a donation valued at $50 or more with an expiration date of April 2016 or later for any gift certificates.

By donating an auction item, your company will have a unique marketing and exposure opportunity including:

  • Company logo on event program and main ballroom screen
  • Highlighting your product or service with gift value on the donation table
  • Announcement of your on donation on AMA Hawaii Chapter Facebook page with a link to your company website

We hope you will join in our efforts with a tax-deductible donation. For more information or to make a donation today please contactCasie Bui at cbui@alohagas.com

AMA Corporate Group Membership Special

AMA Corporate is currently offering a special group membership deal:

* Groups with four or more membership will have the new member fees waived.
* Groups of 15 or more will receive a discount for AMA Corporate Training and five $200-off coupons to any AMA national event

Register your group today and also get at $100 Amazon.com gift card for being the organizer! Promo Code: GROUP100.

Get Involved with AMA Hawaii!

Expand your management, leadership and public speaking skills by volunteering for our chapter’s executive board. Our local Hawaii chapter is looking for marketing leaders like you to further the mission of our non-profit.

If you’re interested in finding out more information including available board positions, the time commitment and more, please contact President Elect Malia Zannoni at Malia.Zannoni@starwoodhotels.com

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The American Marketing Association group membership program provides you and your colleagues with the industry’s most comprehensive resources to stay on top of the latest innovations and trends in the marketing world. With it, your group can develop and evolve from a collection of strong parts into a well-oiled marketing machine. For more information, email samantha@beckercommunications.com or kim@bayviewminiputt.com