Locally Grown Businesses at Made In Hawaii Festival
First Hawaiian Bank presents the Made In Hawaii Festival has been a 3-day shopping pilgrimage for over twenty years. Year after year, locals and tourists flock to see the “home-grown” showcase of crafts and gifts, original art, unique apparel and jewelry, tasty local treats and other gems that will have the guaranteed stamp of Hawaii-made authenticity from the Festival.
Made in Hawaii has not only been a shopping destination, but a unique platform for local businesses to feature their products to a wide audience. Hawaiian Chip Company has been participating as an exhibitor at Made In Hawaii for over 13 years and credits much of their success to the festival. James Chan, General Manager of Hawaiian Chip Company describes the festival as being “instrumental” in keeping the business going during their beginning years and in growing to what it is today. Made In Hawaii provides the opportunity for these local businesses to be in front of more than 1,000 wholesale retailers in the exclusive trade show portion of the festival before raising the curtain in front of 35,000 eager shoppers.
Made In Hawaii stands true to their theme and takes great measures to ensure the exhibitors only feature local products. Known for their sweet potato chips and taro chips, Hawaiian Chip Company meets the “made in Hawaii” qualification without a doubt. Produce is grown on the Big Island, Molokai and Oahu, and the taro is hand-peeled then cooked in small batches in their Honolulu location on Republican Street, where customers can visit and even season their own hot out of the fryer taro chips.
First Hawaiian Bank has proudly been a sponsor of the Made In Hawaii Festival since its inception in 1994 as part of their commitment to support local businesses like the Hawaiian Chip Company. First Hawaiian Bank believes that when an individual patronizes a local bakery, surf shop or grocer, he/she is directly contributing to the wellbeing of Hawaii’s economy. Gathering these local merchants under one roof provides easier access for the consumer to “shop local” in an environment that celebrates the best Hawaii has to offer.
Visit the Hawaiian Chip Company and the nearly 400 exhibitors at the First Hawaiian Bank Made in Hawaii Festival on Statehood Day Weekend and show your support for local businesses.
First Hawaiian Bank Presents the 2015 Made in Hawaii Festival
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena
Friday, August 21 | 10:00 am – 9:00pm
Saturday, August 22 | 10:00 am – 9:00pm
Sunday, August 23 | 10:00 am – 5:00pm
Cost: $5 (children 6 and under are free) – $1.00-off coupons available at First Hawaiian Bank Oahu branches in mid-August (subject to availability)