With a resolute focus structured on Safety, Health, Professionalism and Economic Stability, Hawaiʻi Events Coalition serves the well-being of the businesses and individuals who make up the LIVE EVENTS INDUSTRY throughout the State of Hawaiʻi.

Recent News

Oahu Mayor Rick Blangiardi doesn’t want another Tier 2

News sources today report that Oahu Mayor Rick Blangiardi is negotiating with Governor Ige to keep Oahu at Tier 3 despite the increase in active COVID-19 cases over the past two-week period. Governor Ige responds that he will pretty much leave the decision to the...

SBA Now Requires Pre-Registry to apply for SVOG

Announced today via email, the MBDA Business Center at UH is hosting a free webinar related to the Systems for Awards Management (SAM.gov) run by the Federal Government, which their email states is now a pre-requisite to filing for the SVOG. If your company is not yet...

Biden extends renter eviction moratorium

Reported in the Honolulu Star Advertiser today, the Biden Administration has extended the renter eviction moratorium until the end of June. To qualify for protection under the moratorium, renting couples cannot earn more than $198,000 per year and single filers cannot...

Merrie Monarch 2021 Scheduled

2021 will see the Merrie Monarch performed without a live audience. Though some hālau have chosen not to participate, there will still be a full roster of dance from those that will attend. From the official website: "All hālau participants, festival staff, as well as...

Oahu Weddings up to 100 Approved

City & County of Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi today announced that Governor Ige has agreed to loosening restrictions on weddings on Oahu, provided that safety precautions remain in place. Weddings may reach a total of 100 people but that includes staff, and can...

COVID-19 Vaccination Update 03252021

The following email is en route to companies and individuals who registered for updates on vaccination timelines: FROM: IMB Covid Vaccine <Covid.Vaccine@doh.hawaii.gov> Aloha, If your employees have been vaccinated or have appointments scheduled, please...

SBA opens SVOG portal

The Small Business Association (SBA) has opened a portal for email notifications of when to apply for the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG). Though this is not the application itself, it will deliver an email of the date when an application can be filed:...

Oppose SBA’s exclusions to the SVOG today!

Call to Action: Relief Funding for Live Performing Arts Organizations and Workers This critical call to action is from Light & Sound America, the U.S. subsidiary of PLASA Media (the brains behind #WeMakeEvents). At present, the Small Business Administration is...

Shuttered Venue Operator Grant

Capitol Hill is poised to vote very shortly on the passage of the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant, or SVOG. In its present form, it may not include your particular sector of Live Events: you could be left out of the funding this Grant can provide. It’s vital that all...

Senator Schatz reports $6B Relief Fund for Hawaii

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz outlines the nature of the funding that is estimated for Hawaii on his website. Among the classifications listed are these important segments for our industry: Unemployment assistance – At least $575 million in estimated funding for Hawai‘i...

Tax Relief Message from Sen. Schatz

The American Rescue Plan passed the Senate on March 6, 2021, and it is expected to easily pass the House of Representatives and be signed into law by the president in the coming days. This legislation includes additional tax relief for individuals and families. TAX...

HEC on HNN 03-04-21

Hawaiʻi Events Coalition committee chairs Heather Bailey and Kalani Rodrigues visit with Sunrise reporter Billy V. this morning!