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Native Hawaiian business group collaborates on office space

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KAKAAKO, HI – The Native Hawaiian Organizations Association (NHOA) has opened its headquarters on Queen Street in the Kakaako District. Founded in 2007, the NHOA unifies Native Hawaiian nonprofit organizations participating in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. NHOA joins five other nonprofits that share office space at the Kamakee and Queen Street location administered by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.

“We’re very excited to be in such an energetic atmosphere, where each of the organizations work and partner in various ways to support the Native Hawaiian community,” stated Rebecca Soon, NHOA executive director. “NHOA has been looking for a permanent space for some time, and CNHA offered a perfect home for us to continue to serve our members and community.”

Located at 1050 Queen St., the collaboration shares office space, conference rooms, training facilities, and office support, like copiers. This collaboration has increased efficiency and created savings for all of the participating organizations.

“It’s great to have NHOA join the office collaboration,” said Robin Puanani Danner, CNHA president and CEO. “There is a lot of synergy among the nonprofits located in the office, creating much greater partnerships and leveraging of resources.”