Chamber of Commerce

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX
Sherry Menor-McNamara

 

Sherry Menor-McNamara is the youngest President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and the first woman. She’s a high-energy fitness buff who sometimes opens and closes a long, full workday by hitting the road, running. Menor-McNamara, of Filipino and Japanese ancestry, grew up on Hawaiʻi Island, the daughter of an influential elected official, Barney Menor, and the niece of Ben Menor, Hawaiʻi State Supreme Court Associate Justice. After working in Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo, Menor-McNamara returned to Hawaiʻi and earned post-graduate degrees in law and business. Her interests in public service and business converge in her current role at the local Chamber, which has won national recognition under her leadership.

 

This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, May 31, at 4:00 pm and 11:30 pm.

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
How Would Hawai‘i’s Economy Survive without the Military?

 

There’s a pitched war of words over a plan to downsize troops at two U.S. Army bases on Oahu, Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i is leading the charge for those opposed to the cuts, citing an enormous impact to Hawai‘i’s economy in both revenues and in military/civilian jobs. Those in favor of the downsizing believe it will relieve some of Hawai‘i’s traffic and housing woes. Malia Mattoch moderates this discussion.