2014 Sponsors

Hawaii Tourism Authority

As Hawaii’s state tourism agency, the HTA uses its research, industry and marketing expertise to develop and implement the state’s strategic tourism marketing plan. Equally important, the HTA is responsible for supporting programs that enhance and showcase Hawaii’s people, place and culture in order to deliver an incomparable visitor experience.

UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd

Since its founding in 1933 in Kobe, Japan, UCC (Ueshima Coffee Company) has been one of the largest Japanese coffee companies, developing various coffee-related businesses. UCC is engaged in all aspects involving coffee, ranging from producing to selling coffee, to cultural activities.

Kamehameha Schools

Kamehameha Schools’ mission is supported by Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation by seeking and developing new and diverse sources of income to support the ever-increasing educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestry.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines’ commitment to caring for our customers, our communities, our environment, and each other is a fundamental part of who we are and what we do.

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union

Their humble, one-room Credit Union was started by the efforts of 10 struggling coffee farmers during the midst of one of the nation’s worst economic periods – The Great Depression.

KTA Super Stores

KTA Super Stores started in 1916, as a modest 500 square-foot grocery and dry goods store, by Koichi & Taniyo Taniguchi. Since then, KTA has grown to a five (5) store chain, serving the residents of Hawai‘i island.