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HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRBB) has announced its offices for fiscal year 2022 to 2023.

Robert Cundiff, chairman (O’ahu) – Mr. Cundiff has been a member of the board since 2015 and chairman of the SBRRB for the past three years. He is the manager of Lokama Group, a business/consulting services.

Mary Albitz, vice chairman (Maui) – A member since 2018, Ms. Albitz is the owner of the Island Art Party, a painting and sip house in Kihei.

Jonathan Shick, second vice chairman (O’ahu) – Mr. Shick works for Pono Consulting Group LLC and has been an SBRRB since 2019.

Other board members are Nancy Atmospera-Walch (O’ahu), Garth Yamanaka (Hawai’i), James (Kimo) Lee (Hawai’i), Will Lydgate (Kaua’i) and Taryn Rodighiero (Kaua i), and newly appointed members Sanford Morioka (O’ahu), and Tessa Gomes (O’ahu).

“The SBRRB oversees more than 105,000 small businesses in Hawai’i for laws and regulations published by state and county agencies. I believe the SBRRB is very keen on improving climate regulation in the state for the benefit of small businesses. We appreciate the board members for volunteering their time and skills to this program, ”said Mike McCartney, director of DBEDT.

“The SBRRB is now in full capacity and is still open for business,” said SBRRB Administrator Dori Palcovich. “Stay tuned for more updates to the site in the next few months.”

Chairman Cundiff said, “We encourage those small businesses that may have regulatory concerns with the Hawaii Administrative Rules to attend monthly meetings.”

Meetings are held at 250 S. Hotel Street, Conference Room 436, Honolulu, as well as at a distance of:

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For more information on SBRRB visit the website at https://sbrrb.hawaii.gov.

The SBRRB was established on July 1, 1998 with the passage of the Small Business Regulations. The responsibilities of the SBRRB include:

1) Information on the impact of small businesses on law enforcement agencies.

2) Disclosure and information on the commercial impact of current regulations.

3) Recommendations to the Office of the Governor, State Agency or the Legislature on the need for an administrative law or legislative change.

4) Advice to the Pulenu’u or Constituency Council on the by -laws of the Constituency; ma

5) Consideration of small business applications and business impact complaints.

The SBRRB consists of ten (10) current or former owners or business agents from across the state, and four the DBEDT or the designated member of the Director may be acting “ex officio”. Three members are appointed by the president of the Senate, three members are appointed by the Speaker of the house, two members are appointed by the SBRRB, and two are appointed by the Governor.

In addition, appointments reflect a representative of different businesses in the state of not more than two members from the same type of business and at least one representative from each county.

About the Department of Commerce, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT)

DBEDT is Hawai’i’s central resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign exchange benefits. . DBEDT’s mission is to achieve a Hawaiian economy that includes innovations and innovations around the world, dynamic and useful, providing opportunities for all Hawaiians. Through its affiliates, the department promotes community development, builds affordable housing for workers in high –quality environments, and promotes four growth of employment in new sectors.

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