Watch the 2020 JAHI Business Hall of Fame Virtual Program

Unfortunately, we were unable to hold an in-person event to recognize our 2020 Big Island inductee to the JA Hawaii Business Hall of Fame, Mike Fujimoto of HPM Building Supply. Nor were we able to celebrate our JAHI Distinguished Supporters, Jackie DeLuz and Susan Labrenz. However, with help from the talented friends at NaLeo TV, we are able to provide a virtual recognition program. The 30-minute special will air on NaLeo’s Channel 53 on 1/14 at 9:30am, 1/16 at 4:00pm, 1/18 at 7:30am and 1/20 at 12:30pm and on Channel 54 on 1/13 at 7:00pm, 1/15 at 7:00am, 1/17 at 3:30pm and 1/19 at 10:30am with additional airings to be announced. The full video is also available via the NaLeo TV website at and will be linked to from our JAHI Facebook and Instagram pages.

Mahalo and congratulations to Mike, Jackie and Susan, and a big thank you to the sponsors who made this virtual recognition program possible:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors:

Big Island Countertops
CU Hawaii
Green Point Nurseries
Mr. Jon Miyata
Wesley R. Segawa & Associates


Mahalo to the many other financial supporters of financial literacy on our island, and the hundreds of volunteers that make JA programs possible in our East Hawaii schools. We look forward to offering online alternatives to JA programs this spring.  If you would like to support JA please consider sponsoring a JA virtual classroom for $100. Donations are securely accepted via paypal on this website, or contact for other methods. Thank you.

Join Us in Honoring Sig Zane & Nalani Kanakaole to the Business Hall of Fame


Honoring our Big Island Inductee

Sig Zane and Nalani Kanakaole of Sig Zane Designs

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 5:00 pm Nani Mau Gardens

Tickets: $75.00 individually or $600 for a Reserved Table of Eight.

For reservations, please complete the RSVP Card by August 18th

For more information please call 989-5788 or email

Sig Zane has lived his entire life in Hawaii, raised in Kaneohe and graduated from Roosevelt High. Surfer, fisherman, designer, retailer, Hawaiian cultural artist and practitioner, Zane moved to Hilo for college and never really returned to Honolulu. Nalani Kanakaole, raised in a traditional Hawaiian manner, is a fifth generation hula teacher. Art history major, teacher, and cultural leader, Nalani has lived her entire life in Hilo, raised on homestead lands in Keaukaha. Continue reading “Join Us in Honoring Sig Zane & Nalani Kanakaole to the Business Hall of Fame”

Hilo Reception for Brian Kitagawa

Join us in honoring this year’s Big Island inductee to Junior Achievement of Hawaii’s Business Hall of Fame: Brian Kitagawa of I. Kitagawa & Company Ltd.

Saturday, March 28th, 5:00 pm
Nani Mau Gardens

Tickets are $75 individually or $600 for a Reserved Table of Eight.
Please complete the RSVP form and return it by March 18th.

We are also appreciative of donations to cover the cost of high school students to attend the event, and also items for our silent auction.

For more information please call 989-5788 or email scheele4ihrc(a)