Kupono: To Be Forthright, Honest, and Fair in Your Relationships With Others

As we move into the month of February, lets reflect on our HCC Value for the month…

Kupono:  To be forthright, honest, and fair in your relationships with others.

This is one of our important values that we live by here at the Hawai`i Convention Center.  Let’s look at the definitions for each component of this value:

Forthright – going straight to the point; direct.

It’s important that all of us be forthright in what we do in servicing our customers.  Being direct and to the point can sometimes be hard to hear, but you will find that people will appreciate it.

Roberta Kravitz, Executive Director, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) on what makes them return to Hawai`i:

Honest – honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright.

Honesty is probably one of the most critical components of being Kupono, both in our professional and personal lives.  Without this trait, we would not have the HCC `Ohana that we do.

Catherine Rydell, Executive Director/CEO, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) shares what makes their Hawai`i conference memorable:

Fair – free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice.

This is demonstrated in how we handle each and every event that has chosen to come to the Center.  It doesn’t matter if it’s an event of 10 or 10,000 attendees, everyone is treated equally with fairness and aloha.

Richard Yep, Executive Director, American Counseling Association (ACA) on the service they’ve received in Hawai`i:

It’s important that we remember these values both in our professional and personal lives.  The relationships that are formed are the foundation for the HCC.

As we celebrate both Valentine’s Day and President’s day this month, let’s remember our values and respect the relationships that we have made.

And remember, though the month of February is a sad one for a lot of us with the end of the NFL football season, we can look on the brighter side that baseball season is right around the corner!

Aloha and live Kupono!

ACCP CHEST Hangs 10 with Commemorative Surfboard

ACCP's custom surfboard, a memento of their successful meeting in Hawai`i, rests on handmade "hands" that they had carved for this special display. Photo courtesy of ACCP.

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has a new addition to the lobby of its Northbrook, Illinois headquarters – a custom surfboard from the Hawai`i Convention Center.  The surfboard commemorates ACCP’s 77th Annual CHEST meeting at the Center, which drew 6,000 medical professionals from around the globe, one of the world’s largest gatherings of chest physicians, on October 22-26, 2011.

Over the days of the program, attendees and Center staff were invited to sign the board, and at the end of the convention, the signatures were glassed over.  The board was presented to ACCP in December in celebration of the group’s second-highest annual meeting attendance ever.