Community Development

Our Chamber-led programs and popular local events provide year-round opportunities for residents and businesses to meet, network, and build long-lasting relationships.

For the Chamber’s calendar of events click here.

General Membership Meetings

The Chamber has four morning meetings a year at Haleiwa Joe’s, where local issues are covered over a continental breakfast. Several other meetings are held in the evenings at other venues to accommodate members who are unable to attend morning meetings. Past topics have been Laniakea Traffic Plan, Haleiwa Improvement District / Sidewalks, Candidate Forums, and even marijuana legalization. Our elected representatives and a Honolulu Police Department representative give reports and provide an opportunity for members and guests to ask questions about their concerns.

Business After Hours

If you can’t make an early morning meeting, the Chamber also offers opportunities to meet and network after the workday. Past events have been held at the Chamber with a tour of Twin Bridge Farms (the red barn located across the street from the North Shore Marketplace), at Pioneer Hi-Bred Farm during their Sunflowers in the Country event, and at Waimea Valley’s Proud Peacock.

July 4th Fireworks & Car Show Festival

Our first ever July 4th fireworks & car show festival in 2022 was one of the largest community events on the North Shore. It was such a huge success we’re bringing back every year! Music, food booths, surfboard raffle, food eating contest, robotics, lots of fun!! Haleiwa Beach Park! Contact the chamber for more info and sponsorship opportunities!

Christmas Party & North Shore Kama’aina of the Year Award

Our annual Christmas Party is one of the largest community events on the North Shore. We have over 250 attendees coming together to honor the North Shore Kama’aina of the Year.

Christmas Parade

This is the most popular event we produce for the community. Every second Friday of December, we organize the Haleiwa Town Christmas Parade. We get over 45 entrants, including marching bands, parade horses, floats, beauty queens, dignitaries and car clubs. It takes about an hour and half for the parade to proceed from Weed Circle and end at Haleiwa Beach Park. During this time, Kamehameha Hwy. is closed and buses are re-routed.

Historical Illustrated Talks

As part of our “Preserving a Sense of Place” mission, we organize historical illustrated talks focusing on a topic with an emphasis on North Shore history. Past events include Theaters of Hawai’i, History of Aviation, History of Surfing, Japanese Buddhism in Hawai’i, and the History of the Waialua Sugar Company.

Information Hub

The Chamber provides information and referrals to residents and visitors. Need a referral to a handyman, want to know where the local florist is, what the bus schedule is, or what and where meetings are? The answers are available here on our website or at the Chamber. If we don’t know the answer to your question, our friendly volunteers and staff will do their best to find it for you.