TechConKona 2012 Helps Small Business Owners Learn Tech Solutions

Teaching business owners technology solutions to boost their triple bottom line is the goal of TechConKona, a unique, one-day, four track business solutions conference being held on August 2, 2012 at the newly renovated Sheraton Keauhou Convention Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

TechConKona is a small business focused event that addresses questions about emerging technology trends and how attendees can implement these solutions in their business endeavors. Panelists will lead discussions on computer technology, digital marketing technology, sustainability/renewable energy, and promote ideas on innovation and start ups on the Big Island.

Keynote speakers, Paul Hawken, author of “Natural Capitalism” and the founder of the first natural food store in the U.S. and Dustin Luther, Head of Social Media at Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corporation will address the expected 400 attendees at the conference.  Mr. Hawken will address business sustainability issues and Mr. Luther will discuss “Social Media Optimization” and tools to listen to and engage clients to help drive sales.

At TechConKona attendees will learn how to:

  • RAISE funds to start a business
  • MARKET their business with online tools
  • ACCESS data from anywhere, anytime, securely
  • GENERATE business through online search
  • INCREASE income by lowering energy costs
  • MASTER the “Top 10 Apps For Small Businesses”
  • UNDERSTAND the power of mobile tech and tablets.

Tickets to the event are $75 before June 29th and $100 after that date. Ticket holders will receive lunch, a post event networking reception and access to exhibitors. An open discussion forum to learn specific topics of interest from the speakers and other business professionals is the projected highlight.

“Small businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs and future business owners can’t afford to miss this event”, stated Guy Toyama, Executive Director of Friends of NELHA, a key organizer of the event. “They will learn about specific and affordable tools and technologies to implement the day after the conference. At TechConKona, our presenters AND other business owners will show attendees how to use technology to boost the bottom line using affordable, and often times FREE, tools such as mobile apps, social media, email marketing and energy efficiency information. TechConKona is an exciting networking, educational and synergistic event which we are proud to sponsor.”

NELHA, Hawaii Community College, the County of Hawaii, the Small Business Development Center, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and RevoluSun are presenting sponsors.

More information and how to purchase tickets can be found at

Exhibitors and sponsors are being sought before July 1. Visit the website or call Julie Ziemelis, at Ziemelis Communications at 808-854-6769.

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