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We're here to help your business thrive.

Rising Tide represents our belief that there is strength in our partnerships. Access resources to help your business grow and harness the power of a community committed to your success. It’s free to become a member, and all who are registered to do business in Hawaii are welcomed to join.


Through Rising Tide's resources, you can:

  • Gain access to educational workshops, promotions and special events in collaboration with community partners. 
  • Be considered for member spotlights on RisingTideHawaii.com and in social media, providing the business and business owner an opportunity to talk story about their products and services. 
  • Bring your ideas to life with complementary use of Tidepools at Central Pacific Bank, a co-working space in Downtown Honolulu that sparks creativity, collaboration, and motivation. 

Webinar Replay: SBA Disaster Relief - Maui Wildfires

If you or your business has been impacted by the recent wildfires on Maui, join us to learn more about how to access much needed funding and resources available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Key topics include:

  • Information about the Presidential Declaration and what it means
  • Types of assistance available to individuals, businesses, non-profits, and other organizations
  • Limits and requirements for loans and aid
  • Process steps and deadlines to apply
  • Resources to find more information
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • And more.
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Member Spotlight: Spill the Tea

We're highlighting "Spill the Tea Café", a local hotspot for boba and games that has also become a safe haven for teens, offering mental health services and fostering an inclusive environment. Led by cofounders Haylin Dennison and Mat Strombach, this café addresses the mental health needs of teenagers through group therapy, mentorship, care coordination, and psychoeducation. By being a strong ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and providing essential mental health resources, this small business has become a shining example of what can be achieved when we come together in support of one another.

Webinar Replay: Standing out from the Crowd

Strategies to Attract the Right Talent for your Unique Organization

Recruiting great talent is on everyone's minds and organizations are wondering how to stand out among the crowded field of employers. In today's competitive job market, finding the right employees can be a real challenge. In this engaging webinar, participants will learn practical tips and actionable recommendations to attract the talent they need.

Key topics include:

  • Defining the candidate you're looking for
  • Leveraging social media to recruit like a pro
  • Establishing an effective value proposition
  • and more!
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Webinar Replay: The Drydock and Beyond

A Federal Contracting Update

In this talk-story discussion, CPB Account Executive Terry Oyama and Senior Consultant Philip Kahue discuss the recent developments around federal contracting in Hawaii, including the recent contract award of the Pearl Harbor Dry Dock Replacement to a joint-venture between Dragados, Hawaiian Dredging, and Orion, and how other businesses in Hawaii can participate in upcoming federal contracting opportunities:

  • Additional subcontracting opportunities from the DHO Joint-Venture
  • How businesses can best position themselves when applying for these opportunities
  • Contracting opportunities beyond the DHO Joint-Venture

Explore Tidepools, a place for your business.

There’s an exciting new coworking space, located in Downtown Honolulu at the Central Pacific Plaza. It’s called Tidepools, and its purpose is to help you as you work toward your business’s success.

Do you need a space for an important meeting or presentation? Or maybe you just need a quiet place to work? Tidepools provides a spacious, socially-distanced open workspace as well as reserved conference rooms, special rooms for private calls, and food and beverage options just a few steps away.


Join the Rising Tide Community.

You are the entrepreneurs who shape the future. You innovate, you hustle, and you create opportunity. Surround yourself with others just like you! Rising Tide is a growing community of small business owners – and any small business registered to do business in Hawaii can join for free. What can you expect? You’ll be featured in the Rising Tide directory and in our social media. You can also stay connected to the latest news and information on programs and tools for small businesses via our email newsletter and this site.

More opportunities to help your business grow



Shop Small Hawaii

Visit the site to learn more about the benefits of Shop Small Hawaii, including free resources and online marketing for your small business.

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AlohaSafe Workplace

AlohaSafe Workplace is a simple yet powerful COVID-19 digital screening solution that local businesses can leverage.

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Banking with us opens new doors.

Rising Tide is much more than a website – it’s our commitment to advocate for you, our small business customers and small businesses who aren’t yet customers of CPB. Whether you’re just starting your business or you’re building it up, we’ll work closely with you on a plan of products and services.



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