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. 

WE by Rising Tide Program Seeking Applicants

WE by Rising Tide is accepting online applications now through June 15, 2024!

This accelerator program for women entrepreneurs is comprised of a 10-week series of workshops designed to hone financial management, marketing, and leadership skills. The program also provides a host of benefits, including advertising opportunities to promote your business, and exclusive networking events with business leaders and women executives.

Applicant Requirements: 

  • Business must be 51% woman owned and a for-profit entity (non-profit entities are not eligible) 
  • Business must be in operation for a minimum of 3 years and currently open 
  • Minimum annual revenue generation of $250,000 (2023)
  • Maximum annual revenue generation of $5,000,000 (2023)
  • Must be available to attend 10 of the 11 scheduled program sessions 

Unlocking Commercial Real Estate Success: Lease vs Own webinar

Are you considering whether to lease or buy a commercial property for your business? Our recent webinar, moderated by Cathy Camp, Executive Vice President of Real Estate at Central Pacific Bank, tackled this very topic.
Featured Panelists:
  • Michele Loudermilk - Partner, Cades Schutte
  • Sean Tadaki - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Commercial Asset Advisors
  • Taylor Kirihara - SVP & Commercial Banking Manager, Central Pacific Bank

This discussion covered crucial elements such as selecting the right professional, bank financing options, and the benefits of the SBA 504 loan program.


Webinar Replay: Office of Federal Procurement Policy Memo Discussion 

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy recently released a memorandum to all Government contracting offices, giving them guidance on how to increase small business participation on Multiple Award Contracts.  In this video, Executive Vice President Blenn Fujimoto moderates a discussion of its impact with CPB Sr. Consultant Philip Kahue and Strategic Account Executive Terry Oyama.

WE by Rising Tide Graduate Dr. Stacy Ammerman Launches Pacific Menopause 

Dr. Stacy Ammerman, a graduate from WE by Rising Tide’s cohort 2, has achieved a major milestone this month with the launch of her new virtual menopause practice, Pacific Menopause.

Learn more about Dr. Ammerman's journey and how the WE by Rising Tide program supported her in achieving her business goals.


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.

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Shop Small Hawaii

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AlohaSafe Workplace

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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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