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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.

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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. 
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Spotlight: Popoki + Tea

This month, we’re spotlighting Popoki + Tea. Popoki + Tea is a cat café located in Kaimuki with the mission of providing their cats and guests a peaceful environment where they can find each other, whether for a moment or for a lifetime.

Popoki + Tea is offering an exclusive limited time promotion to Rising Tide members! Use promo code RISINGTIDE22 the next time you visit Popoki + Tea and receive 10% off a cat café experience! Offer ends September 30, 2022. 

Webinar: Protecting Your Small Business in a Digital World

Small businesses are attractive targets for cyber-attacks because they have information that cybercriminals want, and typically lack the security infrastructure of larger businesses. This webinar will highlight these topics to frame your strategies in helping protect your assets from ever-evolving cyber threats.

When: Saturday, October 26, 9:00 a.m.
Fee: No Cost

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Webinar: How the Employee Retention Credit Can Help Your Business

Designed to help businesses impacted by the pandemic, learn how the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) can provide refundable tax relief to your business. Many businesses mistakenly believe they are not eligible for the ERC, and CPB wants to make sure you are not leaving money on the table. In this webinar, our featured speakers will highlight what the ERC is and the impact of the credit, who qualifies for the ERC and examples, the ERC Calculator created by EY, and more!

WE by Rising Tide

WE by Rising Tide applications are closed for 2022. Congratulations to those chosen to be part of our 2022 cohort! Be sure to check back in Spring 2023 to apply.

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 yearly revenue generation of $250,000 (2021)
  • Maximum yearly revenue generation of $5,000,000 (2021)
  • Must be available to attend 10 of the 11 scheduled program sessions 
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Pictured: 2022 Cohort

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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.

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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

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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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Questions?

If you ever have questions or feedback, you can contact us at

RisingTide@cpb.bank