RETAIL MERCHANTSHONOLULU – Retail Merchants of Hawaii’s (RMH) major fundraising event is taking place at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club on Friday, Jun. 27, 2014. First ever title sponsor, Kaiser Permanente, along with 18 tee sponsors will help raise funds for RMH’s educational and training programs. The golf tournament will begin at 10:30am and end with a banquet and an exciting silent auction for all participants.

RMH President Sheri Sakamoto says, “This is our largest golf tournament to date, we have a wonderful silent auction planned, two amazing cars for the hole-in-one and Par 3. RMH is involving the next generation of golfers with The Oahu Junior Golf Association joining us at this year’s tournament. Players can support our junior golfers by giving them an opportunity to make a “Drive” for the cause.”

RMH sponsors a variety of educational seminars for the retail community. Some of this year’s seminar topics include, visitor industry overview for retailers, social media marketing and loss prevention. RMH Chairman Mark Storfer, said, “Our efforts ensure the members are updated on the latest information and technology to continue successful growth and synergy in Hawaii’s retail industry.”

Founded in 1901, the Retail Merchants of Hawai’i (RMH) is a state-wide not-for-profit trade association committed to the growth and development of the retail industry in Hawai’i.  The RMH mission is to promote the welfare of the retail industry, to provide information and training to advance the interests of the retail industry, and to serve as an advocate for the retail industry in both the governmental and the business communities.  The retail industry is the largest single generator of general excise tax revenue and employs almost 24% of the workforce in the State of Hawaii.  Because effective interaction with government is critical to business, RMH is recognized as the official representative of the retail industry in Hawaii.

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