The 2022 State Stars, who were chosen by their SBDC networks, are among the best of the best
The 2022 State Stars, who were chosen by their SBDC networks, are among the best of the best -- those who demonstrate exemplary performance, make significant contributions to their networks, and are deeply committed to the success of America's small businesses. Link to State Starts 2022
Hawai‘i SBDC State Star 2022
Dennis has over 30 years of experience in owning and operating his own successful business in the areas of health care and rehabilitation, and so has personal experience with probably all of the stresses and excitement common to small business owners. He holds Master’s Degrees in both Cultural Anthropology and in Public Administration, and his areas of expertise include human resource management, marketing, financing, and program development.
West Hawai‘i Center Director
Dennis is the Chairman of the Board of the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce and is Chairperson of the Chamber’s Permitting and Housing Task Force. He is a past recipient of the SBA’s Small Business Advocate of the Year for Financial Services Award for Hawaiʻi County; and now this year’s Hawai‘i State Star!