Special SBA Financing Event at Central Pacific Bank

August 30, 2011, 12:56 PM HST · Updated August 30, 1:55 PM

Jane Sawyer, SBA Hawaii District Director. Photo courtesy of SBA Hawaii.

By Sonia Isotov

Central Pacific Bank will host the US Small Business Administration “SBA Resource Day” at its Kahului Branch on Maui on Wednesday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, their representatives, financial and other business professionals are encouraged to attend and make an appointment for one of their 30-minute free and confidential consultations.

Jerry M. Hirata, the lead SBA Hawaii business development and financing specialist, will be conducting the consultations and to provide information to attendees on their financing options, application and packaging concerns, specific loan program guidance, and recommendations for other SBA programs that might suit the individual’s needs.


“These Resource Days offer a distinct advantage to a small business owner working to expand their business. Jerry Hirata has extensive experience in lending in Hawaii and in-depth knowledge to help small business secure financing,” said Jane Sawyer, Hawaii District SBA Office.

“The consultations are free, confidential, and professional, and conducted in locations out in the community. There’s nothing to buy, no obligations, no selling a product or service. But don’t confuse free with a lack of value.”

Some of the SBA programs that Hirata can discuss include the following:

  • Working capital through SBA Express & Patriot Express Loans
  • Long-term financing to purchase or renovate business real estate or major equipment – SBA 504 Loan Program

Reservations are recommended for the 30-minute appointments. Online registration is also available at www.sba.gov/hi, call Jerry M. Hirata directly at (808) 541-2990, x210, or email to [email protected].



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