“I have been a manufacturer, importer and distributor of Hawaiian-culture products since 2005.

“The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has made me lose the chance to spread our valuable products throughout the world. It has been not only a loss for me and all of my accounts in Hawaii, but also a lost opportunity to spread Hawaii’s traditional culture around the world.

“My family and so many retail outlet owners in Hawaii have already reached bottom. We don’t just want the Paycheck Protection Program or stimulus payments. Let us go back to work!”

Dennis Koo, Honolulu