HCCA, The Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association, Hawaii's statewide nonprofit industry education and advocacy group, announces their 2015 Annual Conference, to be held on Kauai Friday through Sunday, March 13-15. The educational conference is open to all. For more information and to register, visit the HCCA website, www.hawaiichocolate.org.
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Chocolate is increasingly popular and under assault from diseases that infect cocoa plants. Scientists are working to find varieties that will resist diseases and keep the world's sweet tooth happy.
The election of the 2014 Board of Directors of HCCA was successfully concluded via the website. The voting results are available under the Board Election tab. Seven Board Members were elected to serve a one-year term and Derek Lanter as President will continue to serve the second year of his two-year term for a total of eight Board Members. Officers other than the President will be selected at the first Board Meeting of the year. Thanks go out to the Members who voted for participating in the election. The Board Members for 2014 are listed below.