State Launches Business Monitoring Website

HONOLULU — Business owners in Hawaii now have a new way to monitor their businesses. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) has launched a new, mobile-friendly notification service called MyBusiness Alerts.

“Helping Hawaii’s businesses run more efficiently and assisting consumers in gaining access to pertinent information is vital to further strengthening our economy,” said Gov. David Ige. “We will continue to look at adding more of these types of services.”

“Businesses move so fast now, it can be hard to keep pace,” said Securities Commissioner Tung Chan. “This new service makes sure a business knows any time a new filing or a change is being made to their corporate record with the state. This can help businesses with early detection if something is wrong.”

Through MyBusiness Alerts, business owners can sign up to receive a near-real-time email or text message alert when someone makes a change to a company’s official state business registration filing. The service monitors changes to business name, address, status, type, officers, and annual reports.

In addition, the service lets consumers purchase a MyBusiness Reminder that notifies the consumer when a company’s annual report is due. BREG currently offers free email reminders to companies when their annual filing date is due, but this new service allows others who are not necessarily associated with the company to also receive a reminder.

One year of MyBusiness Alerts costs $25 per business. A MyBusiness Reminder for annual filings is $2.50 for one year per business. For more information and to sign up visit: hbe.ehawaii.gov/documents/notify.

MyBusiness Alerts is created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.

 

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, portal.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).  Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

 

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Media Contacts:

Brent Suyama
DCCA Communications Officer
808-586-7582
bsuyama@dcca.hawaii.gov
cca.hawaii.gov
http://www.facebook.com/HISecurities
http://twitter.com/HISecurities

 

Russell Castagnaro
General Manager, Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC
(808) 695-4620
info@ehawaii.gov

Hawaii Attorney General Wins Best Information Services Mobile Application

HONOLULU – Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki announced today that the national Web Marketing Association awarded the Best Information Services Mobile Application of 2014 to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC), a division of the Department of the Attorney General for its “Hawaii Sex Offender Search” mobile app in its annual MobileWebAwards competition.

In January, HCJDC partnered with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC (HIC) to create and release Hawaii Sex Offender Search to the Android and Apple App Stores. The mobile app allows users to locate the residence and business addresses of sex offenders and other covered offenders registered with the State of Hawaii, as well as view those offenders that reside or work near the user’s current location. The mobile app also provides users with a photograph of the offender and a list of the crime or crimes for which he or she has been convicted.

“The combined efforts of HCJDC and HIC have a direct and immediate impact on the safety and well-being of Hawaii’s residents,” said General Suzuki. “We are very proud of their efforts and their commitment to fulfilling their mission of ensuring public access to important information.”

Hawaii Sex Offender Search is available for Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices. Users can access this free application by downloading the app through the Apple or Android App stores. Users without a mobile device can view an online directory of Hawaii registered sex offenders and other covered offenders at sexoffender.ehawaii.gov. Both applications were created in partnership with HIC.

Chapter 846E, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), mandates that the HCJDC maintain a central repository of covered offenders in the State of Hawaii. A covered offender is a sex offender or an offender against minors, as defined in Chapter 846E, HRS. Public access to this information is based solely on the fact of each offender’s criminal conviction and is not based on an estimate of the offender’s level of dangerousness.

 

About the MobileWebAwards

The MobileWebAwards Competition (mobile-webaward.org) is produced by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in mobile websites and apps, recognize the individuals and organizations responsible, and showcase the best in award winning mobile development. The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web.

 

About HIC

Hawaii’s official Internet portal (eHawaii.gov) is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV). HIC works with Hawaii state and county government agencies to enable them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information.

 

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at egov.com.

 

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For more information, contact:

Anne Lopez
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
(808) 586-1284
Anne.E.Lopez@hawaii.gov
ag.hawaii.gov

 

Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC
(808) 695-4620
info@ehawaii.gov

Hawaii.gov Receives Silver Davey Award

Honolulu, HI – The winners of The 2014 Davey Awards have been announced and the State of Hawaii is the winner of a Silver Award for its innovative Web development work on the official website of the Aloha State, Hawaii.gov.

With nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, it is truly an honor to receive such a prestigious award.

The newly designed Hawaii.gov was initially launched in 2013 as a comprehensive update to the state’s main web portal. It was released in conjunction with upgrades to webpages across all state departments and agencies to enhance mobile, touch and speech capability; increase consistency; and improved accessibility.

For this year’s entry, Hawaii.gov continued to bring additional upgrades to the award-winning Hawaii.gov website, including:

  • Language translation
  • Geolocation mapping service allows visitors to find government offices, EV stations, farmers markets, and more.
  • 273 social media pages, 1,200+ twitter followers, a flickr photo pool, and 20 Youtube videos

Hawaii.gov also took a first-of-its kind approach to the gamification of government, to create a new one-stop shop allowing Hawai’i residents to completely customize how they interact online with the state on any device, anywhere, anytime – securely and reliably. The result, my.hawaii.gov, integrates with seven of the 17 departments and includes a rich, personalized history of all business conducted online with the state. It also directly integrates with almost 60 of the 100+ online services offered in Hawaii. For highlights of the great new features, visit m.hi.gov/myhi.

This Silver award is the 13th award to be received in honor of Hawaii.gov since its release in April 2013.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, portal.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).  Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at egov.com.

Hawaii Wins Two Major Awards for Hawaii.gov

The State of Hawaii was among the selected winners of two unique competitions for its innovative Web development work on the official website of the Aloha State, Hawaii.gov.

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW), announced its annual Pinnacle Awards winners with Hawaii.gov taking home the Members’ Choice award in the State/NGO category. This marks the second award to be received by the NAGW. In 2013, Hawaii.gov was the recipient of the Pinnacle award in 2013 in the same category.

Marc Drummond, NAGW board president, made the announcement Thursday evening at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. “The Pinnacle Awards celebrate excellence. Our NAGW members do tremendous work with limited resources. Our judges are continually impressed at the level of quality displayed by all of our entries. We are proud to honor these sites which demonstrate the high caliber work carried out by government Web professionals throughout the country.”

Concurrently, the Web Marketing Association was announcing the winners of its 18th annual WebAward Competition. With more than 1,500 entries from 40 countries, Hawaii.gov was awarded the top honor of Best Government Website.

Recent upgrades to the award-winning Hawaii.gov website, include:

  • Language translation
  • Geolocation mapping service allows visitors to find government offices, EV stations, farmers markets, and more.
  • 273 social media pages, 1,200+ twitter followers, a flickr photo pool, and 20 Youtube videos

Hawaii.gov also took a first-of-its kind approach to the gamification of government, to create a new one-stop shop allowing Hawai’i residents to completely customize how they interact online with the state on any device, anywhere, anytime – securely and reliably. The result, my.hawaii.gov, integrates with seven of the 17 departments and includes a rich, personalized history of all business conducted online with the state. It also directly integrates with almost 60 of the 100+ online services offered in Hawaii. For highlights of the great new features, visit m.hi.gov/myhi.

The Best Government Website and Members’ Choice awards bring a grand total of 11 awards received in recognition of Hawaii.gov since its initial release in April 2013.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, portal.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

State Launches Revamped Business List Website

Upgrades Include Mobile Device Compatibility

 

HONOLULU —The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) has launched an upgraded Business Entity List Builder website with a new, intuitive, mobile-friendly design.

The Business Entity List Builder provides customers with the ability to run a customized search of businesses registered with BREG and create a list of these businesses based on the selected criteria. Lists can be created by entity type, zip code, registration date and status. This popular service was originally launched in 2002 and has now been upgraded with an enhanced, fluid interface that works well on computers as well as touch-screen tablets and smart phones.

“The new web design is easier to navigate and intuitive to use on all devices,” Securities Commissioner Tung Chan said. “The upgrade is part of the Abercrombie Administration’s goals of leveraging new technology to make it easier for businesses to access government services.”

Those interested in using the improved system can visit hbe.ehawaii.gov/listbuilder to create a customized list of Hawaii businesses.

The online Business Entity List Builder solution is created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.

The Business Registration Division maintains the business registry for all corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited liability limited partnerships conducting business activities in the State. In addition, the registry contains trade names, trademarks, service marks and publicity name rights.

 

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

 

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

 


View the original press release at:  cca.hawaii.gov/breg/news-release-state-launches-revamped-business-list-website