Calendar & Submission Policy

The Lāna‘i Chamber of Commerce (LCC) Calendar is only for local or area events that provide value to the community, organized, hosted, sponsored or co-sponsored by entities like, our Members, non-profits, colleges or other community based organizations. Events may be hosted on Lāna‘i or elsewhere and can be open to the general public or be private events for designated groups or invitees.
LCC, at its discretion, may not accept event submissions from individuals or organizations not affiliated with the Lāna‘i Community.
Events must be submitted to the Calendar administrator or through the Submit Events form. Events that do not meet the Chamber Calendar requirements may be returned to the requestor for modifications. Solely personal events or solicitations without benefit to the community or to Chamber members are not allowed, and will be rejected. Please review the Chamber Calendar submission guidelines below for further information on the event submission approval process.

The Lāna‘i Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to approve, reject or make special considerations for any event submitted for the calendar.

Disclaimer

The calendar has been designed to reflect immediate changes, corrections, and updates on events. Despite our best efforts, some information may be incorrect or we may not have information on an event you want to attend. We regret any inconvenience caused as a result.
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Contact

Questions and comments about the policies and guidelines of the Chamber Calendar may be submitted to the Calendar administrator at [email protected]
If you have a question about an event you saw on the Chamber Calendar, please refer to the contact information on the detail page for that event.
If you have a question about an event you submitted to the Chamber Calendar and you have not been contacted within 48 hours of submission, please contact the Calendar administrator at [email protected] .
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Submission Policy

Before You Submit

• Your event must be an event with community and/or member benefit or value per the Lāna‘i Chamber of Commerce Calendar Policy.
• Familiarize yourself with the general style and format for events by reviewing some of the existing events in the Calendar.
• PROOFREAD your event; confirm that all of your event information is current and accurate.

Event Approvals

Using the event submission form does not guarantee that your event will be published to the Chamber calendar. All submitted events will be reviewed, and approved or denied by the Chamber. When an event is submitted, the requestor may receive the following email notifications:
• An email confirming the event submission
• An email confirming or denying event approval by the applicable category owner(s)

Files and Images

• Do not include images that may be offensive, inappropriate, or in violation of copyright laws or Chamber policies.
• Images should be appropriate for the event being submitted.
• Ex: portraits of speakers, photos of venues, or high quality promotional graphics

If you are adding an image to your event, make sure you have all of the rights and permissions to use the image. Images pulled from Google images or from news sources should not be used unless you have explicit written permission.

Image Specs

• Images should be sized to be 500x280px or a similar ratio not exceeding 1,200px width, and cannot exceed a file size of 500kb
• If images are not sized appropriately upon submission, it might delay the publishing of your event

Featured Events

At times “Featured Events” may be located on the calendar landing page. Designation as a Featured Event is at the discretion of the Chamber. Keep in mind that Featured Events may be updated frequently, and we cannot guarantee if or how long your event might be featured on the calendar home page.
Withdrawing events

You may withdraw your event request from consideration at any time. Please email the Chamber calendar Administrator with your request.

Additional help or information

If you have further questions regarding your submitted event or need further assistance submitting events to the Chamber Calendar, please contact the calendar Administrator at [email protected]

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Submission Best Practices

Posting an event online will help draw people and bring attention to your event. Make sure that you make the most of this opportunity. Below are a few best practices for submitting your event. Be sure to read the Submission Policy to ensure you meet all requirements before submitting an event.

Titles

When writing your title, make sure it can stand alone and people will get an understanding of what the event is, if only the title is displayed. Some versions of the calendar may display only the title without the description.

Good Example

• School of Communications “I am Passionate about Storytelling” Writing Workshop
• By labeling it “School of Communications” and putting “I am Passionate about Storytelling” in quotation marks, it’s more clear that “I am Passionate” is a specific item for the School of Communications.
• Saying it’s a writing workshop shows that it’s about writing the commitment to action, rather than brainstorming or completing the action.

Poor Examples

• “I am Passionate about Storytelling” Workshop
• No context about what “I am Passionate about Storytelling” is or what specifically the workshop is about.
• Learn to write your School of Communications “I am Passionate about Storytelling” story.
• This is rather informal, and would work better used as the description.

Description

Put the most important information near the top, and focus on why people should want to come to your event. Most people skim the first few sentences.

• Keep sentences and paragraphs short and easy to scan
• Double check your spelling
• Spell out acronyms that may be unfamiliar to most audiences
• Indicate if RSVP is required

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