Travel is most likely on ALL of our minds lately, as we dream about far away places and more carefree days.  In this week’s morning meeting, we heard from Janine Joseph of Kahala      Travel, where traveling and far away places aren’t just dreams—she’s built a business around them!

Janine is from our IEA sister chapter, The Executives’ Association of San Diego, and joined us virtually to share insight into the wonderful world of great escapes. 

Janine has been a member of the Kahala Travel team since 2001 and has been president since 2008. Since she enjoys working with her clients, she spends a good portion of her time planning vacations and booking travel for them, along with managing the fabulous staff of Kahala Travel.  She and her husband Thomas enjoy traveling to Europe, Hawaii, and the Caribbean and especially love sailing on the smaller ships. Her favorite destination is Africa and she’s always dreaming of her return. She travels often with her entire extended family and friends and are always planning their next great adventure. Perhaps they'll meet you along the way.

The ancient civilizations of Egypt, Israel, and Greece have given her wisdom about different cultures, but it's Kenya that has captured her heart and has made her want to explore Africa further.  

Over the past fifteen years, her clients have included large and small groups, families, and couples.  She has advanced cruise line training from Celebrity, Princess, and Azamara.  As   President of Kahala Travel, she works hard in building relationships with their travel suppliers, so their agents can offer excellent value and unique experiences for their clients.

Please contact Janine at to book YOUR next great escape!


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When I was invited to be a part of the EAOC, I had no idea that a “by invitation only” networking group existed. Well, we’ve been around since the early 70’s. And, what a great group of business associates we have. 

Not only are these members excellent business owners that I can refer my clients to, they are an invaluable source of knowledge for me and my clients. 

Often, merely providing information is just what was needed. These professionals are like my business partners, they are champions of my business as well as their own. 

Joining this group of dedicated business professionals has been the key to my success and I’m happy to be a part of this fantastic group. 

Gizi Clemmer, FirstTeam Real Estate

I joined EAOC because of a friend.  In my first year I have gained over 10k in continual annual business.

Quinton Fasola, ASURE Software

In the past 42 years I have received many good leads that have become good clients.  Many of them are still clients of the firm I am with today (This represented 50% of the clients that I merged into the new firm).  I have used many past and current members for a reliable source of good and reputable suppliers for both business and personal needs, including several members that helped me make profitable investments over the years.

Hal Grimshaw, Belden Hiramoto Liu & Co., LLP

I joined EAOC because Phil Kintz asked me. At the time the cost and early meeting time was a concern. The first six months of membership I received an extra $6000 in volume.

Gary Gregg, Creating With Glass

I have been a member for many years in several different classifications. EAOC has always provided me with a steady flow of leads. However the biggest benefit I’ve received has been “outside” of the core purpose of leads. A past member John Valentine, mentioned to me that he had heard about some industrial land for sale in Costa Mesa. I ended up buying it, building a warehouse and running my business at the time (South Coast Stationers) there for about thirty years. It was an excellent investment.

Pete Sloan,

A lead from Past member Bob Hardman eight years ago resulted in $15,000 of business. A lead from Mel Smith eight years ago resulted in $25,000 of business. Benefits of membership include direct business from other members resulting in $10,000 in business and direct business with other members that resulted in excellent service and financial savings.

Carlos Salazar, Salazar Associates

I have built my entire business on leads from the EAOC. I started my association management firm in 1981 with one client EAOC. In the last thirty four years the business has grown to fourteen associations. We employ eleven full time and one part time employee. I can trace ten of my long term clients to referrals from EAOC that brings in over $500,000 annually. The network of present and passed members has had a tremendous impact on my life.

Gayle Stewart, Gayle Stewart Enterprises

EAOC has been a reliable source of steady business for me for about thirty years. Thank You EAOC!

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