News Release: State Launches Business Monitoring WebsitePosted on Dec 17, 2014 in News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Business Registration Division
DAVID Y. IGE
KEALII S. LOPEZ
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 17, 2014
State Launches Business Monitoring Website
Businesses Can Receive Alerts
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: https://hbe.ehawaii.gov/documents/notify.
MyBusiness Alerts is created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.
Hawaii’s official Internet portal, https://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.
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 http://www.egov.com.
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DCCA Communications Officer