• Welcome to the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce!

     

  • Kona Commons, West Hawai`i’s premier shopping center, will hold its monthly Artisan Market Saturday, June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the center’s parking lot. The market features 55 vendors from around the island who offer a variety of carefully curated products. Read More >>>

  • Registration for the WDFI's ʻĀina Explorers Summer Camp is now open. They'll be offering four weeks of adventure and exploration of some of the different elements that shape our environment. This program is for students entering 4th, 5th or 6th grade only and is limited to 10 students per week.  Read More >>>

  • One year ago Olakino Hawai’i started growing high quality Microgreens for our community. "Ola" which means life & health and "Kino" which means Body, put together the combination of both becomes "Olakino" The Health and vitality of the body. 
     Find them at Saturday Kamuela Farmers Market & Waimea Midweek Farmers Market and at grocery stores across the island. For fill list of retailers and restaurants Read More >>>

  • Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) along with Hawaii Tech Bridge are honored to host a virtual panel of local Department of Defense (DOD) science advisors to talk about technologies of importance for their respective commands.  Read More >>>

  • The HIHS Board of Directors has named its current COO Lauren Nickerson as CEO. Nickerson replaces interim CEO Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Jose who remains as the organization’s West Hawaii Veterinarian. Dr. Jose has served on an interim basis as CEO since 2019 while simultaneously serving as the Veterinarian for the Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Animal Community Center in Kona and the Mobile Spay & Neuter ‘Waggin.  Read More >>>    

  • The grant will support the native Hawaiian community through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) ‘Ohana and Community Based Program Grant for Hawaiʻi Island. The grant will help to reinforce and strengthen native Hawaiians’ ‘ohana (family), mo‘omeheu (culture), and ‘āina (land and water) in the ahupua‘a of Kawaihae during the year-long project period. Read More >>>

  • The 10-week program includes workshops designed for women entrepreneurs to hone financial management, marketing and leadership skills. Participants will also receive a host of benefits including networking with business leaders and advertising opportunities to promote their business. 
    U.S. SBA in close partnership with other State businesses developed the program's curriculum to help “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs still facing unique business obstacles. Read More >>>

  • Kona Community Hospital COVID-19 Community Update - June 4, 2021 Kona Community Hospital COVID-19 Community Update - June 4, 2021

    Kona Community Hospital operated its last vaccination clinic for first doses of the Pfizer vaccine on May 28.  They will hold a final 2nd does vaccine clinic on June 17 at the KCH hospital campus clinic.
    They will continue to play a support role to our community partners as they move forward with vaccination outreach activities. Read More >>>

  • New survey outlines challenges facing businesses looking to hire employees.
    The COCHI recently conducted a statewide membership survey to determine the challenges facing businesses looking to hire new employees or bring back employees from temporary furlough. The survey found many businesses across industries have multiple openings and found recruitment challenges are putting pressure on existing employees. Read More >>>

     

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