• Welcome to the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce!


  • Wendy Laros, President and CEO of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce was up early today with Hawaii News Now Sunrise July 23, 2021

  • Kona Commons Shopping Center and West Hawaii Community Health Center will hold a pop-up vaccination clinic July 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the shopping center in Kailua-Kona. No charge for the vaccine; bring ID and insurance card, if available. The two dose Moderna and single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available.  Read More >>>

  • Join HIEDB Wednesday, July 28 Noon - 1 p.m. HST Via Zoom Webinar

    Who Speaks For Native Hawaiians? When Native Hawaiian Groups Don’t Agree, What Then? webinar will bring fresh native Hawaiian voices and new perspectives forward. The conversation is moderated by Jacqui Hoover, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board Executive Director. Read More >>>

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM through Zoom

    The CARES Act established a tax credit program for employers who retained employees on the job in 2020. The American Rescue Plan dramatically liberalized that program, both in terms of the dollars available for employers and the time in which they can be claimed.  Read More >>>

  • “More than 92% of our students and 95% of our employees system wide have been or plan to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. 
    The high vaccination rate within the UH community along with relatively low infection rates in Hawaiʻi are positive signs heading into the fall semester.  All 10 UH campuses will see dramatic increases in in-person instruction and on-campus activities this fall, with even more on-campus activity planned for the spring semester. Read More >>>

  • State lawmakers and DLNR leaders believe the 2021 legislative session was the most productive and effective for natural and cultural resources protection and support of any in recent decades. 
    Much of the legislature’s work focused on “adaptive management of public trust resources,” to make sure they are not overused by visitors and residents alike.  Read More >>>

  • “At that time, the COVID-19 pandemic caused travel around the world to come to a halt. Hundreds of thousands of Hawai‘i residents who depend on the visitor industry for their livelihood were out of work, and I issued the first moratorium to prevent mass evictions,” said Gov. Ige. “The pandemic is not yet over, but thanks to safe and effective vaccines, many residents are now back at work.”  
    In addition, federal funds are available for Emergency Rent Assistance. Renters and landlords are encouraged to seek and accept the rental assistance relief being distributed in each county. Read More >>>

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