Special 2018 Source Coming to Your Mailbox Soon!

By Suzi Patterson, Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Special 2018 Source Coming to Your Mailbox Soon!

Arriving in January, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce will issue the new annual membership directory and business magazine to all members. This special 2018 issue of The Source commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC).

The four-color, glossy magazine features perfect binding and 64 pages full of informative, historical content about West Hawai‘i and the Chamber’s influence in the formation of our community. Find sections on Looking Back at 50 Years of Chamber Advocacy, KKCC History at a Glance, Our Economy: Then & Now, Our Chamber Today and more. A sidebar shares information about a current board member whose grandfather was a member of the team that founded the Chamber in 1968.

The 2018 Source also includes the handy Chamber member directory with icons denoting Ali‘i Circle members, Kuleana Green Businesses and founding Chamber members who are also members today.

“To the Chamber member advertisers who made this special edition of The Source possible, I send my sincerest thanks,” said Executive Director Wendy Laros. “We are grateful for the opportunity to honor the history and achievements of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and to feature our current progress as we continue the founders’ legacy to strengthen our local economy and promote the community.”

Laros lauded the journalism expertise of Source editor and KKCC member Fern Gavelek, adding “Her experience covering the stories of this community and the Chamber for three decades brings valuable perspective to her writing.”

She continued, “Thank you to Source Art Director and KKCC member T. Ilihia Gionson of Hiehie Communications for his visually appealing artwork and fresh style. I am also grateful to the KKCC staff -- Lydia Hoeppner for the Member Directory and Suzi Patterson for advertisement sales.”

The Source will be available starting in January in print and online and will remain in circulation for the 2018 calendar year. Each Chamber member will be mailed a copy and may pick up more copies from our Chamber office or at any Chamber event. To reserve additional copies, phone 329-1758.

“Mahalo to all of our members for their commitment and dedication to our organization as we begin our anniversary year,” concluded Laros.

Mahalo to our 2018 Chamber member advertisers:

Access Information Protected, Aloha Business Services, ALTRES, Auto Body Hawaii, Big Island Collision Center, Blue Zones Project, Boundless Hawaii, Canada France Hawaii Telescope, Cantor Bros. Transport Services, Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union, ECB Realty, Elizabeth Miller, M.Ed, Fairmont Orchid, Fern Gavelek Communications, Hatsukaichi Chamber of Commerce, Hawai'i Montessori Schools, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Hawaii Forest and Trail, Hawai'i Gas, Hawaii Water Service, Hawaii Workplace, Hawaiiana Management Company, HFS Federal Credit Union, HiEmployment, HomesGroup - Hawai'i, Hospice of Kona, HMAA, HMSA, HPM, Island Asphalt Maintenance, Inc., Island Style Enterprises, Jack's Diving Locker, King's Daughters Ministry, Kohanaiki Shores LLC, Kona Brewing Company, Kona Community Hospital, KTA, Lanihau Center, Lex Brodie's Tire, Local Insurance Hawaii, Maleko Built, Manta Pacific Foundation, Mason Termite & Pest Control, Mauna Kea Resort, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, MK Kona Commons, Na Leo TV, NELHA, New York Life Insurance Company (Rex Inglis), North Hawaii Community Hospital, Pacific Waste, Paradise Found Boutique, ProService Hawaii, Rainbow Properties, Recycle Hawaii, Regency at Hualalai, Roy Lambrecht Woodworking Inc., Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, Suite Possibilities, Superior Sanitation, The Commercial Group, The UPS Store of Kamuela, Thirty Meter Telescope, This Week Magazine, University of Hilo - College of Continuing Education & Community Service, Veteran Termite and Pest Control, W. M. Keck Observatory, West Hawaii Community Health Center.