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    Monday, September 28, 2020
    Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Guests Drive-Through Pre-Travel COVID-19 TestsDedicated network of testing laboratories created exclusively for Hawaiian Airlines guests HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is making it easy for travelers to finally take a long-awaited Hawai‘i vacation with convenient drive-through COVID-19 tests in select U.S. mainland gateways that will allow guests to bypass the state of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    Palamanui - Building a community around the college. We've been busy over the past few years working hard on the project's refocused Master Plan, addressing land use, transportation systems, town center, parks, infrastructure and density.  We look forward to keeping in touch with you over the next few weeks bringing you updates and more project information. In the meantime, below is the vision ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Friday, September 25, 2020
    Governor Ige extends COVID-19 emergency period through October and authorizes pre-travel testing program  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a 13th supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through Oct. 31.The emergency proclamation leaves in place the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers. However, beginning Oct. 15, a ...read more
    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    It's an exciting week here at Nā Leo TV, where we're launching a relevant and informative new television series called "COVID-19 Talk Story on Nā Leo TV." With the County of Hawaiʻi, we're kicking off this series on Thursday, September 24, at 10:00 am, with a 60-minute LIVE premiere from the COVID-19 Operations Center, in the Aunty Sally's Luau Hale in Hilo.  This series aims to help deliver ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Digital Cookbook Supports Kona Historical SocietyKona Historical Society is looking to refresh the spirit, inspire culinary creativity in the kitchen, foster connections and raise funds through the release of a digital copy of its Portuguese Heritage Cookbook. Starting today (Friday, Sept. 18), the public can purchase the Portuguese Heritage Cookbook for $25 through Kona Historical Society’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Ayers from Assistant Vice President/Loan Manager to Vice President of Lending. As Vice President of Lending, Ayers will be responsible for the overall supervision of HCFCU’s daily lending activities, including production, compliance, and loss mitigation. “Jason has a complete understanding of the purpose ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    Welcome new member Goodfellow Brothers Inc.We are a fourth-generation, family-owned business with nearly a century of experience in the construction industry. Throughout the years, we have earned a reputation for professionalism and integrity that reflects our longstanding commitment to the individuals, businesses and resources of the communities in which we live and work. Our mission is to be the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Friday, September 18, 2020
    FREE to everyone in Hawaii, from ALTRES As we begin to move toward opening our economy during the pandemic, we still need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. And for employers, it starts in the workplace.​ ​ Self-screening has recently become the most widely accepted and non-controversial method to implement a shift in the thinking around virus reduction. And it’s the reason ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    STATE RELEASES UPDATED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE INFORMATIONState Has Issued $3.2 Billion in Benefits Since March 1HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced updated unemployment insurance claims information, including paying $3,186,067,022 and 3,307,331 weeks claimed since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 1, 2020.  “Ninety-five percent (95%) of the ...read more
    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    Chamber Member Premier Restoration has an discount offer for anyone.   They are giving a 10% discount on their Clean and Safe Program. This Professional Cleaning and Staff Training & Certification is something all business can use as we look forward to reopening the state in October. Their 5 point program includes:Commercial Cleaning & DisinfectingStaff TrainingHigh Touchpoint ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Each year on the Island of Hawai`i, the local community gives of themselves to create the success of the IRONMAN World Championship. As the Kona community perpetuates aloha worldwide, they give of themselves, graciously, generously from their heart to help unknown individuals from around the world fulfill a dream. The people of Hawai`i teach us "Kahiau" - to give generously or lavishly with the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Honolulu – Gov. David Ige today announced a new leadership team that will oversee the state’s public health response to COVID-19 and the pre-travel testing program for COVID-19, which will start October 15.  Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives with an FDA-approved nucleic acid ...read more
    Monday, September 14, 2020
    The County of Hawaiʻi awards businesses with the Gold Star when they’ve passed all necessary safety requirements by the State of Hawaiʻi and implemented additional requirements by the county, the Department of Health, and the Hawaiʻi Fire Department. These requirements allow businesses to reopen to the public and provide the safest possible conditions during this current phase of the COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, September 14, 2020
    SBA Announces Registration for National Small Business Week Virtual Conference September 22-24  HONOLULU, Hawaii – As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and cosponsors will host all virtual events September 22-24, 2020. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Every day, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) assists potential and existing small business owners start, grow, and succeed. The SBA Hawaii District Office is hosting free webinars to help small business owners re-evaluate and review their financial business strength and figure out its viability.  Discover new ways to structure and properly utilize your business finances in COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, September 14, 2020
    From the Collection shares the heart of Kona Historical Society  New virtual program series shows the mosaic of people and things inside the nonprofit’s archives   Kona Historical Society is excited to announce the launch of From the Collection, a new monthly virtual program series highlighting the Society’s archives, its historic sites, and people, places and things in our community. The last ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Kona Historical Society farm wins Travelers’ Choice Award   The Kona Coffee Living History Farm has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award winner for Farms and History Museums, ranking first out of 23 Things To Do on Hawaiʻi Island. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners exemplify travelers’/diners’ ultimate favorite, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Welcome to Martin Rathbun and Marty Cake & Company! Marty Cakes & Company offers distinctive and delectable cakes in Hawaii. Since 2009 we have been providing our clients with beautiful wedding cakes, specialty cakes and desserts. We offer an extensive menu of cake flavors, fillings, and frostings. The cakes we bake can make your day extra special, as we design them using great detail, using ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Army announces intent to prepare environmental impact statement for leased land at Pōhakuloa Training Area PŌHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawai‘i (Sept. 4, 2020) — The U.S. Army intends to prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze its proposal to retain up to approximately 23,000 acres of state-owned land at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) to support continued military training. The area has ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    Hawai‘i County and Nonprofits Announce Meetings on $7.25M in Housing Grants to Hawai‘i Island Residents Impacted by COVID-19: The County of Hawai‘i and six local nonprofits announced that they will be hosting a series of meetings with community and business leaders on a plan to provide $7.25 million in rent and mortgage assistance grants to residents impacted by COVID-19. Meetings will be ...read more
    Thursday, September 03, 2020
    Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS) has relinquished control of the County owned Kona Shelter and has relocated its Kona operations to its state-of-the-art Animal Community Center in Keauhou Mauka in Kona. The Hawaii Island Humane Society will continue to provide service island-wide as an independent non-profit animal welfare organization providing compassionate care for animals at its three ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, September 03, 2020
    Welcome Lions Club of Kona, Chartered June 19, 1934. - It is great to partner with the Lions Club of Kona through membership.  Who are the Lions Club of Kona? We are the home of four district governors and one Past International Director- Lion Yasuki Nakagawa, '61-'62; Lion Albert Akana, '73-'74; Lion Norman Sakata. '91-'92 and Lion Maurice Kahawaii. '03-'04 who is also a Past International ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Thursday, September 03, 2020
    Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union* (HCFCU) is pleased to announce it is the lead credit union contracted by Hawaii County to distribute up to $22 million in financial assistance to county businesses under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act.As lead, HCFCU is teaming up with Big Island Federal Credit Union, CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union*, Hawaii County ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    Hawaiʻi County Coronavirus Relief FundApplications for CARES Act Business and Non-profit Grants are now being accepted by the County's Contractor. See the Holomua Hawaiʻi section on county website for details.  The Holomua Hawaiʻiprogram will distribute up to $22 million in Hawaiʻi County’s CARES Act funding in the form of one-time reimbursement grants up to $10,000  to county businesses and ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    Corcoran Pacific Properties Marks Corcoran's Debut in Hawaii with it's Newest Franchisee Formerly Known As Elite Pacific Properties, Corcoran Pacific Properties Serves Greater Hawaii with More Than 250 Agents in 11 Offices HONOLULU, HI – August 11, 2020 – Corcoran Group, LLC today announced its debut in Hawaii with the launch of its newest franchisee, Corcoran Pacific Properties. The ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, August 31, 2020
    Chamber Members VELOFIX and PATH have a deal for you.  Nick Nelson, the owner of VELOFIX in Kona is happy to announce a month of free unlimited 60 minute rides courtesy of VELOFIX and PATH.“Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large.”  Udo E. Simonis
    Categories: Community
    Monday, August 31, 2020
    Chelsea Morriss Croy is an independent agent with National Life Group. Her grandfather worked for National Life Group for over 30 years so she is proud to carry on his legacy of helping to protect families and businesses through life insurance. Chelsea looks forward to expanding her reach of clients and networking  through the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce!  Born and raised in Waimea she is ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    Hawai‘i Energy’s newest program that provides relief to Hawai‘i’s businesses experiencing hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this new Energy Relief Grant program, qualifying small businesses and nonprofits may apply for a grant to cover up to 100% of costs for an energy efficiency project (capped at $25,000) that will help save money on energy.  Grants are available to businesses in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    HONOLULU, Aug. 25, 2020 – Hawaiian Electric service disconnections for nonpayment have been suspended through Dec. 31, 2020. The company urges customers challenged by the financial impact of COVID-19 to seek utility bill assistance from government and nonprofits, and to set up a payment arrangement plan. The Public Utilities Commission yesterday ordered utilities to extend through Dec. 31 the ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
    Hawai‘i Island Hospitality Workers Receive Food Aid The Kohala Coast Resort Association (KCRA) was awarded $900,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds from the County of Hawai‘i to distribute much needed food packages to nearly 5,000 furloughed employees in the hospitality industry who are represented by KCRA. The food assistance will be offered twice a month from September through November 2020 ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, August 24, 2020
    About the Program What is the Aloha Connects Innovation (ACI) program? Aloha Connects Innovation (ACI) is a new initiative led by the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii (EDAH) to nurture and grow knowledge-based work opportunities in Hawaii and fuel our emerging industries and innovation sectors. Originally envisioned by Omar Sultan of Sultan Ventures, the program is designed to help ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Friday, August 21, 2020
    Hawai‘i Island United Way says "Thanks to workplaces like yours, our partner agencies can keep working through these uncertain times to better serve our island. Keep scrolling to read about how together we can make positive changes in our community."Working together for our community.Together we've invested more than $695,000 in the Hawai'i Island community over the past year. We're helping our ...read more
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    Thursday, August 20, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a twelfth supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through Sept. 30.The emergency proclamation leaves in place the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers and the inter-island travel quarantine only for travelers arriving in the counties of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, Maui and Kalawao (Kalaupapa).The ...read more
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today enhanced its comprehensive “Keeping You Safe” program for guests and employees by requiring all travelers 2 years of age and older to wear a face mask or covering at the airport and during the flight, disallowing masks made with mesh or sheer material or equipped with valves, and initiating a new health screening for those unable to wear a face mask or covering ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Olakina Hawaii “Olakino Hawaii"  -  "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. Olakino Hawai’i was created in Waimea and was inspired by the heritage Waimea farmers that have been farming throughout the generations that Olakino’s owner and founder, Trey ...read more
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    Thursday, August 13, 2020
    Congratulations to Hawaii's Fastest! Selection based on their percentage of growth in the last 3 years. Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Members  named as one of PBN 26th Annual Hawaii's Fastest growing companies for 2020. Big Island Mechanical & Construction LLC (808) 775-0942, www.bimech.com 47.36% growth rate Elite Pacific Properties LLC - Dana Asis (808) ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    ​Essential Business serving the Kona Coast with Southern Hospitality and Aloha. Qualified to work on all major brands and appliances. Takes pride with giving honest answers, fair prices & quick service.   If your major appliance is making a funny noise call Awesome Appliance RepairA factory certified Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove service and repair partner. Only trust factory certified service and ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    MAUNA LANI, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION INTRODUCES A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH CLIFF DRYSDALE TENNIS New Tennis Director Matt Dudley Unveils New Tennis Programming for Juniors to Adults Kohala Coast, HI (July 30, 2020) -- Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, unveils the all new Tennis Garden in partnership with Cliff Drysdale Tennis, set to deliver one of the most iconic tennis programs in the ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    August 11th, 2020 • Science & AstronomyAn important project for the global astronomy community, TMT is working collaboratively with the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab) to develop a U.S.-Extremely Large Telescope Program (US-ELTP). Its mission is to strengthen scientific leadership by the ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    New state-run website helps connect shoppers with made-in-Hawaii products HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announced today the launch of Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha, a platform that was created to feature made-in-Hawaii products and to provide greater exposure to local businesses experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kamaaina and out-of-state ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Sunday, August 09, 2020
    Unprecedented Observations Shine Light On A Compact Star’s Final Moments Maunakea, Hawaii – Most of the calcium in the universe, including the very calcium in our teeth and bones, was created in the last gasp of dying stars. Called “calcium-rich supernovae,” these stellar explosions are so rare that astrophysicists have struggled to find and subsequently study them. The nature of these ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that the inter-island travel quarantine will be reinstated, in part, on Tuesday, Aug. 11.  During an afternoon news conference, the governor said that he would reinstate the quarantine for all interisland travelers, although details were still being developed. However, after further discussions with Attorney General Clare Connors, Gov. Ige has decided ...read more
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    KAILUA KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Robyn Naihe from Support Services Coordinator to Support Services Manager. Robyn has been with HCFCU for fourteen years and will be responsible for all Support Services department functions including ATM, ACH/EFT and Share Draft. “Robyn’s experience in support services and operations made her ...read more
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    Monday, August 03, 2020
    Coldwell Banker Island Properties Acquires Clark Realty on Hawaii Island Coldwell Banker Island Properties is pleased to announce the purchase of Clark Realty, the Hawaii Island based real estate brokerage. The acquisition marks another milestone in Coldwell Banker Island Properties’ recent expansion across the state. Effective immediately, Coldwell Banker Island Properties will assume the ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
    For Immediate ReleaseKONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NAMES NEW CEO July 30, 2020 - Kealakekua, Hawaii – James “Jim” Lee has been appointed the new Regional CEO of Kona Community Hospital starting August 10, the organization announced today. Lee will oversee operations and management of the 94-bed, full-service acute care hospital, which employs 540 staff members and 100 medical providers. Lee served ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
    Making sure they’re readyFULL LIFE PROVIDES DOZENS OF CLIENTS WITH DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KITS BY LAURA RUMINSKI WEST HAWAII TODAY lruminski@westhawaiitoday.com Full Life, a Hawaii Island nonprofit dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities lead happy, productive and self-directed lives, recently provided dozens of clients with a disaster preparedness kit amid the threat of ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
    For Immediate ReleaseHTA Release (20-125) HTA Issues Request for Proposals for Writers of Oahu and Maui NuiDestination Management Action Plans HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) for writers – one for the Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP) for Oahu (RFP No. 21-07) and the other for Maui Nui, comprising the ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION MARKS ONE-YEAR IN HILO WITH SAFE, FUN DRIVE-THRU CELEBRATION   HILO, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s Hilo Branch welcomed more than 600 people on Saturday, June 25, when the credit union celebrated its first anniversary with a drive-thru celebration offering giveaways and free bentos to-go at its Aupuni Street location. The credit union’s Hilo ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Topic: China Post – Unmarked seed packets Unmarked seed packets are arriving in mailboxes around the United States with no explanation or reason, and with a return address in China. The package bears the name "China Post" and may be labeled as jewelry, small electronics, or some other item.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is actively encouraging recipients not to plant the ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    HMSA wins award for virtual care during pandemic The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) was awarded the Pandemic Acceleration and Activation Award from national telehealth leader Amwell. This award recognizes organizations for their agile and swift virtual responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. HMSA was recognized for its ability to rapidly scale its virtual care platform, HMSA’s Online ...read more
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    Saturday, July 18, 2020
    Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation, extending 14-day quarantine for travelers entering State of Hawai‘i  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th emergency proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the ...read more
    Friday, July 10, 2020
    Dept of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is very pleased to announce the live launch of the Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal site at https://buy.hawaii.gov/.   DBEDT created this portal site to promote the online shopping sites of Hawaii manufacturers, restaurants and farm delivery services. In this first phase, we are promoting the importance of buying local. In later phases we ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
    Kona Historical Society gets $15K to help with operations Funding was provided as part of the federal CARES Act of 2020 The Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities have taken action to generously aid local nonprofits, including the Kona Historical Society, during the current pandemic. Kona Historical Society is overjoyed to receive a $15,000 grant award to ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Hawaiʻi County General Plan 2040 UpdateSummary of Public Comment and Revised Timeline   The Planning Department appreciates the communities and stakeholders that were part of the robust public outreach in 2019 on the Hawaiʻi County General Plan 2040 Update. A variety of community engagement activities produced valuable input that is actively shaping the next draft. Later this year Planning ...read more
    Categories: Economy
    Friday, June 26, 2020
    Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii Island (VASH) Donates Masks to First Responders[Hawaii Island, June, 2020] – With a $2,700 grant from Hawaii Tourism Authority, VASH Hawaii Island has made and distributed 500 masks across the island to police officers and 160 to other non-profits.  All masks were created with specs provided by Kaiser Permanente and made by volunteer seamstresses around the island. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    New Name for Friends of NELHA: Keahole Center for Sustainability  Keahole-Kona, Hawai‘i Island —The nonprofit that provides guided, public tours at NELHA’s Hawai‘i Ocean and Science Technology Park is rebranding with a new name and vision.  The Friends of NELHA, also known as FON, has rebranded as the Keahole Center for Sustainability (KCS).  Founded as the Friends of NELHA in 2001, the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today all travelers arriving in Hawai‘i  from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing program begins Aug. 1.  Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get a PCR test prior to arrival from any testing location ...read more
    Thursday, June 11, 2020
    Kona Historical Society Set to Reopen a Popular Outdoor ProgramWeekly baking at the Portuguese Stone Oven begins June 18 Kona Historical Society has established a plan for reopening in stages, beginning with the relaunch of its Portuguese Stone Oven Baking Program. The Society is excited to welcome back the general public to this popular program with modifications and the implementation of ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a ninth supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through July 31.  The emergency proclamation lifts the quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers effective 12:01 a.m. on June 16, 2020. However, it also leaves in place the quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers. The governor has the authority to make ...read more
    Monday, June 08, 2020
    Joint Statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility ActWASHINGTON -SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act:"We want to thank ...read more
    Categories: Economy
    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020 BOATING AND WATER SPORTS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS RELAXED STATEWIDE (Honolulu) – Effective immediately, emergency restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic for commercial and recreational boating and ocean recreation are being relaxed statewide. Commercial and recreational boating can now include up to ten ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, May 29, 2020
    The Mold Doctors, LLC now offering Disinfecting and Sanitizing services. The Mold Doctors, LLC, have extended their expert Mold Remediation and Water Restoration services to include a complete and thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting treatment process. As outlined by the CDC, cleaning and disinfecting is an important part of reopening public spaces. Our new service is highly effective ...read more
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    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved requests from Mayor Harry Kim and Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami to safely re-open more businesses and operations under guidelines that will ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people in Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi counties.Hawaiʻi CountyGov. Ige signed Mayor Kim’s Emergency Rule #6 which allows the following businesses, operations or activities, which must ...read more
    Categories: Economy
    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Reef-friendly sunscreen initiative leads to reduction of oxybenzone in Kahaluʻu BayContinued efforts needed to save coral reefs   KAHALU‘U BAY, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i—May 21, 2020—The results are in: oxybenzone levels have dropped dramatically at Hawai‘i Island’s Kahalu‘u Bay. Thanks to tens of thousands of visitors who responded positively to The Kohala Center’s ongoing “Reef-Friendly Sun ...read more
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    Monday, May 18, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30.   The governor also extended through June 30 the eviction moratorium that prevents evictions from residential dwellings for failure to pay rent.   In addition, Gov. Ige ...read more
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Chamber of Commerce executives and board leaders from across the state of Hawai‘i headed to the state Capitol on Wednesday, January 9 for a Chamber Week proclamation ceremony with Governor David Ige. Included in the ceremony were the Chamber executives from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Maui Chamber ...read more
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