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    Friday, August 09, 2019
    Seth Feldman, our newest staff member, joined the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce in July of 2019. As a recent graduate of Whittier College, he is full of fresh ideas and adds a new perspective on marketing for KKCC. His background and skillset being in writing and research, he is an excellent fit for our marketing position moving forward. Seth grew up in Denver, Colorado before moving to Los ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Networking
    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    KAILUA-KONA, HI — The passionate and dedicated fundraising efforts of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s staff and members from its Hilo, Kohala and Honokaa branches brought in $9,702 for American Cancer Society’s Hilo “Relay for Life” event.  The monies were raised through in-branch ribbon sales, internal staff donations and fundraisers, as well as selling shave ice during the live event.  ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Community, Aloha, Health & Wellness
    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige extended the disaster emergency relief period for homelessness across the state today, by issuing a fourth supplementary proclamation.   The emergency proclamation helps to accelerate the completion of housing projects for individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness, and it expands shelter capacity and access to services.   Gov. Ige signed the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    Aloha, On behalf of our Kauhale, we welcome University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin to UH and our Island. Chancellor Irwin comes to us with a tremendous track record of success, and I look forward to working with her and her team on our shared goal of creating educational opportunities for the residents of Hawai‘i Island. The partnership between Hawai‘i Community College and the ...read more
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    At July's Afterhours event, we enjoyed a delicious spread of summer pupus from Humpy's while talking story with Chamber member businesses from all across West Hawai‘i. A big mahalo to ProService for hosting this wonderful event!   Board members Pam Latinis and Dennis Boyd thank ProService’s Senior Business Development Manager Holly DeGeal and her team for hosting this Afterhours event!​Ashlyn ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Chamber, Community, Networking
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    Welcome our New Chamber Members of July!  BMW of HawaiiAs the only dealership on Big Island, we are committed to bringing you courteous, exceptional service. Our beautiful dealership in Kailua-Kona is equipped with a large, open showroom that displays a variety of vehicles to fit every person's needs - from the popular BMW 3 Series to the all-new, redesigned X3, our BMW M lineup, and a selection ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Networking, Chamber, Economy
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that the state has granted an extension of a key permit to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The governor has rescinded the emergency proclamation that was issued on July 17, 2019 at this time, because there are no immediate plans to move heavy construction equipment.This morning, at the request of TMT, the University of Hawaiʻi asked for a two-year ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy, Economy
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is recruiting for guest service, cargo and ramp agent positions at Kahului Airport, Līhu‘e Airport and Kona International Airport. The airline will be holding open houses to provide more information about the career opportunities on the following dates and locations: Location Open House Deadline to Register Kahului, Maui Saturday, Aug. 3 Friday, Aug. 2 at ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Aloha, Networking
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    Pledging his commitment at the recent Membership & Installation Luncheon, Bank of Hawaii’s Hobbs Lowson joins the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) Board of Directors.  After nearly 20 years in the Bank of Hawaii’s West Pacific Region, Senior Vice President Hobbs Lowson returned to Hawaiʻi to become the North and West Hawaiʻi Market Manager. He is responsible for five branches on the west ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) is proud to announce that Doug Simons, Executive Director of Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope, has joined the Board of Directors. “We are very happy to have Doug join us here at the Kona-Kohala Chamber as he will bring a level of expertise to one of our organization’s key priorities,” states Wendy Laros, Executive Director of KKCC. She continues, “We ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    This business plan competition is open to individuals or groups (for-profit or non-profit) whose business plan focuses on developing startup or expanding a business based on Hawaiʻi Island.   The purpose of the Competition is to stimulate development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Hawaiʻi Island. The competition encourages contestants to develop or refine their business plans towards ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Whether you need to add a full-time employee to your core team, supplement your workforce for a temporary project, or outsource your payroll to a trusted provider, ALTRES is here to help. For over 50 years, we’ve been providing local businesses, like yours, with all their staffing, recruiting, and HR outsourcing needs.   “Our goal has always been to make business simple for our clients,” says ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber members: Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty - Leo Dodier, Hawaii Petroleum, Alpha Electric Supply Company and Tante's Restaurant, Inc.  Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties - Renèe H. Kraft offers buyer and seller real estate services along Kailua-Kona and the Kohala Coast. They are a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) Pualu Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and/or non-profit organizations that exemplify a commitment to the improvement and advancement of our community. Winners, across five categories, were recognized at the recent KKCC annual Membership and Installation Luncheon at the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.  “This year’s categories ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Networking, Sustainability
    Thursday, June 20, 2019
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) issued a notice to proceed (NTP) to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Mauna Kea on Hawaiʻi Island. The permit was issued after DLNR confirmed the completion of the pre-construction conditions and mitigation measures required of the project in the ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy
    Thursday, June 20, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Lisa Freudenberger  NETWORKING—Against the backdrop of a setting sun and breaking waves, the June AfterHours sprawled on the oceanside top lanai of Daylight Mind Coffee Company in Kailua-Kona’s Waterfront Row.  The two-story restaurant, bakery and coffee roaster offered attendees a sampling of colorful pupus from its meeting and catering menu: fresh, seasonal fruit; ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Networking
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    NETWORKING—Mahalo to all the players and sponsors who participated in the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, May 10 at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Hualalai Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.  With gorgeous sunshine and perfect weather all day, players enjoyed beautiful views of Hualalai and Maui as they played the course.  Congratulations to the first ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Kahalu‘u Bay, a small, 4.2-acre county park, attracts more that 400,000 visitors a year to enjoy its calm, clear waters and vibrant, colorful reef ecosystem. Like many coral reefs in Hawai‘i, this special place is facing many threats. Research confirms that chemicals found in most sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, are contributing to coral decline. These chemicals affect coral growth ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Sustainability
    Friday, April 19, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Suzi Patterson   NETWORKING—Hawaii Community College—Pālamanui’s open-air campus played host to the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce for its April AfterHours and annual Kuleana Green Business Fair.   Attendees visited the booths of 16 KKCC businesses, all designated as “green” through the Chamber’s Kuleana Green Business program. Launched in 2006, the program lauds ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Sustainability, Aloha, Community, Networking
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    On March 15, 2019, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce invited the Hawaiʻi County Leadership to a luncheon focused on connecting the business community to the County. A panel of department heads along with Mayor Kim gave the audience an update on their activities and plans. The Chamber generated a list of questions for the panelists and audience members were encouraged to submit questions as well. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    NETWORKING—The Regency at Hualalai in Kailua-Kona hosted the first AfterHours for 2019. Organized activities included tours of the facility’s studio, one and two-bedroom apartments; the newly refurbished pool and interacting with Regency residents—including 98-year-old Bob.  Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) attendees enjoyed a hot and cold pupu buffet provided by the Regency’s culinary ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    NETWORKING—New Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) members have the opportunity to introduce themselves at monthly AfterHours events by taking the stage and sharing information about their business. Three new members took the mike at the January pau hana:   A native of Missouri, Laura Roberts of Dread Pirate Pottery has a bachelor’s degree in fine art focusing on ceramics and sculpture. Her ...read more
    Categories: Networking, Chamber
    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    ADVOCACY - Chambers from across the State of Hawaiʻi converged on the Capitol for Chamber Week – a week-long series of events designed to encourage chambers of commerce and their members to become more involved in the legislative process plus provide the opportunity to meet legislators. Headed by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi (COCHI), chambers from Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Kauai and Oahu joined ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
    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
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Advocacy, Chamber, Networking
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    WAIKOLOA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND —The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) enjoyed an evening with friends, colleagues and the community to celebrate a half-century of business advocacy at its 50th Anniversary Gala at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort on Saturday, Oct. 27.  "We are very grateful to our Chamber members, sponsors and community leaders who joined us for this meaningful occasion,” states ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Chamber, Networking
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Full Update Posted on September 25, 2018: Photo: U.S. Geological Survey September 25, 2018 The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Tourism United States and Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau continue to provide updates to this site following the reduction in volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii. It has now been more than a month since the continuous flow of lava ceased from Kilauea volcano on ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Saturday, June 30, 2018
    HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Pūalu Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and/or non-profit organizations that exemplify a commitment to the improvement and advancement of our community. Winners, one in each of six categories, were recognized at the recent KKCC annual Installation Banquet and Membership Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.  “We appreciate everyone ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
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