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    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
     Preparing for a safe and successful return to campuses for Fall 2020 As Hawai‘i Community College looks forward to re-opening campuses this fall, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community is our top priority. Without that, we cannot deliver the high-quality academic programs and services that will help students advance their lives through higher education and in turn ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes Back North America Travel in AugustCarrier to resume most U.S. mainland routes, increase neighbor island schedule HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will resume a reduced schedule between Hawaiʻi and most of its U.S. mainland gateway cities on Aug. 1, when the state of Hawai‘i begins welcoming travelers who choose to participate in a pre-travel COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Economy
    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
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.  “The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance to the small ...read more
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today approved a request from Mayor Harry Kim to safely re-open more businesses, operations or activities under guidelines that will ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people of Hawaiʻi county, effective June 15, 2020. The mayor’s Emergency Rule #8 is posted online ...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
    Monday, June 01, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers, effective June 16.   The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling inter-island. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask for health-related information to ...read more
    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
    Categories: Community
    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
    Categories: Community
    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
    Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    Governor Ige Gives First Round of Businesses the Greenlight to ReopenClick Here for >> FULL PROCLAMATION HONOLULU – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economy, Community
    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: Community, Chamber
    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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