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    Monday, November 23, 2020
    New Chamber Member - Adaptations Inc. Adaptations are the ways we evolve to match our environment. Our name indicates our desire to work closely with earth’s natural systems in order to strengthen society's connection to our environment. It also indicates our ability to be resilient enough to change with the times while maintaining our mission. Survival of earth’s living things, such as plants ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    New Ali‘i Circle Member KTA Super Stores. KTA Super Stores started in 1916, as a modest 500 square-foot grocery and dry goods store, by Koichi & Taniyo Taniguchi. Since then, KTA has grown to a seven (7) store chain, serving the residents of Hawai‘i island. When they first opened, the couple had no idea their modest business would someday evolve into a multi-store supermarket chain, employing ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Sunday, November 22, 2020
    KAILUA KONA, HI —Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is proving there is nothing stronger than the power of community after raising $48,924 in donations during its annual Market Day events in October. The funds will go to two dedicated non-profit organizations making a significant impact in the community – HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc. and the Children’s Miracle Network. “Our Hawaii Island ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Sunday, November 22, 2020
    In the spirit of giving back as Hawaii tourism recovers, Alaska Airlines will plant one tree for every flight we fly to the Hawaiian Islands from now through the end of the year, in support of Malama Hawaii. Malama means to “take care,” and as visitors return to Hawaii, the Islands are asking travelers to be respectful of Hawaii’s beauty and leave with a better understanding of what it means to ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Sunday, November 22, 2020
    Happy Holidays are at Queens’ MarketPlace KOHALA COAST, Hawai‘i Island— The 2020 holiday season is sure to look different this year. Queens’ MarketPlace is pleased to share that it will continue its time-honored community holiday traditions and incorporating measures to ensure patrons safety and wellbeing. Customers will get into the spirit with a twist by enjoying the holiday festivities ...read more
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    Sunday, November 22, 2020
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    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR  Pre-travel COVID-19 testing results must be in hand prior to departure for Hawaiʻi    Air Canada and WestJet partnering with State of Hawaiʻi for Canadian pre-travel testingFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENov. 19, 2020HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting on Nov. 24, travelers wishing to bypass the 14-day mandatory quarantine must have their COVID-19 test results ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    It will be a mixture of familiar names and new faces from all over Hawai‘i Island when the Mitch Roth Administration hits the ground on Dec. 7. Mayor-elect Roth released a partial list of his cabinet appointees today, with Lee Lord, PhD, of Volcano, long-time business manager at the Prosecutor’s Office, tapped to be his managing director and second-in-command. Lord will be the acting mayor when ...read more
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a 15th COVID-19 emergency proclamation that extends and clarifies the statewide mask mandate as agreed to by all four counties and the state. The proclamation states: All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public. The requirements of this statewide mask mandate are set forth in Exhibit J, which will be enforced in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    New Chamber Member - Soil Plus Grow with Us -Your Big Island Soil, Cinder & Rock Supplier Soil Plus is a local, family owned business that has been serving West Hawaii since 1989. Mark Jernigan started Soil Plus to provide superior customer service and products for all landscaping needs on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mark was joined by his wife Denise in 1991, and in 1992, they opened their first ...read more
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    Monday, November 16, 2020
    Get Cool for the holidays with Hawaii Air Conditioning's $1500 Rebate on energy efficient air conditioning installations - Don't Delay - offer expires 12/31/2020 -  Call 808-325-1737
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    Monday, November 16, 2020
    Aloha Kama’aina,Exclusive to our local Hawai‘i residents, Fairmont Orchid is pleased to extend a special offer for a limited time only to staycation in luxury with rates starting at $199/night, inclusive of 20% off all dining outlets, complimentary activities for the whole ‘ohana, free self-parking and a reduced resort fee!This package gives our valued local residents an opportunity to rest and ...read more
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    Monday, November 16, 2020
    Welcome Jess Thompson the new executive director of PATH Hawaii26,760 miles. 66,204,240 steps. These are the walking stats Jess Thompson has racked up since she began fitness walking 3 miles a day as a high school student in Madison, Wisconsin. Daily walks have been a part of Jess’ routine from Cornell College in Iowa; graduate school at Portland State University; during her days as a public ...read more
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    Monday, November 16, 2020
    HILO, Nov. 12, 2020 – Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) has begun supplying electricity to the Hawaiʻi Island grid, two and a half years after the eruption of the Kīlauea volcano put it out of operation. The delivery of electricity from the geothermal facility, one of the largest and most reliable renewable energy resources in the state, began on Nov. 5. Testing will take place over several weeks ...read more
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    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    Hawaiian Airlines Offers HawaiianMiles Redemption for COVID-19 Mail-In Test Kit HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai‘i's biggest and longest-serving airline, today became the first U.S. carrier to allow members in its loyalty program to redeem miles for a pre-travel COVID-19 test. HawaiianMiles members across the United States can redeem 14,000 HawaiianMiles to order a mail-in test kit by Vault ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    Pālamanui - Building a community around the college The Land Tells The StoryIn Hawaiian, Pālamanui translates to a large enclosure of Lama trees. The endemic Lama tree, once found in abundance in this area, means  suggests enlightenment. Pālamanui promises to be a unique development in the contemporary history of West Hawaii as we work to build a community around the college. Pālamanui will be a ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    Full Calabash Fund launches to aid Hawai‘i’s struggling families and food producersCommunity-based organizations dedicated to promoting food security eligible to apply WAIMEA, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i—November 10, 2020—The Kohala Center today announced the launch of the Full Calabash Fund, a statewide effort to support vulnerable families and food producers most impacted by the coronavirus ...read more
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    Monday, November 09, 2020
    Mauna Kea Resort is offering a Turkey To-Go box for you and your family to enjoy!  It includes a delicious feast of Thanksgiving classics fully cooked and ready to eat! Turkey To-Go Includes: Choice of: Whole Turkey – $225, Serves 4-6 People Half Turkey – $130, Serves 2-4 People Meals can be picked up ‘Ready to Eat’ or ‘Heat and Serve’ Sides: Local Kale Caesar Salad Citrus-Brined Turkey ...read more
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    Monday, November 09, 2020
    Body Glove Ocean Adventures Now operating 2020 special rates! Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch $98/$68Sunset Cocktail Cruise  $59Call 800-551-8911  We are filled with gratitude for your patronage! We extend our sincerest Aloha to our guests during these extraordinary times!  We hope that we succeed in helping you to create life long memories of your time on our exceptional island home and that you ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
    At Iokua Real Estate, Inc., it is our mission to provide the very best in new agent training, real estate sales, residential property management, concierge home management and luxury vacation rentals. As a 100% locally owned and operated company we have deep local roots and intimate knowledge of The Big Island real estate market. When you pair our love for our land with our years of experience we ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
    Here for you! You work hard to buy a new home and we promise to work just as hard to ensure you know it, inside and out.Top Notch Home Inspections is a family owned and operated business located in beautiful Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our goal is to provide both the client and the agent with the simplest and absolute best experience possible. The latest technology, an extremely detailed ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Friday, November 06, 2020
     Recover. Revive. Resurge.As the end of the year approaches, COVID-19 lingers adding more challenges and uncertainty to the survival of a small business. You are not alone in this journey. Let us help you! Now is a great time to be creative, plan for a fresh start, and move forward with an achievable business strategy and goals for 2021.Discover new ways to structure your operations and ...read more
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    Monday, November 02, 2020
    Alii Health Center welcomed the first full-time urologist to practice in West Hawaii in nearly 10 years. Previously, patients would have to wait for visiting physicians to hold a clinic in Hilo or Kona and fly to Honolulu for procedures. Dr. Jeffrey Palmgren has been a practicing urologist since 2009 and began treating patients September in Kona.   “I finished my urology residency in 2009, and ...read more
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    Monday, November 02, 2020
    Nā Māla: Layered Landscapes of Kona Coffee Heritage Curator: Mina Elison On-view: Saturday, October 24 - Saturday, December 12, 2020 during gallery hours Wednesday - Saturday from 10:00am - 4:00pm Online Artist Exhibition Walkthrough: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:00-6:30pm Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 12, 5:00-6:30pm Description: The Donkey Mill Art Center is honored to present the ...read more
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    Monday, November 02, 2020
    New Chamber Member - Community First is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that serves as a neutral forum for the community to come together and as a catalyst for solutions to improve health and lower medical costs on Hawai'i Island  Why Community First? Barry Taniguchi founded Community First to help our community come together to make this shift and to find solutions based on the common good. He had 3 ...read more
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    Sunday, November 01, 2020
    November Gift Fair - Kona Commons Saturday, November 14 9:30am - 3:30pm Join us for our monthly Craft Fair, this time benefitting Make-A-Wish Hawaii!  Local crafters and makers will be selling gifts, art, crafts and food!  Come see all the goodies in the AT&T parking lot next to Target.
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    Thursday, October 29, 2020
    Hawaiian Electric understands that customers may be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and is offering interest-free payment arrangements for a limited time. For all options, late fees are waived. Payment Arrangement Options available for Residential & Commercial accounts - Details and Eligibilityinformation on Hawaiian Electric website4, 6 or 12 month Equal InstallmentsDeferred Start ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    October 27, 2020  Link to photos hereLink to video hereHONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Friday, Nov. 6, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in Japan. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the test must be negative.This pre-travel ...read more
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    ChadApp - Empowering Hawaii's small businesses and local communities with Technology. Offering simple and affordable solutions for businesses to implement technology into their processes.  Including mobile apps for its customers, business apps for operations, and custom automation Gone are the days of knowing how to code or having to rely on someone who does to have a mobile app for your ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Pretty Cool Pumpkins Halloween Photo Contest - Keauhou Shopping Center 10/21/20 - 10/31/20 | 8:00 am - 11:59 pmHOW TO ENTER: Follow @shopkeauhou on Facebook or Instagram. Tag us @shopkeauhou and in your pumpkin photo. We have many pumpkins and Halloween props to choose from in our courtyard. Come and see for yourself. Participant’s Social Media account must be public during the giveaway in ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes Back Boston and New York Travelers Looking for Winter GetawayCarrier to operate its full 13-city U.S. mainland network, including daily Long Beach service, in December HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai‘i’s hometown carrier, will reinstate its long-awaited East Coast flying in December with twice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Alaska Airlines partners with Surfline to bring back 'Swell Deals' Data-driven fare sale, powered by ocean waves, expands discounts to Hawaii, California ahead of holiday travelSEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After the popularity of its first "Swell Deals" fare sale in 2019, Alaska Airlines' data-driven deals are back, giving surfers everywhere one more reason to wish for bigger ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERelationships between people and land to be showcased in upcoming From the Collection program  Continuing virtual series shows the mosaic of people and things inside Kona Historical Society’s archives  Kona Historical Society is excited to announce the second installment of their new virtual series, From the Collection. This program was launched in September 2020 and ...read more
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    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    Simpson Strong-Tie Wins 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Award for Quik Drive® Cordless Auto-Feed Screw Driving Multipurpose SystemSimpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received a Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) in the Drills/Drivers-Decking, Cordless category for its Quik Drive® PRO200SG2 multipurpose system. A diverse panel of judges made up of ...read more
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    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    Congratulations to Professor Andrea Ghez and the Astronomy Community Many Congratulations to Andrea Ghez on the award of the Physics 2020 Nobel Prize for her work on the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Andrea Ghez, professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and director of the UCLA Galactic Center Group, ...read more
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    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    New Chamber MemberBennett Eye Institute. We consider it a privilege to be entrusted with your care. Our mission is to help you enjoy life to the fullest by protecting, preserving and restoring the most precious gift-the gift of sight. We offer an extensive offering of medical and surgical treatments so that we can better serve our patients. We evaluate your individual needs and determine the ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Kona Brewing Co. operations in Hawaii officially returned being independent and privately owned last Tuesday. Going forward, Kona Brewing Co. will operate as Kona Brewing Hawaii. “This is a very exciting time for our entire team in Hawaii,” said Billy Smith, general manager of Kona Brewing Hawaii. “For years, our team across the islands — which includes our brewers, restaurant workers, ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    ROYAL KONA RESORT TO REOPEN THURSDAY The iconic Royal Kona Resort overlooking Kailua Bay welcomes back guests Thursday following a seven-month closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic and multi-million renovation. The 428-room, three-tower resort was the only West Hawaii property confirming it was taking the plunge to reopen the same day Gov. David Ige’s pre-travel testing program goes live, allowing ...read more
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    Monday, October 12, 2020
    New Chamber Member - Hawaii Island Backflow Testing LLC Reliable and Professional Backflow TestingLocally Owned and Operated We continually strive to exceed expectations by ensuring that each client receives the very best backflow testing service.  We serve both residential and commercial clients. We combine our use of the highest quality backflow testing equipment and our dedication to delivering ...read more
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    Monday, October 12, 2020
    Palamanui Culinary! The students have been developing their culinary skills this semester creating regional European and American Cuisines. In the bakeshop, the students are working on plated desserts for their prix fixe menu projects. Unfortunately, at this time we are not open to the public, due to the COVID virus. We are not ready to throw in the towel, and the show must go on!  In an effort ...read more
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    Friday, October 09, 2020
    Parker Ranch will build new housing for working cowboys in its Livestock Division over the next two years. The company said it based the decision on compelling results generated by ranching operations over the last several years.   Parker Ranch will build new housing for working cowboys in its Livestock Division over the next two years. The company said it based the decision on compelling results ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and his pandemic response leadership team provided more details today about the State of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 pre-travel testing program for Hawaiʻi inbound travelers, which starts on Oct. 15, 2020. While the state does not expect an immediate flood of travelers, it’s using Oct. 15 as a deadline to bring testing and contact tracing capabilities to the highest levels of ...read more
    Monday, October 05, 2020
    Welcome, New Chamber Members Jeannie Clement and Thomas Clement of Orn Total Health.   75-5749 Kalawa St #101 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (808) 746-3633www.OrnTotalHealth.com  
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    Monday, October 05, 2020
    Sherri Hered, Body Stress Release Practitioner is Open for Business at New Location Body Stress Release (BSR) is a unique neuro-muscular releasing technique that influences the muscles surrounding the spine to relax and release for pain reduction and improved self-healing. Muscle testing is used to determine the direction of the stress and releasing is done gently so that the protective “Reflex” ...read more
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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
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    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
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    Monday, September 28, 2020
    Welcome New Chamber Member - GENKI SUSHI at Kona CommonsOffering a wide selection of sushi, ebi fry, chicken kara'age and more! Affordably priced and fun for the entire family. Try our local favorite, spicy tuna. Brief history - The story of Genki Sushi began with the vision of a 24 –year old Japanese sushi chief, Fumio Saito. Saito dreamed of creating a modern sushi restaurant with an unusual ...read more
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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 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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