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    Sunday, July 14, 2019
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will begin the week of July 15, 2019.  The State Department of Transportation announced that Mauna Kea Access Road will be closed and there could be lane and other road closures associated with large equipment movement beginning July 15. In ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy, Economy
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    The Kealakehe and Waimea greenwaste sites are closing until further notice.  The reason is because the greenwaste at these sites is taken to the West Hawaiʻi Organics Facility in Waikoloa, which is closed due to heavy smoke caused by a fire.     When the West Hawaiʻi Organics Facility is safe to reopen, the Kealakehe and Waimea greenwaste sites will reopen.    Residents and commercial ...read more
    Categories: Community
    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
    Sunday, July 07, 2019
    KAILUA-KONA (July 8, 2019)— Expanding opportunities await Suzi Patterson, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing & Events Manager as she heads to the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai later this month for a position as the Weddings & Special Events Coordinator. Her last day at the Chamber is Tuesday, July 9th. “Working at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) has given me the opportunity ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber
    Friday, July 05, 2019
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) is seeking an Art Director for its annual publication, The Source. Prospective candidates should submit a proposal, fee estimate and outline of related experience to complete duties stated in this RFP. The RFP is proposed for a one-year contract.  The Source is the Chamber’s annual business magazine and membership directory. It is published by the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines guests who sit back and watch the carrier’s complimentary in-flight entertainment (IFE) programming when traveling in July will be supporting Hawai‘i’s arts movement while helping protect the islands’ environment.   Throughout the month, each time guests onboard Hawaiian’s flights view any IFE content, the airline will award one mile to benefit three local nonprofits ...read more
    Categories: Aloha
    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    Kailua-Kona, HI — Hospice of Kona is pleased to partner with Ohana Fuels on its “Fuel up. Do good.” program during the third quarter of 2019.  As a beneficiary of this important program, Hospice of Kona will receive a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline purchased at all 11 Ohana Fuels stations on Hawaii Island from July through September 2019.  Hospice of Kona provides ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Barbara Welsh has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry.  She started as a federal examiner in San Francisco in 1984 with the Federal Home Loan Bank of California.  In her move to Hawaii in 1989, she changed course and began originating mortgage loans for Big Island borrowers. In October 2004, she launched APEX Mortgage LLC and has helped over 1,000 families obtain mortgage ...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
    FUKUOKA – Hawaiian Airlines is now offering ticket sales for new nonstop service between Fukuoka, Japan and Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Starting Nov. 26, the airline will operate four weekly flights between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on O‘ahu and Fukuoka Airport (FUK) on the island of Kyushu. “We appreciate the overwhelming support we have received throughout Fukuoka for our ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    Hilo, Hawai‘i ––Waiākeawaena Elementary School recently became the 100th Blue Zones Project Approved® worksite in Hawai‘i, joining a growing list of organizations that have made changes to their work environment to prioritize the health and well-being of their employees.  Blue Zones Project® is brought to Hawai‘i by Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) with a goal to make healthy choices ...read more
    Categories: Health & Wellness, 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
    Friday, June 21, 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 businesses.   Four new members took the mike at the June pau hana hosted at Daylight Mind Coffee Company in Kailua-Kona:  Former KKCC board member Dr. John Barnett returns to the Big Isle after living in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    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
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Kailua-Kona, HI: Jacob Burrill, President of Burrill CPA Tax and Accounting received the US Small Business Administration’s 2019 Award for Hawaii Island Small Business Advocate for Financial Services in Honolulu on Friday, May 3rd at the Prince Hotel in Waikiki. Located at 75-1000 Henry St. STE 206 in Kailua-Kona, the Burrill CPA firm offers full-service accounting and consulting for businesses, ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Networking, Community
    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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