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    Monday, February 22, 2021
    New Chamber Member - Hawaii Sanctuary by Saima This luxury Spa offers therapeutic massage, professional skincare treatments by Saima and an atmosphere of tranquility on the highest level. Make an appointment to pamper yourself or revive your skin. Services included:MassageiS Clinical FacialLeahlani FacialWaxing & TintingAfter over 20 years in the Spa & Hospitality field, I am happy to bring my ...read more
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    Monday, February 22, 2021
    We encourage all employees and community members to follow updates to learn current COVID-19 status and vaccine information.as the situation is rapidly changing. Please see Kona Community Hospital COVID-19 update for February 16, 2021 (as of 1:00pm) below. ·   0 total         •  0 ICU         • 0 Med Surg acute care unit         • 0 ventilator(s) in use for COVID patient(s) ·   As of ...read more
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    Friday, February 19, 2021
    Bennett Eye Institute Announces New Location In Kona – Opening March 1st  HONOLULU, HI, February 19, 2021  – Bennett Eye Institute, Hawaii’s elite ophthalmology practice, announces plans to move from their current Kona location. The new location, at 77-6403 Nalani St, Unit 2, will be able to meet increasing patient needs, with more exam rooms, larger reception area, and a new in-office optical ...read more
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    Friday, February 19, 2021
    Gregory G. Ogin, CCIM, CPM, Owner and Principal Broker of SVN | GO Commercial, recently received national recognition as the sixth highest performer on the 2020 Top 100 SVN Commercial Advisors in the country.  This ranking puts Greg in an exclusive group within SVN called "The Partners Circle''.  The Brokerage also received recognition, ranking #31 of the 2020 Top 50 SVN Offices.  SVN has more ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
     Kona Community Hospital COVID-19 update for February 11, 2021 (as of 1:00pm)  We encourage all employees and community members to follow updates to learn current COVID-19 status and vaccine information.as the situation is rapidly changing.   Please see Kona Community Hospital COVID-19 update for February 11, 2021 (as of 1:00pm) below.   •        0 total o   0 ICU o   0 Med Surg acute care ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel has re-opened and ready to serve you. We are offering renovated Hotel Rooms, Meeting space & Ballrooms. Please let me know if you might need a meeting space for 2021.  Melanie Lucas Senior Catering Sales & Events Manager O 808.331.6932 M 808.345.6657 COURTYARD KING KAMEHAMEHA’S KONA BEACH HOTEL In the heart of Kona at 75-5660 Palani ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (HTDC) - New Chamber Member HTDC is a dynamic state agency responsible for diversifying Hawaii's economy by developing a flourishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. HTDC aims to accelerate the growth of Hawaii's technology industry by providing capital, building infrastructure and developing talent to ...read more
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    Sunday, February 14, 2021
    Discovery Of A Single Fast Radio Burst’s Home Galaxy Wins Prestigious Award Posted February 9, 2021 W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomers Among the Authors Awarded the 2020 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize Maunakea, Hawaii – A historic feat in successfully zeroing in on the precise location of a non-repeating fast radio burst has earned the highest recognition from the American Association for the ...read more
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    Sunday, February 14, 2021
    KAHIAU TOGETHER: IRONMAN HAWAI`I STAFF MEMBERS TAKE ACTION TO HELP LOCALS IN NEED; IRONMAN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THROUGH PLEDGE OF $1 MILLION TO HELP FEED ISLAND OF HAWAI`I COMMUNITY  - Kahiau Together Program supports Hawai`i community - birthplace of IRONMAN and home of annual IRONMAN World Championship - through aid station drive-through food distribution  - Over 35,000 meals served through 14 ...read more
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    Friday, February 12, 2021
    KEAHOLE-KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Dr. Tom Daniel of Kailua-Kona is the recipient of the distinguished third annual Uehara Prize for his contributions toward the development and support of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. OTEC is the technology for producing energy by harnessing the temperature differences between warm ocean surface waters and cold deep ocean waters.     Daniel recently received the ...read more
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    Friday, February 12, 2021
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has issued an 18th emergency proclamation for COVID-19, extending the eviction moratorium for another 60 days. The moratorium prohibits evictions of tenants for failure to pay all or a portion of the rent, maintenance fees, utility charges, taxes or other required fees for the rental unit.  The proclamation also includes mention of an anticipated new exception for ...read more
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    Culinary arts scholarship offered   Merriman’s Restaurantis offering scholarships for students entering or continuing in the field of culinary arts in Hawaii. Culinary Scholarships are awarded annually based on applicant’s outstanding qualities, passion for the field and financial need. Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship has donated more than $54,000 and assisted over 48 culinary students in ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    AND THE WINNERS ARE… OAHU PIANISTS TOP KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S YOUTH CONCERTO COMPETITION SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY For the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra conducted its annual “Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition” in a virtual setting. Young woodwind, brass, percussion, and piano players from all over the state submitted ...read more
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    Thursday, February 04, 2021
    Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has awarded a $95,000 grant to HOPE Services to help provide health care services to homeless individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawaii. HOPE Services Hawaii, Hawaii Island’s largest homeless services provider, helps families and individuals who are at risk of displacement and are experiencing homelessness. The nonprofit provides financial management resources; ...read more
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    Thursday, February 04, 2021
    ART IS A PRIORITY!: ANNUAL ART AUCTION February 3 – 27, 2021On View: February 3 – February 26, 2021 during open hours, Wed – Sat from 10:00am – 6:00pm On-line Silent Auction Opening Date: Saturday, February 13 On-line Silent Auction Closing Date: Saturday, February 27 Live Auction Date: Saturday, February 27 from 5:00 – 6:30pm Registration for the live stream event is required Location: ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    PTA February Training Update PŌHAKULOA TRAINING AREA (PTA), Hawai‘i (Feb. 1, 2021) − Training during the month of February will involve live-fire activities consisting of small arms, aviation gunnery, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or drone) and artillery/mortar fire. We anticipate the peak of training will take place the last week of the month (Feb. 23-28).The following convoys are ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Pelekāne Watershed improvements completed to mitigate ecological degradation Conservation activities expected to reduce erosion, sediment runoff, wildfires WAIMEA, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i (February 1, 2021)—A two-year effort to protect and improve water quality and ecosystem health in Hawai‘i Island’s Pelekāne Watershed was recently completed by The Kohala Center, an independent nonprofit ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Reef-friendly sunscreen dispensers launched at Kahalu‘u Beach ParkBy Special to West Hawaii Today | Thursday, January 28, 2021, 12:05 a.m. With Hawaii’s ban on the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals harmful to coral reef ecosystems now in effect, a popular snorkeling spot on Hawaii Island is providing beachgoers with easy access to a sunscreen option that’s kinder to marine life — and ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
    In March of 2020, two women from the Big Island of Hawaii launched Protection for Humanity, LLC as a result of the impending lack of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) availability on Hawaiian Island.  PFH is the first all women-owned PPE company in Hawaii to manufacture FDA approved sanitizers, specializing in hand-sanitizer for both personal and industrial use. Keeping guests and islanders ...read more
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    Monday, January 25, 2021
    1/27/21 Cafe Menu  &  1/27/21 Cafe Order FormThe Pālamanui Café The Palamanui Café is a casual counter service dining facility. The café is run by the first-year Culinary Arts students instructed by Chef Pfeiffer. The café menu ingredients are locally sourced, house-made brioche bun and sauces. We offer Blue Zone items, which concentrate on plant-based ingredients. Baked goods are produced by our ...read more
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    Monday, January 25, 2021
    Kona Community Hospital COVID 19 Community Update for January 22, 2021 (as of 4:00pm) This update is provided to KCH stakeholders, community members and media outlets. It does not replace the internal KCH Employee Update. Dated information will remain on the update for one week.  We encourage all employees and community members to follow updates to learn current COVID-19 status and ...read more
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    Monday, January 25, 2021
    Assistance is here again!Below you will find a list with links to our Kona-Kohala Chamber members who have their PPP loan applications for the 2nd round ready to go:• American Savings Bank• Bank of Hawaii• Central Pacific Bank• First Hawaiian Bank• Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union  
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    Monday, January 25, 2021
    STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSGOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGETO THE THIRTY-FIRST STATE LEGISLATUREMEETING IN JOINT SESSION JANUARY 25, 2021   Thank you, Speaker Saiki, President Kouchi, members of the Legislature, and everyone who is joining us virtually today.   Good morning and aloha.   Twelve months ago, we met in the House Chambers planning for what we thought would be a very bright and promising ...read more
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    Sunday, January 24, 2021
    HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines has begun pre-clearing guests departing from select U.S. mainland cities to Hawai‘i under a program allowing travelers with a negative COVID-19 test to bypass the airport screening in Hawai‘i.   Hawaiian, which launched its Pre-Clear Program at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) last week, will expand it to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), John F. ...read more
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    Sunday, January 24, 2021
    Hospital foundation receives $4K donation The Hawaii Chapter of the American Resort Development Association recently donated $4,000 to the Kona Hospital Foundation. The Foundation will use the funds to help purchase a CEIA handheld detection wand to ensure a safe MRI environment. The Kona Hospital Foundation is dedicated to improving Kona Community Hospital needs for the entire Hawaii Island ...read more
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    Thursday, January 21, 2021
    Premier Restoration Hawaii has promoted Anthony Nelson to president and has expanded the company’s reach statewide with the acquisition of Kauai’s oldest and largest restoration company. Nelson, who is based on Maui, was most recently the mitigation and restoration company’s chief commercial officer. In his new role he is responsible for Premier Restoration’s finance, growth strategy, annual ...read more
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    Monday, January 18, 2021
    2021 marks the 6th year anniversary for Sustainable Island Product as a Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce member.  A very involved member with the chamber, Elizabeth Elkjer is the chair of the Young Professionals Leadership Council and past chair of the Sustainability Committee.  The company is the sponsor of our Young Professionals Future Focus Initiative and they have been the sponsor for all ...read more
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    Monday, January 18, 2021
    Kona Japanese Civic Association announces scholarships The Kona Japanese Civic Association will award two $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors in West Hawaii with financial needs who will be attending an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Home-schooled seniors and students of any ethnic background are invited to apply. The applicants will be judged on a 600-word essay ...read more
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    Monday, January 18, 2021
    ‘Lions in Sight’ returns Jan. 23 Lions clubs worldwide will be performing community service projects as part of the “Lions In Sight” initiative to raise public awareness of the vital role Lions clubs play in their communities on Jan. 23. As spring cleaning gets underway, the Hawaii Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and hearing aids and donate ...read more
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    Monday, January 18, 2021
    A stellar discoveryOLDEST QUASAR, SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE DISCOVERED IN DISTANT UNIVERSE MAUNAKEA OBSERVATORIES PROVIDE KEY OBSERVATIONSSPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY The most distant quasar known has been discovered. The quasar, seen just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is 1,000 times more luminous than the Milky Way, and is powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole, which ...read more
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    Sunday, January 10, 2021
    We encourage all employees and community members to follow updates to learn current COVID-19 status and vaccine information.as the situation is rapidly changing.  Please see Kona Community Hospital COVID-19 update for January 10, 2021 (as of 4:00pm) below.  ·         1 total  1 ICU   0 Med Surg acute care unit  1 ventilator(s) in use for COVID patient(s) ·         As of January 9, a cumulative ...read more
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    Sunday, January 10, 2021
    New Chamber Member: Smarthomes.us is an award winning home automation integrator which provides new or existing homes with customized whole home automation/ technology solutions.  Smarthomes.us began its business as a networking, system design, software, point of sale, computer sales, support, and repair company in Northern California 30 years ago by a father and son team. After Smarthomes became ...read more
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    Sunday, January 10, 2021
    Hawaii COVID-19 counts have soared after the holidays so it's the perfect time to add the Wellness Tracker to your business procedures.Reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the workplaceTo reduce the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative for each of us to do our part. Self-screening is the most widely accepted and non-controversial method to implement a shift around virus containment. Here's how it ...read more
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    Monday, January 04, 2021
    Big Island Custom Services has been in the business since 1990 and are ready to provide you with the home improvement services you need. We pride ourselves in our honest work, dependability, and  devotion to quality. We simply love our clients and what we do. Yes! we are licensed and bonded. As we all start to dust ourselves off and start to reopen you will find the Big Island Custom Services to ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Now more than ever Shop & Support Local Keauhou Shopping Center remains open and operating, so essential business can continue to serve the community; however, some of these businesses are taking additional steps to reduce operating hours or close entirely.  We will update this page frequently, but we also recommend you confirm hours with any restaurant or retailer you plan to visit. As ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Kona Makes the Holidays More Refereshing with Hot Tub, Swag Pack, and PangeaSeed Foundation Donation. "Because the world needs a little aloha spirit right now, Kona Brewing built out the Kona Hot Tub (SRP $2,000), complete with a “Kona Swag Pack.” It’s the ultimate way to have a little luau in your backyard, best paired with an ice-cold Big Wave and some rad YouTube videos of the surfers ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Hotel DealThe Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Hawaii Resident Special Kama'aina Offer  Need to Know Enjoy savings of up to 50% off Best Available Rate Plus complimentary self parking and resort charge Promotional Code: LPR Promo Code applied when you book offer. Reference code when calling. Valid through: November 23, 2021 Description Special Kama'aina rates for Hawaii residents At The Westin ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Fairmont Orchid’s new champagne pop-up bar, Pau Hana, will debut on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Hours of Operation December 20, 2020 through January 2, 2021 Open daily from 4:30 p.m. through sunset. January 8, 2021 onward Open Fridays & Saturdays from 4:30 p.m. through sunset. Pau Hana’s dedicated al fresco lounge space perched along the knoll just above Pauoa Bay offers a front row seat to ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Celebrate Mauna Lani Moments and Enjoy Your 4th Night on Us Explore our private 32-acre oceanfront retreat and enjoy unforgettable moments together as you snorkel among manta rays, hike historic trails, and immerse yourself in the warmth of traditional Hawaiian culture.Call 1-800-367-2323Package includes complimentary access to children's programs and cultural activitiesA minimum four-night stay ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Our Fresh Feast CSA is a unique Big Island offering. Adaptations grows its own certified organic crops on two farms. Veggies, herbs and fruit grow on our 7.5 acre farm in Honaunau and coffee and veggies grow on our one acre farm in Captain Cook. We also source island grown crops from over 100 other growers on the island. In fact, if you have extra fruit or veggies in your garden, consider selling ...read more
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    Monday, December 21, 2020
    ​Lava Lava Beach Club at Waikoloa is OPEN  Lava Lava Beach Club at Waikoloa is a first come first seat operation.  Upon arrival see our host to check in your party.  If there is a wait feel free to leave your cell phone number with our host.  Giving you the ability to take a stroll along the beach and enjoy all the beauty of Anaeho’omalu Bay.  We will text your when your table is ready. Reopened ...read more
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    Friday, December 18, 2020
    Governor Ige issues 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, reducing quarantine period for travelers into and within Hawai‘i   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2020 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation reducing the state’s mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to 10 days. The new policy takes ...read more
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    Friday, December 18, 2020
    HIEDB Initiates Aloha Connects Innovation Initiative On Hawaii IslandWorked With 35 Host Companies To Hire COVID Displaced Workers  The Aloha Connects Innovation, a new initiative led by the Economic Alliance of Hawaii (EDAH) and the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board (HIEDB), to nurture and grow knowledge-based work opportunities in Hawaii and fuel emerging industries and innovation sectors ...read more
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    Friday, December 18, 2020
    As Hawaii starts to reopen here is a free guide from ALTRES StaffingInterview Guideline to Lawful and Unlawful Inquiries Job interviews aren’t just stressful for jobseekers. Employers, too, have to be mindful of what they say. Asking the wrong interview questions can result in a bad hire or worse yet, put a company at risk for potential claims of discrimination. In fact, a poll commissioned by ...read more
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    Sunday, December 13, 2020
    New Mauna Loa Alii Circle member - Barnett Consulting LLC. Previously an Alii Circle member at the Hualalai level who has upgraded to the Mauna Loa level for the added benefits. As an experienced social psychologist, John’s trademark is his ability to focus on the impact of people dynamics on company performance.  By coaching owners, employees and teams, he effectively untangles personality and ...read more
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    Sunday, December 13, 2020
    Alaska's Hawaii-bound guests can now skip the line upon arrival in the Hawaiian IslandsSEATTLE, Dec. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines guests traveling to Hawaii can now pre-clear on the West Coast, avoiding lines and bypassing the airport screening process after they arrive in Hawaii with an approved negative COVID-19 test. Alaska's Pre-Clear program, launched this week in coordination ...read more
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    Sunday, December 13, 2020
    Business Partners Program The Keiki Heroes team is proud to announce the launch of the Keiki Heroes Business Partners Program . A Partner is a business or organization that takes the 3P Partner Pledge:PRACTICE COVID safety and responsibility in your business/organization and community.PROMOTE keiki COVID safety and awareness in your business/organization, with employees, and in the ...read more
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    Monday, December 07, 2020
    Support Hawaii and NELHA Businesses  This year, consider supporting our Hawaii economy and local businesses. Some good choices are products featured on the Buy Hawaii website. You may also want to consider purchasing foods produced right here at NELHA for your holiday meals or as gifts. You can purchase direct from businesses such as Big Island Abalone, Kona Sea Salts or from Kona Cold Lobsters, ...read more
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    Monday, December 07, 2020
    Funds Will Help Organization Continue Offering Critical Health Services The West Hawaii Community Health Center is set to receive more than $1.3 million in federal funding to continue offering critical health services. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding will help cover the center’s costs for providing medical, dental, and behavioral health care to rural and underserved ...read more
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    Thursday, December 03, 2020
    HONOLULU – The federal government has approved Gov. David Ige’s request for an extension of funding that will allow the Hawai‘i National Guard to continue with COVID-19 assistance across the state through March 31, 2021.   The Hawai‘i National Guard’s citizen soldiers and airmen are performing critical missions such as contact tracing, working on mobile swab teams, health education for at-risk ...read more
    Monday, November 30, 2020
    Pet Support Services The Hawaii Island Humane Society focuses on new goals after COVID-19 changed daily operations at the animal shelters. In June, the humane society ended its contract with Hawaii County to provide animal control services, which were funded by the county. By stopping animal control services and keeping the shelters closed to the public, the humane society has been able to use ...read more
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    Thursday, November 26, 2020
    Matson committed $5 million in cash and in-kind shipping services to the food bank networks supporting communities in Hawaii, Alaska and Guam. Matson will provide the food banks with ocean shipping of food supplies at no cost for the remainder of 2020 through 2023, as food banks work to meet growing demand. "We are committing to support our food banks for the next three years in order to help ...read more
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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
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    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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