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    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Moved by the aloha spirit, concert goers in Hatsukaichi, Japan recently donated to volcano relief for Puna evacuees. In May 2018, Halau Kaʻeaikahelelani traveled from Kona to Hiroshima for a performance that inspired the donation. When introducing the performers, Tadashi Hosokawa, chairman of Hatsukaichi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, asked the audience to think of those affected by Kilauea ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community
    Friday, June 22, 2018
    By Suzi Patterson, Communications and Marketing Coordinator   NETWORKING—Body Glove Cruises took AfterHours on the water this month, treating attendees to a special sunset cruise. Guests enjoyed beautiful views of the West Hawai‘i coastline, live music and delicious pupus.   Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) attendees savored the pupus prepared by the Body Glove Cruises chef, including ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    County of Hawai‘i Office of Housing and Community Development Housing Administrator Neil S. Gyotoku answered a follow-up question from the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Focus Luncheon with Hawaii County Leadership, regarding affordable housing.  Question:   Access to affordable housing is critical to ending homelessness in our community.  What are the County’s efforts in increasing affordable ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    By Tom Hasslinger, West Hawaii Today  KAILUA-KONA — It’s a one-stop shop with the goal of playing matchmaker.  For several employers and job-seekers who met Wednesday during the Career Expo at Kona Commons, it was just that: a chance to meet the other side of a possible pairing.  “We had a plan — we’re not leaving here till we have a pool of people,” said Jeani Navarro, vice president of The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    By Max Dible West Hawaii Today  KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii’s next governor will face a host of challenges but where the Big Island is concerned, one issue stands a literal mountain above the rest.  At a gubernatorial forum convened Friday night at Kealakehe High School, moderator Sherry Bracken questioned the top two prospective candidates from each party based on recent polling data about reaction ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Full Update Posted on June 18, 2018:  The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Tourism United States and Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau are closely monitoring the Kilauea volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii. The following information and maps are current as of June 13. For industry partners and visitors coming to Hawaii Island, please reference the Island of Hawaii – Kilauea Quick Facts for ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Expedia.com released its list of the top 20 coolest hotel pools across the country. To make the list hotel pool had to meet a range of qualifiers from family friendly to beautiful views to ultra-luxurious. “King’s Pool at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is the kind of magical oasis you didn’t even know existed," said Expedia Travel Writer Chloe Mulliner. "Filled with fish, this unique pool allows ...read more
    Categories: Aloha
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers have discovered several bizarre objects at the Galactic Center that are concealing their true identity behind a smoke screen of dust; they look like gas clouds, but behave like stars.   During a press conference on June 6 at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Denver, a team of researchers led by UCLA Postdoctoral Scholar Anna Ciurlo announced their ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    KAILUA-KONA, HI—The dreams of nine Hawaii Island high school graduates are closer to being fulfilled with the generous support of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU).  Through the credit union’s annual scholarship program, the students will receive scholarships to two- or four-year institutions of higher learning in the coming school year.  The high school graduates were selected from ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Anaehoomalu Bay, Hawaii (June 5, 2018) – Waikoloa’s Lava Lava Beach Club is teaming up with SimplicityHR by ALTRES and BAYADA Home Care to raise much needed funds to help the victims of the recent Kilauea eruption who have been displaced since the eruption began nearly one month ago.  The “Let’s Give Hawaii!” campaign is modeled after the successful “Let’s Give Kauai” campaign that raised ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    KAILUA-KONA, HI — Two outstanding Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) employees were honored at the credit union’s 81st Annual Membership Luncheon:  Assistant Bookkeeper Cecilia “Ceci” Calpito and Executive Assistant Valerie Umeda were named 2017 Employees of the Year.  The women were selected for this dual honor by HCFCU staff for exhibiting such personal and professional qualities as ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Hawaii Cycling Club (HCC) proudly presents Hospice of Kona with a check for $4,600, raised from its 5th Annual Century and Metric Century Rides on April 8. L-to-R: Toni Romp-Friesen, HCC Secretary; Pamela Harlow, HCC President; Laura Varney, Hospice of Kona CEO, and Rich Bell, Race Director and HCC Board Member, holding Maisie Bell.
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund has awarded college scholarships totaling $1,050,000 to 116 local Hawaii Island students over the past 4 years and an additional $2 plus million to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) pursuits. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) initiated the THINK Fund prior to the start of construction with a commitment of $1 million per year for Hawaii ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Monday, June 18, 2018
    Please submit your proposal by June 20th.The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) is seeking proposals for the Magazine Art Director and Editor contract positions for our annual member directory and business magazine publication, The Source. Editor RFP for The Source, 2019  The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) is seeking an editor for its annual publication, The Source. Prospective ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce acts as a reliable resource to visitors coming to Hawaiʻi Island. Currently, our staff fields dozens of calls and emails per day about the volcano. Our message is simple – Hawaiʻi Island is open for business.   Our Chamber is 500 members strong and each business member lists representatives that boosts our reach to 1,200 business leaders in our network. We are ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Chamber
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    HILO —Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce received the 2018 Hawai‘i Community College Mahalo Award at End-of-the-Year Breakfast meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2018.   Dr. Marty Fletcher, director of Hawaiʻi Community College-Pālamanui nominated the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) for the Mahalo Award, citing the Chamber as “…one of many important voices that helped to make the Pālamanui Campus ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    The Office of Maunakea Management is proud to work with Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES), a project-based internship program at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. The PIPES program is committed to recruiting and retaining local students, particularly Native Hawaiians, into fields of study, and ultimately careers, related to natural resources. PIPES connects ...read more
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    Hawai‘i Community College accounting students applied their classroom learning in the community by volunteering to help residents with tax preparation through a collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Hawai‘i.  “The best part about the entire experience was just being able to help people complete their returns and seeing the gratitude they show towards you,” said Hawai‘i Community College ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    KAILUA-KONA, HI — Through the hard work and efforts of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s board of directors, executive team, marketing department and staff, HCFCU was recently honored with a Diamond Award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council for HCFCU’s 2017 new website design.  The new design, which includes more interactive information, ...read more
    Categories: Aloha
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    KAILUA-KONA – Sustainable Island Products has launched a program titled, Cups for a Cause. This program will highlight Non-Profit Organizations in our community that are working hard to help our islands with environmental or social causes. Sustainable Island Products will donate $2000 to each organization from the sale of these specially designed cups.   “We are excited to launch this new ...read more
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