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    Friday, March 01, 2024
    Financial Benefits Insurance Independent, full-service insurance agency. Our duty is to our clients best interests. It is our responsibility to provide YOU the best service and the best coverage, at the best possible price. When choosing an insurance agency, you want a company you can trust. We are an independent insurance agency. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you! We work ...read more
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    Friday, March 01, 2024
    DigeTekS is the only local, security-focused IT provider servicing financial institutions, hospitals, and local governments in cities across Wyoming, Colorado Front Range, Virgina, North Texas, the Big Island of Hawaii, South-Central Kansas, and Florida for nearly 20 years. With a team of 19 IT Consultants, over 250 years of IT experience, and 125+ certifications, we set the bar for compliance and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    Hawaiian Airlines and Big Island Candies are excited to offer complimentary shuttles as a courtesy for passengers to shop at the Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair. Shuttle busses will run continuously throughout each day - perfect for a quick day trip. Shuttles will run on Thursday, April 4th & Friday, April 5th from 8am - 6pm.
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    Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    La`i`ōpua 2020 in Kealakehe invites Kona youth ages 13 to 17 to join an enriching culinary program over Spring Break. Taking place from March 18 to 22, from 9am to 1pm each day,  the program offers comprehensive instruction in basic cooking and food preparation skills.  The week concludes with a ho`ike for families on Friday, March 22, starting at 2 p.m. Participation in the program is free, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 22, 2024
    Join Body Glove Cruises and Miss Hawaiʻi Island 2024 on March 3rd, 2024 from 8:30am - 12:30pm for a snorkel and ocean debris cleanup mission where you'll embark on an inspiring journey and restore the beauty of our oceans.  As advocates for environmental preservation, they invite you to participate in this hands-on experience that combines adventure, education, and making a positive impact. Along ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2024
    Special deliveries were made at the Queen's North Hawaii Community Hospital to celebrate Valentine's Day. The hospital's pet therapy teams delivered personalized Valentine's Day cards to both patients and staff throughout the hospital, along with their own special four-legged love! Anyone interested in learning about pet therapy is asked to visit petpartners.org.
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2024
    Free Community Event Sunday, March 3rd at Old Airport Makaʻeo Pavilion at 2pm - 5pm.  Event includes a FREE Chili Bowl Dinner Featuring Special Musical Guests: Kenny Tagavilla and Brother Nolan
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2024
    Hawaii Island Humane Society invites you to join the 26th Tropical Paws on Saturday, March 16 at the stunning Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.  Tropical Paws is the Big Island's premier fundraising benefit, featuring curated silent and live auctions, gourmet food, fine wine, beer, and spirits - and of course, adoptable pets. Don't miss out on the event of the year! With your support, the Hawaii ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2024
    International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA Hawaiʻi) is very pleased to announce that its small camera, named Ka ʻImi, will head to the Moon on February 14, 2024. Ka ʻImi is one of two ILOA cameras atop the Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander set to be launched as part of USA’s return to the Moon. The cameras, one narrow field and one wide field, were designed and built in Canada and will be ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2024
    The County of Hawai‘i announces four initial public meetings with a hosted panel discussion to engage the community about the statewide 2050 cesspool closure deadline, strategic planning on the potential expansion of wastewater services, and wastewater management plans.The first meetings is Tuesday, February 13, in Kailua-Kona, and Thursday, February 15, in Hilo. The third and fourth meetings are ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2024
    Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU), a trusted financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, is proud to announce the appointment of Scot Yoshimura to its Board of Directors. A 1986 graduate of Konawaena High School, Scot earned his associate degree in architectural drafting from Hawaii Community College and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2024
    MEET OUR NEWEST MASSAGE THERAPISTS    TIARE  Aloha! I am a Native Hawaiian Healer born in Encino, California and raised on the island of Oahu. I have experience working in fitness centers and spas in Northern Michigan and Las Vegas, Nevada where I resided from 1999-2012. I was called to return back home to Hawaii in 2012 where I worked in a physical therapy clinic and decided to go back to ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2024
    Alaska Airlines creates Hawai‘i Community Advisory Board to deepen local ties New advisory board will enable a stronger connection with Hawai‘i communities HONOLULU — In an effort to continue cultivating a deep and enduring relationship with local Hawai‘i communities, Alaska Airlines announced today the establishment of the Hawaiʻi Community Advisory Board (HICAB). The HICAB will support ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2024
    Earn your associate degree from our American Culinary Federation certified program and be prepared to work in the best restaurants and hotels in the world, here on the Kona coast and beyond. for the first 10 students who register for fall 2024 Free Knife Kit Worth $300 Questions? Contact Chef Instructor Paul Heerlein at heerlein@hawaii.edu. APPLY TODAY for Fall 2024 at hawaii.hawaii.edu/apply. ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2024
    3rd Annual Ambassador's Cup | Pickleball Tournament, March 8-10, 2024   Another March 2024 event from Friends of First Responders Hawaii Love Our First Responders Fundraising Dinner 2024 | Friday, March 1, 2024 ARC OF HILO 1099 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo, Hawaii 96720 5:30pm to 7:00pm  
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2024
    Hawai’i Pacific Brokers, LLC, a locally owned and operated brokerage in Waimea Town, is pleased to announce the formation of a unique partnership in the State of Hawai’i with Denver-based Cuvee Signature Properties. The opportunity is now available for visitors to embark on the ultimate Hawai’i vacation rental experience, personally curated by Cuvee, along with thoughtful estate management ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2024
    Hilo, Hawaii (January 26, 2024) – Hawai' Island United Way's 21st Annual Luck of the Irish golf tournament returns for another season. Join Hawaii Island United Way for a day filled with excitement, fun, and challenging holes at the stunning Mauna Lani Golf course. This fundraiser helps support and strengthen the Big Island community in the areas of health, financial stability, and education. ...read more
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    Monday, January 22, 2024
    Welcome to Maly Romero, Real Estate Consultant Serving Hawaiʻi residents, homeowners, and buyers in purchasing or selling real estate on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi    "Aloha! I am beyond excited to have joined the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce. With a diverse background encompassing over two decades of expertise in digital marketing, sales, and customer service, I am equipped to serve our ...read more
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    Friday, January 19, 2024
    Returning Shopping Carts Shopping carts keep disappearing from stores. They end up on our streets, cause a visual blight and frustrate retailers. Each time a supermarket or store has a shopping cart stolen or damaged it’s out at least $100. Nationwide this equates to several hundred million dollars annually. Removing a shopping cart from a place of business is theft. If you see an abandoned ...read more
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    Friday, January 19, 2024
    KAMUELA, HI - Community leaders, board members, physicians, health care executives, and front line staff gathered today on the front lawn of Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital to celebrate 10 years as part of The Queen’s Health System. An agreement was signed between The Queen’s Health System and North Hawai’i Community Hospital on January 15, 2014. Since then, Queen’s North Hawai’i ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    ClimbHI Hosts First Career Exposure Event for 600 West Hawai‘i Students More than 60 businesses and organizations participated today at the Westin Hapuna Beach ResortWest Hawaiʻi, Dec. 11, 2023 – Hawaiʻi workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI partnered with West Hawai‘i high schools and businesses to host the first-ever West Hawai‘i Exposure Fair on Hawai‘i Island from 8:30 a.m.- noon today at ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    STATE AIRPORT PARKING RATES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1, 2024 New maximum daily charge for parking at OGG, KOA, ITO, and LIH will be $24; monthly rate to increase to $189 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the following changes in parking rates for Kahului Airport (OGG), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA), Hilo International Airport (ITO), and ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    Celebrations For Everything and Everyone: Experience Hawaiʻi’s Festivals the Whole Family Will Love Attending one or more of Hawai‘i’s many annual festivals is a great way for clients to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of the Hawaiian Islands. Especially appealing are our many festivals the whole family can enjoy with something appealing for everyone. These family-friendly fests ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    Hawaii Island, HI - Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) reaffirms its dedication to fostering community education by announcing the expansion of its partnership with Waipahu Community School for Adults to offer Digital Literacy Classes in both Kona and Hilo. Following a positive response to their 2023 courses, HCFCU has partnered with the Waipahu Community School for Adults to offer the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) a leading financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, is proud to introduce Craig Bisgard as the new Branch Manager for its Kaloko branch. Bringing a wealth of experience in property management, finance, and community service, Bisgard is poised to lead the branch into a phase of growth and enhanced service for its ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    Waikoloa Beach Resort—On Saturday, December 2, the doors opened on Kings’ Shops newest member, Lavaka Gallery, showcasing the works of master wood-carver Fetuufoou Lavaka (Fetou) Lavaka and his family. The gallery is filled with the vibrant, nature-inspired images in koa and monkeypod, from graceful, curving whale tails, to imposing eight-foot tiki statues. Director Arianna Flory said that she ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    By Laura Ruminski West Hawaii Today lruminski@westhawaiitoday.com Thursday, January 18, 2024, 12:05 a.m. Businesses at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority and the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park at Keahole Point contributed over $90 million to Hawaii’s economy in 2022, according to a University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization analysis. The report found the total ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2024
    Hawaiian Telcom and its team made a generous donation of $22,230 to Hawai‘i Island United Way (HIUW) as a part of their annual campaign for 2023-2024. This donation was made possible by employee contributions, special events, and corporate gifts, all of which highlight Hawaiian Telcom's commitment to helping the communities of Hawai‘i Island where its employees live and work. Through HIUW's ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    Welcome to Rocket Mortgage Robin Wolcott, Executive Loan Officer Serving Hawaii residents, real estate agents, homeowners, and buyers with mortgage loans and solutions in buying real estate in Hawaii "With 20 years in lending under my belt, you might think I'm just an Executive Loan Officer, helping buyers and homeowners find the perfect fit in financial tools to achieve their goals. But what I ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    Office of the Governor Press Release: Governor Josh Green, M.D., today appointed Joje May Mizuno to represent District 29 in the State House of Representatives (Kamehameha Heights, Kalihi Valley, and a portion of Kalihi). She succeeds her husband John Mizuno, who was appointed by Governor Green as the Coordinator on Homelessness in December.    “I have known May for many years, and we have ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 09, 2024
    New Member North Kohala Community Resource Center comes with a new Executive Director, Leelan Park.The North Kohala Community Resource Center has named Leelen Park as its new Executive Director effective January 16. Park most recently served as Director of Development for the Food Basket, Inc. in Hilo. He also served as District Director for Aloha Council, Hawaii Island. “Leelen will bring ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2024
    OHANA FUELS CONTRIBUTES TO HAWAI‘I ISLAND UNITED WAY’S ANNUAL CAMPAIGN TO HELP BUILD HEALTHIER HAWAI‘I ISLAND COMMUNITIES [Hilo, Hawaii] – A generous donation of $5940.12 was presented to Hawai‘i Island United Way by Joy Madriaga of Hawaii Petroleum on November 17,2023, through the Ohana Fuels "Fuel Up. Do Good" charitable program. The partnership between Ohana Fuels and Hawai‘i Island United Way ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2024
    On March 25, 2024, Monday, there will be a Career Day at Kealakehe Intermediate School. We would like you to come and participate in running a booth featuring your career path and what you do in your career. If interested, please fill out this form: bit.ly/KISCareerFair24   The purpose of the event is to expose haumāna to careers, jobs, and services in our kaiāulu to inspire them to think ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2024
    Welcome to new chamber member BI Digital Marketing.   Grow Your Island Business with BI Digital Marketing. Get your business found online, attract and engage more customers and keep them coming back with digital marketing.You’re busy running your business.We can help you grow it.We are a digital marketing agency based in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. With over 25 years experience helping retail, tourism ...read more
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    Thursday, January 04, 2024
    DO NOT RESPOND - Bogus Phishing Emails   From: Jayla Gill attendeesdatainpro.com>Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2024 7:27 AMSubject: Living & Design Home Expo ATTENDEE LISTImportance: High We are following up to confirm if you are interested in acquiring the Visitors/Attendees List of Event Name : Living & Design Home ExpoDate : 24 - 25 Feb 2024Location : Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, ...read more
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    Thursday, January 04, 2024
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2024
    KAMUELA, HI – Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital welcomed its first baby of the year early in the morning on Monday, January 1. Baby boy Kahilikaimana Lindsey-Lorenzo, 7 lbs. 12 oz., was born at 12:22 am to mother Teighen Lindsey and father Micah Lorenzo of Waimea. The parents report that they were surprised baby Kahilikaimana waited until 2024 to make his appearance as Tieghen started labor ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2024
    Welcome to New Chamber Member The Salvation Army   Wherever there is a need in Kona, you'll find the Salvation Army. Find out how you can help.  HOURS OF OPERATION Worship Service: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Sunday Bible Study: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Sunday Preteen Group: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Sunday Women's Ministries / Home League: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Monday Food Pantry Program: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2024
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Lakeside Architecture http://www.lakesidearchitecture.net Located in Downtown Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Satellite location in Kailua-Kona HIExperience:Residential: – Low-Income Homes,Developments – Custom Dwellings – Bandominiums – Cabins – Cottages – Communities – Tiny HomesMulti-Family; – Duplexes – ApartmentsCommercial: – New Construction – ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2024
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Sunspear Energy https://sunspearenergy.com/   HAWAII'S SOLAR LEADERSunspear Energy is Hawaii's commercial and residential trusted solar leader.Going Solar Is Easy & Affordable Your electricity bills are too high…and electricity is getting more expensive. But you’re at the mercy of your utility company and rates aren’t going down. What’s worse is that energy made by ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2024
    What makes Hawai‘i unique in all the world from other destinations isn’t just its natural beauty — which you’ve likely seen even if you’ve never visited — but also the deep history, traditions, skills, art, food, dance and language of its indigenous Hawaiian culture. Each of Hawai‘i’s eight islands has its own distinct identity, traditions, events, festivals and celebrations that continue to be ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 26, 2023
    Celebrating 38 years of providing scholarships to Hawaii Island! Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is proud to offer ten $3,000 scholarships. For 38 years we have awarded these scholarships to well deserving students who are ready to go out into the world and continue their education. Our online application streamlines the process and allows the applicants to save their work and complete it ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Tuesday, December 26, 2023
    Do Not Respond to Bogus Phishing Emails Claming to see Chamber ListBOGUS PHISHING EMAILS from @eleadcampaign.info selling Chamber list  We do not sell our member lists. We sell mailing labels to members.Fake email - From: Lorelai Thompson Subject: COMPANY NAMEDate: Dec 25 2023, at 5:35 amTo: COMPANY EMAIL   Hi COMPANY NAME, I'm checking in to see whether you're ...read more
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    Friday, December 22, 2023
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that Hawaii residents and businesses have until Jan. 25, 2024, to submit their SBA federal disaster loan application for property damage caused by the wildfires, including high winds that occurred Aug. 8 - Sept. 30, 2023 in Maui. During the 45 day grace period, the SBA will accept applications from businesses and ...read more
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    Friday, December 22, 2023
    CSO dome gutted and set to be dismantled this coming spring. Removal of the 34-foot diameter telescope inside the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Maunakea is complete and deconstruction of the dome is set to begin in spring. The final phase of the decommissioning process is expected to be completed by summer 2024 and will cost CSO more than $4 million. CSO is the first observatory to ...read more
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    Thursday, December 21, 2023
    Luana Hospitality Group, comprised of 5 iconic restaurants on two islands, is excited to announce the promotions of two key senior executives within the organization—Jolene Furuto-Mears to Vice President, Cliften ‘Loetree’ Berry to Culinary Director. Luana Hospitality Group is comprised of Huggo’s, On the Rocks, KAI Eats + Drinks in Historic Kailua Village and Lava Lava Beach Club Waikoloa on ...read more
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    Thursday, December 21, 2023
    Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is proud to announce the recipients of its annual scholarship program for 2023. Celebrating its 37 th year, the program expanded from eight awardees to ten in 2023, each receiving a $3,000 scholarship to attend a two or four-year institution of higher learning. Additionally, HCFCU is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024 scholarship ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 20, 2023
    Governor Josh Green, M.D., today named State Representative and former State House Vice Speaker John Mizuno as the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness.     Mizuno will succeed James Koshiba, who laid the groundwork for Governor Green’s campaign to reduce chronic homelessness and provide housing solutions for the disadvantaged. Koshiba will return to nonprofit work.      A successor for ...read more
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    Monday, December 18, 2023
    International search confirms local-born executive to lead the ObservatoryPress Release Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – The W. M. Keck Observatory today announced the appointment of Rich Matsuda as its next director, effective January 1, 2024.  “With the support of our Board of Directors, our Observatory has been making a pivot for the last several years, turning toward a new paradigm of mutuality with and ...read more
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    Monday, December 18, 2023
    Participate in this self-directed and self-paced kitchen lab experience for individuals interested in the food manufacturing business. These courses are instructed by Associate Professor, Chef Paul Heerlein.  Part I: Food Business Start Up February 1 - March 14, 2024 Learn the basics of launching a successful food business and foundation for a systematic approach towards developing a profitable ...read more
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    Monday, December 18, 2023
    HISTORIC KAILUA VILLAGE, HAWAII—The Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) is seeking a qualified candidate to serve on its 17-member board of directors. Four of these board positions are appointed ones and 13 are elected by the fee simple owners and/or lessees of land within the Kailua Village Business Improvement District. One new board member will be elected at the KVBID Annual ...read more
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    Monday, December 18, 2023
    Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i (December 12, 2023) – Families interested in learning how to preserve foods through water bath and pressure canning are invited to register to attend one of three workshops being offered next spring by La`i`ōpua 2020. These free food preservation workshops, funded through a grant from the County of Hawai`i, will be held at La`i`ōpua 2020 in February, March and April on two ...read more
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    Monday, December 04, 2023
    Letter from Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines President & CEO: Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines announced that we have reached an agreement to combine, creating an even stronger airline. We want you to hear directly from us about what that means for Hawai‘i and how we intend to sustain a deep commitment to the people of this unique and important place. As the two airlines rooted in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) a leading financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, proudly announces the appointment of Romeo ‘Romy’ Coronel as its new Executive Vice President of Information Systems. With over 35 years of IT leadership experience, Coronel joins HCFCU to drive technological advancements and innovation. Prior to this role, ...read more
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    Monday, November 27, 2023
    Congratulations Joseph Burns HISBDC State DirectorJoseph (Joe) Burns is our new Hawaiʻi SBDC State Director, effective December 1, 2023. Joe joined HISBDC in 2010 as the Oʻahu Center Director and became the Interim State Director in 2022. Under his leadership, HISBDC strives to expand its outreach, services, and effectiveness in working with Hawaiʻi business clients to start, grow, and thrive. ...read more
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    Monday, November 27, 2023
    ​Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) a leading financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel ‘Manny’ Ramirez as its newest Branch Manager. Ramirez, a seasoned professional with a master's in business administration from California State University at Monterey Bay and a valid license with the Nationwide ...read more
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    Friday, November 17, 2023
    Tuition is FREE and the AQUA 198 course is available (online) and the lab will be (in person) at Pālamanui.   https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2023/05/02/limu-research-center-grant-windward-cc/
    Friday, November 17, 2023
    The Annual Hawaii Employment Law Seminar is key in providing up-to-date and relevant information to Hawaii employers about the most current human resources issues so you can protect your company.Get your copy of the 2023-2024 Chamber Desk Manual. Protect your company and purchase your copy today. $150.00 includes: Desk ManualOnline Access to ManualSeminar Presentation BinderContact the ...read more
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    Monday, November 13, 2023
    Do not respond to SPAM EMAIL offering chamber contact information for sale. We do not sell member email lists. Contact information is available on the www.kona-kohala.com website directory, through the member portal, printed copy of The Source, and digital copy of The Source on the website. We do offer mailing labels to chamber members for $50.00, Call or email us to learn more. ...read more
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    Monday, November 13, 2023
    Welcome New Member Hawai‘i Rural Water Association The Hawaii Rural Water Assoc. provides technical assistance & training to water & wastewater professionals throughout Hawaii and parts of the Pacific The Hawai‘i Rural Water Association, known as HRWA, incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit association, has successfully provided training and on-site assistance since 2010. HRWA has provided over ...read more
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    Monday, November 13, 2023
    New Member - Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. We have club activities, social events, and volunteer projects that offer networking opportunities that build personal and professional connections while at the same time serving the community. And Rotarians can extend those networks ...read more
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    Monday, November 13, 2023
    Welcome New Member Assurance Case Management, Inc.   Assurance Nurse Case ManagementSimplifies injured worker claims.We assist you in the process of moving your injured worker towards medical stability and return to work. We handle your injured worker claims with the same level of care and attention as if they were our own.At Assurance Nurse Case Management, we offer the capabilities and ...read more
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    Monday, November 06, 2023
    SALTY SWIM SCHOOL, LLC. KONA Learn to swim with Salty Swim School, LLC located in historic Kailua-Kona town on The Big Island of Hawaii.  We swim the beautiful World Championship Ironman Swim Course right here in Kona offering SWIM LESSONS for ALL AGES, Open Water Course Escorts, Manta Night Swims, and Keiki Swim School.  Salty Swim School, LLC welcomes vacationing swimmers and destination swim ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 01, 2023
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    Thursday, October 26, 2023
    KAMUELA, HI - The hospital’s pet therapy program has returned to Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital and the first team members include a Brittany Spaniel mix and a miniature horse. Adaka, a two-year-old Brittany Spaniel mix, and Darby, a 16-year-old miniature horse, visit patients and staff alike, providing comfort and joy. QNHCH has teamed up with Pet Partners, the world’s leader in ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    Hawai’i Pacific Brokers, LLC, in Waimea, has recently expanded its leadership team to include Julie Keller, Broker and Hilary Millar, Broker, as partners and co-owners with Founder, Charlie Anderson. Julie Keller serves as Principal Broker, with Hilary Millar and Charlie Anderson as Brokers in Charge.     New team members include Sarah Bakewell, Broker/ Director of Business Development & ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    Welcome to our newest Alii Circle Member Lifeline Fire and Security.Why Choose Lifeline Proactive Video Monitoring? Lifeline Proactive Video Monitoring is a powerful crime prevention solution that allows businesses to reduce costs while they increase the coverage area and effectiveness of their physical security.Lifeline Proactive Video Monitoring Mobile CCTV Solution Kapolei HI Lifeline’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 04, 2023
    News Release | 4 October 2023 | Kamuela, Hawai’i, USA International Lunar Observatory Associacion (ILOA Hawai’i) precursor ILO-X payload is fully integrated aboard Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander, which is prepared to ship from Houston to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida for launch.  Flagship mission ILO-1, and backup ILO-2, are being developed for observation and ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 03, 2023
    HCFCU Welcomes Ronald Ibarra as New Board Member Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) a leading financial institution serving the community of Hawaii Island, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ronald Ibarra as the newest member of its board of directors. Ibarra brings a wealth of experience and a distinguished career that spans over decades of public service ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 03, 2023
    Kailua-Kona, HI – The Board of Directors at Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is delighted to announce two new appointments to their leadership teams. Cheryl Weaver will be joining the Board of Directors, filling a vacancy left by former Board Chair Dwight Manago. Additionally, the board has approved Lee Minor as the newest member of the supervisory committee. Weaver brings nearly 40 ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 03, 2023
    THE QUEEN’S HEALTH SYSTEM NAMES STEPHANY VAIOLETI AS PRESIDENT OF QUEEN’S NORTH HAWAI‘I COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health System (Queen’s) has named Stephany Vaioleti as President of Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital on Hawai‘i Island. Vaioleti will serve as a member of Queen’s Senior Leadership Team and manage day-to-day operations of the hospital. Before joining Queen’s, ...read more
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    Thursday, September 28, 2023
    Among the countless needs of West Maui residents navigating the long road to recovery is having reliable personal electronic devices, such as cell phones, computers and laptops. These tools are essential gateways to public information, e-learning, community resources and loved ones, and nonprofits like the J. Walter Cameron Center are working hard to get them into the hands of those facing ...read more
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    Monday, September 25, 2023
    Welcome New Member - The DripBar in Kailua-Kona. Better health begins with  HEALTHY CELLS   Feed your Cells. Fuel your Life. The DRIPBaR Kailua-Kona Mobile IV Services Mobile IV Vitamin & Hydration Therapy, Serving The Big Island From Keauhou to Waikoloa At The DRIPBaR Kailua-Kona, we proudly offer Mobile IV Therapy, bringing the revitalizing advantages of IV drips right to the comfort of ...read more
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    Friday, September 22, 2023
    HCFCU and Ka‘analike Partner to Collect Donations, Raise Over $12KKailua-Kona, HI – In response to the devastating wildfires that swept through Maui on August 8, 2023, two organizations on Hawai‘i Island partnered up and answered the call for help. Nālani Freitas, chair of nonprofit organization Ka‘analike; and Nellie Medeiros, Corporate Development & Marketing Manager of Hawaii Community Federal ...read more
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    Monday, September 18, 2023
    Welcome to new chamber member - Kukui IT Their goal is to provide their customers with the best service at the lowest possible cost. In addition, they protect your business with our enterprise-class security. Our services start at only $199/mo.kukuiit.comABOUT US: Kukui's world-class team has built some of the most advanced real estate technology available on the market. Since 1996 we have ...read more
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    Monday, September 11, 2023
    Welcome New Member Ohana Private Car. Looking for a top-notch car service for your family or large group? Allow us to introduce ourselves, we're Ohana Private Car & Fun. Available when you need and we aim surpass your expectations. Ohana Private Car will pick up your group at your hotel/resort, take you to location(s) of your choosing, then deliver you back at the end of your fun filled day. We ...read more
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    Thursday, September 07, 2023
     HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will restart service between Tokyo's Haneda Airport (HND) and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA), operating three flights Oct. 29. through Nov. 4 before restarting regular weekly service on Nov. 22. The airline will gradually return to its original thrice-weekly schedule in March 2024."We're very pleased to bring back our convenient ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 06, 2023
    KAMUELA, HI - MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans at Queen's North Hawai'i Community Hospital are now being conducted with a brand new Siemens Magnetom Altea MRI. The new 1.5T MRI has a smaller footprint, a larger opening making it more comfortable for patients, updated software, and a detachable table for easier patient transfers. The new MRI has a wide, 70-cm bore and BioMatrix technology ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 05, 2023
    Disaster Assistance Now Available to Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Wildfires in Three Additional CountiesFACT SHEET FLYER SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are now available to small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in Hawaii, Honolulu and Kauai counties as a result of wildfires that began August 8 in Maui County, ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 05, 2023
    All-In-One Payroll & HR For over 25 years HR HAWAII has been helping companies reduce their labor costs & stay competitive. Offering a variety of options to meet the unique needs and budgets of Hawaii’s small to medium-sized businesses, HR HAWAII provides a reliable and affordable solution for outsourced Payroll & HR services. From affordable employee health insurance to work comp claims ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 30, 2023
    KAMUELA, HI - Dr. Darin Wright, an ear, nose and throat specialist and member of the Queen’s University Medical Group, has joined the team at Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital. Dr. Wright received his medical degree from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at The ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 30, 2023
    Disassembly of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory’s (CSO) 34-foot diameter telescope on Maunakea began the week of August 28. The entire decommissioning process is expected to be completed by summer 2024 and cost more than $4 million. CSO is the first observatory to be removed under the Decommissioning Plan of the University of Hawai'i Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan. “Our team has ...read more
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    Thursday, August 24, 2023
    Welcome to new chamber memberOmegaNet Inc BUILDING BRANDS BOOSTING SALES Your First Step To Better B2B SellingB2B ECOMMERCE Simply stated, WE INCREASE YOUR SALES! With OmegaNet you have ONE COMPANY that is knowledgeable and experienced in marketing/promotion in the Gift and Home industry, while being professional at web design, web software and E-Marketing and even print advertising. Since ...read more
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    Monday, August 21, 2023
    Southwest Partners with Greater Good Charities and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue to Transport More Than 130 Shelter Animals from Maui to the Pacific Northwest Aug 19, 2023 Southwest has a robust plan at work to support those affected by wildfires in Maui, offering financial assistance and in-kind donations of tickets, and transporting essential workers and crucial items to the island. On Friday, ...read more
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    Friday, August 11, 2023
    KECK OBSERVATORY CONGRATULATES AKAMAI INTERNS Ka'ala Deitch, Matthew Fujioka, Angelu Ramos, Xavier TablitWaimea (Kamuela), Hawaiʻi – A heartfelt congratulations to the members of our 2023 Akamai Workforce Initiative Cohort - Kaʻala Deitch, Matthew Fujioka, Angelu Ramos, and Xavier Tablit - who have successfully completed their summer internship with us. The Akamai Internship ...read more
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    Friday, August 11, 2023
    By MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Friday, August 11, 2023, 12:05 a.m.https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2023/08/11/hawaii-news/two-maunakea-telescopes-to-begin-dismantling-process/ The decommissioning of a pair of Maunakea observatories is imminent. During a Thursday meeting of the Board of the Maunakea Stewardship and Oversight Authority, Greg Chun, director of the University of ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Monday, August 07, 2023
    Welcome to Aloha Eco Friendly Hawaii Inc. https://aefhawaii.com/ Aloha Eco Friendly Hawaii Inc is a restaurant supplier here in Big Island, Hawaii. We provide range of food packing products with environmentally friendly materials. Looking to buy affordable food packaging products? Order directly from the website, or call us today!Delivery Info You can purchase your items online and pick them up ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 02, 2023
    THE QUEEN’S HEALTH SYSTEM ANNOUNCES LAND PURCHASE IN WEST HAWAII BUSINESS PARK The 31.15-acre parcel will be developed to increase access to health care services on Hawai‘i Island HONOLULU (August 2, 2023) The Queen’s Health System and Lanihau Properties, LLC jointly announced today that Queen’s has acquired a 31.15-acre parcel of land at Honokōhau Nui (West Hawai‘i Business Park) in ...read more
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    Monday, July 31, 2023
    Holomua Discover how destination management and stewardship is advancing in our islands. Join our efforts and help move your island’s Destination Management Action Plan forward. HAWAI‘I ISLANDNew Keaukaha Programs Aim to Mitigate Visitor Impacts, Protect Natural and Cultural Resources Jul 11, 2023 The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), County of Hawai‘i, and Island of Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau (IHVB) ...read more
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    Monday, July 31, 2023
    At Atlas Insurance Agency, our mission is to ensure your business is financially prepared to overcome any financial losses. Our experienced insurance agents understand the intricacies involved in all industries, and we are here to tailor an insurance policy specific to your business's needs. Whether your business needs a commercial auto policy or a group medical insurance policy, we are here for ...read more
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    Thursday, July 27, 2023
    Christian Education & Character Building Pre-K through 12th Grade in Kona, HIMakua Lani Christian Academy (MLCA) was established in 1992 for families desiring Biblical principles at the core of their child's education. In doing this, our commitment to our families is to maintain excellence and to maximize every student's potential intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. We invite ...read more
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    Thursday, July 20, 2023
    HCFCU RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS 2023 PUALU AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY IMPACT THROUGH EDUCATION PROGRAMSAward recipients named at Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting  WAIMEA, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU), a leading financial institution devoted to community service, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the 2023 Pualu Award by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2023
    Welcome New Member - The ERC GroupMore COVID RELIEF FUNDS are available from the Government.Were you affected by COVID-19?Do you have W2 employees?Did you apply for your PPP?Did you apply for ERC?You were forced to close and limit your business and you were given 2 choices: PPP or ERC? Now you can have… BOTH!  The ERC Program is not a loan, no repayment and forgiveness required.  (get your money ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2023
    Introducing Eco-Friendly Laundry & Linen Services At Kona Coast Vacations, we believe in preserving the beauty of Hawaii’s ecosystem while providing exceptional property management services. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our new Eco-friendly laundry and linen services. Our commitment to sustainability allows us to care for our managed properties while minimizing our environmental ...read more
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    Monday, July 10, 2023
    Welcome New Chamber Member Hilary Drees USA MortgageGet ready to get approved! It’s easy to get prepared for your application. Depending on your unique financial situation, there are several documents you might need when applying for a home loan. It’s a good idea to start prepping your financial documents before you start to ensure a smooth application process. Here is a list of the most common ...read more
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    Monday, July 10, 2023
    New Chamber Member - Computer Integrations, Inc   We Service Business PCs-Computers & ServersLocal & Wide Area Networks Support808-726-2928Kailua-Kona, HawaiiInstallation  & Maintenance of  Local and Wide Area NETWORKS (LAN / WAN) for  businesses, including Local and Remote Connectivity.   WorkStation Installations and Maintenance.  Microsoft Server- Unix Servers, Linux - Ubuntu workstations ...read more
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    Friday, July 07, 2023
    The start of the County’s West Hawai‘i Golf Subsidy program began on July 1, 2023, and will run through June 30, 2024. All residents of the County of Hawai'i are eligible for golf rounds at reduced rates.Makalei Golf Course is located at 72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road - Call 808-325-6625forquestions and tee time availability.The Village Course at Waikoloa is located at 68-1792 Melia Street - Call ...read more
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    Monday, July 03, 2023
    Welcome new Chamber Member Kona Container Guy Move with Hawai'is Leading Service ProviderSave $ on Monthly Promotion.WHY CHOOSE US We're a local family owned, residential relocation service provider. In 2001, we expanded our shipping services to include personally owned goods, personally owned vehicles and oversized cargo. Since then, our hands on approach to providing in-house services, ...read more
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    Friday, June 30, 2023
    Waimea Country School is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurel Matsuda as the Interim Head of School for the 2023-2024 school year following the departure of Head of School Amy Salling. Both educators were hired by Waimea Country School 17 years ago and have devotedly instituted, promoted, and solidified the school’s mission and teaching philosophy.   Matsuda who has been teaching the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Friday, June 30, 2023
    Welcome New Chamber Member, Casago Kona LLC.   Experienced Property Managers of vacation holiday rentals and long-term rentals in Kailua-Kona on Big Island of Hawai‘i. Absolute Oceanfront & Oceanview Living with The Amenities Of Home.  They proudly manage 1 – 4 bedroom properties with a great range of options for all your personal and budget needs. Their team of experts will help you find your ...read more
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    Monday, June 26, 2023
    Formed in 1929, Kai 'Opua Canoe Club is one of the oldest outrigger canoe clubs in the State of Hawaii. Located in Kailua town on the Kona Coast of Hawaii Island (The Big Island), Kai 'Opua Canoe Club offers outrigger canoe racing to people of all ages, from keiki (children) to seniors. With teams ranging in ability from groups of novices to world champions, we provide activities for enthusiasts ...read more
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    Monday, June 26, 2023
    Humanity Hale was created in 2019 as a safe haven for Hawai’i Island ʻōpio who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, namely foster children and youth. For the first several months, the entire program was self-funded by the CEO of Humanity Hale for whom provided in-kind support to the organization's operations. Driven by their aloha of the children and youth, community mentors who implement ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2023
    Vasper is a revolutionary health and fitness technology that combines compression, cooling and interval training in a low-impact 21-minute exercise to help the body restore, harmonize and reach peak vitality. THE VASPER SYSTEM COMBINES COMPRESSION, LIQUID COOLING, AND INTERVAL TRAINING. Vasper is based on three scientifically proven principles – compression technology, liquid cooling and ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2023
    Welcome to New Member Hawaii Luxury Real Estate Hawaii Luxury Real Estate specializes in marketing luxury properties on Kohala Coast of the Big Island. We have a strong team of agents knowledgeable in all areas of real estate and vacation rentals. ​​​​​​​Let us help you find your dream home.  Ahmad Mohammadi is the principal broker, owner, and CEO for Hawaii Luxury Real Estate, a full spectrum ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2023
    Welcome to new chamber member BottomLine Concepts Let them help you, Get Your ERC Stimulus CheckReceive up to $26,000 per W2 employee. Claim Your Employee Retention Credit.The #1 Rated ERC FirmERC is a free stimulus program from the US Government (CARES Act)Average refund is $200k per application. No limit on funding.Our expert firm specializes in the ERC filing process.Qualify for ERC in just 5 ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2023
    The Cuvée Difference One-of-a-Kind, Every TimeAbout Passion is at the heart of what we do. Our community is why we do it.Who We Are Our teams have been delivering luxury, privacy and adventure in the best destinations around the world for more than a decade. We’ve curated a rare collection of ultra-luxury villas, chalets and estates, and paired them with immersive experiences and thoughtful ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2023
    New Chamber Member Coconut Grove Marketplace Enjoy shopping, dining, events, beautiful oceanfront sunsets, and making lifetime memories in the heart of the sunny Kona Coast at Coconut Grove Marketplace. Marketplace directory: Link ABOUT: Coconut Grove is a 49,513 square foot shopping center that was built in 1989 on the coast of Kailua-Kona. Major retailers include ABC Stores, Outback ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2023
    New Chamber Member Waimea Yoga powered by Vasper At Waimea Yoga our mission is to provide a welcoming space that is committed to the health, wellness, and education of our community through the knowledge and experience of a diverse group of mentors, teachers, and the general public, empowering individuals to live their best life.About Waimea Yoga: Waimea Yoga is a place dedicated to our ...read more
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    Thursday, June 01, 2023
    The top Unaged Fresh Cane Juice Rum was Kuleana Rum Works, Hawaiian Rum Agricole Batch No. 105 (93/100 points)  Hokulei means “garland of stars” in Hawaiian. It’s a blend of seven rums, ranging in age from 18 months to 18 years.The top-ranked rum in the Rum Aged More Than Three Years category was Kuleana Rum Works (Hawaii) Hokulei Aged Rum, Batch No. 07. The BVI tasting notes described the ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2023
    Working to make homelessness on Hawaiʻi Island rare, brief, and nonrecurring.  HOPE operates 8 shelters across Hawaiʻi Island. We prioritize shelter on vulnerability and need. West Hawai'i Emergency Housing ProgramReferrals are conducted through outreach services and placed on a waitlist. We prioritize placement for shelter based on vulnerability and need. We accept service/therapeutic animals ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2023
    KAILUA-KONA, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and play a vital role in guiding the strategic direction of the credit union, ensuring the best financial interests of its 46,700 members are served. During their three-year terms, board members are responsible for ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2023
    Transform your life with Life Enhancement Hawaii LLC. and Callie Kares Consulting and retreats empower you to tap into your own compass and aligned goals to create an authentically successful business and life.   Meet Callie, Executive Business Consultant - Over the past two decades Calle Kares has made in a difference around the world and impacted thousands of lives as an intuitive business ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2023
    Welcome New Chamber Member - Waiola Direct Care | Dr. T. Scott McMurry.DOCTOR TO PATIENT, NOTHING IN BETWEEN We have a new approach to family medicine, and it's called Direct Primary Care. Direct Primary Care allows you to have a direct relationship with your doctor. For around the cost of a monthly cell phone bill, you can receive direct, primary healthcare services that are tailored to your ...read more
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    Friday, May 12, 2023
    Entrusted with the World’s Freight ABOUTApproved Freight Forwarders got its start in 1991 serving the Guam market and has since expanded to Hawaii and California, serving as a key link to the Pacific and all around the world. Entrusted with the world’s freight, we provide ocean freight consolidations, air freight and over-the-road transport of goods and commodities. We are the only freight ...read more
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    Monday, May 08, 2023
    Hawaii Forest & Trail is celebrating its 30 year anniversary! Rob and Cindy Pacheco started HFT with the mission to share the splendor of Hawaii Nei and inspire a deep connection with our natural world. They continue to follow this mission today by inspiring the guests to be responsible stewards of our island home. Through its I’iwi fund, Hawaii Forest & Trail supports many of Hawaii Island’s ...read more
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    Monday, May 08, 2023
    P&S Plumbing has expanded to Hilo and is the largest plumbing service on the Big Island. The Best Plumbers Near YouIf you’re looking for a plumber you can trust, P&S Plumbing provides plumbing services in Kailua-Kona and now in Hilo, whether you need them for your home, project, construction site, or company. With more than 25 years of experience, they can rapidly and efficiently fix any plumbing ...read more
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    Monday, May 08, 2023
    Welcome to new Member Luana Hospitality Group. Luana Hospitality Group creates unique environments with extraordinary experiences to encourage guests to celebrate something every day. Kama'aina owned and operated hospitality group with four Big Island restaurants & beach cottages - Huggo's, On the Rocks, Kai Eats + Drinks, Lava Lava Beach Club Waikoloa   Huggo’s ~BIG ISLAND~ Fine ...read more
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    Monday, May 08, 2023
    A multicultural, Data-Driven, Integrated Marketing Experts in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality.   As the leading integrated marketing agency for the Asia-Pacific region, PacRim Marketing Group has over 30 years of experience helping brands go global the right way through custom marketing strategies, a team of top multicultural specialists, and an extensive network of international partners and media. ...read more
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    Monday, May 01, 2023
    Say Aloha to Imua One, an Aircraft Dedicated to Our Employees and the People of HawaiiFull story Today, April 28, 2023, is the fourth anniversary of our first interisland flight within Hawaii. As we look forward to our fifth year of service, we want to take a moment to say mahalo to the people in Hawaii who have welcomed us with warm aloha. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the ...read more
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    Thursday, April 20, 2023
    Director Hilton Lewis to Step DownRich Matsuda to Serve as Interim Director UC’s Bruce Macintosh and Caltech’s Lynne Hillenbrand to Co-chair Search Committee for New Director Kamuela, Hawaiʻi, April 20, 2023 – The Board of Directors for the California Association for Research in Astronomy (CARA) today announced W. M. Keck Observatory Director Hilton Lewis will step down effective May 30, ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Monday, April 17, 2023
    Welcome to new Chamber Member Terminix & Skip Thompson The only way to nix it is to Terminix it. For more than 95 years, we've protected what's most valuable to you, with trusted local specialists who go above and beyond to care for you and your home, 365 days a year. When you need Terminix to nix your problem, it's not just a promise. It's a guarantee.www.terminix.com/ | Call today (808) ...read more
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    Monday, April 17, 2023
    Welcome to Seahorse Hawaii Farm of Ocean Rider, incA family run business incorporated in 1998, Ocean Rider, Inc. is known as the “The Seahorse Farm in Kona”.   URL: https://seahorse.com/ | Farm Tours https://seahorse.com/ocean-rider-seahorse-farm-tours/We used our life savings to start and operate this one-of-a-kind aqua-farm. In July of 1999 our cutting edge technology and hard work paid off ...read more
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    Monday, April 10, 2023
     Stadia Capital Group is a unique firm with a specific mission to offer our clients capital preservation, reliable monthly income, and protection from market volatility. While other firms seek to offer returns that beat the market, we make commitments. Our Certificate of Investment is designed as an effective investment for those seeking reliable monthly income, or as a short and midterm cash ...read more
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    Friday, March 31, 2023
    West Hawaii Today Vietnam Memorial 3.29.2023
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    Monday, March 20, 2023
    Posted March 14, 2023 Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astrophysicists using W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaiʻi have discovered a galaxy protocluster in the early universe surrounded by gas that is surprisingly hot.A SUPERCOMPUTER SIMULATION OF A GALAXY PROTOCLUSTER SIMILAR TO COSTCO-I THAT IS SURROUNDED BY HOT GAS (YELLOW) BOILING AMID  AN INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM FILLED  WITH MUCH COOLER GAS ...read more
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    Thursday, March 09, 2023
    Wendy Laros, the President/CEO of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Board of the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.).   W.A.C.E. is an association of chamber of commerce executives and staff professionals with approximately 828 members in 21 Western states and Canada. The association is designed to promote and enhance the ...read more
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    Monday, March 06, 2023
    New Member - "PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company, specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, farming, retail and hospitality. Through its game-changing JobStack staffing app, and operating in over 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and help put ...read more
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    Friday, February 17, 2023
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Luana Inn Bed & Breakfast South Kona  Book today https://luanainn.com/ Hilltop Oceanview Accommodations in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Nestled in the foothills of Mauna Loa mountain and overlooking beautiful Kealakekua Bay, Luana Inn bed and breakfast offers comfortable and peaceful accommodations to experience the magic of the Big Island.  The Napo’opo’o road location ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    Last month, astronomers from around the country gathered in Seattle for the Winter Meeting of the American Astronomical Society. One of the highlights of the five-day conference was a panel discussion with members of the new Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority (MKSOA). Kaʻiu Kimura, director of the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, moderated the discussion with three of the 11 members of the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    Hawai’i Island Community Health Center Opens School Based Health Centers At Honaunau Elementary, Kealakehe Elementary and Intermediate Schools   Families with school aged children in West Hawai’i have an exciting new resource to look forward as Hawai’i Island Community Health Center (HICHC) has launched School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) providing care on site in local schools. This ...read more
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    Monday, January 30, 2023
    Kailua Kona, Hawaii, January 27, 2023 – Sandy, a resident from Kona faced a major hurdle – she needed to replace her roof or she wouldn’t be able to get homeowner’s insurance. Through the generous funding from Lowes International, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island was able to replace her 30+ year old roof and solar hot water system. Sandy could now get her home insured. For nearly two decades, ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    The University of Hawaiʻi is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to collect critical atmospheric measurements on Maunakea that are vital to understanding how Earth’s climate is changing. NOAA scientists recently installed an intake tube less than an inch in diameter and 25 feet long on the UH 88 inch observatory to sample the summit air after data ...read more
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    Monday, October 31, 2022
    The state is proposing the first-ever rules for viewing the creatures at two popular spots off the Kona Coast By Christie Wilsoncwilson@staradvertiser.com Tours offering close encounters with manta rays have become a must-do activity for many Hawaii visitors, especially at two sites off the Kona Coast where vessels deposit hundreds of snorkelers and scuba divers nightly to observe the graceful ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    Four-year project will manage non-native feral pigs, promote native forest regeneration, protect essential source of fresh water WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND, Hawai‘i (October 26, 2022)—The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), in partnership with The Kohala Center (TKC), recently received $234,000 in funding from the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) to protect and improve the ...read more
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    Thursday, October 06, 2022
     COUNTY OF HAWAII, STATE OF HAWAIIBILL NO. 167 (DRAFT 2) ORDINANCE NO. 22 81 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE HAWAII COUNTY CODE 1983 2016 EDITION, AS AMENDED), BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE RELATING TO PROHIBITION OF NON- MINERAL SUNSCREEN. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII:SECTION 1. Findings and Purpose. Healthy coral reefs protect our island coastal infrastructure, ...read more
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    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Short videos orient visitors how to respectfully engage with coral reef ecosystems before they visit   KAHALU‘U BAY, HAWAI‘I ISLAND, HAWAI‘I (September 28, 2022)—In an effort to educate residents and visitors how to respectfully engage with coral reef ecosystems in Hawai‘i Island’s Kahalu‘u Bay, The Kohala Center has released Aloha ‘Āina Kahalu‘u (https://koha.la/aloha-aina-kahaluu), a series ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESept. 12, 2022  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today submitted the names of eight nominees for the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority to the Hawaiʻi State Senate for confirmation. The Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority was established by statute via Act 255 (HB2024). The authority is tasked with managing Mauna Kea Lands.  “I want to thank these individuals ...read more
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    Friday, September 09, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2022 HONOLULU—Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawaiʻi state flag be flown at half-staff at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaiʻi National Guard in the State of Hawaiʻi immediately until sunset on the day of interment as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II.    “The State of ...read more
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    Friday, September 02, 2022
    Congratulations The 2022 State Stars, who were chosen by their SBDC networks, are among the best of the best -- those who demonstrate exemplary performance, make significant contributions to their networks, and are deeply committed to the success of America's small businesses.  Link to State Starts 2022    Hawai‘i SBDC State Star 2022 Dennis Boyd West Hawai‘i Center Director  Dennis has ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    Aloha ‘Āina Kahalu‘u is a 10-part video series to introduce visitors and residents alike to Kahalu‘u Bay and how to respectfully engage with this sacred and cherished place when they visit.WAHI PANAKAHALU‘U’S GIFTSCORALREEFTEACHSUN PROTECTIONENTERING THE BAYEXPLORING THE BAYPAPA HONUKAHALUʻU BAY’S RESIDENTS  
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    Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    Hawaiian Airlines has been dubbed the "best employer in the state," for 2022 according to a newly released report from Forbes. The "America's Best Employers By State" list, which ranks employers in 50 states and the District of Columbia, was gathered by market research company Statista, who surveyed 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. The anonymous ratings were ...read more
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    Monday, August 22, 2022
    August 18, 2022 A BIG MAHALO goes out to Queens' Marketplace for hosting our  AfterHours networking event last night - the first AfterHours since February 2020. Our members were so happy to gather and spend time together! The purpose of these chamber events are to expand reach, increase visibility and build relationships with West Hawaiʻi’s business community.  Attendees are encouraged to meet, ...read more
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    Monday, August 22, 2022
    ISLAND OF HAWAIʻI PONO PLEDGE WINS INTERNATIONAL TELLY AWARD Island of Hawaiʻi (August 22, 2022) – The Island of Hawaiʻi Pono Pledge, which advocates for mindful, safe, and pono interactions by travelers while on Hawai‘i Island, was awarded a 2022 Silver Telly Award earlier this year. The award in the Online General, Public Interest/Awareness category recognizes a video that was created to share ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, August 09, 2022
    Link to video (details below): http://go.hawaii.edu/2JS The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) is partnering with the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) to aid recovery of the highly endangered Maunakea silversword atop Hawaiʻi’s highest mountain. Silversword seeds were sown at the CMS greenhouse at the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, August 04, 2022
    The deconstruction phase of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on University of Hawaiʻi-managed lands on the summit of Maunakea is on track to begin before summer ends and be completed by the end of the year. Caltech announced on August 2, 2022, that it received the final required permits from the State of Hawaiʻi and the County of Hawaiʻi to begin the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, August 02, 2022
    The Hawaii Island Humane Society Receives $1.5 Million Grant From The Bob & Renee Parsons FoundationFunds will Support Construction Efforts to Complete the Anne Barasch Ryan Animal Hospital Hawaii (August 1, 2022) – The Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS) – a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization – was awarded a $1.5 million grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to support final ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    Journey with us to the heart of Kailua-Kona as we explore the beauty and sacredness of Kahaluʻu Bay! In this episode, Cindi Punihaole, director of The Kohala Center’s Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center, shares her personal relationship with Kahaluʻu, the value of aloha ʻāina (caring for the land) instilled by her family, and challenges that Kahalu‘u’s coral reefs face today. Join us as we learn simple ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    KAILUA-KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is honored to be named one of the best credit unions in Hawaii on the Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions for 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. HCFCU was one of just five Hawaii-based credit unions to receive the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    On Friday, June 17, Pacific Business News hosted its Hawaii Island Means Business panel event to touch on some of the successes and setbacks affecting the Big Isle business community. Hosted in-person — for the first time since 2019 — at the Fairmont Orchid in Waimea, the discussion was moderated by A. Kam Napier, Pacific Business News’ editor-in-chief, and featured five panelists including Ross ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Monday, June 27, 2022
    https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/06/24/uh-hilo-honored-for-maunakea-stewardship/ Gov. David Ige with Center for Maunakea Stewardship staff, from left, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Greg Chun and Nahua Guilloz The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce honored the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) with its 2022 Pūalu Award for Community Education on Friday, June 24. The award ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Sunday, June 26, 2022
    Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Gathers to Hear from Governor Ige,Install New Board, Present Pualu Awards, Reboot Business Expo  KAILUA-KONA – The chief executive for the State of Hawaiʻi, Governor David Ige, joined the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) for its annual meeting on Friday, June 24, 2022. The event marked the organization’s first in-person membership luncheon in three years due ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    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
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Hawaiʻi County General Plan 2040 UpdateSummary of Public Comment and Revised Timeline   The Planning Department appreciates the communities and stakeholders that were part of the robust public outreach in 2019 on the Hawaiʻi County General Plan 2040 Update. A variety of community engagement activities produced valuable input that is actively shaping the next draft. Later this year Planning ...read more
    Categories: Economy
    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020 BOATING AND WATER SPORTS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS RELAXED STATEWIDE (Honolulu) – Effective immediately, emergency restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic for commercial and recreational boating and ocean recreation are being relaxed statewide. Commercial and recreational boating can now include up to ten ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Reef-friendly sunscreen initiative leads to reduction of oxybenzone in Kahaluʻu BayContinued efforts needed to save coral reefs   KAHALU‘U BAY, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i—May 21, 2020—The results are in: oxybenzone levels have dropped dramatically at Hawai‘i Island’s Kahalu‘u Bay. Thanks to tens of thousands of visitors who responded positively to The Kohala Center’s ongoing “Reef-Friendly Sun ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, February 24, 2020
    Inspiration, Celebration and Success at the 15th Annual Living & Design Expo KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND— Dedicated to providing a successful business environment in West Hawaiʻi, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce held its annual Living & Design Expo at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay this past weekend. With over 40 exhibitors under one roof, attendees found resources to build a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economy, Community
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