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    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    It is no secret that Hawaii residents pay the highest electricity rates in the nation. With the high cost that comes with living in paradise, a reprieve on excruciatingly high energy bills would be a nice & welcomed break. With solar power installation not only are you helping to provide the State of Hawaii with a clean energy alternative, thus reducing your own usage of imported fossil fuels, you ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Economy
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    Welcome to New Member CBRE - Nicholas T. Adler, Vice President Professional ExperienceNicholas Adler is a Senior Associate with CBRE’s Industrial and Logistics in Honolulu, HI. He specializes in industrial leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions for landlords and tenants statewide. Nick’s primary focus is representing Kamehameha Schools’ industrial portfolio which consists of roughly 1,400,000 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI`I (May 1, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 will celebrate the birthday of its double-hulled sailing canoe, “La`i`ōpua,” with an afternoon of cultural activities and a talk story session Saturday, June 25, from 1:30 to 4:30, at its Kealakehe location, adjacent to the Villages of La`i`ōpua.   FLYER The event is free and open to the public; beach chairs and coolers are welcome. Chicken long rice ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    KAILUA-KONA, HI—The dreams of eight 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 a $3,000 scholarship to attend two- or four-year institutions of higher learning in the coming school year. The high school graduates were ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Maunakea Rangers started conducting brake temperature checks in 2022 on all vehicles returning from the nearly 14,000-foot summit of Maunakea. The rangers proactively added the safety precaution after it was determined that three accidents on Maunakea Access Road in early 2022, including a fatal accident, were caused by brake failure. An average of 50 to 100 ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    https://communityfirsthawaii.org/advance-health-care-directive/WorkshopsCommunity First sponsors workshops to help people complete their AHCD. The choices regarding end-of-life care are for each individual to decide. Our mission is to provide an understanding of the choices and to have individuals document those choices. We also stress the importance of having a conversation about your choices ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION CELEBRATES 85 YEARS AND HONORS ITS 2021 EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR   ​PRESS RELEASEKAILUA-KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) marked its 85th Annual Membership Meeting by celebrating its members and the accomplishments of its team during their virtual business meeting on May 7. At the meeting, two outstanding HCFCU employees were honored as ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 06, 2022
    Toes in the Sand Beach Vibe Returns Later This Year   Waikoloa, HI (June 6, 2022) ¬– Lava Lava Beach Club in Waikoloa Resort will close temporarily on June 8th to make way for a complete restaurant renovation. Lava Lava Beach Club, a Hawaii Island success story has more people seeking a Toes in the Sand restaurant experience than available seating today. The renovation plan includes enlarging ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 06, 2022
    Jun 7, 2022STARTING A BUSINESS IN HAWAII Tue 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Topic: Start-up Assistance  Online Facilitated by Hawai‘i SBDC, West Hawai‘i Center Fee: $ 15.00 Jun 9, 2022ALTERNATIVE FUNDING RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES Thu 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Topic: Financing  Online Facilitated by Hawai‘i SBDC, O‘ahu Center Fee: $ 15.00   Jun 16, 2022HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN Thu 8:30 AM to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, June 06, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI‘I (May 26th, 2022)  https://mission-blue.org/2022/05/kahaluu-bay-on-hawaiis-west-coast-recognized-as-a-mission-blue-hope-spot/ On the west coast of the island of Hawai‘i is Kahalu‘u Bay, also known as ‘āina lei ali‘i, lands that adorn the chiefs. It is a wahi pana, a sacred, celebrated, and storied place abundant with cultural and ecological treasures.  Cindi Punihaole, director of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, June 06, 2022
    Voyaging Canoes and Navigating by the Stars Highlight Talk Story with Chadd “`Ōnohi” Paishon and Pomai Bertelmann KONA, HAWAI`I (May 1, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 will celebrate the birthday of its double-hulled sailing canoe, “La`i`ōpua,” with an afternoon of cultural activities and a talk story session Saturday, June 25, from 1:30 to 4:30, at its Kealakehe location, adjacent to the Villages of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, June 06, 2022
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    Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    Welcome to new member Hertz Car Rental!  Hertz Rental Car. Let’s Go!  The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands throughout North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Hertz Corporation is one of the largest worldwide vehicle rental ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION NAMES ITS 2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS  KAILUA-KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce its  Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and are  responsible for guiding management in the direction of the credit union on behalf of the credit union’s  more than 46,000 member-owners ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Monday, May 23, 2022
    Career-minded, highly trainable, willing to go the extra mile…and completely inexperienced. New college graduates are full of potential for employers who understand how to tap into the oncoming wave of jobseekers. But employers who take a one-size-fits-all approach to hiring will lose out on the best and brightest of the next generation. Here are four mistakes employers frequently make when ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, May 23, 2022
    KAMUELA, HI – Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital has announced a new summer volunteer program designed for high school and college students who are looking for a meaningful way to spend the summer or who may interested in a career in health care. The summer volunteer program is open to high school students 16 years and up as well as college students. Students volunteer for five weeks during ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, May 23, 2022
    QNHCH WELCOMES CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE JENNIFER KRATZER KAMUELA, HI – Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Certified Nurse Midwife Jennifer Kratzer. Jennifer brings over 11 years of experience in high-volume hospitals and birthing centers in both Washington and New York. Jennifer received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University School of Nursing in ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, May 23, 2022
    The chamber welcome new member Arliss of Soullutions LLC Arliss founded Soullutions to help entrepreneurs, professionals, and busy human beings who are struggling in their life and business. Her personal journey to self-love and healing, combined with my extensive education and professional experience make her unique as a coach.  She has an MBA from the University of the People, a Masters Degree ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, May 23, 2022
    We would like to thank our sponsors, the teams and players for participating in our annual golf tournament and annual chamber fundraiser.Lunch Sponsor - Premier Restoration HawaiiReception Sponsor - ALTRESCar Hole in One Sponsor - BMW Hawaii10K Hole in One Sponsor - Big Island Mechanical and Construction2022 Teams Bank of Hawaii Big Island Mechanical & Construction BMW of Hawaii Courtyard ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, May 02, 2022
    Robert P. Kirshner named TIO Executive Director; Edward C. Stone announces retirement from TIO Dr. Robert P. Kirshner, Chief Program Officer for Science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Clowes Professor of Science emeritus at Harvard University, has been named TIO Executive Director, effective May 15, 2022. Dr. Kirshner is an esteemed scientist known for his discipline-defining ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    Please see the news release attached and pasted below and this Flickr link with photos and captions.   Hawaii CC-WGU Partnership Press ReleaseWGU and Hawai’i CC Partner to Offer Graduates Pathways to Pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees Online, nonprofit university extends special benefits to Hawai’i CC grads and employees HILO, Hawaii – (April 28, 2022) Online, nonprofit Western Governors ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    Celebrate National Small Business Week- May 1 to 7, 2022  The annual SBA Small Business Awards for Hawaii will be presented to an impressive roster of top performing, savvy small business owners and small business advocates at a ceremony and pau hana celebration on May 6, 2022, at the YWCA of Oahu from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fourteen award winners will be honored during this event for their ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, April 18, 2022
    Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  Apr 15, 2022Release Number:  HI 17391-01 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Hawaii Small Businesses SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in Hawaii, Kalawao and Maui counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, April 18, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2022 Contact: Michael Kaha, Solid Waste Division Acting Chief,                  County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management Press Release LinkCOUNTY ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM SUSPENDED DUE TO LACK OF STATE FUNDS The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, announces the suspension of its E-Waste ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Friday, April 15, 2022
    Thursday, October 6 and Saturday, October 8, 2022Kona — Where Champions Race! On Thursday, October 6 and Saturday, October 8, 2022, the IRONMAN World Championship returns to the Island of Hawai`i, where it will take place over two days for the first time in the 40-plus year history of the pinnacle event.  With two days of racing, the 2022 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship is expected to see ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    OUR NEW BREWERY - Tours Now Available!BOOK TOUR HERE! LOCATION: Kailua-Kona, HI We have built one of the most sustainable breweries in the world, located right here in our hometown of Kailua-Kona. Since we opened over 25 years ago, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making locally brewed beers in the most environmentally responsible way possible. When we outgrew our original brewery years ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Kona Commons Announces Coloring Contest WinnersEnthusiasts of All Ages Competed for $500 shopping spreesKailua-Kona, Hawai`i (April 9, 2022) – Three coloring enthusiasts from around the Island won $500 shopping sprees at Kona Commons for their submissions to a Coloring Contest held this Spring to celebrate the shopping center’s brand refresh. Kona Commons unveiled new, imaginative imagery by ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, April 11, 2022
    17,000 DIVES AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTEROur Russian language major, with a degree in translating, just completed his 17,000 dive. Jeff Leicher shares with us his best dives, where he would have been if SCUBA diving had not become his profession, and a message to the next generation.I knew in 1961, when I was 6 years old, that I wanted to be a SCUBA diver. Like many people of my generation, I ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Course Information:Instructor: Ronda (Stormy) Armstrong CST, AATOffice: Kona Community Hospital 79-1009 Haukapila St Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750Office Hours: By Appointment OnlyOffice Telephone: 808.332.4621E-mail: rarmstrong@hhsc.org The Kona Community Hospital Surgical Technology Program program will stretch your abilities and challenge you to reach your full potential as a surgical ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Summer Curriculum at Kealakehe and Konawaena Elementary Schools KONA, HAWAI`I (April 11, 2022) – Registration is now open for a Summer Enrichment program being offered at Konawaena and Kealakehe elementary schools by the La`i`ōpua 2020 Enrichment Program. This free program starts June 6, 2022, and runs through July 15, 2022, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (excepting June 10 and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, April 04, 2022
     We are starting to help culinary students enroll for the fall semester. If there is a potential person you know that would enjoy a career in this wonderful fun industry, could you kindly please share  this information We are offering ten $1,000 scholarships for passionate culinary students this fall ,so apply and register today,as scholarships are limited. Interested in a Culinary Arts ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, April 04, 2022
    Families, friends, and community members are invited to celebrate spring at town center KAILUA-KONA, HI-April, 1, 2022 – Spring is in full bloom, and Keauhou Shopping Center is celebrating the arrival of a new season with engaging Easter events for the Kailua-Kona community. From traditional favorites, such as the arrival of the Easter Bunny and seasonal festivities including Cute as a Bunny ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, March 31, 2022
    KAMUELA, HI – Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital is now offering a second COVID-19 booster shot to those over age 50 who received their first booster shot at least four months ago. Following the most recent guidance from the CDC regarding COVID-19 booster shots, people who received their first booster shot of any approved COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago may receive a second ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, March 31, 2022
    Visitor spending and arrivals increased from February 2021, still short from February 2020 and February 2019    HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), total spending by visitors who came to the islands in February 2022 was $1.31 billion, compared to $397.1 million (+229.9%) spent in February ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, March 28, 2022
    HOLUALOA, HAWAIʻI (March 25, 2022) – Where—and who—are your pu‘uhonua? Reflecting on pu‘uhonua, places and people of peace and safety, is the heart of Donkey Mill’s new exhibition, entitled Pu‘uhonua. The exhibition opened March 12 and will run through July 2, 2022, at the Mill. Contributing artists explore concepts of refuge, sanctuary, and healing, providing contemporary interpretations of its ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, March 28, 2022
    Mockingbird Tiny Homes is a locally owned and operated company proudly based on the Big Island. We work closely with our clients to design, build, and sell custom tiny homes. Completely finished homes as well as tiny house shells are available. Our tiny homes are fully customizable and built with a passion for quality, comfort, and functionality. Tiny houses make great dwellings for those who ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
       By Timothy Hurley March 23, 2022 A bill that would establish a new authority to oversee the stewardship of Mauna Kea’s summit ran into a volley of opposition Tuesday in a hearing before a state Senate committee. A number of speakers told the Higher Education Committee that they fear the legislation would lead to the eventual destruction of astronomy on Mauna Kea. “The loss of these world-class ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Economy
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    UH Hilo Chancellor's Blog News from the Office of the Chancellor, University of Hawai'i at HiloChancellor Irwin announces Community Advisory BoardPUBLISHED MARCH 2, 2022 BY ADMIN Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin is pleased to announce 12 members of the new UH Hilo Community Advisory Board. The board had its first meeting on Jan. 31, 2022. The primary purpose of the board is to help support the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, March 21, 2022
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Hawai‘i Keiki Museum.From the shores of the Gold Coast, to the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the Big Island has a long history of Hawaiian culture, rich with science, exploration, and engineering achievements. The Hawai‘i Keiki Museum (the word keiki is Hawaiian for ‘children’) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created for the purpose of starting a children’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    Aloha! The Hawaii Safe Travels program will end on 03/25/2022 at 11:59 p.m. HST. As a result, the Hawaii Safe Travels digital platform, found on travel.hawaii.gov, will no longer be available after 2:00 a.m. HST on 03/26/22. The Hawaii SMART Health Card application, which is found on the Hawaii Safe Travels website, will also shut down when the program ends. Holders of a Hawaii SMART Health Card ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    The people of Alaska, including our regional airline Horizon Air, are the heart of our business and the reason we’re an award-winning airline. We celebrate their care and hard work every day—especially today, Employee Appreciation Day, with heartfelt thanks for all they do!  At our core, Alaska and Horizon are all about people – the way we care for our guests and each other. Our reputation for ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    March 9, 2022 - As a result, the following rules are in effect: No Joyriding. Passengers mush have a destination. Passengers will be asked to deboard at the end of the round unless continuing to a location not served in teh direction of the route (loop). Face coverings are required unless determined by TSA. The Rules of the Road must be complied ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI`I (March 1, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 will hold a special Prince Kūhiō Day event the afternoon of Saturday, March 26, from 1:30 to 4:30, at its Kealakehe location, adjacent to the Villages of La`i`ōpua. The event is free and open to the public; beach chairs and coolers are welcome. Cultural crafts will be demonstrated and shared with participants. The highlight of the afternoon will be a ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    Grand Welcome Kona recently announced Katharina Findlay as the newly appointed Business Development Manager to their local team. Originally from Germany, Katharina relocated to Hawaii after graduating with a master in international Hotel; Tourism Management. She has been on the island for over 13 years and is proud to call Kona “home”. I’m most excited about using my extensive experience to help ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    By Christina O'Connor  –  Reporter, Pacific Business News The Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel has appointed Edward Braunlich as its new general manager, the hotel announced Tuesday. Braunlich brings more than 35 years of experience to the role, having worked in hotels throughout the world. One of his earliest jobs in the industry was at what was then the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, now ...read more
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    Monday, March 14, 2022
    Grand Welcome is a premier full-service vacation rental property management company. We have been in business since 2009 and had our roots planted long before that.  We are not looking to be the biggest, but we are looking to be the best!   Grand Welcome manages every aspect management for your  vacation rental; from the right pricing, the best marketing, attracting the best guests, quality ...read more
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    Friday, March 11, 2022
    Donkey Mill Art Center has received national recognition from Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, and its partner Charter Communications, Inc., with a ”2021-2022 Stand for the Arts Award.” Donkey Mill is one of just 15 organizations nationwide recognized for its support of creative/artistic communities. A check was presented at Donkey Mill’s recent “Convergence” live auction fundraiser. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, March 09, 2022
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the statewide indoor mask requirement will end when the current emergency proclamation related to COVID-19 expires at 11:59 p.m., Mar. 25. “Together, we have reduced COVID-19 in Hawai‘i to the point where most of us will be safe without masks indoors,” said Gov. Ige. “Right now, hospitalizations are trending down. Case counts are falling. We are better at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, March 07, 2022
    The Kona Mountain Coffee shop just off Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway serves 100% Kona Coffee from the Big Island of Hawaii. Barista Bar, Coffee roasted in store, Handmade Gourmet chocolates made in-store and lots of island made treats! 73-4038 Hulikoa Dr Suite 5 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740The farm is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Sunny mornings, rainy afternoons, and the rich volcanic soil makes for ...read more
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    Monday, March 07, 2022
    Hawaiian Airlines is offering Bay Area travelers more convenient options to visit Hawai‘i this summer by bringing back nonstop service between Oakland (OAK) and Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawai‘i, and adding a second daily flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Honolulu (HNL). Hawaiian’s Oakland-Kona service, which the carrier last operated in the summer of 2016, will be available June 15 ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 01, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2022 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that the state is ending the travel quarantine and the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program after the current emergency period ends on Mar. 25. Beginning at 12:01 am, Mar. 26, passengers arriving from domestic points of origin will not have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result. Incoming ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, February 28, 2022
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Japanese Cultural Center of Kona as it's newest member.   BACKGROUND Over one hundred years after the first generation of Japanese immigrants settled on the upland slopes and helped to build a premier coffee industry, a group of Kona residents coalesced to pursue a dream of developing a new Cultural Center to celebrate their ancestral heritage. ...read more
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    Monday, February 28, 2022
    It is with great pride to share that the Goodfellow Bros. Hawaii Division reported zero OSHA recordable injuries in 2021.The Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) is a mathematical calculation used by OSHA to define the number of employees per 100 full-time employees who have been involved in an OSHA recordable injury or illness.“This achievement is a testament to our Hawaii Division’s outstanding ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Gov. David Ige has nominated a Hawai‘i Island engineer, a Kauai real estate leader, a cultural museum vice president, a climate change small business owner, and an active Maui volunteer to serve on the state Board of Land and Natural Resources. All five nominations are subject to Senate confirmation. •Wesley “Kaiwi” Yoon has served on the Land Board since 2019 and is being nominated for a second ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Kama’aina Hale is located in the Kailua Kona village district less than a quarter mile from the Pacific Ocean. For over 40 years, this 128 unit complex has provided safe and peaceful affordable housing for local families. Its convenient location in along with its diverse community makes for an ideal place to call home and experience our unique island lifestyle. Restaurants and stores are within ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Press Release  -  Wendy Laros, the President and CEO at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, was among the 22 chamber executives to graduate on February 4, 2022 from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.). Academy is an interactive 3-day (three year) training program on chamber management essentials designed for today’s ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    January 4, 2022 marked 85 years of member service for HFS Federal Credit Union! The Credit Union was founded on January 4, 1937 and has grown over the years, with much thanks to the Big Island community for their continued trust and support. A momentous occasion such as this one deserves more than just one day of celebration – which is why they’ll be celebrating all year long!  Anniversary Loan ...read more
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    Friday, February 11, 2022
    Hana Like Home Market Debuts at Kona Commons Shopping Center Music, Food, and Interactive Artisan Booths Made for Hawai‘i, in Hawai‘i, by Hawai‘i   KONA, HAWAI`I (February 11, 2022) – Hana Like Home Market will hold its first “Phases” Night Market in Kona on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Kona Commons Shopping Center.   The event, which is free and open to the public, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) Director Doug Simons explained how Hawaiʻi is the world leader in astronomy, and UH’s role in that 50-year legacy, in a February 3 virtual presentation to the UH Board of Regents research and innovation committee. Simons also shared his personal story—how he first became fascinated by astronomy and how it brought him to Hawaiʻi more than three ...read more
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    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    The Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center (HISBDC) recently launched a completely new website where people can register for no-cost business advisory services, whether they want to start a new business or have an existing business. The site also features the success stories of previous clients, location-specific pages for East Hawaiʻi (Hilo) West Hawaʻii (Kailua-Kona), Maui, Oʻahu and Kauaʻi. ...read more
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    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    KAMUELA, HI –Congratulations to ER Tech Linda Benanua who was selected the QNHCH 2021 Employee of the Year at a virtual ceremony. Linda has worked at QNHCH since 2007 and was recognized for her hard work, caring and positive attitude, and her ability to always get the job done. “Linda is an extremely hard worker and we are grateful to have her as part of the QNHCH team,” said Cindy Kamikawa, QNHCH ...read more
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    Monday, February 07, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI`I (February 5, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 is pleased to announce it is a Kūkulu Ola Program award recipient.  The funding will assist La`i`ōpua 2020 in establishing its “Ola ka Lāhui” program where island historians, kūpuna, story tellers and artisans will share their mana‘o with residents and visitors interested in a deeper connection to Hawai`i’s history, arts, and traditions.  These ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, February 07, 2022
    Underwater Cleanups are a Vital Part of Ocean Conservation What types of debris do you see in the water when your diving? Here in Hawaii, the way the ocean currents flow, most ghost gear collects in the Pacific garbage patch, but some spins out and washes ashore. We also find fishing equipment such as nets floating at sea, and regularly we find recreational fishing lines and toxic lead weights ...read more
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    Thursday, February 03, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI`I – La`i`ōpua 2020 (L2020) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kawehi Inaba as its Executive Director.   Inaba, who has worked with L2020 for more than 18 months, is a resident of the ahupua`a of Kohanaiki in Kona. An experienced entrepreneur and business owner, Ms. Inaba founded and operated Mokulele Airlines, which was recognized by OHA in 2003 as the Native Hawaiian Business ...read more
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    Thursday, February 03, 2022
    KAMUELA, HI – The Rehabilitation Services Department at Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is now providing pediatric physical therapy for children from newborn up to age 18 years. Pediatric physical therapy focuses on developing a child’s mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and endurance to be successful at home, in the community and in school. Pediatric physical ...read more
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    Thursday, February 03, 2022
    Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is now providing the COVID-19 preventative medication Evusheld.  Evusheld is a monoclonal antibody that helps prevent COVID-19, and is for people who are not infected but considered at high risk and may not have developed strong antibodies from vaccination, or were unable to be vaccinated.  Examples of high-risk conditions include organ transplant, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 03, 2022
    Kona Commons Unveils Brand Refresh FeaturingHawai`i Artist Siena Baldi’s ImageryIn celebration, the shopping center is giving away multiple $500 shopping sprees  Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i (February 1, 2022) – Kona Commons, West Hawai`i’s “Best Shopping Center” for 11 years, unveiled new, imaginative imagery as part of a brand refresh today.  The shopping center partnered with artist Siena Baldi to ...read more
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    Friday, January 21, 2022
    India TMT personnel training on TMT’s primary mirror polishing technology at Coherent Inc., in December 2021 - Colleagues from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics are being trained on mirror polishing techniques on-site at the Coherent facility in California.Image credit: TMT International Observatory / ITCC The fabrication of TMT’s primary mirror segments at Coherent Inc. in California continues ...read more
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    Friday, November 05, 2021
    ‘We have to commit to bold actions in the next few years’  Press Release HONOLULU, Nov. 5, 2021 – Stressing the urgency of the global effort to slow climate change, Hawaiian Electric has set a goal to cut carbon emissions from power generation 70% by 2030. Cutting emissions from power generation by 70%, compared with 2005 levels, would provide a significant portion of the reduction the entire ...read more
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    Friday, October 01, 2021
    The Best of Everything West Hawaii has to offer as voted by West Hawaii Today readers. Congratulations to all the winners which include over 90 Chamber members!https://printreplica.westhawaiitoday.com?selDate=20210926&goTo=X01&artid=1Attorney – Darl C. Gleed, Attorney- 75-5995 Wailua Rd, Kona     Finalist – Attorney – Law Offices of Kimberly JacksonAuto Body Repair - Auto Body Hawaii – 73-5601 ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 28, 2021
    June 28, 2021  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 25, 2021. As the keynote speaker, he presented relevant information to West Hawaiʻi’s business leaders that included his support for the tourism industry, increasing broadband infrastructure, economic ...read more
    Friday, July 10, 2020
    Dept of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is very pleased to announce the live launch of the Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal site at https://buy.hawaii.gov/.   DBEDT created this portal site to promote the online shopping sites of Hawaii manufacturers, restaurants and farm delivery services. In this first phase, we are promoting the importance of buying local. In later phases we ...read more
    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
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