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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    A partnership that formed nearly two decades ago to create a true Hawaiian variety coffee has much to celebrate. While terms like varieties, cultivars and mutations mean much more to coffee connoisseurs than the everyday coffee drinker, these terms define the product in the worldwide coffee industry. The introduction of this new Hawaiian varietal, aptly named Mamo, will not only garner attention ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community
    Friday, November 09, 2018
    HawCC-Palamanui will be offering four (4) of the six (6) pre-requisite classes for a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Business in the Spring.  These classes can be used as elective credits to streamline the transfer process of Palamanui graduates to either UHWest Oahu (Distance Learning) for a BA in:  General Business Administration;  Business Administration Accounting; Business Administration ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Coffee farmers who developed a new way to enjoy coffee are savoring the sweet taste of success after creating a buzz among the judges of a countywide entrepreneurial competition.  Big Island Coffee Roasters was named the 2018 winners of the HIplan Hawaii Island Business Plan Competition at the conclusion of the final round of the program held Saturday, Oct. 26 at UH-Hilo. The husband and wife ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    This month in Hawaiian Airlines’ history: we became one of the first commercial carriers in the world to install blended winglets on the Boeing 767.   In October 2009, Aircraft 587 was flown to the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, where it underwent a month-long surgery to install 11-foot attachments to the ends of its aluminum wings.   The new attachments played a big role in improving ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha, Sustainability
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    KAILUA-KONA, HI — Thousands of students returning to school after their fall break are still enjoying their backpacks, notebooks, writing tools and more, collected by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU), Pacific Media Group and Hawaii Island United Way during theKako’o I Na Keiki Back To School Supply Drive. More than 7,200 items were donated to 30 elementary schools across Hawaii ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Education, Community
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Gov. David Ige and leaders of the University of Hawai‘i (UH), the Dept. of the Attorney General (AG) and the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) thanked the Hawai‘i Supreme Court for its thorough review of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea, and the decision that was handed down today.   “The high court reviewed thousands of pages of documents and testimony over many years, so it’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy, Education
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    November 17th 2018 Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Tiki Festival to be held on Saturday, Nov 17th at Don's Mai Tai Bar at Royal Kona Resort - 3 PM onwards...... Big Island's own celebrity artist Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker with entertainer Kozy "The Magician" will be your hosts for the event. Legendary local Tiki Artists Dennis Mathewson, Rockwood, Jacob Medina, Kevin Murray and more will be ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    By Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing Manager Photos by Pam Latinis   NETWORKING—Access Information Protected opened their doors and transformed their outdoor area into a festive atmosphere for AfterHours attendees this month. Guests also enjoyed tours of their record center.   Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) attendees were served delicious pupus as they networked and enjoyed the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Networking
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    By Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing Manager Photo by Pam Latinis   NETWORKING—Access Information Protected opened their doors and transformed their outdoor area into a festive atmosphere for AfterHours attendees this month. Guests also enjoyed tours of their record center.   Two new businesses were welcomed into the Chamber by ALTRES Staffing’s Michelle Conrey, chair of KKCC’s Membership ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Networking
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    The Hawaii Supreme Court, by majority decision, today issued its opinion affirming the Board of Land & Natural Resource's decision to issue a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Maunakea.   Henry Yang, Chair, TMT International Observatory Board of Governors, issued the following statement in response to the news:   "On behalf of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy, Education
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    WAIKOLOA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND —The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) enjoyed an evening with friends, colleagues and the community to celebrate a half-century of business advocacy at its 50th Anniversary Gala at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort on Saturday, Oct. 27.  "We are very grateful to our Chamber members, sponsors and community leaders who joined us for this meaningful occasion,” states ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking, Aloha, Community
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Island of Hawaii - The island of Hawaii has been recognized as the number one destination in the world for "Best Winter Vacations" this year, according to travelers and editors of U.S. News & World Report. The youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands, the island of Hawaii tops the list of 20 global destinations.   In addition, the island of Hawaii has been recognized on U.S. News & World ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Maunakea, Hawaii  – A Caltech-led team of researchers, with the help of W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii, has observed the peculiar death of a massive star that exploded in a surprisingly faint and rapidly fading supernova.   These observations suggest that the star has an unseen companion, gravitationally siphoning away the star’s mass to leave behind a stripped star that exploded in ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    By: Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing ManagerThe Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber member: Hawaii Medical Interpretation & Medical Assistance Inc., PFI Rubbish Service Inc., Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island, Lokahi Properties, KONA Ambulatory Surgery Center LLC, The Spoon Shop LLC and Mauna Kea Fund.Hawaii Medical Interpretation & Medical Assistance Inc. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Networking
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Minoo Elison, Principal Broker/Owner of Connect Hawaii has just signed on as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2018 Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Summit. Elison’s mission is to build wealth through homeownership and strengthen communities through investments to Hawaii-based non-profits. The Summit, with the theme of “Courage to Dream: Rise to the Challenge”, will be held October 19th, 2018, 7:30 AM – ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    As Hawai‘i’s hometown carrier, it’s our kuleana (responsibility and privilege) to serve as ambassadors of the Islands to those who visit our shores. From the moment our guests check in for their flight and are greeted by a member of our Hawaiian Airlines ‘ohana, mea ho'okipa (I am host), our signature hospitality, welcomes them and provides a primer in celebrating our culture of Aloha.   Our ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Adaptive optics (AO) measures and then corrects the atmospheric turbulence using a deformable mirror that changes shape 1,000 times per second. Initially, AO relied on the light of a star that was both bright and close to the target celestial object. But there are only enough bright stars to allow AO correction in about one percent of the sky. In response, astronomers developed Laser Guide Star ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Saturday, June 30, 2018
    HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Pūalu Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and/or non-profit organizations that exemplify a commitment to the improvement and advancement of our community. Winners, one in each of six categories, were recognized at the recent KKCC annual Installation Banquet and Membership Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.  “We appreciate everyone ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
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