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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Reciprocal mileage earning and redemption benefits begin Oct. 1   HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced that JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) and HawaiianMiles members will enjoy reciprocal frequent flyer benefits effective Oct. 1 as the carriers grow their comprehensive partnership to offer more value to travelers.   “With access to more than 800 daily flights, we’re ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) today approved the appointments of six members of the community-based Maunakea Management Board (MKMB)-Roberta Chu, Julie Leialoha, Kepā Maly, Alapaki Nahale-a, Doug Simons and Barry Taniguchi.   The Mauna Kea Science Reserve Master Plan, approved by the BOR in June 2000, established MKMB, which is comprised of seven voting members representing ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    The Kilauea eruption disrupted many lives in the Puna community including keiki from Leilani Estates, Nanawale, Kapoho, Pahoa and Volcano.  Camp Laniakea was conceived to allow keiki in the Puna Emergency Shelters to learn, dream, play and explore. Camp Laniakea enrolled approximately 30 students in grades K-12 who resided in the Puna shelter to experience enriching STEM educational experiences ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Education, Community
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII (September 7, 2018) -- Cyanotech® Corporation (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN), a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, is pleased to announce that it has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Cellana LLC to acquire a six-acre production and research facility, known as the Kona Demonstration Facility (KDF), located adjacent to Cyanotech's ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Attention business owners and nonprofits: SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are still available for those who’ve been impacted by the Kilauea Volcano Eruptions, Earthquakes and lava flows in Hawaii County.   Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes may still apply for low-interest loans due to economic injury losses, until the application deadline, which ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    Full Update Posted on September 12, 2018: Photo: U.S. Geological Survey The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Tourism United States and Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau are closely monitoring the Kilauea volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii.Update: On August 17, in light of the reduced activity at Kilauea volcano, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey lowered the Alert ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, September 07, 2018
    HONOLULU — Hawai’i County residents with uninsured or underinsured damage or losses as a result of the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have until Sept. 12, 2018 to register with FEMA for disaster assistance and to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).   Disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance, home repairs and ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, September 07, 2018
    What happens behind-the-scenes when weather models indicate a significant storm is headed toward our shores or the destinations Hawaiian serves? In the case of Hurricane Lane, which reached Category 5 strength before dissipating into a tropical storm in August, our teams in the Hawaiian Airlines Systems Operations Control Center (SOCC) worked around the clock to ensure the safety of our guests ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Hawaii National Park, HI – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is completing emergency repairs and making progress towards reopening parts of the park by 10 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day.  As of August 31st, 32 buildings have been inspected, non-potable water has been restored to nine buildings, and 20 miles of trail have been assessed by the National Park Service geomorphologist. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    Aloha,   Hawai‘i Community College is proud to be an institution of higher learning that is accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).   Accreditation is an important process that helps uphold the quality of the education we deliver.   ACCJC evaluation assures that Hawai‘i CC has clearly defined objectives appropriate to higher education; has ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    By: Suzi Patterson, Communications and Marketing CoordinatorThe Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber member: Mana Artisan Botanics.Mana Artisan Botanics is Hawaii's first wellness-driven hemp company handcrafts phytocannabinoid-rich products for endocannabinoid system support, offering artisanal, whole-plant hemp extracts infused with Hawaiian botanicals  
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, August 27, 2018
    The University of Hawaiʻi invites the public to provide input on the proposed draft of the administrative rules that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea—Chapter 20–26, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules. Testimony may be submitted in four ways up until the end of the last noticed hearing: (1) online at the UH Government Relations website; (2) via email ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy, Education
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    Our strong island roots place the needs of our kama‘āina at the forefront of our mission to be Hawai‘i’s flagship carrier. That’s why earlier this week we were honored to play a role in supporting two local nonprofits working tirelessly to provide disaster relief in Hanalei on Kaua‘i and Puna on the Island of Hawai‘i.   As part of Hawaiian’s launch of all-cargo service between Daniel K. Inouye ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Pam Latinis  NETWORKING—It was all about the power of images and better living through design at the August AfterHours hosted by Kailua-Kona’s Plus Interiors.  The business includes several divisions: Picture Plus, California Closets, The Sliding Door Company and Exotic Woodlines.  Attendees were treated to a zany photo session—complete with their choice of costume ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Pam Latinis  NETWORKING—New Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) members have the opportunity to introduce themselves at AfterHours events by taking the stage and sharing information about their business.   A new member taking the mike at the August pau hana was Justin Wiley with Vivial. The Konawaena graduate said Vivial is a digital marketing company that offers ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    HONOLULU – On August 8, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) was not required to hold a contested case hearing before consenting to a sublease by the University of Hawaii (UH) to TMT International Observatory (TIO) for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Maunakea.   “We are pleased with the Supreme Court’s ...read more
    Categories: Education, Advocacy
    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    Honolulu, HI ~   The public is invited to join in a fundraising initiative to support the victims of the recent torrential rains in Hiroshima Prefecture.   In early July, heavy rains in Hiroshima Prefecture and other western Prefectures caused widespread flooding and landslides, which subsequently damaged homes and businesses and caused the deaths of 101 residents and injuries to 102 residents.  ...read more
    Categories: Aloha
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber members: Steven Hoffman, Magics Beach Grill, Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture dba Donkey Mill Art Center, Big Island Mechanical & Construction LLC and Vivial – Justin Wiley.Steven Hoffman is a new individual Chamber member. Welcome!Magics Beach Grill is a restaurant opening this summer. Their food truck serving now. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    Island of Hawaii (July 30, 2018) - You've seen the wild, crazy and scary headlines. "The Hawaiian Islands are COVERED in molten lava! The island of Hawaii has basically turned into the Real Earth version of Middle Earth's MORDOR! THOUSANDS are fleeing their homes! MASSES of lava have continually POURED ACROSS the island!"We know most of you know that none of the above is true. And that you're ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community
    Friday, July 27, 2018
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Pam Latinis   NETWORKING—ProService Hawaii rolled out the welcome mat to Chamber members upstairs at Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse for the July AfterHours in Kailua-Kona. Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) attendees enjoyed a buffet of pupus and comfy sit-down tables in the open-air banquet room.   Holly DeGeal, senior business development manager of ProService ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Networking
    Friday, July 27, 2018
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Pam Latinis NETWORKING—New Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) members have the opportunity to introduce themselves at AfterHours events by taking the stage and sharing information about their business.  New members taking the mike at the July pau hana included:   Concierge Bookkeeping Billy Mehl says the Kailua-Kona company opened in March 2017 and offers general ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Networking
    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
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Feel free to disseminate this information to anyone you know who has been affected.Information on SBA low-interest disaster loans, contact information for the resource partners for this major Presidential declaration, as well as some links and key points about disaster recovery and programs are available through links below.It is recommended that all residents and businesses impacted register with ...read more
    Categories: Community
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