• News for Chamber

    Monday, May 20, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Lisa Freudenberger  NETWORKING—The coffee was on and there was plenty of conversation at the May AfterHours hosted by Kona Coffee & Tea in Kailua-Kona.  The company marked its 20th anniversary last year and in 2018 was tapped first place winner of the Crown Division of the prestigious Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Contest.  Kona Coffee & Tea has won numerous ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Networking, Community
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Lisa FreudenbergerNETWORKING—New Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) members have the opportunity to introduce themselves at monthly AfterHours events by taking the stage and sharing information about their business.   Five new members took the mike at the May pau hana hosted at Kona Coffee & Tea:  Keith Sisson, chief marketing agent of Mokulele Airlines and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Networking, Aloha
    Sunday, May 19, 2019
    KAILUA-KONA (May 19, 2019)—Leading West Hawaiʻi’s business community, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce recently added a Health & Wellness Committee to a strong line-up of standing committees that support the Board of Directors of this non-profit member organization.Ali‘i Health Center Executive Director Clayton McGhan was appointed as the Chair of the Health & Wellness Committee. He explains, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Health & Wellness
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    NETWORKING—Mahalo to all the players and sponsors who participated in the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, May 10 at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Hualalai Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.  With gorgeous sunshine and perfect weather all day, players enjoyed beautiful views of Hualalai and Maui as they played the course.  Congratulations to the first ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    By: Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing Manager  The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber members: Dowbuilt, Inc., First Island Realty, LLC, The In-Your-Face Coach, MY BAR, Kona Sports Center, Hale Hawaii Design, Malama Kai Foundation, Kona Pride Inc. and Hawaii Masonry and Development Corporation.  Dowbuilt, Inc. is a company of builders and craftsmen dedicated ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, April 19, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Suzi Patterson   NETWORKING—Hawaii Community College—Pālamanui’s open-air campus played host to the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce for its April AfterHours and annual Kuleana Green Business Fair.   Attendees visited the booths of 16 KKCC businesses, all designated as “green” through the Chamber’s Kuleana Green Business program. Launched in 2006, the program lauds ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Sustainability, Aloha, Community, Networking
    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Sustainable businesses gathered to share their expertise in green business practices and environmental stewardship at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Annual Kuleana Green Business Fair on Wednesday, April 17. The fair took place at the Chamber’s monthly networking event, AfterHours, which was hosted by Hawaiʻi Community College — Pālamanui. The Kuleana Green ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Sustainability, Chamber, Networking
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    By: Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing Manager  The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber members: Paradise Automotive Inc., Poolside in Paradise LLC, Pipe Sharks LLC, Alano Club, CarbonBuddy, TSA (Transportation Security Administration), Kona Shoji Design, Sunrise Shading, Painpod USA, LLC, Sayre Public Relations, LLC, Conrey’s Appliance Service, Alaska Airlines, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking, Community
    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    NETWORKING—The Regency at Hualalai in Kailua-Kona hosted the first AfterHours for 2019. Organized activities included tours of the facility’s studio, one and two-bedroom apartments; the newly refurbished pool and interacting with Regency residents—including 98-year-old Bob.  Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) attendees enjoyed a hot and cold pupu buffet provided by the Regency’s culinary ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    NETWORKING—New Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) members have the opportunity to introduce themselves at monthly AfterHours events by taking the stage and sharing information about their business. Three new members took the mike at the January pau hana:   A native of Missouri, Laura Roberts of Dread Pirate Pottery has a bachelor’s degree in fine art focusing on ceramics and sculpture. Her ...read more
    Categories: Networking, Chamber
    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    ADVOCACY - Chambers from across the State of Hawaiʻi converged on the Capitol for Chamber Week – a week-long series of events designed to encourage chambers of commerce and their members to become more involved in the legislative process plus provide the opportunity to meet legislators. Headed by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi (COCHI), chambers from Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Kauai and Oahu joined ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Chamber of Commerce executives and board leaders from across the state of Hawai‘i headed to the state Capitol on Wednesday, January 9 for a Chamber Week proclamation ceremony with Governor David Ige. Included in the ceremony were the Chamber executives from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Maui Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Advocacy, Chamber, Networking
    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: Aloha, Community, Chamber, 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
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