• News for Chamber

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The public is invited to AfterHours, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking event. This month, AfterHours will feature the inaugural Health & Wellness Expo. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18 and will be hosted by Hospice of Kona at their main office, located at 75-5925 Walua Rd. #101 in Kailua-Kona.Talk story with Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking
    Monday, August 26, 2019
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization with over 500 member businesses and organizations in the Kona and Kohala districts on the West side of the island of Hawaiʻi. Since 1968, our organization has existed to provide a strong united voice dedicated to strengthening our local economy and promoting our community. We stand together in support of astronomy, science, culture ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Economy, Chamber
    Friday, August 23, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Seth Feldman NETWORKING—Against the backdrop of a setting sun and commuter terminal traffic, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) August AfterHours was on schedule for non-stop networking and noshing. Pupus by The Feeding Leaf were enjoyed accompanied by the guitar and vocal stylings of Sonny Lim. The silverware, plates, cups and other products were donated by ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Networking
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    At July's Afterhours event, we enjoyed a delicious spread of summer pupus from Humpy's while talking story with Chamber member businesses from all across West Hawai‘i. A big mahalo to ProService for hosting this wonderful event!   Board members Pam Latinis and Dennis Boyd thank ProService’s Senior Business Development Manager Holly DeGeal and her team for hosting this Afterhours event!​Ashlyn ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Networking, Aloha, Community
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Whether you need to add a full-time employee to your core team, supplement your workforce for a temporary project, or outsource your payroll to a trusted provider, ALTRES is here to help. For over 50 years, we’ve been providing local businesses, like yours, with all their staffing, recruiting, and HR outsourcing needs.   “Our goal has always been to make business simple for our clients,” says ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber members: Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty - Leo Dodier, Hawaii Petroleum, Alpha Electric Supply Company and Tante's Restaurant, Inc.  Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties - Renèe H. Kraft offers buyer and seller real estate services along Kailua-Kona and the Kohala Coast. They are a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) Pualu Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and/or non-profit organizations that exemplify a commitment to the improvement and advancement of our community. Winners, across five categories, were recognized at the recent KKCC annual Membership and Installation Luncheon at the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.  “This year’s categories ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Networking, Sustainability
    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: Community, Aloha, Chamber, Networking
    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
    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: Chamber, Networking, Community, Sustainability, Aloha
    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    By Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing ManagerPhotos by Pam Latinis, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty  NETWORKING—Makani Golf Club gave AfterHours attendees the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery of their golf course this month.  Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) attendees enjoyed sushi pupus as they networked and enjoyed the atmosphere of the golf course. Also ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Aloha, Networking
    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: Networking, Chamber
    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: Chamber, Networking, Aloha, Community
    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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