• News for Community

    Sunday, August 09, 2020
    T-shirt fundraiser supports Kona Historical Society, celebrates ranching - Order yours before Aug. 26. For a limited time, cowboys and cowboys at heart can add a stylish new shirt celebrating history to their wardrobe while supporting Kona Historical Society. by Kona Historical Society Board President Lisa Greenwell Hummel, this unique shirt shows some of the brands that were registered in 1856 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Sunday, August 09, 2020
    Unprecedented Observations Shine Light On A Compact Star’s Final Moments Maunakea, Hawaii – Most of the calcium in the universe, including the very calcium in our teeth and bones, was created in the last gasp of dying stars. Called “calcium-rich supernovae,” these stellar explosions are so rare that astrophysicists have struggled to find and subsequently study them. The nature of these ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    KAILUA KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Robyn Naihe from Support Services Coordinator to Support Services Manager. Robyn has been with HCFCU for fourteen years and will be responsible for all Support Services department functions including ATM, ACH/EFT and Share Draft. “Robyn’s experience in support services and operations made her ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, July 31, 2020
    For Immediate ReleaseKONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NAMES NEW CEO July 30, 2020 - Kealakekua, Hawaii – James “Jim” Lee has been appointed the new Regional CEO of Kona Community Hospital starting August 10, the organization announced today. Lee will oversee operations and management of the 94-bed, full-service acute care hospital, which employs 540 staff members and 100 medical providers. Lee served ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, July 31, 2020
    Making sure they’re readyFULL LIFE PROVIDES DOZENS OF CLIENTS WITH DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KITS BY LAURA RUMINSKI WEST HAWAII TODAY lruminski@westhawaiitoday.com Full Life, a Hawaii Island nonprofit dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities lead happy, productive and self-directed lives, recently provided dozens of clients with a disaster preparedness kit amid the threat of ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, July 31, 2020
    For Immediate ReleaseHTA Release (20-125) HTA Issues Request for Proposals for Writers of Oahu and Maui NuiDestination Management Action Plans HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) for writers – one for the Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP) for Oahu (RFP No. 21-07) and the other for Maui Nui, comprising the ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    Come one, come all Hawaii Island Entrepreneurs The Hawaii Island Business Plan Competition is coming! Your chance to win $25,000 Grand Prize to support your business (or non-profit).  Along the way you'll upgrade your business plan with advice from our world-class mentors and judges and increase your business's  chances for success.  HIplan 2020 will be a 3-round competition with virtual ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION MARKS ONE-YEAR IN HILO WITH SAFE, FUN DRIVE-THRU CELEBRATION   HILO, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s Hilo Branch welcomed more than 600 people on Saturday, June 25, when the credit union celebrated its first anniversary with a drive-thru celebration offering giveaways and free bentos to-go at its Aupuni Street location. The credit union’s Hilo ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Topic: China Post – Unmarked seed packets Unmarked seed packets are arriving in mailboxes around the United States with no explanation or reason, and with a return address in China. The package bears the name "China Post" and may be labeled as jewelry, small electronics, or some other item.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is actively encouraging recipients not to plant the ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Last Stone Oven Bake of the Summer is July 30 Kona Historical Society taking baking break to create more education programming  Kona Historical Society is temporarily closing its Portuguese Stone Oven Baking Program until further notice. The last bake of the summer will take place this Thursday, July 30, and the Society apologizes for any disappointment or inconveniences this break causes. The ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    HMSA wins award for virtual care during pandemic The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) was awarded the Pandemic Acceleration and Activation Award from national telehealth leader Amwell. This award recognizes organizations for their agile and swift virtual responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. HMSA was recognized for its ability to rapidly scale its virtual care platform, HMSA’s Online ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, July 24, 2020
    Paying It Forward and Velofix to provide free bike repair services for studentsIt’s hard to imagine that after all these months, kids may soon return to school in August receiving instruction selected from a variety of learning models outlined in the State Department of Education’s reopening plan announced earlier this month. For parents, that leaves just about a week to fill out necessary ...read more
    Categories: Community
    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 08, 2020
    Kona Historical Society gets $15K to help with operations Funding was provided as part of the federal CARES Act of 2020 The Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities have taken action to generously aid local nonprofits, including the Kona Historical Society, during the current pandemic. Kona Historical Society is overjoyed to receive a $15,000 grant award to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Friday, June 26, 2020
    Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii Island (VASH) Donates Masks to First Responders[Hawaii Island, June, 2020] – With a $2,700 grant from Hawaii Tourism Authority, VASH Hawaii Island has made and distributed 500 masks across the island to police officers and 160 to other non-profits.  All masks were created with specs provided by Kaiser Permanente and made by volunteer seamstresses around the island. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    New Name for Friends of NELHA: Keahole Center for Sustainability  Keahole-Kona, Hawai‘i Island —The nonprofit that provides guided, public tours at NELHA’s Hawai‘i Ocean and Science Technology Park is rebranding with a new name and vision.  The Friends of NELHA, also known as FON, has rebranded as the Keahole Center for Sustainability (KCS).  Founded as the Friends of NELHA in 2001, the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 11, 2020
    Kona Historical Society Set to Reopen a Popular Outdoor ProgramWeekly baking at the Portuguese Stone Oven begins June 18 Kona Historical Society has established a plan for reopening in stages, beginning with the relaunch of its Portuguese Stone Oven Baking Program. The Society is excited to welcome back the general public to this popular program with modifications and the implementation of ...read more
    Categories: Community
    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
    Friday, May 29, 2020
    The Mold Doctors, LLC now offering Disinfecting and Sanitizing services. The Mold Doctors, LLC, have extended their expert Mold Remediation and Water Restoration services to include a complete and thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting treatment process. As outlined by the CDC, cleaning and disinfecting is an important part of reopening public spaces. Our new service is highly effective ...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
    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: Community, Chamber
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