• News for Community

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    HONOLULU — www.altres.com — ALTRES marks its 50th anniversary in 2019 and celebrates by launching a program aimed at helping new, local small businesses. ALTRES announced today the simplicityHR Service Grant program, which provides human resources services for a full calendar year through simplicityHR by ALTRES, Hawaii’s human resources “back office” for more than 2,000 local businesses ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Hōnaunau, Hawai‘i — January 12, 2019 — Blue Zones Project® coordinated a volunteer cleanup of over 75 volunteers to support cleanup efforts at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. This cleanup was prompted by the impacts created by the closure of the park due to the ongoing federal government shutdown.  Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha, Health & Wellness
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Akamai is an internship program open to college students that are residents of Hawai‘i. The program offers college students from Hawai‘i an opportunity to gain a summer work experience at an observatory, company or scientific/technical facility in Hawai‘i in an 8-week program. The program has placements for students from community colleges and four-year universities from a wide range of majors. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, January 14, 2019
    PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii) Executive Director Tina Clothier was honored as one of Kaiser Permanente’s 2018 Honor Roll Champions in their Thriving Schools Honor Roll awards program. She is one of nineteen awardees nationwide, including staff, teachers, youth, parents, community leaders and union leaders. “I humbly accept this award on behalf of our Bike Ed team and our community ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Education
    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
    Friday, January 04, 2019
    The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a program that seeks to develop a skilled STEM workforce to meet the needs of Hawaii's growing high tech industry, is now seeking applications for the Akamai Summer Internship Program.   The Akamai Summer Internship Program offers college students from Hawaii an opportunity to gain summer work experience at an observatory, company or scientific/technical facility ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha, Education
    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    Start the New Year with a superb lineup of films, special guests, intimate coffee talks, Q&As, exhibits and more January 1-9 at the 2019 Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Waimea Film). The festival brings stunning and dramatic imagery to the screen focusing on the themes of ocean experience, ocean environment and island culture.  Find the 2019 program posted online, where you can conveniently purchase ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha
    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    We couldn’t think of a better way to close the year than to make history with ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, the mother tongue of the Hawaiian Islands. On Dec. 21, in conjunction with the second anniversary of our service between Haneda Airport (HND) and Kona International Airport (KOA), our flight and guest services crew hosted the first international Hawaiian language flight.   All guests on flight HA852 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha, Education
    Friday, December 21, 2018
    Gov. David Ige announced plans to implement ‘Ohana Zones and signed a new statewide emergency proclamation designed to assist efforts to provide housing for our community’s most vulnerable members. The emergency proclamation will focus on accelerating the completion of housing projects for individuals and families exiting homelessness. It will also help to expand shelter capacity and access to ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Community, Health & Wellness
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    KAILUA-KONA, HI – Demonstrating compassion and a strong conviction to care for Hawaii Islanders in need, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) raised $24,281 for Hope Services Hawaii, Inc. (HOPE) during HCFCU’s annual “Market Days” events. Market Days occur every October in honor of International Credit Union Week. Event sponsor, Cal-Kona Produce, generously provided fruits and vegetables; ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha
    Monday, December 17, 2018
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Pam Latinis   NETWORKING—It was a full house of 150 at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s (KKCC) holiday AfterHours, which offered attendees the opportunity to dress in swanky attire while networking and feasting on delicious pupus by Foster’s Kitchen and Daylight Mind Coffee Company.   In lieu of an admission fee, attendees donated unwrapped toys and cash to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking, Aloha, Community
    Friday, December 14, 2018
    For the past eight years, TMT has been a proud supporter of GEMS, which continues to celebrate 5th grade girl power with over 300 students spending the day exploring exciting science fields. Thirty Meter Telescope Manager - Hawai'i Community Relations Sandra Dawson, addresses GEMS girls in Kona. TMT Mechanical Engineer Melissa Trubey led three workshops, giving the students an opportunity to ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Education, Community
    Friday, December 14, 2018
    Each year, our Chamber members come to our Holiday AfterHours with gifts in hand to donate to Family Support Hawaiʻi – an organization whose mission is to support families and communities in providing love and care for children. “We are very grateful to the Kona-Kohala Chamber for their generosity,” explains Caleb Milliken, Director of the Fatherhood Initiative with Family Support Hawaiʻi. “These ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking, Aloha, Community
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association awarded seven scholarships Saturday at the Christmas with the Chefs gala on the grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.   Recipients are all local culinary students who volunteered at the event and attend Hawai‘i Community College-Palamanui. They include “George" Vichadach Chotikawan, Thomas Elarco, Lily Frazier, Daine Lagpacan, Alice ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha, 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: Aloha, Community, Chamber, Networking
    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
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Full Update Posted on September 25, 2018: Photo: U.S. Geological Survey September 25, 2018 The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Tourism United States and Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau continue to provide updates to this site following the reduction in volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii. It has now been more than a month since the continuous flow of lava ceased from Kilauea volcano on ...read more
    Categories: Community
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