• News for Community

    Sunday, July 14, 2019
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will begin the week of July 15, 2019.  The State Department of Transportation announced that Mauna Kea Access Road will be closed and there could be lane and other road closures associated with large equipment movement beginning July 15. In ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy, Economy
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    The Kealakehe and Waimea greenwaste sites are closing until further notice.  The reason is because the greenwaste at these sites is taken to the West Hawaiʻi Organics Facility in Waikoloa, which is closed due to heavy smoke caused by a fire.     When the West Hawaiʻi Organics Facility is safe to reopen, the Kealakehe and Waimea greenwaste sites will reopen.    Residents and commercial ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    This business plan competition is open to individuals or groups (for-profit or non-profit) whose business plan focuses on developing startup or expanding a business based on Hawaiʻi Island.   The purpose of the Competition is to stimulate development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Hawaiʻi Island. The competition encourages contestants to develop or refine their business plans towards ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    Kailua-Kona, HI — Hospice of Kona is pleased to partner with Ohana Fuels on its “Fuel up. Do good.” program during the third quarter of 2019.  As a beneficiary of this important program, Hospice of Kona will receive a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline purchased at all 11 Ohana Fuels stations on Hawaii Island from July through September 2019.  Hospice of Kona provides ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Barbara Welsh has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry.  She started as a federal examiner in San Francisco in 1984 with the Federal Home Loan Bank of California.  In her move to Hawaii in 1989, she changed course and began originating mortgage loans for Big Island borrowers. In October 2004, she launched APEX Mortgage LLC and has helped over 1,000 families obtain mortgage ...read more
    Categories: 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
    FUKUOKA – Hawaiian Airlines is now offering ticket sales for new nonstop service between Fukuoka, Japan and Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Starting Nov. 26, the airline will operate four weekly flights between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on O‘ahu and Fukuoka Airport (FUK) on the island of Kyushu. “We appreciate the overwhelming support we have received throughout Fukuoka for our ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    Hilo, Hawai‘i ––Waiākeawaena Elementary School recently became the 100th Blue Zones Project Approved® worksite in Hawai‘i, joining a growing list of organizations that have made changes to their work environment to prioritize the health and well-being of their employees.  Blue Zones Project® is brought to Hawai‘i by Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) with a goal to make healthy choices ...read more
    Categories: Health & Wellness, Community
    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, June 10, 2019
    Kailua-Kona, HI: Jacob Burrill, President of Burrill CPA Tax and Accounting received the US Small Business Administration’s 2019 Award for Hawaii Island Small Business Advocate for Financial Services in Honolulu on Friday, May 3rd at the Prince Hotel in Waikiki. Located at 75-1000 Henry St. STE 206 in Kailua-Kona, the Burrill CPA firm offers full-service accounting and consulting for businesses, ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Networking, Community
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Kahalu‘u Bay, a small, 4.2-acre county park, attracts more that 400,000 visitors a year to enjoy its calm, clear waters and vibrant, colorful reef ecosystem. Like many coral reefs in Hawai‘i, this special place is facing many threats. Research confirms that chemicals found in most sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, are contributing to coral decline. These chemicals affect coral growth ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Sustainability
    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
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    On March 15, 2019, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce invited the Hawaiʻi County Leadership to a luncheon focused on connecting the business community to the County. A panel of department heads along with Mayor Kim gave the audience an update on their activities and plans. The Chamber generated a list of questions for the panelists and audience members were encouraged to submit questions as well. ...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: 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
    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
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