• News for Economy

    Tuesday, May 14, 2024
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, April 15, 2024
    Welcome new Chamber member Big Island Commercial Properties. Commercial real estate in Kona & West Hawaii. Real estate by investors, for investors.YOUR BUSINESS IS OUR BUSINESS With a focus on professional, commercial real estate property management, we help commercial property owners in West Hawaii maintain their investment, help future and current commercial property investors buy and sell ...read more
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    Monday, March 25, 2024
    Rapid Rewards Members should act fast to take advantage of this limited-time promotional offer Mar 25, 2024DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the return of its Companion Pass® promotion. The airline's Companion Pass allows Rapid Rewards® Members to designate one person to fly with them for free 1every time the Customer purchases or redeems points for a flight. "We know the ...read more
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    Thursday, March 14, 2024
    Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union Announces David Yap as Information Systems Manager Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU), a leading financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, proudly announces the promotion of David Yap to Information Systems Manager. Yap began his journey with HCFCU as an intern in 2016 and has served in several roles ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2024
    Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU), a trusted financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, is proud to announce the appointment of Scot Yoshimura to its Board of Directors. A 1986 graduate of Konawaena High School, Scot earned his associate degree in architectural drafting from Hawaii Community College and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, January 29, 2024
    Alaska Airlines creates Hawai‘i Community Advisory Board to deepen local ties New advisory board will enable a stronger connection with Hawai‘i communities HONOLULU — In an effort to continue cultivating a deep and enduring relationship with local Hawai‘i communities, Alaska Airlines announced today the establishment of the Hawaiʻi Community Advisory Board (HICAB). The HICAB will support ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Friday, January 19, 2024
    Returning Shopping Carts Shopping carts keep disappearing from stores. They end up on our streets, cause a visual blight and frustrate retailers. Each time a supermarket or store has a shopping cart stolen or damaged it’s out at least $100. Nationwide this equates to several hundred million dollars annually. Removing a shopping cart from a place of business is theft. If you see an abandoned ...read more
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    Friday, January 19, 2024
    KAMUELA, HI - Community leaders, board members, physicians, health care executives, and front line staff gathered today on the front lawn of Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital to celebrate 10 years as part of The Queen’s Health System. An agreement was signed between The Queen’s Health System and North Hawai’i Community Hospital on January 15, 2014. Since then, Queen’s North Hawai’i ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    STATE AIRPORT PARKING RATES EFFECTIVE FEB. 1, 2024 New maximum daily charge for parking at OGG, KOA, ITO, and LIH will be $24; monthly rate to increase to $189 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the following changes in parking rates for Kahului Airport (OGG), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA), Hilo International Airport (ITO), and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) a leading financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, is proud to introduce Craig Bisgard as the new Branch Manager for its Kaloko branch. Bringing a wealth of experience in property management, finance, and community service, Bisgard is poised to lead the branch into a phase of growth and enhanced service for its ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    By Laura Ruminski West Hawaii Today lruminski@westhawaiitoday.com Thursday, January 18, 2024, 12:05 a.m. Businesses at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority and the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park at Keahole Point contributed over $90 million to Hawaii’s economy in 2022, according to a University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization analysis. The report found the total ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    Welcome to Rocket Mortgage Robin Wolcott, Executive Loan Officer Serving Hawaii residents, real estate agents, homeowners, and buyers with mortgage loans and solutions in buying real estate in Hawaii "With 20 years in lending under my belt, you might think I'm just an Executive Loan Officer, helping buyers and homeowners find the perfect fit in financial tools to achieve their goals. But what I ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2024
    Welcome to new chamber member BI Digital Marketing.   Grow Your Island Business with BI Digital Marketing. Get your business found online, attract and engage more customers and keep them coming back with digital marketing.You’re busy running your business.We can help you grow it.We are a digital marketing agency based in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. With over 25 years experience helping retail, tourism ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2024
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Lakeside Architecture http://www.lakesidearchitecture.net Located in Downtown Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Satellite location in Kailua-Kona HIExperience:Residential: – Low-Income Homes,Developments – Custom Dwellings – Bandominiums – Cabins – Cottages – Communities – Tiny HomesMulti-Family; – Duplexes – ApartmentsCommercial: – New Construction – ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2024
    What makes Hawai‘i unique in all the world from other destinations isn’t just its natural beauty — which you’ve likely seen even if you’ve never visited — but also the deep history, traditions, skills, art, food, dance and language of its indigenous Hawaiian culture. Each of Hawai‘i’s eight islands has its own distinct identity, traditions, events, festivals and celebrations that continue to be ...read more
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    Friday, December 22, 2023
    CSO dome gutted and set to be dismantled this coming spring. Removal of the 34-foot diameter telescope inside the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Maunakea is complete and deconstruction of the dome is set to begin in spring. The final phase of the decommissioning process is expected to be completed by summer 2024 and will cost CSO more than $4 million. CSO is the first observatory to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy, Education
    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) a leading financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, proudly announces the appointment of Romeo ‘Romy’ Coronel as its new Executive Vice President of Information Systems. With over 35 years of IT leadership experience, Coronel joins HCFCU to drive technological advancements and innovation. Prior to this role, ...read more
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    Monday, November 27, 2023
    Congratulations Joseph Burns HISBDC State DirectorJoseph (Joe) Burns is our new Hawaiʻi SBDC State Director, effective December 1, 2023. Joe joined HISBDC in 2010 as the Oʻahu Center Director and became the Interim State Director in 2022. Under his leadership, HISBDC strives to expand its outreach, services, and effectiveness in working with Hawaiʻi business clients to start, grow, and thrive. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy, Education
    Monday, November 27, 2023
    ​Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) a leading financial institution serving the communities of Hawaii Island, is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel ‘Manny’ Ramirez as its newest Branch Manager. Ramirez, a seasoned professional with a master's in business administration from California State University at Monterey Bay and a valid license with the Nationwide ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, November 13, 2023
    New Member - Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. We have club activities, social events, and volunteer projects that offer networking opportunities that build personal and professional connections while at the same time serving the community. And Rotarians can extend those networks ...read more
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    Monday, November 13, 2023
    Welcome New Member Assurance Case Management, Inc.   Assurance Nurse Case ManagementSimplifies injured worker claims.We assist you in the process of moving your injured worker towards medical stability and return to work. We handle your injured worker claims with the same level of care and attention as if they were our own.At Assurance Nurse Case Management, we offer the capabilities and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economy
    Wednesday, November 01, 2023
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    Tuesday, October 03, 2023
    HCFCU Welcomes Ronald Ibarra as New Board Member Kailua-Kona, HI – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) a leading financial institution serving the community of Hawaii Island, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ronald Ibarra as the newest member of its board of directors. Ibarra brings a wealth of experience and a distinguished career that spans over decades of public service ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Tuesday, October 03, 2023
    Kailua-Kona, HI – The Board of Directors at Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is delighted to announce two new appointments to their leadership teams. Cheryl Weaver will be joining the Board of Directors, filling a vacancy left by former Board Chair Dwight Manago. Additionally, the board has approved Lee Minor as the newest member of the supervisory committee. Weaver brings nearly 40 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Friday, September 22, 2023
    HCFCU and Ka‘analike Partner to Collect Donations, Raise Over $12KKailua-Kona, HI – In response to the devastating wildfires that swept through Maui on August 8, 2023, two organizations on Hawai‘i Island partnered up and answered the call for help. Nālani Freitas, chair of nonprofit organization Ka‘analike; and Nellie Medeiros, Corporate Development & Marketing Manager of Hawaii Community Federal ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, September 18, 2023
    Welcome to new chamber member - Kukui IT Their goal is to provide their customers with the best service at the lowest possible cost. In addition, they protect your business with our enterprise-class security. Our services start at only $199/mo.kukuiit.comABOUT US: Kukui's world-class team has built some of the most advanced real estate technology available on the market. Since 1996 we have ...read more
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    Thursday, September 07, 2023
     HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will restart service between Tokyo's Haneda Airport (HND) and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA), operating three flights Oct. 29. through Nov. 4 before restarting regular weekly service on Nov. 22. The airline will gradually return to its original thrice-weekly schedule in March 2024."We're very pleased to bring back our convenient ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Tuesday, September 05, 2023
    All-In-One Payroll & HR For over 25 years HR HAWAII has been helping companies reduce their labor costs & stay competitive. Offering a variety of options to meet the unique needs and budgets of Hawaii’s small to medium-sized businesses, HR HAWAII provides a reliable and affordable solution for outsourced Payroll & HR services. From affordable employee health insurance to work comp claims ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 30, 2023
    KAMUELA, HI - Dr. Darin Wright, an ear, nose and throat specialist and member of the Queen’s University Medical Group, has joined the team at Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital. Dr. Wright received his medical degree from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at The ...read more
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    Thursday, August 24, 2023
    Welcome to new chamber memberOmegaNet Inc BUILDING BRANDS BOOSTING SALES Your First Step To Better B2B SellingB2B ECOMMERCE Simply stated, WE INCREASE YOUR SALES! With OmegaNet you have ONE COMPANY that is knowledgeable and experienced in marketing/promotion in the Gift and Home industry, while being professional at web design, web software and E-Marketing and even print advertising. Since ...read more
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    Friday, August 11, 2023
    By MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Friday, August 11, 2023, 12:05 a.m.https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2023/08/11/hawaii-news/two-maunakea-telescopes-to-begin-dismantling-process/ The decommissioning of a pair of Maunakea observatories is imminent. During a Thursday meeting of the Board of the Maunakea Stewardship and Oversight Authority, Greg Chun, director of the University of ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 02, 2023
    THE QUEEN’S HEALTH SYSTEM ANNOUNCES LAND PURCHASE IN WEST HAWAII BUSINESS PARK The 31.15-acre parcel will be developed to increase access to health care services on Hawai‘i Island HONOLULU (August 2, 2023) The Queen’s Health System and Lanihau Properties, LLC jointly announced today that Queen’s has acquired a 31.15-acre parcel of land at Honokōhau Nui (West Hawai‘i Business Park) in ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2023
    Welcome New Member - The ERC GroupMore COVID RELIEF FUNDS are available from the Government.Were you affected by COVID-19?Do you have W2 employees?Did you apply for your PPP?Did you apply for ERC?You were forced to close and limit your business and you were given 2 choices: PPP or ERC? Now you can have… BOTH!  The ERC Program is not a loan, no repayment and forgiveness required.  (get your money ...read more
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    Monday, July 10, 2023
    Welcome New Chamber Member Hilary Drees USA MortgageGet ready to get approved! It’s easy to get prepared for your application. Depending on your unique financial situation, there are several documents you might need when applying for a home loan. It’s a good idea to start prepping your financial documents before you start to ensure a smooth application process. Here is a list of the most common ...read more
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    Monday, July 03, 2023
    Welcome new Chamber Member Kona Container Guy Move with Hawai'is Leading Service ProviderSave $ on Monthly Promotion.WHY CHOOSE US We're a local family owned, residential relocation service provider. In 2001, we expanded our shipping services to include personally owned goods, personally owned vehicles and oversized cargo. Since then, our hands on approach to providing in-house services, ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2023
    Welcome to new chamber member BottomLine Concepts Let them help you, Get Your ERC Stimulus CheckReceive up to $26,000 per W2 employee. Claim Your Employee Retention Credit.The #1 Rated ERC FirmERC is a free stimulus program from the US Government (CARES Act)Average refund is $200k per application. No limit on funding.Our expert firm specializes in the ERC filing process.Qualify for ERC in just 5 ...read more
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    Thursday, April 20, 2023
    Director Hilton Lewis to Step DownRich Matsuda to Serve as Interim Director UC’s Bruce Macintosh and Caltech’s Lynne Hillenbrand to Co-chair Search Committee for New Director Kamuela, Hawaiʻi, April 20, 2023 – The Board of Directors for the California Association for Research in Astronomy (CARA) today announced W. M. Keck Observatory Director Hilton Lewis will step down effective May 30, ...read more
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    Monday, October 31, 2022
    The state is proposing the first-ever rules for viewing the creatures at two popular spots off the Kona Coast By Christie Wilsoncwilson@staradvertiser.com Tours offering close encounters with manta rays have become a must-do activity for many Hawaii visitors, especially at two sites off the Kona Coast where vessels deposit hundreds of snorkelers and scuba divers nightly to observe the graceful ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 02, 2022
    The Hawaii Island Humane Society Receives $1.5 Million Grant From The Bob & Renee Parsons FoundationFunds will Support Construction Efforts to Complete the Anne Barasch Ryan Animal Hospital Hawaii (August 1, 2022) – The Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS) – a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization – was awarded a $1.5 million grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to support final ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    KAILUA-KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is honored to be named one of the best credit unions in Hawaii on the Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions for 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. HCFCU was one of just five Hawaii-based credit unions to receive the ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    On Friday, June 17, Pacific Business News hosted its Hawaii Island Means Business panel event to touch on some of the successes and setbacks affecting the Big Isle business community. Hosted in-person — for the first time since 2019 — at the Fairmont Orchid in Waimea, the discussion was moderated by A. Kam Napier, Pacific Business News’ editor-in-chief, and featured five panelists including Ross ...read more
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    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
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    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Hawaiʻi County General Plan 2040 UpdateSummary of Public Comment and Revised Timeline   The Planning Department appreciates the communities and stakeholders that were part of the robust public outreach in 2019 on the Hawaiʻi County General Plan 2040 Update. A variety of community engagement activities produced valuable input that is actively shaping the next draft. Later this year Planning ...read more
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    Monday, February 24, 2020
    Inspiration, Celebration and Success at the 15th Annual Living & Design Expo KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND— Dedicated to providing a successful business environment in West Hawaiʻi, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce held its annual Living & Design Expo at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay this past weekend. With over 40 exhibitors under one roof, attendees found resources to build a ...read more
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