• News for Economy

    Monday, April 12, 2021
    Free Listing for Hawaii Island Businesses at ShopBigIsland.com! Sign up Now https://bit.ly/2PRSz1s  The Hawaii Island Visitors Bureau has launched a brand new website directory aimed at promoting local businesses to Big Island residents and visitors. Shopbigisland.com offers a hub for shoppers to connect to local businesses by category or geographical area. Free promotional space is available ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    Queens’ MarketPlace is hosting a job fair on behalf of its merchants on April 21st  and 22nd. The job fair will be from 9am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm on both days, and located outdoors in the Coronation Pavilion. Signage will be posted to direct you. Merchants will have booths set up to connect with potential job seekers. Come prepared with a resume and you might just walk away with a job offer.  The ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    Job Fair hours are 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on April 20st & April 21ndhttp://bit.ly/fairmontorchidjobsIf you’d like to join our Fairmont Orchid ‘ohana, we invite you to explore our current job openings: https://careers.accor.com/global/en/united-states-opportunities   ___   Among the positions available. We are looking for an inspiring and engaging Reservations/Revenue ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    For Immediate Release: April 1, 2021HTA Release (21-09)HTA Publishes Community-Based Tourism Management Plan for Hawai‘i IslandHONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) has published the 2021-2023 Hawai‘i Island Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP). It is part of HTA’s strategic vision and continuing efforts to manage tourism in a responsible and regenerative manner. It was developed by ...read more
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    Monday, April 05, 2021
    Seven nonprofit organizations will launch the Hawaii County Emergency Rental Assistance Program with applications being accepted starting at 8 a.m. April 12. The program (ERAP) is funded by the County of Hawaii through federal funding and will provide rent and utility grants to an estimated 3,400 households that income qualify and can prove hardship due to COVI D19 for each month they receive ...read more
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    Monday, March 29, 2021
     HIplan Demo Day on June 12th, 2021 HiPlan invites any/all Hawaii Island Businesses to participate! (only previous HIplan winners are ineligible). We will distribute $6,000 in cash prizes! Submit your entry form with Executive Summary and 2-minute Pitch Video about your business by April 3rd, 2021, 11:59pm. 8 businesses will be chosen from the entries to compete on Demo Day, June 12th, for the ...read more
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    Friday, March 26, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2021Hirono Announces 14 Hawaii Community Health Centers to Receive Nearly $32 Million from American Rescue Plan to Expand COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Access for Underserved Communities WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced that 14 community health centers across Hawaii would receive a total of $31,969,250 from the American Rescue ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    Washington Prime Group to Provide Property Management Services to Keauhou Shopping Center with Commitment to Tenants and CommunityKAILUA-KONA, HI – March 2, 2021 – Washington Prime Group (NYSE: WPG) will provide property management services for Keauhou Shopping Center, owned by Kamehameha Schools, effective March 1, 2021. Washington Prime Group is a well-regarded retail shopping center operator in ...read more
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    Monday, March 01, 2021
    HOLOMUA HAWAII GRANTS $23 MILLION IN AID TO ISLAND BUSINESSES DURING PANDEMIC KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce that $23 million was distributed to local businesses in need at the end of 2020 as part of the Holomua Hawaii grant program. Hawaii County appointed HCFCU as the coordinator to distribute those funds that were provided by the ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel has re-opened and ready to serve you. We are offering renovated Hotel Rooms, Meeting space & Ballrooms. Please let me know if you might need a meeting space for 2021.  Melanie Lucas Senior Catering Sales & Events Manager O 808.331.6932 M 808.345.6657 COURTYARD KING KAMEHAMEHA’S KONA BEACH HOTEL In the heart of Kona at 75-5660 Palani ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (HTDC) - New Chamber Member HTDC is a dynamic state agency responsible for diversifying Hawaii's economy by developing a flourishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. HTDC aims to accelerate the growth of Hawaii's technology industry by providing capital, building infrastructure and developing talent to ...read more
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    Monday, January 25, 2021
    STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSGOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGETO THE THIRTY-FIRST STATE LEGISLATUREMEETING IN JOINT SESSION JANUARY 25, 2021   Thank you, Speaker Saiki, President Kouchi, members of the Legislature, and everyone who is joining us virtually today.   Good morning and aloha.   Twelve months ago, we met in the House Chambers planning for what we thought would be a very bright and promising ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a 15th COVID-19 emergency proclamation that extends and clarifies the statewide mask mandate as agreed to by all four counties and the state. The proclamation states: All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public. The requirements of this statewide mask mandate are set forth in Exhibit J, which will be enforced in ...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 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
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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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