• News for Economy

    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Now more than ever Shop & Support Local Keauhou Shopping Center remains open and operating, so essential business can continue to serve the community; however, some of these businesses are taking additional steps to reduce operating hours or close entirely.  We will update this page frequently, but we also recommend you confirm hours with any restaurant or retailer you plan to visit. As ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Hotel DealThe Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Hawaii Resident Special Kama'aina Offer  Need to Know Enjoy savings of up to 50% off Best Available Rate Plus complimentary self parking and resort charge Promotional Code: LPR Promo Code applied when you book offer. Reference code when calling. Valid through: November 23, 2021 Description Special Kama'aina rates for Hawaii residents At The Westin ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Celebrate Mauna Lani Moments and Enjoy Your 4th Night on Us Explore our private 32-acre oceanfront retreat and enjoy unforgettable moments together as you snorkel among manta rays, hike historic trails, and immerse yourself in the warmth of traditional Hawaiian culture.Call 1-800-367-2323Package includes complimentary access to children's programs and cultural activitiesA minimum four-night stay ...read more
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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    Our Fresh Feast CSA is a unique Big Island offering. Adaptations grows its own certified organic crops on two farms. Veggies, herbs and fruit grow on our 7.5 acre farm in Honaunau and coffee and veggies grow on our one acre farm in Captain Cook. We also source island grown crops from over 100 other growers on the island. In fact, if you have extra fruit or veggies in your garden, consider selling ...read more
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    Friday, December 18, 2020
    Governor Ige issues 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, reducing quarantine period for travelers into and within Hawai‘i   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2020 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation reducing the state’s mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to 10 days. The new policy takes ...read more
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    Friday, December 18, 2020
    HIEDB Initiates Aloha Connects Innovation Initiative On Hawaii IslandWorked With 35 Host Companies To Hire COVID Displaced Workers  The Aloha Connects Innovation, a new initiative led by the Economic Alliance of Hawaii (EDAH) and the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board (HIEDB), to nurture and grow knowledge-based work opportunities in Hawaii and fuel emerging industries and innovation sectors ...read more
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    Friday, December 18, 2020
    As Hawaii starts to reopen here is a free guide from ALTRES StaffingInterview Guideline to Lawful and Unlawful Inquiries Job interviews aren’t just stressful for jobseekers. Employers, too, have to be mindful of what they say. Asking the wrong interview questions can result in a bad hire or worse yet, put a company at risk for potential claims of discrimination. In fact, a poll commissioned by ...read more
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    Sunday, December 13, 2020
    Alaska's Hawaii-bound guests can now skip the line upon arrival in the Hawaiian IslandsSEATTLE, Dec. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines guests traveling to Hawaii can now pre-clear on the West Coast, avoiding lines and bypassing the airport screening process after they arrive in Hawaii with an approved negative COVID-19 test. Alaska's Pre-Clear program, launched this week in coordination ...read more
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    Monday, December 07, 2020
    Support Hawaii and NELHA Businesses  This year, consider supporting our Hawaii economy and local businesses. Some good choices are products featured on the Buy Hawaii website. You may also want to consider purchasing foods produced right here at NELHA for your holiday meals or as gifts. You can purchase direct from businesses such as Big Island Abalone, Kona Sea Salts or from Kona Cold Lobsters, ...read more
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    Monday, December 07, 2020
    Funds Will Help Organization Continue Offering Critical Health Services The West Hawaii Community Health Center is set to receive more than $1.3 million in federal funding to continue offering critical health services. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding will help cover the center’s costs for providing medical, dental, and behavioral health care to rural and underserved ...read more
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    Monday, November 30, 2020
    We’re hard at work building one of the most sustainable breweries in the world, located right here in our hometown of Kailua-Kona. Billy and Andre give us a glimpse into their first test run of our new brewery in Kona. They’re paving the way to more Kona beers!   See More>>
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    Thursday, November 26, 2020
    Matson committed $5 million in cash and in-kind shipping services to the food bank networks supporting communities in Hawaii, Alaska and Guam. Matson will provide the food banks with ocean shipping of food supplies at no cost for the remainder of 2020 through 2023, as food banks work to meet growing demand. "We are committing to support our food banks for the next three years in order to help ...read more
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    Monday, November 23, 2020
    New Chamber Member - Adaptations Inc. Adaptations are the ways we evolve to match our environment. Our name indicates our desire to work closely with earth’s natural systems in order to strengthen society's connection to our environment. It also indicates our ability to be resilient enough to change with the times while maintaining our mission. Survival of earth’s living things, such as plants ...read more
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    Monday, November 23, 2020
    New Ali‘i Circle Member KTA Super Stores. KTA Super Stores started in 1916, as a modest 500 square-foot grocery and dry goods store, by Koichi & Taniyo Taniguchi. Since then, KTA has grown to a seven (7) store chain, serving the residents of Hawai‘i island. When they first opened, the couple had no idea their modest business would someday evolve into a multi-store supermarket chain, employing ...read more
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    Sunday, November 22, 2020
    KAILUA KONA, HI —Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is proving there is nothing stronger than the power of community after raising $48,924 in donations during its annual Market Day events in October. The funds will go to two dedicated non-profit organizations making a significant impact in the community – HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc. and the Children’s Miracle Network. “Our Hawaii Island ...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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    Monday, November 16, 2020
    Aloha Kama’aina,Exclusive to our local Hawai‘i residents, Fairmont Orchid is pleased to extend a special offer for a limited time only to staycation in luxury with rates starting at $199/night, inclusive of 20% off all dining outlets, complimentary activities for the whole ‘ohana, free self-parking and a reduced resort fee!This package gives our valued local residents an opportunity to rest and ...read more
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    Monday, November 16, 2020
    HILO, Nov. 12, 2020 – Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) has begun supplying electricity to the Hawaiʻi Island grid, two and a half years after the eruption of the Kīlauea volcano put it out of operation. The delivery of electricity from the geothermal facility, one of the largest and most reliable renewable energy resources in the state, began on Nov. 5. Testing will take place over several weeks ...read more
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    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    Hawaiian Airlines Offers HawaiianMiles Redemption for COVID-19 Mail-In Test Kit HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai‘i's biggest and longest-serving airline, today became the first U.S. carrier to allow members in its loyalty program to redeem miles for a pre-travel COVID-19 test. HawaiianMiles members across the United States can redeem 14,000 HawaiianMiles to order a mail-in test kit by Vault ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    Pālamanui - Building a community around the college The Land Tells The StoryIn Hawaiian, Pālamanui translates to a large enclosure of Lama trees. The endemic Lama tree, once found in abundance in this area, means  suggests enlightenment. Pālamanui promises to be a unique development in the contemporary history of West Hawaii as we work to build a community around the college. Pālamanui will be a ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    Full Calabash Fund launches to aid Hawai‘i’s struggling families and food producersCommunity-based organizations dedicated to promoting food security eligible to apply WAIMEA, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i—November 10, 2020—The Kohala Center today announced the launch of the Full Calabash Fund, a statewide effort to support vulnerable families and food producers most impacted by the coronavirus ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
    At Iokua Real Estate, Inc., it is our mission to provide the very best in new agent training, real estate sales, residential property management, concierge home management and luxury vacation rentals. As a 100% locally owned and operated company we have deep local roots and intimate knowledge of The Big Island real estate market. When you pair our love for our land with our years of experience we ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
    Here for you! You work hard to buy a new home and we promise to work just as hard to ensure you know it, inside and out.Top Notch Home Inspections is a family owned and operated business located in beautiful Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our goal is to provide both the client and the agent with the simplest and absolute best experience possible. The latest technology, an extremely detailed ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Kona Brewing Co. operations in Hawaii officially returned being independent and privately owned last Tuesday. Going forward, Kona Brewing Co. will operate as Kona Brewing Hawaii. “This is a very exciting time for our entire team in Hawaii,” said Billy Smith, general manager of Kona Brewing Hawaii. “For years, our team across the islands — which includes our brewers, restaurant workers, ...read more
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    Monday, August 10, 2020
    New state-run website helps connect shoppers with made-in-Hawaii products HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announced today the launch of Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha, a platform that was created to feature made-in-Hawaii products and to provide greater exposure to local businesses experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kamaaina and out-of-state ...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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