• News for Economy

    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Welcome CHRISTINA ALVES - Nations LendingSales Manager | NMLS# 1827356(C) 808-896-3208christina.alves@nationslending.com  No matter if you’re buying, selling, refinancing, or building your dream home; it’s important to work with an experienced and knowledgeable team. As an expert Personal Mortgage Advisor, I have the knowledge and resources you need in order to stay current with market conditions ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Welcome Eric and July Ziemelis Offering real estate services, connection, community and education about life in West Hawaii!  They work with community minded people with Aloha to make Hawaii home. Eric and Julie Ziemelis have counseled hundreds of would be homeowners through the work they do on creating books and resource guides, and education on social media channels and in person. They created ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economy
    Monday, October 31, 2022
    Tracie Foglia, Executive Recruiter for Bishop & Company, Inc. – New Chamber Member  New Chamber Member Tracie Foglia   As an Executive Recruiter, Tracie brings over a decade of Talent Acquisition experience to Bishop & Company, recruiting for middle management through C-suite, across all islands. She recruits for numerous industries including healthcare, government, education, distribution, ...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
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Monday, September 19, 2022
    Aquaculture sales in Hawaii reached a record-high $79.6 million in 2021, surpassing 2020 figures by nearly 20%. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in its annual report released Sept. 8 said $39.3 million — or 49% — of aquaculture sales statewide in 2021 came from producers falling in the “other” category, which comprises various aquaculture products including finfish and shellfish. Algae ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, August 29, 2022
    100 Acts of Service HPM’s 100th Anniversary is a time to celebrate all the people that have played a part in shaping the history of HPM and our local communities. Together we’ve built homes, we’ve built families, and we’ve built our community. Through thick and thin, we will continue to come together to build an even stronger, more resilient Hawaii. In order to give back to these communities, ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, August 08, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 8, 2022 MORE THAN 100,000 RESIDENTS COULD QUALIFY FOR AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM HONOLULU – Participation in the digital world continues to be a high priority following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides qualified households up to $30 a month off internet service bills with a $75 discount for households on ...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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    Friday, July 22, 2022
    Welcome to chamber member Mahina Mele Farm. A certified organic macadamia nut and 100% Kona coffee producer and processor located in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. They are a family-run business in operation since 2005, and are the only certified organic macadamia nut processor in the USA. "We love what we do and pride ourselves in producing the freshest gourmet macadamia nuts and Kona ...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
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    It is no secret that Hawaii residents pay the highest electricity rates in the nation. With the high cost that comes with living in paradise, a reprieve on excruciatingly high energy bills would be a nice & welcomed break. With solar power installation not only are you helping to provide the State of Hawaii with a clean energy alternative, thus reducing your own usage of imported fossil fuels, you ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy, Education
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    Welcome to New Member CBRE - Nicholas T. Adler, Vice President Professional ExperienceNicholas Adler is a Senior Associate with CBRE’s Industrial and Logistics in Honolulu, HI. He specializes in industrial leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions for landlords and tenants statewide. Nick’s primary focus is representing Kamehameha Schools’ industrial portfolio which consists of roughly 1,400,000 ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    Welcome to new member Hertz Car Rental!  Hertz Rental Car. Let’s Go! https://www.hertzcareers.com/ Hertz embraces a people-driven culture that values big ideas. At Hertz, our people are the most powerful asset we have - so we put you in the driver's seat to make a difference. You will find your purpose, put your passion to work, accomplish big things, and truly connect with our customers. We ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    HAWAII COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION NAMES ITS 2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS  KAILUA-KONA, HI — Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce its  Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and are  responsible for guiding management in the direction of the credit union on behalf of the credit union’s  more than 46,000 member-owners ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economy
    Monday, April 18, 2022
    Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  Apr 15, 2022Release Number:  HI 17391-01 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Hawaii Small Businesses SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in Hawaii, Kalawao and Maui counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
       By Timothy Hurley March 23, 2022 A bill that would establish a new authority to oversee the stewardship of Mauna Kea’s summit ran into a volley of opposition Tuesday in a hearing before a state Senate committee. A number of speakers told the Higher Education Committee that they fear the legislation would lead to the eventual destruction of astronomy on Mauna Kea. “The loss of these world-class ...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
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economy
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