• News for Economy

    Friday, March 17, 2023
    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAWAII ISLAND RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION FROM INTERFAITH COMMUNITIES IN ACTION Hilo, Hawaii, March 17, 2023 – Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island received a $11,960 check from Interfaith Communities in Action (ICIA). It was presented to Habitat's Family Service Manager Adrienne Eisele at ICIA's Spring 2023 Virtual Pilgrimage kick-off at Church of the Holy Apostles in ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Thursday, March 09, 2023
    The Pineapple Awards seeks to honor individuals — wherever they may work in or with the visitor industry — for their leadership in the industry, their achievements in presenting an authentic Hawaii visitor experience, and their community involvement. Our honorees could be a stellar hotel GM, a pivotal policymaker, a promotions genius, a gifted artisan or musician, an innovative chef, an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, March 06, 2023
    New Member - "PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company, specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, farming, retail and hospitality. Through its game-changing JobStack staffing app, and operating in over 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and help put ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, February 13, 2023
    Would you ever start on a journey not knowing where you were going? You’d need a map or at least a plan on how to get where you want to go. That’s what a Business Plan is for your business. It plots out where you are going with your business, and how you plan on getting there. A Business Plan will help you focus your vision, communicate it to lenders and other business partners, and test drive it ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy, Education
    Monday, January 30, 2023
    Kailua Kona, Hawaii, January 27, 2023 – Sandy, a resident from Kona faced a major hurdle – she needed to replace her roof or she wouldn’t be able to get homeowner’s insurance. Through the generous funding from Lowes International, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island was able to replace her 30+ year old roof and solar hot water system. Sandy could now get her home insured. For nearly two decades, ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community
    Monday, January 30, 2023
    Welcome to new Chamber member Kuleana Spirits, Inc   Kuleana Rum Works was born on the island of Hawaiʻi in 2013 to make and share exquisite rum while creating a thriving local business that celebrates the richness of Hawaiʻi. We are here to elevate rum by celebrating it as a world-class spirit. We do this by making rum from the best ingredients on Earth and without added sweeteners, flavors or ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economy
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    Local Innovation. Global Reach.Startup Hawaiʻi is building a technology startup community on Hawaiʻi Island with the ultimate vision of creating an economic future that is diverse, equitable, and sustainable.  This ecosystem - connections, infrastructure, and resources - will empower local tech founders to launch and scale their companies.   MissionTo convene and empower every interested ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, 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: Economy, Community, Education
    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: Community, Education, Economy
    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: Economy, Community
    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
    Categories: Community, Economy
    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
    Categories: Community, Economy
    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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    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
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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
    Categories: Economy
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