• News for Aloha

    Friday, August 23, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Seth Feldman NETWORKING—Against the backdrop of a setting sun and commuter terminal traffic, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) August AfterHours was on schedule for non-stop networking and noshing. Pupus by The Feeding Leaf were enjoyed accompanied by the guitar and vocal stylings of Sonny Lim. The silverware, plates, cups and other products were donated by ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Networking, Chamber
    Friday, August 09, 2019
    Seth Feldman, our newest staff member, joined the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce in July of 2019. As a recent graduate of Whittier College, he is full of fresh ideas and adds a new perspective on marketing for KKCC. His background and skillset being in writing and research, he is an excellent fit for our marketing position moving forward. Seth grew up in Denver, Colorado before moving to Los ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Networking
    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    KAILUA-KONA, HI — The passionate and dedicated fundraising efforts of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s staff and members from its Hilo, Kohala and Honokaa branches brought in $9,702 for American Cancer Society’s Hilo “Relay for Life” event.  The monies were raised through in-branch ribbon sales, internal staff donations and fundraisers, as well as selling shave ice during the live event.  ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Community, Aloha, Health & Wellness
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    At July's Afterhours event, we enjoyed a delicious spread of summer pupus from Humpy's while talking story with Chamber member businesses from all across West Hawai‘i. A big mahalo to ProService for hosting this wonderful event!   Board members Pam Latinis and Dennis Boyd thank ProService’s Senior Business Development Manager Holly DeGeal and her team for hosting this Afterhours event!​Ashlyn ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Chamber, Community, Networking
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    Welcome our New Chamber Members of July!  BMW of HawaiiAs the only dealership on Big Island, we are committed to bringing you courteous, exceptional service. Our beautiful dealership in Kailua-Kona is equipped with a large, open showroom that displays a variety of vehicles to fit every person's needs - from the popular BMW 3 Series to the all-new, redesigned X3, our BMW M lineup, and a selection ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Networking, Chamber, Economy
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is recruiting for guest service, cargo and ramp agent positions at Kahului Airport, Līhu‘e Airport and Kona International Airport. The airline will be holding open houses to provide more information about the career opportunities on the following dates and locations: Location Open House Deadline to Register Kahului, Maui Saturday, Aug. 3 Friday, Aug. 2 at ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Aloha, Networking
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Whether you need to add a full-time employee to your core team, supplement your workforce for a temporary project, or outsource your payroll to a trusted provider, ALTRES is here to help. For over 50 years, we’ve been providing local businesses, like yours, with all their staffing, recruiting, and HR outsourcing needs.   “Our goal has always been to make business simple for our clients,” says ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) Pualu Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and/or non-profit organizations that exemplify a commitment to the improvement and advancement of our community. Winners, across five categories, were recognized at the recent KKCC annual Membership and Installation Luncheon at the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.  “This year’s categories ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Networking, Sustainability
    Thursday, June 20, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Lisa Freudenberger  NETWORKING—Against the backdrop of a setting sun and breaking waves, the June AfterHours sprawled on the oceanside top lanai of Daylight Mind Coffee Company in Kailua-Kona’s Waterfront Row.  The two-story restaurant, bakery and coffee roaster offered attendees a sampling of colorful pupus from its meeting and catering menu: fresh, seasonal fruit; ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Networking
    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Kahalu‘u Bay, a small, 4.2-acre county park, attracts more that 400,000 visitors a year to enjoy its calm, clear waters and vibrant, colorful reef ecosystem. Like many coral reefs in Hawai‘i, this special place is facing many threats. Research confirms that chemicals found in most sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, are contributing to coral decline. These chemicals affect coral growth ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Sustainability
    Friday, April 19, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Suzi Patterson   NETWORKING—Hawaii Community College—Pālamanui’s open-air campus played host to the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce for its April AfterHours and annual Kuleana Green Business Fair.   Attendees visited the booths of 16 KKCC businesses, all designated as “green” through the Chamber’s Kuleana Green Business program. Launched in 2006, the program lauds ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Sustainability, Aloha, Community, Networking
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Chamber of Commerce executives and board leaders from across the state of Hawai‘i headed to the state Capitol on Wednesday, January 9 for a Chamber Week proclamation ceremony with Governor David Ige. Included in the ceremony were the Chamber executives from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Maui Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Advocacy, Chamber, Networking
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    WAIKOLOA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND —The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) enjoyed an evening with friends, colleagues and the community to celebrate a half-century of business advocacy at its 50th Anniversary Gala at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort on Saturday, Oct. 27.  "We are very grateful to our Chamber members, sponsors and community leaders who joined us for this meaningful occasion,” states ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Chamber, Networking
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