• News for Community

    Friday, November 15, 2019
     Big Island’s LEAD program begins with hopeThe innovative, collaborative and promising pilot project deals with substance abuse, homelessness and low-level crime   KONA, Hawaiʻi – Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) has come to Hawaiʻi Island, on the heels of early successes on Oʻahu and Maui. The pilot project, which received $650,000 in ʻOhana Zone funding from the State, launched ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy
    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, Chamber, Networking, Aloha, Community
    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
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Lisa Freudenberger  NETWORKING—The coffee was on and there was plenty of conversation at the May AfterHours hosted by Kona Coffee & Tea in Kailua-Kona.  The company marked its 20th anniversary last year and in 2018 was tapped first place winner of the Crown Division of the prestigious Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Contest.  Kona Coffee & Tea has won numerous ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Networking, Aloha
    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, April 18, 2019
    KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Sustainable businesses gathered to share their expertise in green business practices and environmental stewardship at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Annual Kuleana Green Business Fair on Wednesday, April 17. The fair took place at the Chamber’s monthly networking event, AfterHours, which was hosted by Hawaiʻi Community College — Pālamanui. The Kuleana Green ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Networking, Community, Sustainability, Aloha
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    On March 15, 2019, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce invited the Hawaiʻi County Leadership to a luncheon focused on connecting the business community to the County. A panel of department heads along with Mayor Kim gave the audience an update on their activities and plans. The Chamber generated a list of questions for the panelists and audience members were encouraged to submit questions as well. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    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: Chamber, Networking, Aloha, Community
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Full Update Posted on September 25, 2018: Photo: U.S. Geological Survey September 25, 2018 The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Tourism United States and Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau continue to provide updates to this site following the reduction in volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii. It has now been more than a month since the continuous flow of lava ceased from Kilauea volcano on ...read more
    Categories: Community
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