• New KKCC Members Introduce Businesses at May AfterHours

    May 20, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Lisa Freudenberger

    NETWORKING—New Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) members have the opportunity to introduce themselves at monthly AfterHours events by taking the stage and sharing information about their business. 
    Five new members took the mike at the May pau hana hosted at Kona Coffee & Tea:
    Keith Sisson, chief marketing agent of Mokulele Airlines and Southern Airways Corp. said the Hawaii-based carrier is marking its 25th year. Mokulele offers 120 flights daily and is opening in Lanai City in June. The airline is putting in Mai Tai Bars, with food service, at its terminals in Kona, Maui and O‘ahu. For info, visit www.mokuleleairlines.com.
    Dowbuilt is a high-end, custom home builder licensed in Hawai‘i, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, New York and Canada according to Kevin McClure. McClure has been building residences throughout the islands since 1985. While the company’s “mainland ship” is in Seattle, McClure said the company has an office in Kailua-Kona, 808-769-4609. For info, visit www.dowbuilt.com.
    Brad Weimann shared how Kona Sports Center offers sales and rentals of outdoor and sporting goods for families. Find gear for biking, camping, running, fishing, soccer, t-ball, baseball, snorkeling and diving. Shop Kona Sports Center for sun protection, hydration needs, slippers and bicycle repair. Located in Kailua-Kona, https://konasportscenter.com.
    Hale Hawaii Design is an architecture firm based out of Kailua-Kona. Bill McCowatt said Hale Hawaii Design offers architectural design and drawings, including 3d renderings. The company deals with custom homes, decks, floor plans, green building, home extensions, home remodeling, home restoration, pool houses, accessory dwelling units and structural engineering. For info, visit www.houzz.com/pro/william-mccowatt/hale-hawaii-design.

    Got a leak? Tony Welsh of Pipe Sharks LLC is a plumbing contractor offering plumbing service and repair, plus water leak detection including under slab and outdoor problems. The Kailua-Kona company also boasts “the best drain cleaning equipment on island.” For info, 808-557-0658.

    NEW KKCC MEMBERS—Introducing their businesses at the May AfterHours from left were Leolani and Tony Welsh of Pipe Sharks, Brad Weinmann of Kona Sports Center, Keith Sisson of Mokulele Airlines, Kevin McClure of Dowbuilt and Sina Takafua of Mokulele Airlines. Photo by Lisa Freudenberger.

    ONE MORE MEMBER—Also sharing info about his business at the May AfterHours was Bill McCowatt of Hale Hawaii Design. Photo by Suzi Patterson.
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