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. Three new members took the mike at the January pau hana:
A native of Missouri, Laura Roberts of Dread Pirate Pottery has a bachelor’s degree in fine art focusing on ceramics and sculpture. Her favorite mediums are clay and metal, or a combination of the two. In business for seven years, her works are inspired by cultural and natural resources. See her art displayed at the monthly Kokua Kailua Village Stroll, the Kings’ Shops market and the first Saturday of the month at Parker Ranch Center. Find her works also online at www.dreadpiratepottery.com
Cassin Muramoto of Poolside in Paradise LLC offers vacation rentals. The company manages Airbnb listings in Kona and is looking to expand to O‘ahu. For info, 440-296-5115 or www.facebook.com/poolsideinparadise
Matthew Ray of Paradise Automotive Inc. is located below Costco on Maiau Street. He offers a full-service maintenance and repair shop that is ASE certified. Ray serves all gas, diesel and hybrid domestic and import vehicles. “I specialize in A/C repair and am Toyota and Ford-certified,” he added. For info, 808-854-5311.
By Fern Gavelek. Photos by Pam Latinis