• Pualu Awards

    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Pualu Awards recognize businesses, organizations and individuals that work together for West Hawaiʻi in providing business leadership and community service. According to the Hawaiian Dictionary, the meaning of pualu means “all together, in unison, and cooperative.”

     

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  • On June 25, 2021, the chief executive for the State of Hawaiʻi, Governor David Ige, joined the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) for our annual meeting. As the keynote speaker, he presented relevant information for West Hawaiʻi’s business leaders that included his support for the tourism industry, increasing broadband infrastructure, economic diversification initiatives at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaiʻi Authority and improvements at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole. The governor also installed the 2021-2022 Board of Directors.

     

    Throughout the program, board leaders presented the KKCC Pualu Awards. These prestigious awards recognize businesses, organizations and individuals that work together for West Hawaiʻi in providing business leadership and community service. According to the Hawaiian Dictionary, pualu means “all together, in unison, and cooperative.”

    A total of six 2021 KKCC Pualu Award recipients were announced during the event. This included:

    • Aliʻi Health Center 
    • Hawaiʻi Community Federal Credit Union
    • IRONMAN Kahiau Together
    • Jack’s Diving Locker
    • Kona Commons
    • Ross Wilson, Jr.
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