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Friday, August 10, 2018
KONA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) hosted a ceremony Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 to dedicate the two lanes added to the Queen Kaahumanu Highway between Kealakehe Parkway and Keahole Airport Road. The additional lanes were built as part of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Project, Phase 2, which widened approximately 5 miles of 2-lane highway and constructed a 4-lane divided ...read more
Categories: Community, Advocacy
Friday, August 10, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $25 million in federal disaster loans for Hawaii businesses and residents impacted by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes that began May 3, 2018. According to Garfield, SBA has approved $6,532,800 for businesses ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The Akamai Workforce Initiative's Internship Program announces its Student Internship Symposiums in Hilo on Thursday August 9 from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Grand Naniloa Hotel's Ho'omalimali and Sandalwood Rooms, on Friday, August 10 at the W. M. Keck Observatory's Jerry Nelson Conference Room in Waimea, and at the University of Hawaii Maui College on Monday, August 6 from 9:00 am to 11:30 ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Full Update Posted on August 7, 2018: Photo: U.S. Geological Survey   The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Tourism United States and Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau are closely monitoring the Kilauea volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii. For industry partners and visitors coming to Hawaii Island, please reference the Island of Hawaii – Kilauea Quick Facts and Infographic for answers to ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Honolulu, HI ~   The public is invited to join in a fundraising initiative to support the victims of the recent torrential rains in Hiroshima Prefecture.   In early July, heavy rains in Hiroshima Prefecture and other western Prefectures caused widespread flooding and landslides, which subsequently damaged homes and businesses and caused the deaths of 101 residents and injuries to 102 residents.  ...read more
Categories: Aloha
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Aloha!   We wrapped up our bill signing period last month, with 220 bills signed, after reviewing 228 bills that were passed during the 2018 legislative session. My administration and I considered the legal and policy implications of each bill, as well as public input. I take it all into account and ask if each measure is the right thing to do, if it is done the right way, and if it benefits the ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Community
Monday, July 30, 2018
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber members: Steven Hoffman, Magics Beach Grill, Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture dba Donkey Mill Art Center, Big Island Mechanical & Construction LLC and Vivial – Justin Wiley.Steven Hoffman is a new individual Chamber member. Welcome!Magics Beach Grill is a restaurant opening this summer. Their food truck serving now. ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, July 30, 2018
Maunakea, Hawaii  – A team of astronomers has discovered a new way to unlock the mysteries of how the first galaxies formed and evolved.   In a study published today in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, lead author Dawn Erb of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her team – for the very first time – used new capabilities at W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii to examine Q2343-BX418, ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, July 30, 2018
Associa Hawaii invites their communities and all other individuals to participate as they partner with IHS, Institute for Human Services, Inc through Hope Services Hawaii.   Associa has committed to collection donations of business attire. If you have the following items that you would like to donate for The Great Giveback, please deliver them to an Associa Hawaii office today: suits, slacks, ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community
Monday, July 30, 2018
Island of Hawaii (July 30, 2018) - You've seen the wild, crazy and scary headlines. "The Hawaiian Islands are COVERED in molten lava! The island of Hawaii has basically turned into the Real Earth version of Middle Earth's MORDOR! THOUSANDS are fleeing their homes! MASSES of lava have continually POURED ACROSS the island!"We know most of you know that none of the above is true. And that you're ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community
Friday, July 27, 2018
In 2018, Jack's Diving Locker expanded to the point where their technology infrastructure needed an upgrade. Therefore, they decided to migrate their aging system over to Microsoft 365. Microsoft 365 has given Jack's an upgrade in navigating the "behind the scenes" tasks on a cloud based platform. It keeps them connected to guests and each other from one of the most isolated places on the planet, ...read more
Friday, July 27, 2018
By Fern Gavelek, photos by Pam Latinis   NETWORKING—ProService Hawaii rolled out the welcome mat to Chamber members upstairs at Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse for the July AfterHours in Kailua-Kona. Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) attendees enjoyed a buffet of pupus and comfy sit-down tables in the open-air banquet room.   Holly DeGeal, senior business development manager of ProService ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Networking
Friday, July 27, 2018
By Fern Gavelek, photos by Pam Latinis NETWORKING—New Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) members have the opportunity to introduce themselves at AfterHours events by taking the stage and sharing information about their business.  New members taking the mike at the July pau hana included:   Concierge Bookkeeping Billy Mehl says the Kailua-Kona company opened in March 2017 and offers general ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Networking
Thursday, July 26, 2018
For more than three months, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s staff and members dedicated themselves to support cancer research, acknowledge survivors and honor those who lost their battle against the disease. Those passionate efforts culminated in a seven-hour fundraising marathon on July 14 at “Relay for Life,” a non-profit community fundraising initiative of the American Cancer Society. ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Health & Wellness, Community
Friday, July 20, 2018
The Akamai Workforce Initiative recently received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The honor comes with an award of $10,000, a sponsored visit to Washington for the Recognition Event and a citation signed by the President. Akamai Director, Lisa Hunter, and Emeritus Professor Jerome Shaw attended the Recognition Event on behalf of the ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, July 20, 2018
Mālama means to take care of, tend, protect, save, and maintain.   It’s a value intrinsic to Hawai’i’s culture and alludes to a greater responsibility we all have during our time on Earth. At Hawaiian Airlines, caring for our island home is a core value that drives us to adopt eco-friendlier practices throughout our company.   Our ongoing commitment to reduce our carbon footprint has led to ...read more
Categories: Community, Aloha, Sustainability
Friday, July 20, 2018
Paul H.I. Coleman Endowed Scholarship for Astronomy Established   Roberta and Newton Chu have donated $35,000 to establish an endowed scholarship to honor Dr. Paul H. I. Coleman for his contributions to the astronomy field. Coleman, the first Native Hawaiian with a doctorate in physics, spent 16 years with the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Institute for Astronomy (IfA), where he was ...read more
Categories: Community, Aloha, Education
Saturday, June 30, 2018
HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Pūalu Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and/or non-profit organizations that exemplify a commitment to the improvement and advancement of our community. Winners, one in each of six categories, were recognized at the recent KKCC annual Installation Banquet and Membership Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.  “We appreciate everyone ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Feel free to disseminate this information to anyone you know who has been affected.Information on SBA low-interest disaster loans, contact information for the resource partners for this major Presidential declaration, as well as some links and key points about disaster recovery and programs are available through links below.It is recommended that all residents and businesses impacted register with ...read more
Categories: Community