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Thursday, December 06, 2018
The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association awarded seven scholarships Saturday at the Christmas with the Chefs gala on the grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.   Recipients are all local culinary students who volunteered at the event and attend Hawai‘i Community College-Palamanui. They include “George" Vichadach Chotikawan, Thomas Elarco, Lily Frazier, Daine Lagpacan, Alice ...read more
Categories: Community, Aloha, Education
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber members: SVN | Go Commercial, Sea Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Tours, Windermere C and H Properties – Tanya Power, Windermere C and H Properties – Kehaulani Keanaaina, Lio Kai Pool Service, Top Shelf Cabinet Solutions and Kona Solar.SVN | Go Commercial (formerly SVN | Clark Commercial Group) is a full-service commercial ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community, Networking
Friday, November 30, 2018
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) board of directors today unanimously confirmed the appointment of longtime tourism executive Chris Tatum as its new president and CEO.                Currently the area general manager for Marriott Resorts Hawaii, Tatum is in the process of retiring from a 37-year career at Marriott to lead HTA. He is expected to start work in the coming weeks once ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Maunakea Visitor Information Station (VIS) will adjust its closing time from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Sunday, December 9, for an infrastructure project that will improve visitor safety and better protect natural, historic and cultural resources. Preparations will begin in December with construction slated to start in January 2019. The project is expected to take about six ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Thirty Meter Telescope project launched the THINK Fund in 2014 with a commitment of $1 million per year for Hawaii Island STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) endeavors. The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) and the Pauahi Foundation administer the two Funds with scholarship, classroom, student and STEM programming initiatives with Pauahi focusing on Native Hawaiians recipients. ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community, Education
Friday, November 30, 2018
Maunakea, Hawaii – The Star Wars universe turned from science fiction to science fact for an Oahu student, who recently observed a real-life ‘Tatooine’ using one of the largest, most scientifically-impactful observatories in the world.   On November 19, 2018, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Waipahu High School Senior Laura Daclison performed professional, astronomical observations of Kepler-35 using W. ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community, Education
Friday, November 30, 2018
The exciting and well attended TMT Big Island VEX tournament was held recently and hosted by St Joseph School. Twenty robotic teams from Maui, Oahu and the Big Island competed against each other, playing 8 matches each.   It was an exciting day of competition and at the end of the day, scores were tallied up and awards were presented to the winning teams. The alliance of Kohala and Saint Louis ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community, Education
Friday, November 30, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Hawaii businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Lane, including wildfires and floods, that occurred Aug. 22-29, 2018, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial of the state’s appeal for a major disaster ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, November 30, 2018
Marni Herkes was the Executive Director of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) from 1990-2001. On November 21, 2018, Mrs. Herkes passed away in Kona after a long illness.As a strong and committed leader, she was connected to community through advisory councils, business associations and civic clubs. During her tenure as the KKCC Executive Director, she carried out the policies of the ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Chamber, Community
Thursday, November 29, 2018
HONOLULU, Nov. 27, 2018 -- Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue today announced an expanded codeshare agreement that allows travelers from dozens of cities, most of them in the eastern U.S., to easily connect to the Hawaiian Islands via Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) starting in April.   Boston-area JetBlue customers can now purchase tickets on Hawaiian Airlines' nonstop flight to ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community
Monday, November 26, 2018
The Law Firm 500 Award committee announced the list of 2018 Honorees ranking DeVries & Associates P.C. No. 9 on its 3rd Annual Law Firm 500 Honorees List with 856% growth.   The annually published list recognizes law firms that have achieved significant growth in revenues. Honorees were verified by the outside certified accounting firm, Fiske & Company.   The award honorees are a beacon of ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing Manager Photos by Pam Latinis, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty   NETWORKING— Big Island Honda, Lavakids and PATH teamed together to bring AfterHours attendees the latest news in transportation and active living. Guests enjoyed learning about the latest advancements and technology from each of the three hosts.   Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community, Health & Wellness, Sustainability, Advocacy, Chamber, Education, Networking
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing Manager Photos by Pam Latinis, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty   NETWORKING---Three new Chamber members were welcomed at the November AfterHours:   Ross Berger shared information about Mauna Kea Fund, which provides money to businesses “by purchasing your receivables, the payments from your customers, after you have provided a product or ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Networking, Aloha, Community
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Turkey has been grabbing the headlines lately: the murder of a Saudi Arabian journalist in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, a key role in the conflict in neighboring Syria, an attempted coup de tat in 2016.      But what’s the culture that provides the context for events in modern Turkey?   Learn about Turkey’s history, language and culture in a Hawai‘i Community College class taught by a ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Education, Community
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeking nominations for the prestigious 2019 SBA Small Business Awards for the State of Hawaii.  The annual SBA program – honoring small businesses, exporters, entrepreneurs and advocates - continues to be the most competitive, comprehensive and visible awards presented to small businesses in the state and the nation.   The deadline to complete and ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, November 12, 2018
A partnership that formed nearly two decades ago to create a true Hawaiian variety coffee has much to celebrate. While terms like varieties, cultivars and mutations mean much more to coffee connoisseurs than the everyday coffee drinker, these terms define the product in the worldwide coffee industry. The introduction of this new Hawaiian varietal, aptly named Mamo, will not only garner attention ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community
Friday, November 09, 2018
HawCC-Palamanui will be offering four (4) of the six (6) pre-requisite classes for a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Business in the Spring.  These classes can be used as elective credits to streamline the transfer process of Palamanui graduates to either UHWest Oahu (Distance Learning) for a BA in:  General Business Administration;  Business Administration Accounting; Business Administration ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Coffee farmers who developed a new way to enjoy coffee are savoring the sweet taste of success after creating a buzz among the judges of a countywide entrepreneurial competition.  Big Island Coffee Roasters was named the 2018 winners of the HIplan Hawaii Island Business Plan Competition at the conclusion of the final round of the program held Saturday, Oct. 26 at UH-Hilo. The husband and wife ...read more
Categories: Community, Aloha
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
This month in Hawaiian Airlines’ history: we became one of the first commercial carriers in the world to install blended winglets on the Boeing 767.   In October 2009, Aircraft 587 was flown to the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, where it underwent a month-long surgery to install 11-foot attachments to the ends of its aluminum wings.   The new attachments played a big role in improving ...read more
Categories: Community, Aloha, Sustainability
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
KAILUA-KONA, HI — Thousands of students returning to school after their fall break are still enjoying their backpacks, notebooks, writing tools and more, collected by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU), Pacific Media Group and Hawaii Island United Way during theKako’o I Na Keiki Back To School Supply Drive. More than 7,200 items were donated to 30 elementary schools across Hawaii ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Education, Community
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Island of Hawaii - The island of Hawaii has been recognized as the number one destination in the world for "Best Winter Vacations" this year, according to travelers and editors of U.S. News & World Report. The youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands, the island of Hawaii tops the list of 20 global destinations.   In addition, the island of Hawaii has been recognized on U.S. News & World ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community
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