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Friday, October 12, 2018
Congratulations to our Chamber members who were awarded West Hawaii Today's Best of West Hawaii 2018!   CompanyAward808 ComputersBest Computer Store/RepairsALTRES StaffingBest EmploymentAuto Body HawaiiBest Auto RepairBank of HawaiiBest BankBig Island Jewelers, LtdBest JewelryBig Island ToyotaBest Auto DealershipBlue Hawaiian HelicoptersBest Air TourBody Glove CruisesBest Sunset SailClark ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, October 08, 2018
The Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island would like to congratulate its Chief Executive Officer, Chad MK Cabral, for an upcoming award he will receive from the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO).  Chad was named HANO’s 2018 Emerging Leader Awardee and will be honored at this year’s annual nonprofit association conference taking place on Oahu on October 5th. ...read more
Categories: Community, Aloha
Friday, October 05, 2018
Hawai‘i Community College has enhanced its Fire Science program by adding an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to the curriculum, making the program even more valuable for students and employers.“By earning their national registry EMT certification along with their Associate of Science degree, students will greatly enhance their employment opportunities with fire service agencies,” said ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
By Suzi Patterson, Event and Marketing Manager  NETWORKING—Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope guided AfterHours attendees to look up this month, treating Chamber members to a special stargazing experience. Guests also enjoyed tours of the observing room to remotely view the telescope on Maunakea.  Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) attendees savored the pupus prepared by the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Networking
Thursday, September 27, 2018
HONOLULU – Oahu-based residential real estate firm Locations announced Tuesday that it is acquiring the operations of Hawaii Island-based Clark Realty Corporation, making it the state’s largest locally-owned real estate brokerage with more than 2,780 resale and new construction transactions combined in the past 12 months.   “It’s my great pleasure to welcome Clark Realty’s agents, employees and ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, September 27, 2018
WAIKOLOA, HI – The robust flavors of Italy are coming to Hawaii’s sunny Kohala Coast. Hilton Waikoloa Village announces the opening of Nui Italian, the resort’s newest restaurant set to open Sept. 13, 2018.   At Nui Italian, diners will be treated to an authentic, family-friendly experience. This all-new restaurant will feature a spacious open-air dining area, with the pizza oven serving as a ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Island of Hawaii - The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB) and County of Hawaii have partnered to launch the "Pono Pledge," a new public information campaign aimed at educating and encouraging residents and visitors to be safe, responsible and respectful to each other and the environment while enjoying the bounty of the island of Hawaii.    Through funding from the County of Hawaii's ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Community, Education, Sustainability
Thursday, September 27, 2018
By: Suzi Patterson, Communications and Marketing CoordinatorThe Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new Chamber member: Connect Hawaii.Connect Hawaii is the real estate company owned by Minoo Elison. Minoo combines extensive real estate experience with local market knowledge to give her clients the competitive edge in Hawaii's crowded marketplace. With 15 years of real estate ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Full Update Posted on September 25, 2018: Photo: U.S. Geological Survey September 25, 2018 The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Tourism United States and Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau continue to provide updates to this site following the reduction in volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii. It has now been more than a month since the continuous flow of lava ceased from Kilauea volcano on ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, September 21, 2018
Reciprocal mileage earning and redemption benefits begin Oct. 1   HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced that JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) and HawaiianMiles members will enjoy reciprocal frequent flyer benefits effective Oct. 1 as the carriers grow their comprehensive partnership to offer more value to travelers.   “With access to more than 800 daily flights, we’re ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, September 21, 2018
The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) today approved the appointments of six members of the community-based Maunakea Management Board (MKMB)-Roberta Chu, Julie Leialoha, Kepā Maly, Alapaki Nahale-a, Doug Simons and Barry Taniguchi.   The Mauna Kea Science Reserve Master Plan, approved by the BOR in June 2000, established MKMB, which is comprised of seven voting members representing ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, September 21, 2018
The Kilauea eruption disrupted many lives in the Puna community including keiki from Leilani Estates, Nanawale, Kapoho, Pahoa and Volcano.  Camp Laniakea was conceived to allow keiki in the Puna Emergency Shelters to learn, dream, play and explore. Camp Laniakea enrolled approximately 30 students in grades K-12 who resided in the Puna shelter to experience enriching STEM educational experiences ...read more
Categories: Aloha, Education, 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
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
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