Archived Articles

December 2015

Executive Director's Message - #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Executive Director's Message - #GivingTuesday

We have many non-profit organizations in our community, many of which are chamber members that are supported and sustained through charitable giving throughout the year. Your support of non-profit organizations keeps our community strong.

11th Annual Building and Design Expo Feb. 12-14; Accepting Vendor Applications

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

11th Annual Building and Design Expo Feb. 12-14; Accepting Vendor Applications

Last year’s expo was attended by 2,500 and a strong turnout is anticipated this year as homeowners are making improvements to their properties.

Daylight Mind Waikoloa opens doors

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Daylight Mind Waikoloa opens doors

Daylight brings its signature fresh bread, coffee and innovative local food menu to the mauka (mountain) side of the shopping center to offer impressive Mauna Kea views.

Hawaii Community FCU presents $15,000 to Hawaii Island United Way

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Hawaii Community FCU presents $15,000 to Hawaii Island United Way

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union recently presented a check for $15,000 to the Hawaii Island United Way (HIUW) during their annual employee campaign.

Your Voice of Business at Work

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Your Voice of Business at Work

KKCC has been hard at work to represent the business community at various events and topics of interest to its membership.

DeVries and Donoho join as new board of directors

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

DeVries and Donoho join as new board of directors

Porter DeVries from DeVries & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.C. and Stephanie Donoho from Kohala Coast Resort Association joined as board members last month.

Hawaii Forest & Trail recognized in OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Hawaii Forest & Trail recognized in OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015

When Rob and Cindy Pacheco founded Hawaii Forest & Trail in the garage of their house, they never dreamed their tour operation would grow to have more than 50 employees at three locations.

Employment Law seminar focuses on latest legal challenges, updates

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Employment Law seminar focuses on latest legal challenges, updates

The 2015 Employment Law Seminar— annually sponsored by Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris—featured an eight-part program focused on the latest trends and challenges in employment law, including real-life cases and examples pulled from current case files.

Talented thespians from all over the world study and perform at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Talented thespians from all over the world study and perform at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) stages some of the most talented young musicians to study, grow and perform with professional musical performer/teachers.

Hatsukaichi Chamber of Commerce reunites with KKCC during Kona cultural visit

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Hatsukaichi Chamber of Commerce reunites with KKCC during Kona cultural visit

The KKCC hosted its sister city chamber, the Hatsukaichi Chamber of Commerce & Industry and other representatives from Hiroshima early November.

Pelagic Magic® Video selected for prestigious film exhibition

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Pelagic Magic® Video selected for prestigious film exhibition

Jeff Leicher of Kona’s Jack’s Diving Locker submitted a video to the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition (SDUFX) titled Pelagic Magic® where it was selected and shown to over 500 people in a sold-out high tech venue.

Energy Talk Story hashes NextEra/HEI merger

Monday, 30 November 2015

Energy Talk Story hashes NextEra/HEI merger

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) hosted an Energy Talk Story November 5 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows.

Kona Brewers Festival raises $850,000 for community organizations

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Kona Brewers Festival raises $850,000 for community organizations

The Kona Brewers Festival turns 21 on March 12th, raising funds through the celebration of handcrafted beers and local cuisine in a sustainable community gathering.

Governor Message - Dengue Fever

Monday, 30 November 2015

Governor Message - Dengue Fever

This disease is a threat, not only to the health of individuals, families and friends, but also to the vitality of our business and tourism sectors.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel named leader in tourism and hospitality

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel named leader in tourism and hospitality

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was selected as Pacific Business News’ Leader in Tourism and Hospitality Winner 2015.