Archived Articles

June 2017

Board Chair Message: West Hawai‘i on the Map!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Board Chair Message:  West Hawai‘i on the Map!

The last two years as Board Chair have broadened my perspective on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in West Hawai‘i.

Volunteer Service – Chamber-Style

Thursday, 01 June 2017

 Volunteer Service – Chamber-Style

Volunteers started the day by driving golf carts and transporting food, drinks, shirts and bags out to the course registration area.

Top 5 Reasons to Refer a New Member

Thursday, 01 June 2017

Top 5 Reasons to Refer a New Member

By referring new members, you help to strengthen the voice of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce.

Sold-Out Golf Tourney Huge Success; Offers Full Day of Fun and Fellowship

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Sold-Out Golf Tourney Huge Success; Offers Full Day of Fun and Fellowship

With breathtaking ocean views and a challenging Hualalai landscape, players enjoyed friendly camaraderie and beautiful weather.

Winner Announced for 2017 Auto Body Hawaii Senior Essay Contest

Friday, 26 May 2017

Winner Announced for 2017 Auto Body Hawaii Senior Essay Contest

This year’s student winner of Auto Body Hawaii’s Senior Essay Contest is Neena Charles from Kona’s Makua Lani Christian Academy.

A Big Mahalo to All Participating Hole Sponsors and Donators

Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Big Mahalo to All Participating Hole Sponsors and Donators

A sincere mahalo to all our hole sponsors and the organizations and businesses who donated to another succesful 2017 golf tournament.

Samantha Leigh Joins HCFCU as Human Resources Manager

Friday, 26 May 2017

Samantha Leigh Joins HCFCU as Human Resources Manager

Samantha Leigh is the new human resources manager at Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU).

Hawaii Island Humane Society Receives Grant for New Leash on Life Program

Friday, 26 May 2017

Hawaii Island Humane Society Receives Grant for New Leash on Life Program

The Windermere Foundation awarded Hawaii Island Humane Society a $2,000 grant for the New Leash on Life program.

The Source Slight Hike in Advertising Rates

Thursday, 01 June 2017

The Source Slight Hike in Advertising Rates

Chamber members can still take advantage of the 10 percent discount when they also renew their membership in July.

Career Expo 2017 a Surprising Success

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Career Expo 2017 a Surprising Success

More than 500 attendees checked out the 50-plus exhibitors from various industries including healthcare, retail, hospitality and finance.

Hawaii Community College: Academic End-of-the-Year Highlights

Thursday, 01 June 2017

Hawaii Community College: Academic End-of-the-Year Highlights

The end of the academic year has been a joyful time at Hawai‘i Community College.

Ask the County of Hawai'i

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Ask the County of Hawai'i

Mahalo to the many attendees who submitted questions to the Mayor and the heads of County Departments during the March Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon.

Governor Message: 32% Decrease in Hawaii Island's Homelessness

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Governor Message: 32% Decrease in Hawaii Island's Homelessness

The 2017 statewide count found 7,220 homeless individuals across the state, compared to 7,921 in 2016.

It’s Anchor’s Aweigh at May AfterHours

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

It’s Anchor’s Aweigh at May AfterHours

Grounded landlubbers weathered the stormy gray skies at the recent May AfterHours hosted by Pacific Boats & Yachts, Dolphin Journeys and Goose's Edge, Inc. at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club —the oldest saltwater fishing club in the country.