Archived Articles

May 2015

A Message from Executive Director Kirstin Kahaloa

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A Message from Executive Director Kirstin Kahaloa

I am honored to serve the Chamber membership in this role and look forward to continue to lead and advocate for the business community in West Hawai‘i and our state.

Berkey Water Hawaii helps school with Earth Day fundraiser

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Berkey Water Hawaii helps school with Earth Day fundraiser

In celebration of Earth Day, Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School hosted a fundraiser to build a garden on campus.

Annual Member Drive Garnered 24 New Members

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Annual Member Drive Garnered 24 New Members

Referring Business receives a 15 on 15th ad space and choice of $20 gift certificate to local eateries or retail stores of their choice.

Big Island Jewelers is 2015 Lei Niho Palana Winner

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Big Island Jewelers is 2015 Lei Niho Palana Winner

Big Island Jewelers of Kailua-Kona was recently named a 2015 Lei Niho Palaoa Winner for Best Jewelers.

Blue Dragon Restaurant & Chef Noah Hester Incorporates Big Island Goods Into Operation

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Blue Dragon Restaurant & Chef Noah Hester Incorporates Big Island Goods Into Operation

Under Chef Noah Hester's management, the menu at Kawaihae’s Blue Dragon Restaurant presents many of the finest foods the Big Island produces.

Chamber backs TMT Project, Offers Resource Info

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Chamber backs TMT Project, Offers Resource Info

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce supports the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on the Hawai’i Island.

Gwen Ahana Receives the Clive Rainey Lifetime Achievement award

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Gwen Ahana Receives the Clive Rainey Lifetime Achievement award

Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii (HFHWH) announces volunteer Gwen Ahana has been awarded with The Clive Rainey Lifetime Achievement Award.

New Animal Community Center Starts Groundwork

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

New Animal Community Center Starts Groundwork

Hawaii Island Humane Society started preliminary groundwork on its new 12-acre Animal Community Center campus in Keauhou-Kona.

Governor Ige Hears KKCC Concerns at Annual Focus Lunch

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Governor Ige Hears KKCC Concerns at Annual Focus Lunch

Addressing a crowd of over 200, Hawai‘i Governor David Ige said it twice, “I want to define the Hawai‘i we all can be proud of… to leave for our children.”

Jack’s Diving Locker Scuba Instructors Awarded PADI Elite Instructor Certification

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Jack’s Diving Locker Scuba Instructors Awarded PADI Elite Instructor Certification

The PADI Elite Instructor certification has been awarded to four scuba instructors at Jack’s Diving Locker.

KKCC Board of Directors Elected for 2015 – 2017 Terms

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

KKCC Board of Directors Elected for 2015 – 2017 Terms

A slate of candidates for the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was presented to the Chamber membership via the April Connections newsletter and by email.

Mahalo to our Business Vendors at the Governor's Luncheon

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mahalo to our Business Vendors at the Governor's Luncheon

Valuable leads and focused networking took place before and after our annual Focus Luncheon with Governor Ige.

New Small Batch Beer Release Benefits Malama Maunalua

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

New Small Batch Beer Release Benefits Malama Maunalua

Kona Brewing Company (KBC) released Wela Red Ale, a smoky, copper hued craft brew that benefits Malama Maunalua, a Hawai‘i-based non-profit dedicated to restoring the health of Maunalua Bay on O’ahu.

Chamber Seeks Accountant and Membership Manager

Friday, 01 May 2015

Chamber Seeks Accountant and Membership Manager

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce sadly announces that Jessica Kahai will be moving to Okinawa, Japan with her family and will be leaving her position in June.

New Leadership at West Hawaii Mediation Center

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

New Leadership at West Hawaii Mediation Center

West Hawaii Mediation Center (WHMC) in Waimea announces its new executive director, Katie Woods, and new board president, Jan Marrack.