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Tom Mc Andrews, myKonaOffice co-host November AfterHours

Posted in December 2013

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Our HostsNETWORKING—myKonaOffice and the offices of Darl C. Gleed & Associates at Wailua Professional Plaza was the location of the recent Chamber pau hana. The event was co-hosted by attorney Darl Gleed, owner of myKonaOffice, and Thomas McAndrews, registered principal and investment advisor with Independent Financial Group.Networking 2

While serenaded to the music of Kevin Teves and enjoying pupus by Lemongrass Bistro, attendees toured myKonaOffice. The two-floor facility offers temporary executive, physician and conference space with ocean views, wifi, teleconferencing capability and office support. The fully functional office spaces are available for half- and full-day use. A membership option provides a local 808 phone number, mail service and communications infrastructure,

Tom McAndrews has over 30 years experience in banking, securities and the insurance service industries. A financial planner and investment advisor since 1997, McAndrews recently opened an office in the Honalo Business Center in Kainaliu. He says financial planning involves a holistic approach to the analysis of investments, insurance, retirement, estate and tax planning and he collaborates with a variety of financial planning pros,

The Chamber has over 500 members and welcomed the following new additions:New Members

• Teri‘i Holzgrove of B2B Solutions offers information technology management and consulting for businesses with a large technology footprint. The Hawaii office is located in the Chamber of Commerce Center in Kailua-Kona.

•Dianna Tangen of Ohana Warehouse said the family operated convenience store is located in the former Ege’s Store on Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook. Open daily, it offers groceries, liquor, beer, wine, Italian lasagne, fresh bakery items and patio dining. 808-328-2262.

• John Lewandowski has been engraving for 19 years and recently opened Kona Engraving in Kailua-Kona’s Old Industrial Area. Lewandowski specializes in jewelry and also engraves plaques, acrylic, wood and crystals. He custom-cuts wood and acrylic and fashions name tags. 808-365-4412.

• Karen Cochrane, Ph.D. of Pathways to Optimal Living in Kailua-Kona incorporates psychology, human development, education and neuroscience research to help clients address ADHD/ADD issues, academic and athletic performance, learning and comprehension, brain fitness, anxiety, stress and coping. 808-896-3602.

• ChinnRu “Joy” Wu provides merchant services and payment processing with Powerpay. The company offers credit card, EBT and check processing, plus cash advance services. She sets up payment systems for cell phones, websites and non-brick-and-mortar businesses.

Networking 3Chamber President/CEO Vivian Landrum said the December AfterHours is KKCC’s annual Holiday Gift Drive with donated toys, gift cards and admission fees donated to Family Support Services. Canned goods will also be accepted for the food bank. The date moves up to the second Wednesday of the month—December 11—at Keauhou Shopping Center. Register online at or phone 329-1758.

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