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AfterHours Breezes into the Sophistication of the Kings’ Shops

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By Lisa Freudenberger, photo by Pam Latinis


NETWORKING - Swept away by the beauty of a clear mountain top view of Mauna Kea, chamber members and friends enjoyed a lovely evening of mixing and mingling at the lakeside upstairs bar at The Koa Table for the November AfterHours hosted by Kings' Shops.

This was the perfect cozy spot for Lynn Rostau Kings’ Shops GM and Jill Izuno Kings’ Shops assistant GM to showcase Hawaii Island’s premier shopping and dining destination. The Kings’ Shops in the Waikoloa Beach Resort offers a fantastic collection of brand name stores along with island favorites, art, salons, casual eateries and fine dining.

The monthly AfterHours was another great night out and the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is thankful for the support of all of its members and partners. A big mahalo to Kings’ Shops management and to Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, A-Bay’s Grill, Island Fish & Chips, Kona Brewing Company and The Koa Table for providing delicious pupus and beverages.

We also enjoyed music from the award-winning singer and slack key guitarist John Keawe. While sharing the Kings’ Shops shopping opportunities and events, Rostau said Keawe is one of the featured performers included on the Kings’ Shops nightly entertainment schedule.

Aside from shopping and dining, did you know Kings' Shops has a wonderful partnership with the Bishop Museum? Weekly petroglyph tours are offered that walk you back through Hawaii’s fascinating history. Rostau noted that she and the Kings’ Shops understand the importance of honoring the history of the Kohala Coast and its cultural significance. The tours are enjoyed by all and should not be missed.

Kings’ Shops offers activities and entertainment for keiki, youth, adults, and seniors. Check out the Wednesday Farmer’s Market, weekly Beginner Ukulele Lessons, Petroglyph Tours, Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua “Talk Story” sessions, nightly music performances from award winning singers and musicians, koi fish feeding, and the free hula and lei making lessons.

In addition to the educational and cultural activities offered, Rostau announced a mini golf course will be coming to the Kings’ Shops lakeside in 2018. This is another great reason for both locals and tourists to come visit and enjoy some family fun!

Izuno generously gave away numerous over the top door prizes donated by Shops merchants. Lucky attendees that night walked away with extravagant gifts like high-end clothing and accessories, gift cards and even a necklace from Tiffany & Co.! Visit the Kings' Shops calendar and site for special offers. Visit and

As we wound down the evening with fun and fancy door prizes, Rostau made sure we were aware of “Fashion for the Fight,” a fashion show fundraiser 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 to benefit cancer survivors and caregivers from North Hawaii Community Hospital’s Cancer Center. Rostau said she is very proud and happy that Kings’ Shops supports and partners with the hospital and its volunteers. For tickets contact Julia Ramos at 808-881-4420.

The annual holiday AfterHours is one you won’t want to miss! Get your ball gown and tuxedo out and join us for the December AfterHours hosted by Big Island Collision Center, Dickinson General Contracting and Mason Termite and Pest Control. Time is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13.

It will be a fun-filled Casino Masquerade Ball themed event at Big Island Collision Center located at 73-5568 Olowalu St. Enjoy some light pupus provided by Fosters Kitchen as you "gamble" for this year’s bragging rights for the most casino chips won.

Don't forget to bring your new and unwrapped toy to this special event. All toys generated from this event will be donated to Hawaii Family Support Services. Also, this will be the last time you are able to place your bid on KKCC's Bid for Hawaii Silent Auction. We look forward to seeing you there for some great networking.

In lieu of the customary event admission fee, attendees are encouraged to bring a new, un-wrapped toy to donate to Hawaii Family Support Services. A free RSVP is mandatory so event hosts can estimate an attendee count

All members and friends are asked to register at or phone KKCC at 329-1758.

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