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Mt. Everest Climber to Speak at Kona Chamber Luncheon

June 19, 2013, 10:45 AM HST
* Updated June 19, 8:30 PM
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The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce will install its new officers and directors for 2013-2014 at a luncheon Friday, June 28, at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

The Chamber’s annual business expo will precede and follow the banquet running from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Record‐setting mountaineer and professional motivational speaker Gary Guller will be the guest speaker of the 11:30 a.m. luncheon. In 2003, Guller was leader of the largest ever cross‐disability group to reach Mt. Everest base camp at an elevation of 17,500 feet.

After setting this record, he went on to scale the peak, reaching the summit on May 23, 2003, becoming the first person with one arm to summit Mt. Everest.

The annual event will include a presentation of Chamber accomplishments during the past fiscal year and what it is eyeing for the future.

Mayor Billy Kenoi recognizing award winners at the 2012 Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce annual installation luncheon. Photo Credit Fern Gavelek.

Mayor Billy Kenoi recognizing award winners at the 2012 Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce annual installation luncheon. Photo Credit Fern Gavelek.

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During the luncheon, winners of KKCC’s Pualu Awards will be announced honoring outstanding individuals, businesses and non-profits for dedication and hard work in the West Hawaii community.

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Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about other local businesses at the business expo.

Admission for the banquet is $55 for KKCC members and $65 for non-members. Reservations are required by Friday, June 21, with no refunds afterwards. Reservations can be made online at www.kona-kohala.com or by phone at (808) 329-1758.

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