Biz Quickies: Suisan, Donkey Balls, Geocaching

January 10, 2014, 3:57 PM HST
* Updated January 15, 8:52 AM
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Changes At Suisan
Suisan Company Ltd. CEO Glenn Hashimoto was named president of the Hilo-based company Jan. 1, to replace the retiring long-time company president Rex Matsuno. Established in 1907, Suisan has 175 employees in the food distribution business on the Big Island, said a release. Matsuno started with the company in 1947.

Chocolate For All

The Original Donkey Balls Store and Factory has expanded its production and wholesale operations and now distributes 60 gourmet chocolate selections, including vegan chocolate donkey balls.

Geocaching Kailua
The Kailua Village Business Improvement District is adding a number of new activities this year, including a weekly “Tuesday Trot” 5K Fun Run and Walk. Soon Historic Kailua Village will also be added to the world list of nearly 2 million geocache locations, allowing “geocachers” to find historic and cultural treasures on “Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast,” a Hawaii Scenic Byway in the village. Visit the Historic Kailua Village web site.

Popular Pahoa B&B
Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast in Pahoa recently added a brand new suite, the Pualani Suite, and is now offering three suites with a kitchenette, dining and living room area, and one studio, all with private bathrooms and separate entrances. Hale Moana is’s #1 B&B in the Pahoa area, according to the Big Island Visitors Bureau.

Hamakua Business

Pau Hana meetings for small businesses and startup in Honokaa, sponsored by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of North Hawaii, are open to everyone from 5-7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. The meetings are open to everyone for networking, exchanging news, and developing new business opportunities. The next “Business First Pau Hana” will be Feb. 4 at the Red Lanai Cafe; March 6, Blue Dragon Lanai; April 1, Red Water Lanai; May 6, Merriman’s Garden; June 5, Blue Dragon Lanai; July 1, Red Water Lanai; Aug. 5, Merriman’s Garden, and Sept. 2 Merriman’s Garden. Call Penny Pagliaro at 315-7776 for info.

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