Hawaiʻi Community Federal Credit Union, Ka‘analike partner to help Maui wildfire survivors

Hawaiʻi Community Federal Credit Union and Ka‘analike recently teamed up to collect donations supporting Maui wildfire survivors.

Business Monday: Big Island tour company provides epic volcano adventures, lava or not

The Big Island eco-tour company based in Volcano, offers a once-in-a-lifetime guided interpretive adventure — lava or not — to past and present eruptive activity of Kīlauea volcano and the greatest attractions at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, focusing on the volcano’s summit region and including discussions about endemic species and the Hawaiian culture.

Mug design contest at Aloha Petroleum now open for high school-aged keiki

One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash award. The second place winner will receive $750 and the third place winner will receive a $500 cash award.

Big Island hotels at 70% occupancy for August 2023

Hotels on the Big Island reported revenue per available room (RevPAR) at $302 (-2.2% vs. 2022, +33.3% vs. 2019), with average daily rate (ADR) at $436 (+2.8% vs. 2022, +55.7% vs. 2019), and occupancy of 69.3% (-3.6 percentage points vs. 2022, -11.6 percentage points vs. 2019).

Kaiser Permanente appoints regional president for Hawaiʻi, Southern California

Kaiser Permanente has officially named Michelle Gaskill-Hames, BSN, MHA, as the Regional President of Kaiser Permanente for Southern California and Hawaiʻi, a position she had been serving in on an interim basis since April 2023.

Admissions director at Life Care Center in Hilo recognized for her service to patients, associates

Florence Sabate, admissions director at Life Care Center of Hilo, was recognized with Life Care Centers of America’s Mountain States Division Whatever It Takes Champions annual award for her dedication to customer service.

Business Monday: Nearly century old building holds family coffee shop, memories

The family owned and operated Coffee Shack in Captain Cook resides in a nearly century-old building that held a school and Buddhist meetings. Now it offers customers fresh coffee from the owners’ farm, and a captivating view of the Kona Coast that overlooks Kealakekua Bay.

Business Monday: Climb to new heights at Kona Cliffs

The bouldering gym opened in the Kona Brewery Block on Aug. 1.

Business Monday: Gam3Escape in Hilo on the Big Island building community through gaming

Gam3Escape is your gateway to adventure and, as its name suggests with the “3” mirroring the “E,” an escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Business Monday: Fall in love with treasures found at Hilo’s Knickknackery Antiques and Collectibles Hawaiiana

A Hilo antique shop survived during the pandemic thanks to loyal customers. Now they’re celebrating in their new location at 84 Kapiolani St.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park visitors contribute $149 million to Big Island economy in 2022

Spending by the 1.6 million visitors to the park last year supported 1,500 jobs in the area and $195 million in economic output in local gateway economies surrounding the park.

Blackstone giving $1.5 million to support employees, residents impacted by Maui wildfires

Employees and residents of Blackstone’s Maui properties will receive $3,000 assistance payments, while $500,000 will be donated to Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund and the Maui Food Bank.

Business Monday: Founders of Island Jerky Crunchy Munchies bring flavor, love to every bag

Starting as a side hustle seven years ago, the Tsukamotos have turned their homemade beef jerky into a thriving business.

Cyclists for Lāhainā: 3 Big Island bike shops roll out two initiatives in support of Maui community destroyed by wildfire

The bike shops owned by Grant Miller are sponsoring the Bikes For Lāhainā bike collection drive and the Aug. 20 Ride For Lāhainā in Kona.

Kaiser Permanente, Hawaiʻi Health Systems reach new contract agreement

During the next 60 days, the two health care providers will focus on finalizing the remaining details of the agreement.

Aloha Petroleum, parent companies donate $100K to support Maui wildfire relief and recovery efforts

The Hawai‘i gasoline marketer and convenience store operator also launched an in-store fundraising initiative at its Aloha Island Mart locations on the Big Island, Kaua‘i, O‘ahu and Maui.

Made in Hawai‘i Festival to donate of proceeds to Maui wildfire relief effort

The three-day Made in Hawai‘i Festival is planned for this weekend, Aug. 18-20, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Exhibition Halls I and II.

Hawai‘i’s Finest raises $250K for Lāhainā wildfire relief, also hosting benefit concert in Honolulu

The renowned Native Hawaiian-owned brand from Molokai hopes to raise an additional $300,000 to help with wildfire relief efforts on Maui through the Kōkua Maui fundraiser concert Aug. 18 in Honolulu.

Genki Sushi rallies to aid those affected by devastating Maui wildfires

Genki Sushi is donating $50,000 to the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. It also will be donating every month for the rest of the year to support the wildfire relief and recovery efforts.

Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union offers emergency assistance, launches Maui wildfire relief fundraiser

The Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union Emergency Financial Assistance Program offers loan deferrals, low-rate personal loans and fee waivers for those impacted by Mauiʻs wildfires.
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