Thursday, April 07, 2022

Vibrant Hawaiʻi Announces Economic Development Strategy Micro-Investments

Several Big Island businesses and organizations are getting a financial boost to help fund pilot ideas or scale up concepts.
Tuesday, March 08, 2022

New Dining Options Open at Queens’ Marketplace Food Court

New dining options have arrived at the Queens’ Marketplace food court: Waikoloa Shrimp Co., Island Greens, Waikoloa Pizza and Hawaii Kind.
Sunday, March 06, 2022

UHERO Economic Forecast For First Quarter of 2022 Optimistic

A University of Hawaiʻi organization is optimistic about the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, predicting a broader recovery in the first several months of 2022 in its March report.
Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Big Island Businesses on Board With Decision to Lift COVID Restrictions

Businesses in downtown Hilo have struggled since the beginning of the pandemic and onset of restrictions. Some pivoted and made changes to their operations to weather the storm.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Artisan Market Sets up in The Brew Block This Sunday

Nihilo Artisan Market, a bi-monthly event that strives to stimulate the creative community in Hawai’i, is hosting an Art Walk from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 in the Brew Block, 74-5599 Pawai Place in Kailua-Kona.
Monday, December 06, 2021

Hawaiian Airlines Offers Travel Waivers Due to Intense, Protracted Storms

Changes can be made by phone, text or via Hawaiian Airlines website.
Thursday, November 11, 2021

HTA Issues RFP for MCI Marketing and Management Services

The new contract will engage these services for four years, with an option for a fifth year.
Tuesday, November 09, 2021

KCH Looks to Grow Staff Through Specialty Hires, New Accredited Program

With COVID-19 cases on the steady decline, Kona Community Hospital is looking at long-term solutions to expand and bolster its workforce.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021

American Job Center Hawaiʻi to Host Free, Virtual Job Fair Thursday

The American Job Center Hawaiʻi will host a free virtual Job Fair on Thursday.
Monday, November 01, 2021

Kona Commons to Host Artisan Market in November

More than 55 vendors from around the island will offer a variety of products to shoppers.
Thursday, October 28, 2021

September Visitor Spending in Hawai´i Down 15% From Pre-Pandemic Total

Through the first nine months of 2021, total visitor spending was $9.03 billion. This was a decrease of 32.1 percent from the $13.30 billion spent through the first nine months of 2019.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Hawaii Hotels Report September 2021

Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantially higher revenue per available room, average daily rate, and occupancy in September 2021 compared to September 2020.
Monday, October 18, 2021

Health Department Issues Red Placard to Kona Restaurant Over Several Violations

The restaurant has been directed to contact the DOH when the violations have been corrected, at which time a follow-up inspection will be conducted.
Monday, October 04, 2021

Big Island Healthcare Services to Merge

Bay Clinic, Inc. and West Hawaii Community Health Center are joining together.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

HTA Resumes Support of Community-Based Tourism Initiatives

HTA is resuming its Community Enrichment Program, which supports community-based projects, festivals and events that enhance resident and visitor experiences, and create opportunities for meaningful economic development.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Hawai´i Visitor Tallies Continue to Climb Toward Pre-Pandemic Norm

Visitor arrivals to Hawai´i, and monetary spend within the state, continue to creep closer to pre-pandemic levels.
Monday, July 26, 2021

Outrigger Revives Plan to Acquire Ownership of Sheraton in Keauhou

Outrigger Hospitality Group announced today that it has revived its plan to acquire ownership of Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 509-room property in a prime oceanfront location on the Island of Hawai‘i.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Tasty Kona Highlights Products From Local Small Businesses

Tasty Kona is open 9 am to 7:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday and looking for employees and vendors.
Monday, July 19, 2021

New McDonald’s Location Opens at Puna Kai Shopping Center

The Puna Kai Shopping Center in Pāhoa is welcoming a new, but familiar tenant.
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Kona Commons to Host July Job Fair

Both full-time and part-time employment opportunities are available.
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