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Monday, May 10, 2021

Ola Brew Delves Into New Market With Award-Winning, Uniquely Hawaiian Spirit

Ola introduced its Okolehao to the public at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in April.
Saturday, May 01, 2021

Olson Trust Purchases Pahala Shopping Center

Ownership of the shopping center transferred in April.
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Visitor Arrivals to Hawai´i Increase for First Time During Pandemic

This was the first time in 12 months visitor arrivals were up, but the year-to-date arrivals were still significantly down.
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Grants Open For Applications Friday

Money will soon become available to help restaurants struggling in the wake of COVID-19.
Saturday, April 24, 2021

‘Voices of Business’ Podcast to Feature Local Success Stories

Episodes will be hosted on the Chamber of Commerce Hawai´i’s website every Wednesday, along with various podcast hosting platforms.
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Agritourism Showcased in New Hawaii Farm Trails App

Information on Hawai‘i’s agritourism operations can now be accessed in the palm of your hand.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hawai´i Hotel Performance Sees Meaningful March Uptick

While the overall results were promising, they did vary by county.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021

HDOA Looks to Grow Local Ag Through New Financial Initiative

The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is now accepting proposals for the Grow Hawai`i Agriculture Initiative 2021.
Thursday, April 01, 2021

HTA Publishes Tourism Action Plan For Big Island

The community-based plan focuses on key actions that the community, visitor industry and other sectors deem necessary over a three-year period.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Southwest Introduces Pre-Clearance Screening Program to Oahu, Maui

The program allows visitors and returning residents to bypass a mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival provided they have met key requirements of the program and have correctly uploaded the relevant items into a traveler profile on the State of Hawaii website.
Monday, March 29, 2021

‘Carmageddon’ Crashes Into Big Island, as Rental Industry Swallowed by Mass Demand

Anyone on the hunt for a rental car in Hawai´i is in for a disappointing month. At least.
Friday, March 26, 2021

Visitor Arrivals Down 70% in February

According to preliminary statistics released by the Hawai´i Tourism Authority (HTA), the average daily census showed that there were 90,776 visitors in Hawai´i on any given day in February 2021, compared to 250,052 visitors per day in February 2020.
Monday, March 22, 2021

Committee Will Announce Banyan Drive Proposal Selections in April

A committee is evaluating proposals that were submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) published in August 2020.
Monday, March 22, 2021

Live Venue Grant Funding Available in April

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that the $16 billion program aimed at helping live event businesses impacted by the pandemic will begin accepting applications in April.
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Soul Community Planet Acquires Hilo Seaside Hotel

A California-based company announced its purchase of the 138-room Hilo Seaside Hotel.
Monday, March 15, 2021

$1 Million Raised for Local Nonprofits

Blue Planet Foundation announces the successful completion of its program to crowdfund for Hawaiiʻs nonprofits.
Monday, March 15, 2021

Survey Shows Record Level of Support for Local Businesses

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Foundation partners with Omnitrak on “The People’s Pulse Survey”.
Monday, March 15, 2021

Guide For Hawai‘i Bars, Restaurants to Access New COVID Grant Funding

Administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund will offer grants to small food and beverage businesses to cover the difference between 2019 revenue and 2020 revenue.
Monday, March 15, 2021

Mālama Market Opening This Month in Pāhoa

Mālama Market Pāhoa will officially open its doors at 10 m on March 31 following a private blessing ceremony. The store will be open daily from 6 am to 9 pm.
Monday, March 15, 2021

Hawaiian to Expand Pre-Clearance Travel Program

Hawaiian announced Monday it is expanding its pre-clearance program to Japan and South Korea, making it more convenient for international travelers to visit and safely enjoy the state of Hawai‘i.
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