Controversial Kaua‘i resort Coco Palms to be rebuilt by global firm; 2026 opening planned

IHG Hotels & Resorts – headquartered in England – intends to rebuild under its Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand.

 Hawaiʻi police lieutenant graduates from FBI National Academy

“Congratulations to Lieutenant Lewis on successfully completing the esteemed FBI National Academy. His hard work and commitment to excellence embody the high standards we strive for in Hawaii Police Department,” said Chief Benjamin Moszkowicz.

Police seek help with 2022 homicide case after finding decomposed body in Big Island residence

Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the publicʻs help with a 2022 murder case that involves the discovery of a decomposing body following a report of a foul odor coming from a residence.

Maui-based company announces first Duke’s restaurant on Big Island

Duke’s Kona will occupy a 15,000 square-foot oceanfront space at the 22-acre Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa.

Business Monday: Punaluʻu Bakeshop helping fuel voyages with new energy bar

The popular Big Island bakery in Nāʻālehu is honoring the heritage of the Hawaiian Islands with its new Voyager Bar, the only energy bar made in Hawaiʻi, that features the traditional “canoe foods” of breadfruit, coconut and banana.

Zonta Club of Hilo increases microgrants to Big Island women entrepreneurs to $10K total

Women entrepreneurs who are seeking financial support are encouraged to apply for microgrants up to $2,000 each.

Business Monday: Street Eats event coming up on Kahamehameha Day

The Kailua Village Business Improvement District is rolling out its Street Eats Food Truck Festival during King Kamehameha Day on June 8.

Business Monday: OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa begins new era with $60M face-lift

The face-lift was guided and inspired by the concept of “kōī au,” symbolizing a flowing current and eloquence. Hawaiian culture and the historic significance of Keauhou Bay, the birthplace of King Kamehameha III, are also at the forefront of the resort’s new look.

Business Monday: Accounting UH-Hilo grad enters the Big Island workforce

Nikki Jicha, 18, of Hilo, is already integrated into the Big Island workforce as she’s been working as an intern for Hilo-based accounting firm Taketa, Iwata, Hara & Associates.

Educator externship held to advance creative technical skills for Hawai‘i teachers, enhance student workforce readiness

The event was a result of the Creative Industries Sector Partnership’s Career Awareness initiative, a workforce development collaboration between employers and educators.

UHERO forecast: Counties poised for slower growth, inflation surpasses national average

Maui rebuilding and the incremental return of international travelers will support tourism, helping to offset a moderate pullback in the continental U.S. market.

Business Monday: Island Dermatology promotes preventative skin care

May is melanoma and skin care awareness month and the Island Dermatology team is working to get the word out about preventative skin care.

CU Hawaiʻi donates$20,000 with a matching grant to support affordable housing initiatives

“These matching gifts will help our organization create more housing for those in our community who many times need the most help to become homeowners,” said HICDC Executive Director Keith Kato.

Department of Health issues a recall alert for Gibson Farms bulk organic California shelled walnuts due to potential E. coli contamination

The recalled product may have been distributed at at six stores on the Big Island.

Google invests in improving Hawaiʻi’s internet infrastructure

“We are truly grateful for Google’s transformative investment in our state’s digital infrastructure,” said Lt. Gov. Luke.

Business Monday: Big Island-grown agency celebrating 24 years of empowering people with developmental disabilities

Full Life has more than 100 staff members and direct support providers who help clients build relationships, understand their community and offer one-on-one support so they can not only physically access their community but develop valued roles.

Business Monday: Ola Brew partners with Symbrosia to create low-methane burger in honor of Earth Day

Starting today, the taprooms in Hilo and Kona will offer the Smash Burger — Earth Day edition — while supplies last.

Business Monday: Kona Village named among the best new resorts in North America and Europe in 2024

In a lifestyle article published in “Esquire” magazine on April 9, Kona Village, located nine miles north of Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, was the only Hawai‘i hotel named among the 41 best new hotels in North America and Europe for 2024.

Matsuyama family celebrates official opening of third store with community

Matsuyama Food and Fuel opened on Dec. 27. This new store, the family’s flagship location, will serve visitors coming and going from the Big Island and a stop for last-minute beach snacks and food.

Business Monday: Hilo Burger Joint meets change head-on and adapts to continue serving Big Island

Throughout the past nearly 15 years, owner Rhonda Nichols and her staff have overcome every challenge they faced — including a global pandemic — to provide a safe, family friendly and community driven place that feels more like your own kitchen than a restaurant.
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