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Chamber participates in inaugural ‘Hawaii on the Hill’ initiative

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce participated in the first Hawaii on the Hill initiative July 22 and 23 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Co-chaired by Sen. Mazie Hirono and the rest of the Hawaii delegation, the event highlighted the state’s businesses, food and culture on Capitol Hill. The two-day affair included a Hawaii Policy Summit, tours of the White House and Capitol, and concluded with a “Taste of Hawaii” reception with more than 700 invited guests experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of Hawaii.

Day showcases new Kaiser facility

Kaiser Permanente’s Kona Medical Office, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month, welcomed community members July 20 to its Family Fun Day for an afternoon of games, activities, prizes and entertainment. Visitors toured the new facilities at the corner of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Honokohau Street and mingled with Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff.

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The Kohala Coast is seen from the summit of the Kohala Mountains. Kawaihae Harbor is on the right, Waikoloa, left center, and Hualalai above the cloud line. Tom Morse/Community Contributor

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