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In Brief | Business 10-12-12

HEMIC announces dividend payments

The board of directors of Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. has declared a $1.5 million dividend payable to qualifying policyholders. This is the sixth consecutive year the HEMIC board has authorized a multimillion dollar dividend. HEMIC policyholders with good safety records qualified for the dividend according to the rules of the dividend distribution plan adopted by the board.

HEMIC specializes in workers’ compensation insurance. The company is rated “A” by A.M. Best. Most Hawaii employers are guaranteed coverage and premiums are tailored to the employers’ individual loss history.

Rogers named to Disabled Adventures board

Disabled Adventures welcomes Joel William Rogers as a new advisory board member. Rogers will be key to the organization’s ambitious new project that will enhance the Big Island as a disability friendly resort destination.

“Recent grants will serve as seed money to create an informative booklet describing West Hawaii’s many accessible venues. Adaptive sports, accessible beaches, historic sites and assistive device rentals will be covered,” said Director Jean Hartley. “The information will be available as an ebook on Disabled Adventure’s website and in print through the local hotel and visitor industry.”

Rogers has a background in web development, video, photography and print media.

For more information or to contribute to this booklet, reach Hartley at Visit or Hartley’s blog,

Danaher leads health workshop Oct. 19

Certified personal trainer Katie Danaher will lead “Get Rid of Belly Fat Through Nutrition and Exercise” at noon Oct. 19 at The Club in Kona. Danaher will discuss the different types of belly fat, what it takes to control hunger, energy and cravings through nutrition, and how to have an efficient metabolism through exercise, during the 45-minute workshop.

Register at The Club in Kona or call 326-2582. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll slated Oct. 21

Kailua Village’s monthly Kokua Kailua is set from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21.

Kokua Kailua presents an opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy Alii Drive as a pedestrian-only walkway. The festive marketplace atmosphere is highlighted by dozens of vendors, artisans, unique shops and restaurants.

Free entertainment begins at 4 p.m. on the lawn at Hulihee Palace. Visit to learn more.

The event is sponsored by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Destination Kona Coast, Kailua Village Merchants Association, Hulihee Palace, West Hawaii Today and Pacific Radio Group.

One Island offers green business workshop

Big Island business owners and managers are invited to learn green solutions to enhance sustainability at a two-day workshop offered by One Island Sustainable Living Center in Honaunau.

“Greening Your Business” will help businesspeople identify, select and integrate green practices to revitalize their business models and strengthen economic return.

Green business owner and author Lynn VanLeeuwen will lead the workshop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 with a “follow-up” session from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 8.

Learn more at, email or call 328-2452.