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In Brief | Business 2-23-13

Seminar on writing business plans slated

The Hawaii Small Business Development Center presents “How To Write A Business Plan” on March 20 at its West Hawaii center located in Kuakini Tower, 75-5722 Kuakini Highway, Suite 213. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. and the seminar is from 3 to 5 p.m.

Participants will learn how to develop a business plan or revise an existing one with step-by-step instructions. The session will include business plan financials.

There is a $20 fee for the seminar. Preregistration is required by March 19. For more information and to register, call 327-3680 or visit

Big Island Visitors Bureau moves office

The Big Island Visitors Bureau has moved its office to The Shops at Mauna Lani in Suite 109B.

Working closely with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the agency is the Big Island chapter of the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, which is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to promote the islands to travelers throughout North America — Hawaii’s largest and most important market.

Surgery center offers new options

The Kona Surgery Center LLC recently announced the addition of two new surgical procedures now offered at its outpatient surgical center.

One procedure offers treatment for patients with uncontrolled glaucoma or poor compliance or intolerance to medical therapy. The minimally invasive procedure is called canaloplasty or phacocanaloplasty and offers the most promise for control of the glaucoma disease process. Dr. Susan H. Senft is one of three surgeons in the state are able to perform the procedure.

The second procedure is called transanal hemorrhoid dearterialization and is a minimally invasive hemorrhoid technique that uses ultrasound guidance to tie off the arteries feeding hemorrhoid tissues. The advantage of this new procedure is a reduction in pain and a quicker return to normal activity.