Boylan speaking at chamber meeting
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce invites the community to celebrate the installation of its new officers and directors for 2012-13 on June 29 at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Political reporter and retired professor Dan Boylan serves as guest speaker of the 11:30 a.m. luncheon.
The annual event also shares what the chamber has accomplished during the past fiscal year and what it is eyeing for the future. The winners of the organization’s Pualu Awards, which honor outstanding individuals, businesses and nonprofits for dedication and hard work in the West Hawaii community, will be announced.
In addition, attendees can learn about new and existing businesses at the chamber’s annual Business Expo, which precedes and follows the banquet. Times are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Admission for the banquet is $50 for chamber members and $60 for nonmembers. Tables of eight can be reserved. Reservations are required by June 25, no refunds afterwards. Secure a seat online at kona-kohala.com or phone 329-1758.
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and advocacy for a successful business environment in West Hawaii.
Business coach announces book release
Hawaii Island business coach Lynn VanLeeuwen has a new book offering advice for CEOs of small- and medium-sized businesses about sustainable company success.
“The Green CEO: Leadership that Drives Profit and Sustainability” is published by Green Wave Publishing. Book excerpts are available at thegreenceo.com and on Amazon.
“This is a time when CEOs are pressured by demands of stockholders, customers, environmental and social advocates, and governments,” VanLeeuwen said in announcing the release. “Green certifiers in all arenas are enticing companies to follow their production and operational guidelines. There can be great value in doing so. But how do you carve out a business path that uniquely differentiates your company in the market place and grows triple-based profits — that is profits based on sound economic development, environmental regeneration, and social stewardship — with such certifications?”
VanLeeuwen has more than 20 years as a management design specialist and Wall Street consultant. Her interest in sustainability was fostered by her Peace Corps service in Tonga, with an atypical assignment to the late King George Tupou V.
Peterson awarded ‘Timeshare with Aloha’
The American Resort Development Association of Hawaii has named Stephanie Peterson, executive vacation counselor at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort, Hawaii Island’s 2012 Timeshare Employee of the Year.
The association established the awards program this year to reward committed industry professionals who make Hawaii a special place to visit. The “Timeshare with Aloha” recognition was awarded to one outstanding employee from Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. The four winners each received a two-night stay at a Hawaii timeshare resort and $1,000 to spend during their vacation.
A resident of Waimea, Peterson is also actively involved in her community. She has worked as a volunteer for the Ironman Triathlon, donated to and participated in the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk organized by the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association and has also donated multiple times to the Lokahi Giving Project.
King joins Kapaau Veterinary Center staff
Kapaau Veterinary Center has welcomed Daniel King, D.V.M., C.V.A., to its practice beginning July 2.
King brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the veterinary field, working with small animals and horses. He is a certified veterinary chiropractor, acupuncturist and herbalist.
He is moving to North Kohala from Illinois with his wife and son.
Robinson appointed outreach director
Kaloa Robinson has joined the North Hawaii Community Hospital ohana as the hospital’s director of community outreach. He will lead the organization’s outreach and community partnership efforts, as well as oversee communications programs.
Robinson has extensive experience in community relations with multiple outlets that include U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka as legislative and special assistant in Washington; John A. Burns School of Medicine’s faculty member; Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence as recruitment specialist; Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi as executive director; and HMSA as community liaison.
He is also vice chairman of the Hawaii County Fire Commission, a member of the Akaka Falls Lions Club and a recent board member with Hawaii Island United Way.