About Town: 11-30-17

  • Korey Pulluaim, left, general manager of Big Island Honda, delivers a check to Kaitlin Moore, community development manager for American Cancer Society for North and West Hawaii. Big Island Honda dedicated $100 for each car sold in the month of October to the American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for a total of $8,400. “Mahalo for giving,” said Moore. “You are truly an example of a community supporter!” Kaitlin Moore/Courtesy photo)

First Kona community fair scheduled

The first Kona Community Fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 22 at Higashihara Park.


The event is funded by local businesses, sponsorships and volunteers to enable qualified families a free family fun day.

If you or your business would like to be a part of the event please contact Evelyn Sasaki, fair coordinator, at 313-1316.

The fair will feature local artist desplays, sales, prize giveawys, games, raffles, petting zoo, live entertainment and more.

Free program helps businesses

A program helping Hawaii’s small businesses succeed locally and overseas is about to kickoff. The Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) has teamed up with (DBEDT) again for the 2018 HiSTEP Export Program. It has become the best, most comprehensive program in the state, and it’s free.

HPEC, DBEDT and some of Hawaii’s most successful small businesses, have streamlined the important knowledge from a wide range of experts. Over the next year, they are offering a series of seminars and one-on-one sessions, for the sole purpose of educating Hawaii’s small businesses on how to grow and succeed globally. They are the best in the state at removing barriers and creating big opportunities.

The HiSTEP Kick-Off includes a series of free seminars across the islands.

Kona’s seminar is scheduled for 8:45-11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Hale Iako, on the NELHA Campus, 73-970 Makako Bay Drive next to the airport in Kailua-Kona.

Registration is due Friday. To register visit https://histep2018-intro-kona.eventbrite.com.

Info: 522-8040


Register for hunting classes

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Hunter Education Program announced that beginning Dec. 1, registration for all Hunter Education classes statewide will be available online at: https://gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov.