About Town: 1-5-18

  • J. Porter DeVries

Chamber gets new board leadership

KAILUA-KONA — The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce begins 2018 with new board leadership. With a move to Honolulu, Matthew Grauso steps down as board chairman.

J. Porter DeVries is moving from chairman-elect to the board chairman position.

“It is with great excitement that I step into the position of board chair,” said DeVries in a press release. “This year marks the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s 50th anniversary and, whether you have been around for each of those years or only a fraction of them, you know this island has changed significantly in the last 50 years and it will continue to change. So it is our collective responsibility to ensure future changes serve our community well and protect the unique spirit of the Kona-Kohala region. By connecting the business community and advocating for its interests, KKCC helps businesses grow and our community prosper.”

DeVries is the lead attorney at DeVries and Associates, P.C., which has offices in Kona and Honolulu. The firm’s mission is to provide exceptional services that improve the economy and communities of Hawaii.

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