Business Roundup: 06-11-18

Annual membership, installation luncheon welcomes Rogers as keynote speaker

The public is invited to join the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce as it inducts its board members for 2018-19 at KKCC’s Annual Membership and Installation Luncheon on June 29. The luncheon will celebrate and honor the chamber’s Pualu Award winners and 2018 SBA winners at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. This year’s keynote speaker is Henk Rogers of the Blue Planet Foundation.


The two-hour event will close out the chamber’s fiscal year, recapping chamber accomplishments and goals for the upcoming year.

Sponsored by Hawaii Water Service, attendees will also get a chance to peruse the chamber’s Business Expo, featuring members’ products and services starting from 10-11:30 a.m. and reopening again from 1:30-2 p.m. at the Hualalai foyer. The expo, which will close during the luncheon, is also open to the public.

General admission is $72.50; chamber members and Rotary members $62.50. Tables of eight can be reserved. Reservations are required by June 22. Register online at or call 329-1758.

Hawaii Life acquires Home Shoppe Hawaii

Hawaii Life has acquired Kailua, Oahu,-based Home Shoppe Hawaii LLC, a boutique brokerage firm owned and operated by Yvonne Ahearn. Home Shoppe Hawaii has been in operation since 2010, predominantly servicing clients on the windward side of Oahu.

The addition of Home Shoppe Hawaii constitutes Hawaii Life’s third significant acquisition in 2018. Earlier this year, Hawaii Life acquired luxury brokerage firms CHOI International in Honolulu and Mauna Kea Realty on Hawaii Island.

The 10-year-old brokerage firm continues to expand its statewide network of realtors, clients and listings.


“As we celebrate 10 years of success statewide, we are excited to strengthen our presence in Windward Oahu with the addition of Home Shoppe Hawaii. Their team is aligned with our commitment to both personalized client care and leading-edge marketing strategies. As we grow, we strive to maintain our focus on the relationships and personalized service that drive our business,” Hawaii Life CEO Matt Beall said of the growth.

Founded in 2008 and locally owned, Hawaii Life has emerged as the leading listing brokerage in the state. With more than a billion dollars in sales last year, the firm is also leading the Hawaii real estate industry in both listings and sales above the $3 million luxury benchmark. Home Shoppe Hawaii clients will benefit from Hawaii Life’s global affiliations, as the exclusive statewide affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International. Both affiliate networks serve top-tier luxury markets around the world.