Business Roundup: 03-16-19

  • Candee Ellsworth

Kona Abalone at Honolulu market

Kona Abalone is now featured at the recently reopened Ala Moana market on Sunday mornings.

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Located along Atkinson Drive, Kona Abalone will be available at Ala Moana Farmers’ Market available every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ellsworth named Malama Kai CEO

The Board of the Malama Kai Foundation announced that it selected Ms. Candee Ellsworth as executive director.

Ellsworth has spent over 25 years working in the field of conservation, conservation education and community outreach. She volunteers for a variety of community organizations, including as a member of the Hawaii Island Festival of Birds Planning Committee, the webmaster for the Board of West Hawaii Community Forums, co-chair of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s Sustainability Committee, a member of the Large Whale Disentanglement Group for West Hawaii, and a Pono Pledge ambassador for the Island of Hawaii Visitor’s Bureau.

In addition to her work as the Malama Kai Foundation executive director, she’ll continue to serve as the part-time executive director for the Friends of NELHA, another community nonprofit.

Ellsworth worked for nearly 20 years of her career as a conservation biologist at the Toledo Zoo for a variety of endangered species recovery projects. Her focus was on island biodiversity/island ecosystems and conservation science, but she has had a lifelong interest in conservation, sustainability, preserving biodiversity and educating other to do so as well.

Malama Kai Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ocean stewardship for current and future generations.

Young Brothers gives to United Way

Young Brothers, LLC, Hawaii’s inter-island tug and barge company, presented Aloha United Way with a check for $22,000 on Thursday that will go toward the nonprofit’s ALICE Fund.

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All of the money is either pledged or raised by the employees through various fundraisers through the year. This marks Young Brothers’ 27th consecutive year contributing to the nonprofit, bringing the company’s total donations to Aloha United Way to nearly $800,000.

“We’re truly grateful for our valued partnership with Young Brothers in our 100th year of serving Hawaii,” said Cindy Adams, president and CEO of Aloha United Way. “We continue to move forward to create lasting change for our state’s most vulnerable populations, including ALICE households, through transformative initiatives that unite people, resources and sustainable solutions.”

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