DCCA launches business check campaign
HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumers Affairs has begun airing a public service announcement to highlight the BusinessCheck website at http://BusinessCheck.hawaii.gov/.
The campaign encourages the public to protect themselves from unfortunate circumstances by utilizing BusinessCheck resources to lookup and check on companies, individuals or licensed professionals that they intend to hire or do business with.
How to hire stellar employees
The West Hawaii Small Business Development Center will be offering a workshop, “How to Hire, Train, and Retain Stellar Employees” 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday. Registration is 8:45 a.m. at Hale Iako in Suite 119, 73-970 Makako Bay Drive, Kailua-Kona, on the NELHA (OTEC) campus.
The workshop will discuss the secrets smart employers use to attract and retain the very best employees—ones that will show up, do their work, and happily take the load off of you.
Info: 333-5000, www.hisbdc.org.
Sustainable Businesses showcased at Chamber event
KAILUA-KONA — Sustainable businesses gathered to share their expertise in green business practices and environmental stewardship at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Annual Kuleana Green Business Fair on Wednesday.
The fair took place at the Chamber’s monthly networking event, AfterHours, which was hosted by Hawaii Community College — Palamanui.
The Kuleana Green Business Program is an original Chamber initiative launched in 2006 to promote environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices. Members understand their kuleana (right and responsibility) to create positive impacts economically, socially and environmentally.
The Kuleana Green Businesses in attendance included: Body Glove Cruises, Cyanotech Corp., Friends of NELHA (FON), Jack’s Diving Locker, Ke Kai Ola/The Marine Mammal Center, ProVision Solar, Inc., Recycle Hawaii, Sunrun Inc., Sustainable Island Products, The Kohala Center and Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, Inc.
The Chamber congratulated event host Hawaii Community College — Palamanui for becoming the newest Kuleana Green Business member. Other new Kuleana Green Businesses in attendance this year were CarbonBuddy, Malama Kai Foundation and Pacific Blue Catchment.
As part of the event program, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wendy Laros announced that the winners of the Kuleana Green Business Member of the Year Award for 2019 were Dr. Jacob Head and Jolene Head, owners of Keauhou Veterinary Hospital.
Laros cited the veterinary hospital’s commitment to social, economic and environmental through their involvement with local organizations and events, excellent treatment of employees and work to make their building more energy efficient.
Info: www.kona-kohala.com or 329-1758.