Business Roundup: 06-10-19

  • Jacob Burrill

SBA awards Kona CPA Jacob Burrill

KAILUA-KONA — Jacob Burrill, president of Burrill CPA Tax and Accounting, received the US Small Business Administration’s 2019 Award for Hawaii Island Small Business Advocate for Financial Services in Honolulu May 3 at the Prince Hotel in Waikiki.


Located at 75-1000 Henry St. Ste. 206 in Kailua-Kona, the Burrill CPA firm offers accounting and consulting for businesses, investors, and nonprofit organizations on the Big Island of Hawaii with a community-driven approach.

“Hawaii Island is a place where there are so many individuals deserving of recognition for their support of local entrepreneurship,” Burrill said in a press release on the award. “I owe a debt of gratitude to some of these individuals for their support in my own endeavors. I am very honored and humbled to have been selected to receive this award.”

A member of Kona’s business community since 2009, Burrill serves on the supervisory committee for Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, volunteers with hospice, and donates time to local nonprofits. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

The Burrill CPA team includes Gary Summers, Chief Consultant, Jeffery Reinert, tax manager, and Krystel Carmelo Archibald, staff accountant.

Locals join Omidyar Fellows program

HONOLULU – Kuhao Zane, of Keaukaha, and creative director and chief of operations, Sig Zane Designs and SigZaneKaiao LLC was named one of 15 Omidyar Fellows last week.

Rachel Solemsaas, of Kaumana, chancellor, Hawaii Community College and Brandee Menino, of Keaau Ag Lots, chief executive officer, HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc. were also named Fellows.

The Omidyar Fellows program seeks to cultivate the conditions in which Hawaii thrives by equipping mid-career leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively affect societal change, a press release announcing the winners stated.

The individuals were selected through a rigorous application process, based on their accomplishments and their motivation and ability to make positive change in Hawaii.


“We welcome this seventh cohort of inspiring leaders that are committed to improving Hawaii’s future as they join a network of 85 transformative leaders in the Forum of Fellows,” said Bill Coy, director of Omidyar Fellows.

The Omidyar Group is a diverse collection of companies, organizations, and initiatives each guided by its own approach, but all united by a desire to catalyze social impact.

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