Business Roundup: 07-15-19

  • Ocean Paws, Kona’s newest pet grooming salon, is celebrating a grand opening Saturday in Keauhou. (Courtesy photo)

Family startup earns accreditation

HAWI — Kohala Coast Peace of Mind has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association. The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada.


Home Watch is a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues, which means that it is a service that keeps an eye on your vacation or primary home while you are not in residence.

Mother-and-daughter team Marcy Davis and Courtney Jessop worked together at a management company on the Big Island and now opened their own Home Watch business.

Kohala Coast Peace of Mind: 769-4193 or or on their website,

Ocean Paws grand opening in Keauhou

Ocean Paws, Kona’s newest pet grooming salon, is hosting a grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Keauhou Shopping Center. Free home-made dog cookies will be available for our furry friends.

As part of the grand opening special, dog owners can enjoy half price on the cost of a nail buff for their pets. Guests can use the self-wash station, pet owners can bathe their own dog in an elevated tub and visitor will have an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a free pet aloha shirt, a circulating, filtered water bowl, or four hours of drop-and-shop services. Drop-and-shop allows the pet owner to see a movie, join friends for lunch, or go shopping while your pet lounges in an air-conditioned and safe environment.

Full pet grooming services are available from professional groomers.

“Our goal is to use the highest quality pet products” Teresa Herrera, shop owner, stated in a press release. “That is why I use Iv San Bernard products which are certified pet safe. Ocean Paws is the only dog grooming salon in the Kona area to offer ozone treatments for pets. The ozone machine in combination with Iv San Bernard products can help pets affected by poor circulation, skin issues and hair loss.”


Herrera is also currently certified in pet CPR, first-aid and pet care. Her ultimate goal is to be certified as a pet esthetician by Iv San Bernard.

Info: 990-PAWS, or 990-7297.

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