Tasty Kona opens in Historic Kailua Village

Stocked with Hawaii-made treats and treasures — plus fun and handy gifts geared for the traveler — Tasty Kona officially opened its doors June 6. Festivities included a ribbon cutting, coffee tasting, entertainment, giveaways and pet adoptions with Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Services (KARES). A percentage of sales also benefited KARES.

Genetically modified salmon head to US dinner plates

INDIANAPOLIS — The inaugural harvest of genetically modified salmon began in late May after the pandemic delayed the sale of the first such altered animal to be cleared for human consumption in the United States, company officials said.

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NELHA gets $1.8M grant to support business retention, growth

Small Business Matters: The Chamber of Commerce ‘type’

We all use stereotypes. They’re shortcuts that help us easily categorize people so we don’t have to think so hard, we don’t have to evaluate new interactions over and over again based on new information. If we stereotype, then the new, rushing at us fast and complicated, can just be likened to perceptions we formed back when we identified what we thought was a similar “type.” Avoids all that thinking. In a lot of ways, it’s a survival mechanism that our ancestors probably developed to survive. If it’s coming at you with teeth and they look like the same kind of teeth that endangered you last week, think about it the same way, and run. There’s nothing wrong, and a lot right, with that. The trouble is that we often face situations not requiring split section reactions that could benefit from a little analysis.

Inflation is back: How high and how long will prices go up?

Used car and truck prices jumped 10% between March and April, the largest increase in nearly 70 years. Airfares and hotel rates rose about as much. And consumers paid significantly more for computers, shoes, furniture, sporting equipment and a host of other goods and services.

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Municipal bond sales for new projects hit 10-year high