The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce committee members volunteer their time to direct and implement the goals of these committees and programs:
Mission: To facilitate connections to promote opportunities between the education and business communities for the development of Hawaii Island’s existing and future workforce.
Mission: To create a beneficial economic environment for the West Hawai`i business community.
Mission: To effectively communicate with Chamber members and the community at large the varied events, activities and goals of the Chamber. This is accomplished via the website, newsletter and The Source magazine.
Mission: To increase the membership of the Chamber and to assist in providing quality networking opportunities and events that support and uphold the Chamber mission, vision and objectives.
Strategic Objective: To promote sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices and environmental stewardship.
Kuleana Green Business Program
The first program of its kind in the state of Hawaii, the Chamber’s Kuleana Green Business Program promotes ethical business practices and environmental stewardship. The word “kuleana” is Hawaiian for right and responsibility. Hence, program members understand their duty as corporate citizens to commit to the “triple bottom line” of financial, social and environmental performance. Criteria for membership include product/service quality, community relation activities, customer service ideals, employee relations and eco-efficient business practices. Benefits of membership include use of program logo and inclusion in collective marketing campaigns.