Chamber Welcomes New Members at April AfterHours

By Fern Gavelek, photos by Pam Latinis

Chamber Welcomes New Members at April AfterHours

NETWORKING—The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA) and the Chamber’s Sustainability Committee welcomed members of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce to the April AfterHours at the Hale Iako Incubator located at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) park at Keahole.

Two new businesses were welcomed into the Chamber by Bubba Gump’s Tambara Garrick, chair of KKCC’s Membership Committee:

• Jon McElvaney and Colin and Samantha Thompson shared Meridian Pacific LTD, a real estate development and retail leasing company, is developing a new 13-acre shopping center in Waikoloa Village. Set to break ground this spring, the Waikoloa Plaza (formerly Waikoloa Village Towncenter) will be home to an Ace Hardware, supermarket, two-story medical building and a state library. Offering 110,700 square feet of leasable area, the center will be located makai of the post office and front Waikoloa Road. For info, 808-990-6089.

• Turnkey Hawaii LTD is a boutique property management company offering a wide range of services and solutions for discerning, high-end homeowners seeking to make sure their investment property is well-cared for. Founder and CEO Mark Kindermann said Turnkey keeps internal home systems “operating smoothly” for part-time residents. For example, the company initiates and facilitates property maintenance and repair projects and provides concierge services like grocery shopping, vehicle refueling, activity booking and arranging for private chef, entertainment and event services. Visit

The next AfterHours is 5-7 p.m. May 16 and hosted by Honokohau Harbor, Dolphin Journeys and Goose’s Edge. Signup at or phone 329-1758.

NEW KKCC MEMBERS—From left: Emily Knutson and Mark Kindermann of Turnkey Hawaii, plus Samantha Thompson, Colin Thompson and John McElvaney of Meridian Pacific have recently joined the Chamber.