Executive Director Message: More Members, More Opportunities

By: Wendy J. Laros, M.Ed.

Executive Director Message: More Members, More Opportunities

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce currently has over 500 business members with over 1,200 representatives. In May and June 2018, the Chamber is conducting a Membership Campaign to grow our membership because more members create more opportunities.


Marketing: More members = a wider reach. The Chamber offers free and low-cost ways for members to promote their businesses and organizations. Members are encouraged to send in calendar events and press releases that are sent to our list of representatives in weekly emails and monthly newsletters. We also post Member Spotlights on our website and social media. More members equates to more representatives and better reach.


Networking: More members = a larger network. The Chamber hosts numerous events all year long including luncheons, a home expo, monthly meet and greets, educational seminars and more. More members leads to more attendees and this creates more networking opportunities.


Advocacy: More members = a bigger voice. Our Chamber advocates on behalf of our members by representing business in government and raising awareness of our legislative priorities. More members create more of an impact when advocating for you.


For all these reasons and more, we ask you to help with growing our membership. This year, we are asking you, our members, to reach out to your network and promote this year’s Membership Campaign. We are offering a Starter Package with specific marketing opportunities for new members. Learn more here.


Please join us as we work toward our 50th Anniversary Goal of 550 members!




Wendy J. Laros

Executive Director, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce


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