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American Planning Association recognizes Kauai County General Plan

A Hawaiian county earned an illustrious accolade from the American Planning Association for its initiative to drive a growth while acknowledging the cultural heritage of the island it calls home, according to a recent press release.

Analysis: zip code 96740 in Kailua Kona has 807th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 96740 zip code area was 883 in the third quarter of 2018, a 23-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: A Hawaii medical center ranked among top U.S. hospitals

A Hawaii medical center was listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: Hawaii has 6th highest average credit card debt

Hawaii finished sixth in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Hawaii County has 100th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Hawaii County was nearly 1,300 in the third quarter of 2018, a 25-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 2019 AfterHours kick off at Regency at Hualalai

The Regency at Hualalai in Kailua-Kona hosted the first AfterHours for 2019.

Honolulu has 62nd highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Honolulu area was nearly 4,000 in the third quarter of 2018, a 111-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Hawaii ranked No. 49 in average charitable giving

Hawaii residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $4,112 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Hawaii has 27th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Hawaii posted the 27th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Hawaii’s population dipped -0.3% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Hawaii’s population decreased by 3,712, or -0.3 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Honolulu 51% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Honolulu is $224.32, 51 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

KANEOHE BUSINESS GROUP: Our Next Networking Luncheon: October 24th

Our Next Networking Luncheon: October 24th Join us for another great networking event with a special speaker who will give valuable news and insights.

KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island: Nonprofit Professional Recognized by HANO

The Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island would like to congratulate its Chief Executive Officer, Chad MK Cabral, for an upcoming award he will receive from the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO).

KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Stargazing and BBQ Fun at Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope AfterHours

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope guided AfterHours attendees to look up this month, treating Chamber members to a special stargazing experience.

KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: New EMT Course Enhances Hawai‘i Community College Fire Science Program

Hawai‘i Community College has enhanced its Fire Science program by adding an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to the curriculum, making the program even more valuable for students and employers.

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