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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA Networking Event

The first KIA Networking Event of 2023 was held on Wednesday, April 26th in the Waterfront Plaza’s conference room with 16 attendees and 13 companies represented. Below is a short description from those who attended. Their contact information can be found at or in the 2023-2025 KIA Membership Directory.

For 125 years, Bank of Hawaii has been a bank with a single focus—their unwavering commitment to doing what’s right for our customers and communities. They continue to embrace the same values like stewardship and sustainability to ensure the highest level of confidence among all their stakeholders—employees, customers, shareholders, and local community.

Bergeman Group is Hawaii’s trusted Construction Management Advisors helping AOAOs, Owners, and Property Managers with repair and improvement projects. Their job is to educate their clients about the details of each project to help them make informed decisions.

Cushman& Wakefield Chaney Brooks is located on the corner of 1440 Kapiolani and is the oldest commercial brokerage in Hawaii, specializing in Sales, Leasing and Property Management of Office, Retail and Industrial Properties. They are a local company with international reach with Cushman & Wakefield the world’s second largest Commercial Network.

dooplikit provides 3D scanning services for people, pets and objects in order to produce 3D-printed scale replicas from 4” to 12” in height in full-color, in metals, in plastics and in other materials. They also offer "doopSPIN by dooplikit," a unique event experience concept created in Hawaii for weddings, parties or other events. doopSPIN allows you to view and manipulate your raw scan in 3D space with your choice of our standard or customized panoramic backgrounds.

First Foundation Bank offers robust services to grow and protect your assets including Trust Services, Philanthropy Services, Business Lending, Wealth Management, Insurance, in addition to the competitive promotional rates in personal and business banking products. They actively serve the community and participate in several of the nonprofit boards and also frequently provide financial literacy education at various non-profit organizations.

First Onsite is a local operation backed up by National Resources. The industry leader for 24/7 Restoration & Reconstruction and Emergency Services, they are committed to Safety and Service.

Got Parking? Flash Parking has serviced owners of parking spaces for over 10 years and recently made a push to enter the Hawaii market. They sell parking hardware and software and for gated and un-gated parking garages and surface lots.

Smart Money Hawaii is a locally owned & operated residential mortgage brokerage helping educate clients on their home purchases and refinances. Their goal is to always be your trusted resource whenever questions arise. They will do an awesome job for you!

SP Plus facilitates the efficient movement of people, vehicles, and personal belongings with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience while improving bottom-line results for our clients. The Company provides technology-driven mobility solutions, professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics to aviation, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and government clients across North America.

The Executive Director of KIA is Sherry Goya, owner of Sherry A. Goya, LLC, which started in 1993 to service individuals and small companies with their marketing needs. She is the Executive Director of two other associations, and has a number of clients who use her skills in creating, printing, and distributing post cards, newsletter, brochures, flyers, etc. She also owns Real Estate Referral Center, Inc. which has over thirty licensees who refer clients to real estate companies for a referral commission.

WCIT Architecture’s work is rooted in storytelling and integrating culture, community, local values, and a sense of innovation, craft, and hospitality into every project. Over the past 23 years our team of designers and architects have developed a leading portfolio in innovative solutions for our hospitality, residential, education, commercial and public institutional clients throughout the state.

2023-2025 KIA Membership Directory

Those in attendance at the April 26th KIA Networking Event were the first to receive the 2023-2025 KIA Membership Directory, as it was just picked up from Obun Group that morning (they did a fantastic job!). Extra copies were given to some to take back for their staff; or with First Foundation, they took copies to give their new customers. All other KIA members were mailed the directory on April 29th. Copies were also mailed to the Hawaii Community Development Authority, and will be delivered to some of the buildings in Kakaako. Anyone who wishes copies for their staff, clients, or potential KIA members should contact Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at or call/text 808-722-8487.

Welcome to KIA

Better Homes & Gardens Advantage Realty - Kakaako

James Song

401 Kamakee St, #103

Honolulu, HI 96814



Tom Young

111 S. King St, #170

Honolulu, HI 96813


Hawaiian Electric

Cheryl Franklin

P. O. Box 2750

Honolulu, HI 96840


Securitas Security Services

Michael Gaul

888 N Nimitz Hwy, #105

Honolulu, HI 96817


KIA 2023 Renewals

Mahalo to the following KIA members who have renewed their 2023 membership since the beginning of April:

Barbie Hee

Hui Car Share

Integrity LLC

Waterfront Plaza,LLC

KIA Referral Program

Starting May 1, 2023, the KIA Board of Directors has implemented a KIA Membership Referral Program to bring in new members to the association. This is only good for current KIA members who have paid their 2023 dues. This program expires December 31, 2023.

The referral program will give any current KIA member a discount on their 2024 membership dues. The discount amount will be $40.00 for a new KIA member, and is good up to $80 for two new members joining before July 1, 2023. After July 1, 2023, the KIA membership dues are half price, therefore, credit for the current KIA member’s 2024 dues will be $20 for each new member, up to $40 when joining in 2023.

KIA Board members or the KIA Executive Director are not eligible for this referral program. Contact Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at if you recommended a company who joined KIA and she will email the KIA Referral Program Form.

KIA Input Requested

Does any KIA member have concerns about their property taxes? Although the deadline to contest your property tax has ended, discussion for next year's taxes would be good to start now. Should we have the City be a speaker at the August KIA General Membership Meeting? These are questions that KIA Member, Michael Han of The Wedding Ring Shop discussed with Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, this month. Please contact Michael at 808-945-2800 or email him at to start the conversation. He is very interested in hearing from other KIA members who may have concerns about their property taxes.

KIA News

One of the first KIA renewals for 2023 was long-time member AOAO 1350 Ala Moana who was missed in the February and March KIA newsletter. Mahalo to them for their continued support.

Logos Bookstore of Hawaii says that the month of May honors mothers but it is also the begging of graduation season. They congratulate students from completing preschool, elementary, middle, high school and college! They offer many wonderful gifts, greeting cards, book, and Bibles to celebrate these special events.