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Previous Newsletters photo courtesy of HCDA

Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA General Membership Meeting

The KIA General Membership Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 26th from 11:30am to 12:30pm via ZOOM.  Copy and past this link:  Meeting ID:  233 371 8254

Guest speakers will be:

KIA member Nancy Evans Tudor, who is the managing member of Tudor Wilson & Associates, CPAs, LLC. She has 30 years of experience in taxation and accounting, initially as an IRS auditor, and later as a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Tudor’s areas of tax expertise include S corporations, partnerships, fiduciary, foreign and individual income tax, estate and gift taxation.

The state of Hawaii's Small Business Administration will be represented by Mark Spain, who is the Deputy District Director for the Hawaii District of the United States Small Business Administration. Based in Honolulu, Spain brings to SBA years of extensive experience in the core competencies of leading people and change, attaining quality results, possessing a strong and diverse business acumen and a demonstrated ability to build quality coalitions in diverse communities.

KIA 2020 Membership Renewals

The KIA Board thanks members for their support. For the KIA members who have NOT received a thank-you letter and Kakaako Improvement Association certificate for 2020, please use the attached Renewal Membership Form to renew dues for the remainder of the year, at a discount of half price. Small companies of less than 20 employees is at $40; medium companies of 21 to 49 employees is at $75, and large companies of over 50 employees is at $100. Click here for renewal form.

Ward Saturday Market

Did you know that there is a great Saturday Market on the old Ward Warehouse lot on the corner of Ala Moana and Ward? It is held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with vendors who are selling bread, vegetables, poi, honey, face masks, etc., as well as a wide variety of meals-to-go to satisfy a number of ethnic taste buds.

MidWeek’s Article Features KIA

MidWeek's "Proof Positive" article of August 5th featured the Kakaako Improvement Association is attached to this month's newsletter. Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, was offered the column dedicated to Hawaii non-profits and had a picture of the last KIA General Membership Meeting held at Dave & Buster's in January 2020. Please share it with any individual or company who would like to become a part of this association. Click here to view article.

KIA Member News

Ward Village, a 60-acre master-planned community by The Howard Hughes Corporation, celebrated on July 28th an important construction milestone with the topping off of ‘A‘ali‘i, a mixed-use residential project with 751 residences, including 150 homes priced to meet the demands of local households with incomes between 100 and 140 percent of the city’s area median income. In recognition of this milestone, the award-winning master planned community donated hundreds of critical supplies—including personal protective equipment and recreational items—to the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation’s Summer Fun, a program that provides free activities to youth over the summer break.

It was made known that KIA member REALgastropub has closed for good due to the Covid pandemic. KIA will miss them, as a fundraiser was held there in September 2019 and all those attending enjoyed their fantastic food and drinks.

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