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Previous Newsletters photo courtesy of HCDA

Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA General Membership Meeting

KIA’s Past-President Michael Libertini did a great job hosting the FIRST Zoom General Membership Meeting for KIA on Wednesday, August 26th.

The speakers gave valuable information. A big Mahalo goes out to the two guest speakers: Nancy Evans Tudor, of Tudor Wilson & Associates, CPAs, LLC, and Mark Spain of the Hawaii District of the United States Small Business Administration. Click here for Nancy’s PDF presentation and here for Mark’s PDF presentation. Below are added links with information from the


Frequently Asked Questions on Loan Forgiveness (8/11/2020)

Frequently Asked Questions (8/11/2020) on PPP program rules

Save the Date

Save the Date for the KIA Networking Event via Zoom on Wednesday, October 21st at 11:30am.

Let your fellow KIA members know about your company and also get to know them.

KIA News

The “Hawaii Best 2020” is recognized by the Star Advertiser each year, and 2020 was no different. The big tabloid included in the Sunday, August 16th newspaper listed a few Kakaako Improvement Association members. Congratulations to the  KIA members below who are truly the “best” in Hawaii and KIA:

Bank of Hawaii

Dave and Buster’s

Down to Earth

First Hawaiian Bank

Fisher Hawaii

Inspiration Interiors

Kaiser Permanente

KCAA Preschools

McKinley Car Wash

Servco Pacific

KIA News cont.

KIA’s long-time member, Hon Graphics, is offering a 10-20% discount on all COVID19 Preventive Tools for KIA members. They are proud to introduce their latest COVID-19 Preventive Tools: Countertop Sneeze Guards, Distancing Floor Decals, and Touchless Automatic Hand Sanitizer Station. They also offer FREE “Mask Required to Enter” signs and “Social Distancing” floor decals for KIA members (limit 1 sign + 2 decals). Along with their professional printing and sign products, Hon Graphics guaranties these tools meet the highest quality standard and one of the best in the market. Call them at 589-0300 or email


In this time of COVID-19 precautions and adjustments, the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has made a priority of continuing with its mission to produce physicians ready to serve Hawaii and the world. A medical student’s first white coat is an important step on the way to becoming a doctor. This is referred to as a “cloak of compassion,” and is part of a ritual that impresses upon them the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship, to be excellent in science, compassionate, and lead lives of uprightness and honor. They are reminded that as doctors they should care as well as cure. Their new coats will feature an embroidered emblem of the JABSOM logo that was commissioned by the Alumni Association for the School’s 25th anniversary. At the ceremony’s closing, the class members and the physicians present will recite a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath.  Vera Ong was one of the “white coat” recipients.

Logo’s Bookstore is the only store in Hawaii that sells the new released book by Brian Yamashita entitled “Faith, Hanging by a Thread” at a sale price of $9.97. And the well-known “Today’s Thoughts” by Rev. Paul Osumi, can also be found at Logo’s for $17.95 regular price but is on sale at 40% off. With the current Covid-19 mandate, their hours are Mon to Thurs, Sat from 9:30am to 3pm, and Fri open from 9:30am to 6pm.