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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA Networking Event


Networking Event

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Waterfront Plaza

Conference Room

KIA News

KIA members who subscribe to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser probably saw the thick tabloid of “The Best of Everything - Hawaii’s Best 2022” whose winners were voted by their readers.  KIA would like to recognize our members who were voted #1. Congratulations to these KIA members:

ALTRES Staffing - Employment Staffing Agency

Bank of Hawaii - Bank

Dave & Buster’s - Keiki Party Venue

MD Restoration - Fire/Water Damage Restoration

KIA Board Profile

Stanford Ono is a District Manager and Vice President at Central Pacific Bank,  and oversees the Kapiolani, Waikiki, Ward, and Beretania Branches. He joined Central Pacific Bank in 2017 and started his banking career at Bank of Hawaii in 2006. Stanford graduated from the University of Hawaii, with a degree in Finance.  Stanford currently lives in Kakaako and enjoys supporting all the local small businesses. During his spare time he enjoys spending time chasing his daughter who just recently started walking.

Be sure to RSVP for the first in-person KIA Networking Event since 2019. It will be held on Wednesday, October 26th from 11:30am in the conference room of Waterfront Plaza, located at 500 Ala Moana Blvd, near the outdoor restaurant. Feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting if you would like to. Be sure to bring business cards, flyers, brochures, etc. to distribute. Parking will be validated. Email Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, at or call/text 808-722-8487 to save a space.

Roadwork in Kakaako

Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, received an email from Councilwoman Carol Fukunaga regarding the Grace Pacific’s scheduling of construction to begin work for the City & County of Honolulu’s project “Rehab of Streets 12E” in the Kaka’ako area on October 3, 2022 that will continue into July 2023. Their working hours will be from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday-Friday. The attached map shows the roadwork areas in bold.

The work will include cold planing, resurfacing of asphalt concrete pavements and  reconstruction of failed asphalt concrete pavement areas. Additional activities include tree pruning and/or removal trees identified by the arborist; adjustment of utility manhole frames and covers; reconstruction of damaged concrete curbs and gutters and sidewalks; installation of pavement markers, posts and signs; striping and markings; and installation vehicle detector loops.

Grace Pacific understands that their work will be disruptive to Kakaako businesses and residents, so they are trying to spread the word as far as possible. Roadway signs will read that illegally parked vehicles will be towed, if necessary, at the owner’s expense. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution through the construction area. They are handing out copies of a flyer to businesses and residents on the affected streets the last week of September and have mailed out hundreds of postcards to residences in the Kakaako area.