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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA General Membership Meeting

Now that the Primary Election is over, the KIA General Membership Meeting has confirmed that besides HART giving  an update, both mayoral candidates - Kirk Caldwell and Charles Djou - will speak on Wednesday, August 31st in the second floor Cupola in the Honolulu Design Center. Lunch for KIA members will be available at 11:30, with speakers to start just before noon. RSVP is needed so that lunch will be available by emailing company and attendee name(s) by Wednesday, August 24th to Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at or call 722-8487. Those who RSVP but do not cancel by August 26th, will need to reimburse KIA $10 per person.

KIA News

KIA member, Feeding Hawaii Together Org ( FHT ) receives big thank-you’s from grateful clients. Have an estimate of  2,000 regulars who come weekly, plus 20/30 new clients every operational day. FHT’s mission is preventing homelessness for many that are trading off to buy food or pay rent every month – food here weekly helps stop this trading off & stay in their homes. Their building on Keawe Street has been sold so needing to find a new location – any KIA members have some suggestions?

The Honolulu Design Center Stage Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Ron de Guzman, along with Pastry Chef, Cainan Sabey, creates an exciting four course menu inspired by Modern Italy. Casual table side wine presentations by Wine Specialist Sky Cameron are both entertaining and informative. For reservations to "Modern Italian" Ovtion wine dinner at Stage Restaurant, call 808.237.5429, or email


Bill 15-61 has passed and is now Honolulu C&C Ordinance 16-21.  By filing with the City before September 30, 2016, Central Kakaako properties that qualify under the requirements of Ordinance 16-21 may be able to get a 50% exemption on property valuation for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. See the Star-Advertiser’s page D-1 for more information. The link to the Ordinance is on HCDA’s website at

Welcome to KIA

KONE Elevators & Escalators

Blair Cole

3375 Koapaka Street, #D-160

Honolulu, HI 96819

P (808) 470-4344

F (808) 836-7942

E blair.cole(at)

KIA Invitational Golf Tournament

Wednesday, August 17th was so beautiful and picture-perfect for the KIA Invitational Golf Tournament. KCAA Muriel Preschool was presented with a ceremonial check for $10,000 during the tournament dinner and awards program. They also posted the KIA Tournament; and if anyone doesn't have Facebook, they can still check out the page just scroll down below the message that will pop up asking you to create a page etc. The KIA website at will also have pictures.

A big MAHALO goes to the Platinum Sponsor Hawaiian Dredging and Gold Sponsors Howard Hughes Corporation and Kamehameha Schools.  The Silver and Tee sponsorships were much appreciated too:

Silver Sponsors - Allied Builders System • Bank of Hawaii • Central Pacific Bank • City Fender & Body • David’s Custom Roofing & Painting • Downtown Capital LLC  • First Hawaiian Bank • J. Kadowaki, Inc. • KAI Hawaii, Inc. • Otis Elevator Company Stanford Carr Development • Twirl Tours • WCIT Architecture

Tee Sponsors -  AECOM • Accounting Management LLC • Sydney Aiko Akase Foundation • American Savings Bank Buster’s Repair Service Inc. • Global Technology Corporation • Hawaiian Building Maintenance • Kakaako Innovation Block King Street Properties • Pacific Electrical Sales Agency • RMF Consulting, Inc. • Title Guaranty • U. Okada & Co. • Ward Court • Wilson Okamoto Corporation