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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA Membership Benefits


Monthly emailed newsletter to keep KIA members abreast of the current and upcoming events, issues or decisions affecting the Kakaako area vitally important to you as Kakaako evolves.  

The KIA website is at www.kia-hawaii.org.

Two General Membership Meetings & two Networking events annually (at no additional charge) to meet, network and be informed of the situations which may affect your firm in the future.

Biannual contribution to benefit area non-profits, your opportunity for community involvement.

KIA acts as the voice of its members to the Legislature, State and City administration and the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). We will represent your community interests and save you time.

All KIA members must be in good standing with annual dues paid to receive these benefits. The next General Membership Meeting will be held August 30th from 11:30am at Dave & Busters. RSVP’s will be taken from August 1st, with a separate email sent at that time.


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Pacific Business News

Tammy Mencel

737 Bishop Street, #1590

Honolulu, HI 96813

P (808) 955-8052

F (808) 955-8078

E tmencel(at)bizjournals.com









Primary Properties, Inc.

Barbie Hee

1177 Queen Street, #3703

Honolulu, HI 96814

P (808) 375-7483

E barbie(at)barbieheerealty.com



Blaisdell Center Master Plan


The second public workshop was held on Thursday, July 13th, to update the community.  For information, visit www.ImagineBlaisdell.com or contact guy.kaulukukui@honolulu.gov or 768-5400.

BIA Free Workshops


Navigating Through Rail Construction

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA) announced a new series of free workshops to help businesses that are impacted by rail construction in the Ewa Beach, Waipahu, Pearl City and Aiea areas. Although it does not include Kakaako, the process may be similar in later years.

The workshops are subsidized by a Rural Development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The workshops are geared to provide businesses with new skills, tools and advice from experts to navigate through rail construction and its potential impacts.


Session #1 - Social Media Workshop

Monday, July 17th from 8:30am to 10:30am

BIA Office at 94-487 Akoki Street in Waipahu


Session #2 - Leveraging the New Landscape

Thursday, July 20th from 8:30am to 10:30am

Pearl City Library at 1138 Waimano Home Road


Session #3 - Local Success Stories and Best Practices

Monday, July 24th from 8:30am to 11:30am

Small Business Expo from 11:30am to 12:30pm

Pearlridge Center - Downtown Level 2 near Sears


There is no cost to participate, however, registration is requested by visiting www.biahawaii.org/RBRAProgram or calling 629-7505.