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We’ve kind of become known as the place for unique jobs. Can you print on guitar picks? The other questions: “Can you have this done in 3 days? Can you do 250? We took a trip to our local music store the check on their guitar pick inventory. With all the parts aligned, we said...
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Every industry has its secrets; the signage industry is no exception. While not true of all shops, here are some things I would love those interested in buying signs in Hawaii would know. Price Quotes are Often Apples to Oranges If you get a really low price quote, it’s probably not comparable to the higher...
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Kona Impact has been in existence for more than 16 years in a small, physically isolated community in the middle of the Pacific Ocean: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Our town has about 35,000 residents and our island, the Big Island / Hawaii Island, has about 220,000 residents. We get a few million tourists every year, so we’re...
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Every year I see many people in our West Hawaii community (and, indeed many from afar) complain about the effect Ironman has on our community. In the past, Ironman basically took over the main tourist area and one of our two main north-to-south highways for one Saturday in October for the race. This year they...
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One of the things we like to think about in marketing is the amount of money you didn’t make by doing something poorly. For example, the lack of an online presence (website, claimed Google Business listing, etc.) guarantees that people who want to find what you have won’t. Massive opportunity lost. Wait times, guests leaving...
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Though we’re primarily a digital marketing company, we love doing direct mail campaigns. As a company with a local focus and one with mostly a business-to-business model, we have found that reaching out directly to businesses in the mail has very high returns on investment. There are three ways to do direct mail: 1) use...
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There has been a lot of talk about so-called “quiet quitting” in the media these days. It refers to the practice of workers doing their primary duties but not going above and beyond with their commitment to the job. Part of the evidence of quiet quitting is when non-hourly employees work just an eight-hour day,...
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It pains me to see kids who do not receive the support they need to become lifelong learners. No kid should start the school day hungry and without needed school supplies. If we can’t meet these basic needs, there is no way we’re going to see our keiki achieve the love of learning and the...
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The Thirty Meter Telescope is probably the most contentious project in Hawaii. Both sides have made their points, and there is probably not a lot that is going to persuade someone to change sides. As a parent, long-term resident, and business owner, I see the TMT as broadly positive for our community. I will not...
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One of the most gratifying parts of running Kona Impact is to help locally-owned small and medium-sized businesses. These are the engine of our economy, and they are the companies that do and sell the things that make living in Kona, Hawaii more comfortable. Tamarock Construction is one such business. They are specialists in all...
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