After taking over an old, abandoned coffee orchard in Kalihiwai which hasn’t been looked after for over seven years, Ben Fitt, a coffee enthusiast, business owner and farmer, got an agreement from the orchard’s landowners to launch a new coffee company called Outpost Coffee in mid-February of this year.
LAWA‘I — While some businesses struggled to stay open during the pandemic, a new grocery store in Lawa‘i opened with the motivation of being a place of convenience for residents of Kaua‘i, but was forced to delay their grand opening from February of 2020 to September of 2020.
On January 12, Governor Ige’s Chief of Staff and former Director of Taxation Linda Chu Takayama told the House Finance Committee a little more about the revenue enhancement measures (tax hikes) that the Administration is going to propose.
LIHU‘E – The Hawaii Chapter of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) recently donated $2,500 to the Kauai Planning & Action Alliance for the Kauai Resilience Project (KRP). KRP supports Kauai’s youth by assisting them with overcoming adversity and becoming successful.
LIHU‘E — According to a recent survey of Kaua‘i businesses, 49% of respondents stated that their business will not survive more than 90 days without the significant return of tourism.
HONOLULU — The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i hosts its annual Chamber Week starting Tuesday, Jan. 19.
WAINIHA — The last restaurant at the end of the road of Wainiha on the North Shore of Kaua‘i is holding on by a thread this week with the lowest sales since opening three years ago, while still recovering from the April floods of 2018 and from the government shut down in March of 2020.