Aloha and welcome to our web site.
Ka‘ū has survived another year, and is still not defeated. Ka‘ū was never conquered, and even this year was not enough to do it. Through earthquakes, tsunamis, drought, continuing recession, and vog we are still unbowed. Businesses in Ka‘ū are still here, and we even have some new ones.
Ka‘ū Coffee keeps winning medals and friends all over the world. After more than 50 years, Ocean View has a fresh water supply, albeit in a limited and restrictive sort of way. New families are moving in, and new homes are being built. Since we live in the most beautiful place on earth, that makes good sense. It is the mission of the Ka‘ū Chamber of Commerce to make life even better in this part of paradise. Our Art Show honors and showcases our artists, and our Ken Wicks Memorial Scholarships help our young people to go away to be educated, learning professions and skills to bring back to Ka‘ū. We will continue to try to make it easier for businesses to do business in Ka‘ū.
And speaking of business, our only income is the Ka‘ū Directory. We are continually trying to make it better and an even greater bargain for our members and advertisers. We are getting closer and closer to our desired distribution date of Jan. 1 each year. In order to do that, membership dues and ad fees need to be in on time, preferably the first of October, 2013, for the 2014 edition.
Our pledge to you is that we will continue to try to make life and business better in Ka‘ū. And we also pledge to give everything we possibly can to our students, that their lives and educations may be the best possible, and that life for all in Ka‘ū may be even better.
Yours, for an even greater Ka‘ū future,
Dallas Decker, President,
Ka‘ū Chamber of Commerce