ABOUT THE KBPA
LETTER FROM PRESIDENT DORI BABA
For many of us Kaimuki is where we feel at home. Where we welcome each other, share a meal and take care of each other.
The Kaimuki Business & Professional Association is dedicated to serving this community and supporting the business environment so that businesses, residents and visitors feel at home.
Through honoring the Past Presidents, Board of Directors Officers, Members and Community Supporters I will continue to move forward on the solid path laid before me and look for additional ways to be of service to our community.
I look forward to the opportunities for us to work together and through our partnership we can strengthen our efforts and create meaningful outcomes for our Kaimuki.
Aloha to you,
HOW CAN KBPA HELP YOU?
KBPA members find that the organization's projects, leadership, and teamwork experience enable them to integrate into the community in a rewarding way. Through your participation in KBPA activities, you will have opportunities to:
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
KBPA has many committees that would welcome your talents and enthusiasm. If you would like to organize, implement, or join in any of our activities, please drop us a line and let us know what you're interested in.
KBPA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For over 70 years the Kaimuki Business and Professional Association has dedicated itself to serving the community and supporting the business environment of Kaimuki.
Economic setbacks and the development of Ala Moana Center and Kahala Mall drew business away from Kaimuki in the 50s and 60s. However, in recent years, Kaimuki Town has enjoyed a silent resurgence and become a destination for diners, families and others seeking good food, quaint shops and that old town feel. A testament to the ability of Kaimuki to draw people to its streets is shown by the large number of diners that are still willing to brave less-then-ideal parking to patronize a favorite Kaimuki restaurant.
KBPA continues to sponsor the state's longest running community Christmas parade, the Annual Kaimuki Christmas Parade. Government restrictions prohibit the glittering and colorful Christmas decorations that once spanned Waialae Avenue during the holiday season. However, the Kaimuki Christmas Parade continues to be a hit with residents and continues to generate exposure for Kaimuki as a destination.
The KBPA intends to continue the advancement of the local business community and to maintain Kaimuki's unique image of being a strong historical island town.
KBPA General Membership meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 11:30am, in the Vestry Hall of the Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1041 10th Avenue in Kaimuki.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS