ABOUT THE KBPA

LETTER FROM PRESIDENT DORI BABA

 

Aloha!

 

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,

Dori

 

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:

 

  • Contribute to new ideas and projects
  • Opportunity to network with fellow Kaimuki businesses and individuals
  • Invitation to monthly membership meetings
  • Enhance social media presence, advertising on KBPA website kbpahawaii.com, including a listing in the business directory, and to post activities/events on the calendar of events
  • Invitation to quarterly gatherings: Presentations of interest to businesses
  • Partnering with the promotion of Small Business Saturday (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
  • Discounted entry in the Annual Kaimuki Christmas Parade (first Thursday evening of December)

 

 

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.

 

  • Membership and Networking
  • Public Relations and Social Media
  • Annual Scholarship Awards and Installation Dinner
  • Christmas Parade
  • Projects (Adopt a Park, T-shirts for Scholarships, Scholarships, Christmas Tree Refurbishment, Small Business Saturday)

 

KBPA OBJECTIVES

 

  • Promote local business
  • Address issues affecting the Kaimuki business community
  • Build Relationships
  • Partnering with associated organizations
  • Provide scholarships for neighboring high schools
  • Lead support and help to organize community events/projects:  Christmas Parade, Adopt a Park: Kaimuki Community Park clean ups, Annual membership Event, Pu'u O Kaimuki Christmas tree, Small Business Saturday

 

KBPA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

Click here to get details on our scholarship program and meet the winners.

 

KBPA HISTORY

 

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.

 

MEETINGS

 

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

 

PRESIDENT

Dori Baba

 

1st Vice-President

Glenda Supnet

 

2nd Vice-President

Alvin Goo

 

3rd Vice-President

Sharon Schneider

 

Secretary

Karen Machida

 

Treasurer

Keane Santos

 

Immediate Past-President

Mahlon Moore

 

 

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a 501(c)3 Non-Profit