DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Business Action Center and Hawaii County partner to bring services to West Hawaii Businesses

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases


State Business Action Center and Hawaii County Partner to Bring Services to West Hawaii Businesses

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Action Center (BAC) is partnering with Hawaii County’s Department of Research & Development to bring its business registration services to Kona.

Hawaii County will host BAC Days once a month at the West Hawaii Civic Center. On BAC Days, West Hawaii residents can receive in person assistance with state business registration filings, tax licensing, and employer registration.

This pilot program is currently scheduled to run from Oct. 22, 2015, through Feb. 11, 2016, and may be extended based on community response.

Location, currently scheduled dates, and hours of operation for BAC Days are:



Kona Business Resource Center

Department of Research and Development

West Hawaii Civic Center

74-5044 Ane Keahokalole Highway, Building C, Second Floor

Kailua-Kona, HI  96740

Phone:  808-323-4700



Oct. 22, 2015 (Thursday)

Nov. 18, 2015 (Wednesday)

Dec. 16, 2015 (Wednesday)

Jan. 14, 2016 (Thursday)

Feb. 11, 2016 (Thursday)

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Customers are encouraged to call the Kona Business Resource Center to confirm the dates and times listed above.

“This partnership provides a wonderful opportunity for BAC to bring its personalized assistance to Kona’s entrepreneurs,” said DCCA Director Catherine Awakuni Colón.

The BAC currently has offices in Honolulu, Kahului, and Hilo. For more information, please visit http://getstartedhawaii.com/.



Media Contact:

Shelly Kunishige

Multimedia Education Specialist

Hawaii Insurance Division

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Phone: (808) 587-6735

Mobile:  (808) 286-9626

Email:  skunishi@dcca.hawaii.gov