"The Kailua Chamber grew from a memory of watching small community business. Trust, friendship, and community were woven into the island way of life. It is an unspoken vibe. We don’t need to look back to find that essence. It has been with us all along."
Kailua business community is active, thriving and supported by residents, visitors and fellow businesses and the KCOC is a cross-section of businesses and individuals from the Kailua community that serves to unite members of the business and industrial communities in a spirit of mutual cooperation and dedication. This association serves to address – and solve – many of the problems facing Windward Oahu.
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Established in 1957 as the Windward Chamber of Commerce, the organization has become an active influence in Windward Oahu, the Honolulu City Council and State Legislature. As the Windward area grew in population, the organization became the Kailua Chamber of Commerce, focusing its efforts on Kailua, Enchanted Lake, Aikahi Park and Lanikai.
Mission StatementThe Kailua business community is active, thriving and supported by residents, visitors and fellow businesses.
"..shall be to inspire in its members a sense of individual civic responsibility and an active interest in community affairs; to promote commerce in Kailua, and disseminate business information; to attract and interest visitors; and generally to advertise and promote the prosperity of Kailua."
Attract and retain businesses that provide an appropriate range of goods and services in Kailua. Promote a physical environment attractive to customers. Promote a culture of quality and service. Provide value to Chamber members. Promote community-based events that enhance civic pride.