We were formed in an effort to curtail crime plaguing businesses in the area. Once established, our goal was to advance the commercial and community interests of our member firms.
KIAA is a dynamic organization that provides its member firms beneficial, vital, and innovative services. It is our mission to successfully develop world-class member firms by partnering with others while preserving and enhancing our unique way of life.
What WE DO
Advocate to improve the commercial environment of its members by working with elected officials, state and county officials, and the university;
Provide a comprehensive medical program for its members;
Makes available safety and health courses necessary to meet OSHA and HIOSH regulations and to improve business-like operations
Co-sponsors the KIAA/KTA Police Sub Station to curtail crime and to promote safety and communication within our membership
Sponsor annually, since 1978, the KIAA - Larry Kono Scholarship
Sponsor social and sporting activities to encourage member employee participation;
Provide opportunities for representative businesses to participate in the leadership of the association;
Update members on issues affecting business; and
is a member of the Big Island Business Council