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Lydia Chock (808-733-4047)
Kaimuki Business & Professional Association

Kaimuki Business & Professional Association (KBPA) Awards Three Scholarships To Students In The Kaimuki Area

Kaimuki Business & Professional Association the KBPA Foundation awarded three scholarships to local area students.. The winners were selected based upon their written applications and subsequent interviews from a panel of KBPA members. Each recipient won a $1,000 scholarship. The 2012 scholarship winners are:
  • David Pimental, a 2012St. Louis School graduate, who will attend Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR);
  • Trisha Ishikawa, a 2012 Kaimuki High School graduate, who will attend Lindenwood College (St. Charles, MO; and
  • Jennifer Nishida, a 2012 Sacred Hearts Academy graduate, who will attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre-Haute, IN).
These students demonstrated a strong commitment to community and school involvement and a dedication to academic achievement.

The scholarship money is raised from the proceeds from Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila. This year CKK will be held on Saturday November 3, 2012. For more information or ways to get involved with CKK send an email to

About Kaimuki Business & Professional Association
Dedicated to serving the community and supporting the business environment of Kaimuki. New - View Video Interview with Rep Barbara Murumoto and Kaimuki Business and Professional Association (KBPA).

Founded in 1946, the Kaimuki Business and Professional Association (KBPA) is an organization dedicated to the improvement of Kaimuki by community involvement and welfare through the efforts of its members. It sponsors numerous community events annually in the Kaimuki area and serves as a voice to promote business and professional viewpoints on issues and concerns impacting Kaimuki.

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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:
  • Meet and network with businesses, professionals, and residents in the community.
  • Market your business in the community.
  • Keep yourself informed about current developments affecting the Kaimuki area.
  • Participate in the community activities and regular membership meetings.

How Can You 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 call or fax (808) 739-5272.

  • Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila
  • Membership
  • Christmas Parade
  • Public Relations
  • Installation Dinner

KBPA Objectives

Promote local business in Kaimuki through:
  • Business Networking
  • Membership Meetings
  • Newsletter
  • Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila

Community involvement through:
  • Scholarships
  • Christmas Parade
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Halloween Costume Contest
  • Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila

Government Affairs involvement through
  • Neighborhood Board participation

We also facilitate special business events/speakers on a regular basis.

Video Interview with Representative Barbara Murumoto and Kaimuki Business and Professional Association (KBPA).
Great interview. Great way to learn about KBPA and Kaimuki!


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For over 59 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.

New KBPA events in the planning stages for 2006 include the co-sponsorship of a food, entertainment and craft fair tentatively dubbed "Celebrate Kaimuki!" and a coordinated clean up project with businesses, schools and other associations.

Addressing the parking issue with the Kaimuki Municipal parking lot is a long standing priority for KBPA. Preliminary polls of its members show a majority recognize a parking problem and the need for action. While it attempts to address important Kaimuki issues, KBPA strives to maintain Kaimuki's unique image of being a strong historical island town.

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