We have joined our community through many memberships and affiliates to expand opportunities for disabled and to provide you with up to date, quality training and employment network.
- Workforce Solutions and Puna Kamali’i Flowers, Inc.
Training and placing individuals with disabilties in the workforce in Hawaii, Puna Kamali’i Flowers, Inc. initiates and joins with other key businesses, providers, and individuals to form the first organized effort to bring persons with disabilities together with potential employers. Workforce Solutions is supporting individuals with disabilities in employment, on the Big Island, Hawai’i.
On October 19th, 2007 we held our first Employers Forum with panel discussions from 4 different businesses which employ individuals with disabilties. Through greeting employers, having lunch, viewing video clips and talking story, this wonderful opportunity hopes to bring the missing link(s) together to provide an avenue for employer to seek employees and of course employee to seek the right employment.
- Hawaii Better Business Bureau
We are an accredited business member in Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau for your protection, assuring a quality service.
- Hawaii Visitor’s Convention Board
We are proud to have our membership with the HVCB to increase tourism on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
- University of Hawai’i Agribusiness
We work with the University of Hawaii and Agribusiness to provide a dynamic training program and high quality products for purchase.
- FTD Flower Shipping membership
We are members of the FTD Flower Shippers Association.
- SAF Society of American Florists
We are members of the Society of American Florists.
- Hawaii Tropical Flower Council
We are members of the Hawaii Tropical Flower Council.
- Hawaii Florists and Shippers Association
We are members of the Hawaii Florists and Shippers Association.
- Special Olympics Supporter
As our son, Zeb, is a participant with the East Hawaii Special Olympics teams, we are involved as parents and join others to raise funds for persons with disabilities to participate with this program.
- Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii trains anyone interested in understanding the complex and sometimes mystifying health conditions of epilepsy. Puna Kamali’i Flowers, Inc. presents training materials to all employees to assist in erasing fears of epileptic seizure activity and the stigma’s surrounding those who have this difficulty. Overcomers succeed in leading normal lives in spite of having seizure activity with the loving support of medical care, family, friends and the community.
- MIG Advisory Board
We are one of many active, participants of the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) advisory board, as a parents of an individual with developmental disabilities and as an employer of individuals with developmental disabilities. Serving as an outer island participant, a parent of a individual with developmental disabilities and as an employer of individuals with developmental disabilities, she brings a hands on perspective to the table.
- Hawaii Island and Japanese Chambers Joint Education Committee
We are active participants of Hilo’s Joint Education Committee which consist of the Hawaii Island Chamber and the Japanese Chamber to serve the Big Island of Hawaii. Puna Kamali’i Flowers, Inc. donates podium and tropical floral arrangments, and lei’s. We are proud that our employees creations provide ways to honor our community.
- US Small Business Administration
- Hawaii Ag Tourism
- Business Network Int’l (BNI) Hawaii (Hilo Bay Chapter) Member (http://HiloBayBNI.com)