Seven Big Isle companies win Taste Awards


Seven Big Island companies or individuals are finalists of the inaugural Taste Awards presented by the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA).

They were nominated by members of the statewide HFMA and supporting organizations. The winners of eight different awards will be announced Saturday, June 14, on Oahu.

The finalists include:

• Big Island Abalone of Keahole-Kona for Product of the Year.

• Big Island Bees of Captain Cook for Innovate Hawaii Manufacturer of the Year-Small Company.

• Glow Hawaii Inc. of Waikoloa for Community Service Award.

• Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company of Kawaihae for Innovate Hawaii Manufacturer of the Year-Small Company.

• KTA Superstores with islandwide locations for Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

• KTA Superstores with islandwide locations for Innovative Marketing Award.

• Nina Tanabe of Hilo for Advocate of the Year.

• University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for Supplier of the Year.

• FCH Enterprises for Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award. FCH operates Zippy’s in Hilo.

 

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