Climber to speak to KKCC


World-renowned, record-setting mountaineer and professional motivational speaker Gary Guller will be the guest speaker for the upcoming Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) Installation Banquet.

The community is invited to celebrate the installation of its new officers and directors for 2012-2013 on June 28 at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Also on tap is presentation of KKCC’s Pualu Awards, which honor outstanding individuals, businesses and non-profits for dedication and hard work in the West Hawaii community.

In addition, the 2013 Hawaii Island Small Business Administration award winners will be recognized. A free Business Expo will take place one hour prior to and following the luncheon and the Chamber will share what it has accomplished during the past fiscal.

Admission for the luncheon is $55 for KKCC members and $65 for nonmembers.

Reservations are required by Friday, June 21. Secure your seat online at kona-kohala.com or phone 329-1758.

Guller made history in 2003 when leading the largest ever cross-disability group to reach Mt. Everest Base Camp, at 17,500 feet. After setting this record, the alpine climber went on to scale the peak, reaching the summit on May 23, and becoming the first person with one arm to achieve this feat.

“Guller uses his extraordinary experiences to share with his audiences the importance of equality, determination, team-work and integrity, and how these traits lead to personal

and professional success,” says Vivian Landrum, chamber president and CEO.

The inspirational speaker encourages audiences to look deep into themselves, motivating them to set goals to maximizes their potential, placing fear and doubts aside to achieve success in business and in life. Guller also shows how acceptance of diversity and diversity of thought will serve a globally integrated world economy in a positive way.

 

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