Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides Wins 2011 Pualu Award for Environmental Awareness

Media Release:

Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides‘ efforts to share important and little known information about Keauhou’s famed manta rays and the company’s respect for the ocean and its environment was acknowledged by the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce today with the Chamber’s 2011 Pualu Award for Environmental Awareness.

Puhi, Mendy and Alex Dant with their Pualu Award.

Puhi, Mendy and Alex Dant with their Pualu Award.

Established in 1979, the annual Pualu awards honor outstanding individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations in West Hawaii for their dedication and hard work in the community.

Fair Wind was also acknowledged by the Small Business Administration as the 2011 award-winner in the Family Owned Small Business category in Hawaii County. The SBA awards recognize small-business owners, advocates and entrepreneurs who show business skills and tenacity to excel in their industry, according to the SBA.

“For forty years, Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides has set the bar for quality ocean activities for residents and visitors to Hawaii Island,” explained Fair Wind Vice President Mendy Dant. “It is exciting for us at this particular juncture to be recognized by both the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration with these awards, which are made possible through the enterpeneurship of our father and perseverance, vision and dedication of the second generation as well as the talent, knowledge and dedication of our employees.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I do this to keep the spammers away * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.