Jeni Kaohelaulii started to form Old Kapa‘a Town Business Hui in June of 2019 as a community organization to support collaborative events on Kaua‘i’s east side.
Working as a team with sister Jasmine Kaohelaulii Vandermeer and the OKTBH board they’ve successfully secured CARES ACT funds in 2020 and a Rise to Work grant in 2021 for ongoing projects in Old Kapa‘a Town. These funds launched projects in support of the twenty-four members of Old Kapa‘a Town Business Hui, as well as other small businesses on the island. They've hired and employed 10 subcontractor and creatives.
They believe that together, with each others’ support and the involvement of others, Old Kapa‘a Town Business Hui can strive towards bigger, greater goals in the future; like murals, storefronts refresh, and building a stronger online presence through videos and blogs. https://www.ourkapaa.com/about-us