September 22, 2014
Right now the anxiety fueled by the uncertainty of what is to come is driving a great deal of speculation. Many are viewing what may happen in apocalyptic terms, and rightfully are scared and concerned. There is change coming, but how we deal with change is the measure of our character. The outcome of what these changes will bring we cannot predict, but we can stand tall ready to do our part, prepared for what ever may be.
Understand that the issue we really face is one of access to services. Pahoa will not become Pompeii, it will become Hana, or Hanalei, the town at the end of the road, with the natural beauty it has always had and a romantic, secluded flavor that will be new and inviting. New waves of visitors will seek out the town that survived, and they will stop to shop, eat, and stay to enjoy what it has to offer. The tee shirt ideas are already being thought out and stencils prepared. Some will feel the need to sell their properties or relocate out of necessity while others will seek out the remote comfort lower Puna will provide.
The personality of our community may change, the community itself will be there and prosper. I know many will see my words as fantasy, a romantic dream. But perception is reality. If you view our little town as the jewel it is, your perception and actions born of those beliefs will make it a reality.
I would like to send a very clear message to all our friends, neighbors, and associates that Savio Realty Ltd. stands firm in our belief and commitment to the people and businesses of our lower Puna community.
What ever the changes are we believe that the town of Pahoa and the surrounding community will survive, grow and prosper in the months and years to come and we want to be a part of that growth. While other may see a need to leave, we are investing our recourses to insure that what ever happens Savio Realty Ltd. Pahoa will remain fully functioning and ready to assist anyone who needs our services. Generators are being installed, high speed internet and communications are in place, and we are prepared for what ever may come.
Many of you are re evaluating what you are going to do. What ever does happen the community in lower Puna will go on and I challenge you to see the opportunity you have to be a part of that. As a committed member of the Pahoa Business community we stand ready to assist in any way we can. We are your neighbors and I hope you will consider us your friends as well.
For those of you who are needing to relocate your businesses short or long term we do have space available in our Wailoa River Center. Office, retail, restaurant, and storage from 400 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft is available and we are offering very attractive terms to anyone in need. Please let me know if this would solve any problems for you.
In closing let me again say that though change is coming, with change comes great opportunity.
Dana G. Kenny (PB) ?