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Professional Doings


As of Fall 2016, Julie Ziemelis has taken a position as the Director of Industry Engagement for Xplode Conferences. She is working to bring real estate technology education to Realtors across the US and she is bringing her digital marketing experience to the stage as a presenter at the conferences. Learn more at 

For five years, Ziemelis Communications implemented the Big Island Chocolate Festival in the spring. Along with my company and a great group of volunteers, we helped to raise over $50,000 for Kona Pacific Public Charter School and  Kona Kohala Chef Association while also bringing cacao demonstrations and tours to the attendees. We also have developed chocolate dinners/wine tastings and other “Chocolate Infused” events during the week of the Festival.  We invite you to learn more at the Big Island Chocolate Festival website.

Now that I have left the island, the event is in great hands with the Kona Cacao Association, where I still hold a board position.

Book Projects: “How to Move to Kona” was born from the blogging work Julie Ziemelis does at 365Kona. She is currently working on creating an anthology of stories aptly named “Called to the Big Island”. Looking for a release in February 2017!



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