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Donor Increases Commitment to UH Athletics to $2M

Donor Increases Commitment to UH Athletics to $2M

Future Looks Brighter Thanks To Charitable Trust

Honolulu, Hawai‘i – The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics Department has received a gift of $1.2 million from an anonymous donor.  Twenty-two UH Mānoa sports programs will benefit from the donor’s foresight and generosity, including Cheerleading and the Band. 

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Kaiser Permanente Presents March Senior Summit Seminars

Kaiser Permanente Presents March Senior Summit Seminars

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required; call the respective location.

TOPIC: READY, SET, THRIVE! ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE

Get what you need to take an active role in your health. Learn what’s new on kp.org. Our online tools and resources are right at your fingertips, day or night — ready to help you be the best you can be. Discover the tools and resources both members and non-members can use.

Construction Set To Begin On The Second Tower At The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

Mayor Caldwell & Community Leaders Gather for Groundbreaking Ceremony as the Revitalization Continues Along Kuhio Avenue

HONOLULU – Irongate, developer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, held a groundbreaking ceremony and site blessing today at the future site of the second tower of The Residences, a 37-floor, 246-residence property that is connected to the first tower by an eighth floor resort terrace with parking structure below. Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined community leaders, selected homeowners and representatives of the project’s development and construction teams to celebrate the occasion and the ongoing effort to revitalize and bring new life to Kuhio Avenue at the gateway to Waikiki.

36th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival Announces 2015 Event Dates

Festival Celebrates Cultures and Traditions from Pacific-Rim Countries

 

HONOLULU – The 36th annual Pan-Pacific Festival, a celebration of cultural traditions of Hawaii, the Pacific Rim and around the world, will run from June 12 to 14 at various locations throughout Honolulu.

Since its first celebration, the Pan-Pacific Festival has evolved into an international festival bringing various foods, customs, and people together and creating a more global community through the sharing and celebration of cultures.

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Pacxa Promotes Gordon Bruce to Chairman, Kelly Ueoka to President Amid Fast-Paced Growth

Pacxa Promotes Gordon Bruce to Chairman, Kelly Ueoka to President Amid Fast-Paced Growth

Pacxa, Hawaii’s largest full-scale information technology (IT) solutions provider, today announced the promotions of two senior executives.  Gordon Bruce has been named Pacxa’s new chairman, and will remain chief executive officer. Kelly J. Ueoka, formerly executive vice president, will assume the role of president from Bruce, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and the expansion of Pacxa’s products and services. Bruce and Ueoka were instrumental in guiding the company’s revenue growth of over 200 percent since late 2012. Pacxa has grown from 70 employees to more than 90 since its inception. 

“I am excited to continue my work with Kelly and the Pacxa team to provide creative, cost-effective solutions to small businesses as well as large enterprises,” Bruce said. “By supplying the best technology support services in the state, we can also continue to offer the highest level technology jobs and keep talented students here in Hawaii.”

Luxury Home Sales Climb 10 Percent During First Month of 2015

Luxury Home Sales Climb 10 Percent During First Month of 2015

HONOLULU – Sales of luxury homes and condominiums on Oahu were up 10 percent during January 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for $1 million and above during January 2015 on Oahu.

A total of 55 luxury homes changed hands in January, up from 50 in January 2014. The median sales price for the luxury range also jumped up to $1,300,000 last month compared to $1,264,500 in 2014.

There were 49 closed sales in the $1 million to $2 million price range, four closed sales in the $2 million to $4 million price range, and two closed sales in the $4 million and above price range last month.

Ala Moana Hotel to Help Feed Hawaii’s Hungry

Ala Moana Hotel to Help Feed Hawaii’s Hungry

Ala Moana Hotel is serving up a free breakfast buffet in an effort to help feed Hawaii’s hungry. Registered hotel guests who contribute six cans or five pounds of food from March 1 through April 12, 2015 will receive a coupon to enjoy a local-style breakfast at the hotel’s, Plantation Café.

 

“Ala Moana Hotel has been a dedicated supporter of the Hawaii Foodbank for nearly 30 years, and our employees are inspired to do their part to fight hunger in the islands,” said Marty Milan, director of sales and marketing for Ala Moana Hotel. “This promotion brings guest awareness to the cause and brings out their compassion and generosity. The free breakfast is our mahalo to them for helping.  Last year we collected over 400 pounds of food from guests. Ala Moana Hotel has the best guests!!!”