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Keith Vieira Joins Shidler College of Business as Executive-in-Residence

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business has appointed Keith Vieira as an Executive-in-Residence beginning this Fall 2014 semester. Vieira was the former Senior Vice President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is currently a Principal with KV & Associates, Hospitality Consulting, assisting clients in Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa.

Micheal Crews Joins Graham Builders as Project Manager

Micheal Crews Joins Graham Builders as Project Manager

HONOLULUwww.grahambuilders.com – Graham Builders is pleased to announce that Micheal Crews has joined the firm as Project Manager. He will be responsible for overseeing projects once they are in the construction phase, working and coordinating with sub-contractors, creating and managing schedules and material deliveries.

Crews has more than 35 years of experience in the home building industry. Prior to joining Graham Builders, Crews served as the Superintendent at ChrisContract, a small fine home building company in Kailua.

Born and raised on the mainland, Crews relocated to Hawaii when he was 15 years old. He currently resides in Kailua. During his spare time, Crews enjoys playing senior softball and being a member of the Family Stones Softball Club.

Hawai'i Pacific University to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric

Hawai'i Pacific University to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric

 

Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) announced today that it has been awarded a $50,000 gift from Hawaiian Electric Industries to support the establishment of a Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability to be launched as part of HPU's 50th anniversary in 2015.

HPU's Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability will bring together students, educators, community leaders, innovators, and thought leaders for an inspirational, intellectual and interactive forum. The objective is to transform the way leadership and sustainability are taught, studied and practiced in order to bring positive benefits to Hawai'i and beyond.

Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

The program will feature curriculum developed by LearningBiz LLC and is made possible thanks to a grant by the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

This fall Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i (RMH) will kick off a new training, specifically tailored to retail industry professionals. The program highlights customer service and sales management training. Developed by LearningBiz, LLC, one of the state’s leading training providers, the training program will be available to retail professionals across the state thanks to a $125,000 grant from the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Hawaii National Bank Announces Promotion

Hawaii National Bank Announces Promotion

Hawaii National Bank is proud to announce a promotion.

Amy Tsuchiya has been promoted to assistant vice president and manager of the bank’s Hilo Branch. She will oversee the Hilo branch, maintain the bank’s high level of customer service and satisfaction, and grow the bank’s Hawaii Island customer base. Tsuchiya most recently served as assistant manager at the Hilo Branch. She joined the bank in 2011 as a management trainee and has previously been recognized by the Hawaii Small Business Administration as a Lending Officer of the Year for East Hawaii.

Hawaii National Bank is a community bank providing highly personalized service through 13 branches on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. For more than 50 years the bank has specialized in serving individual account holders and locally owned, closely held businesses. Learn more at www.HawaiiNational.com.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”