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TAKITANI FOUNDATION STARTS NEW SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

TAKITANI FOUNDATION STARTS NEW SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc. added an extra round of grants to its regular high school scholarship program this year, this time to start new scholarship programs at four nonprofit organizations and institutions. With these new grants, the Foundation has awarded a total of $304,280 to promote scholarship in Hawaii this year.

 

Chaminade University received $50,000 to create a Takitani Entrepreneurship Scholar program for majors in entrepreneurship.

 

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific will use its $40,000 grant to fund semester internships to medical students who declare physical therapy as their majors.

 

Shidler College of Business received $25,000 to create an entrepreneurship major for Takitani Innovation Fellows who “will provide strategic planning services to companies on issues relative to market experience, new product launch and acquisition.”

 

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for October 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for October 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for October 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

  • “Listor of the Month” and “Highest Producer of the Month” were received by Rina Shinagawa (R) of the Diamond Head office. Shinagawa was named Newcomer of the Month in April and July 2014, and was recognized as second runner-up to Sales Person of the Month in October 2011. She also received the award for Listor of the Month in December 2009.

 

  • “Newcomer of the Month” went to Moses Paskowitz (RA) of the Diamond Head office.

 

Skyline Eco-Adventures Raises $7,500 in 'Zip for the Trees' Fundraiser

Skyline Eco-Adventures Raises $7,500 in 'Zip for the Trees' Fundraiser
On November 9, 2014, more than 70 volunteers planted 300 native trees on the slopes of Haleakala and raised $7,500 for youth charities during the fourth-annual Zip for the Trees community event and fundraiser organized by Skyline Eco-Adventures. 218 people zipped to raise funds, setting a course record! All proceeds from each tour benefitted three local charities: The Children’s Justice Center, the Hui Malama Learning Center, and Maui Youth and Family Services. Last year, the event raised $3,000 from nearly 100 discounted zipline tours for Hawaii charities and organizations, and more than 60 volunteers worked to restore nearly 1 acre of native forest. Four videos were produced by the Project YBeam youth on Maui during the event:


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Lance Wilhelm To Join Irongate As Managing Principal

Lance Wilhelm To Join Irongate As Managing Principal

Will represent developer in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Irongate, the developer of Trump International Hotel & Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, announced today that Lance Wilhelm will soon be joining its team as Managing Principal to oversee current and future development projects in Hawaii and to represent Irongate in the state.

Wilhelm is currently Senior Vice President for Hawaii Operations at Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and the chairman of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. He is expected to leave Kiewit later this month and start work at Irongate shortly after. His position on the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees will not be affected.

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Upgraded To A+ Rating By Standard & Poor’s

HONOLULU – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) today raised its long-term counterparty credit and financial strength ratings for First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) to A+ from A-. FICOH is now the only Hawaii-based carrier with an S&P rating of A+.

FICOH, which has been operating in Hawaii since 1911, also holds an A+ rating from A.M. Best Co. and has been on the Ward’s 50 group of top-performing property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies in the United States for six consecutive years.

“We are proud FICOH is seen as strategically important to our parent company Tokio Marine,” said Jeff Shonka, FICOH CEO and president. “Our A+ rating is an indication of our financial security and ability to serve the entire spectrum of accounts in the Hawaii market, from small to very large.”

Servco Employee Wellness Center Promotes Healthy, Happy Employees

Servco Employee Wellness Center Promotes Healthy, Happy Employees

This year, Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) celebrates 95 years of service in Hawaii. As Hawaii’s leading automotive, consumer products and insurance company, Servco began almost a century ago with a vision to be number one in customer service. In order to achieve this, Servco’s leaders knew they had to invest in their people, and the Servco Employee Wellness Center does just that.

Celebrating its fifth year, the Servco Wellness Center is located in Servco’s administration building in Mapunapuna. Servco’s approximately 1,000 employees can use the Servco Wellness Center from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, for free.

“Servco has always believed in the wellness of our employees,” said Servco CEO, Mark Fukunaga. “When we converted this 3,000-plus square-foot warehouse into our Wellness Center, our goal was to have a basketball/volleyball court and enough space for classes and equipment. The Servco Wellness Center is a great employee benefit that is 100 percent company-paid.”

Kahala Associates Partners With LIST Sotheby's International Realty

Kahala Associates Partners With LIST Sotheby's International Realty

Creates New Era of Luxury Real Estate Services in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Associate-owned Kahala Associates, one of Hawaii’s premier kamaaina luxury real estate firms, has partnered with international real estate powerhouse LIST Sotheby’s International Realty.

The union creates a new era of luxury real estate services in Hawaii that will put local clients and agents on the world stage. The expanded LIST Sotheby’s International Realty is steeped in the knowledge and culture of Hawaii, Japan and other countries with agents who are active and engaged members of their communities. The partnership with Kahala Associates also creates Oahu’s third-largest agency as measured by total sales and dollar volume by agent. LIST Sotheby’s International Realty remains the name of the enlarged firm, and all Kahala Associates agents and listings have been transitioned accordingly.