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Sales of Luxury Homes at End of Third Quarter 2014 Indicates Strong Performance in Coming Months

Sales of Luxury Homes at End of Third Quarter 2014 Indicates Strong Performance in Coming Months

HONOLULU – The number of single-family homes in escrow at $1 million or more on Oahu was 70 percent higher at the end of third quarter 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, signifying a strong performance of luxury homes sales in the coming months, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), 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 more than $1 million at the end of third quarter 2014 on Oahu.

ALTRES Medical Expands with Launch of New Home Care Service

ALTRES Medical Expands with Launch of New Home Care Service
Highest-quality care from Hawaii’s largest and most trusted nurse provider HONOLULU — www.altresmedical.com — ALTRES Medical announced today the launch of ALTRES Medical Home Care, a new, comprehensive service line.

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii has hired Reimi Donlin as a human resources consultant. In her new position, Donlin is responsible for auditing and consulting McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s operational leadership on human resources practices on employee benefits and compensation.  Donlin comes to McDonald’s after gaining experience in a variety of positions. Most recently, she served as a legal secretary at the firm of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris. Previously she worked first as a compensation specialist and then, after promotion, as compensation analyst at First Hawaiian Bank.

“We are delighted to have Reimi join the McDonald’s team,” said Paulette Wage, human resources manager at McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii. “Her background in human resources and compensation will be valuable.” 

Attorney Kainui Smith Joins Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP

Attorney Kainui Smith Joins Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP

Honolulu law firm Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP is pleased to announce that Kainui Smith has been hired as an associate attorney practicing law in the areas of community association, construction and commercial litigation.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Smith was a judicial law clerk for Judge Glenn S. Hara of the Third Circuit Court in Hilo. He also served as a civil rights law clerk in the Department of Education Civil Rights Compliance Office. In 2013, he graduated cum laude with his J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii.

 

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for September 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for September 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for September 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” was received by Norman Banta (R) of the Diamond Head office. Banta was also named Sales Person of the Month in September 2013, first runner-up in June 2012, and second runner-up in March 2014. He was awarded second runner-up to Highest Producer of the Month in May 2013.

 

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

 

Hawaii National Bank Participates in the 2014 Oahu Heart Walk

Hawaii National Bank Participates in the 2014 Oahu Heart Walk

On Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, Hawaii National Bank turned steps into dollars at the Oahu Heart Walk in Honolulu to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to fight cardiovascular disease. The bank's employees were proud to join more than 1 million walkers participating in nearly 340 Heart Walk events throughout the country, designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living.

Hawaii National Bank was named by Pacific Business News as Hawaii’s Healthiest Employer for companies from 100-499 employees this year for its efforts to promote a healthy workplace.

For more information about the annual Heart Walk event, visit heartwalk.org.

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative Named Among Four Winners of the 2014 Phoenix Award

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative Named Among Four Winners of the 2014 Phoenix Award

The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) was recently awarded the prestigious 2014 Phoenix Award by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). HLRI, a Hawaii-based nonprofit organization devoted to reforestation, is one of four international winners of this year’s award, announced in conjunction with the SATW 2014 convention in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The award honors individuals and organizations actively involved in conservation, preservation, beautification and anti-pollution campaigns that further the growth and appeal of travel destinations. Winners are nominated by SATW members and are recommended by the Phoenix Award committee before being selected by the SATW board.