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Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island
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GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII EXPLORE DIVERSE CAREERS AT STEM FEST

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII EXPLORE DIVERSE CAREERS AT STEM FEST

More than 120 Girl Scouts in Hawaii recently attended the 2014 STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Fest. Female volunteer STEM professionals provided a variety of activities for the girls to give them an insider's perspective of non-traditional careers for women.

“As more women enter into traditionally male-dominated careers, it is important for leadership organizations, such as Girl Scouts of Hawaii, to expose the girls to all the potential professions,” said Shari Chang, CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawaii.

“Every girl needs a chance to explore the fascinating world of STEM. Girl Scouting encourages girls of all ages by offering ‘fun with purpose’ through its K–12 national program. This is only the second year we have held this event and the increase in the number of girls participating this year was phenomenal.”

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb Nearly 40 Percent During October 2014

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb Nearly 40 Percent During October 2014

HONOLULU – Luxury homes and condominiums sales on Oahu were 39 percent higher during October 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, 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 during October 2014 on Oahu.

A total of 79 luxury homes changed hands in October, up from 57 in October 2013. The median sales price for the luxury range also jumped up to $1,400,000 last month compared to $1,325,000 in 2013.

EV drivers have a lot to be thankful for: Volta and sponsors provide 1.8 million miles in charging

EV drivers have a lot to be thankful for: Volta and sponsors provide 1.8 million miles in charging

 

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced as of Nov. 1 it has given away 1.8 million miles of charging in the past three years, through thousands of free charging sessions via its 26 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across Hawaii, part of the Volta Network. Volta now operates more than 80 charging stations nationwide, in Hawaii, California and Arizona.

 

“Hawaii EV drivers have embraced the renewable technology electric cars offer, demonstrating the public’s need for EV charging stations,” said Arden Penton, Volta Director of Media and Operations.  “Thanks to our sponsors, EV drivers have saved the equivalent of $240,000 in gasoline charges, offsetting 1.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide in Hawaii alone.  We are proud to make a substantial environmental impact.”

 

DEP Completes 843kW Rooftop Covered Parking PV System at Airport Industrial Park

DEP Completes 843kW Rooftop Covered Parking PV System at Airport Industrial Park

 

HONOLULUwww.dephawaii.com – Airport Industrial Park (“AIPA Properties”), Hawaii’s largest commercial office property, today announced the commissioning of an 843 kW solar project installed by Distributed Energy Partners (“DEP”). This is the second project that DEP has completed for AIPA Properties’ site and together the two projects total just under 1 MW.

 

“It’s been a privilege to collaborate with a company as passionate about renewable energy as the folks at AIPA Properties,” said Todd Georgopapadakos of DEP. “The completion of a rooftop covered parking PV system on this scale is a testament to their commitment to sustainability.”

 

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.