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Avoid IP piracy and loss of tech and trade secrets in China

Avoid IP piracy and loss of tech and trade secrets in China

 

Despite the appeal of the enormous China market, intellectual property (IP) owners and businesses are wary of doing business in/with China because of the risk of IP piracy and loss of technology and trade secrets. And while there have been modest improvements, 98 percent of companies say enforcement of intellectual property rights in China is still a major concern.

CBP Promotes Richelle Abiang to Marketing Manager and Charity Shaffer to Digital Marketing Manager

CBP Promotes Richelle Abiang to Marketing Manager and Charity Shaffer to Digital Marketing Manager

Honolulu – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP) is pleased to announce that Richelle Abiang has been promoted to marketing manager and Charity Shaffer to digital marketing manager.

As marketing manager, Abiang will serve as a liaison between CBP’s leadership team, agents and staff as well as plan and manage the firm’s marketing budget. She also is responsible for developing agent marketing tools that will further enhance CBP agents’ marketing efforts, and assist in the branding, retention and recruitment of CBP’s local operating company (LOC) program. Abiang previously served as marketing specialist. She joined CBP in 2003 as a marketing communications specialist, and has more than a decade of marketing experience.

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb 33 Percent During First Six Months of 2014

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb 33 Percent During First Six Months of 2014

HONOLULU – Consumers continue to show confidence in Oahu’s luxury real estate market in 2014. Sales of high-end homes on Oahu were up 33 percent during the first six months of 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 the first half of 2014 on Oahu.

The first six months of 2014 recorded 392 closed sales compared to 294 for 2013. The median sale price was $1,397,500 down slightly from $1,417,500 last year.

Group 70 announces new associates Brotchie, Bungcayao, Char, Isobe and Cheng

Group 70 announces new associates Brotchie, Bungcayao, Char, Isobe and Cheng
GROUP 70 INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES DAVID BROTCHIE, MICHAEL BUNGCAYAO, RYAN CHAR, JOHNSON CHENG, AND CAREY ISOBE TO ASSOCIATE HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) announced the promotion to associate for the following employees from its civil engineering and architecture divisions: David Brotchie, Michael Bungcayao, Ryan Char, Carey Isobe and Johnson Cheng. “Everyone has a role to play and leadership is important at all positions. These five bright young architects and civil engineers have demonstrated the type of leadership we seek in every employee and have consistently contributed fresh ideas and energy to our projects,” said G70 President Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP. “David, Michael, Ryan, Johnson and Carey have performed at a level that allows us as company to do our best work and really innovate.

Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to  three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) has completed the installation of photovoltaic systems at three more Oahu schools: Aiea Intermediate, Jarrett Middle and Waimalu Elementary. Each Department of Education Oahu school is estimated to save $600,000 to $700,000 over the 20-year life of the system.

 

 Hawaii Pacific Solar has completed PV installation at 19 Oahu schools, and 15 Kauai schools are in process and should be completed by the end of the year.

 

HPS was awarded  Department of Education (DOE) contracts to install solar panels at 45 Oahu and Kauai schools under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) whereby the system is owned, operated and maintained by RC Energy of Denver Colorado. The installation is at no cost to DOE.

 

Y. HATA’S NEW CASH AND CARRY WHOLESALE CLUB, CHEFZONE, HIRING AND ACCEPTING FREE MEMBERSHIPS

Y. HATA’S NEW CASH AND CARRY WHOLESALE CLUB, CHEFZONE, HIRING AND ACCEPTING FREE MEMBERSHIPS

Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. is currently accepting memberships and hiring for its new ChefZone wholesale foodservice outlet opening this fall. The new 45,000 SF facility, located at 2888 Ualena Street (in the airport industrial area), is part of the company’s strategy to expand its business and fill a need for the independent food service businesses and non profits.

 

“We did our homework and found a rising popularity in cash and carry wholesale food distributors on the mainland,” said Russell Hata, chairman and CEO of Y. Hata. “We put together a dynamite team and developed ChefZone.”

 

“Hawaii is known worldwide for its independently-owned, local restaurants, food trucks and pop-up eateries that provide ono food. They may not be large enough for food service delivery and don’t have the luxury of time to make three of four daily stops to get what they need. ChefZone can be the one-stop shop for these businesses.”

 

Hawaii gas prices remain mostly stable

Hawaii gas prices remain mostly stable

According to AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch, Hawaii average gas price has gone up by a penny to $4.34 per gallon during the past week. The current price average is one cent less than last month and four cents higher than a year ago.

Honolulu’s average price stayed the same as last week at $4.31-three cents less than a month ago and 13 cents more than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.13 per gallon-two cents more than last week, the same price as last month ago and 18 cents less than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.46 a gallon-the same price as last Thursday, a penny more than last month and six cents less than last year.