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Hawaii National Bank Announces Promotion

Hawaii National Bank Announces Promotion

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Nov. 26, 2014) — Hawaii National Bank is proud to announce that it has promoted Keri Yadao to loan officer at the Hilo Branch.

Yadao has more than 4 years of experience at Hawaii National Bank, most recently serving as a management trainee at the Hilo Branch. She started at the bank in 2010, working in the Loan Services Department and Credit Analysis Department. In her new position, she will assist Hawaii Island businesses with their financing needs. Yadao graduated from Menlo College in California with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

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.

 

The Modern Honolulu® Continues Momentum And Enters Next Phase Of Growth

HONOLULU, HAWAII (NOV. 24, 2014) – As part of its ongoing plans to continue to build on its success as a full-service luxury boutique hotel on Oahu, THE MODERN HONOLULU’s ownership is pleased to announce current Managing Director Gerald Glennon will transition to the newly created position of Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor; and that Kelly Hoen, an award-winning hotelier and veteran of Hawaii’s tourism industry, will join the team as the hotel’s new General Manager.  This new leadership lineup will capitalize on the progress THE MODERN HONOLULU has achieved since its successful emergence as an independent hotel two years ago.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will present a Baroque holiday program on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Hawaii Theatre, performing some of the most popular classical music ever composed. 

The soothing and immensely popular Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon In D” will open the concert, along with "Christmas Concerto" by Arcangelo Corelli. The Oahu Choral Society (OCS) will join the HSO for the second half of the concert, performing Handel’s Messiah Part I with a triumphant sing-along Hallelujah Chorus, under the direction of OCS Artistic Director Esther Yoo. Messiah soloists will be Georgine Stark, soprano; Mary Chestnut Hicks, alto; Jim Price, tenor; and Leon Williams, baritone.

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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A&B Properties Provides Additional Security And Traffic Management For Kailua Town During Holidays

KAILUA, Hawaii — A&B Properties (A&B) announced today that, in an effort to keep the holiday season in Kailua Town merry and safe, it will be increasing the security presence throughout its Kailua Town properties. In addition to providing roving 24-hour security during the holiday shopping season for its commercial tenants and customers, security personnel will help manage traffic flow and access in and around Kailua Town.

“The safety of our tenants, their employees and customers, and Kailua residents is always a priority,” said Jon Moyer of A&B Properties, senior asset manager, who oversees A&B’s Kailua operations. “We want to ensure a safe environment, especially during the busy holiday season, so everyone can experience what makes Kailua Town special: the people, the diverse shops and restaurants and the pedestrian experience.”

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.

Kahala Mall Doorbusters for Black Friday, November 28

Kahala Mall Doorbusters for Black Friday, November 28

HONOLULU – For the fourth year in a row Kahala Mall celebrates Black Friday (November 28, 2014) by opening up at 7 a.m., giving guests the opportunity to shop early for doorbusters with savings of up to 75% off. Meanwhile, some stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and still others will open as early 5 a.m. on Black Friday (see end of story for early openings).