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HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer. 

 

Group 70 International’s Chris Hong Honored with 2015 AIA Young Architects Award

Group 70 International’s Chris Hong Honored with 2015 AIA Young Architects Award

Hong is the first and only architect from Hawaii to receive this award

HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s largest kama‘aina design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) today announced that architect Chris Hong, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP was selected as one of only 14 national recipients for the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Young Architects Award. Hong, who served actively on AIA Honolulu’s board of directors, is the only architect from Hawaii to receive this merit since it was created in 1993.

This award is given by the AIA to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. Hong will accept the award at the AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta, May 14 to 16.

Cheryl Williams Appointed General Manager For The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Cheryl Williams Appointed General Manager For The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

HONOLULU – January 20, 2015 – Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts LP and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Hawai‘i are pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Williams as its new general manager for The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort effective February 2, 2015.

“As the owner of The Royal Hawaiian, Kyo-ya is confident in Cheryl’s leadership ability and commitment to our employees and the Hawai‘i community,” said Victor Kimura, senior vice president of Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts LP. “With Cheryl’s experience, we are confident that she will be an outstanding steward of The Royal Hawaiian and preserve its legacy while elevating the property’s performance for future success.”

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Appoints 2 New Assistant Vice Presidents

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Appoints 2 New Assistant Vice Presidents

HONOLULU—First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has appointed Misty Wayne Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Solutions and Marie Weite Assistant Vice President, Claims.

Wayne has more than 25 years of client services, system support and project management experience. Prior to joining FICOH in 2008 as Manager of the Project Consulting Group, she served as Program Manager at HMSA for six years. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute, an important industry-recognized certification for project managers. As Assistant Vice President, she will play a larger role in overall IT operations while continuing to oversee FICOH’s Project Consulting Group.

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

HONOLULU subaruhawaii.com — Subaru Hawaii announced that its “Share the Love” sales event raised $5,000 for Hawaiian Humane Society and $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. A check presentation was held yesterday at Servco Subaru Honolulu in Mapunapuna.

 

Across the state, the “Share the Love” sales event donated $35,000 total to six nonprofits:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaiian Humane Society, Maui Humane Society, Kauai Humane Society, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Hawaii Island Humane Society. The campaign donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2014, up to $30,000.

 

Sharon Weiner Invests in the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

Sharon Weiner Invests in the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

HONOLULU — Retired business executive Sharon Weiner has committed $25,000 cash and a significant portion of her estate to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Shidler College of Business.

HPR Presents Hawaiian Music Veteran Kenneth Makuakāne in Atherton Studio Feb. 7

HPR Presents Hawaiian Music Veteran Kenneth Makuakāne in Atherton Studio Feb. 7

Kenneth Makuakāne has received more than 150 nominations and a total of 14 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, the Hawaiʻi equivalent of the Grammy Awards. He is the leader of the Pandanus Club, a multi-award winning group, and the composer of over 1,500 songs, some recorded by the Brothers Cazimero, Nā Leo Pilimehana, Kapena, the Pandanus Club, and Amy Hānaiali‘i Gilliom.

On Saturday, February 7, he performs in a rare solo concert at Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s intimate Atherton Studio. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Reservations may be made at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.

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