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Non-Stop Honolulu Co-Founder Diane Seo Joins Element Media as Managing Editor

Non-Stop Honolulu Co-Founder Diane Seo Joins Element Media as Managing Editor

HONOLULU – www.thepacificedge.com Element Media, Inc., Hawaii’s premier custom publishing firm, today named Diane Seo as its new managing editor for both Pacific Edge Magazine and Las Vegas Bound Magazine.  In this role, Seo will lead the overall direction and management of both publications as well as future publications in development at Element Media.

 

“We’re so pleased to have someone of Diane’s caliber to lead both magazines, including issue development, story development and layout,” said Jamie Giambrone, co-founder of Element Media, Inc. and co-publisher of Pacific Edge Magazine.

Verizon Wireless Names Russ Preite President of Northern California/Nevada/Hawai‘i Region

Verizon Wireless has named Russ Preite president of its Northern California/Nevada/Hawai‘i Region, replacing Kevin Zavaglia who has been named Senior Vice President Enterprise Sales – Americas, based in Basking Ridge, NJ.

As region president, Preite is based in Walnut Creek, California, and is responsible for the company’s sales, operations, financial performance and customer experience in Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawai‘i.

“Russ’ industry experience and leadership success make him the right person to lead the region,” said Greg Haller, Verizon Wireless West Area President.

Most recently, Preite served as president–Upstate New York Region for Verizon Wireless and held previous leadership roles as Director of Retail Sales in the Philadelphia Tri-State Region, Director of Business Sales and Director of Data Sales in the Upstate New York Region.

$1.25 Million From Uehiro Foundation Promotes Philosophy For Young Minds

$1.25 Million From Uehiro Foundation Promotes Philosophy For Young Minds

The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Tokyo, Japan has pledged $1.25 million to fund The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education.  The Academy will be located in the College of Arts & Humanities and serve students and teachers from Hawai‘i, the U.S., Japan, and other international locations.
 
“The creation of the Uehiro Academy will greatly enhance the work of P4C Hawai‘i,” said Dr. Thomas Jackson, executive director of the Philosophy for Children (P4C) program in the Department of Philosophy at UH Mānoa. He continued, “It will expand to four the number of educators who will be working full time to extend the reach of P4C to more schools and teachers in Hawai’i and abroad who have shown great interest in this philosophical approach to educational transformation.”
 
Waikiki Elementary School and Kailua High School are the major P4C implementation sites on Oahu that serve as Model Schools.

GEOBUNGA AND DESIGNER FOR A DAY HOST FREE INTERIOR DESIGN WORKSHOP

GEOBUNGA AND DESIGNER FOR A DAY HOST FREE INTERIOR DESIGN WORKSHOP

GEOBUNGA AND DESIGNER FOR A DAY HOST FREE INTERIOR DESIGN WORKSHOP

Learn to reclaim your lanai or other outdoor space, instantly adding square footage to your home

    WHAT:            Geobunga and Designer for a Day hosts a free workshop on ways to expand your home by transforming your outdoor spaces into a usuable, tranquil oasis.   WHEN:            Saturday, June 30 at 9 a.m.   WHERE:          Geobunga Outdoor Garden Center, 4299 Lawehana Street, Salt Lake (across from Target) REGISTER:      To ensure your seat, reservations are highly recommended.

Chamber of Commerce Announces 19th Annual Hawaii Employment Law Seminar

Chamber of Commerce Announces 19th Annual Hawaii Employment Law Seminar

Kaitlin Kogachi

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Chamber of Commerce announced early bird registration is now available for the 19th annual Hawaii Employment Law Seminar. The event is presented by Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington, and Harris and will take place on Thursday, August 9 at the Hawaii Convention Center, located at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue.

Attendees will learn about legal trends in employment law, including human resources and personnel law trends. The newly-revised 2012-13 Chamber Desk manual: Labor and Employment Law for Hawaii Employers along with online access to the manual will be handed out.

The seminar will also feature presentations and workshops by Torkildson and Katz attorneys.

Clear Englebert Presents Feng Shui Program at Five Public Libraries on Oahu

Clear Englebert Presents Feng Shui Program at Five Public Libraries on Oahu

The following information is provided by the Hawaii State Public Library System:

Best-selling author Clear Englebert will present "Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens," a free informational program, at five Oahu public libraries in June 2012.

Englebert, who is author of bestseller "Feng Shui for Hawaii," as well as "Feng Shui Demystified," and "Bedroom Feng Shui," has practiced and taught feng shui in Hawaii and California for more than 15 years.  He is recognized as a feng shui expert, and has been featured on television programs and in print media. 

Englebert will discuss feng shui topics and provide local examples such as:

* Chi Energy and How to Attract and Maximize its Beneficial Flow

* Why Some Energy from Neighboring Structures is Considered Negative and How to Deflect it

* Which Plants to Select and Where to Place Them

* How to Use Feng Shui in the Tropical Garden  

This one-hour program is s

UH Manoa Receives $1.25 million from Uehiro Foundation to Promote Philosphy and Ethics Education

UH Manoa Receives $1.25 million from Uehiro Foundation to Promote Philosphy and Ethics Education

The following information is provided by University of Hawaii Foundation:

The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Tokyo, Japan has pledged $1.25 million to fund The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education.  The Academy will be located in the College of Arts & Humanities and support research and education related to the preparation, support, and sustaining of educators, researchers and students who are developing intellectually safe communities of inquiry in their classrooms and schools. The Academy will serve students and teachers from Hawai‘i, the U.S., Japan, and other international locations.

“The creation of the Uehiro Academy will greatly enhance the work of P4C Hawai‘i,” said Dr. Thomas Jackson, executive director of the Philosophy for Children (P4C) program in the Department of Philosophy at UH Manoa.

Biggest charity event of the year aims to out-do itself

Biggest charity event of the year aims to out-do itself

 

Hawaii businesses, non-profit organizations and churches will come together with Convoy of Hope Hawaii for the biggest charity event of the year July 28. Convoy of Hope would like to double its attendance and give away three times the amount of goods as last year. The first event held at Aloha Stadium last year gave away 21 tons of food to about 14,000 people.

Free services offered include: Cancer screenings, gorceries, health fair, kids zone, hair cuts, job fair, family portraits, community services, live entertainment and BBQ lunch.

July 28, 2012, Gates open 10 a.m., While supplies last, No I.D. required

Honolulu: McKinley High School, 1039 S. King St.

Leeward: Kapolei Fairgrounds, Across from the new Wal-Mart

Windward: Kailua District Park, 21 S. Kainalu Dr.

For more information call (808) 836-4479

Or email convoyofhopehawaii@gmail.com

Bishop Museum to Honor Wilmer C. Morris & Winona E. Rubin for Dedication to Hawaii Heritage

Bishop Museum to Honor Wilmer C. Morris & Winona E. Rubin for Dedication to Hawaii Heritage

The following information is provided by Bishop Museum:

The Bishop Museum is pleased to present its 14th Annual Bernice Pauahi Bishop Awards Dinner, happening Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 5-9 p.m. on Bishop Museum’s Great Lawn. The annual dinner, a benefit for the Museum, will celebrate its vibrant storied culture and honors two individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in perpetuating Hawai‘i’s heritage and providing service to our community. This year’s awardees are Wilmer C. Morris and Winona E. Rubin.

Wilmer C. Morris will be awarded the Charles Reed Bishop Medal for his outstanding leadership, philanthropy, generosity, and his ability to inspire others to support a vision for a better Hawai‘i. A director emeritus of both Bishop Museum and Hawai‘i Pacific University, Bill has been an exemplary board member, fundraiser, and community leader.

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 million in Hawaii's Culinary Arts Industry

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 million in Hawaii's Culinary Arts Industry

The following information is provided by U.S. Department of Commerce:

U.S. Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank today announced a $2.4 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific of Honolulu, Hawaii, to help expand the institute’s training facilities located on the Diamond Head campus of the Kapiolani Community College. The investment will expand access to job training in the culinary arts sector and boost tourism. The project is expected to create 500 new jobs and generate $7 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

“This $2.4 million investment in the Culinary Institute is an example of the Obama Administration’s commitment to supporting America’s travel and tourism industry by making sure Hawaii and other states are the top choices for international visitors,” said Acting Secretary Blank.