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Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

HONOLULU – The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 Hawaii students to assist them in pursuing higher education at colleges and universities.

“The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship fund helps students complete their higher education and become our next generation of innovators and leaders,” said George Glukfeld, Safeway Hawaii district manager. “Our grant will allow these outstanding students to focus on their educational goals.”

For the past five years, the fund has provided scholarship opportunities to current and past Safeway employees and their children. Students applied through the Hawaii Community Foundation, which administers the fund. They were required to have maintained a 3.0 grade point average, with preference given to students planning to attend a college or university in Hawaii.

Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

HONOLULU – Hawaii Life, one of the state’s top real estate companies – and host of the hit Hawaii Life realty show on the Home & Garden Television Network (HGTV) – has hired veteran real estate agent Jon S. Mann as its broker-in-charge for Oahu.

Mann, a REALTOR® since 2003, is the principal broker and founder of Jon S. Mann Real Estate, LLC in Honolulu. He has also authored three real estate eBooks in which he shares information about buying and selling real estate in Hawaii.

“Jon’s extensive experience in Hawaii real estate sales and property management makes him a great new asset to Hawaii Life,” said Matthew Beall, Hawaii Life’s principal broker. “Hawaii Life has seen amazing growth over the past six years, thanks in a large part to our outstanding team of brokers and agents. Jon will help us remain one of the top real estate companies in the Islands.”

Oahu Publications, Inc. Reorganizes Management Team

Oahu Publications, Inc. Reorganizes Management Team

Executives promoted to maximize talent and industry experience

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI) today announced that Dave Kennedy, senior vice president/marketing, was named chief revenue officer of OPI and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kennedy’s promotion comes weeks after Glenn Zuehls was named the publisher of San Francisco Media Co., which produces the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. San Francisco Media Co. is owned by OPI, the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Zuehls had been OPI’s senior vice president/advertising. Both Zuehls and Kennedy played pivotal roles in the 2010 merging of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser and are credited with the steady growth of the Star-Advertiser since the merger.

Law Enforcement Rise to the Challenge for Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Cop on Top Event

Law Enforcement Rise to the Challenge for Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Cop on Top Event

The 13th annual event will take to new heights at Walmart stores statewide, August 28-30, 2014

Surf4HUGS Will Again Put Smiles on the Faces of Seriously Ill Keiki

Surf4HUGS Will Again Put Smiles on the Faces  of Seriously Ill Keiki

HONOLULU - HUGS, the local non-profit helping Hawaii families with seriously ill children for more than 30 years, will enjoy a fun-filled day of sun and surf at the annual Surf4HUGS at Kuhio beach on Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Local family, the Thomases – Brett, Dee and their children Torrey and Leila – created Surf4HUGS when Torrey and Leila came up with the idea of combining sun, play and exercise with the HUGS mission of caring for seriously ill children and their families.    

“My wife and I started Surf4HUGS as a way to teach our children the value of giving back,” said Brett Thomas. “And in a way, this event has given back to our family – 10 years of beautiful memories, forming bonds with HUGS families and seeing our community come together every year for this wonderful local non-profit that takes care of Hawaii families.”

Ward Centers Hosts 24th Annual Tip a Cop Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Ward Centers Hosts 24th Annual Tip a Cop Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Diners can offer a different kind of tip to local law enforcement officers at participating restaurants on 

American Marketing Association Hawaii Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

American Marketing Association Hawaii Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULU, HAWAII (June 30, 2014) — The Hawaii chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawaii) introduced the new members of its 2014-2015 board of directors today. These members are volunteers from the local marketing community who are elected to lead AMA Hawaii in its efforts to support their fellow local marketers.

“This year’s board of directors includes both new and old faces with professionals representing marketing in different companies and sectors around the state,” said Lisette Gonzalez, AMA Hawaii president. “We look forward to working together to continue to serve Hawaii’s marketing community with innovative resources, professional development and networking opportunities.”

The AMA Hawaii 2014-2015 board of directors includes:

- President: Lisette Gonzalez (Marketing Communications Officer, Bank of Hawaii)