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Group 70 International Hires Silas Haglund as Graphics and Document Specialist

Group 70 International Hires Silas Haglund as Graphics and Document Specialist

HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International (G70) announced the addition of Silas Haglund as graphics and document specialist. In this role, Haglund provides marketing support for the firm, where he designs, improves and streamlines ads, architectural renderings, site plans, concepts, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and other official documents for G70 and its clients.

He is also responsible for updating and maintaining the company’s website. Haglund holds more than six years in graphic design where, prior to joining G70, he served as a graphics and production specialist for Black Sand Publishing in Honolulu. Haglund received his Associates Degree in commercial arts from Madison Area Technical College.

Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

The program will feature curriculum developed by LearningBiz LLC and is made possible thanks to a grant by the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

This fall Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i (RMH) will kick off a new training, specifically tailored to retail industry professionals. The program highlights customer service and sales management training. Developed by LearningBiz, LLC, one of the state’s leading training providers, the training program will be available to retail professionals across the state thanks to a $125,000 grant from the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. 

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.

Kaiao Wins 6th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search

Kaiao Wins 6th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search

A stunning display of talent by island music group Kaiao has earned them the title of this year’s Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search winner. Five finalists were initially selected based on a sample music performance submitted by DVD or link to an online performance, and later evaluated by their final performances on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Made in Hawaii Festival. Kaiao receives a one-month paid contract to perform weekly this September at Outrigger Reef on the Beach’s  Kani Ka Pila Grille. Additionally, the talented group will receive complimentary studio sessions at Honolulu Community College’s Mike Curb MELE Studio

 

Atlas Insurance Appoints Bonnie-Lee Pang as Senior VP and Melanie Nordgran as Assistant VP

Atlas Insurance Appoints Bonnie-Lee Pang as Senior VP and Melanie Nordgran as Assistant VP

Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., Hawaii’s largest insurance agency, has appointed Bonnie-Lee Pang as Senior Vice President and Melanie Nordgran as Assistant Vice President in its Benefits Consulting Division. 

Pang has more than 20 years of Benefit Consulting experience and will continue to manage the company’s Benefits Consulting Division, one of the largest in Hawaii.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Honolulu and is a graduate of Punahou School. Her professional affiliations include: Board Member, Punahou Alumni Association (PAA); Member, State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) - Windward Subarea Committee; Member, Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM); and Past President, Hawaii Association of Health Underwriters (HAHU).