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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. 

 

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.

 

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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Servco Announces Lance Ichimura to Lead Servco Auto’s Product Planning & Inventory Division

Servco Announces Lance Ichimura to Lead Servco Auto’s Product Planning & Inventory Division

HONOLULU – servco.com – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has appointed Lance Ichimura to the position of Vice President of Product Planning and Inventory for its Automotive division.

In his new position, Ichimura will be responsible for overseeing the ordering and distribution of all Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles for the state of Hawaii.  A Servco employee since 1991, Lance has held a number of management positions, most recently as the Vice President of Variable Operations for Servco Auto Waipahu Toyota and Chevrolet.

Ichimura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Oregon.

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Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

HONOLULU – Kahala Mall today announced its new tenant, Fighting Eel, will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while debuting its new spring line Saturday, January 24. During the celebration, Fighting Eel shoppers will be treated to giveaways and special grand opening discounts, as well as memorialize the day with a picture from the Fighting Eel custom photo booth at the front of the store located near Center Court, between Up & Riding and T&C Surf Design. Pupus and drinks also will be served, with champagne and cupcakes by Sweet Temptations Cupcakery.

“Spring 2015 has a touch of prep with our exclusive remix on the classic leopard print. Fighting Eel Designer Rona Bennett kept the collection rich with hues of blues, purples and darker tones. Overall very versatile, this collection lends a chance for our clientele to step out of the box,” said Kerrie Inouye, Manager of the Fighting Eel location at Kahala Mall.