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Donor Increases Commitment to UH Athletics to $2M

Donor Increases Commitment to UH Athletics to $2M

Future Looks Brighter Thanks To Charitable Trust

Honolulu, Hawai‘i – The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics Department has received a gift of $1.2 million from an anonymous donor.  Twenty-two UH Mānoa sports programs will benefit from the donor’s foresight and generosity, including Cheerleading and the Band. 

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Kaiser Permanente Presents March Senior Summit Seminars

Kaiser Permanente Presents March Senior Summit Seminars

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required; call the respective location.

TOPIC: READY, SET, THRIVE! ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE

Get what you need to take an active role in your health. Learn what’s new on kp.org. Our online tools and resources are right at your fingertips, day or night — ready to help you be the best you can be. Discover the tools and resources both members and non-members can use.

Honolulu HomeLoans Celebrates Five Years and Awards Luncheon

Honolulu HomeLoans Celebrates Five Years and Awards Luncheon

Honolulu HomeLoans (HHL), Hawaii’s leading mortgage banker, recently held its annual Loan Officer Appreciation Luncheon at The Plaza Club. It was also a celebration of the company’s fifth year in business. HHL opened its doors in February 2010 and by 2012, was named one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine based on the company’s first full year of loan production in 2011. In less than two years, HHL has achieved more than $1 billion in mortgage loans serviced right here in Hawaii.

Darnell Souza, Vice President, Loan Manager received the first ever Imua Award, which honors the loan officer who has shown perseverance and the ability to thrive in the face of an ever-changing market. Souza’s production increased 30 percent in 2014 over 2013, despite a contracting mortgage market.

Construction Set To Begin On The Second Tower At The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

Mayor Caldwell & Community Leaders Gather for Groundbreaking Ceremony as the Revitalization Continues Along Kuhio Avenue

HONOLULU – Irongate, developer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, held a groundbreaking ceremony and site blessing today at the future site of the second tower of The Residences, a 37-floor, 246-residence property that is connected to the first tower by an eighth floor resort terrace with parking structure below. Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined community leaders, selected homeowners and representatives of the project’s development and construction teams to celebrate the occasion and the ongoing effort to revitalize and bring new life to Kuhio Avenue at the gateway to Waikiki.

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36th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival Announces 2015 Event Dates

Festival Celebrates Cultures and Traditions from Pacific-Rim Countries

 

HONOLULU – The 36th annual Pan-Pacific Festival, a celebration of cultural traditions of Hawaii, the Pacific Rim and around the world, will run from June 12 to 14 at various locations throughout Honolulu.

Since its first celebration, the Pan-Pacific Festival has evolved into an international festival bringing various foods, customs, and people together and creating a more global community through the sharing and celebration of cultures.

Pacxa Promotes Gordon Bruce to Chairman, Kelly Ueoka to President Amid Fast-Paced Growth

Pacxa Promotes Gordon Bruce to Chairman, Kelly Ueoka to President Amid Fast-Paced Growth

Pacxa, Hawaii’s largest full-scale information technology (IT) solutions provider, today announced the promotions of two senior executives.  Gordon Bruce has been named Pacxa’s new chairman, and will remain chief executive officer. Kelly J. Ueoka, formerly executive vice president, will assume the role of president from Bruce, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and the expansion of Pacxa’s products and services. Bruce and Ueoka were instrumental in guiding the company’s revenue growth of over 200 percent since late 2012. Pacxa has grown from 70 employees to more than 90 since its inception. 

“I am excited to continue my work with Kelly and the Pacxa team to provide creative, cost-effective solutions to small businesses as well as large enterprises,” Bruce said. “By supplying the best technology support services in the state, we can also continue to offer the highest level technology jobs and keep talented students here in Hawaii.”

People's Choice Contest Now Open for Toyota Hawaii Dream Car Art Contest

People's Choice Contest Now Open for Toyota Hawaii Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Hawaii announced today that the People’s Choice voting will begin via Facebook for Toyota Hawaii’s 2015 Dream Car Art Contest. Student artists 15 years old and under created original, hand-drawn illustrations of their “Dream Car.” Entries submitted to Toyota Hawaii by the January 31 deadline were reviewed to ensure eligibility. All eligible artwork were automatically entered into the People’s Choice competition where family, friends, and fans of the Toyota Hawaii Facebook page will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite entries between February 23, 2015 and March 15, 2015. The artwork with the most votes in each age category at the end of the competition will be entered for final judging in the local competition.