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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. 

 

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Local Family’s $50,000 Gift Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research in Hawai‘i

Local Family’s $50,000 Gift Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research in Hawai‘i

Donation in memory of family members lost to cancer funds a study at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center to detect pancreatic cancer earlier.

HONOLULU – Alison Brown-Carvalho lost her husband William Brown to pancreatic cancer in 2009, after 16 years of marriage. A few years later she lost her mother, Janet (Ikeda) Shitabata, to stomach cancer.

As a result, Brown-Carvalho made a career change and joined the University of Hawai’i Foundation in the Development Office at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, determined to do her part to eradicate cancer. She raised $50,000 from family members and donated it for pancreatic cancer research at the UH Cancer Center.

The donation will pay for a study aimed at detecting pancreatic cancer at earlier stages in order to give people a greater chance of surviving the highly lethal cancer. The gift shows that Hawai'i families can make a difference in cancer research.

Jordan Takahashi Joins Kiewit Building Group Inc., Honolulu Office

Jordan Takahashi Joins Kiewit Building Group Inc., Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc., a leading general contractor serving Hawaii’s vertical construction markets, recently hired Jordan Takahashi as an engineer. Takahashi will join Kiewit’s job site management team.

In his new role, Takahashi will help to refine Kiewit construction management systems and technologies to better serve the needs of clients and the local community. He will be responsible for the technical aspects of constructing a project including surveying, layout and submittal processing. 

Takahashi completed an internship with Kiewit in the summer of 2014 and was then offered a permanent position. 

ASHFORD & WRISTON UNVEILS INNOVATIVE NEW OFFICE DESIGN AT FIRST HAWAIIAN CENTER

Ashford & Wriston, a full-service law firm providing legal expertise to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years, has moved to the 14th floor of the First Hawaiian Center in downtown Honolulu. Partners, associates and staff celebrated last night at a reception in its new office space.

In recent years, Ashford & Wriston has expanded beyond its real property and civil litigation practice areas to include real estate law, commercial litigation, family law, land use and zoning, financial institutions, eminent domain, taxation, environmental law, labor and employment, bankruptcy, health care, government affairs and intellectual property. Workplaceworks, an innovative interior architecture firm, designed the space in association with Northbridge Consulting LLC as a reflection of Ashford & Wriston’s evolving legal practice, with an emphasis on technology, collaboration and client interaction.

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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.