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First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 In First Half Of 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others.

“We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term social and economic future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions.”

The 2014 donations to date total $150,315 and support a variety of nonprofits in Hawaii, including organizations focused on education, health and social services, and economic development.

Hawaii Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling On News Media And Public Access To Criminal Trials

High Court Rebukes Judge Who Held Secret Sessions During Trial of U.S. State Department Special Agent Accused of Murder in Honolulu

HONOLULU –  In a ruling that media attorneys say is one of the strongest endorsements in the country regarding the right of the news media and the public to have access to criminal trial proceedings, the Hawaii Supreme Court sided with Hawaii’s only statewide daily newspaper – the Honolulu Star-Advertiser – and Hawaii News Now (a CBS and NBC affilitate) and rebuked a Circuit Court judge who held closed on-the-record hearings with attorneys in one of Hawaii’s highest-profile trials.

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for June 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for June 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for June 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

  • “Listor of the Month” was received by Charmaine Quilit-Poki (R) of the Diamond Head office. Quilit-Poki also received the award for Listor of the Month in April 2014 and February 2013, and Sales Person of the Month in March 2014 and November and July of 2013. In 2012, she was named Newcomer of the Month in March and November and Sales Person of the Month in September and November. She was named first runner-up for Sales Person of the Month in October 2011.

 

Island Keiki Get to Business at Windward Mall's Kids Inc

Island Keiki Get to Business at Windward Mall's Kids Inc

For more than a dozen island youth, summer is over and business is open.

Celebrate the tattoos you love and clear the ones you regret at InkOff.MD on National Tattoo Day

Celebrate the tattoos you love and clear the ones you regret at InkOff.MD on National Tattoo Day

 

HONOLULUwww.inkoffhawaii.com – For those who harbor tattoo regret stemming from outdated art, a messy job, or a symbolic gesture that has lost its significance, National Tattoo Day on Thursday, July 17 will be your chance to start fresh with a clean canvas. Whether the goal is to clean up the lines of an existing tattoo or totally remove it, InkOff.MD can help you with the assistance of the first FDA-cleared picosecond aesthetic laser, PicoSure®. Recognized as the first significant improvement in the treatment of tattoo removal in more than 20 years, PicoSure can effectively erase tattoos with fewer treatments and better results. Even tattoos that have been treated previously but failed to clear can be removed with PicoSure’s patented PressureWave™ technology. 

 

Group 70 announces new associates Brotchie, Bungcayao, Char, Isobe and Cheng

Group 70 announces new associates Brotchie, Bungcayao, Char, Isobe and Cheng
GROUP 70 INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES DAVID BROTCHIE, MICHAEL BUNGCAYAO, RYAN CHAR, JOHNSON CHENG, AND CAREY ISOBE TO ASSOCIATE HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) announced the promotion to associate for the following employees from its civil engineering and architecture divisions: David Brotchie, Michael Bungcayao, Ryan Char, Carey Isobe and Johnson Cheng. “Everyone has a role to play and leadership is important at all positions. These five bright young architects and civil engineers have demonstrated the type of leadership we seek in every employee and have consistently contributed fresh ideas and energy to our projects,” said G70 President Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP. “David, Michael, Ryan, Johnson and Carey have performed at a level that allows us as company to do our best work and really innovate.

Island Insurance the only Hawaii-based firm named a Top 50 P&C insurer for seven consecutive years

Island Insurance Company, Ltd., the State’s largest locally-owned Property and Casualty insurance carrier, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Property and Casualty insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for the seventh consecutive year.  The Ward Top 50 recognition places Island Insurance within the top 2% of the leading Property and Casualty insurers in the nation.  Island Insurance is the first Hawaii-based Property and Casualty insurance company to achieve the Top 50 recognition and the only to be recognized for seven consecutive years.