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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).

Conley, Hayashida, Ing, Martinson, and Wo Join UHF Board

Conley, Hayashida, Ing, Martinson, and Wo Join UHF Board

HONOLULU – The University of Hawaii Foundation is honored to welcome Herb Conley, Ken Hayashida, Louise Ing, Eric K. Martinson, and C. Scott Wo to the board of trustees.

Herb Conley moved to Hawaii with his wife Nancy in 1975 after receiving degrees in finance and accounting from Oklahoma State University. He began his business career as a CPA with Deloitte in Honolulu in 1975.  In 1978 he moved from accounting to sales, initially running a small family real estate brokerage firm Conley Dew Ltd. In 1995 Conley co-founded and helped lead Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties to become the leading real estate brokerage firm in Hawaii.  In 2005 he negotiated the sale of the company to Cendant Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. He retired as co-managing director in July 2007.

Avalon Development Co. Puts 17 Industrial Parcels At Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, On The Market

Site Blessing Launches Long-Awaited “Second City” Industrial Park Development

HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC held a blessing ceremony on Thursday for the long-awaited last phase of the Kapolei Business Park in the heart of Oahu’s “Second City.”

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other community leaders attended Thursday’s site blessing, said Avalon President and CEO Christine Camp.

“It’s taken many years years but the dream of creating a fully developed industrial park to serve the entire island and spur further growth in Kapolei is a reality by our step towards completing the last phase of Kapolei Business Park,” Camp said. “The vision of Kapolei as a ‘Second City’ on Oahu began in the 1960s. New industries are thriving here and Kapolei Business Park has become a major center of employment. The employees and their families can significantly improve their quality of life by living and working in the same area.”

Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

Hawaii Life Real Estate Hires Veteran Realtor For Oahu

HONOLULU – Hawaii Life, one of the state’s top real estate companies – and host of the hit Hawaii Life realty show on the Home & Garden Television Network (HGTV) – has hired veteran real estate agent Jon S. Mann as its broker-in-charge for Oahu.

Mann, a REALTOR® since 2003, is the principal broker and founder of Jon S. Mann Real Estate, LLC in Honolulu. He has also authored three real estate eBooks in which he shares information about buying and selling real estate in Hawaii.

“Jon’s extensive experience in Hawaii real estate sales and property management makes him a great new asset to Hawaii Life,” said Matthew Beall, Hawaii Life’s principal broker. “Hawaii Life has seen amazing growth over the past six years, thanks in a large part to our outstanding team of brokers and agents. Jon will help us remain one of the top real estate companies in the Islands.”

Community Groups Benefit From Over $190,000 in Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Grant Funding

Community Groups Benefit From Over $190,000 in Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Grant Funding

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced that it has selected six community health and wellness organizations to receive grants for their work serving Hawaii’s youth and populations at risk. The following recipients will be awarded a combined total of more than $190,000 in community benefit funds:

Nomination deadline extended for Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards

Nomination deadline extended for Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards
Deadline Extended: Pacific Edge Magazine Accepting Nominations for 2014 Business Achievement Awards Until August 21 Finalists will be notified by September 1 HONOLULU – thepacificedge.com – Pacific Edge Magazine announced today an extension for nomination submissions for the Fourth Annual Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards to be held at Iolani Palace. Nominations will be accepted until August 21 at www.pacificedgeawards.com and finalists will be announced by September 1. Self-nominations are encouraged. The exclusive red-carpet soiree, slated for September 25, will also celebrate the eighth anniversary of Element Media, Inc., Hawaii’s premier custom publishing firm, while recognizing the state’s most influential business leaders, organizations and non-profits. “We are so fortunate to live in community that is fueled by many brilliant minds and passionate, socially conscious people.

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Awards $7,500 to Scholarship Recipients

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Awards $7,500 to Scholarship Recipients

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. announced the recipients of its scholarship program for the 2014–2015 academic year. Cynthia Sigler, Corey Snider and Maluhia Stark-Kinimaka were awarded scholarships of $2,500 each based on their academic performance and goals, financial need and extracurricular activities. Kiewit’s program, now seven years in the running, received over 56 entries from high school seniors pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture or construction management.

“Kiewit strives to support local students, especially in their goals to pursue higher education,” said Sharon Thom, senior vice president and Hawaii area manager of Kiewit Building Group. “We’re proud to say that we have had the opportunity to hire engineers who once benefitted from Kiewit scholarships. Being able to participate in the growth of these students into young professionals is the most rewarding part of this program.”