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Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar, Jan. 10

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar, Jan. 10

More and more people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. But how do people get educated about this complex process and what should they watch out for?

At Graham Builders’ “Building Your Home for Life” seminar, homeowners will discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for, as well as what one needs to know about residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling.

The seminar will provide valuable information on what families need for a successful multi-generation home construction project including designing for personal space, blended versus segregated living and pooling resources to help the bottom line.

HTDC's 15th Annual Holiday Tech Fair Showcases Job Opportunities for Kama‘aina

HTDC's 15th Annual Holiday Tech Fair Showcases Job Opportunities for Kama‘aina

Hawaii job seekers will get to see firsthand the opportunities available at some of the state’s top technology and high-growth companies at the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) 15th Annual Holiday Tech Fair on December 29 at the Japanese Cultural Center. Free resume evaluations and headshots kick off the night from 4 to 5 p.m., the job fair starts at 5 p.m. and continues through a networking pau hana from 6 to 8 p.m. Gov. David Ige will also be in attendance.

The free fair is open to the public and designed to appeal to kama‘aina who are returning home for the holidays in search of careers that will allow them to move back to Hawaii. Companies such as Navatek Ltd. that have been a participant of the fair since 2006 have hired kama‘aina for engineering positions as a result of the fair.

European Wax Center Opens First Hawaii Location In Pearl Highlands Center

European Wax Center Opens First Hawaii Location In Pearl Highlands Center

PEARL CITY, HAWAII — European Wax Center today announced it will open its first Hawaii location in Pearl Highlands Center in February, located at 1000 Kamehameha Highway between GameStop and Payless Shoes.

 

“We are excited to be expanding the European Wax Center experience to Hawaii,” says David Pang, local businessman and Regional Developer for Hawaii. “We believe that high-quality waxing should be accessible to all and can be incorporated into everyone's regular routine and skincare regime.”  

 

During the next three months, European Wax Center’s Pearl City location plans to hire between 17 and 20 people, including licensed estheticians and guest service associates.

 

Kahala Hotel & Resort Acquisition to Serve as Springboard for Resorttrust Global Expansion

Kahala Hotel & Resort Acquisition to Serve as Springboard for Resorttrust Global Expansion

Resorttrust, the operator of 44 luxury resorts throughout Japan that acquired The Kahala Hotel & Resort for $290 million on Oct. 14, announced on Dec. 16 that the purchase marks the first step in the company’s global expansion. Resorttrust expects The Kahala Hotel & Resort to serve as its flagship international property as it forges ahead with plans to extend its portfolio of upscale overseas properties across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a top-rated luxury hotel that regularly hosts U.S. presidents, world leaders and celebrities. Located on the east side of Oahu, just a 10-minute drive from Waikiki, The Kahala Hotel & Resort features 338 elegantly appointed guest rooms and luxurious suites. With its idyllic oceanfront location, The Kahala is internationally known for its award-winning Hoku’s restaurant, The Kahala Spa and the acclaimed Dolphin Lagoon, where guests can swim side by side with dolphins.

DEP Completes New Solar System at Central Union Church

DEP Completes New Solar System at Central Union Church

 

HONOLULUwww.dephawaii.com – Central Union Church today announced it is expected to save almost $12,000 in energy costs per year through its new 116 kW photovoltaic (PV) system installed by Distributed Energy Partners (“DEP”). DEP installed the solar system on the Women’s Building and Parish Hall at Central Union Church’s 8.4-acre campus in Honolulu.

 

“Helping Central Union Church take advantage of Hawaii's natural resources with a PV system has been a privilege,” said Steve Mazur, DEP’s Senior Renewable Energy Developer. “I commend the members at the church who committed to find ways to reduce electricity use through a series of efficiency projects along with the PV installation. The PV project will set a great example to the community of ways to reduce our dependence on imported oil and making choices that will benefit our generation and future generations.”

 

Island Insurance Foundation Donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii

Island Insurance Foundation Donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii

The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii in support of the organization’s Lifelong Mentoring Programs.  Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation, presented the $15,000 check to KAMP Hawaii Executive Director Aaron Kamau, KAMP Hawaii youth mentors and members of its Mentors-in-Training program at a presentation ceremony held at Farrington High School.

Founded in 2005, Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization that focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk youth and children with disabilities. KAMP Hawaii’s goal is to provide outreach programs that reach all youth from every spectrum of society. 

AMA Hawai‘i Announces New Individuals Awards for 38th Annual ‘Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year’

The Hawai‘i chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawai‘i) is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year. Winners will be honored at the annual AMA Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year awards luncheon on April 9, 2015 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.

New individual recognitions this year include the AMA Lifetime Achievement award and AMA Young Marketer of the Year.

Companies are encouraged to enter their work in the following categories: Best Marketing of a New Product or Service; Best E-Marketing; Best Rebrand Marketing; Best Marketing of an Event; and Best Non-Profit Marketing.

Last year’s winners included: Hawaiian Host, Hospice Hawaii, Hawaiian Telcom, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd., Focus Opus and Hawaii Fashion Incubator.