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Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agent Anne I.W. Keamo Named REALTOR® of the Year

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agent Anne I.W. Keamo Named REALTOR® of the Year

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agent Anne I.W. Keamo Named

REALTOR® of the Year by Honolulu Board of REALTORS®

Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union Partners with Toys for Tots

Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union Partners with Toys for Tots

In the spirit of giving during the holidays, Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union collected donations of new toys from its members and employees for the annual Toys for Tots. The toy drive supports less fortunate children within the community.

         Hawaii Pacific Federal collected donations at its main branch in the Ala Moana Building and Pearlridge branch during the months of November and December. Gifts collected included board games, dolls, art supplies, toy cars and much more.

         “Our members and employees have always been generous during the holiday season, so we are happy to join together with Toys for Tots because of their consistent and ongoing support in Hawaii’s community, “ said Mark Yamane, president of Hawaii Pacific Federal.

Hawaii Pacific Federal has been participating in a community giving program since 2002.

Island Insurance Foundation pledges $50,000 in support of the Hokuele'a Worldwide Voyage

Island Insurance Foundation pledges $50,000 in support of the Hokuele'a Worldwide Voyage

The Island Insurance Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the Polynesian Voyaging Society in support of the voyaging canoe Hokule`a and its sister vessel Hikianalia’s Worldwide Voyage. The Island Insurance Foundation’s $50,000 pledge will entail a $10,000 donation for each of the five legs that comprise the Worldwide Voyage.

Recently, the Hokule`a and Hikianalia traveled together for the first time to complete the first of five legs, navigating 1,000 miles around the state. The final leg of the Worldwide Voyage is scheduled to be completed in 2017 with the entire journey taking both vessels 45,000 nautical miles, circumnavigating the Island Earth, with visits to more than 60 ports in more than 20 countries.

Green Parking Council Presents Pioneer Award To Volta Industries

Green Parking Council Presents Pioneer Award To Volta Industries

 

The Green Parking Council (GPC) announced today that it has awarded the 2013 Pioneer Award for Sustainability to Volta Industries LLC (Volta). Volta operates the Volta Network, Hawaii’s only forever free-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The Volta Network is the largest network of free-to-use EV charging stations nationwide, with close to 40 free EV charging stations in Hawaii, California and Arizona.

 

“We applaud and recognize Volta for its commitment to GPC as a founding partner as we strive to transform the face of the parking industry,” explained the GPC’s Executive Director, Paul Wessel.  “Volta’s accomplishments serve as a role model for deploying sustainable initiatives and sound corporate citizenship within the parking industry.”

 

The Green Parking Council (GPC) 2013 Pioneer Award for Sustainability honors leaders of the parking industry’s transition to an environmentally conscious business model.

Arden Penton Named Director of Media and Operations of Volta Industries

Arden Penton Named Director of Media and Operations of Volta Industries

 

Volta Industries LLC (Volta) today announced it has promoted Arden Penton to Director of Media and Operations. Volta operates the Volta Network, Hawaii’s only forever free-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The Volta Network is the largest network of free-to-use EV charging stations nationwide, with close to 40 free EV charging stations in Hawaii, California and Arizona.

 

In her new role, Penton oversees day-to-day operations and management of the Volta Network. She directs business and marketing strategy with Volta’s corporate partnerships and community relations programs, and leads new business development. Penton joined Volta in October 2012.

 

SAFEWAY HAWAII STORES AND ISLAND FOOD BANKS PARTNER TO FIGHT HUNGER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

SAFEWAY HAWAII STORES AND ISLAND FOOD BANKS PARTNER TO FIGHT HUNGER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

 

HONOLULU – Safeway Hawaii stores across the state are partnering with each island’s food bank – Hawaii Foodbank on Oahu and Kauai; Maui Food Bank; and The Food Basket on the Big Island – to launch the “Help Us End Hunger” food drive this holiday season.

The “Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts)” effort makes it easy for shoppers to donate to local food banks by filling grocery bags with items the food banks need most. The specially packed grocery bags containing Safeway and Kraft food products include canned tuna, peanut butter, pasta, and canned vegetables. The bags are available for $10 each at all Safeway Hawaii stores through December 25.

Brewbaker’s $1M Endowed Fellowship Fuels Plant Breeding Research at CTAHR

Brewbaker’s $1M Endowed Fellowship Fuels Plant Breeding Research at CTAHR

Veteran University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa plant breeder and corn expert Dr. James Brewbaker has established an endowed fellowship with outright and estate gifts totaling $1 million. The James L. Brewbaker endowed fellowship will assist full-time graduate students who are studying plant breeding in the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).