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Oahu Publications, Inc. Launching New Ad Agency

James Avis to head new Oahu Media Group

 
HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, is launching a new stand-alone advertising agency called Oahu Media Group (OMG). James Avis, after 16 years at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, most recently as director of corporate development, will head OMG as managing director.

OMG will be a separate company division that will harness OPI’s advertising creativity, experience and production capabilities to offer industry-leading marketing and advertising services across all media platforms.

“I am excited about leading the Oahu Media Group and leveraging Oahu Publications’ advertising, marketing, production and creative resources to bring a fresh perspective to traditional advertising in Hawaii,” said Avis.

AFFILIATES OF WALTON STREET CAPITAL AND AVALON PURCHASE SECOND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY IN KAPOLEI

123-acre Kapolei Business Park West (formerly known as West Kalaeloa Business Park)

FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is pleased to announce two officer appointments: Janis Kushimi – assistant vice president of Human Resources (HR), and Melissa Current – assistant vice president of Surety & Fidelity. 

Kushimi has more than 20 years of HR experience in Hawaii. Prior to joining FICOH in May 2013 as HR manager, she served as director of corporate human resources at The Queen’s Health Systems. In her first year at FICOH, she has built solid relationships with managers and associates throughout the company and with our fellow Tokio Marine North America group companies. Kushimi earned an MBA from the UH Shidler College of Business and has also earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND 13th BIENNIAL GOVERNOR’S PACIFIC RIM SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE 2014

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND 13th BIENNIAL GOVERNOR’S PACIFIC RIM SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE 2014

WHAT:

13th Biennial Governor’s Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference, one of the nation’s premier safety and health professional development events

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 7, to Friday, May 9

Registration starts at 7 a.m. on May 7

 

WHO:

Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Dr. David Michaels, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and OSHA head

Dwight Takamine, Director, Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

 

WHERE:

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

 

DETAILS:

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, will open the conference.

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

The Island Insurance Foundation presented its tenth annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award of $25,000 to Principal Edward Oshiro of Ewa Makai Middle School at the annual Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner held on May 1st at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.

The award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., is presented to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit – qualities of leadership that Tokioka exemplified in his own company and in the business community.

Avalon development co. Purchases industrial park in Kapolei; 17 fee-simple lots to go on sale

Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, Will Offer Much-Needed Industrial Space on Oahu

HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase of the long-awaited Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, and that 17 fee-simple industrial properties will be available for presale by this summer.

“The Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, is a 54-acre subdivision that will be developed adjacent to the existing Kapolei Business Park, Phase 1, on Kalaeloa Boulevard,” said Christine Camp, Avalon president and CEO. “This is a rare opportunity for businesses to purchase fee-simple industrial property on Oahu.”

There has been intense demand for industrial space for the past few years, according to Guy Kidder, vice president of Colliers International, real estate broker for both the Avalon purchase and the future sale of lots to individual businesses.

Atlas Insurance Appoints Carol Davis as Senior Vice President in its Client Consulting Group

Atlas Insurance Appoints Carol Davis as Senior Vice President in its Client Consulting Group

Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., Hawaii’s largest insurance agency, has appointed Carol Davis as Senior Vice President in its Client Consulting Group.  In her new role, Davis will continue to lead the marketing and servicing of the company’s Non-Profit and Health Care clientele.

Davis has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Her specialties include: Non-Profit, Healthcare, Hospitality and Owner-Controlled Insurance programs. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Master of Business Administration degree from Chaminade University, holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and is a member of the Hawaii Long-Term Care Association.