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EV drivers on Maui and Oahu have a lot to be thankful for: Volta hosting events

EV drivers on Maui and Oahu have a lot to be thankful for: Volta hosting events

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced as of Nov. 1 it has given away over 600,000 miles of charging in the past two years, during more than 20,000  free charging sessions via its Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in Hawaii, Arizona and California, part of the Volta Network. Volta now operates close to 50 charging stations, and will be opening its first station on Maui next month.

 

Island Insurance Foundation donates $25,000 to the FilCom Center & the Aloha for Philippines effort

Island Insurance Foundation donates $25,000 to the FilCom Center & the Aloha for Philippines effort

The Island Insurance Foundation is donating $25,000 to the Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center) for the disaster victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan and the Aloha for Philippines relief effort.  The FilCom Center has also partnered with the Consuelo Foundation, which will match donations to the FilCom Center dollar for dollar, up to $2 million.

“Our hearts go out to the staggering number of people affected by this devastating natural disaster,” said Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation.  “We have so many employees and local families with friends, relatives and loved ones in the Philippines, that supporting this relief effort was a priority for our organization.”

Hawaiian Tax Free Trust & Aquila Group of funds refreshes its brand

 Hawaiian Tax Free Trust & Aquila Group of funds refreshes its brand

 

HONOLULU – Hawaiian Tax-Free Trust (Fund Symbol: HULAX) and the Aquila Group of Funds unveiled an update to its brand and a new website before over 350 of its shareholders at their annual shareholder meeting held at the end of October.

The new website is designed to provide investors with enhanced access to fund information and boost brand awareness.

The Aquila Groups of Funds website features improvements in layout and navigation, gives greater visibility to the latest fund information and provides a platform for future communication enhancements. Locally, the Hawaiian Tax-Free Trust logo was refreshed, which features sunset hues against the backdrop of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, with a palm tree as the focal point. The new Aquila Group of Funds logo also has been implemented across all print and electronic communication. 

Take a virtual tour of Ronald McDonald House charities of Hawaii

Take a virtual tour of Ronald McDonald House charities of Hawaii

 

HONOLULU – With just a click of a mouse, everyone can now instantly “visit” Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii (RMHC-HI)! Families, volunteers, supporters and those who are just curious about RMHC-HI can take a self-directed, 360-degree virtual tour inside its three facilities: the Judd Hillside and Oahu Avenue Houses and its Family Room at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

“This new, virtual way to take a look at our facilities is not only innovative and fun, but also serves as an introduction to the Houses and Family Room for both distant referring agencies and families who are considering staying here.  These families may find comfort in knowing what to expect upon arrival,” said Jerri Chong, President of RMHC-Hawaii. “We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to 360 Island Tours for donating their time and energy into creating such a valuable tool for RMHC-HI.”

“Share a Night” at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii annual gala, Saturday, November 23

“Share a Night” at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii annual gala, Saturday, November 23

HONOLULU – Mark your calendar for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii’s (RMHC-Hawaii) “Share A Night” annual gala. Tables are available for the Saturday, November 23 event at the Sheraton Waikiki. This year’s honorary co-chairs are Dennis Francis, Honolulu Star-Advertiser president and publisher and Jim Polk, Bank of Hawaii senior executive vice president.

“This year’s gala, just a week before Thanksgiving, focuses on giving thanks to everyone in Hawaii who helped and supported the Ronald McDonald House throughout the years,” said Jerri Chong, RMHC-Hawaii president. “We dedicate this evening to the thousands of families that have called ‘The House That Love Built’ their home.”

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Welcomes Rorie Urban Real Estate and Hakoda & Company

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Welcomes Rorie Urban Real Estate and Hakoda & Company

HONOLULU – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP) is pleased to announce that Rorie Urban, Realtor®, CRS, CIPS and Mary Hakoda, Realtor® have joined the firm as Vice Presidents as part of a merger with Rorie Urban Real Estate and Hakoda & Company, respectively. Urban has transitioned to CBP’s King Street office in Honolulu while Hakoda joins the Leeward Oahu office in Aiea.

“We are pleased to welcome Rorie, her associates and Mary to the Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties team. With 25 years or more of experience, both Rorie and Mary are recognized in the industry for their expertise and professionalism, and are well-respected by their peers. Having Rorie and Mary onboard will further solidify our standing as the leader in real estate as we continue to do what we do best, and that is providing exceptional service to all the clients that we serve,” said Mike James, CBP President.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Offers Free Health Care Reform Workshops to Local Businesses in November

Learn how the Affordable Care Act will affect your business

WHAT: Health Care Reform Workshops
In a year when every business needs to be actively engaged in their health care decision-making, Kaiser Permanente is offering free workshops to educate Hawaii businesses on how their employees will be affected by the Affordable Care Act. Business representatives can choose to attend a free breakfast session, from 8 – 10 a.m., or a free lunch session, from 11:30 a.m.