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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $218,000 to Programs for Children and Youth

In support of better health, learning and leadership opportunities for Hawaii’s keiki, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced six organizations that will benefit from $218,000 in community grants for children and youth-related advocacy and education.

“These diverse programs have a common thread — an unwavering commitment to serving Hawaii’s keiki, especially those in vulnerable populations,” said Joy Barua, director of Community Benefit and Health Policy. “In alignment with our Thriving Schools initiative, we’re proud to partner with organizations that support the physical and mental health of our children and young adults through preventive efforts, better access to health care, and mentoring programs.”

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HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer. 

 

Local Family’s $50,000 Gift Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research in Hawai‘i

Local Family’s $50,000 Gift Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research in Hawai‘i

Donation in memory of family members lost to cancer funds a study at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center to detect pancreatic cancer earlier.

HONOLULU – Alison Brown-Carvalho lost her husband William Brown to pancreatic cancer in 2009, after 16 years of marriage. A few years later she lost her mother, Janet (Ikeda) Shitabata, to stomach cancer.

As a result, Brown-Carvalho made a career change and joined the University of Hawai’i Foundation in the Development Office at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, determined to do her part to eradicate cancer. She raised $50,000 from family members and donated it for pancreatic cancer research at the UH Cancer Center.

The donation will pay for a study aimed at detecting pancreatic cancer at earlier stages in order to give people a greater chance of surviving the highly lethal cancer. The gift shows that Hawai'i families can make a difference in cancer research.

Group 70 International’s Chris Hong Honored with 2015 AIA Young Architects Award

Group 70 International’s Chris Hong Honored with 2015 AIA Young Architects Award

Hong is the first and only architect from Hawaii to receive this award

HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s largest kama‘aina design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) today announced that architect Chris Hong, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP was selected as one of only 14 national recipients for the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Young Architects Award. Hong, who served actively on AIA Honolulu’s board of directors, is the only architect from Hawaii to receive this merit since it was created in 1993.

This award is given by the AIA to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. Hong will accept the award at the AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta, May 14 to 16.

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Jordan Takahashi Joins Kiewit Building Group Inc., Honolulu Office

Jordan Takahashi Joins Kiewit Building Group Inc., Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc., a leading general contractor serving Hawaii’s vertical construction markets, recently hired Jordan Takahashi as an engineer. Takahashi will join Kiewit’s job site management team.

In his new role, Takahashi will help to refine Kiewit construction management systems and technologies to better serve the needs of clients and the local community. He will be responsible for the technical aspects of constructing a project including surveying, layout and submittal processing. 

Takahashi completed an internship with Kiewit in the summer of 2014 and was then offered a permanent position. 

Cleaner, Smarter Living from RevoluSun Smart Home

Cleaner, Smarter Living from RevoluSun Smart Home
 RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading solar provider, today announced new product offerings to compliment the opening of its new office and showroom, aimed at providing those committed to cleaner, smarter living a one-stop shop for advanced sustainable home technology. RevoluSun’s new location will act as a gathering place for eco-conscious homeowners, architects and residential developers to meet and collaborate, while those interested in solar can also learn more about the latest in photovoltaic solar options and financing. Located in the old Bank of Hawaii space off of Ward Ave, the showroom features RevoluSun’s new “Smart Home” offerings, which include:

 

ASHFORD & WRISTON UNVEILS INNOVATIVE NEW OFFICE DESIGN AT FIRST HAWAIIAN CENTER

Ashford & Wriston, a full-service law firm providing legal expertise to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years, has moved to the 14th floor of the First Hawaiian Center in downtown Honolulu. Partners, associates and staff celebrated last night at a reception in its new office space.

In recent years, Ashford & Wriston has expanded beyond its real property and civil litigation practice areas to include real estate law, commercial litigation, family law, land use and zoning, financial institutions, eminent domain, taxation, environmental law, labor and employment, bankruptcy, health care, government affairs and intellectual property. Workplaceworks, an innovative interior architecture firm, designed the space in association with Northbridge Consulting LLC as a reflection of Ashford & Wriston’s evolving legal practice, with an emphasis on technology, collaboration and client interaction.