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FIRST INSURANCE NAMED ONE OF NATION’S TOP 50 PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPANIES FOR 5th STRAIGHT YEAR

FIRST INSURANCE NAMED ONE OF NATION’S TOP 50 PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPANIES FOR 5th STRAIGHT YEAR

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has been named to the 2013 Ward’s 50 group of top-performing property and casualty insurance companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that FICOH has earned this distinction.

FICOH’s being named to the 2013 Ward’s 50 list comes after the upgrade of FICOH’s Financial Strength Rating (FSR) by A.M. Best earlier this year. Rated “A+” (superior), FICOH currently has the highest FSR among property and casualty insurance carriers based in Hawaii.

The Ward Group, a leader of benchmarking and best practices services for the insurance industry, analyzes more than 3,000 property and casualty companies in the United States each year and lists the top companies as the “Ward’s 50.” The 2013 Ward’s 50 list recognizes companies that have achieved outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over the preceding five-year period (2008 to 2012).

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Island Insurance named Top 50 Property and Casualty Insurer in the nation

 Island Insurance named Top 50 Property and Casualty Insurer in the nation

Island Insurance Company, Ltd., the State’s largest locally-owned Property and Casualty insurance carrier, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Property and Casualty insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for the sixth consecutive year.  The Ward Top 50 recognition places Island Insurance within the top 2% of the leading Property and Casualty insurers in the nation.  Island Insurance is the first Hawaii-based Property and Casualty insurance company to achieve the Top 50 recognition and the only to be recognized for six consecutive years.

New Mediterranean Style Restaurant set to open July 27

New Mediterranean Style Restaurant set to open July 27

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Servco Automotive debuts new car carriers

Servco Automotive debuts new car carriers

HONOLULU – Servco Automotive (Servco) today announced it is expanding its car carrier fleet to handle an increased demand for safe delivery of Servco’s products with two new trailers and trucks.  The first brand-new car carriers on Oahu since 1990, these environmentally friendly, clean-burning diesel engine trucks and trailers now bring Servco’s auto transport fleet to five. In 2012, Servco transported more than 40,000 vehicles to its Oahu dealerships.

“We’re proud to do our part to bring new, more efficient technology to Hawaii, as we work to minimize our carbon footprint,” said Ronald Kirley, Car Carrier Services Manager.  “In addition, the new technology allows for quicker loading and unloading, making operations more efficient.”

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D.R. Horton – Schuler Division Names C. Ryan Gross Online Sales Concierge

D.R. Horton – Schuler Division Names C. Ryan Gross Online Sales Concierge

D.R. Horton – Schuler Division today announced that C. Ryan Gross has been named online sales concierge. In this newly created position for the Hawaii operation, Gross will be responsible for providing personalized service to website visitors interested in learning more about any of D.R. Horton – Schuler Division’s homes and communities across the state.

“This opportunity to dedicate a full-time resource to manage our online sales activity is significant for us, as the number of prospective buyers who begin their home search online has steadily increased over time,” said Mike Jones, president, D.R. Horton – Schuler Division. “We want to provide the highest level of customer service from the first click on our website.”

Special Olympics Hawai‘i Receives $36,000 Grant from Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

Special Olympics Hawai‘i Receives $36,000 Grant from Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

Special Olympics Hawai‘i announced today that it received a $36,000 Windward O‘ahu Community Strengthening Grant from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation to support programs and competitions for the Special Olympics Hawai‘i Windward area athletes and families.

The Windward O‘ahu Community Strengthening Grant will be awarded over a three year period, and is given to organizations that support the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation’s mission to build on the strengths of the communities of Windward O‘ahu through investments that support the region’s rich cultural legacy, its youth, families and natural resources.

First Catalys laser cataract surgery to take place in Hawaii next week

First Catalys laser cataract surgery to take place in Hawaii next week

Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii is the first to offer laser cataract surgery using the Catalys® Precision Laser System

HONOLULU – Dr. Worldster Lee and Dr. Brandon Lee, a local father and son ophthalmologist team, will perform Hawaii’s first Catalys laser cataract surgery on Tuesday, July 16, using the Catalys® Precision Laser System, the first of its kind in the Islands.

“We are excited to bring this new technology to Hawaii to benefit our patients,” said Dr. Worldster Lee. “The Catalys Laser is the most advanced laser of its kind and can deliver unmatched precision and clarity for patients undergoing cataract surgery.”