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First Insurance Company of Hawaii names Todd Takayama Vice President of Personal Lines

First Insurance Company of Hawaii names Todd Takayama Vice President of Personal Lines

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Board of Directors has elected Todd Takayama vice president of personal lines. As the head of this department, Takayama oversees personal lines underwriting, the First Auto Program (FAP) call center, and the company’s other customer service areas, including direct and agency billing.

Takayama joined FICOH’s commercial lines department in 2010 and was promoted to assistant vice president in 2011. Prior to joining First Insurance, Takayama held leadership positions at a number of insurance carriers, both locally and on the mainland.

“Todd has developed a balanced and broad perspective during his 20-plus years in the industry, which, along with his leadership and analytical skills, will be of significant value to First Insurance as we work to deliver excellent customer service and continually improve our operations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH president and CEO.

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Presents Senior Summit Lecture Series February 2012 Calendar

Honolulu, HI – The Senior Summit program, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provides ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. To register, please call the respective location at provided phone number. For more information, call (808) 432-2235 or toll-free 1-877-447-5990.


WHAT: KAISER PERMANENTE SENIOR SUMMIT LEARNING SERIES
COST: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

TOPIC:  OSTEOPOROSIS CLASS: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

Did you know that osteoporosis can develop silently? The good news is that osteoporosis can be detected, treated, and often prevented. Come to this one session class and learn the early signs of osteoporosis, risk factors, prevention and treatment strategies, and how nutrition and exercise can help strengthen your bones.
 

Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters Names Gerard Sakamoto Outstanding Union Builder of the Year

Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters Names Gerard Sakamoto Outstanding Union Builder of the Year

Honolulu (Jan. 9, 2013) – The Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters honored Gerard Sakamoto, president of S&M Sakamoto, Inc., with the 2013 Outstanding Union Builder of the Year Award last night at a reception hosted by The Pacific Resource Partnership. The award is given annually to a contractor who has made exceptional contributions to the construction industry and the community, taken a cooperative approach to labor-management relations, and demonstrated strong support of union construction.

"We are incredibly honored to be in the company of the past winners,” said Sakamoto, who is the ninth contractor to receive the award. “Thank you very much to the Regional Council of Carpenters for selecting S & M Sakamoto, Inc. for this prestigious recognition."  Previous winners include Vincent Nihipali Sr. of V & C Drywall Contractors, Inc.; Glen Kaneshige of Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.; and Lance Wilhelm of Kiewit Building and Kiewit Pacific Co.

2013 Feng Shui Outlook Benefits REHAB

2013 Feng Shui Outlook Benefits REHAB

World Of Feng Shui USA Honolulu presents 2013 Feng Shui Outlook for the Year of the Water Snake by expert consultant, Peter Lung, to benefit the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

For the past eight years (since 2005), WOFS has donated more than $65,000 of its proceeds from this annual event to REHAB Foundation.

What:               Feng Shui Outlook for 2013:  The Year of the Water Snake

Where:             Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

                        226 N. Kuakini St.

When:              Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Honolulu Homeloans announces top producers for December 2012

Honolulu Homeloans announces top producers for December 2012

HONOLULUwww.honhl.com – Honolulu HomeLoans (HHL), Hawaii’s leading mortgage banker, today announced the following retail loan officers were recognized as the top producers for December 2012.

 

TOP PRODUCERS

1.      Alan Fentriss, $5,055,655 of loans closed

2.      Tim O’Leary, $3,094,000 of loans closed

3.      Tana Feeley, $2,395,571 of loans closed

4.      Crystal Acohido, $2,170,400 of loans closed

5.      Roland Shar, $2,080,500 of loans closed

 

Mayor Caldwell to expedite road repairs

Mayor Caldwell to expedite road repairs

Who: Mayor Caldwell; Facility Maintenance Director Ross Sasamura; City road maintenance workers.

What: City pushes road repairs in response to rain damage and backlog.

When: 10 a.m. TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

Where: Gulick Avenue, near Waterhouse Street.

Hawaiian Humane Society needs volunteers

Hawaiian Humane Society needs volunteers

Courtesy of the Hawaiian Humane Society:

Hawaiian Humane Society Looking for Emergency Pet Shelter Volunteers

WHAT: Responsible people needed to provide essential care to our island’s pets in the event of a disaster. Learn standard procedures for operating an emergency pet shelter, animal handling and other important skills required.

WHERE:
Hawaiian Humane Society Classroom
2700 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96826

WHEN: January 12, 2013 from 9 to 11 a.m.

DETAILS: Volunteers are responsible for managing all aspects of temporarily sheltering animals in
the event of a disaster, play a critical role in assigning and supervising other response volunteers, and direct and coordinate all operations and ensuring the safety of volunteers within their assigned shelter.

For more information, contact Kate Linton at klinton@hawaiianhumane.org.