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Big Island Libraries Close Oct. 17; Programs at All Libraries Cancelled Due to Ana

Big Island Libraries Close Oct. 17; Programs at All Libraries Cancelled Due to Ana

As Tropical Storm Ana approaches our Hawaiian Islands, and for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, all Big Island public libraries will be closed on Friday, October 17, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.

In addition, programs at all libraries on all islands scheduled for Saturday, October 18 have been cancelled including:        

•             “Make Your Own Apron Craft Workshop” featuring the Lei Ilima Club at Aina Haina Public Library, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. 

•             “Spooky Hawaii Tales” featuring storyteller Dann Seki at McCully-Moiliili Public Library, scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

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Outrigger Enterprises Group Announces Promotions in Information Technology

Outrigger Enterprises Group Announces Promotions  in Information Technology

Outrigger Enterprises Group is pleased to announce three promotions in their Information Technology area.

 

As director, data management, Hirata leads a team of data analysts in maintaining the consistency, efficiency and integrity of Outrigger’s databases. She is key in understanding customer requirements and finding working solutions. Hirata, who just celebrated 40 years with Outrigger, started in the accounting department processing travel agent commissions and worked her way up to management.

 

$100,000 from Murayamas Funds Wahine Sand Volleyball Team and Student-Athlete Success

$100,000 from Murayamas Funds Wahine Sand Volleyball Team and Student-Athlete Success

HONOLULU –Jared and Donna Murayama have pledged $100,000 to support the Wahine Sand Volleyball team and facilities at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics Department. In recognition of the Murayama’s generosity, the Wahine Sand Volleyball Head Coach's office has been named "Murayama Ohana! Cara, Jaimie, Donna and Jared. Aloha and Go Bows!"

Ben Jay said, “Private support like this generous investment from the Murayamas spurs growth in quality, compliance, and competitive success. We are most grateful to the Murayamas and our other generous donors for investing in our student-athletes’ success and the athletic programs that enrich our community.”

JLL Grows Hawaii Agency Leasing Practice

JLL Grows Hawaii Agency Leasing Practice

Keenan Sue joins JLL as a Senior Vice President to lead the firm’s office brokerage team in Honolulu

HONOLULU, Oct. 15, 2014 — In response to increased client demand for leasing services in Hawaii, JLL today announced that the firm has bolstered its service offerings with the addition of commercial leasing and acquisitions expert Keenan Sue. Sue will serve as a Senior Vice President, leading the office brokerage platform in Honolulu. He will partner with Kirk Horiuchi, Hawaii Market Director and retail market lead, to bring strategic investor expertise in a growing market.

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Patagonia & Kina‘ole Invest $27 Million In Solar For Hawai‘i

Investment will make clean, affordable solar power available to more Hawai‘i residents, who currently pay 3X average U.S. price for power from coal and oil

VENTURA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) – Patagonia today announced a $13 million tax equity investment in solar power for Hawai‘i – joining with local solar finance company Kina‘ole Capital Partners, LLC to create a new fund that will purchase more than 1,000 rooftop solar energy systems in Hawai‘i, where homeowners currently pay three times the U.S. average price for electricity.

The fund, totaling $27 million, will utilize state and federal tax credits to direct Patagonia’s tax dollars for purchases of solar energy systems. Kina‘ole will make the fund available to all qualified solar installation companies in Hawai‘i.

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Servco Announces Ryan Matsumoto promoted to Senior Marketing Specialist

Servco Announces Ryan Matsumoto promoted to Senior Marketing Specialist

HONOLULU – servco.com  -  Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has promoted Ryan Matsumoto to senior marketing specialist in its marketing department.  

Matsumoto will continued to be involved  in the planning and executing of Servco’s marketing efforts including advertising, public relations, promotions and events. Prior to joining Servco in 2011, he was an account coordinator at Laird Christianson Advertising.

Matsumoto received a bachelor of business administration in marketing and international business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is currently enrolled in the Shidler College of Business part-time MBA program.  He is a Kaimuki resident.

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