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Bishop Street commercial announces new retail and international divisions

Bishop Street commercial announces new retail and international divisions

Bishop Street Commercial (BSC) announced today that it has added an International Group and Retail Group to its spectrum of commercial real estate services. Both divisions will be led by Timothy Lee and Tao E. Miller who were most recently with Real Estate Strategies (formerly Retail Strategies of Hawaii).

"We now have staff who understand the nuances of the Japanese and Korean cultures and who are fluent in the languages of these countries. Our goal is to assist clients in wading through the complexities of the Hawaii market and to facilitate their decisions and transactions," said Matt Bittick (PB) CCIM SIOR, chief executive officer of BSC.

In addition to brokerage, the Retail Division will offer retail investment and leasing services. Current clients in the Retail Division include newly announced market entrant, Johnny Rockets.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Launches Sweeping New Digital Marketing Campaign

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Launches Sweeping New Digital Marketing Campaign

HONOLULU – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s leading provider of real estate services, announced today that it has launched a comprehensive new digital marketing partnership with Google and Cox Media Group that will build on the company's tech leadership in the housing industry.

The bold new digital marketing program is part of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ strategy to rapidly increase its online and social media marketing and advertising presence in order to appeal to a larger base of affluent and tech-savvy clients that includes Hawaii residents looking to buy a home, including first time home buyers and move-up buyers, as well as Mainlanders buying a second home or third home.

Walgreens Helps Drive Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Walgreens Helps Drive Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Walgreens stores throughout Hawai‘i are partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to accept donations on the nonprofits’ behalf throughout the month of June. Stores will be accepting donations at check out and one hundred percent of all donations will stay in the islands to help support local athletes with intellectual disabilities.

“One of the great things about partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i is the knowledge that 100 percent of the donations we collect will stay right here in Hawai‘i to support our local athletes,” said Scott Sutton, Walgreens Hawai‘i district manager. “Special Olympics mission of serving the Hawai‘i community and helping to keep them ‘happy and healthy’ is very much in line with Walgreens own values and we are proud to support their work by collecting donations throughout the month of June.”

Walgreens has 12 stores and six pharmacies across the state that will be accepting donations for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. They include:

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Pharmacy Program Recognized Among Top Health Plans for Medicare Services

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Pharmacy Program Recognized Among Top Health Plans for Medicare Services

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s pharmacy program is being recognized for achieving the highest ranking, a five-star excellence rating, in medication safety. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is one of only six health plans nationally and the only one in Hawaii to receive this honor.  The award was presented at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s (PQA) Annual Meeting and Best Practices Forum in Arlington, VA on May 28, 2014.

The PQA Quality Awards Recognition Program aims to highlight standards of excellence in medication safety based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings. The award recognizes achievement of a five-star rating on all of the PQA measures of medication safety & quality that are included in the CMS Star Rating Program, and an overall summary plan rating of 4.5 or higher.

Kaiser Permanente has been recognized every year since the program began in 2011, and this is the second time that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has received this award.

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).

 

Windward Mall Helps Island Keiki Open for Business

Windward Mall Helps Island Keiki Open for Business

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning is over. This summer, Windward Mall is once again giving budding young entrepreneurs the chance to put their business acumen to the test with Kids, Inc.! Sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Go Kailua, Kids Inc. invites keiki ages six to 15 can submit their business ideas via Facebook (www.facebook.com/WindwardMall) for the opportunity to set up shop at Windward Mall for a day. Applications will be accepted from June 9 – 30, 2014.

“This is the third year that Windward Mall is hosting Kids Inc. and we can’t wait to see the great ideas children have this year,” said Alex Kirley, Windward Mall’s senior marketing manager.

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Aaron Horton in Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Aaron Horton in Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc., a leading general contractor serving Hawaii’s vertical construction markets, recently hired Aaron Horton as a document control engineer on the Honolulu Rail maintenance and storage facility (MSF) project. When completed, the MSF will include an operations building, a train wash facility and two maintenance buildings located near Leeward Community College.

In his new role, Horton will oversee the control and release of engineering documents and records to manufacturing and other operating departments for the MSF project. His duties also include managing changes to engineering documents and maintaining database and record updates.