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$7.3 million in college scholarships offered to La Pietra’s class of 2014

With less than a week to go before college enrollment choices are finalized, the 31 graduating seniors for the Class of 2014 at La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls have much to celebrate.  They have been accepted into over 90 colleges and universities with a total of $7.3 million in merit scholarships alone. Of the acceptances, twenty-six percent of the graduating class has been accepted into a top 50 nationally ranked college or university.

“We know the record high of $7.3 million in merit scholarships would not have been possible without the hard work from our teachers. Our teachers work relentlessly with the girls to ensure they are receiving the tools and education necessary to succeed,” said Mahina Hugo, Head of School for La Pietra.

Jams World celebrates 50 years of color, freedom, difference, humor and love

Jams World celebrates 50 years of color, freedom, difference, humor and love

HONOLULU – Jams World, Hawaii's most iconic and colorful clothing brand, proudly celebrates 50 years of making great clothes for real people in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1964. The company is as young and free-spirited as the day it was born with deep roots in the ocean and surfing, a passion for vibrant colors, the freedom to dress the way you feel and the courage to be different, all with humor and a love of life.

Kaiser Permanente's Moanalua Medical Center Receives Top Marks in Hospital Safety

Kaiser Permanente's Moanalua Medical Center Receives Top Marks in Hospital Safety

Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center with an “A” – its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

Group 70 names Charles Kaneshiro new president and COO

Group 70 names Charles Kaneshiro new president and COO
GROUP 70 NAMES CHARLES KANESHIRO NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER In keeping with firm’s collaborative form of leadership, Kaneshiro to lead for five-year term HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International (G70) announced Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP as President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Kaneshiro will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company in addition to leading his architectural design projects. In keeping with G70’s collaborative style of governance, Kaneshiro will serve a five-year term as president, succeeding Linda Miki who joins the other past presidents as Vice Chairman. Chairman Francis Oda, Arch.

Atlas Insurance Appoints New Senior Vice President and Assistant Vice President in Commercial Lines

Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., Hawaii’s largest insurance agency, has appointed Sharon Hodson as Senior Vice President and Kari Yamada as Assistant Vice President in its Commercial Lines Division.

Hodson has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and will continue to be responsible for managing the company’s independent agent workforce in its Commercial Lines Division.  She received a Bachelors of Education degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a graduate of Kaimuki High School. Her professional designations include Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Designation.  Hodson has been recognized as the 2008 CPCU of the Year by the CPCU Society of Hawaii and is also a member of the Underwriters Association of Hawaii.

Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Fireworks and fanfare painted a colorful grand opening at Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa on April 16, with the seamless integration of Hawaiian and Mauritian cultures making this celebration a true milestone in Outrigger’s 66-year history.

The Republic of Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, located 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa is the company’s 46th property now open or under development in a total of eight countries. The festive celebration was a capstone to a nine-month, multi-million dollar renovation of the 181 all sea-view room beachfront resort.

Architects Hawaii, ltd. Announces promotions

Architects Hawaii, ltd.  Announces promotions

Architects Hawaii, Ltd. (AHL) recently promoted four staff members to the following positions:

Joel Ganotisi, Architect, CDT, LEED®-AP, was promoted from project architect to associate. He joined AHL in 2004 and works with clients to establish a design program and design direction, coordinates project delivery with clients and design team members, and follows projects through construction administration phases. Originally from Kauai, he received his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University.

Myles Michibata, Architect, CCS, CCCA, LEED®-AP, was promoted to associate from his previous position as project architect. With 13 years of experience in design, his focus includes commercial as well as federal, state, and municipal government projects. He graduated from the University of Hawaii.