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Two Aiea Schools Awarded Grants for Solar Projects

Two Aiea Schools Awarded Grants for Solar Projects

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) has awarded two education grants totaling $2,750 for solar energy-related projects at Aiea Elementary and Aiea High Schools.

A $500 grant was awarded to Aiea Elementary School for a grant submitted by fifth grade teachers Christin Lovell and Natascha Berinobis. Fifth grade science students will understand “green engineering” by building a solar oven out of recycled products using renewable energy. This STEM project uses the engineering design process and science concepts to help students understand the potential of solar energy in a relevant application.

Xpedite LLC Welcomes Mizzie Castillo, Manager of Financial Services Division

Xpedite LLC Welcomes Mizzie Castillo, Manager of Financial Services Division

 

Xpedite LLC is pleased to welcome Mizzie Castillo as Manager of its Financial Services Division. In her role, Castillo will be responsible for coordinating all of Xpedite’s services for financial services clients, which include mortgage processing, customer contact centers, accounting and other back-office solutions. 

According to Xpedite’s President David Kostecki, “Mizzie has a wealth of experience in providing mortgage-related services to our sister company Honolulu HomeLoans.  As Xpedite’s business continues to grow, this experience will be key in helping our clients design and integrate cost-effective solutions to their business process requirements.”

Servco Insurance Services Names Mary-Jean Shiroma Benefits Consultant

Servco Insurance Services Names Mary-Jean Shiroma Benefits Consultant

HONOLULU  – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced it has hired Mary-Jean Shiroma as Benefits Consultant. In this role, Shiroma will service existing Servco Insurance accounts and develop new business. She will work closely with clients to guide them through emerging trends in employee benefits, the annual renewal process and recommend additional options that complement or enhance their current benefit offerings.

Shiroma joins Servco after two decades in the insurance industry, working with many different employer clients focusing on medical, life, disability, and wellness programs.  Most recently she worked as an account relationship consultant with HMSA.

The Vein and Skin Center of Hawaii Brings Spring Rejuvenation to the Educating Community

The Vein and Skin Center of Hawaii Brings Spring Rejuvenation to the Educating Community

 

As Hawaii’s leading authority on skin and body treatment, the Vein & Skin Center of Hawaii provides the most advanced techniques available today to rejuvenate the appearance of your face, legs and body.

 

The month of March signals spring break for educational institutions across the state. To celebrate the hard work of our teachers, post-secondary instructors and professors, and professional staff, the Vein & Skin Center of Hawaii is proud to offer a spring rejuvenation special to our dedicated community of educators.

H&M to open first Hawaii store

H&M to open first Hawaii store

H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), will open its first location in the state of Hawaii on March 27 at noon. The flagship store, located in the Waikiki Business Plaza, will feature 31,000 square feet of fashion!

“We are truly excited to open our first location in the islands at this iconic shopping location in Waikiki,” said Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for H&M. “People from across the globe travel to Hawaii to experience its very special culture and an environment that is unlike any other in the US or in the world. Our new flagship location will be a great addition to the luxury retail mix on Kalakaua Avenue, giving residents and tourists alike great choices in fashion with great value.”

Opening new stores across the country allows H&M to support local economies where they operate stores. 160 local employees have been hired for the new location, including 20 people that will return from the mainland home to Hawaii.

American Marketing Association Hawaii Recognizes Hawaiian Host as Marketer of the Year

American Marketing Association Hawaii Recognizes Hawaiian Host as Marketer of the Year

The Hawaii chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawaii) announced today the winners of its 37th annual AMA Hawaii Marketer of the Year awards. Taking the top award for marketing in 2013 was Hawaiian Host, Inc. who will be recognized with the Marketer of the Year award.

Additional honorees include Hospice Hawaii, for Best Non-Profit Marketing, Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. for Best Marketing of a New Product or Service, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. for Best E-Marketing, Focus Opus for Best Rebrand Marketing and Hawaii Fashion Incubator for Best Marketing of an Event.

All companies and organizations will be recognized at AMA Hawaii’s annual Hawaii Marketer of the Year Awards Luncheon at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki on April 10. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.amahawaii.org/moy.

Celebrate the End of Tax Season with Ala Moana Hotel's Form of the 1040

Celebrate the End of Tax Season with Ala Moana Hotel's Form of the 1040

This spring, kamaaina and visitors alike who feel overtaxed can find relief and relaxation by booking a stay at the Ala Moana Hotel for an unbelievable rate of just $10 per night. For 40 nights, from April 1 to May 10, 2014, Ala Moana Hotel will set aside 20 ocean view hotel rooms per night to sell at $10 per night. Perfect for guests looking to take a Hawaiian holiday or enjoy a fun staycation, each non-refundable booking simply requires a three- to five-night stay at Honolulu’s Landmark Hotel.

 

“Tax season can be a stressful time of year, so we hope that guests take advantage of this generous offer and pay themselves back by enjoying a relaxing stay at our hotel,” said Marty Milan, director of sales and marketing for the Ala Moana Hotel. “Offering rooms for just $10 per night provides an extraordinary value for our guests and a fun way to celebrate the end of tax season without spending your entire refund check.”