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KCAA Preschools of Hawaii announces new board member

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii announces new board member

The Board of Trustees of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii is pleased to announce that Elisabeth “Liz” Chun has been elected to the board. She was previously Executive Director and Vice President of Good Beginnings Alliance until July 2012 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Honolulu, the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, PHOCUSED and is a member of the Rotary Club of Hawaii.

The Board of Trustees of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii elected executive officers for 2013 - 2014.  They are:  Chairman Kimo Steinwascher of AB Kailua, Vice Chairman Alan S. Ito, technology software consultant, Treasurer Christopher R. Dang, Attorney, Christopher R. Dang, LLLC, and Secretary Robert S. Ostrem Jr. of Jerry Hay, Inc. 

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for March 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for March 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for March 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

Avalon development co. Purchases industrial park in Kapolei; 17 fee-simple lots to go on sale

Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, Will Offer Much-Needed Industrial Space on Oahu

HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase of the long-awaited Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, and that 17 fee-simple industrial properties will be available for presale by this summer.

“The Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, is a 54-acre subdivision that will be developed adjacent to the existing Kapolei Business Park, Phase 1, on Kalaeloa Boulevard,” said Christine Camp, Avalon president and CEO. “This is a rare opportunity for businesses to purchase fee-simple industrial property on Oahu.”

There has been intense demand for industrial space for the past few years, according to Guy Kidder, vice president of Colliers International, real estate broker for both the Avalon purchase and the future sale of lots to individual businesses.

Former Hawaii Newsman Returns Home to Join Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Communication Team

Former Hawaii Newsman Returns Home to Join Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Communication Team

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced that Kirk Fernandes will be joining the state’s largest integrated health care organization as Director of Integrated Brand Communications for the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG).

In his new role Fernandes will manage internal and external communications and direct overall brand strategies for HPMG, the state’s largest multi-specialty physician group practice.

Fernandes has extensive health communication, media and production experience.  Most recently he headed the medical unit at "The Dr. Oz Show" in New York City where he received three Emmy® awards.  Prior to that he worked as a producer for the ABC News Medical Unit in Boston with Dr. Timothy Johnson, contributing health content to ABC News network programs such as "Good Morning America" and "World News Tonight."

Atlas Insurance Appoints Carol Davis as Senior Vice President in its Client Consulting Group

Atlas Insurance Appoints Carol Davis as Senior Vice President in its Client Consulting Group

Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., Hawaii’s largest insurance agency, has appointed Carol Davis as Senior Vice President in its Client Consulting Group.  In her new role, Davis will continue to lead the marketing and servicing of the company’s Non-Profit and Health Care clientele.

Davis has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Her specialties include: Non-Profit, Healthcare, Hospitality and Owner-Controlled Insurance programs. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Master of Business Administration degree from Chaminade University, holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and is a member of the Hawaii Long-Term Care Association.

Five more DOE schools now powered by the sun

 Five more DOE schools now powered by the sun

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) recently completed the installation of photovoltaic systems at five Honolulu schools: Gus Webling Elementary, Washington Middle School, Palolo Elementary, King William Lunalilo Elementary and Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary. Each of these Department of Education schools is estimated to save $600,000 to $700,000 over the 20-year life of the system.

 

“As more and more schools rely on solar energy for power, the energy conservation and cost savings will continue to have a large impact on DOE and State budgets,” said Bob Johnston, president and CEO of HPS. “We have now 16 Oahu schools with PV systems, and 15 Kauai schools are in the process of installation and should be complete this summer.”

 

System of Higher Education Receives Funding to Accelerate Strategic Student Success Planning Project

System of Higher Education Receives Funding to Accelerate Strategic Student Success Planning Project

The University of Hawai’i System of Higher Education has been selected by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to join a nationwide group of 12 higher education systems exploring higher education transformation at a large scale and solving common issues encountered during implementation.