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Oahu Publications, Inc. Launching New Ad Agency

James Avis to head new Oahu Media Group

 
HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, is launching a new stand-alone advertising agency called Oahu Media Group (OMG). James Avis, after 16 years at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, most recently as director of corporate development, will head OMG as managing director.

OMG will be a separate company division that will harness OPI’s advertising creativity, experience and production capabilities to offer industry-leading marketing and advertising services across all media platforms.

“I am excited about leading the Oahu Media Group and leveraging Oahu Publications’ advertising, marketing, production and creative resources to bring a fresh perspective to traditional advertising in Hawaii,” said Avis.

Pacific Edge Magazine Accepting Nominations for 2014 Business Achievement Awards

Pacific Edge Magazine Accepting Nominations for 2014 Business Achievement Awards
Hawaii’s best and brightest companies and business leaders to be honored at red-carpet awards gala on August 28 HONOLULU – thepacificedge.com – Pacific Edge Magazine is calling on the community to help recognize the state’s most influential business leaders, organizations and non-profits by submitting nominations for the Fourth Annual Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards. Element Media, Inc., Hawaii’s premier custom publishing firm, announced today it will host the exclusive red-carpet soiree on August 28, while also celebrating the company’s eighth anniversary. Nominations will be accepted until July 3, 2014 and finalists will be announced on or before July 21, 2014. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Pier 1 Imports to Open New Stores in Lihu‘e and Kapolei

Pier 1 Imports to Open New Stores in Lihu‘e and Kapolei

Pier 1 Imports is pleased to announce the opening of its newest stores in Hawai‘i at Līhuʻe and Kapolei. The Līhuʻe store, which will be the first Pier 1 Imports location on the island of Kaua'i, will officially open to the public on May 16 at Kukui Grove Center at 4303 Nawiliwili Rd. The Kapolei location will open on May 23 at Kapolei Commons at 4460 Kapolei Parkway. In celebration of the two new stores, Pier 1 Imports will host a statewide grand opening celebration from May 30 to June 1 at all Hawai‘i locations.

 

jungle gems in haleiwa for sale after more than 26 years

jungle gems in haleiwa for sale after more than 26 years

The owners of Jungle Gems (JG) in the North Shore Marketplace in Haleiwa have announced that the business is up for sale. JG started out 26 years ago in a small 450 square foot space and today its owners, Kimberly Moore and Brent Lindberg, sell their locally handcrafted, artisan gemstone jewelry and unique mineral specimens out of the same space that has more than doubled in size since its inception.

“Other than Coffee Gallery and Raging Isle, we have been the longest operating retailer in the North Shore Marketplace,” said Brent Lindberg, co-owner and jeweler of Jungle Gems. “We’ve been fortunate to have very loyal customers that include local residents and visitors as well as a unique, locally-made product that no one else is selling on the North Shore.”

Jungle Gems will be having major discounts on inventory as they move towards either selling or closing their doors.

AFFILIATES OF WALTON STREET CAPITAL AND AVALON PURCHASE SECOND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY IN KAPOLEI

123-acre Kapolei Business Park West (formerly known as West Kalaeloa Business Park)

Kaiser Permanente Expands Gastroenterology Services to Mapunapuna Medical Office

Kaiser Permanente Expands Gastroenterology Services to Mapunapuna Medical Office

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii held a blessing ceremony today for its newest facility, a 10,000-square-foot gastroenterology clinic at Mapunapuna Medical Office. The clinic, set to begin patient appointments on May 20, will offer scheduled outpatient care along with convenient parking, increased patient privacy and an environment designed for healing. In addition to the gastroenterology services, the Mapunapuna Medical Office provides pharmacy services, diagnostic imaging, lab services, pediatric and other specialty care.

A team of five gastroenterologists and 30 staff members will perform a variety of outpatient procedures including colonoscopies and endoscopies. Kaiser Permanente utilizes a rigorous screening program as part of a focus on preventive health care.

FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is pleased to announce two officer appointments: Janis Kushimi – assistant vice president of Human Resources (HR), and Melissa Current – assistant vice president of Surety & Fidelity. 

Kushimi has more than 20 years of HR experience in Hawaii. Prior to joining FICOH in May 2013 as HR manager, she served as director of corporate human resources at The Queen’s Health Systems. In her first year at FICOH, she has built solid relationships with managers and associates throughout the company and with our fellow Tokio Marine North America group companies. Kushimi earned an MBA from the UH Shidler College of Business and has also earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.