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Women’s fund of Hawaii golf tournament goes co-ed

October 21st Annual Golf Tournament Benefits Women And Girls in Hawaii

History of the Polynesian Cultural Center on Display at Honolulu Hale

- Hawaii’s top visitor attraction commemorates first 50 years - 

What: Polynesian Cultural Center 50th Anniversary 
Historical Photo Exhibit

When: September 24 – October 10, 2013
             Monday – Friday
             8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Honolulu Hale Courtyard
              530 South King St., Honolulu, Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Grants More Than $120,000 to Support Community Health Initiatives

Funds Support Public Health Programs, Fitness and Wellness Initiatives in Hawaii Schools

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced $122,560 in grant funding in support of the following community health initiatives aimed at promoting access to health programs, behavioral health services, physical activity and nutrition.  

Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice (Hawaii LEJ) – $40,560 Grant
This community health initiative will focus on advocacy and outreach to maximize participation of eligible state residents in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The health and economic benefits of these programs are often overlooked by the community, and Hawaii’s low participation ranks 46th nationwide. Outreach will include awareness building, engagement, policy efforts and multi-sector collaboration.  

Pacific Corporate Solutions offering free electronic waste pickup for Oahu businesses

Pacific Corporate Solutions offering free electronic waste pickup for Oahu businesses

Recycling deal ends December 31

HONOLULU — Pacific Corporate Solutions (PCS), in partnership with Sims Recycling Solutions, is offering free electronics recycling and pickup service for all Oahu businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government entities until the end of the year.

“Electronic waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in the world today with more than 2 million tons ending up in landfills,” said Lance Furuyama, PCS vice president of operations. “Pacific Corporate Solutions is committed to protecting our precious environment by cutting the amount of electronic waste sent to our landfills.”

Bennet Group Promotes Four Team Members and Announces New Hires

Bennet Group Promotes Four Team Members and Announces New Hires


Bennet Group Strategic Communications announced today that it has promoted four members of its team and hired two. Monica Salter was recently promoted from director to senior vice president. Andrea Lum has been promoted from senior account executive to senior account manager. Emma Wo and Megan Tsuchida were promoted from account coordinators to account executives. Bennet Group also welcomed Rachel Ross and Christine Matsuda Smith, who join the firm as directors.


“Our newly promoted team members and recent additions to our staff create a dynamic organization, with each member playing a key role in helping our clients achieve their goals, and delivering solid results,” said Joan Bennet, president of Bennet Group. “We look forward to our team’s continued growth and to seeing each thrive in these new roles.”


Shop and Support Local at New Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market

Shop and Support Local at New Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market

Ward Centers welcomes local produce into its offerings this fall with the introduction of the new Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market, which will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Saturday, Oct. 5. The Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market, formerly known as the Ala Moana Farmers’ Market, is relocating from its previous location at Ala Moana Center to the Ward Warehouse parking lot along Auahi Street.


“We are pleased to expand our local offerings with the opening of the FarmLovers’ Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market at Ward Centers and hope that this will meet the needs of our many customers who love to shop and eat local,” said Katie Ka‘anapu, senior marketing manager of Ward Centers. “For decades, Ward Centers has been dedicated to supporting local small businesses and we look forward to further supporting our local farmers, food manufacturers and artisans with the Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market.”


Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Top-Ranked Health Plan in the State

Hawaii’s Largest Integrated Health Care Organization Achieves National Top 25 Ranking for Quality and Service

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii continued to demonstrate its strong commitment to quality and service, ranking as the number one health plan in the state and among the top 25 health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s 2013 ranking of health plans in the U.S. The “NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014” report is published annually and ranks health plans in three categories: Medicare, Medicaid and Private (Commercial).

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii plans are the highest rated in the state. Its commercial plan is ranked within the top six percent of ranked commercial plans nationwide at No. 25 (out of 484 plans); its Medicare plan moved up to No. 5 in the nation (out of 404 plans) and its Medicaid plan retains its 2012 position as No. 2 in the nation (out of 131 eligible plans).