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Bonterra Solar Adds Two To Its Team

Bonterra Solar Adds Two To Its Team

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members: Anthony Garnett Jr. – sales manager, and Liz Brewer – administrative assistant and customer service representative.

Garnett has more than 10 years of sales experience in Hawaii. Before joining Bonterra, he served in residential special operations for Sunetric, leading the company with a divisional customer service rating of 92.4 percent. Garnett also formed and oversaw Sunetric’s Lease/Power Purchase Agreement Division and trained employees in customer service etiquette. 

Hawaii-Western Management Group Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

Hawaii-Western Management Group Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

HONOLULU — Hawaii-Western Management Group (HWMG), one of the state’s largest insurance management service companies and administrator for health plans such as Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) and self-funded employer groups with combined membership of more than 50,000, has announced the appointment of T. Michael Hogan, Jr. as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of its Insurance and Taft-Hartley Divisions. With his expertise, Hogan will also work on forming a new Investment Services Division for HWMG.

As CMO, Hogan will be responsible for contributing additional growth to HWMG’s core health insurance business and enabling the company to expand into new product offerings for employer groups including solutions for financial and retirement planning, wealth management, and investment services for unions and multi-employer plans.

Three Oahu Publications Magazines Honored With Maggie Awards

Trump Ho‘okipa wins two; Halekulani Living wins one

HONOLULU – The Magazine Division of Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, has won three 2014 MAGGIE Awards, considered the publishing industry’s most prestigious awards in the western part of the country. The MAGGIE competition is sponsored by the Western Publishing Association (WPA). The awards were announced on May 2 in Los Angeles.

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.