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Wealth Managing Partners, Inc. tees off to help ill children of Hawaii

Wealth Managing Partners, Inc. tees off to help ill children of Hawaii

Proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and Make A Wish Hawaii

June 4, 2014 – Honolulu, HI – Wealth Managing Partners, Inc. will host its 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, January 6th, 2014 at the Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and Make a Wish Hawaii. 

Wealth Managing Partners, Inc. is a full-service financial planning firm, committed to helping people grow and protect wealth, with the ultimate goal of enabling their clients to live the life they’ve imagined. 

As seen first-hand by Financial Advisors at Wealth Managing Partners, a severe illness of a child can cause immense financial strain on a family.

Lum Yip Kee, Limited funds renovation of Shidler Graduate Reading Rooms

Lum Yip Kee, Limited funds renovation of Shidler Graduate Reading Rooms

HONOLULU – With a traditional Hawaiian blessing, the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i unveiled its newly upgraded Lum Yip Kee (LYK) Graduate Reading Rooms to students and faculty last week. Funded by a gift from Lum Yip Kee, Limited, a local investment and real estate company, the rooms received needed electrical work and an updated computer room including new computers, workstations, chairs, carpeting and mobile tables for group work.

Lum Yip Kee, Limited, first established the room in 1976 in honor of Honolulu entrepreneur and banker Lum Yip Kee (1866-1943), who was recognized as one of Hawai‘i’s pioneers in agriculture, merchandising, banking and land development. Since then, the room has gone has through numerous renovations all funded through the generosity of Lum Yip Kee, Limited.

Bishop Street commercial announces new retail and international divisions

Bishop Street commercial announces new retail and international divisions

Bishop Street Commercial (BSC) announced today that it has added an International Group and Retail Group to its spectrum of commercial real estate services. Both divisions will be led by Timothy Lee and Tao E. Miller who were most recently with Real Estate Strategies (formerly Retail Strategies of Hawaii).

"We now have staff who understand the nuances of the Japanese and Korean cultures and who are fluent in the languages of these countries. Our goal is to assist clients in wading through the complexities of the Hawaii market and to facilitate their decisions and transactions," said Matt Bittick (PB) CCIM SIOR, chief executive officer of BSC.

In addition to brokerage, the Retail Division will offer retail investment and leasing services. Current clients in the Retail Division include newly announced market entrant, Johnny Rockets.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Launches Sweeping New Digital Marketing Campaign

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Launches Sweeping New Digital Marketing Campaign

HONOLULU – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s leading provider of real estate services, announced today that it has launched a comprehensive new digital marketing partnership with Google and Cox Media Group that will build on the company's tech leadership in the housing industry.

The bold new digital marketing program is part of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ strategy to rapidly increase its online and social media marketing and advertising presence in order to appeal to a larger base of affluent and tech-savvy clients that includes Hawaii residents looking to buy a home, including first time home buyers and move-up buyers, as well as Mainlanders buying a second home or third home.

Walgreens Helps Drive Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Walgreens Helps Drive Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Walgreens stores throughout Hawai‘i are partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to accept donations on the nonprofits’ behalf throughout the month of June. Stores will be accepting donations at check out and one hundred percent of all donations will stay in the islands to help support local athletes with intellectual disabilities.

“One of the great things about partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i is the knowledge that 100 percent of the donations we collect will stay right here in Hawai‘i to support our local athletes,” said Scott Sutton, Walgreens Hawai‘i district manager. “Special Olympics mission of serving the Hawai‘i community and helping to keep them ‘happy and healthy’ is very much in line with Walgreens own values and we are proud to support their work by collecting donations throughout the month of June.”

Walgreens has 12 stores and six pharmacies across the state that will be accepting donations for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. They include:

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Pharmacy Program Recognized Among Top Health Plans for Medicare Services

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Pharmacy Program Recognized Among Top Health Plans for Medicare Services

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s pharmacy program is being recognized for achieving the highest ranking, a five-star excellence rating, in medication safety. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is one of only six health plans nationally and the only one in Hawaii to receive this honor.  The award was presented at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s (PQA) Annual Meeting and Best Practices Forum in Arlington, VA on May 28, 2014.

The PQA Quality Awards Recognition Program aims to highlight standards of excellence in medication safety based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings. The award recognizes achievement of a five-star rating on all of the PQA measures of medication safety & quality that are included in the CMS Star Rating Program, and an overall summary plan rating of 4.5 or higher.

Kaiser Permanente has been recognized every year since the program began in 2011, and this is the second time that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has received this award.

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).