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Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for December 2013

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for December 2013. 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:

 

  • “Listor of the Month” was received by Dolores Bediones (R), Partner, Fine Homes Premier Specialist, of the Diamond Head office. In addition to being named Highest Producer of the Month in August 2013, September 2012 and in April, July, August and October 2011, Bediones also received the award for Sales Person of the Month in March 2013. Additionally, she received the award for Listor of the Month in October and December 2012.

 

Turtle Bay Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants and Scholarships to North Shore Nonprofits, Students

Turtle Bay Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants and Scholarships to North Shore Nonprofits, Students
The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and scholarships to a total of 37 nonprofit organizations and college-bound students on the North Shore (see list below).

This marked the inaugural presentation of financial awards by the Foundation, which was established last year to create a formal process to raise money for support of deserving nonprofits groups and college students on the North Shore, stretching from Waialua to Ka‘a‘awa. All of this year’s recipients either live on the North Shore or Ko‘olauloa or serve the needs of others living in these communities, a requirement for receiving Foundation support.

Architects Hawaii to build new art space at St. Andrews Priory

Architects Hawaii to build new art space at St. Andrews Priory

Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL) is currently working on one of their newest 1% projects for 2014 – collaborating with the St. Andrews Priory School for Girls in achieving their vision for a new art facility. Through their 1% Program, AHL is providing pro bono architectural services for this renovation that will benefit the Upper School art classes and workshops.

“We are transforming the school’s ‘shower house,’ into a light-filled, inspiring space that will spark the creativity of the Priory students,” said Bettina Mehnert, AHL CEO.

The 1,000-square-feet wood building was originally built in 1954 as a shower facility for the PE students. The space has become storage for the campus located in Honolulu.

Women's Fund of Hawaii awards seven grants to nonprofits empowering women and children

Women's Fund of Hawaii awards seven grants to nonprofits empowering women and children

Women’s Fund of Hawai'i (WFH) announced today that it has awarded grants totaling $32,500 to seven nonprofit organizations that provide innovative, grassroots programs that empower women and girls in Hawaii. 

“Women’s Fund Hawai'i looks for innovative programs that may not easily obtain other grant funding. There are some unique and extremely effective programs that are addressing pressing issues for women, and our grants provide the opportunities for new solutions,” said Beth Whitehead, chair of the board for Women’s Fund of Hawai'i.

“We are particularly pleased this year to grow our grant program and award seven grants, thanks to the generosity of so many people who understand that women and girls need our special support,” noted Laura M. Lott, WFH grants chair for 2013. Including the 2013 grants, WFH has awarded $376,636 since 2005.

The 2013 Hawai'i grant recipients are:

Stanford K. Lanias joins Hawaii Pacific Solar on Maui

Stanford K. Lanias joins Hawaii Pacific Solar on Maui

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) has announced the addition of Stanford K. Lanias as account executive to the company. Lanias will be responsible for the generation of new business in both residential and commercial areas.

Lanias was previously a property manager with Peake & Levoy Commercial Real Estate Services and general manager of Cornerstone Building Maintenance. He has been a licensed realtor in Hawaii since 1988 and has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate sales and leasing and marketing and sales experience.

New Solar System for Goodwill Expected to Save $40,000 per Year

New Solar System for Goodwill Expected to Save $40,000 per Year

HONOLULU – www.higoodwill.org and www.RevoluSun.com Goodwill announced today it is expected to save approximately $40,000 in energy costs per year through its new photovoltaic (PV) system on its Kilihau offices and warehouse.

“We are always looking at ways to control our expenses so that we can better serve our mission. In addition to decreasing energy costs, the reduction in emissions will go a long way towards helping the environment,” said Laura Smith, President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Hawaii.

RevoluSun designed and installed the solar system comprised of 680 SunPower 327 watt modules. The resulting solar power will immediately save Goodwill 42 percent through a Power-Purchase Agreement compared to what they would have paid HECO for the same number of kilowatt-hours.

Toyota Prius named Best-Value New Car

Toyota Prius named Best-Value New Car

HONOLULU Toyota Hawaii today announced the Toyota Prius has won top honor from Consumer Reports, which ranked America’s original hybrid as BEST VALUE for a new car, for a second year in a row.  Consumer Reports, a not-for-profit source of information that is neither influenced nor associated with any commercial interest, noted in its report, “…the (Honda) Civic costs more to own in the long run, and it can’t match the Prius’ combination of fuel efficiency, versatility, roominess, and outstanding reliability.”