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REHAB Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Therapeutic Art Program with Annual Art from the Heart Event

REHAB Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Therapeutic Art Program with Annual Art from the Heart Event

This highly anticipated event for Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's Louis Vuitton Creative Arts Program is an art sale and exhibit that is open and free to the public.  This year’s annual "Art from the Heart" celebrates 20 years the therapeutic art program has been bringing out the creativity of many patients while aiding in their recovery.

Professional Hawaii artists will also be contributing work to the fundraiser.

Who:               Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

When:            Thursday, December 4, 2014

                        5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

What:              Art from the Heart fundraiser and reception

DeBartolo Development Signs Lease for Ka Makana Alii Site

DeBartolo Development Signs Lease for Ka Makana Alii Site

65-year lease will generate more than $200 million in rent revenue to benefit Native Hawaiian interests statewide

DeBartolo Development announced today that it has formally begun its lease of a 67-acre site in Kapolei from the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) for Ka Makana Alii, the 1.4 million-square-foot regional mall being built in West Oahu. Work will begin immediately to prepare the site for construction of phase one of the $500 million project.

The 65-year lease for Ka Makana Alii will generate more than $200 million in rent revenue that will support the construction of thousands of new homes for Hawaiian homesteaders, as well as programs benefiting Native Hawaiian interests statewide. West Oahu will realize an economic boost with the creation of an estimated 3,000 jobs during construction and 6,500 permanent full-time jobs upon completion of the center.

Hawai‘i Pacific University Names Director of Strategic Communications

Hawai‘i Pacific University Names Director of Strategic Communications

Hawai‘i Pacific University has named longtime communications professional Richard Rapoza as its Director of Strategic Communications. Rapoza will work closely with university leadership and be responsible for building, implementing and managing HPU’s comprehensive communication outreach strategies.

 

“We are pleased to have Richard join our team at HPU,” said HPU President Geoffrey Bannister, Ph.D. “We will count on Richard’s deep communications and media expertise, as the university heads toward its 50th anniversary next year, highlighted by the revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace.”

 

Rapoza has more than 25 years of experience as a communications professional. He has worked in public, private, political, and non-profit sectors, most recently as the Communications Director for U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.

 

The Modern Honolulu® Continues Momentum And Enters Next Phase Of Growth

HONOLULU, HAWAII (NOV. 24, 2014) – As part of its ongoing plans to continue to build on its success as a full-service luxury boutique hotel on Oahu, THE MODERN HONOLULU’s ownership is pleased to announce current Managing Director Gerald Glennon will transition to the newly created position of Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor; and that Kelly Hoen, an award-winning hotelier and veteran of Hawaii’s tourism industry, will join the team as the hotel’s new General Manager.  This new leadership lineup will capitalize on the progress THE MODERN HONOLULU has achieved since its successful emergence as an independent hotel two years ago.

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island
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GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII EXPLORE DIVERSE CAREERS AT STEM FEST

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII EXPLORE DIVERSE CAREERS AT STEM FEST

More than 120 Girl Scouts in Hawaii recently attended the 2014 STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Fest. Female volunteer STEM professionals provided a variety of activities for the girls to give them an insider's perspective of non-traditional careers for women.

“As more women enter into traditionally male-dominated careers, it is important for leadership organizations, such as Girl Scouts of Hawaii, to expose the girls to all the potential professions,” said Shari Chang, CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawaii.

“Every girl needs a chance to explore the fascinating world of STEM. Girl Scouting encourages girls of all ages by offering ‘fun with purpose’ through its K–12 national program. This is only the second year we have held this event and the increase in the number of girls participating this year was phenomenal.”

EV drivers have a lot to be thankful for: Volta and sponsors provide 1.8 million miles in charging

EV drivers have a lot to be thankful for: Volta and sponsors provide 1.8 million miles in charging

 

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced as of Nov. 1 it has given away 1.8 million miles of charging in the past three years, through thousands of free charging sessions via its 26 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across Hawaii, part of the Volta Network. Volta now operates more than 80 charging stations nationwide, in Hawaii, California and Arizona.

 

“Hawaii EV drivers have embraced the renewable technology electric cars offer, demonstrating the public’s need for EV charging stations,” said Arden Penton, Volta Director of Media and Operations.  “Thanks to our sponsors, EV drivers have saved the equivalent of $240,000 in gasoline charges, offsetting 1.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide in Hawaii alone.  We are proud to make a substantial environmental impact.”