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Shidler Alumni Association Invests $100,000 in the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

Shidler Alumni Association Invests $100,000 in the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

HONOLULU — The Shidler College of Business Alumni Association (Association) has committed $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Shidler College of Business. As part of a five-year commitment, this gift will support entrepreneurial education and help UH monetize research efforts. In recognition of this gift, the conference room at the renovated home of PACE at the College will be named in the Association’s honor.

ALTRES and simplicityHR Donate $6,080.43 to Lanakila Meals on Wheels

ALTRES and simplicityHR Donate $6,080.43 to Lanakila Meals on Wheels

Each month, as part of its "mind/body/spirit" corporate wellness program, ALTRES and simplictyHR staff band together to support a local charity. Lanakila Meals on Wheels was selected as the recipient of the $6,080.43 raised at the company's 2014 Halloween and Holiday parties. Song Choi, marketing director of ALTRES Staffing, presented a check to Lyn Moku, director of Lanakila Meals on Wheels, on Jan. 9, 2015.

AMA Hawaii and PRSA Hawaii Kick off New Year with presentation by national speaker Chris Malone

Join the AMA Hawaii Chapter and the PRSA Hawaii Chapter as we kick off the New Year by welcoming world-renowned consultant, keynote speaker and author of The Human Brand, Chris Malone. 

When it comes to selecting products and brands, we all have our own perception and opinions. Now ask yourself, what drives these behaviors to make a decision? How do we decide between an Android and an iPhone? Nike or Under Armour? Why are we so devoted to certain companies? Chris Malone identifies the choices we make, our brand preferences, how our loyalties develop and how they are maintained in this digital world. 

Where:

Gordon Biersch

Aloha Tower Marketplace

1 Aloha Tower Drive #1123

Honolulu, HI 96813

When:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

11:30am- 1:30pm 

Servco Announces Thor Toma Promotion to Senior Vice President

Servco Announces Thor Toma Promotion to Senior Vice President

HONOLULU – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has promoted Thor Toma to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Projects and New Initiatives.

In this new position, Toma will be involved in Servco’s strategic initiatives to support both current and prospective operations.  A member of Team Servco since 1990, he most recently served as Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning for Servco’s automotive operations.

Toma holds a Bachelor and Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a resident of West Oahu.

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HAWAII SOCIETY OF BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS TAKES ON ‘THE IMPORT & EXPORT OF RETAIL — HAWAII STYLE’

The Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) will explore the import of Mainland retail chains to Hawaii and the export of local companies to the Mainland at its January 15 program “The Import & Export of Retail — Hawaii Style” at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The panel features experts in shopping and dining, as well as a commercial real estate professional familiar with the process of bringing Mainland retail brands to Hawaii. The public is invited.

When Costco opened its first store in Hawaii in 1988, it became one of a few Mainland retail chains with Hawaii operations (Longs Drugs doesn’t count as many of us see it as a local Hawaii store). Kmart followed a few years later and the import of Mainland retailers was on. Many of these Hawaii stores now rank among the top tier in revenue of their chain’s U.S. operations.

iQ 360 Hires Shauna Goya as Public Relations Director

iQ 360 Hires Shauna Goya as Public Relations Director

iQ 360 Inc. has hired Shauna Goya as a director to join the Honolulu office of the public relations and marketing firm. Goya specializes in corporate communications, issues management, media relations and social media. She previously served as a director at Communications Pacific and prior to that as a copy editor at The Honolulu Advertiser.

“Shauna brings with her nearly 15 years of PR and journalism experience and adds an important skill set to our diverse team of professionals we have across the country,” said Lori Teranishi, principal of iQ 360, which also has offices in San Francisco and New York. “It’s an exciting time for our company. As our Honolulu office continues to expand, we look forward to Shauna providing strategic counsel to our current and future clients.”

Island Insurance Board of Directors Appoints John Schapperle, Chief Executive Officer

Island Insurance Board of Directors Appoints John Schapperle, Chief Executive Officer

Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally owned property & casualty insurance carrier, has appointed John Schapperle as Chief Executive Officer.  Schapperle will continue his current responsibilities as President.  He succeeds Colbert Matsumoto who will remain as Executive Chairman of the Board.

“As President, John has guided Island to many accomplishments that have resulted in being recognized not only in Hawaii, but on a national stage as well,” said Colbert M. Matsumoto, Executive Chairman of the Board of Island Insurance. “We are confident he will continue to build on that success in his expanded role as Chief Executive Officer.”

“I am honored by the confidence Colbert and the Board has placed in me.  Island has a long and successful history and an enduring commitment to the people and communities in Hawaii,” said John Schapperle, President and CEO of Island Insurance. “I am excited to lead the company into its next chapter of success.”