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Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals Installs New Officers

Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals Installs New Officers

The Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP), installed its officers for the 2014-2015 term which runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. They are: President Maria Carvalho, product manager for 21st Century Insurance, Farmers Insurance Hawaii; Vice President Nathalie Pettit, owner of the Law Offices of Nathalie S. Pettit; Secretary Gayle Nakasone, collections specialist for HEMIC; and Treasurer John Hoshino, office manager for Risk Placement Services. The Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) is the local chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP). The organization provides professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances, and other opportunities to make connections with individuals of differing career paths and levels of insurance experience. Founded in 1947, the mission of IAIP / HAIP is education and alliance.

Bishop Street commercial announces new staff

Bishop Street commercial announces new staff

Bishop Street Commercial (BSC), a leading Hawaii commercial real estate leasing and sales organization, announced the addition of Timothy Lee and Tao E. Miller as managing directors of the new Retail & International Investor Group. They will be responsible for leading the day-to-day activities of retail services and developing an international group with a heavy focus on Korean and Japanese clients. Devon Ferguson was added as a director of the retail services group.

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: