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First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

HONOLULU – With the holidays right around the corner and as part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free keiki car-seat safety inspections this Friday, Nov. 14, and next month on Friday, Dec. 12. The inspections are being offered to the public free of charge and are performed by certified car-seat technicians from FICOH’s Claims and Risk & Safety Management staff. 

What:

Free keiki car-seat safety checks

Upcoming dates:

Friday, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 2014. Appointments available between 10 a.m. and noon.

Where:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Associates Come “Together As One” To Support Hawaii's Local Communities

HONOLULU – This month, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ 11 iconic properties on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island, along with Starwood’s Central Resources Team in Waikiki, will engage in volunteer and community outreach efforts to support worthy causes that benefit the Islands. From raising funds to support the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch to beautifying Lahainaluna High School on Maui to rebuilding the Heeia Fishpond on Oahu, to raising cultural awareness among students in Kona, the employee-driven outreach initiatives are an extension of Starwood’s ongoing commitment to support the local community and are part of Starwood’s “Together As One” global volunteer campaign being launched this month.

POWER YOGA HAWAI‘I PRESENTS 2014 POSES emPOWER, A MUSIC AND YOGA FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT THE MODERN

POWER YOGA HAWAI‘I PRESENTS 2014 POSES emPOWER, A MUSIC AND YOGA FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT THE MODERN

POWER YOGA HAWAI‘I PRESENTS 2014 POSES emPOWER, A MUSIC AND YOGA FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT THE MODERN HONOLULU

**Proceeds to benefit Mental Health America of Hawai‘i**

 

WHAT: Poses emPOWER is an all-day festival featuring yoga classes taught by Hawai‘i’s top instructors with musical accompaniment by local DJs and musicians. Proceeds will benefit Mental Health America of Hawai‘i’s Pono Youth Program, which works to prevent youth suicide and bullying. 

This year’s headliners include Survivor contestant Vytas Baskauskas, who will be leading yoga sessions, and noted musician DJ Neil Armstrong, a former tour mate of Jay Z. The event also includes SUP and outrigger canoe classes, “GLOWFLOW,” a yoga class performed under black lights, and an after party at Addiction Nightclub. 

 

UH Manoa Shidler College of Business Awards 280 Scholarships totaling nearly $1 Million

UH Manoa Shidler College of Business Awards 280 Scholarships totaling nearly $1 Million

HONOLULU – The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa celebrated its successful scholarship program this week with business students and scholarship donors at the Waialae Country Club. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the College awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to more than 280 business students.

This year’s scholarship luncheon featured scholarship donors Larry Rodriguez, retired managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP; retired executive VP, Central Pacific Bank; executive-in-residence, Shidler College of Business; and Terri Fujii, retired managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP; audit partner, CW Associates, CPAs, who established the Fujii and Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2007. Since creation, the Fujii and Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship has helped 21 deserving Accounting students achieve their academic aspirations.

Mālama Learning Center and Dupont Pioneer 
Break Ground on a Hawaiian Cultural Garden  

Mālama Learning Center and Dupont Pioneer 
Break Ground on a Hawaiian Cultural Garden  

Outdoor classroom will provide plants to local hālau

Mālama Learning Center, Hālau ‘O Kaululaua‘e and DuPont Pioneer yesterday held a blessing ceremony at a garden site that will be used to teach area students how to propagate native and traditional plant materials, which will be harvested for lei making and cultural activities.

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII ANNOUNCES SHARI CHANG AS NEW CEO

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII ANNOUNCES SHARI CHANG AS NEW CEO

Girl Scouts of Hawaii (GSH) has selected longtime Hawaii business leader, Shari Chang, as chief executive officer. Chang, a 30-year veteran of hospitality marketing, began her new position October 23, 2014.

“Shari is a highly recognized marketer in Hawaii, instrumental in the vision and creative development driving numerous high-profile and award-winning marketing campaigns,” said Lori Lum, GSH board chair. “Her community involvement both as a volunteer and a professional will be a big asset for Girl Scouts of Hawaii.”

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Treats its Youngest Patients to Trick-Or-Treat Fun

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Treats its Youngest Patients to Trick-Or-Treat Fun

Superheroes, princess, witches and goblins paraded through the halls of Moanalua Medical Center today, as pediatrics patients made the rounds to nearly every floor. The annual trick-or-treat event allows hospitalized keiki the opportunity to experience the fun of Halloween by collecting goodies at 18 different stations.

Thirteen children, ranging in age from five months to 17 years, were accompanied by their family members as they collected stickers, pencils, erasers and coloring books from Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff in costume. Cardiology, pharmacy and surgery were just a few of the many departments that welcomed the young patients to pass through their halls for a handful of healthy treats. Keiki who were not able to leave their beds or units received hand-delivered Halloween goodies.