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$100,000 from Murayamas Funds Wahine Sand Volleyball Team and Student-Athlete Success

$100,000 from Murayamas Funds Wahine Sand Volleyball Team and Student-Athlete Success

HONOLULU –Jared and Donna Murayama have pledged $100,000 to support the Wahine Sand Volleyball team and facilities at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics Department. In recognition of the Murayama’s generosity, the Wahine Sand Volleyball Head Coach's office has been named "Murayama Ohana! Cara, Jaimie, Donna and Jared. Aloha and Go Bows!"

Ben Jay said, “Private support like this generous investment from the Murayamas spurs growth in quality, compliance, and competitive success. We are most grateful to the Murayamas and our other generous donors for investing in our student-athletes’ success and the athletic programs that enrich our community.”

McDonald's® Asks Customers Via Social Media: What Do You Want To Know About Our Food?

HONOLULU – “What is in my hamburger?” “What part of the chicken is a Chicken McNugget™?” “Why are the fries so good?”

McDonald’s® USA will answer these questions and more from customers, fans and food skeptics through a multifaceted effort called “Our Food. Your Questions.” Starting today, the company invites people to submit their food questions via social media. McDonald’s will respond with behind-the-scenes webisodes and other social content that provides facts on ingredients, how food is made and how it’s prepared in restaurants.

Girl Scouts of Hawaii gets NOAA grant for “Wonders of Water”

Girl Scouts of Hawaii gets NOAA grant for “Wonders of Water”

Girl Scouts of Hawaii (GSH) has received a $92,500 grant from NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) grant for its Wonders of Water STEAM leadership program. Beginning in early November, this program will help girls understand how water, the world’s most precious resource, and the environment impact each other.

The goals of Wonders of Water (WOW)  is for young girls to draw on this knowledge and experience and lead others to adopt responsible stewardship practices resulting in healthier watersheds and a more abundant supply of clean water in Hawai‘i.

“We are very excited to receive funding support from such a prestigious organization as NOAA,” said Reyna Kaneko, interim chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Hawaii. “This  pilot program, at He‘eia Elementary School, in partnership with the Department of Education’s Castle Complex, is a first step to providing a Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more girls statewide.”

Honoring First Hemic CEO Robert Dove with Insurance Excellence Scholarship

Honoring First Hemic CEO Robert Dove with Insurance Excellence Scholarship

HONOLULU - Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC) is honoring its first CEO

Robert L. Dove, Jr. by funding an endowed scholarship with a $230,000 gift. The Robert L. Dove, Jr.

Endowed Scholarship for Insurance Excellence, sponsored by HEMIC, will provide four-year renewable

scholarships to incoming freshmen who are graduates of a Hawai‘i high school and pursuing a business

degree at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. A preference will be

given to students who express an interest in finance with a concentration in insurance and risk

management.
 

Dove was hired as HEMIC’s first CEO in 1997. He led the formation and growth of the company from an

idea with no funding, to what is today a model provider of workers’ compensation insurance. In 2012, he

David Carey Receives American Patriots Award from Honolulu Navy League

David Carey Receives American Patriots Award from Honolulu Navy League

David Carey, president and CEO of Outrigger Enterprises Group, has been recognized by the Honolulu Navy League with the organization’s prestigious American Patriots Award. The award was presented during the Navy League’s annual banquet held on September 19, 2014, at the Ala Moana Hotel. Carey was one of two American Patriots honored that evening with Colonel John R. Bates, United States Marine Corps (Ret.), also receiving the recognition.

 

The Honolulu Navy League American Patriots Award celebrates both military and civilian members of the community who represent the highest in individual patriotism and the spirit of service on behalf of their country and community.

 

During the program, Honolulu Navy League president, Captain Carlyle J. Devoe USN (Ret.), said, “David Carey is a very special man who has made it his personal mission to bridge the relationship between the civilian communities here in Hawaii and our military.

 

REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF THE PACIFIC EXPANDS LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CFO WENDY MANUEL

REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF THE PACIFIC EXPANDS LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CFO WENDY MANUEL

The chief financial officer (CFO) for Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB), Wendy K. Manuel, CPA, has a new title of vice president and CFO for the organization.

 

Along with her duties of managing all financial activities for REHAB Hospital and Foundation as CFO, Manuel will now have several departments reporting to her. Her new scope of responsibilities will include the management of human resources, facilities, business development, patient financial services and the new physician’s clinic.

 

“With an increased number of employees reporting to the CFO, and in recognition of the improvements she has made to several departments at REHAB, we have added vice president to Ms. Manuel’s title,” said Timothy Roe, Ph.D and CEO of REHAB.

 

Prior to her position at REHAB, Manuel was a senior manager at Ernst & Young, LLP where she had worked for more than 20 years.

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, invited local artists to “Rock The Box,” the newspaper boxes for its new weekly publication Metro that will launch on Oct. 1. Forty creative individuals were given the opportunity to use the Metro newspaper boxes as their personal canvases. All forty boxes will be displayed throughout the Honolulu area with free copies of the new Metro publication.

“Oahu Publications is thrilled by the tremendous responses and creativity for the ‘Rock The Box’ contest,” said Dennis Francis, OPI president and Honolulu Star-Advertiser publisher. “The variety of one-of-a-kind designs and artwork from the community really reflect the edgy, artistic and quirky style of our new Metro publication.”