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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.

Ben Porter Wins Rookie of the Year

Ben Porter Wins Rookie of the Year

Ben Porter, Commercial Lines Underwriter for Risk Placement Services, Inc. was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award by the Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) at their annual awards and recognition luncheon. The award recognizes excellence among those who during their first two years of membership have actively participated in HAIP. Porter was recognized for his service as chair of the association's Young Professionals Committee and organizing networking and community service activities.  

Linda Ipsen Wins Member of the Year

Linda Ipsen Wins Member of the Year

Linda Ipsen, Sales Executive for Imperial PFS (Premium Financing Specialists), was awarded the Member of the Year Award by the Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) at their annual awards and recognition luncheon.  The award recognizes the individual who significantly contributed to the goals of HAIP.  Ipsen was chosen for her service as Education Committee Chair of the association, her contribution to HAIP winning the regional education award and her assistance with many community service projects.

Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals Donates $3,000 to EPIC 'Ohana

Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals Donates $3,000 to EPIC 'Ohana

The Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) has donated $3,000 to EPIC ‘Ohana to support their Hawaii Youth Opportunities Initiative.  The donation was made possible by the generous support of the HAIP sponsors, members and participants in their annual golf tournament held in March.

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).

 

First Insurance Company of Hawaii invests in Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship initiative

First Insurance Company of Hawaii invests in Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship initiative

HONOLULU — First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i (FICOH), the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer in the state, has given $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business. FICOH’s gift will go towards the 5-year PACE initiative that was launched in February 2014. The goal is to raise $2.5 million to create new programs, grow existing programs, and renovate a new and larger location in the Shidler College of Business.

The new center will enable PACE to create a vibrant co-working space for entrepreneurial activity at the University, double the number of entrepreneurial programs it offers, introduce an entrepreneurial curriculum to other UH Mānoa colleges, train key faculty on current entrepreneurial pedagogy, play a pivotal role in the commercialization of UH technology and innovation, and establish a presence in Asia as a leaders in entrepreneurial education.

Chandler Fellowship in Public Policy or Conflict Studies Nurtures Future Policy Shapers and Peace

Chandler Fellowship in Public Policy or Conflict Studies Nurtures  Future Policy Shapers and Peace

HONOLULU – Dr. Susan Chandler, founding director of the College of Social Sciences Public Policy Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Dr. David Chandler, professor emeritus in the College of Social Science, Department of Sociology, have made a $14,000 gift to establish a fellowship in the study of public policy or conflict studies. The fund will support a full-time graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree, or Ph.D. in public policy or conflict studies in the departments of Sociology, Political Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Communications or Community Psychology at the College of Social Sciences at UH Mānoa.