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Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

It’s a special season for college basketball fans in Hawaii as the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic celebrates 50 years of stellar play, with on-court action set for Nov. 14, 15, and 17. The University of Hawaii (UH) men’s basketball team will tip off the season against California’s CSU Bakersfield in a round-robin tournament, which also includes Arkansas-Pine Bluff and North Carolina’s High Point University.

 

Fans can also score this season with special room and game ticket packages at several Outrigger properties, valid November 13 to 18. Find out more at www.outrigger.com/specials/promotion/2014-rainbow-classic.

 

Chans’ $250,000 Supports Engineering Transfer Students

Chans’ $250,000 Supports Engineering Transfer Students

HONOLULU – Annie and UH alumnus Fred Chan have pledged $250,000 to assist fulltime undergraduate students transferring from any University of Hawai‘i Community College into the College of Engineering at UH Mānoa. Fred earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, and his MS in Information and Computer Sciences from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and attributes the education he received at UH for much of his success.

“This incredibly generous gift from Fred Chan is aimed at a very important component of the College’s efforts over the last 8 years – assisting students transferring from UH Community Colleges into the College of Engineering. The College has developed very good relations with the community colleges and this gift will provide added incentives for community college students to consider a move to the college to pursue a career in engineering,” said College of Engineering Dean Peter Crouch.

Bennet Group Promotes Megan Tsuchida

Bennet Group Promotes Megan Tsuchida

Bennet Group Strategic Communications announced today that it has promoted Megan Tsuchida from account executive to senior account executive.

“Megan has proven herself as an incredibly valuable asset to our clients and our firm,” said Joan Bennet, president of Bennet Group Strategic Communications. “She consistently delivers innovative ideas and impressive results to all of her accounts, and we look forward to watching her flourish in her new role at Bennet Group.”


Tsuchida represents clients in the areas of consumer marketing, education and the non-profit sector. She also provides public relations services to some of Hawai‘i’s most prominent community organizations, including The Omidyar Group, and Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

Servco Promotes Rod Saunders to Vice President

Servco Promotes Rod Saunders to Vice President

HONOLULU – servco.com – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) has promoted local automotive industry veteran Rod Saunders to Vice President.  He was also appointed to Vice President of Servco Subaru, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Servco.

 

A Servco employee since 2004, Rod has held a number of management positions including general manager of Servco Scion and Servco Toyota Windward.

 

Rod is responsible for all Subaru vehicle distribution in the state and growing partnerships with independent Subaru dealers on the Big Island of Hawaii, as well as Servco Subaru on Oahu, Maui and Kauai. He also works closely with Subaru vehicle manufacturers Fuji Heavy Industries in Tokyo, and Subaru of America in New Jersey.

 

Kaiser Permanente's Mail-Order Pharmacy Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

For the sixth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente's mail-order pharmacy was ranked highest in customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power and Associates 2014 U.S. Pharmacy StudySMMail ordering prescriptions is one way Kaiser Permanente is working to make health care more convenient.

The J.D. Power study measures customer pharmacy satisfaction based on responses from nearly 14,000 customers who filled new prescriptions or refilled current prescriptions in the three months prior to the survey. The study ranks organizations in four categories: cost competitiveness, prescription delivery, prescription ordering process and customer service experience.

"Our patients love the convenience of mail-order prescriptions,” said Ross Takara, Senior Director, Pharmacy Services, Kaiser Permanente. “Having medicine delivered right to their door encourages medication compliance and helps our members thrive."

Hawaii Solar Industry Leaders Receive Prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

Hawaii Solar Industry Leaders Receive Prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

HONOLULU – SafeConnect Solar, a venture started by Hawaii solar industry veterans Mark Duda and Todd Georgopapadakos of Distributed Energy Partners, today announced it has been awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative.  The SunShot Incubator award supports development of SafeConnect’s patent-pending device that makes rooftop solar installations simpler, safer, and more affordable.

 

“Renewables are the future of energy generation, but price still limits adoption in many markets,” said Georgopapadakos, SafeConnect Solar Partner.  “For rooftop photovoltaics, the key challenge is reducing ‘soft costs’ – the expense associated with permitting, installation, interconnection, and maintenance.  These have remained persistently high even as module prices have plummeted. Our IP attacks these costs head-on.”