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All Public Libraries Will Close August 8 Due to Hurricane Iselle

As Hurricane Iselle heads towards the Hawaiian Islands, and for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, all public libraries and support offices statewide will be closed on Friday, August 8, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.  Governor Neil Abercrombie has granted administrative leave on August 8 for State employees, including staff members of the Hawaii State Public Library System.  

     

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Issues Claim Reporting Contacts & Guidelines

HONOLULU – With the approach of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio toward Hawaii, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has dispatched additional catastrophe adjusters from the mainland and arranged for catastrophe call center operators to be available over the weekend to take claims.

Claims may be reported via the following numbers:

Storm-related claims:

Catastrophe call center: 1-888-FICOH 4 U (1-888-342-6448)

All other claims:

Oahu: (808) 527-7711

Neighbor Islands toll free: (800) 272-5202

Fax: (808) 545-3120

Taste Your Way Around the Made in Hawaii Festival presented by First Hawaiian Bank

Taste Your Way Around the Made in Hawaii Festival presented by First Hawaiian Bank

There is no excuse for visitors to this year’s Made in Hawaii Festival to go home hungry. With Island chefs putting on cooking demonstrations throughout the three-day festival, and nearly 120 of the 400-plus exhibitors sampling and selling their locally made food products, beverages and fresh produce, the challenge will be deciding how best to navigate all of the culinary choices.

 

Presented by First Hawaiian Bank since its inception 20 years ago, this annual showcase of food, health and beauty products; apparel and accessories; gifts, books, artwork, crafts and other Island-made goods takes place at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena and Exhibition Hall on Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

The event also will feature a line-up of award-winning Hawaii musicians on the entertainment stage in the Pikake Room.

 

Oahu Publications, Inc. Reorganizes Management Team

Oahu Publications, Inc. Reorganizes Management Team

Executives promoted to maximize talent and industry experience

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI) today announced that Dave Kennedy, senior vice president/marketing, was named chief revenue officer of OPI and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kennedy’s promotion comes weeks after Glenn Zuehls was named the publisher of San Francisco Media Co., which produces the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. San Francisco Media Co. is owned by OPI, the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Zuehls had been OPI’s senior vice president/advertising. Both Zuehls and Kennedy played pivotal roles in the 2010 merging of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser and are credited with the steady growth of the Star-Advertiser since the merger.

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Windward Community College’s student newspaper, Ka ‘Ohana (the family), has garnered another first place national award from the American Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper has ranked among the top winners in the ASPA competition for the past 19 years.

Ka ‘Ohana scored 930 out of 1,000 possible points for the first place category and was recognized by the judges as “an excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your staff.” The competition recognizes excellence and provides feedback in content, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.

Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

Pearl City location extends its new Saturday hours until August 23 HONOLULU — www.altres.com — Hawaii’s thriving construction industry and demand for experienced industrial workers has prompted ALTRES Staffing, Hawaii's largest and most-trusted staffing agency, to extend its new Saturday hours until August 23. ALTRES Staffing in Pearl City at 850-B Kamehameha Hwy. #162 will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in addition to its regular business hours. All four other ALTRES Staffing offices to resume regular business hours. “There is a surplus of jobs in the construction industry and our clients are in need of qualified industrial helpers at all levels. Because of the success of our Pearl City location’s Saturday hours, we’ve decided to extend through August 23,” said Shani Silva, industrial staffing division manager of ALTRES Staffing. “Now is the ideal time to either pick up a side job for extra income, or land that dream job you’ve always wanted.

HIFI Fashion Showcase on tap for Made in Hawaii Festival

HIFI Fashion Showcase on tap for Made in Hawaii Festival

A collection of Hawaii fashion and jewelry designers will showcase their products at the Made in Hawaii Festival for the first time this year at the New Products Showcase organized by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT).

The Showcase, located in the Neal Blaisdell Center’s Pikake Room, will feature eight Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI) Boutique designers, including Alohiwai, Genuine Guava, Indigo Sage, JenStone Jewelry Hawaii, Kai Ea Hawaii Jewelry, Naturally Young at Heart, Route 99 and Sea Swept Hawaii. Read on below for information about each. On Saturday and Sunday of the festival, a HIFI Fashion Showcase at 2:15 p.m. will feature fashions by HIFI members worn by models from Larson Talent, with hair and makeup styled by Paul Brown Hawaii.