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Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

All public libraries will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday. 

Fourteen libraries normally closed on Mondays will also be closed on Tuesday, January 20 in observance of the holiday: Aina Haina Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, Wahiawa Public Library, Waialua Public Library, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library; Waipahu Public Library; Island of Hawaii – Hilo Public Library, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library; Maui  – Kahului Public Library, Kihei Public Library, Lahaina Public Library; Kauai  – Hanapepe Public Library and Princeville Public Library.

Visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for regular public service hours.

Interim State Librarian Chosen; Assumes Position in 2015

Interim State Librarian Chosen; Assumes Position in 2015

State Librarian Richard Burns, who is retiring at the end of December 2014 after 30 years of State service including the last seven years as Hawaii’s State Librarian, has appointed Stacie Kanno, Public Libraries Branch Director, to serve as Interim State Librarian to begin the New Year until the Board of Education selects and announces a new State Librarian.

Kanno has served as Public Libraries Branch Director since 2011, Branch Manager of Kapolei and Hawaii Kai Public Libraries, and in various other capacities with the Hawaii State Public Library System.  In 2008, Kanno was selected as the Public Librarian of the Year by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.   

 

 

Seminar for Inventors and Businesses at New Aiea Library Jan. 28

Seminar for Inventors and Businesses at New Aiea Library Jan. 28

Inventors, entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and the public are invited to attend a free seminar on patent and trademark searching at the new Aiea Public Library (99-374 Pohai Place) on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Program Room.   

The seminar - “Patent and Trademark Searching: Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property” - presented by the Hawaii State Library, will feature presentations by Tom Turner and M. Neil Massong from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Va.; Len Higashi of the High Technology Development Corporation, Joseph Burns of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center, and Jayna Uyehara of the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Business Action Center.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Hawaii State Public Library System, the Hawaii State Library, and other generous donors are sponsoring this seminar.  

Prudential Locations Announces Name Change Back to Locations

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest real estate firm, announced its intent to change its name back to Locations to reflect its rich history as a kamaaina company and commitment to customers. The new Locations will continue to operate as a multi-faceted real estate company, and will no longer be affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc.  The anticipated date for this change will take place on February 1, 2015.

 

“Changing our name back to Locations largely represents a transition of moving to our roots as an independent local company,” said Bill Chee, president and CEO of Locations. “We’re still the same real estate firm our clients and agents know and love – now with the best name in the business – and we’re enthusiastic about our ability to better deliver the innovative tools and exemplary customer service that we’re known for.”

 

Holiday Events at The Kahala Hotel & Resort Include Hawaiian Music Concert, New Year's Eve Fireworks

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is proud to kick off the 5th annual Mele Mei celebration of Hawaii music, dance and culture with a special holiday preview concert on December 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. The dinner show will feature multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artists Maunalua, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and Natalie Ai Kamau‘u. Tickets are $70 and can be reserved by calling (808) 739-8760.

Following the concert at The Kahala, Mele Mei month kicks off in May with a host of events and performances by Hanohano Award-winning artists and Lifetime Achievement Award honorees. From ukulele to steel guitar, traditional Hawaiian music to slack key, island reggae to rock and everything in between, Mele Mei will be a premier event for national and international participants and visitors. Other events will include Creative Lab workshops with the Hawaii International Film Festival and the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.

First Hampton Inn & Suites in Hawaii to be Located at Ka Makana Alii

First Hampton Inn & Suites in Hawaii to be Located at Ka Makana Alii

Hotel to expand affordable accessibility of West Oahu

DeBartolo Development and Hampton Hotels today announced the first Hampton Inn & Suites in Hawaii will be located at Ka Makana Alii, the 1.4 million-square-foot regional mall being built in West Oahu.

The 175-key hotel centrally located in Kapolei will offer travelers and neighbor island residents visiting friends and family in the area affordable access to West Oahu. Construction on the hotel is slated to begin summer 2015.

“DeBartolo Development is very excited to welcome Hampton Inn & Suites to the growing roster of world-class tenants at Ka Makana Alii,” said Edward Kobel, President and Chief Operating Officer of DeBartolo Development. “The addition of a globally-recognized hotel brand to this market will make it easier for kamaaina and visitors alike to enjoy all West Oahu has to offer by providing high quality and affordable hotel accommodations.”

Group 70 and associates donate $60,000 to UH School of Architecture

Group 70 and associates donate $60,000 to UH School of Architecture
HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Group 70 International (G70), Hawai‘i’s largest kama‘āina design firm rallied its employees and business associates to collectively contribute $60,000 to the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture (UHSoA) fund drive this month. A check presentation was held on Dec. 3 at Group 70’s downtown office where G70 Chairman Francis Oda, Arch.D., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP, presented to Daniel Friedman, PhD, dean of the school. The $60,000 donation includes contributions from G70 UHSoA alumni staff and its consultants including: Albert Chong Associates, Inc., Clarence Lee Design & Associates, LLC, Coffman Engineers, Inc., ControlPoint Surveying, Inc., Englekirk Partners, Hirata and Associates, Inc., Inatsuka Engineering LLC, Kai Hawaii, Inc., Masa Fujioka & Associates, Randolph H.