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The Modern Honolulu® Continues Momentum And Enters Next Phase Of Growth

HONOLULU, HAWAII (NOV. 24, 2014) – As part of its ongoing plans to continue to build on its success as a full-service luxury boutique hotel on Oahu, THE MODERN HONOLULU’s ownership is pleased to announce current Managing Director Gerald Glennon will transition to the newly created position of Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor; and that Kelly Hoen, an award-winning hotelier and veteran of Hawaii’s tourism industry, will join the team as the hotel’s new General Manager.  This new leadership lineup will capitalize on the progress THE MODERN HONOLULU has achieved since its successful emergence as an independent hotel two years ago.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will present a Baroque holiday program on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Hawaii Theatre, performing some of the most popular classical music ever composed. 

The soothing and immensely popular Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon In D” will open the concert, along with "Christmas Concerto" by Arcangelo Corelli. The Oahu Choral Society (OCS) will join the HSO for the second half of the concert, performing Handel’s Messiah Part I with a triumphant sing-along Hallelujah Chorus, under the direction of OCS Artistic Director Esther Yoo. Messiah soloists will be Georgine Stark, soprano; Mary Chestnut Hicks, alto; Jim Price, tenor; and Leon Williams, baritone.

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island

A&B Properties Provides Additional Security And Traffic Management For Kailua Town During Holidays

KAILUA, Hawaii — A&B Properties (A&B) announced today that, in an effort to keep the holiday season in Kailua Town merry and safe, it will be increasing the security presence throughout its Kailua Town properties. In addition to providing roving 24-hour security during the holiday shopping season for its commercial tenants and customers, security personnel will help manage traffic flow and access in and around Kailua Town.

“The safety of our tenants, their employees and customers, and Kailua residents is always a priority,” said Jon Moyer of A&B Properties, senior asset manager, who oversees A&B’s Kailua operations. “We want to ensure a safe environment, especially during the busy holiday season, so everyone can experience what makes Kailua Town special: the people, the diverse shops and restaurants and the pedestrian experience.”

Moanalua Medical Center Achieves Top Marks on Stroke Care from American Heart Association

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2014 from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA). Moanalua Medical Center has been honored with a Gold Plus distinction, the highest level of recognition, for the fourth consecutive year for meeting AHA’s quality measures for stroke care.

Hospitals receiving a Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award have demonstrated 85 percent or higher compliance to best-practice standards of care for 12 consecutive months. In addition, hospitals that have received the award have demonstrated 75 percent compliance with 7 out of 10 stroke quality measures during the 12-month period. Moanalua Medical Center has the distinction of receiving a double achievement with Gold Plus quality measures in both heart failure and stroke care.



The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc. added an extra round of grants to its regular high school scholarship program this year, this time to start new scholarship programs at four nonprofit organizations and institutions. With these new grants, the Foundation has awarded a total of $304,280 to promote scholarship in Hawaii this year.


Chaminade University received $50,000 to create a Takitani Entrepreneurship Scholar program for majors in entrepreneurship.


Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific will use its $40,000 grant to fund semester internships to medical students who declare physical therapy as their majors.


Shidler College of Business received $25,000 to create an entrepreneurship major for Takitani Innovation Fellows who “will provide strategic planning services to companies on issues relative to market experience, new product launch and acquisition.”


Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for October 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for October 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for October 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:


  • “Listor of the Month” and “Highest Producer of the Month” were received by Rina Shinagawa (R) of the Diamond Head office. Shinagawa was named Newcomer of the Month in April and July 2014, and was recognized as second runner-up to Sales Person of the Month in October 2011. She also received the award for Listor of the Month in December 2009.


  • “Newcomer of the Month” went to Moses Paskowitz (RA) of the Diamond Head office.