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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.

Hawaii teen heads to California, battles rare disease

Hawaii teen heads to California, battles rare disease
 By: Taylor Preza  It’s a disease that impacts less than one in 100,000 people a year, and it is impacting one young woman right here in Hawaii. On July 16, 18-year-old Taylor Ann Hiraki was diagnosed with Moyamoya, a rare and progressive brain disease greatly characterized by strokes caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain. It all started when Taylor had returned home to Honolulu, Hawaii for the summer after completing her first year of college at Pacific University in Oregon.  She was working her seasonal job at Maile’s Thai Bistro in Hawaii Kai moments before a series of mini-strokes started to occur.  A family friend just so happened to be dining at the restaurant while Taylor was working.

First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 In First Half Of 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others.

“We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term social and economic future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions.”

The 2014 donations to date total $150,315 and support a variety of nonprofits in Hawaii, including organizations focused on education, health and social services, and economic development.

American Savings Bank Donates $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

American Savings Bank Donates $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

HONOLULU — American Savings Bank (ASB), has committed $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM), Shidler College of Business. As part of a five-year commitment, this gift will support entrepreneurial education and help UHM monetize research efforts. In recognition of this gift, one of the co-working spaces will be named in ASB’s honor. 

Honolulu's Group 70 Wins Bid on Major Tahiti Resort

Honolulu's Group 70 Wins Bid on Major Tahiti Resort

Group 70 International Wins Bid on Major Tahiti Resort Project Aimed at Revitalizing the French Polynesian Economy $3 billion project includes five hotels, aquatic park, casino, convention center, theaters and retail shops HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – French Polynesia President Gaston Flosse announced Saturday, July 19, 2014 that Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) was selected as the architect, interior designer and civil engineer on record for the 130-acre Tahiti Mahana Beach Resort and Spa project intended to reignite tourism in Tahiti and stimulate its economy. The project is being led by the French Polynesian government who approved G70’s initial design plans and a jury selected the kama‘aina design firm over a firm from France and China to develop the innovative project on Tahiti’s west side.

Governor Releases $500,000 for New Lanai Community Health Center Facility

HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $500,000 in capital improvement grant funds to the Lanai Community Health Center (LCHC). Identified by the state Legislature, these funds will go toward the construction of a new facility to accommodate the island’s health care needs.

LCHC serves 1,190 patients, which is approximately 40 percent of the Lanai’s estimated population of 3,100 residents.