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New Streaming Children's eBook Service Now Available

New Streaming Children's eBook Service Now Available

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has received a grant to provide free, full and complete access to the StarWalk Kids Media’s collection of more than 500 streaming children’s eBook titles by award-winning authors and illustrators.

An unlimited number of patrons will have access to these titles simultaneously. These eBooks, intended primarily for the Kindergarten through Grade 8 audience, are available for most tablets through their respective app stores.  This collection will be available from now until December 21, 2015 with a valid HSPLS library card, and must be accessed through our website at www.librarieshawaii.org/starwalk

 

 

ALTRES and simplicityHR Donate $6,080.43 to Lanakila Meals on Wheels

ALTRES and simplicityHR Donate $6,080.43 to Lanakila Meals on Wheels

Each month, as part of its "mind/body/spirit" corporate wellness program, ALTRES and simplictyHR staff band together to support a local charity. Lanakila Meals on Wheels was selected as the recipient of the $6,080.43 raised at the company's 2014 Halloween and Holiday parties. Song Choi, marketing director of ALTRES Staffing, presented a check to Lyn Moku, director of Lanakila Meals on Wheels, on Jan. 9, 2015.

HSO Brings Disney Magic To Honolulu

HSO Brings Disney Magic To Honolulu

Disney musicals to be performed with high-definition video

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will perform “Disney in Concert – Magical Music From the Movies,” featuring video from iconic films including The Little Mermaid, Frozen, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many more, on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Guest conductor Ann Krinitsky will lead the HSO and four noted guest vocalists in live performances of these Disney favorites. The vocal soloists are Juliana Hansen, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Johnson and Aaron Phillips, whose accolades have been earned on Broadway tours including Mama Mia and Les Miserables, video game voice-overs in World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings, and TV appearances on The X Factor and Modern Family, to name a few.

Servco Announces Thor Toma Promotion to Senior Vice President

Servco Announces Thor Toma Promotion to Senior Vice President

HONOLULU – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has promoted Thor Toma to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Projects and New Initiatives.

In this new position, Toma will be involved in Servco’s strategic initiatives to support both current and prospective operations.  A member of Team Servco since 1990, he most recently served as Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning for Servco’s automotive operations.

Toma holds a Bachelor and Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a resident of West Oahu.

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iQ 360 Hires Shauna Goya as Public Relations Director

iQ 360 Hires Shauna Goya as Public Relations Director

iQ 360 Inc. has hired Shauna Goya as a director to join the Honolulu office of the public relations and marketing firm. Goya specializes in corporate communications, issues management, media relations and social media. She previously served as a director at Communications Pacific and prior to that as a copy editor at The Honolulu Advertiser.

“Shauna brings with her nearly 15 years of PR and journalism experience and adds an important skill set to our diverse team of professionals we have across the country,” said Lori Teranishi, principal of iQ 360, which also has offices in San Francisco and New York. “It’s an exciting time for our company. As our Honolulu office continues to expand, we look forward to Shauna providing strategic counsel to our current and future clients.”

Island Insurance Board of Directors Appoints John Schapperle, Chief Executive Officer

Island Insurance Board of Directors Appoints John Schapperle, Chief Executive Officer

Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally owned property & casualty insurance carrier, has appointed John Schapperle as Chief Executive Officer.  Schapperle will continue his current responsibilities as President.  He succeeds Colbert Matsumoto who will remain as Executive Chairman of the Board.

“As President, John has guided Island to many accomplishments that have resulted in being recognized not only in Hawaii, but on a national stage as well,” said Colbert M. Matsumoto, Executive Chairman of the Board of Island Insurance. “We are confident he will continue to build on that success in his expanded role as Chief Executive Officer.”

“I am honored by the confidence Colbert and the Board has placed in me.  Island has a long and successful history and an enduring commitment to the people and communities in Hawaii,” said John Schapperle, President and CEO of Island Insurance. “I am excited to lead the company into its next chapter of success.”

HSPLS Will Conduct System Maintenance on Jan. 9, 2015

HSPLS Will Conduct System Maintenance on Jan. 9, 2015

The Hawaii State Public Library System will conduct a brief system maintenance period after all libraries are closed on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  All library services accessed through our website will be temporarily unavailable.

“We apologize to our patrons for this brief interruption of service while our library staff completes a necessary electrical power upgrade,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.