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Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

The Island Insurance Foundation presented its tenth annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award of $25,000 to Principal Edward Oshiro of Ewa Makai Middle School at the annual Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner held on May 1st at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.

The award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., is presented to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit – qualities of leadership that Tokioka exemplified in his own company and in the business community.

Servco Chevrolet Donates Funds, Equipment to the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

Servco Chevrolet Donates Funds, Equipment to the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

Tammie Richardson from Ewa Beach recently won a Chevy Youth Soccer Entertainment Package worth $1,000, courtesy of Servco Chevrolet in Waipahu. In 2013, Servco Chevrolet sponsored Hawaii Rush Soccer Club, a 700-member youth soccer organization based in Central Oahu, by donating $2,000 worth of fundraising raffle tickets for prizes such as a 2014 Chevy Traverse or Cruze, or home entertainment package. Hawaii Rush Soccer Club was able to keep all ticket proceeds as part of the fundraiser.

Servco Chevrolet General Manager Keith Nakamura and his staff are strong supporters of youth sports in the Leeward area and welcomed the opportunity to give back to such a great coaching organization and all of its players.

Jams World celebrates 50 years of color, freedom, difference, humor and love

Jams World celebrates 50 years of color, freedom, difference, humor and love

HONOLULU – Jams World, Hawaii's most iconic and colorful clothing brand, proudly celebrates 50 years of making great clothes for real people in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1964. The company is as young and free-spirited as the day it was born with deep roots in the ocean and surfing, a passion for vibrant colors, the freedom to dress the way you feel and the courage to be different, all with humor and a love of life.

Kaiser Permanente's Moanalua Medical Center Receives Top Marks in Hospital Safety

Kaiser Permanente's Moanalua Medical Center Receives Top Marks in Hospital Safety

Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center with an “A” – its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

Group 70 names Charles Kaneshiro new president and COO

Group 70 names Charles Kaneshiro new president and COO
GROUP 70 NAMES CHARLES KANESHIRO NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER In keeping with firm’s collaborative form of leadership, Kaneshiro to lead for five-year term HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International (G70) announced Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP as President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Kaneshiro will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company in addition to leading his architectural design projects. In keeping with G70’s collaborative style of governance, Kaneshiro will serve a five-year term as president, succeeding Linda Miki who joins the other past presidents as Vice Chairman. Chairman Francis Oda, Arch.

Atlas Insurance Appoints New Senior Vice President and Assistant Vice President in Commercial Lines

Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., Hawaii’s largest insurance agency, has appointed Sharon Hodson as Senior Vice President and Kari Yamada as Assistant Vice President in its Commercial Lines Division.

Hodson has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and will continue to be responsible for managing the company’s independent agent workforce in its Commercial Lines Division.  She received a Bachelors of Education degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a graduate of Kaimuki High School. Her professional designations include Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Designation.  Hodson has been recognized as the 2008 CPCU of the Year by the CPCU Society of Hawaii and is also a member of the Underwriters Association of Hawaii.

Hawaii Community Health Initiative To Improve School Wellness And Fight Childhood Obesity

Hawaii Community Health Initiative To Improve School Wellness And Fight Childhood Obesity

Students, staff and administrators from Kaneohe Elementary School showcased what they’ve been learning over the past year when it comes to recess.  The school is one of nine Hawaii elementary schools in the Department of Education Castle complex taking part in a “Playworks” recess model pilot program.  The pilot program, funded by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, aims to combat childhood obesity through play activities designed to increase physical activity in safe, inclusive environments built on cooperation and fair play.