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FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is pleased to announce two officer appointments: Janis Kushimi – assistant vice president of Human Resources (HR), and Melissa Current – assistant vice president of Surety & Fidelity. 

Kushimi has more than 20 years of HR experience in Hawaii. Prior to joining FICOH in May 2013 as HR manager, she served as director of corporate human resources at The Queen’s Health Systems. In her first year at FICOH, she has built solid relationships with managers and associates throughout the company and with our fellow Tokio Marine North America group companies. Kushimi earned an MBA from the UH Shidler College of Business and has also earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND 13th BIENNIAL GOVERNOR’S PACIFIC RIM SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE 2014

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND 13th BIENNIAL GOVERNOR’S PACIFIC RIM SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE 2014

WHAT:

13th Biennial Governor’s Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference, one of the nation’s premier safety and health professional development events

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 7, to Friday, May 9

Registration starts at 7 a.m. on May 7

 

WHO:

Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Dr. David Michaels, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and OSHA head

Dwight Takamine, Director, Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

 

WHERE:

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

 

DETAILS:

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, will open the conference.

Lāna`i High and Elementary School Senior Is Awarded 2014 Gates Millennium Scholarship

Lāna`i High and Elementary School Senior Is Awarded 2014 Gates Millennium Scholarship

Tyler Vega Pascua, a senior at Lāna‘i High and Elementary School is the first-ever student from Lāna‘i to be selected for the Gates Millenium Scholarship Award.  Pascua was one of 1,000 recipients chosen in 2014, rising above 52,000 applicants in one of the most competitive candidate groups in the foundation’s 14-year history. Pascua was recognized for her community service, academic achievements and leadership skills as student body president of LHES.

Applicants must have a 3.3 minimum GPA, and as part of their application, must provide a total of eight written essays on their leadership experience, goals, challenges they have faced and why they should be selected for the scholarship. The essay portion is so crucial to the application process that a practice form of the 21-page application is available online for students, encouraging them to have their supporters review their essays before submitting their final application.

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.