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GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII ANNOUNCES SHARI CHANG AS NEW CEO

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII ANNOUNCES SHARI CHANG AS NEW CEO

Girl Scouts of Hawaii (GSH) has selected longtime Hawaii business leader, Shari Chang, as chief executive officer. Chang, a 30-year veteran of hospitality marketing, began her new position October 23, 2014.

“Shari is a highly recognized marketer in Hawaii, instrumental in the vision and creative development driving numerous high-profile and award-winning marketing campaigns,” said Lori Lum, GSH board chair. “Her community involvement both as a volunteer and a professional will be a big asset for Girl Scouts of Hawaii.”

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

(Honolulu, Hawai’i, October 29, 2014) -- La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls will have its Fall Admissions Open House on Thursday, November 6 with tours starting at 5:15 pm and the program beginning at 6:00 pm.

During the Admissions Open House, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the value of an all-girls’ education and hear about the academic, athletics, arts, co-curricular and college counseling programs that La Pietra offers. The program will start with a student-guided tour of La Pietra‘s 21st century classrooms and facilities, and then hear from Mahina Hugo, Head of School, current students, parents, and faculty.

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.lapietra.edu. For questions or inquiries, contact Director of Admissions, Megan Meyer at (808) 922-2744 or by e-mail at mmeyer@lapietra.edu.

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii has hired Reimi Donlin as a human resources consultant. In her new position, Donlin is responsible for auditing and consulting McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s operational leadership on human resources practices on employee benefits and compensation.  Donlin comes to McDonald’s after gaining experience in a variety of positions. Most recently, she served as a legal secretary at the firm of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris. Previously she worked first as a compensation specialist and then, after promotion, as compensation analyst at First Hawaiian Bank.

“We are delighted to have Reimi join the McDonald’s team,” said Paulette Wage, human resources manager at McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii. “Her background in human resources and compensation will be valuable.” 

Servco Thanks Staff For 95 Years of Service with Eat-the-Street Celebration

Servco Thanks Staff For 95 Years of Service with Eat-the-Street Celebration

Ever eaten a plate of food in a moving vehicle? It’s hard, isn’t it? But you know what’s easy? A moving vehicle serving you a plate of food! Servco employees didn't have to bring their leftovers or make lunch plans last Friday, October 17, because Servco brought a food truck (or tent) to all locations statewide. The food trucks and tents served 873 employees on Oahu and another 154 employees participated in the Eat the Street Day receiving either gift cards or a catered lunch at their office, for a total of 1,027 employees.

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Palama Settlement to honor entertainer Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa

Palama Settlement to honor entertainer Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa

Palama Settlement will honor entertainment executive, Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa at the 2nd annual Malama Palama Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Funds raised from the event will benefit Palama Settlement’s keiki, teens and kupuna through the various programs and services offered at the 118-year-old organization. 

Cha Ku’upuaala Ortiz Thompson grew up at Palama Settlement, learning how to get along with others and wait in line. She graduated from Farrington High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Judicial Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.

“At Kam IV Housing all we knew was how to fight. Palama made us get along, meaning you were ousted by the other kids if you didn’t know how to get along,” said Cha. “I credit Palama with keeping me out of gangs.”

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for September 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for September 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for September 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” was received by Norman Banta (R) of the Diamond Head office. Banta was also named Sales Person of the Month in September 2013, first runner-up in June 2012, and second runner-up in March 2014. He was awarded second runner-up to Highest Producer of the Month in May 2013.

 

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

 

Chans’ $250,000 Supports Engineering Transfer Students

Chans’ $250,000 Supports Engineering Transfer Students

HONOLULU – Annie and UH alumnus Fred Chan have pledged $250,000 to assist fulltime undergraduate students transferring from any University of Hawai‘i Community College into the College of Engineering at UH Mānoa. Fred earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, and his MS in Information and Computer Sciences from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and attributes the education he received at UH for much of his success.

“This incredibly generous gift from Fred Chan is aimed at a very important component of the College’s efforts over the last 8 years – assisting students transferring from UH Community Colleges into the College of Engineering. The College has developed very good relations with the community colleges and this gift will provide added incentives for community college students to consider a move to the college to pursue a career in engineering,” said College of Engineering Dean Peter Crouch.