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Kaiao Wins 6th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search

Kaiao Wins 6th Annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search

A stunning display of talent by island music group Kaiao has earned them the title of this year’s Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search winner. Five finalists were initially selected based on a sample music performance submitted by DVD or link to an online performance, and later evaluated by their final performances on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Made in Hawaii Festival. Kaiao receives a one-month paid contract to perform weekly this September at Outrigger Reef on the Beach’s  Kani Ka Pila Grille. Additionally, the talented group will receive complimentary studio sessions at Honolulu Community College’s Mike Curb MELE Studio

 

Jerry H. Bentley Endowed Faculty Award Honors World History Pioneer

Jerry H. Bentley Endowed Faculty Award Honors World History Pioneer

HONOLULU – Carol Mon Lee is building on her, and her late husband Dr. Jerry Bentley’s generosity by establishing a third endowed fund at UH with her latest gift of $100,000.

The Jerry H. Bentley World History Endowed Faculty award supports faculty at the assistant or early associate level who are working in the area of world and comparative history, in the Department of History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Arts and Humanities. This award helps fund recipients’ research and travel.

Servco Automotive Announces New Hire in Marketing: Jennifer Crowe-Lopez

Servco Automotive Announces New Hire in Marketing: Jennifer Crowe-Lopez

HONOLULU – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced it has hired Jennifer Crowe-Lopez as Marketing Manager, responsible for selected marketing activities of Servco’s Home and Appliance, Raynor Overhead Door and Servco Automotive divisions.

Previously Crowe-Lopez provided freelance marketing consulting for local startup companies. Prior to that she worked at Bonterra Solar as an Operations/Project Manager.

Crowe-Lopez is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with a concentration of International Business.  She currently resides on Oahu’s North Shore with her husband and daughter. 

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Atlas Insurance Appoints Bonnie-Lee Pang as Senior VP and Melanie Nordgran as Assistant VP

Atlas Insurance Appoints Bonnie-Lee Pang as Senior VP and Melanie Nordgran as Assistant VP

Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., Hawaii’s largest insurance agency, has appointed Bonnie-Lee Pang as Senior Vice President and Melanie Nordgran as Assistant Vice President in its Benefits Consulting Division. 

Pang has more than 20 years of Benefit Consulting experience and will continue to manage the company’s Benefits Consulting Division, one of the largest in Hawaii.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Honolulu and is a graduate of Punahou School. Her professional affiliations include: Board Member, Punahou Alumni Association (PAA); Member, State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) - Windward Subarea Committee; Member, Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM); and Past President, Hawaii Association of Health Underwriters (HAHU).

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for July 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for July 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for July 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:

Conley, Hayashida, Ing, Martinson, and Wo Join UHF Board

Conley, Hayashida, Ing, Martinson, and Wo Join UHF Board

HONOLULU – The University of Hawaii Foundation is honored to welcome Herb Conley, Ken Hayashida, Louise Ing, Eric K. Martinson, and C. Scott Wo to the board of trustees.

Herb Conley moved to Hawaii with his wife Nancy in 1975 after receiving degrees in finance and accounting from Oklahoma State University. He began his business career as a CPA with Deloitte in Honolulu in 1975.  In 1978 he moved from accounting to sales, initially running a small family real estate brokerage firm Conley Dew Ltd. In 1995 Conley co-founded and helped lead Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties to become the leading real estate brokerage firm in Hawaii.  In 2005 he negotiated the sale of the company to Cendant Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. He retired as co-managing director in July 2007.

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

HONOLULU – The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 Hawaii students to assist them in pursuing higher education at colleges and universities.

“The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship fund helps students complete their higher education and become our next generation of innovators and leaders,” said George Glukfeld, Safeway Hawaii district manager. “Our grant will allow these outstanding students to focus on their educational goals.”

For the past five years, the fund has provided scholarship opportunities to current and past Safeway employees and their children. Students applied through the Hawaii Community Foundation, which administers the fund. They were required to have maintained a 3.0 grade point average, with preference given to students planning to attend a college or university in Hawaii.