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Ben Porter Wins Rookie of the Year

Ben Porter Wins Rookie of the Year

Ben Porter, Commercial Lines Underwriter for Risk Placement Services, Inc. was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award by the Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) at their annual awards and recognition luncheon. The award recognizes excellence among those who during their first two years of membership have actively participated in HAIP. Porter was recognized for his service as chair of the association's Young Professionals Committee and organizing networking and community service activities.  

Linda Ipsen Wins Member of the Year

Linda Ipsen Wins Member of the Year

Linda Ipsen, Sales Executive for Imperial PFS (Premium Financing Specialists), was awarded the Member of the Year Award by the Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) at their annual awards and recognition luncheon.  The award recognizes the individual who significantly contributed to the goals of HAIP.  Ipsen was chosen for her service as Education Committee Chair of the association, her contribution to HAIP winning the regional education award and her assistance with many community service projects.

Windward Mall Helps Island Keiki Open for Business

Windward Mall Helps Island Keiki Open for Business

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning is over. This summer, Windward Mall is once again giving budding young entrepreneurs the chance to put their business acumen to the test with Kids, Inc.! Sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Go Kailua, Kids Inc. invites keiki ages six to 15 can submit their business ideas via Facebook (www.facebook.com/WindwardMall) for the opportunity to set up shop at Windward Mall for a day. Applications will be accepted from June 9 – 30, 2014.

“This is the third year that Windward Mall is hosting Kids Inc. and we can’t wait to see the great ideas children have this year,” said Alex Kirley, Windward Mall’s senior marketing manager.

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Aaron Horton in Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Aaron Horton in Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc., a leading general contractor serving Hawaii’s vertical construction markets, recently hired Aaron Horton as a document control engineer on the Honolulu Rail maintenance and storage facility (MSF) project. When completed, the MSF will include an operations building, a train wash facility and two maintenance buildings located near Leeward Community College.

In his new role, Horton will oversee the control and release of engineering documents and records to manufacturing and other operating departments for the MSF project. His duties also include managing changes to engineering documents and maintaining database and record updates.

Bonterra Solar Adds Four New Solar Consultants To Its Team

Bonterra Solar Adds Four New Solar Consultants To Its Team

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar is pleased to announce it has added four new sales consultants to its team: Gary Capozzola, Marko Joksimovic, Stephen Scibetta and Sean Remos.

Capozzola has six years of experience in Hawaii’s solar industry, and Joksimovic has four years. Prior to joining Bonterra, Capozzola and Joksimovic served as energy consultants for Sunetric where they were responsible for selling photovoltaic systems to residential and commercial clients.

Scibetta and Remos each bring more than seven years of sales and marketing experience in Hawaii. Before joining Bonterra, Scibetta worked at Signature Homes as a Realtor-Associate in Hawaii’s residential market and Remos served as a sales consultant and marketing coordinator for Photonworks.

Palama settlement announces new members to board of trustees

Palama settlement announces new members to board of trustees

Palama Settlement has announced ten new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms.

 

The new members are: Al Carganilla, principal of Farrington High School; Valentino Ceria, president, Plumbers & Fitters UA Local 675; Aaron Ellis, associate for Ulupono Initiative; Jason Y. Ito, director administration and planning, Kyo-ya Management Company; Raymond Iwamoto, member, Schlack Ito; Patricia Nishimoto, PhD, adult onocology clinical nurse specialist, Tripler Army Medical Center; Paul M. Saito, partner of Cades Schutte LLP; Su Shin, executive director-corporate communications at Hawaiian Telcom; John K. Taira, senior vice president and manager of Central Pacific Bank; and Brian Uemori, senior vice president, Bank of Hawaii.

 

$500K for UH Hilo’s First Endowed Chair

$500K for UH Hilo’s First Endowed Chair

David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History, College of Arts and Sciences

HILO –Practicing Hilo dentist and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa faculty member Patsy Fujimoto is honoring her former University of Hawai‘i at Hilo history professor David Purcell, by establishing an endowment at UH Hilo with a $500,000 gift. The David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History in the College of Arts and Sciences will enable the department to bring distinguished historians to campus, and increase the amount of expertise in American, Asia/Pacific and European history, as well as in other fields of history.