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Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Appoints New Assistant Science Director

Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Appoints New Assistant Science Director

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the promotion of Connie Mah Trinacty, Ph.D. to Assistant Science Director at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Hawaii (CHRH). Established in 1999, CHRH develops and evaluates system-wide programs and policies on the delivery and quality of care among its diverse patient populations, with support and partnership from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and Hawaii Permanente Medical Group.

In her new role, Dr. Trinacty will develop and manage the CHRH research agenda, obtain National Institute of Health (NIH) and foundation funding, and extend collaborations with affiliated programs, both locally and nationally. She will provide a strong mentoring and support system for leading investigators and post-doctoral fellows in the research program, and she will continue to lead her own scientific research in comparative health care systems and care delivery science.

Servco to sell Raynor Overhead Doors Division Back to Former Owners

Servco to sell Raynor Overhead Doors Division Back to Former Owners

HONOLULU – servco.com – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) announced it is selling its Servco Raynor Overhead Doors, Inc. (Servco Raynor) division to Peter Eldridge and Mike Markley.  Eldridge and Markley were the former owners of Raynor Pacific Overhead Doors until it was acquired by Servco in 2005.  The sale is expected to be finalized in early 2015.

Servco Raynor Overhead Doors, Hawaii’s premier residential and commercial garage door specialist, will continue to do business under the Servco name and the business will remain in its current location in Mapunapuna until the sale has been finalized. Eldridge will serve as CEO and Markley as Secretary/Treasurer of the new company which hopes to hire most, if not all, of the 20 current employees.

Customers Can Get Free McCafe® Coffee at McDonald’s® During Breakfast Hours From Sept. 16 to 29

Customers Can Get Free McCafe® Coffee at McDonald’s® During Breakfast Hours From Sept. 16 to 29

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is planning a second round of coffee sampling from September 16 to 29 where customers can get a free small hot cup of McCafe® coffee during breakfast hours at participating restaurants, no purchase necessary. In Hawaii only, the coffee is a unique Royal Kona Blend that now comes in a richer and bolder flavor. It is freshly roasted in Hawaii and supplied to McDonald’s by Hawaii Coffee Company.

“McDonald’s of Hawaii has been serving our Royal Kona Blend brand since its first restaurant opened in Aina Haina in 1968,” said Jim Lenhart, Hawaii Coffee Company vice president of sales and service. “We’re proud of our more than 40-year partnership and have enjoyed working with McDonald’s of Hawaii to develop quality local products for McDonald’s customers.”

Hawaii Gymnasts Represent US at World Championships

Hawaii Gymnasts Represent US at World Championships

By: Taylor Preza

Three local gymnasts recently competed at the USA Gymnastics National Team Selection Camp in Huntsville, Texas (the USA Gymnastics Olympic Training Center) and won international assignments.

2015 Hawaii Red Cross Hero Nominations Now Open!

2015 Hawaii Red Cross Hero Nominations Now Open!

Do you know a hero – someone who has saved a life, made our community a safer place or gone above and beyond to help someone in need?

Each year, the Hawaii Red Cross celebrates and honors local citizens who exemplify the spirit of humanitarianism in line with the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering by coming to the aid of disaster victims, helping to save lives, and assisting military service members and their families.

The Hawaii Red Cross needs your help identifying local heroes! If you know a person or group that fits into one of the five Red Cross Hero categories below, submit a nomination form to honor their actions! (Note: act or activity must have taken place after July 1, 2013)

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – The last week of August this year, Toyota Hawaii flew 13-year-old Teah Laupapa, from Kapolei, and 12-year-old Emma Thain, from Koloa, Kauai, to Japan for an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the World Dream Car Art Contest. The two girls, along with each set of parents, toured the city of Nagoya, visited a Buddhist temple, and painted a lantern. Laupapa recalls, “I liked the fact that I got to bond with my parents through the experience and that we were able to learn so much about the Japanese culture. Both Laupapa and Thain received an award of “Best Finalist” for their respective creations at the World Art Contest in Japan. (All winners’ artwork can be seen “here.”)

Prudential Locations Hires Experienced Agent Michael Yoshino

 Prudential Locations Hires Experienced Agent Michael Yoshino

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today that experienced agent Michael Yoshino (RA) will be joining the firm.

Michael Yoshino (RA): Yoshino joins Prudential Locations as an experienced agent from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. He began his real estate career in 2005 and won the 2006 Aloha Aina Award for outstanding newcomer. Prior to real estate, Yoshino spent two years practicing law at Roy Yoshino Attorney at Law. Yoshino is an active member of the local community and has served as a board member of Lupus Hawaii since 2006. Yoshino is a graduate of McKinley High School and furthered his education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific.