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Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the islands of Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai.  “A critical piece in preparing our local communities for disasters like Iselle before they occur is having trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.  “We encourage new volunteers to join the Red Cross ohana and support our mission of helping those in need.”

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Keith Vieira Joins Shidler College of Business as Executive-in-Residence

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business has appointed Keith Vieira as an Executive-in-Residence beginning this Fall 2014 semester. Vieira was the former Senior Vice President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is currently a Principal with KV & Associates, Hospitality Consulting, assisting clients in Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “Women’s Way to Health” free community health event

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “Women’s Way to Health” free community health event

“Women’s Way to Health” is a free community health event featuring Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and community specialists who will discuss various women’s health topics, including incontinence, osteoporosis, fall prevention, diabetes and the aging brain.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
8:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE:
Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

The program is also available via video conference at Pali Momi Medical Center in ‘Aiea and at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kaua‘i.

COST:
Free

REGISTRATION:         
Register online at www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/womensway

Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

The program will feature curriculum developed by LearningBiz LLC and is made possible thanks to a grant by the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

This fall Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i (RMH) will kick off a new training, specifically tailored to retail industry professionals. The program highlights customer service and sales management training. Developed by LearningBiz, LLC, one of the state’s leading training providers, the training program will be available to retail professionals across the state thanks to a $125,000 grant from the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. 

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.