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First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $400,000 In 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2014 to local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii Public Television, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Good Beginnings Alliance, Japan American Society of Hawaii, and Aloha United Way.

The FICOH Foundation was established in 1998 and has four areas of focus: Education & Career Development; Economic & Workforce Development, Family, Social Services & Health Care; and Civic, Culture and the Arts. The Foundation also matches gifts to eligible nonprofits made by FICOH staff members.

The 2014 donations totaled $405,299 and supported more than 70 nonprofit organizations in Hawaii.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $218,000 to Programs for Children and Youth

In support of better health, learning and leadership opportunities for Hawaii’s keiki, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced six organizations that will benefit from $218,000 in community grants for children and youth-related advocacy and education.

“These diverse programs have a common thread — an unwavering commitment to serving Hawaii’s keiki, especially those in vulnerable populations,” said Joy Barua, director of Community Benefit and Health Policy. “In alignment with our Thriving Schools initiative, we’re proud to partner with organizations that support the physical and mental health of our children and young adults through preventive efforts, better access to health care, and mentoring programs.”

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer. 

 

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

HONOLULU subaruhawaii.com — Subaru Hawaii announced that its “Share the Love” sales event raised $5,000 for Hawaiian Humane Society and $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. A check presentation was held yesterday at Servco Subaru Honolulu in Mapunapuna.

 

Across the state, the “Share the Love” sales event donated $35,000 total to six nonprofits:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaiian Humane Society, Maui Humane Society, Kauai Humane Society, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Hawaii Island Humane Society. The campaign donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2014, up to $30,000.

 

Servco Announces Lance Ichimura to Lead Servco Auto’s Product Planning & Inventory Division

Servco Announces Lance Ichimura to Lead Servco Auto’s Product Planning & Inventory Division

HONOLULU – servco.com – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has appointed Lance Ichimura to the position of Vice President of Product Planning and Inventory for its Automotive division.

In his new position, Ichimura will be responsible for overseeing the ordering and distribution of all Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles for the state of Hawaii.  A Servco employee since 1991, Lance has held a number of management positions, most recently as the Vice President of Variable Operations for Servco Auto Waipahu Toyota and Chevrolet.

Ichimura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Oregon.

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Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

HONOLULU – Kahala Mall today announced its new tenant, Fighting Eel, will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while debuting its new spring line Saturday, January 24. During the celebration, Fighting Eel shoppers will be treated to giveaways and special grand opening discounts, as well as memorialize the day with a picture from the Fighting Eel custom photo booth at the front of the store located near Center Court, between Up & Riding and T&C Surf Design. Pupus and drinks also will be served, with champagne and cupcakes by Sweet Temptations Cupcakery.

“Spring 2015 has a touch of prep with our exclusive remix on the classic leopard print. Fighting Eel Designer Rona Bennett kept the collection rich with hues of blues, purples and darker tones. Overall very versatile, this collection lends a chance for our clientele to step out of the box,” said Kerrie Inouye, Manager of the Fighting Eel location at Kahala Mall.

“The Legend Of Zelda” Comes To Life With The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

“The Legend Of Zelda” Comes To Life With The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Nintendo’s New “Master Quest” Concert Tour Makes Its Debut In Hawaii

HONOLULU – For the first time ever, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda symphony concert series will come to the Aloha State with the latest tour, “Master Quest.” The show, celebrating the beloved 28-year-old franchise, will begin its world tour Friday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Oahu Choral Society will perform orchestral arrangements of music from the games of The Legend of Zelda universe, accompanied by video content from the games themselves.