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HUGS GALA RAISES NEARLY $200,000 FOR HAWAII’S SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

HUGS GALA RAISES NEARLY $200,000 FOR HAWAII’S  SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

HONOLULU – HUGS, a local non-profit that services Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families, held its annual fundraiser, the HUGS Love Gala on Saturday, May 3 at Pomaika’i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery in Iwilei. HUGS would like to extend a huge mahalo to those who made the event such a great success.  The event generated more than $180,000 that will be used to offer HUGS wide range of programs helping families with seriously ill children. 

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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.

Survivors of Child Sex Abuse need Governor’s support

Survivors of Child Sex Abuse need Governor’s support
Access to justice rests with Governor Abercrombie Victims statewide, including those from recent case against local dojo will not be able to seek justice if Senate and House bills are not allowed to become law **Please note Dropbox link to images and media materials at end of news release for use in reporting story** HONOLULU – A convicted pedophile's former students are among the many child sexual abuse survivors waiting to seek justice under pending legislation. If the Governor allows SB2687 to become law, the deadline for child abuse survivors to file claims will be extended to assure victims still coming forward have access to the courts, after a similar law expired on April 24, 2014. "Child sexual abuse survivors live in shame and fear for many years before they are able to confront their abuser, if ever," explained attorney Randall Rosenberg, Esq., of Rosenberg & McKay.

Hawaii Gas appoints Jack Grimmer as Vice President

Hawaii Gas appoints Jack Grimmer as Vice President

Hawaii Gas announced the appointment of Jack Grimmer to the position of vice president, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and Quality Assurance.

Grimmer will report to the president and CEO and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of EHS while overseeing compliance, technical training and quality assurance. He has over 25 years of experience in EHS.

“Safety, environmental and regulatory compliance is a top priority at Hawaii Gas,” said Alicia Moy, president & CEO of Hawaii Gas. “Jack has the right mix of experience and expertise to ensure industry standards are maintained.”

Kailua Chamber Of Commerce Presents ‘Symphony In The Park’

Kailua Chamber Of Commerce Presents ‘Symphony In The Park’

HONOLULU – The Kailua Chamber of Commerce presents “Symphony in the Park” with major support from Alexander & Baldwin and the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Office of Community Services. The free concert featuring the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra will take place in Kailua District Park from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. The concert will feature guest conductor Ann Krinitsky and emcee Howard Dicus of Hawaii News Now.

‘Mom-O-Rama’ Event Encourages Mothers To Focus On Their Health

Pearl City celebration May 31 kicks off series of 5 meet-ups across Islands

HONOLULU – Moms, you do so much for others! Now it’s your turn for some well-deserved attention and fun! Mothers of all ages and stages are invited to “Mom-O-Rama,” a free celebration of everything about moms and their health, Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the HMSA Center in Pearl City.

Moms can enjoy a mini massage and light pupu, and network with other women through fun activities and “talk story.” Games and giveaways will include a chance to win a FitBit fitness tracking device. Learn about the Moms In Hawaii supportive online/offline community, participate in a health assessment through HMSA, and more. Children are welcome, too! There’ll be activity stations especially for the keiki.

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.