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Volta Industries Launches New Office Location in San Francisco

Volta Industries Launches New Office Location in San Francisco

Volta Industries LLC (Volta) today announced it has opened its new office headquarters in San Francisco, as the company continues to expand operations through key North American markets. The office is at 144 King Street, in the heart of the SoMa district. Volta operates the Volta Network, the largest network of free-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charging stations nationwide, with 50 free EV charging stations in California, Arizona, and Hawaii.

“We’re tremendously excited to open our San Francisco headquarters as we launch Volta in California,” said Scott Mercer, CEO and Co-Founder of Volta. “Establishing ourselves in San Francisco has been a long time coming – now that we’ve completed our Hawaii prototype, Volta will be setting its sights on a national expansion.”

The office launch coincides with the growth of Volta’s staff, which now totals 10 full-time employees.

Kahala Mall welcomes Quiksilver Board Room

Kahala Mall welcomes Quiksilver Board Room

HONOLULU –  Kahala Mall today welcomes Quiksilver Board Room to East Oahu’s most popular shopping and dining center. The new, 1,145-square-foot store in the former Kahala Lifestyles space recently opened catering to adult water enthusiasts and is also the official showroom for Wade Tokoro surfboards.

“Wade is one of the greatest surfboard shapers in the world today, especially for the Hawaiian waters, and we’re excited to showcase his boards alongside the latest water sports clothing and accessories on the markeQuiksilver Board Room, as well as the popular Up & Riding store at Kahala Mall. “We know Kahala Mall is one of the better locations for our new venture to reach both locals and tourists alike.”

RevoluSun Hires Nicole Lemas as Oahu Project Developer

RevoluSun Hires Nicole Lemas as Oahu Project Developer

 

RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading provider of residential and commercial solar systems, has hired Nicole Lemas as a Project Developer for its Oahu division.

 

In her new role, Lemas will be working with homeowners to achieve energy independence by designing custom solar systems. She will also be involved with Project Empower, RevoluSun’s outreach arm that provides resources, support and education to non-profit and community groups. She is dedicated to supporting a sustainable future for our island home and sees solar as a bright avenue to get there.  

 

Volta Industries Charging Forward with Growing Presence in Arizona

Volta Industries Charging Forward with Growing Presence in Arizona

 

Volta Industries LLC (Volta) today announced the launch of its first 12 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Arizona, serving EV drivers in metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson. Volta operates the Volta Network, the largest network of free-to-use EV charging stations nationwide, with free EV charging stations in Arizona, California and Hawaii.

 

“We’re so excited about the response to our EV charging network in Arizona,” said Arden Penton, Volta’s Director of Media and Operations. “Drivers have embraced the opportunity to charge up for free at these stations, which provide prime advertising space for area businesses. We’re in the process of selecting advertising partners that power up these popular stations; local businesses still have time to reach Arizona’s EV drivers if they act now.”

 

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Honors Top Producing Agents for Sales Achievement in 2013

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Honors Top Producing Agents for Sales Achievement in 2013

HONOLULU – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP) honored its top-producing agents for sales successes achieved in 2013 at a festive Gatsby-themed awards banquet on February 20 at the Sheraton Waikiki. The pre-show entertainment was provided by Iolani School’s Iolani Dramatic Players (IDP).

The Pavel’s $10M Gift Invests in Premier UH Expertise in Ocean, Earth and Sky

The Pavel’s $10M Gift Invests in Premier UH Expertise in Ocean, Earth and Sky

When Victor and Margaret (Peggy) Pavel designated the University of Hawai‘i Foundation as the primary beneficiary of their estate, they wanted to keep their identity private and preferred no personal publicity for what would turn out to be the largest estate gift to UH in UH history. Fortunately, they gave us permission to posthumously acknowledge them, and let Hawai‘i know who provided the transformative $10 million estate gift that will support UH programs and students statewide.  In addition to who, the Pavel’s more importantly wanted to share with Hawai‘i “why.”  The Pavel’s believed deeply in the value of science education and nature preservation. They felt that UH, with its internationally recognized expertise in these areas, was an excellent investment.

First insurance charitable foundation donates more than $400,000

First insurance charitable foundation donates more than $400,000

Giving Increased by More Than $28,000 Compared With 2012

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2013 to 75 local nonprofit organizations, compared to $372,000 in Foundation donations for 2012.

The 2013 beneficiaries included the University of Hawaii Foundation (including for the 55 by ’25 Campaign that aims to have 55% of working-age adults hold a two- or four-year degree by the year 2025), the Hawaii Community Foundation, Enterprise Honolulu, Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Teach for America, American Red Cross and Aloha United Way.

“We congratulate our many local nonprofits for continuing to strive for a better and stronger Hawaii, and are happy to do our part as a local company,” said FICOH CEO Allen Uyeda. “We look forward to helping more organizations carry out their missions in 2014.”