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Servco Announces Thor Toma Promotion to Senior Vice President

Servco Announces Thor Toma Promotion to Senior Vice President

HONOLULU – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has promoted Thor Toma to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Projects and New Initiatives.

In this new position, Toma will be involved in Servco’s strategic initiatives to support both current and prospective operations.  A member of Team Servco since 1990, he most recently served as Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning for Servco’s automotive operations.

Toma holds a Bachelor and Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a resident of West Oahu.

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HAWAII SOCIETY OF BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS TAKES ON ‘THE IMPORT & EXPORT OF RETAIL — HAWAII STYLE’

The Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) will explore the import of Mainland retail chains to Hawaii and the export of local companies to the Mainland at its January 15 program “The Import & Export of Retail — Hawaii Style” at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The panel features experts in shopping and dining, as well as a commercial real estate professional familiar with the process of bringing Mainland retail brands to Hawaii. The public is invited.

When Costco opened its first store in Hawaii in 1988, it became one of a few Mainland retail chains with Hawaii operations (Longs Drugs doesn’t count as many of us see it as a local Hawaii store). Kmart followed a few years later and the import of Mainland retailers was on. Many of these Hawaii stores now rank among the top tier in revenue of their chain’s U.S. operations.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agent James Lewis Earns SRES Designation

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agent James Lewis Earns SRES Designation

Honolulu – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties is pleased to announce that independent agent James Lewis (R) of the firm’s Kahala office has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

To obtain the SRES® designation Lewis was required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

iQ 360 Hires Shauna Goya as Public Relations Director

iQ 360 Hires Shauna Goya as Public Relations Director

iQ 360 Inc. has hired Shauna Goya as a director to join the Honolulu office of the public relations and marketing firm. Goya specializes in corporate communications, issues management, media relations and social media. She previously served as a director at Communications Pacific and prior to that as a copy editor at The Honolulu Advertiser.

“Shauna brings with her nearly 15 years of PR and journalism experience and adds an important skill set to our diverse team of professionals we have across the country,” said Lori Teranishi, principal of iQ 360, which also has offices in San Francisco and New York. “It’s an exciting time for our company. As our Honolulu office continues to expand, we look forward to Shauna providing strategic counsel to our current and future clients.”

Island Insurance Board of Directors Appoints John Schapperle, Chief Executive Officer

Island Insurance Board of Directors Appoints John Schapperle, Chief Executive Officer

Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally owned property & casualty insurance carrier, has appointed John Schapperle as Chief Executive Officer.  Schapperle will continue his current responsibilities as President.  He succeeds Colbert Matsumoto who will remain as Executive Chairman of the Board.

“As President, John has guided Island to many accomplishments that have resulted in being recognized not only in Hawaii, but on a national stage as well,” said Colbert M. Matsumoto, Executive Chairman of the Board of Island Insurance. “We are confident he will continue to build on that success in his expanded role as Chief Executive Officer.”

“I am honored by the confidence Colbert and the Board has placed in me.  Island has a long and successful history and an enduring commitment to the people and communities in Hawaii,” said John Schapperle, President and CEO of Island Insurance. “I am excited to lead the company into its next chapter of success.”

HTDC's 15th Annual Holiday Tech Fair Showcases Job Opportunities for Kama‘aina

HTDC's 15th Annual Holiday Tech Fair Showcases Job Opportunities for Kama‘aina

Hawaii job seekers will get to see firsthand the opportunities available at some of the state’s top technology and high-growth companies at the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) 15th Annual Holiday Tech Fair on December 29 at the Japanese Cultural Center. Free resume evaluations and headshots kick off the night from 4 to 5 p.m., the job fair starts at 5 p.m. and continues through a networking pau hana from 6 to 8 p.m. Gov. David Ige will also be in attendance.

The free fair is open to the public and designed to appeal to kama‘aina who are returning home for the holidays in search of careers that will allow them to move back to Hawaii. Companies such as Navatek Ltd. that have been a participant of the fair since 2006 have hired kama‘aina for engineering positions as a result of the fair.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free Career Night

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free Career Night

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ NATO will host a free Career Night on Wednesday, January 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. It is open to all independent real estate agents, including newly licensed agents, and those who are curious about a career in real estate. Attendees will learn how NATO provides newly licensed, and experienced independent agents looking to accelerate their business, the tools for a successful real estate career.

NATO is CBP’s proprietary and nationally renowned skill development program. It is a comprehensive, four-week session where agents receive hands-on real estate experience both inside and outside the office. Since 2004, NATO has graduated more than 400 agents, many of whom are among CBP’s top producing independent agents today!

Those interested in attending Career Night must RSVP by calling (808) 748-3410.

 

WHEN:           Wednesday, January 14, 2015