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American Marketing Association Hawaii Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

American Marketing Association Hawaii Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULU, HAWAII (June 30, 2014) — The Hawaii chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawaii) introduced the new members of its 2014-2015 board of directors today. These members are volunteers from the local marketing community who are elected to lead AMA Hawaii in its efforts to support their fellow local marketers.

“This year’s board of directors includes both new and old faces with professionals representing marketing in different companies and sectors around the state,” said Lisette Gonzalez, AMA Hawaii president. “We look forward to working together to continue to serve Hawaii’s marketing community with innovative resources, professional development and networking opportunities.”

The AMA Hawaii 2014-2015 board of directors includes:

- President: Lisette Gonzalez (Marketing Communications Officer, Bank of Hawaii)

AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

iQ 360 Expands Creative Services With Addition of Graphic Designer Marielle Atanacio

iQ 360 Expands Creative Services With Addition of Graphic Designer Marielle Atanacio

iQ 360 Inc. announced today the hiring of Marielle Atanacio as a graphic designer in its Honolulu office, to support its creative services capabilities for clients in the technology, financial services, banking, pharmaceutical and travel industries. Atanacio will be responsible for branding, web design, collateral design and development of online and print campaigns.

“Marielle’s arrival marks an exciting time for iQ 360 as we continue to grow our creative services team,” said Lori Teranishi, principal of iQ 360. “Marielle cut her teeth in the fast-paced technology sector in Silicon Valley and we believe her intense creativity and a unique perspective will be very strong assets to our team.”

Atlas Insurance Appoints Daniel Gick as Account Executive in its Construction Services Division

Atlas Insurance Appoints Daniel Gick as Account Executive in its Construction Services Division

Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., Hawaii’s largest insurance agency, has appointed Daniel Gick as Account Executive in its Construction Services Division.

Gick will be responsible for servicing Atlas Construction Services clients as well as generating new opportunities for its Construction Services Division.  Prior to joining Atlas, Gick was Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Operational Excellence for Aon Risk Solutions and was also Account Executive and Program Manager in its Construction Services Group. Gick also served as Captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers for nearly 10 years.

New Solar System for Hawaii Preparatory Academy Expected to Save $27,000 per Year

New Solar System for Hawaii Preparatory Academy Expected to Save $27,000 per Year

 

HONOLULU – www.hpa.edu and www.RevoluSun.com Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) announced today it expects to save about $27,000 in energy costs per year through its new photovoltaic (PV) system at its Waimea campus. The ground-mounted PV system is located in the area above the HPA Energy Lab, a one-of-a-kind facility for students that allows them to research renewable energy alternatives, among other projects.

 

“We look forward to having this solar array up and running over the summer,” said Robert McKendry, HPAʻs chief financial officer.  “In addition to the energy the array will produce, this project provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to monitor our energy usage and to learn about the economics of solar energy production.”
 

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

HONOLULU – Oahu home and condominium sales saw a significant spike in the luxury market in May, with the strongest movement in the $1 to $2 million range, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

 

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million in May 2014 on Oahu.

 

Oahu saw 84 luxury sales close last month. Oahu’s housing market is on an upward trend compared to the average number of homes sold in January through April 2014 (56 homes sales per month) and 62 home sales in May 2013.