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First Insurance company of Hawaii supports Aloha United Way with pie-a-friend day

 First Insurance company of Hawaii supports Aloha United Way with pie-a-friend day

You're invited to watch people get "pied" – and all for a good cause! First Insurance associates have voted with their wallets for 12 associates to get pied on Pie-A-Friend Day. Among the top 12 who will get to lick pie off their faces are several executives, including First Insurance CEO Allen Uyeda and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Shonka. Associates pledged $2 per vote and on event day will need to make an additional donation of $5 to throw a pie, or $6 for a pie with chocolate sauce on top. All proceeds will benefit Aloha United Way (AUW).

Pie-A-Friend Day is one of several events planned by First Insurance's AUW committee and is expected to raise more than $2,000.

WHEN:

Friday, September 20, 2013

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

WHAT:

Pie-A-Friend Day 2013 – A benefit for Aloha United Way (AUW)

 

WHERE:

dck worldwide Launches dck Capital Solutions

HONOLULU –dck worldwide, parent company of dck pacific construction, announced the launch of dck Capital Solutions.

dck Capital Solutions presents an additional option to its clients in the form of P3 (public-private partnership) development and construction. Creating opportunities to use creative sources for funding, equity, and expertise provides another way dck can help its clients solve construction challenges. This group within dck worldwide brings not only construction expertise but also a background in creative, investment-based financing. Utilizing these skills and capabilities will allow dck to expand its ability to provide total solutions to its clients, now and in the future. Leading dck Capital Solutions will be Lee Ploszaj as president and managing director and Larry Allen as vice president of development.

First Insurance Company launches mascot catchphrase social media challenge

First Insurance Company launches mascot catchphrase social media challenge

HONOLULU – Since 1911, the inspiration for First Insurance’s symbol has been the Royal Poinciana tree, whose orange blossoms and broad, leafy branches provide coverage throughout Hawaii.

Taking after its namesake, our mascot Poincy is all about “covering” the people of Hawaii. While Poincy is every inch the action-oriented mascot, he’s a little shy when it comes to proclaiming his powers of strength and kindness. Now you can be the one to give Poincy his very own catchphrase. As part of our Mascot Catchphrase Challenge, First Insurance invites you to pen your best Poincy catchphrase for a chance to win $250 worth of free gas.

Here’s how to participate:

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtor Margaret Murchie Named Finalist in SMEI Honolulu Award

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtor Margaret Murchie Named Finalist in SMEI Honolulu Award

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP) is pleased to announce that Margaret Murchie, Realtor® has been named one of three finalists in SMEI (Sales & Marketing Executives) Honolulu’s 2013 Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award in the Real Estate category. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

“This is truly an unexpected honor and I am thrilled to be recognized. Selling real estate is very rewarding. I love networking and am passionate about getting my listings sold or having my buyers get their dream property. Every day is different and as agents, we get to wear many hats,” said Murchie.

HHL HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES NEW DIVISION: HONOLULU PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

HHL HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES NEW DIVISION: HONOLULU PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

HONOLULU – HHL Holdings, the parent company of Hawaii’s leading mortgage firm, Honolulu HomeLoans, today announced a new division, Honolulu Property Management (HPM). HPM was formed when The Property Managers, Ltd. transitioned into the new entity on August 30. Former president of The Property Manager, Ltd., P.J. Moore, (B) Realtor, will lead Honolulu Property Management’s staff of 11 as President and Warren Dote (B) Realtor, also joins the company as Principal Broker.

Oahu SPCA and Hawaiian Humae Society receive over 3 tons of pet food and cat littler from PetSmart

Oahu SPCA and Hawaiian Humae Society receive over 3 tons of pet food and cat littler from PetSmart

HONOLULU – The Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Oahu SPCA) and the Hawaiiian Humane Society have received three and a quarter tons of dog and cat food and cat litter, valued at $8,200, from PetSmart® Corporation (NASDAQ: PETM). The two animal welfare organizations each received 3,250 pounds of pet food and cat litter from PetSmart’s first Hawaii store, located at Town Center of Mililani. The donation is part of the PetSmart Gives Back program, which supports local organiztions that make communities vibrant and strong and that enhance the quality of life for people and pets.

$66.3M Raised for University of Hawaiʻi Students, Faculty, Research and Programs

$66.3M Raised for University of Hawaiʻi Students, Faculty, Research and Programs

 

Generous donors gave $66.3M in fiscal year 2013 (7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013) to support University of Hawai‘i students, faculty, research and programs on all ten UH campuses.

“We are very grateful that our active partnership with our Board of Trustees, UH Board of Regents, UH leadership, and faculty and staff on all ten campuses has resulted in another successful year of delivering private investment to enhance opportunities, provide access and create excellence for Hawai‘i,” said Donna Vuchinich, president and CEO, University of Hawai‘i Foundation.

 

Donna Vuchinich added, “The donors we work with are inspired, strategic philanthropists. We are humbled and grateful for their generosity, and know that the investments they have made in students and programs on all 10 UH campuses will make a positive and lasting impact.”