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European Wax Center Opens First Hawaii Location In Pearl Highlands Center

European Wax Center Opens First Hawaii Location In Pearl Highlands Center

PEARL CITY, HAWAII — European Wax Center today announced it will open its first Hawaii location in Pearl Highlands Center in February, located at 1000 Kamehameha Highway between GameStop and Payless Shoes.


“We are excited to be expanding the European Wax Center experience to Hawaii,” says David Pang, local businessman and Regional Developer for Hawaii. “We believe that high-quality waxing should be accessible to all and can be incorporated into everyone's regular routine and skincare regime.”  


During the next three months, European Wax Center’s Pearl City location plans to hire between 17 and 20 people, including licensed estheticians and guest service associates.


Kahala Hotel & Resort Acquisition to Serve as Springboard for Resorttrust Global Expansion

Kahala Hotel & Resort Acquisition to Serve as Springboard for Resorttrust Global Expansion

Resorttrust, the operator of 44 luxury resorts throughout Japan that acquired The Kahala Hotel & Resort for $290 million on Oct. 14, announced on Dec. 16 that the purchase marks the first step in the company’s global expansion. Resorttrust expects The Kahala Hotel & Resort to serve as its flagship international property as it forges ahead with plans to extend its portfolio of upscale overseas properties across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a top-rated luxury hotel that regularly hosts U.S. presidents, world leaders and celebrities. Located on the east side of Oahu, just a 10-minute drive from Waikiki, The Kahala Hotel & Resort features 338 elegantly appointed guest rooms and luxurious suites. With its idyllic oceanfront location, The Kahala is internationally known for its award-winning Hoku’s restaurant, The Kahala Spa and the acclaimed Dolphin Lagoon, where guests can swim side by side with dolphins.

Kaiser Permanente Welcomes Eight New Physicians to Maui and Oahu Medical Offices

Kaiser Permanente Welcomes Eight New Physicians to Maui and Oahu Medical Offices

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the addition of eight new physicians at locations on Oahu and Maui. They join more than 500 care providers within the state’s largest medical group, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, which provides comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 230,000-plus members in Hawaii.

 Antony Boody, MD, joins Wailuku Medical Office. Maui Lani Medical Office welcomes Margot Crandall, MD; Anna Martinez, MD; Deepa Sharma, DO; and Kaumakaokalani Shimatsu, MD. Honolulu Medical Office welcomes Laura Chang, MD; and Allyson Spence-Shishido, MD. Panupong Jiamsripong, MD joins Moanalua Medical Center.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Ranks No. 1 in Medicare Measures Nationally

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s Medicare plan has received national recognition for the third time this year, ranking No. 1 in the nation on two measures related to comprehensive diabetes care among Medicare patients (LDL cholesterol screening, and LDL levels less than 100). This report comes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass®, rating effectiveness of care among Medicare members. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans are No. 1 in 15 measures of care, with more top rankings than any other health plan in the nation.

Latest Kaiser Permanente Technology Innovation Helps Members Love the Skin They're In

Kaiser Permanente today announced the launch of teledermatology, a virtual service allowing dermatologists to view images of suspicious moles, lesions and rashes via Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, their leading edge electronic medical record system.  “Tele-derm” started as a pilot project on Maui and the Big Island and is now available to all Kaiser Permanente patients to improve access to specialists, speed the diagnostic process and improve clinical outcomes.

Through the service, dermatologists review photos sent via secure email server from primary care physicians and determine whether a face-to-face appointment is necessary to further diagnose or treat the condition. The triage process is convenient for patients who do not need to be referred for further care, and leaves more time for specialists to treat patients whose skin problems warrant an in-person visit.

AMA Hawai‘i Announces New Individuals Awards for 38th Annual ‘Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year’

The Hawai‘i chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawai‘i) is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year. Winners will be honored at the annual AMA Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year awards luncheon on April 9, 2015 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.

New individual recognitions this year include the AMA Lifetime Achievement award and AMA Young Marketer of the Year.

Companies are encouraged to enter their work in the following categories: Best Marketing of a New Product or Service; Best E-Marketing; Best Rebrand Marketing; Best Marketing of an Event; and Best Non-Profit Marketing.

Last year’s winners included: Hawaiian Host, Hospice Hawaii, Hawaiian Telcom, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd., Focus Opus and Hawaii Fashion Incubator.

Local Resident Wins Big By Playing The Monopoly® Game At McDonald’s®

HONOLULU – It was Hilo resident Glen M.’s lucky day when he decided to play the 2014 MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s. After ordering his Egg White Delight McMuffin®, Glen peeled off his third and final game piece to his winning combination of Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor Avenue and Marvin Gardens, that won him a family vacation to a Beaches Resort in Jamaica or Turks and Caicos.

“I didn’t know we won, until my wife took a double look at the game card and shouted ‘WE WON,’” said Glen M. of Hilo. “Both my wife and I contributed to this endeavor and ate at McDonald’s quite a bit because it was the best deal at a great value.”