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Aloha Festivals Seeks Applicants For 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court And Floral Parade

Aloha Festivals Seeks Applicants For 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court And Floral Parade

HONOLULU – The 2014 Aloha Festivals is now accepting applications for participants in the 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court and annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade.

2014 Aloha Festivals O‘ahu Royal Court:

Applicants are currently being sought for the positions of mō‘i kane (king), mō‘i wahine (queen), kamāliʻi kane (prince), kamāliʻi wahine (princess) and other court members of the 2014 Oʻahu Royal Court. Applicants must be of Hawaiian ancestry and are expected to make various appearances during their reigning year, from September 2014 to August 2015. King and queen applicants must be 35 years of age or older; prince and princess applicants must be 16 to 18 years old. Scholarships will be awarded to the chosen prince and princess to further their education after high school. In addition, court members are also being sought to fill attendant positions.

Hawaii Ranks No. 2 for Senior Health, According to America’s Health Rankings Senior Report

•  Comprehensive analysis of senior health reveals strengths, challenges in Hawaii and nationally

•  Nationwide, seniors showed encouraging gains in key health measures

•  Maintaining momentum on health improvement is key as senior population doubles in size in the next 25 years


HONOLULU (May 21, 2014) – Hawaii ranked No. 2 for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report.

Nationwide, seniors are showing encouraging gains in key health measures and taking more steps to improve their own health. Notable gains for senior health include declines in physical inactivity, improvements in quality of nursing home care, reductions in avoidable hospitalizations, and increased preparation for end-of-life care.

DeBartolo Development Awards JLL Retail the Management of Ka Makana Ali'i in West O'ahu

DeBartolo Development Awards JLL Retail the Management of Ka Makana Ali'i in West O'ahu

LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2014 — JLL’s Retail experts today announced the firm has been retained by DeBartolo Development to provide pre-opening management services for Ka Makana Ali‘i, in addition to managing the center upon completion. The shopping center is located in Kapolei, West O‘ahu, which is the fastest growing area in Hawai‘i. The $500-million project is set to be built on 67 acres of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands at the intersection of Kapolei and Kualaka‘i Parkways, and upon completion Ka Makana Ali‘i will be the third largest shopping center in Hawaiʻi.

Leading the JLL team on this project is Kirk Horiuchi, retail market lead for Hawaiʻi.

Bonterra Solar Adds Two To Its Team

Bonterra Solar Adds Two To Its Team

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members: Anthony Garnett Jr. – sales manager, and Liz Brewer – administrative assistant and customer service representative.

Garnett has more than 10 years of sales experience in Hawaii. Before joining Bonterra, he served in residential special operations for Sunetric, leading the company with a divisional customer service rating of 92.4 percent. Garnett also formed and oversaw Sunetric’s Lease/Power Purchase Agreement Division and trained employees in customer service etiquette. 

Three Oahu Publications Magazines Honored With Maggie Awards

Trump Ho‘okipa wins two; Halekulani Living wins one

HONOLULU – The Magazine Division of Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, has won three 2014 MAGGIE Awards, considered the publishing industry’s most prestigious awards in the western part of the country. The MAGGIE competition is sponsored by the Western Publishing Association (WPA). The awards were announced on May 2 in Los Angeles.

Oahu Publications, Inc. Launching New Ad Agency

James Avis to head new Oahu Media Group

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, is launching a new stand-alone advertising agency called Oahu Media Group (OMG). James Avis, after 16 years at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, most recently as director of corporate development, will head OMG as managing director.

OMG will be a separate company division that will harness OPI’s advertising creativity, experience and production capabilities to offer industry-leading marketing and advertising services across all media platforms.

“I am excited about leading the Oahu Media Group and leveraging Oahu Publications’ advertising, marketing, production and creative resources to bring a fresh perspective to traditional advertising in Hawaii,” said Avis.


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