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The Modern Honolulu® Continues Momentum And Enters Next Phase Of Growth

HONOLULU, HAWAII (NOV. 24, 2014) – As part of its ongoing plans to continue to build on its success as a full-service luxury boutique hotel on Oahu, THE MODERN HONOLULU’s ownership is pleased to announce current Managing Director Gerald Glennon will transition to the newly created position of Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor; and that Kelly Hoen, an award-winning hotelier and veteran of Hawaii’s tourism industry, will join the team as the hotel’s new General Manager.  This new leadership lineup will capitalize on the progress THE MODERN HONOLULU has achieved since its successful emergence as an independent hotel two years ago.

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The Farsyde of the World
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The Shrimp Station Restaurant In beautiful Waimea, on the island of Kauai
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Servicing Kauai for over 30 years!

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island
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Lance Wilhelm To Join Irongate As Managing Principal

Lance Wilhelm To Join Irongate As Managing Principal

Will represent developer in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Irongate, the developer of Trump International Hotel & Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, announced today that Lance Wilhelm will soon be joining its team as Managing Principal to oversee current and future development projects in Hawaii and to represent Irongate in the state.

Wilhelm is currently Senior Vice President for Hawaii Operations at Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and the chairman of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. He is expected to leave Kiewit later this month and start work at Irongate shortly after. His position on the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees will not be affected.

Community Sponsors

The Farsyde of the World
Over 7000 items in to choose from and acclaimed as best service and pricing on Maui .
Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?
Servicing Kauai for over 30 years!
The Shrimp Station Restaurant In beautiful Waimea, on the island of Kauai

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Associates Come “Together As One” To Support Hawaii's Local Communities

HONOLULU – This month, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ 11 iconic properties on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island, along with Starwood’s Central Resources Team in Waikiki, will engage in volunteer and community outreach efforts to support worthy causes that benefit the Islands. From raising funds to support the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch to beautifying Lahainaluna High School on Maui to rebuilding the Heeia Fishpond on Oahu, to raising cultural awareness among students in Kona, the employee-driven outreach initiatives are an extension of Starwood’s ongoing commitment to support the local community and are part of Starwood’s “Together As One” global volunteer campaign being launched this month.

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Upgraded To A+ Rating By Standard & Poor’s

HONOLULU – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) today raised its long-term counterparty credit and financial strength ratings for First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) to A+ from A-. FICOH is now the only Hawaii-based carrier with an S&P rating of A+.

FICOH, which has been operating in Hawaii since 1911, also holds an A+ rating from A.M. Best Co. and has been on the Ward’s 50 group of top-performing property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies in the United States for six consecutive years.

“We are proud FICOH is seen as strategically important to our parent company Tokio Marine,” said Jeff Shonka, FICOH CEO and president. “Our A+ rating is an indication of our financial security and ability to serve the entire spectrum of accounts in the Hawaii market, from small to very large.”

Koloa Library Reopens Nov. 12 After Re-Roofing and Re-Carpeting Project Completed

Koloa Library Reopens Nov. 12 After Re-Roofing and Re-Carpeting Project Completed

Koloa Public & School Library (Kauai) will reopen on Wednesday, November 12 at noon following the completion of a re-roofing and re-carpeting project.  The book drop will also reopen at that time.

The public service schedule of the Library is:

•             Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•             Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m.

•             Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•             Saturday, Sunday – Closed