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36th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival Announces 2015 Event Dates

Festival Celebrates Cultures and Traditions from Pacific-Rim Countries

 

HONOLULU – The 36th annual Pan-Pacific Festival, a celebration of cultural traditions of Hawaii, the Pacific Rim and around the world, will run from June 12 to 14 at various locations throughout Honolulu.

Since its first celebration, the Pan-Pacific Festival has evolved into an international festival bringing various foods, customs, and people together and creating a more global community through the sharing and celebration of cultures.

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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
Servicing Kauai for over 30 years!

People's Choice Contest Now Open for Toyota Hawaii Dream Car Art Contest

People's Choice Contest Now Open for Toyota Hawaii Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Hawaii announced today that the People’s Choice voting will begin via Facebook for Toyota Hawaii’s 2015 Dream Car Art Contest. Student artists 15 years old and under created original, hand-drawn illustrations of their “Dream Car.” Entries submitted to Toyota Hawaii by the January 31 deadline were reviewed to ensure eligibility. All eligible artwork were automatically entered into the People’s Choice competition where family, friends, and fans of the Toyota Hawaii Facebook page will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite entries between February 23, 2015 and March 15, 2015. The artwork with the most votes in each age category at the end of the competition will be entered for final judging in the local competition.

Bid on hotels, restaurants, and more at the American Red Cross Auction!

Bid on hotels, restaurants, and more at the American Red Cross Auction!

Shop ‘til you drop for a great cause! Bid on hotel stays in Bora Bora, London, Oahu and the neighbor islands as well as golf and entertainment packages, gas cards and restaurant gift certificates!  Families might especially like the submarine excursion tickets, Hawaii Nature Center memberships, Sea Life Park annual passes or the family pack of USS Missouri Memorial tickets.  We also have exclusive “Hawaii Five-0” packages including a set visit, an autographed Shane Victorino Boston Red Sox cap and koa vase hand-carved by the State Attorney General, David Louie up for auction!  Proceeds of the online auction will go to the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Show your support of the Hawaii Red Cross by going tobiddingforgood.com/hawaiiredcross to view items and make a bid!

 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii Promotes Leisure, Business Travel To The Islands

HONOLULU – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii is conducting an extensive outreach campaign in more than 20 cities throughout North America over the next two weeks to promote leisure and business travel to the Islands and the distinct experiences offered at each of its 11 resorts across Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.

This is the second consecutive year that Starwood Hawaii has undertaken a coordinated effort of this size and scope, with more than 100 associates, including general managers and representatives from Starwood’s sales, marketing, meetings, public relations and revenue teams.

Community Sponsors

The Farsyde of the World
The Shrimp Station Restaurant In beautiful Waimea, on the island of Kauai
Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?
Servicing Kauai for over 30 years!

Inaugural Wo Global Learning Champions Announced

Inaugural Wo Global Learning Champions Announced

HAWAI‘I – Thanks to the generosity and vision of the James and Juanita C. Wo Foundation, seven outstanding University of Hawai‘i Community College faculty and staff have been selected as the 2015 Wo Global Learning Champions (WGLC).

Communications Pacific Promotes Three

Communications Pacific Promotes Three

Memminger, Lato and Young Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

 

HONOLULU – In recognition of outstanding work on behalf of their clients, Communications Pacific (CommPac), Hawaii’s leading integrated communications company, has made three key promotions.

Charley Memminger from senior writer to director of editorial services, a new position. 

David Lato from account supervisor to director.

Shere’e Young from account executive to senior account executive.

“We’re proud to announce these well-deserved promotions for Charley, David and Shere’e,” said Kitty Lagareta, CommPac chief executive officer. “These extremely talented individuals have a wealth of experience and outstanding results for our clients.”

ALTRES Staffing Reports Statewide Demand for Qualified Office and Technical Professionals

ALTRES Staffing Reports Statewide Demand for Qualified Office and Technical Professionals
Accounting professionals of all levels and software developers especially needed HONOLULU – www.ALTRES.com – ALTRES Office/Professional and ALTRES Technical, divisions of ALTRES Staffing, Hawaii’s largest and most trusted human resources organization, announced today a significant spike in demand for office and technical professionals across all islands. While the state continues to experience unemployment rates at record lows, Hawaii’s available workforce is thinning out. ALTRES is looking to fill nearly 140 positions on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. According to the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2014 was 4.0 percent, compared to the national unemployment rate of 5.6 percent. “Gone are the days of the overabundance of candidates we experienced during the 2008 to 2010 recession,” said Manager Emy Yamauchi-Wong, CSP of ALTRES Staffing.