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Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the islands of Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai.  “A critical piece in preparing our local communities for disasters like Iselle before they occur is having trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.  “We encourage new volunteers to join the Red Cross ohana and support our mission of helping those in need.”

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Keith Vieira Joins Shidler College of Business as Executive-in-Residence

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business has appointed Keith Vieira as an Executive-in-Residence beginning this Fall 2014 semester. Vieira was the former Senior Vice President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is currently a Principal with KV & Associates, Hospitality Consulting, assisting clients in Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “Women’s Way to Health” free community health event

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “Women’s Way to Health” free community health event

“Women’s Way to Health” is a free community health event featuring Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and community specialists who will discuss various women’s health topics, including incontinence, osteoporosis, fall prevention, diabetes and the aging brain.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
8:30 a.m. to noon

Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

The program is also available via video conference at Pali Momi Medical Center in ‘Aiea and at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kaua‘i.


Register online at www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/womensway

Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i Launches New Statewide Training Program

The program will feature curriculum developed by LearningBiz LLC and is made possible thanks to a grant by the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

This fall Retail Merchants of Hawai‘i (RMH) will kick off a new training, specifically tailored to retail industry professionals. The program highlights customer service and sales management training. Developed by LearningBiz, LLC, one of the state’s leading training providers, the training program will be available to retail professionals across the state thanks to a $125,000 grant from the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii Gets Ice Cold

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii staff members are used to getting wet, but after being called out by former affiliate Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, the Hawaii staff are icy wet! Yesterday afternoon more than 30 staff members dumped 300 gallons of ice water over their heads and now are calling out Hawaii’s Sea Life Park and other mainland water parks.

The viral ice challenge is to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the lethal neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The rules are fairly simple: If you are called out, dump ice water on your head and post the video on social media, calling out a few more people to do it. People can either accept the challenge or make a donation to an ALS Charity of their choice at www.als.org/donate, or do both. Everyone is doing it, including Oprah, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez and many more celebrities.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.