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FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY APPOINTS TWO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is pleased to announce two officer appointments: Janis Kushimi – assistant vice president of Human Resources (HR), and Melissa Current – assistant vice president of Surety & Fidelity. 

Kushimi has more than 20 years of HR experience in Hawaii. Prior to joining FICOH in May 2013 as HR manager, she served as director of corporate human resources at The Queen’s Health Systems. In her first year at FICOH, she has built solid relationships with managers and associates throughout the company and with our fellow Tokio Marine North America group companies. Kushimi earned an MBA from the UH Shidler College of Business and has also earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND 13th BIENNIAL GOVERNOR’S PACIFIC RIM SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE 2014

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND 13th BIENNIAL GOVERNOR’S PACIFIC RIM SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE 2014

WHAT:

13th Biennial Governor’s Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference, one of the nation’s premier safety and health professional development events

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 7, to Friday, May 9

Registration starts at 7 a.m. on May 7

 

WHO:

Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Dr. David Michaels, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and OSHA head

Dwight Takamine, Director, Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

 

WHERE:

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

 

DETAILS:

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, will open the conference.

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

The Island Insurance Foundation presented its tenth annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award of $25,000 to Principal Edward Oshiro of Ewa Makai Middle School at the annual Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner held on May 1st at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.

The award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., is presented to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit – qualities of leadership that Tokioka exemplified in his own company and in the business community.

Servco Chevrolet Donates Funds, Equipment to the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

Servco Chevrolet Donates Funds, Equipment to the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

Tammie Richardson from Ewa Beach recently won a Chevy Youth Soccer Entertainment Package worth $1,000, courtesy of Servco Chevrolet in Waipahu. In 2013, Servco Chevrolet sponsored Hawaii Rush Soccer Club, a 700-member youth soccer organization based in Central Oahu, by donating $2,000 worth of fundraising raffle tickets for prizes such as a 2014 Chevy Traverse or Cruze, or home entertainment package. Hawaii Rush Soccer Club was able to keep all ticket proceeds as part of the fundraiser.

Servco Chevrolet General Manager Keith Nakamura and his staff are strong supporters of youth sports in the Leeward area and welcomed the opportunity to give back to such a great coaching organization and all of its players.

Man suspected in Kapolei shooting remains in police custody

KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)-  

UPDATE at 5:30 a.m. on MONDAY:
Honolulu Police Department officials say Matthew Chung remains in custody on Monday morning. 

ORIGINAL STORY:
Honolulu police detectives are investigating a shooting in Kapolei that left a 23-year-old man in serious condition Saturday. 

Hawaii Independent Energy Pledges $80,000 to the Special Olympics Hawaii Sports and Wellness Center

Hawaii Independent Energy Pledges $80,000 to the Special Olympics Hawaii Sports and Wellness Center

Hawai‘i Independent Energy (HIE) – the refiner and marketer of petroleum products previously known as Tesoro Hawai‘i – is helping to fuel the dreams of local Special Olympics athletes and drive construction of the Special Olympics Hawai‘i Sports and Wellness Center. HIE’s $80,000 donation will go towards construction of Phase 1 of the $8.3 million complex, which is being designed specifically to unite athletes of all ability levels and serve thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities and their families across the state.

Toyota Hawaii awards twelve local student winners in Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

Toyota Hawaii awards twelve local student winners in Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

Finalists’ artwork have been submitted to the World Contest

HONOLULU – ToyotaHawaii.com – Toyota Hawaii today held statewide award presentations at its dealerships on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island to recognize the local finalists, People’s Choice winners, and winning school teachers in Toyota’s 2014 Dream Car Art Contest. Among the more than 500 entries received, only nine (three from each age category) were selected to participate to move on to the World Contest to represent Hawaii where the Grand Prize winner(s) will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan for the awards ceremony in August 2014.

The celebrity emcees at the Oahu event were Hawaii News Now’s Tannya Joaquin and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Honolulu’s Director of Public Relations Mahealani Richardson.