Archive for the 'People' Category

Jun 27 2010

PBN’s 2010 “Top 40 Under 40 Class” in Honolulu

Published by under Hawaii,People

Each year the Pacific Business News recognizes the up and coming community leaders and entrepreneurs in Hawaii. The catch is they all have to be outstanding individuals and also under the age of forty. This year I nominated my fantastic friend Simone Perez and I am proud to call two other nominees as friends – […]

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Jun 10 2010

I Had Tea With Congressman Abercrombie

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The Hawaii State Democratic Women’s Caucus hosted an afternoon tea at the Waioli Tea Room Sunday. It was a festive gathering to benefit the Democratic Women’s Caucus featuring multiple presenters and special guest speaker candidate for Governor Neil Abercrombie. Ms. Ann Freed lead the event as the mistress of ceremony to a packed room. There […]

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May 20 2010

A Warm Welcome for Planned Parenthood Hawaii’s New CEO – Ms. Andrea Anderson

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Last evening Ms. Myrna Murdock graciously opened her beautiful, historic home, Greystones Mansion in Honolulu to host an enjoyable meet and greet for Planned Parenthood Hawaii’s new CEO Ms. Andrea Anderson. Greystones Mansion was built over a hundred years ago in 1903 by industrialist and founder of Honolulu Brewery & Malting Co. Alfred Hocking and […]

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May 19 2010

PBN’s Top 40 Under 40 – Simone Perez

Published by under Hawaii,People

I always knew she was top notch but now everyone else will too! I am happy to share and brag that my friend Simone Perez was selected among hundreds of applicants as one of forty exceptional, local business professionals in Hawaii for Pacific Business News’ Top 40 Under 40 Class. This annual event recognizes individuals […]

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May 19 2010

Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Affected By Warehouse Fire on Kauai

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Last week there was some sad news when friends of mine were hit by that large warehouse fire. Kia Kaha Canoes and Paddles was one of the three businesses completely wiped-out in the blaze that destroyed a 13,000-square-foot warehouse in Puhi, Kauai. Kia Kaha’s production and design workshop was located in the warehouse. Kauai County […]

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Mar 06 2010

An Unlikely Presidential Reunion

Whatever side of the aisle you are on, Republican or Democrat, I recommend you click this link to watch a humorous short video from www.funnyordie.com featuring past presidents giving President Obama a surprise visit. I don’t want to give too much away. It was directed by Ron Howard, shot in 15 hours and highlights the […]

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Jan 20 2010

Tetris on Mars?

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I had the pleasure to hear Henk B. Rogers speak at the November 2009 Annual Association of Fundraising Professionals Meeting. Among his accomplishments, Henk heads the Blue Planet Foundation which is dedicated to change our world’s energy culture. Their mission is to adopt programs to implement clean, efficient and renewable energies. Henk was born in […]

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Feb 23 2009

Duke Kahanamoku – Hawaiian Surfing Legend

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Driving in the bustle of downtown Honolulu traffic, it is hard to imagine over 100 years ago one of the best watermen on the planet lived on the busy city corner of King and Bishop streets. Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was born in 1890 at his family home. Duke was named after his […]

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