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HOT’s Opera Express presents The Pirates of Penzance in HPR’s Atherton Studio Jan. 24

HOT’s Opera Express presents The Pirates of Penzance in HPR’s Atherton Studio Jan. 24

Hawaii Opera Theatre's educational touring adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance comes to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, January 24th. Performed by a small cast from HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, the special child-friendly matinee begins at 1:00 p.m. The show, originally created for grades K – 8, offers opportunities for adventurous audience members of all ages to hoist a sail or swab a deck -- and perhaps even sing a bit.

Tickets for this interactive Atherton Studio event for family audiences are specially priced at $10 for adults and free for youth (under 18-years old). Reservations may be made at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the radio station (808.955.8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

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Guitarist Shoji Ledward Leads JazzSpeak at the Atherton Jan. 24

Guitarist Shoji Ledward Leads JazzSpeak at the Atherton Jan. 24

Hōkū Award-nominee guitarist Shoji Ledward invites bassist Alika Lyman and violinist Duane Padilla to join him at Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s Atherton Studio in an evening they call JazzSpeak. The trio, said to have some of the “biggest ears” in Hawaiʻi’s music business, have been listening closely to each other and having great musical conversations. Now, the public will be able to eavesdrop on their improvisational discourses in a live performance in HPR's intimate recital hall on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The conversation starters will be songs penned by Ledward inspired by events in his life and featured in his upcoming CD Saudade.     

HAWAII SOCIETY OF BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS TAKES ON ‘THE IMPORT & EXPORT OF RETAIL — HAWAII STYLE’

The Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) will explore the import of Mainland retail chains to Hawaii and the export of local companies to the Mainland at its January 15 program “The Import & Export of Retail — Hawaii Style” at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The panel features experts in shopping and dining, as well as a commercial real estate professional familiar with the process of bringing Mainland retail brands to Hawaii. The public is invited.

When Costco opened its first store in Hawaii in 1988, it became one of a few Mainland retail chains with Hawaii operations (Longs Drugs doesn’t count as many of us see it as a local Hawaii store). Kmart followed a few years later and the import of Mainland retailers was on. Many of these Hawaii stores now rank among the top tier in revenue of their chain’s U.S. operations.

iQ 360 Hires Shauna Goya as Public Relations Director

iQ 360 Hires Shauna Goya as Public Relations Director

iQ 360 Inc. has hired Shauna Goya as a director to join the Honolulu office of the public relations and marketing firm. Goya specializes in corporate communications, issues management, media relations and social media. She previously served as a director at Communications Pacific and prior to that as a copy editor at The Honolulu Advertiser.

“Shauna brings with her nearly 15 years of PR and journalism experience and adds an important skill set to our diverse team of professionals we have across the country,” said Lori Teranishi, principal of iQ 360, which also has offices in San Francisco and New York. “It’s an exciting time for our company. As our Honolulu office continues to expand, we look forward to Shauna providing strategic counsel to our current and future clients.”

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HUGS RECEIVES MORE THAN $124,000 IN GRANT MONIES IN 2014

HUGS RECEIVES MORE THAN $124,000  IN GRANT MONIES IN 2014

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children, today announced it received $124,181 in grant monies last year to help it achieve its mission.  These grants helped cover HUGS extensive list of programs aimed at helping local families, including SibCamp, SibShops, families on Kauai, families on Maui, military families, Celebration of Life, Peer to Peer Support, Airfare Assistance and general overhead support.

 

HUGS would like to wholeheartedly thank the following organizations for their support:

·      Cades Foundation: $5,000

·      Friends of Hawaii Charities: $5,000

·      Freeman Family Fund: $10,000

Island Insurance Board of Directors Appoints John Schapperle, Chief Executive Officer

Island Insurance Board of Directors Appoints John Schapperle, Chief Executive Officer

Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally owned property & casualty insurance carrier, has appointed John Schapperle as Chief Executive Officer.  Schapperle will continue his current responsibilities as President.  He succeeds Colbert Matsumoto who will remain as Executive Chairman of the Board.

“As President, John has guided Island to many accomplishments that have resulted in being recognized not only in Hawaii, but on a national stage as well,” said Colbert M. Matsumoto, Executive Chairman of the Board of Island Insurance. “We are confident he will continue to build on that success in his expanded role as Chief Executive Officer.”

“I am honored by the confidence Colbert and the Board has placed in me.  Island has a long and successful history and an enduring commitment to the people and communities in Hawaii,” said John Schapperle, President and CEO of Island Insurance. “I am excited to lead the company into its next chapter of success.”

HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HEALTH PRESENTS FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FORUM ON CANCER CARE

HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HEALTH PRESENTS FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FORUM ON CANCER CARE
“Cancer Care” is a free community health event featuring Hawaii Pacific Health physicians who will discuss the latest advances and current issues in cancer care.
 
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
8:30 a.m. to noon  WHERE:Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom The program is also available via videoconference at Pali Momi Medical Center in ‘Aiea and at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kaua‘i.  COST: