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Ms. Hawaii, Flecha Tovar has joined forces with the Friends of the Children's Justice Center to prevent child abuse in Maui county.
Together we can broaden our efforts to bring awareness of the struggles of the children of abuse and neglect in our state. This collaboration shows the true character of Ms. Hawaii for making her focus on children who are sometimes forgotten or fall through the cracks.
A big MAHALO goes out to her for making a difference in the lives of our children in need. "The Friends are most appreciative to her for reaching out to us to help us fulfill our mission.", Executive Director Paul Tonnessen stated.
The Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui (FCJC) is a private, non-profit corporation, founded in 1989 by a non-partisan group of community and business leaders concerned with the social welfare of children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and severe neglect.
To find out more about the Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui, visit their site at www.mauicjc.org.
Ninth Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest Slated for October 30
KAHULUI, HI – The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has received grant funding from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in support of the Ninth Annual Hui Holomua Business Fest scheduled for Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Grand Wailea. The full-day conference theme this year is “Pono—Social and Environmental Values in Business”
Chipper Wichman, President & CEO of the National Tropical Botanical Garden has been selected as the opening speaker. He will talk about the selection of Hawai‘i as host of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. Mr. Wichman will discuss this unique engagement and the business and funding opportunities available to Hawai‘i businesses when the world’s largest conservation event comes to the islands.
Lunch Keynote Speaker, ‘Aulani Wilhelm is a 2014 Stanford Social Innovation Fellow, Founder of Island Water, and Director of Ocean Initiatives for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Ms. Wilhelm will speak to conferees about how to incorporate stakeholder needs and perspectives to develop better products and services that are both profitable and pono.
Ramsay Taum, founder and CEO of the Life Enhancement Institute will close the conference with a presentation on creating and maintaining a balanced life to achieve greater health, happiness, and prosperity at home, work and play. Other speakers and presentations will be announced at a later date.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Ahahui Grant helps to fund the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to mentor youth into business through the Hui Holomua Business Fest. Each year the chamber provides full scholarships for numerous high school students to participate in conference.
“The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce thanks the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for its support,” said MNHCoC president Doreen Pua Canto. “The ‘Ahahui Grant will help our Chamber to provide significant benefits to Native Hawaiians who are business leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs or students seeking to pursue higher education in business.”
About the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
MNHCoC’s mission is “to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture, and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.” Membership is open to anyone with an interest in perpetuating the spirit of Aloha through commerce, culture and community. The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce welcomes Hawaiians and Hawaiians at Heart to share in their mission. For more information, visit www.mnhcoc.org.
About the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is a unique, independent state agency established through the Hawai'i State Constitution and statutes to advocate for the betterment of conditions of all Native Hawaiians, with a Board of Trustees elected by the voters of Hawai'i. OHA is guided by a vision and mission to ensure the perpetuation of the culture, to protect the entitlements of Native Hawaiians, and to build a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation. For more information, visit www.oha.org.
Photo: Lunch Keynote Speaker, ‘Aulani Wilhelm
Could your business be in jeopardy because you in the dark about the newest changes to Hawaii labor and employment laws? Want to know what the Hot Topics in Employment Law are in 2015? Then come to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Alexa Higashi Meeting Room on Friday July 10th, from 8am-12pm for, “Maneuvering the Matrix of Employment Law 2015.”
The presenters will be, Lauraine Bifulco, Principal of Vantaggio HR and, Sarah Wang, Partner, Marr Jones and Wang. Attendees will hear about the latest challenges facing employers, learn key steps for responding to employee complaints and discover what steps you can take to stay in compliance with the law while meeting operational needs.
Attendance is limited to the first 35 confirmed/paid reservations. A registration fee of $50.00 includes a continental breakfast beginning at 8:00am with the session to follow at 8:30am. Registration and payments are due by Tuesday July 7, 2015.
Make checks payable to Vantaggio HR, LTD. and send to:
Vantaggio HR, LTD.
380 Huku Li’I Place Ste 205
Kihei, HI 96753
Attention: Danielle Bergan
If you have any questions please call Danielle Bergan at 808-661-3614 ext. 203 or
View PDF flyer here
Photos: Lauraine Bifulco, Principal of Vantaggio HR and Sarah Wang Partner, Marr Jones and Wang
MAKAWAO, HAWAI‘I – The book, Haleakala Ranch: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary, was recognized with an Interpretive Media Award at Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s 2015 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony in Honolulu tonight. Scott Meidell, vice president and general manager for Haleakala Ranch Company accepted the prestigious award on behalf of all who contributed to the book’s success.
Maui author John Harrisson spent more than seven years researching and writing the book that chronicled the 125 years since the Ranch incorporated in 1888. “This is obviously a great honor,” Harrisson said. “Of the 30 plus books I’ve written over the past 25 years, this is the book of which I am most proud because of the oral histories and rare photos collected from family, retirees, cowboys, management, staff and friends of the Ranch. Our book designer, Barbara Pope, led a top-notch team that pulled all of these elements together.”
In the letter notifying Haleakala Ranch of the award, Kiersten Faulkner, executive director of Historic Hawaii Foundation stated: “The book is not just a beautiful book, it is an accurate written record of important historic milestones presented with in the context of heartfelt human stories that illuminate both the times and the personalities of the Ranch’s first century and pays homage to place.”
Haleakala Ranch: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary has six chapters that chronicle the origins of Haleakala Ranch; the descendents of Ranch founders Sam and Harry Baldwin;an account of business endeavors over the years; the generations of Maui families who worked, and continue to work, at Haleakala Ranch; watershed events over the years; and a comprehensive accounting of places and place names on Ranch lands. Photos from the private collections of family members and Ranch employees add a vivid dimension to the stories of Maui in days gone by.
“We are honored by this award,” said Haleakala Ranch Company president Don Young. “It is a privilege to be able to record the memories and stories of the Baldwin family and so many old-timers whose labor and dedication grew Haleakala Ranch and the larger Maui community in tandem over the past century.”
A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the Haleakala Ranch booth at the Upcountry Fair on June 13 & 14 at Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao. Author John Harrisson will sign books from 9 to 11 am on Saturday, June 13 and from noon to 2 pm on Sunday, June 14. Last year Haleakala Ranch donated a copy of the book to every public library and every public and private high school in Maui County.
ABOUT HALEAKALA RANCH
Haleakala Ranch encompasses some 29,000 acres on the slopes of majestic Haleakala on the island of Maui. Incorporated in 1888, five generations of Haleakala Ranch families and employees have worked hard to preserve the open, natural vistas of Upcountry Maui for the benefit of current and future generations. As one of the island’s large landowners, the Ranch is deeply committed to stewardship and conservation of Maui’s water, land and other natural resources. In addition to its primary focus on a multi-species livestock operation, the Ranch’s operations have expanded to include a diverse portfolio of leases for agriculture, telecommunications, eco-tourism and alternative energy businesses on Maui.
For more information see www.haleakalaranch.com
Photo: L-R, Sam Lyons, Barbara Pope, Scott Meidell. Photo by Andrea Nodasker, HHF