Hot Shots – 10/13/21
Big Day For Food Banks
Hawai‘i State FCU donated $22,000 and 3,853 pounds of food to Hawai‘i Foodbank on O‘ahu; and $2,500 and 960 pounds of food to Maui Food Bank. On hand for the O‘ahu donation were (from left) Amy Marvin, president and CEO, Hawai‘i Foodbank; Laura Kay Rand, vice president/ chief impact officer, Hawai‘i Foodbank; Carol Higa, executive vice president, Hawai‘i State FCU member experience; Craig Warren, executive vice president and COO, Hawai‘i State FCU; Lilian Rodolfich, vice president/CFO, Hawai‘i Foodbank; Andrew Rosen, president and CEO, Hawai‘i State FCU; and Beverly Santos, director of food drive and events, Hawai‘i Foodbank.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I STATE FCU
Atlas Hosts Benefit Concert
Atlas Insurance Agency hosted a virtual concert featuring Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning band Kapena earlier this summer. The concert, which was staged live from Hawai‘i Theatre, benefited Mauibased Hale Makua Health Services. At the start of the concert, Atlas Insurance Agency president Chason Ishii (left) presented a check for $10,000 to Hale Makua CEO Wesley Lo (right).
PHOTO COURTESY ATLAS INSURANCE AGENCY
FHB Holds ‘Slippah Drive’
First Hawaiian Bank recently held a Slippah Drive during which it encouraged the community to drop off new pairs of slippers at any of the bank’s 49 branches statewide during the month of August. The company’s community care team, made up of bank employees who volunteer their time to do community service, sorted and tagged each pair of slippers that were donated to Child & Family Service.
PHOTO COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK
Counties Declare September As BBBS Hawai‘i Month
Last month, Mayor Rick Blangiardi proclaimed September as Big Brothers Big Sisters Month in Hawai‘i. Gov. David Ige, Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami and Maui Mayor Mike Victorino joined him with similar proclamations, which served to highlight the important work that the organization does. In conjunction with these announcements, BBBS Hawai‘i promoted Tyler Kurashige to chief operations officer. Kurashige (far left) is pictured at the Honolulu ceremony with (from left) Dennis Brown, BBBS Hawai‘i CEO; Blangiardi; and Kathy Driver, BBBS Hawai‘i staff member.
PHOTO COURTESY THE OFFICE OF MAYOR RICK BLANGIARDI
Leilehua High School Team Wins Culinary Competition
‘Ewa Sweet Onion and ChefZone’s Villa Frizzoni Pasta were two ingredients that high school teams had to incorporate into their menus for Aloun Farms’ Mahi‘ai Culinary Competition. Leilehua High School’s team, comprised of Guylen Shimabukuro (center) and Kapukawai Natividad (right) placed first with their dish: crispy Kaua‘i Shrimp with caramelized Aloun Farms onion coconut soubise, smoky kamote and greens, and tomato and ‘Ewa Sweet Onion salad. Aloun Farms president Alec Sou (left) honored the winning team at the ceremony.
PHOTO COURTESY ALOUN FARMS