Hot Shots – 10/23/19

Yonamine Receives Bridge Award

Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i presented the 2019 Bridge Award to Paul Yonamine (center), chairman and CEO of Central Pacific Financial Corp., and executive chairman of Central Pacific Bank, for building bridges of understanding and friendship between Hawai‘i and Japan. Yonamine was recognized at JASH’s annual dinner and silent auction Sept. 17 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, “Celebrating the Dawn of Reiwa,” the beginning of a new era for Japan. Also pictured are (from left) John and Lynda Yonamine, and Gail and Colbert Matsumoto.


BedMart Donates Mattresses To YWCA

BedMart presented its donation of 78 Tempur-Pedic mattresses with GBS Enterprise mattress protectors to YWCA Oct. 17. Matson assisted with transportation of the products, which are replacing the mattresses at YWCA Fernhurst Residence. Pictured are (from left) Len Isoto˛ , Matson Inc. vice president of sales; James Beidleman, Honolulu Freight Service executive vice president; Kelly McKrill, Tempur-Sealy International key account manager; Steve Rusing, Tempur-Sealy senior vice president of sales; Steven Stone, BedMart president; Sherry Stone; Paul McCully, Matson Navigation Co. account executive; and Noriko Namiki, YWCA O‘ahu CEO.