Hot Shots – 12/8/21

Golf Tourney Raises Funds For Local Schools

Finance Factors Foundation got back into the swing of things with its seventh annual charity golf tournament, raising $20,000 to fund energy and sustainability programs at selected local elementary schools. Pictured are (from left) Waipono Investment Corp. president and COO Greg Kawakami, Finance Factors vice chairman Steve Teruya, Finance Insurance interim president and COO Paula Powell, Finance Factors president and COO Rob Nelson, and Finance Enterprises executive vice president Jen Lau. PHOTO COURTESY IQ 360

ASB Distributes Turkeys At Appreciation Event

American Savings Bank hosted a statewide turkey drive-thru for its 1,100 teammates across the state on Nov. 21 as part of its annual Teammate Appreciation Month festivities. As a bonus, ASB gave out randomly selected “Golden Turkeys” to 20 lucky teammates who scored an additional $200 gift card to brighten their holidays. Pictured are (from left) Dani Aiu, executive vice president, consumer banking; Brian Yoshii, executive vice president and chief information officer; Dane Teruya, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Natalie Taniguchi, executive vice president, enterprise risk and regulatory relations; Ann Teranishi, president and CEO; Jaanalee Abalos, teller IV, Salt Lake branch; Gabe Lee, executive vice president, commercial markets; and Beth Whitehead, executive vice president and chief administrative officer. PHOTO COURTESY AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK

Barahal Receives Recognition

Yutaka Aoki, consul general of Japan in Honolulu, presents the 2021 Foreign Minister’s Commendation to Dr. James Barahal, president and CEO of Honolulu Marathon Association. The award is in recognition of his achievements in promoting economic and cultural relations between Japan and the United States. Barahal began his tenure as president of Honolulu Marathon Association in 1987 and continues to do so today. Under his leadership, the Honolulu Marathon has become one of the world’s top marathons and is especially popular among the Japanese people. Over the years, 470,000 Japanese nationals have come to Hawai‘i to compete, and for the last 29 years, 10,000 Japanese have participated each year. PHOTO COURTESY CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN