Hot Shots – 3/4/20

Aloha For The Salvation Army

On behalf of its customers, Aloha Petroleum recently donated $7,473.55 to The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. The funds were raised through canister collection donations at participating Aloha Island Mart convenience stores across the state. Pictured are Betsy Kim (left), The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands; and Casie Bui, Aloha Petroleum. PHOTO COURTESY BECKER COMMUNICATIONS

Grant Supports Ho‘ola Na Pua

Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i, through its Public Health Fund, presented a $50,000 grant to Ho‘ola Na Pua to expand trainings that will help educators and students identify and intervene in child sex trafficking. Pictured are (from left) Tim Hitchens, Ho‘ola Na Pua education program manager; Mea Aloha Spady, Ho‘ola Na Pua director of advancement; Jade Pham, Ho‘ola Na Pua education advocate and HSTA board member – Honolulu Chapter; Sherry Menor-McNamara, Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i president and CEO; and Licia Hill, Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i director, operations and programs. PHOTO COURTESY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAWAI‘I

Donation To Help Cool Waialua School

SkyDive Hawai‘i donated $2,500 to Waialua High & Intermediate School’s Heat Abatement Project to cool the school with air conditioning and related upgrades. Pictured are (from left) Frank Hinshaw, SkyDive Hawai‘i; Jill Komperda, volunteer fundraising coordinator; and Neal Okamoto, vice principal/heat abatement project contact. PHOTO COURTESY WAIALUA HIGH & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Servco United Campaign Donates To AUW

As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Servco raised nearly $400,000 for Aloha United Way during its annual Servco United Campaign through employee e-pledges, fundraisers and a special program by Servco Foundation that donated $100 for each team member who pledged. Pictured are (from left) Mark Fukunaga, Megan Jeffries, Dai Tommasino, Emmaly Calibraro, Randi Lau, Norm Baker, Van Peterson, Rick Ching and Peter Hirano. PHOTO COURTESY SERVCO

FHB Gives Grant to Chaminade University

First Hawaiian Bank presented a $25,000 grant to Chaminade University of Honolulu to ensure its School of Education graduates teachers who are using best practices in place-based, deep learning. Pictured are (from left) Dr. Elizabeth Park, Chaminade University; Dr. Lynn Babington, Chaminade University; Donna Mendes, First Hawaiian Bank; and Dr. Katrina Roseler, Chaminade University. PHOTO COURTESY BECKER COMMUNICATIONS

Inouye Named Builder Of The Year

Hawai‘i Regional Council of Carpenters named Lance Inouye its 2020 Union Builder of the Year. Pictured are (from left) Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami; Kyle Chock, Hawai‘i Regional Council of Carpenters; Inouye; Ralph Inouye; Ron Taketa, Hawai‘i Regional Council of Carpenters; Mike Formby, Pacific Resource Partnership; and Maui Mayor Mike Victorino. PHOTO COURTESY PACIFIC RESOURCE PARTNERSHIP

Medical Supplies For China

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i members donated medical supplies to ship to sister city, Zhangzhou, China. A total of 17 boxes were sent Feb. 19, and included items such as face masks, gloves and disinfecting wipes. Pictured are (front, from left) Angie Shiroma, Jill Fukumoto, Jack Zhang, Michele Choy, Elvira Lo, Betty Brow, Tina Ge, Wen Chung Lin, April Yue Ding, (back) Michael Yee, Vernon Ching, Mona Choy and Jonathan Cook. PHOTO COURTESY DENNIS HWANG

Leadership Series Graduates

Pacific Resource Partnership’s inaugural Executive Leadership Series class has graduated and completed the 10-month development program. Led by some of Hawai‘i’s top design and construction consultants and practitioners, the intensive program covered a broad range of topics required for success in Hawai‘i’s thriving construction industry, from personal development to business essentials. Pictured are (front, from left) Melanie Kim, Devin Watanabe, Travis Higa, Dave Haraguchi, Subbu Venkataraman, Claire Thompson, CJ Day, Brian Adachi, (back) Mark Tawara, Kawika Nakoa, James Land, Robert Tomas, Gregg Ichimura, Justin Cornair, Lawrence Toro, Roy Shioi, Seth Goodnight, Dom Joavanni Cueva, Kenta Okada, Lee George and Garrett Sullivan.