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Hot Shots – 5/10/23

Realtors Rejoice, Receive Recognition

Locations recently hosted its 53rd annual Agent Awards banquet at the Ho‘okupu Center to recognize the many professional achievements of its agents. In total, more than 115 awards were presented to agents who excelled in sales performance and client service in 2022. This signature event brings together new and long-time agents for an inspiring and fun-filled event that Locations agents look forward to all year. Pictured are Locations’ Irene Tagata, Realtor-associate; Cannie Chum, Realtor and associate partner; Anina Quaranto, Realtor and partner; and Derrick Yamane, Realtor and partner. PHOTO COURTESY CORI CUMMINGS

Hotel Laces Up, Celebrates Record Year

Shigeki Yamane, president of Prince Resorts Hawai‘i, proudly showcases the limited edition Vans and Converse shoes he surprised employees with in honor of the hotel’s record-breaking year in 2022. After making the announcement at a recent annual managers’ meeting, 245 administration staff and managers each selected a pair of shoes, which were customized with the hotel’s logos and colors. PRH owns three hotels with golf courses in Hawai‘i: Prince Waikīkī, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. PHOTO COURTESY PRINCE RESORTS HAWAI‘I

Donations Help Women Dress For Success

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day, ALTRES employees held a monthlong internal giving drive during which they collected more than 4,300 items — including clothing, handbags, footwear, jewelry and accessories — for YWCA’s Dress for Success Program. In addition, the ALTRES Foundation matched employee donations with a monetary gift of $10,000. Pictured (from left) are Jennifer Tanabe, creative director, ALTRES; Michele Kauinui, director of human resources, ALTRES; Raquel Guss, director of strategy, ALTRES; Noriko Namiki, CEO, YWCA Hawai‘i; Siana Hunt, director of philanthropy, ALTRES Foundation; Deniece Kitchin, Dress for Success Program manager, YWCA; Madison Guss, community development officer, ALTRES Foundation; Candice Wong, director of benefit services, ALTRES; Diana Dymarsky, donation and volunteer senior manager, YWCA; and Barron Guss, president and CEO, ALTRES. PHOTO COURTESY ALTRES