Monthly Archives: November 2009

The 671 on Guam: Last Day… 5 :(

I almost didn’t make it to the first official meeting of the American Marketing Association’s Guam Chapter. I got a late start, and when you’re in Guam for a few days you start to become paralyzed by the idea of … Continue reading

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How hot is your geothermal energy I.Q.?

Michael Kaleikini, Puna Geothermal Venture plant manager who leads Ormat Technologies, Inc. Hawaii team, tested the geothermal I.Q. of attendees at last week’s Beer & Business pau hana at the Hukilau Restaruant in downtown Honolulu. Are you aware that geothermal … Continue reading

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Journalist Larry Fuller Retires from Pacific Business News

Hawaii is losing a prize of a publisher in Larry Fuller who is stepping down at Pacific Business News. Larry had come to Hawaii to lead The Honolulu Advertiser. This was after my days there, so I never had the … Continue reading

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The 671 on Guam: Day 4

Thursday proved emotional before we even got to the first day of the two-day forum at the Guam Legislature. The morning experiences set the stage for what we would hear at the “The 2009 Island Conference on Public Administration, The … Continue reading

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Are you a "cybercriminal"?

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, Hastings & Pleadwell hired Wagnervision (Brett Wagner) to use some creative edginess  for two videos that educate people about cybersecurity. The latest web video, aimed at the 17 – 25 … Continue reading

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The 671 on Guam: Day 3

We stayed in Tumon yesterday. Meetings were back-to-back, so we didn’t get to enjoy it as much as we’d have liked. Tumon is the stretch of hotels I call the Waikiki of Guam. A friend doing consulting work related to … Continue reading

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On SNS: advice from a graffiti artist, slam poet, singer, flack

H&P partner, Barbra Pleadwell, spoke on the panel  “Tools for Change: The evolution of mass marketing and social media” at the Envision Hawaii conference at the State Capitol this past weekend.  A grafitti artist, a slam poet, a singer/songwriter and … Continue reading

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The 671 on Guam: Day 2

Being a day ahead has advantages. Monday on Guam is Sunday in Hawaii, so I had a day to deal with my communication challenges. AT&T’s International Roaming plan… yikes. I’m using land lines as much as possible, and text messaging … Continue reading

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The 671 on Guam: Day 1

“I’m not feeling this trip,” said the Marine next to me on the plane to Guam. He’d never been and he’s tasked with recon involving the buildup. A perfect neighbor for the nearly eight-hour flight from Honolulu, he talked about … Continue reading

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Dr. Jenkins Honored for Leadership, Tribe Gets Noisy

Tyrie Lee Jenkins, M.D. stood among the celebrated business leaders of Hawaii this week. A sign of the economic times, there were a number of healthcare entities and leaders recognized at Pacific Business News’ Business Leadership Hawaii program. Most other … Continue reading

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