Category Archives: Leadership

Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawaii Honors Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Mayor Kirk Caldwell received a plague and mini outrigger canoe paddle today from the Coalition For A Tobacco-Free Hawaii in honor of his advocacy and support to protect Hawaii communities and its youth from second-hand smoke. Six smoking prohibitions were … Continue reading

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Suzanne Jones Wins National Industry Award for Recycling

Suzanne Jones, the City’s recycling coordinator, was recognized as one of the top women professionals in the country in the recycling industry.  She was selected as one of 12 professionals for the 2012 Rosie Award by Waste & Recycling News … Continue reading

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Hawaii Firms Helped Craft "Stop. Think. Connect." Cyber Security Message

By Barbra Pleadwell Earlier this year, Hastings & Pleadwell joined forces with Heart + Mind Strategies, a market research firm in Washington, D.C. to help craft the safety message for online brands across the nation. Today (Monday, Oct. 4, 2010), … Continue reading

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Local media, politicians join forces for Hawai‘i's children

Media competition and political differences took the sidelines for  Hawai‘i’s children. That’s refreshing, and makes me even more resolved to work for and love Hawai‘i.  For my family, it is also entirely relevant, as we study options for elementary school … Continue reading

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Housing for Waianae residents in transition

Being part of something that helps those less fortunate can be quite exhilarating; maybe more so during the holidays.  I was lucky to spend a beautiful Thursday morning in Waianae on a 4.3 acre dirt plot filled with tractors, a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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