Category Archives: Corporate Social Responsibility

"Eat Your Spinach, Earn Your Dessert." Aloha Kauai, Society for Human Resource Management

By Barbra Pleadwell & Kimberly Miyazawa Frank (in collaboration with Saberfort, LLC) Mahalo SHRM Kaua‘i, for hosting us today and asking us to present “Effective Use of New Media in the Workplace, Avoiding Social Media Fiascos.” When we present on … Continue reading

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Aloha, Society for Human Resource Management Hawaii: New Media & the Workplace

By Barbra Pleadwell & Stella Edralin (Saberfort) Mahalo SHRM Hawaii, for hosting us today and asking us to present “Effective Use of New Media in the Workplace, Avoiding Social Media Fiascos.” When we present on this topic, it forces us … 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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Eat Local Challenge: Kids Learn from Kid-Chef Duke Kenney at Waialae Charter School

By Barbra Pleadwell My kid is a first grader at Waialae Charter School. It was our pleasure to mix work with school involvement tonight. Most photos featured in this blog post were taken by my daughter, Bella Grace Harper. Weʻll get … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Campaign to Rally National Brands

By Barbra Pleadwell Hastings & Pleadwell and market research partner Heart + Mind Strategies have worked with a national alliance of brands represented online for inside of six months. It’s been a rigorous process, and the press release below is … 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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PBS Documentary on the $10 Billion Marine Buildup on Guam

While I was on Guam last month I met with the crew that helped to produce a national report on the move of roughly 8,000 Marines from Okinawa to the island territory (dependents will more than double that number). Green … Continue reading

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Soul Patrol in the Hood: Chef Cruises Chinatown

Sean Priester’s official launch of the Soul Patrol lunch wagon is tonight on Maunakea in Chinatown. Formerly the executive chef at Top of Waikiki, Sean has started a socially conscious venture that serves up gourmet leftovers to the houseless. We … 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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