Category Archives: Employee Engagement

H&P’s Kierkiewicz Appointed to HI Island Development Board

Ashley Kierkiewicz, Account Executive at Hastings & Pleadwell, has taken a seat on the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board (HIEDB). HIEDB is a non-profit corporation that partners with federal, state, county and private resources to support balanced private sector growth … 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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"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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Back to School: Supplies for 10,000 low-income students

It was 6 a.m. It rained. Three H&P ‘Ohana children (5 and under) were in tow. Two grandparents joined us. We were all wiping the sleep from our eyes when we convened in the KGMB parking lot with our backpacks … Continue reading

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Junior League of Honolulu: Community Asset, Wahine in Hawaii Business partner

Nine years ago I made an important decision. I became a member of the Junior League of Honolulu. Up until then that kind of “joining” wasn’t my style. I was in a head-down mode trying to get H&P off the … Continue reading

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Dr. Kazuo Inamori Offers New Leadership Model

To me, the contrast between one who might be president of a multinational conglomerate versus one likely to be a Buddhist priest is significant.  Yet, in just a few days local business leaders have a unique opportunity to learn business strategies … Continue reading

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FREE coffee, Ed Kenney grinds, networking, advice on new media (for nonprofits)

You’ve got to hand it to Josh Levinson and his cohorts at Community Links Hawaii, self-described non-profit incubator, for a winning combination to engage that community.  Community Links has launched a new series for leaders and volunteers of mission-driven groups: … Continue reading

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Women to Convene, Talk "Corporate Karma" @ Wahine in Hawaii Business, Tuesday, July 14, 2009

President Obama is calling for a renewed commitment to service in America. This summer, two high profile Honolulu women’s conferences merge and take on this issue as a community matter and a business strategy. On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, hundreds … Continue reading

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Mokulele Airlines: This Team "Tries Harder" to Win Over Hawaii

“The flight’s full; it feels good,” a man in first class says to the steward on a Mokulele Airlines flight to Kauai. The man is Bill Boyer, an owner of the interisland carrier. An unassuming guy,  when Boyer is on … Continue reading

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