Category Archives: General Public Relations

A Customer Service Lesson from B Hotel in Orlando

Barbra Pleadwell and I just returned from a three-day confab of public relations professionals from 50 major markets across the US— the PR Consultants Group.  http://www.prconsultantsgroup.com/directory/ The conference was at the B Hotel in Orlando, but the hotel, recently acquired … Continue reading

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Parker Ranch featured in “Where You Live” segment

Parker Ranch and the community of Waimea were recently featured on KITV-4’s popular segment, “Where You Live.”  The segment showcases the people and places that make Hawai‘i so unique. To view the segment, click here.

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Hu Honua receives PUC approval

Hu Honua Bioenergy (HHB) received regulatory approval from the Public Utilities Commission for its Power Purchase Agreement with Hawaiian Electric Light Company.  HHB is refurbishing the former Pepeekeo Sugar Mill into a 21.5-megawatt biomass-fueled power plant.  The facility will provide … Continue reading

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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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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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Aloha, Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor… Online Communication

By Barbra Pleadwell Thank you Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor, for hosting me today. Each time we present on this topic, it forces us to update our knowledge. For talks about new media, our firm tries not to use traditional … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Billy, Opalavision, CPB’s retirement of Alex the dog…

By Barbra Pleadwell As a longtime member of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), I can attest to this industry group’s holistic view of communication. It is a vision our own small firm embraces on its journey on behalf of … Continue reading

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