Category Archives: Issues Management

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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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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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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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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Hawaii Team Launches Campaign for National Cyber Security

Hastings & Pleadwell is launching a national campaign using social media—YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, and even Twitter to get out our client’s message. We’re excited about this cross-country outreach and we’d love to get your help! Our client, National Cyber Security … Continue reading

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Act 221 company shines, journalists and camera operators have fun

“Matrix” moments were everywhere at Atlantis Cyberspace’s preview of its new virtual reality high tech training system. Hawaii Army National Guardsmen demoed the dazzling “in the moment” technology. Outfitted in high tech vests, helmets and weapons, Guardsmen walked down virtual … Continue reading

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