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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Monday, August 20, 2001

Trade Winds

Advertiser Staff

• VICTOR LIM has acquired from McDonald's Restaurants of Hawai'i the 7,500-square-foot Ala Moana Center restaurant. He now owns and operates seven McDonald's restaurants in Hawai'i. Other locations under his ownership include Dole Cannery Square, Enchanted Lake, Fort Street Mall, Queen Street, Waimanalo and Kailua. Lim is immediate past president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce; director of the Lum Sai Ho Tong Society; and is active on the board of directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities-Hawai'i. He is also a founding and current board member of the Asian McDonald's Operators Association. McDonald's has 86 restaurants i 77 in Hawai'i i and more than 3,500 employees in Hawai'i, Guam and Saipan. Forty in the Hawai'i region are company-owned. McDonald's Restaurants of Hawai'i has owned the Ala Moana property since its opening in July 1986.

• ALLEN B. UYEDA, president and chief executive officer of First Insurance Co. of Hawai'i Ltd. since 1995, has been appointed to the board of directors of FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK. Uyeda is a past president of the Hawai'i Insurers Council.

• ALISON SHIROMA, a former assistant manager of the downtown branch of FINANCE FACTORS LTD., has returned to the branch as company assistant vice president and branch manager. She was most recently manager of the bank's Kapi'olani Branch.

• AUDREY NG, a construction and development attorney with the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP, has been named to the 13-member state CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD. As a member of the board, Ng is responsible for granting, suspending and reinstating licenses; adopting rules; governing the contracting industry; and helping protect the public from unskilled contractors.

• FRANCIS D. FRAHER, former Straub Clinic and Hospital director of accounting, has been named corporate treasurer for The Queen's Health Systems, parent company of the Queen's Medical Center. He is also a 10-year executive with Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Promoted was KANOE MARGOL, former director of financial planning, to assistant treasurer.

• GLENN KIMURA, of Kimura International Planning and Development, is the new president of the board of trustees of THE PALAMA SETTLEMENT. Also among new officers are first vice president, PAUL D. YEE, of National Write Your Congressman; second vice president/treasurer, RICHARD K.C. LAU, senior vice president, Territorial Savings & Loan Association; third vice president, MARY ANN CHANGG, owner, Mary Ann Changg Photography, and secretary, JAMES WESTLAKE, retired from the General Contractors Association and Hawai'i Construction Industry Association.