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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2003

Coming Events

Advertiser Staff


• A video of award-winning advertising from around the nation, as recognized by The American Advertising Federation, will be the highlight of "The 2002 Addy Awards" luncheon on Wednesday, sponsored by the Hawai'i Advertising Federation. The video presentation/luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Prince Hotel's Mauna Kea Ballroom. Fee; open to AD2 members and guests; tickets at door. Information: 532-0555.

• Rick Blangiardi, manager of KHON and KGMB television stations, will address a meeting Feb. 20 of the Hawai'i Society of Corporate Planners. The address, "ARE WE GETTING THE TV NEWS WE DESERVE?", will be part of a luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. sign-in to 1:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Prince Hotel's Mauna Kea Ballroom. Fee; open to nonmembers. Higher fee after Thursday. Information: 537-2356.


• Paul Loo, senior vice president of Morgan Stanley Hawai'i, will outline "WHAT SHOULD BE YOUR INVESTMENT STRATEGY in 2003 and 2004" at the dinner meeting of the American Association of Individual Investors, Hawai'i chapter. The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. registration to 9:30 p.m. in the Hale Koa Hotel's Waikiki Ballroom. Fee; open to nonmembers. Call: Lloyd Evers, 942-2494.

• Noon is the reservations deadline for the February luncheon meeting of the INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS, Hawai'i chapter, scheduled from 11:30 a.m., Feb. 18, at The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza. Topic: "The Sarbanes-Oxley (Corporate Reform) Act," with speaker David Lowenkopf of Deloitte & Touche. Fee; open to nonmembers and students. Reservations: Martin Pe'a, 593-5285.

• The MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF HONOLULU will offer free weekly orientation sessions to minority business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. The sessions, 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the center's offices in Suite 2506 of the Executive Center, 1088 Bishop St., will offer advice on business startup, marketing plans, loans, employee handbooks and access to capital. Free. Reservations: 521-6221.

• A free COMPUTER BOOT CAMP is offered 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to small-business owners interested in using computer technology to improve and expand business operations and management. The program is sponsored by the Small Business Resource Center, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, the city Office of Economic Development, Hawai'i Small Business Development Center Network, Hawai'i Women's Business Center, and SCORE. The program is open to clients of the center who have attended an orientation, offered 9 a.m. Tuesdays or 2 p.m. Thursdays at 1041-A Nu'uanu Ave. Workshops and free counseling are also offered. Appointments: 522-8130.


• Free information on careers in the information technology field i including the certification programs and their demand in the marketplace i will be offered at a "Technology Career Night," 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Hawai'i, Ala Moana Pacific Center, 1585 Kapi'olani Blvd. Information: 947-4474, or www.nhofhawaii.com.


• Allen Doane, president and chief executive officer for Alexander & Baldwin, and Michael Sklarz, local economist and chief valuation officer of Fidelity National Information Solutions, will be among participants in a discussion on "rebuilding hawai'i's Economy: Attracting Real Estate Investors." The seminar, sponsored by the Urban Land Institute Hawai'i District Council, is 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hawai'i Convention Center. The luncheon speaker will be Stephen Blank, institute senior resident fellow, who will discuss "National Trends in Real Estate Investment and Project Financing."

Two successive panel discussions will follow:

  • "PROPERTY VALUES IN HAWAI'I: How Much Longer Will Trends Be Sustained?" featuring Sklarz, speaking on residential trends; Joe Haas, managing director of CB Richard Ellis Hawai'i, speaking on commercial trends; and Roger Harris, vice president for planning of Pauoa Beach, a residential property at the Mauna Lani Resort, speaking on Neighbor Island trends.
  • "Investing in Real Estate in Hawai'i": with Jeff Kott, managing director, Bristol Group; Tony Thompson, chairman and chief executive officer, Triple Net Properties; Doane; and Stephen Metter, principal, MW Group Ltd.

Fees; open to nonmembers. Call: 291-0727. Web: Hawaii.uli.org.

• "STARTING A BUSINESS IN HAWAI'I" is the focus of a workshop, 9:30 a.m. to noon, presented by the Hawai'i Small Business Development Center Network. The meeting will be held at their offices in Suite A of the Chinatown Gateway Plaza, 1041 Nu'uanu Ave. Register in advance: 522-8131, #221.


• A "HAWAI'I STOCK MARKET SIMULATION," a statewide competition in which adults and student teams "invest" a fictitious $100,000 over a 10-week period — "buying" and "selling" online to compete against other adults and school teams — will be held by the Hawai'i Council on Economic Education," Feb. 17 to April 25. Adult fee (partially tax-deductible); students free as part of a teacher-led team). Information: 956-7009 or www.hawaiisms.com.

• A free workshop on MORTGAGE REFINANCING, sponsored by The Financial Authority, will be offered on several dates at offices of Raymond James Financial Services, Suite 6E at 1221 Kapi'olani Blvd.: 7 to 8 p.m., Feb. 27; 7 p.m. Wednesday; noon, March 12; and 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 22 and March 1. Register: 591-9088.

• A three-week class specifically for the individual investor has been scheduled, sponsored by Edward Jones financial firm: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26, at Windward Community College. Register: 247-2072.

• Other classes, workshops and seminars sponsored by the various Edward Jones offices include those on long-term care (98-1247 Ka'ahumanu St. and Manoa Marketplace offices); on individual investing (320 Ward Ave.); and on retirement planning (offices in Keolu Shopping Center, 1360 S. Beretania, 320 Ward Ave., Kane'ohe, and 1001 Bishop St.)

Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column each Monday. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance. By fax: 525-6763. By mail: Coming Events, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. By e-mail: business@honoluluadvertiser.com.