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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Chamber honors Isle institutions

Advertiser Staff


The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii honored nine local institutions for their success and longevity in the state during a ceremony yesterday at the organization's 155th annual membership luncheon.

Special honors went to Love's Bakery and Castle & Cooke. Others recognized were Punahou School, Saint Louis School, The Pacific Club, The Honolulu Advertiser, Carlsmith Ball LLP, First Hawaiian Bank and The Queen's Health Systems. Each of the businesses was established between 1841 and 1859.

Advertiser Publisher and President Mike Fisch also received the President's Award for his leadership as a Chamber of Commerce director.


A federal administrative law judge yesterday heard an unfair labor practices complaint against Turtle Bay Resort filed by the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of resort workers.

The complaint consolidates 16 unfair labor practice cases alleging, among other things, that Turtle Bay management suspended and terminated employees for union activity, according to Local 5 of the hotel and restaurant union, UNITE-HERE.

About 340 unionized employees at the Turtle Bay Resort have been working without a contract since the last agreement expired March 1, 2002.


The Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, a nonprofit organization that helps first-time home-buyers, is preparing to celebrate the 100th home purchase by a graduate of the program.

Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona and Federal Reserve Board member Edward Gramlich will present house keys to the graduate at a ceremony scheduled for July 26 at the Pacific Club.

Gramlich also will welcome the center as a member of the congressionally chartered NeighborhoodWorks America program, a national nonprofit organization created in 1978 to provide financial support, technical assistance and training for community-based revitalization efforts.