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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 6, 2006

Trade Winds

Advertiser Staff

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  • Castle & Cooke Resorts, the resort community development division of Castle & Cooke Inc., has named MICHAEL D. SCHOCHET vice president and owners' representative. He will oversee day-to-day operations of residential services, commercial lease coordination and relations with Lana'i homeowners.

  • Attorney SARA BUEHLER, has been named the first executive director of The Women's Fund of Hawai'i, a grant-making foundation dedicated to funding nonprofit organizations that help "vulnerable" women and girls become safe, financially secure and empowered. She will be responsible for overall management, including financial; fundraising and community relations; database management; public relations and marketing.

  • HTH Corp. has promoted ROBERT "MICK" MINICOLA to regional vice president of operations, overseeing daily operations of HTH's three properties: Pacific Beach Hotel, Pagoda Hotel and King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. He had served as regional general manager of HTH since 2003.

  • CRAIG ASHIHARA has been hired by The Gas Co. as their Kona, Big Island-based account executive. In addition to overseeing commercial and residential sales for the area, and coordinating new customer installations, Ashihara will also provide customers with technical support and information on propane applications.

  • ERNEST SHIMIZU and MARK HIGA have been promoted to senior associate at Architects Hawai'i Ltd., and BRIAN TAKAHASHI and GARRET HORIMOTO have been promoted to associate. Shimizu joined AHL in 1980 as a junior draftsman, while Takahashi joined the company in 2004. Higa and Horimoto, who will be working on the revival of the historic Coco Palms project on Kaua'i, joined the company in 2000 and 2001, respectively.

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