Posted on: Monday, November 13, 2006
Kimo Steinwascher, vice-president leasing and development with major Kailua landowner Kane'ohe Ranch, will update members of the KAILUA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on the ranch's future plans for the town. The chamber meets 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mid-Pacific Country Club. Also to be announced will be winners of the 2006 Kailua Chamber of Commerce Awards, including business recognitions for exemplary service, storefront display, a business "Kailua Town" Beautification Award, and New Business of the Year. Reservations: Anna Lui, 261-3334.
Current family caregivers will not be charged to attend a set of elder law/long-term-care workshops Saturday, planned by the University of Hawai'i's Elder Law Program. The first, "Deciding 'What If?' — Elder Law Questions and Basic Estate Planning," will be from 9-10:30 a.m., at the Franciscan Adult Day Center, 2715 Pamoa Road, Manoa. Law students from the program will be on hand to outline how to plan for incapacity — yours or a loved one — from a legal standpoint, including preparing the necessary documents: power of attorney, wills, trusts and advance directives. The second, "How to Pay for Long-Term Care," will run from 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the center: Such concepts as reverse mortgages, annuities, long-term care and other insurance — the "financial toolbox" of long-term-care planning — will be discussed, including ways to protect against unwise counsel, unforeseen pitfalls and financial exploitation. The classes are part of the Family Caregiver Training Program, presented by the center, and coordinated by Eldercare Hawai'i. Donations requested of non-family caregivers. Register: 988-6300.
"TURNING NOTHING INTO NEWS" — public relations "tricks" to earn even the mundane "big news" media coverage — will be the focus of Wednesday's meeting of the Public Relations Society of America's local chapter. Speaking will be Jane Dvorak, who will outline her "thematic marketing" approach she's used for increasing media interest in industries from healthcare and the environment to nonprofit and small businesses. The meeting is scheduled 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza. Fee; non-member/student rates available. Register: Candice Kraughto, 551-8533.
The benefits of — and lessons learned — of businesses that have switched to the Internet for everyday phone service will be explored at a meeting Wednesday of the HAWAII TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION. Speaking on "Enterprise Benefits of VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)" will be consulting system engineer, Troy Nakagawa, who will describe case studies of actual VoIP implementation. The HTCA meeting is scheduled 11:30 a.m. (registration) to 1 p.m. at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom. Fee; nonmembers welcome. Reservations deadline, 10 a.m. today: 441-8514.
Beadie Kanahele Dawson, attorney, business executive, community leader and Hawaiian activist, will discuss "Native Hawaiians: Leaders, Followers and Takers" at the luncheon this week of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce. Dawson, a former state deputy attorney general, is chief executive officer and general counsel of The Dawson Group Inc. The meeting is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. registration; noon lunch, at a downtown location. Fee; guests/public welcome. Information/location: Pauline Worsham, 951-5373.
How to sell on eBay — writing better sales pitches, setting enticing prices, even setting up PayPal accounts — will be among the topics of a workshop, "HOW TO SELL ON EBAY THE RIGHT WAY," sponsored by the Hawai'i Women's Business Center. The training session is scheduled 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the Small Business Resource Center, 1041 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite A. Fee. Register: 526-1001.
Fixing conflicts in the workplace will be the focus of a speech to the statewide conference Friday of the NETWORK OF VOLUNTEER LEADERS. Speaking will be Marina A. Piscolish, principal partner of MAPping Change LLC, and a graduate faculty member at Antioch University's McGregor School conflict resolution program. The conference is scheduled 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at The Plaza Best Western Hotel near the airport. Fee; nonmembers welcome. Reservations deadline: Wednesday. Steve Kooiman, 754-4143.
"FROM CHAOS TO CLARITY: THE ASIAN ART OF SELF-MASTERY," in which time-tested martial arts and mediation methods are adapted to the working environment and business world, will be offered by the Hawai'i Women's Business Center Saturday. The program will be presented by Sunny Massad, director of programs for the Hawai'i Wellness Institute, who has taught at Kapi'olani Community College and created programs for the U.S. Air Force, East-West Center, Kapi'olani Women's Center, Chaminade University and other organizations nationwide. The program is scheduled 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at 1041 Nu'uanu Ave. Register: 526-1001. (Also scheduled this week by the HWBC are workshops on Community Express Loans, business cash flow, and a business plan (once-over) study group.)
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