Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2007
With one of the lowest unemployment rates nationwide adding new wrinkles to the field of human resources, the HAWAI'I SOCIETY OF CORPORATE PLANNERS has scheduled a discussion of current issues in the field Thursday in Waikiki. Speaking will be a panel of human resource experts including executive recruiter Shannon Maresca, of Maresca & Associates; corporate HR executive Karen T. Honma, director of human resources with Halekulani hotel; and employment/labor attorney Tamara Girard, who practices employment and labor law with Torkildson, Katz, Fonseca, Moore & Hetherington. A question-and-answer period will follow. The luncheon meeting is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. sign-in to 1:30 p.m. in the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki's Mauna Kea Ballroom. Fee; guests welcome. Late registration fee after today. Information: 537-2356. Registration: www.hscp.org.
Patt Steiner, an experienced business adviser and executive director of the Hawai'i Women's Business Center, will share her knowledge and experience on how to run a successful business at a series of "LET'S TALK STORY" sessions sponsored by the center. The brown-bag luncheon series are next scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Feb. 23 at 1041 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite A. No charge for first session. Advanced registration required: 526-1001.
A breakfast forum, "Is Free Trade Good For Us?" sponsored in part by the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, will be held from 7:30-8:45 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Ala Moana Hotel, Carnation Room. Fee. Reservations/information: Tandy, 944-7784.
The Hawai'i Science and Technology Council has scheduled a "Report to Members/Stakeholders and Plugged-In Networking Mixer" to update members on, among other topics, legislative matters, the group's 2007 work plan and events, and membership benefits. The event — 4-5 p.m. report to members, and 5-6:30 p.m. no-host bar networking — will be at The Plaza Club, at Pioneer Plaza. Fee; nonmembers welcome. Reservations: 536-4670.
Free workshops on retirement income, including various types of retirement assets, ways to increase guaranteed lifetime retirement income and ways to reduce retirement taxes, will be offered by Financial Management Services as part of the continuing adult education programs. Dates and times: Moanalua High School: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 22. Registration: 837-8455. Kaimuki High School: 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 21 and 28. Registration: 733-8460.
Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column each Monday. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance: Business Events, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; fax to 525-6763; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (For e-mailed releases, please include information in the body of the message, not in an attachment.)