OHA settlement to be discussed
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Administrator Clyde Namu'o will present an overview of the recently negotiated Public Lands Trust Settlement at the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce's luncheon meeting Feb. 21.
OHA's land management director, Jonathan Schurer, also will be able to answer questions about the lands being conveyed as part of the settlement, which requires legislative approval.
Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and the program starting at noon. Cost for members is $20 and $25 for nonmembers.
The location is 1451 Queen Emma St. For more information call Pauline Worsham at 951.5373 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the event and the NHCC, visit www.nativehawaiian.cc.
SEE'S RECALLING CHOCOLATE CHIPS
See's Candies Inc. is recalling 16-ounce bags of its semi-sweet chocolate chips because the product may produce serious or life-threatening allergic reactions in people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk.
The product was sold in See's shops here and in 10 other states. See's said the product was sold in a black and white flexible bag with the See's logo. The recall applies to all code dates (30757, 31327, 32067, 33157 and 23397).
See's said the product may contain traces of milk that are not noted on the bags.
STI MEDICAL MEETING INVESTORS
STI Medical Systems, a Honolulu-based company, will be among the firms presenting information for investors at a conference to be held in Paris in April.
STI is developing technology for detecting, diagnosing and treating cancer. It will be one of the medical device companies presenting at "Investment in Innovation (In3) Europe."
The April 29 to 30 conference will showcase promising firms that are interested in raising funding or forming strategic partnerships.
'LION KING' CUTS RED LION'S LOSS
Red Lion Hotels Corp. reported a lower quarterly net loss, noting the company's entertainment revenue increased because of a successful run of "The Lion King" in Honolulu.
The company said its fourth-quarter net loss narrowed to $1.1 million, or 6 cents a share, from $1.41 million, or 7 cents, a year earlier.
The lodging and entertainment company said entertainment revenue rose to $5.8 million from $3.4 million a year earlier, helped by the 12-week presentation of Walt Disney's "The Lion King" in Hawai'i.
The show opened Sept. 16 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and included 51 performances.
MOBILE DENTAL SERVICE GETS GRANT
The Hawaii Medical Service Association is providing a $100,000 emergency grant to a mobile dental services-on-wheels program that provides dental services in West Hawai'i on the Big Island.
The funding will allow the Mobile Care Health Project to continue operation despite a loss of state funding, HMSA said. It noted the van is the only option for dental care for many people without dental insurance in West Hawai'i.
The Mobile Care Health Project is a partnership between the Roman Catholic Church of Hawaii's Office for Social Ministry and St. Francis Community Health Services.