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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 19, 2008

BUSINESS BRIEFS
Entrepreneurship course offered

Advertiser Staff

Kapi'olani Community College and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Native Hawaiian Revolving Fund will offer a 51-hour course in entrepreneurship this spring.

The class, which is designed for people who want to start a business, turn a hobby into a money-making venture, or get their business plan ready to present to a loan officer, will be offered during the evenings.

Topics covered include business planning and goal setting; marketing, advertising and promotion; introduction to Excel; and regulatory, tax, personnel and legal concerns.

The course will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning March 11. A preview class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 6.

For more information, call 734-9153.


VINTAGE AUTOS FETCH $5 MILLION

Nearly 200 vintage and rare automobiles were sold at the recent Kruse Hawaii Collector Car Auction, with total bids topping the $5 million mark, organizers said.

The auction, held Feb. 8 and 9 at the Hawai'i Convention Center, attracted bidders from the Mainland and as far away as Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Among the cars sold were a 1941 Willys Americar street rod, $75,600; a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback, $70,200; a 1953 Buick Super Convertible, $51,840; a 2006 Ford Mustang/Shelby GT-H, $49,680; a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $42,120; a 1937 Ford street rod convertible, $37,800; and a 1963 Plymouth Belvedere Chop Top, $36,180.


CASTLE GROUP READIES PRESENTATION

Castle Group Inc., the Honolulu-based owner of Castle Resorts and Hotels, said it will make a presentation at the upcoming National Investment Bankers Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, Calif.

The company said Chief Financial Officer Howard Mendelsohn will make the presentation at this week's conference, which is designed to expose emerging growth companies to investment bankers and other financial professionals.


INOUYE TO SPEAK AT CHAMBER LUNCH

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye is scheduled to address the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce today at noon at a luncheon in the chamber's Manoa Grand Ballroom.

Inouye will speak on "issues relating to United States Hawai'i Japan relations, and other national issues," according to the chamber.

Registration fee is $30 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, call 949-5531 or visit www.honolulujapanesechamber.org.


CHECKING ACCOUNT OPTION AVAILABLE

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union has launched its KalaRewards checking account that offers members yields of up to 5 percent.

Founded in 1936 by city employees, Aloha Pacific FCU (formerly Honolulu City & County Employees Federal Credit Union) is the third-largest credit union in Hawai'i, with more than $415 million in assets. Membership is open to employees of the city and county, members of the Hawai'i Government Employees Association and other select employee groups and their immediate family members.

There is no minimum balance or monthly fees, according to the credit union. An account can be opened with a $100 deposit into a savings account.