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Business Briefs

For Thursday, July 15, 2010

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

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Hawaiian discounts West Coast fares

Hawaiian Airlines' "Endless Summer" promotion announced yesterday offers discounted round-trip fares ranging from $308 to $438 between Hawaii and destinations in the western U.S.

Most of the fares are good for travel from Aug. 3 through Nov. 18, except for the nonstop Maui-Las Vegas flight with the fare available from Oct. 3 through Nov. 18. Fares must be bought online at www.hawaiianairlines.com by July 31. The fares are subject to availability and do not include taxes and fees.

The fares and flights include: $308, Maui-Portland and Maui-Seattle; $318, Honolulu-Seattle and Honolulu-Portland; $338, Honolulu-Phoenix; $348, Honolulu-Oakland, Honolulu-San Jose, Honolulu-San Francisco; $368, Honolulu-Los Angeles; $398, Honolulu-Las Vegas; $408, Honolulu-Sacramento; $428, Honolulu-San Diego; and $438, Maui-Las Vegas.

Brewbaker to teach college economics

Paul Brewbaker, principal of TZ Economics and chairman of the state Council on Revenues, will teach economics at Windward Community College this fall.

It will be the first time for Brewbaker to teach at that college, said WCC's Bonnie Beatson.

"He is so respected in the field, and we think this economics class, ECON 130, will appeal to a broad audience," she added.

 

CommPac, Maui firm team up

Communications Pacific in Honolulu has formed a partnership with the Maui-based Gilbert & Associates.

The partnership brings together Communications Pacific's expertise in public relations and resolving community problems with the advertising and marketing strengths of Gilbert & Associates, the two companies said in a news release.

"There are so many ways our two companies fit and complement one an other," said Kitty Lagareta, CommPac chairwoman and chief executive officer.

Larry Gilbert, founder and president of Gilbert & Associates, added, "This is a significantly positive evolution for our company and our clients."

 

Agency proposes drop-side crib ban

WASHINGTON » The government took a big step yesterday toward eliminating from stores, hotels and daycare centers any crib with a side rail that can be raised and lowered - so-called drop-side cribs.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission proposed new rules that would ban the manufacture, sale and resale of drop-side cribs.

The new crib standard, likely to take effect next year, also would outlaw drop-sides at motels, hotels and child care facilities.

The push to ban drop-sides came as the commission announced the recall of 82,000 cribs from popular retailer Pottery Barn Kids. The commission said the cribs could pose a suffocation or entrapment risk to young children. The recall involves all Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs regardless of model number.

For more information, go to the CPSC website, www.cpsc.gov, or to Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, www.jpma.org.

ON THE MOVE

St. Francis Healthcare System has rehired Patty Martin as director of volunteer programs. She has more than 30 years' experience in human resources for a number of organizations, including vice president of human resources for Hoana Medical, senior vice president and director of human resources for Central Pacific Bank, director of human resources for Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, and human resources administrator for Straub Clinic & Hospital.

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Hawaii Human Resources has hired Dana Haglund to join its client relations team. She has seven years' experience as a licensed insurance professional in Hawaii and on the mainland.

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RevoluSun has hired Scott Saville as project developer. He was previously a founding partner of Tre3ees, a company that helps other businesses reduce their environmental impact.

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Prudential Locations has hired Karyl Fujii as an experienced real estate agent. Her experience includes producer and president's circle Realtor at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties and real estate and hospitality consultant for KPMG.






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