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Vog was thick as it obscured the Honolulu skyline and Diamond Head as seen from Punchbowl.  PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA.  JAN. 14, 2015.
    PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA ON JAN. 14,
    20150114-3980 WDA VOG Vog was thick as it obscured the Honolulu skyline and Diamond Head as seen from Punchbowl. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. JAN. 14, 2015.

AUG. 6

Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu: Speaker Brandi Higa, the newest sports reporter for KITV, will discuss life in front of the camera as well as local sports activities and issues. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Oahu Country Club. Call Ed Kemper at 225-2965 or email edracers@aol.com.

Waterfront Plaza Toastmasters: Learn to become a better speaker and presenter; develop your leadership skills; communicate with confidence; and listen effectively. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Waterfront Plaza Conference Room, Building 5. Call Jessica at 544-1296 or 545-1121.

AUG. 11

Annual Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture and Luncheon: Featuring Marty Mitchell, a partner and chief marketing officer at Bodden Partners in New York. 11:15 a.m. registration; 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. lunch and lecture at Hilton Hawaiian Village, South Pacific Ballroom. Cost: $35 general public, $25 UH faculty, staff, students. RSVP at pami.shidler.hawaii.edu/paul-chung

AUG. 12

Business Assessment and Goal Setting: SCORE hosts a workshop on planning for growth and the components of business growth, 9 a.m. to noon at Small Business Administration Training Room, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306. Call 547-2700.

AUG. 13

Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu: Stuart Scott of the International Ecology Safety Collaboration Organization will talk about the organization’s activities. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Oahu Country Club. Call Ed Kemper at 225-2965 or email edracers@aol.com.

AUG. 18

American Logistics Association Hawaii Expo and Advanced Marketing Class: Opportunity to sell products to Defense Commissary Agency and combined military exchanges, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hawaii Prince Hotel. Cost for a booth: $595, includes an advanced marketing class. Call Hayley Matson-Mathes at 941-9088 or 255-4426.

AUG. 25

Managing Your Human Resources: SCORE hosts a workshop on effective delegation, time management, hiring practices and different types of employees, 9 a.m. to noon at SBA Training Room, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., 1-306. Call 547-2700. 

COMING UP

>> Monday: Commerce Department releases durable goods for June. Bank of Hawaii Corp. and Restaurant Brands International Inc. report quarterly financial results before the market opens.

>> Tuesday: Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for May. The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for July. Hawaiian Airlines parent Hawaiian Holdings Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

>> Wednesday: National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for June.

>> Thursday: Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates. American Savings Bank reports quarterly financial results.

>> Friday: Labor Department releases the second-quarter employment cost index.

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