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KIA Invitational Golf Tournmanet

It’s time to sign up for a three-man team at the KIA Invitational Golf Tournament set for Wednesday, June 27th at the Pearl Country Club. Lunch will be provided from 11am, with a Stableford shot-gun start at 12noon. Dinner and awards will follow the tournament. The beneficiary of this year’s golf tournament is KIA member, the Children’s Discovery Center. Mahalo goes to:

KIA Networking Event

The first networking event for KIA did not have a lot of participants; however, those who attended learned a lot, interacted with other members, and believed that it was well worth their time to attend. Just to give everyone a little insight of the event, please see a short summary of everyone's participation:

Obun Hawaii does commercial printing but much more; i.e. offset print, digital print, direct mail, bindery, and fulfillment services, which includes warehouse services from "pick and pack" to storing/inventory, shipping, mailing and will call.

A longtime KIA member, Chaney Brooks (now known as Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks), is the 2nd largest real estate company in the world, located in every country. For Hawaii, Chaney Brooks has been in commercial real estate since 1960, providing brokerage, investment property, management for individuals, multi-family, companies with capital investments in the Kakaako area.

On the corner of Ward and Queen Streets you will find American Savings Bank who has all your banking products and services from business loans, home equity, mortgage loans, deposit accounts, etc. There is a promotion for businesses until July 31st, with cash back and/or savings up to $500. ASB will also host a free SBA (Small Business Administration) Resource Day on Wednesday, June 27th from 9am to 2pm to help naviage and explain SBA programs and resources available to businesses. Advanced registration is required by either calling Laura Woods at  526-2175 or email lwoods@asbhawaii.com.

LegalShield is for individuals, families and employees who want to have an attorney on hand whenever needed, as well as the comfort of knowing that you have ID theft coverage. Peterson Rosario, who is also on the KIA Board, is the KIA webmaster, and works on the monthly newsletters, also does video and photography. Most recently, he has the capability of creating 3D selfies, bust or full body.

Working to make life easier with decluttering, Senior Move Managers/Declutter Hawaii has assisted many families moving to assisted living facilities, their children's home, or just decluttering to stay in place. They can help pack, move and unpack. Families are surprised at the things that are found (jewelry, money, gold bars, documentation, etc.) and are much appreciated. They can also do presentations to help downsize, declutter or move.

Diamond Parking is the oldest privately-owned parking company in the world. They have been in Hawaii since 1970, and own some property in Hawaii and the Mainland. Besides parking lots, they do valet, monitoring, and managing, with some right in Kakaako.

Hui Car Share is partnership between Servco Pacific and Toyota Connected, and represents the global pilot in shared mobility for Toyota. The platform will be released to the public this summer. A presentation was made at the August KIA General Membership Meeting. The service is fully app based, where users can reserve, unlock, and use the vehicles, all without a physical key. The initial fleet will include Prius, Prius Prime, Camry XSE, and Lexus RX vehicles. Pricing includes insurance, gas, taxes, roadside assistance, and call center, and starts at $9.95 per hour or $79.95 a day.

Down to Earth is OPEN on the corner of Keawe and Pohukaia. They are excited to be in Kakaako, offering organic and natural foods. Stop by and check them out. Parking is available on the street and at Keahou Lane.

As the KIA Executive Director since 2001, Sherry A. Goya, LLC has had her consulting company since 1993. She works with individuals and small companies with marketing, bulk mail, websites, special events, etc. as well as three other associations where she offers the same services as KIA.

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7th Annual Kakaako Community Cleanup

In honor of Earth Day, the 7th Annual Kaka'ako Community Cleanup was held on Saturday, April 21st from 8 to 11am. Cleaning and painting of the playground and equipment, removal of graffiti, general cleanup of the park was completed. Volunteers also assisted in cleaning up various streets in Kaka’ako from Mother Waldron Park to South Street at Waterfront Plaza. This portion of the cleanup included removal of trash, removal of weeds, removal of surface debris in gutters and marking of storm drains. There were 100+ volunteers who helped collect over 82 bags of trash and bulky items.

Annual supporters were humbled by the acts of kindness by the community but have to give special thanks to: Kakaako Improvement Association, The Shidler Group, Building Owners and Managers Association Hawaii (BOMA), The Howard Hughes Corporation, Interstate Restoration, Redmont Real Estate Group, World Wide Window Cleaning, Hawaii Building Maintenance, Life360 and Totally Against Graffiti (T.A.G.), whose support allows us to host this event every year.

A big Mahalo from KIA’s past-president and coordinator of the event, Steve Sullivan, goes out to everyone who donated their time, supplies and refreshments for another successful event. He also said that this event would not be possible without Ronald Lockwood, Joshua Fiqueira, Tom Heinrich, Warren Lilo, Phillip Hasha, Raymond Gould, Davie Felipe, Sandra Bollozos-Fraticelli, Carlie Woodward-Dela Cruz, David Heard, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam and Bobbie Lau.

Mother’s Day Encore Brunch

Sunday, 13 May 2018  |  ~45 Adults  ~20 Kids 5-12yrs old

Reserve Seating: 9:30a to 1:30p last seating

We invite you, Mom and your family to celebrate Mother's Day with us at the newly reimagined Stage Restaurant. Enjoy Executive Chef Ron de Guzman and Pastry Chef Cainan Sabey new refreshed menu showcasing fresh local seafood, livestock and produce. See our Mother's Day Encore Brunch menu. Call 808-237-5429 to reserve your seats today.

Stage Restaurant

2nd Floor | Honolulu Design Center

1250 Kapiolani Blvd.

Enter validated covered parking on Piikoi Street