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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

The second KIA General Membership Meeting for 2013 will be held Wednesday, August 7th starting at 11:30am in the Kakaako Conference Room at Ward Warehouse. Mayor Kirk Caldwell will be a guest speaker, along with a Daniel Grabauskas from HART, and project updates will be presented by Kamehameha School and the Howard Hughes Corporation. An RSVP form will be sent out in July.

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Are you opening a new location? Got a fundraiser you’d like to promote? If you do and would like to share it through our monthly newsletter, please contact  Sherry Goya for more information.

Only KIA members who have paid their 2013 membership dues will be included in the KIA 2013-2015 Membership Directory.  Email notices have been send over the past couple months to companies needing to be renewed.  Those who are no longer in Kakaako or wish not to renew will be removed from the directory and the KIA website.  Dues need to be paid by June 30th.

Advertising costs for the upcoming KIA directory has not changed since the last publication.  Only KIA members are allowed to place an ad.  There are only three size - full page ($500), half page ($300) and quarter page ($200).  Attached is the Advertising Form & Contract for interested companies.  Deadline is Friday, June 21st; however, if the form is emailed or faxed by then, ad can be emailed by June 28th. There will be 1,500 copies distributed to KIA members, potential members, as well as residents or businesses in Kakaako.  Feel free to contact Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director, at 722-8487.

2013-15 KIA Membership Directory

The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project is ready for viewing. This draft for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project is a limited-scope document that evaluates the prudence and feasibility of the Beretania Street Tunnel Alternative and reconsiders the no use determination for Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park. The FTA is the lead federal agency, and HART is the project sponsor for the Honolulu Rail Transit.

Any comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS/r(f) (click here to view Draft EIS online) must be received or postmarked by Monday, July 22, 2013. Comments can also be submitted through the Project’s website at A Public Hearing to provide all interested persons an opportunity to present comments concerning this document will be held Tuesday, July 9th at 4:00pm. The Hearing will take place at the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites, 777 Ward Avenue.

Message from HART

Not only is Ina Chang of Aloha Data Services one of the finalists in Pacific Edge Magazine’s Young Professional of the Year award, she is one of Pacific Business News’ 15th annual “Forty Under 40” recipients.

A great lunch was had at The Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center earlier this month. But, next time there is an opportunity to have a delicious lunch salad, you must try the Pan Seared Bubu-Arare Crusted King Salmon Salad. The description is: Hirabara Baby Lettuce, Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Red Radish, Japanese Cucumbers, Red Onion, Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette.

Nearly 80% of the physicians identified as Hawai`i’s “Best Doctors” for 2013 are alumni, faculty (or both) of the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The annual “Best Doctors” list is determined by the doctors themselves, through a survey in which physicians are asked, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” The Boston-based medical consulting company “Best Doctors, Inc.” compiles the annual list of “America’s Best Doctors”. Hawai`i’s list is published by Honolulu Magazine in its June 2013 issue.

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